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Annapolis dining: Maggiano's Little Italy set to open, new bistro from Severn Inn team

An outlet of Maggiano's Little Italy will open in the Westfield Annapolis mall on Oct. 14. This is the first Maryland location, and the 45th overall, for the traditional Italian restaurant concept, whose Italian menu includes pastas, salads, steaks and seafood. Maggiano's restaurants serve lunch and dinner and offer both delivery and carryout service.

On the morning of Oct. 14, Maggiano's executives will preside at a grand-opening and "pasta cutting" at the new restaurant, which is located between Macy's and Cafe Rio at the mall. The new restaurant will add 165 jobs to the Annapolis economy, according to information provided by Maggiano's.

Maggiano's Little Italy is owned and operated by Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc., which also owns and operates the Chili's Grill and Bar chain.

The Annapolis Maggiano's is at 2100 Annapolis Mall. For more information call 410-266-3584 or go to

Elsewhere in and around Annapolis:

The Annapolis Market House has officially reopened after extensive renovations. New tenants, some of which are already open, include Amsterdam Falafelshop, Annapolis Organic Market, Carl's Corned Beef Company & Delicatessen, Firenzes Gelateria and Cafe, Good Life Smoothie Bar, Hard Bean Cafe, Midship Fresh Bar and Yellowfin Seafood-Sushi-Oyster Bar. (25 Market Space, Annapolis, 410-216-9001,

The owners of the Severn Inn have opened Libations Bistro in Millersville. The 9,000 square-foot restaurant at the Severna Park Gateway opened for business on Tuesday. The chef and general manager is Phillip Sokolowski, who was executive chef at the Severn Inn from 2006 to 2013. (8541 Veterans Highway, 410-987-9800).

Chick's & Ruth's Delly is now offering fresh-baked doughnuts, using a 60-year-old recipe that owner Ted Levitt acquired from a retired baker. (165 Main St., Annapolis, 410-269-6737,

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