It’s 5:43 pm, and you’re starving. You got off of work, you even hit the gym (good for you), but you needed food approximately 12 minutes ago. Since it’s already nearly 6:00, there’s no way you’re going to cook. Preparing a meal — let alone taking a trip to the store and buying ingredients — is going to take way too long. And can you imagine cleaning up everything afterwards? Yikes.

No, the answer is quite simple: tonight’s the night to order in. In Alexandria, the options are practically endless, which is both a blessing and a curse. Do you want pizza delivery? Or are you craving pasta. Is this going to be a one-nighter type of meal, or are you in search of leftovers? And should you go with something familiar, or order something that’s completely out of the norm?

We get it, this is absolutely a challenge. But our Italian restaurant is here to help you figure out exactly what you’re craving — and what you need to order. Follow our guide, and when you’re ready, place your order with Maggio’s Italiano for pizza delivery, Greek food, pasta, Spanish cuisines, and so much more!

If you’re craving something cheesy…

Our pizza delivery is sure to be your best bet. Imagine the glistening cheese atop a magnificent crust, slathered with sauce, and topped off with your choicest ingredients. We have pizza options for the meat lover, the vegetarian, the non-traditionalist (BBQ chicken, anyone), and everything in between. When you feel the need for cheese in your life, or, should we say, above and beyond the normal and daily cravings for cheese, place your order with our pizza delivery. Your cravings will surely be satisfied in no time.

If you’re craving something salty…

Definitely look into some of our amazing pasta options. For starters, two words sum it all up: garlic bread. Imagine sinking your teeth into that equally gooey and crunchy, blissfully buttery slice of garlic bread, and feeling your sodium levels sighing with relief. But wait! This isn’t even covering the incredible pasta choices! Savory fettuccine alfredo, spaghetti carbonara — what’s not to love? We also offer food delivery for pasta options, and we will take orders until our kitchen closes at 2:00 am! Don’t be salty about missing something salty — just give us a call or place an order online with our Italian restaurant instead!

If you’re craving something healthy…

Maybe that gym workout left you inspired and/or a bit dehydrated, and needing some crunchy water (also known as “lettuce”). We totally get it, and good for you for wanting some vegetables! Maggio’s Italiano offers a number of salad options, which you are welcome to order for pickup, come enjoy at our restaurant, or have us bring to you. The latter food delivery option might be a wise choice, especially if you just experienced that dreaded leg day. Our Mediterranean salad is tossed with our balsamic vinaigrette and tastes simply marvelous, or you could always opt for a more standard Chef Salad or Grilled Chicken Salad. Need extra dressing or prefer your dressing on the side? Just let us know!

If you’re craving something familiar…

Sometimes we get that craving for a food that reminds us of home. We want a taste of our mom’s cooking, or one of those classic pasta dishes that Grandma made every time you came over. The nostalgia is linked with this type of craving, and we can suddenly find ourselves longing for the familiar.

While our Italian restaurant can’t claim to have the same recipes as your family’s classics, we can definitely provide those comfort foods that bring back that sense of familiarity. Off of our Italiano menu, you can find those wonderful standards that withstand the tests of time. Order some fettuccine alfredo, or try our homemade lasagna which may very well make you feel like you’re standing in Grandma’s kitchen once more. Baked ziti is another wonderfully comforting meal, and of course, our spaghetti and baked spaghetti options are always winners.

If you’re craving something different…

That “sandwich for supper” diet you’ve apparently been on recently is going to grow old eventually. Or perhaps, in your state of pure busyness, you’re on Day Six of frozen, microwavable burritos. No matter what the situation might be, it’s great to branch out and switch things up every now and again.

Looking through our food delivery options, we’re confident that Maggio’s Italiano has some new and different foods for you to consider. Try our Pollo a la Brasa, a rotisserie chicken that’s cooked Peruvian style over hot coals, for something new and exciting! Or go with the flavors of Greece which you haven’t had in awhile, such as our gyros or chicken souvlaki. That warm pita bread, topped with tzatziki sauce simply can’t be beat — and if your mouth is currently watering at the thought of some delightful Greek food, we can’t say we blame you.

Thinking about what food to order has made itself known as the eternal question. This is the debate that many a couple fight over, or that many a hungry individual battles with, within their own mind. Maggio’s Italiano offers such a wide variety of incredible food, and we’re more than happy to bring peace and closure to this divisive topic. Refer back to this guide as needed, and remember to contact our Italian restaurant for pizza delivery and so much more!