What Not to Eat at Maggiano’s

At Maggiano’s Little Italy (45 locations), you can order any steak “Contadina style.” That means with “two Italian Sausage links, Crispy Red Vesuvio-Style Potatoes, Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers, Roasted Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Steak Jus, and Garlic Butter,” according to Maggiano’s The Chef’s Table Blog.


“Many guests refer to this as a meal in itself and it is the WOW of all steaks.”

Some meal. The Prime New York Steak Contadina style, for example, packs 2,420 calories. The 1,250-calorie steak alone is like eating five McDonald’s Quarter Pounder beef patties. The 1,170-calorie Contadina-style “garnish” adds another four Quarter Pounder patties, with a cheeseburger on the side.

The “meal” delivers 66 grams of saturated fat (3+ days’ worth of damage) and 5,620 milligrams of sodium. To burn off its calories, you’d have to hit the rowing machine for 7 ½ hours.

WOW is right.

Want to let Maggiano’s know what you think? Here’s the link to its Facebook page.

Maggiano's steak contadina style

3 Replies to “What Not to Eat at Maggiano’s”

  1. The way to get these killer restaurants to stop adding so much salt and fat is for people to give feedback. Food can be good with much less sodium! The sausage could be made with less fat, maybe turkey product, etc. write on Maggianos Facebook page and let them know. Also, they could give the sodium and fat count on their menus so we can make better choices which will,pressure them to do better. Good food does not have to kill!

    Nutrition Action should give links to the offenders in their articles.

    1. From the Nutrition Action Healthletter: Great idea! We’ve added a link to Maggiano’s Facebook page to the article.

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