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Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza
Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com
  • Phone: (714) 546-9550
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Gilbert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are excited to also offer full-service delivery/catering. Please call our delivery department directly at (714) 546-9555 for complete details. Please note that there is a $125 minimum purchase for this service and a ten mile delivery radius.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please come by to discover our complete restaurant renovation. Our bar and dining areas are bigger and better.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Self parking is available in the mall parking lot. Valet parking is available on weekends.
A word from Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza
Located at the South Coast Plaza in Coast Mesa, across the street from the Performing Arts Center and just minutes away from John Wayne Airport and several hotels, we are the ideal location for your family dinner, social gathering, or client meeting. Our 300 seat dining room is always buzzing with lots of people celebrating their love of good food and good times with family and friends, so reservations are highly recommended. Whether you join us to savor our Little Italy Italian faire from the a la carte menu or choose to enjoy our famous Family-Style Menu, your taste buds will not be disappointed. So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The worst Italian I've had. The appetizers could have been better. The asparagus with prosciutto not tasty, cheese arancini(only tasty dish), veal meatball (just ok), caprese (not enough mozzarrella). The main dishes were unacceptable. The scallops orechiette pasta had scallops that must have been previously frozen and overcooked (they were hard and rubbery like clams) and the pasta needed more sauce. This was the worst chicken picatta I've ever eaten in my life, the chicken breast was overcooked and again the sauce was lacking. The sampler of the desserts did not satisfy either (creme brulee (just ok), tiramisu (just ok), truffle and chocolate cake( too rich), profiteroles(pastry was stale)."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was so-so but great service was great and the portions were huge."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our waiter was personable, knowledgeable about the menu, and just a lot of fun. We had a great time and plan to make this a regular event."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food is always fantastic, as is the service. Although I was disappointed they discontinued my favorite dessert, the chef came out and apologized about it no longer being available and even made the table something special!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Service from greeting at bar- to super attentive and smart on-the-spot waitress - Excellent It's a bummer you can't park your car for the Performing Arts Center - you said they tow you."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Loved our server, the food was yummy, and the price was great! The "buy one classic pasta and take one home" is such a deal! You can't beat it. It was crowded and a bit noisy, but we had a booth so we didn't have to yell. We were served in plenty of time to get to our show at Segerstrom. We didn't bring the kids this time, but they've joined us before and enjoyed the food/restaurant."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The service was great and the place very loud. Good for large groups"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My wife and I made reservations for the first time to eat at Maggiano's. Upon our arrival, the seat we requested was ready. The waiter was very attentive and prompt. We were not sure how much food we would receive so we ordered two side orders of vegetables and salad. We were served warm rolls with olive oil (request Balsamic Vinegar with the oil). The Chicken Parmesan and Chicken Marsala was outstanding. We were surprised at the quantity of food. Each bite was delicious; we could not finish our meal. I was curious what Aoili was and inquired. Our server brought me a sample to take home. Needless-to-say we will be back. Thank you Andre (our server) and Maggiano's for the wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Saw Jersey Boys at Performing Arts center with four friends and then headed over to Maggiano"s. Had requested on Open Table a quiet table along the wall as we are all hearing impaired. When we got seated - table right in the middle. For someone hearing impaired, the noise level inside the restaurant was way over the top. Explained the situation to hostess and she was very understanding and helpful. We were seated out on the patio. It was a gorgeous evening with a slight breeze and there was no blaring music, so we were able to have a delightful conversation. Service was awesome. Food was amazing. Overall perfect experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We usually dine there before going to see a show at the Performing Arts Center and special occasions. The food and service are always good. This time the service was exceptional. Daniel our waiter was the best we have ever experienced there. His dinner suggestions became new favorites and as a bonus he sings! Plus he has a great voice!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The perfect spot to bring a friend or business associate for Italian food. The Lobster Carbonara is one of the best I've ever tasted and the Musroom ravioli is rich and creamy. The crisp Caesar salad is large enough to be split in two and the warm Apple Crostada and melt in your mouth Tiramasu compliment any entree. An ideal place for pre or post theatre dining. Your server will make certain you are in time to make the curtain."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "If you have a party of more than four be prepared to be crammed in to a round table like a sardine! The entire meal you are getting bumped and banged in to and trying to eat or have a conversation is impossible! Then through in the waitress that couldn't care less and you're in for a really unpleasant and expensive meal. When I'm out for a nice meal I don't want to be herded like cattle!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I expected nothing less than we received our favorite place to dine ."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I had the lobster baked tilapia and it was great. I just wanted something besides pasta and I was very happy with my selection. Everyone else in my party of 6 had pasta and they all enjoyed it as you might expect from Maggiano's. Side spinach salad was excellent as well."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "seated quickly, servers greeted promptly. nice place to have dinner, food is pretty good. not sure why wine should start out at $12 a glass here tho."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Hands down this is the best lobster topped tilapia I've eaten in Orange County! Compliments to the chef! Server was attentive and ladies at the bar were so friendly. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food! Big portions. Service was great too! We walked over after a conference at the Westin. I would definitely would come back again!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have been coming to Maggiano's for more than 20 years and we have never had a bad meal. Waru was an outstanding server, even remembering where I sat last time he waited on me! The restaurant was full with graduations and birthdays, but the service was great, the food was great and we had a lovely time celebrating my birthday. I had a birthday discount letter from Maggiano's so the price was very reasonable, too. I will continue to return to this restaurant over and over again throughout the year. You can't go wrong with anything on their menu. or with any one of their servers, but you're luck if you get "Ru"."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We so enjoyed our dinner at Maggiano's on Saturday evening, June 28th. Our server, Amber, was fantastic...she knew the menu so well and had several great suggestions. We have dined at Maggiano's many times but this was by far the best visit. Our favorite thing that we ate was the Steamed Mussels with Fra Diavlo Sauce...so wonderful. Thank you for a great evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I made reservations on line, and received the confirmation once my boss and I arrived I saw my co-workers sitting in the front, When I advised them I had made reservations they said no. The hostess and the other lady who might of been a manager said they didn't have my name, and looked at me like I was lying or something. I did explain to them I even the confirmation, no apologies I wasn't surprised. Olive Garden has more friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Wished for better service. Would ask waiter for stuff but he would service other tables before getting to our question."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed the tasty Food and atmoshere Our Waitress I believe her name was Savannah she was very friendly and kind! FOOD wow Mom's Lasagna Is delicious best part I got to take a prep Meal of my choice Home I Reccomend this place Way better than Okive Garden!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always make a reservation! Even week nights are busy. Once you are seated the service is friendly and attentive. For a quick and delicious meal that is better than I could make at home, the classic dishes are great! The servers never treat you like you're cheap, even though they know they are going to send another meal home with you! Since the entrées are large to begin with, we end up with leftovers of our original order, plus the take home meal that is large enough to share! We appreciate the good value and pleasant attitudes of all the wait staff, plus it is really easy to make the reservation:-)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Maggiano's has some of the best food and service of any restaurant. We enjoy dining here whenever we get a chance."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Maggiano's is simply the best Italian dining anywhere! We always recommend it to any of our friends who haven't experienced their amazing food. We have yet to disappoint anyone by this recommendation."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were 5 women on our way to a musical; we are also all experienced servers. We completely understand the shoes of the server and always exercise patience. Our waitress was pleasant, friendly, and engaging. However, she brought our beverages (including water) after we got our appetizers and forgot one of the wines we ordered. She scolded one of the bus boys in front of us for not bringing the appetizers out all at the same time. The bus boys were wonderful, efficient, and polite. She forgot to order one of our sides. And, to top it all off, she brought our hefty bill before serving the dessert! She was both a novice and dingy. We were seated in a very busy section. Perhaps she needs to practice in a more unobtrusive part of the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Reservation made easily online. When we arrived to Maggiano's the exterior of the building is gorgeous. The property kept very clean and tidy. As you walked into the restaurant, it was a buzz, Friday night. We were sat immediately which kind of surprised me since we were waiting for one more person in our party. Not complaining. Over all, our waiter was very professional and pleasant, the food was excellent! Service just all around great. I will go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great restraurant as long as you are not in a rush. Allow at least an hour and a half for dinner, two hours if you need to get to the theatre on time."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Please offer a fennel free or reduced taste option thanks"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Server was exceptional our dinner selections were from low calorie menu and flavors were awesome! Baked Ziti with sausage and Ricotta and complimentary appetizer, the popular zucchini and ice lemon cookies all yummy! Great anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Despite ending up with a party of 10 and a number of late guests, the table was handled smoothly and in a timely manner. A good number of us stayed after hours, but the service never let up, and the meal and dessert lived up to all expectations. It was a great night, and I have every intention of returning soon. Personally, I would recommend the peppercorn steak and creme brulee, but if you're a light eater or on a budget, I would suggest a pasta dish, which includes a second dish to take home."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Maggiano's has always been the place to go for food that won't disappoint."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I live in San Diego and my best friend in L.A. We meet every two months at Maggianos and love the food, service, and ambience. Today we had Alicia as our server and she was the best server we have ever had. She suggested a new dish on the lighter fare menu that was excellent. She also was very attentive to our needs and made my friend feel very special for her birthday. Thanks Alicia and Maggianos for another wonderful lunch with my BFF."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Order one to eat and one to take home was a great deal! Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "this place is my go to place for great italian food. I always love to dine here I know what to expect and they always deliver. We had the marco polo meal deal $39 for 3 courses and 2 pastas to take home. We had the calamari and it was good very light, not much flour on them and very fresh. I had the sausage with zitti pasta it was fresh and light not too much cheese and a good amount of sausage, and very good portions. We had the creme brûlée it's a great portion size and very yummy with a layer of sugar that's perfectly crusted on top. It's a great bargain with two pastas to take home."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service was outstanding but the food was below the usual excellent standard that I have come to enjoy."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I first heard of Maggianos from my coworkers a few weeks ago. So when the time came to plan a birthday dinner for my boyfriend, I already had a place in mind. As soon as we arrived I noticed it was packed and I was very thankful I made reservations :) Once inside, we were immediately taken back to our table. Our waiter Michael was very helpful and offered suggestions that were spot on! He mentioned the lasagna was his favorite, and now I understand why! Seriously, this lasagna will change your life.... lol. Overall we had a great experience and we can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food and plenty of it. Try the "Street Food" for a taste. Order Family Style to enjoy now (and leftovers later)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a great time and their eclub got us a great discount. Food was wonderful... although it was a little loud because of another big group there who couldn't moderate themselves."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Best experience in an Italian restaurant. The staff was very attentive. Our waiter was great. He made us feel appreciated and although he also had to wait on a big group, we didn't feel ignored. He was on top of everything. The food was excellent as well."
    Dined on 6/21/2014