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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
  • Email: southcoastplaza.information@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
  • "Fantastic food, great prices, wonderful atmosphere. Think Chicago, New York. Wish there was one is South Bay!!!! Best happy hour around. Authentic Italian food."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Came here with a date who wanted Iralian when we were in the area. Have eaten at other Maggianos in the past. Busy with large parties but service was prompt. Maybe too prompt. Food cane out fast and it was apparent turning tables was a priority. Food quantity was too much and food quality was mediocre. I place it between Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill as a mass chain food restaurant. Definitely will be out of future consideration."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "always have to order off the menu, but they are very accommodating."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It was a very nice evening with the family celebrating a special birthday. Waitress was very attentive"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Was seated 20 mins after reservation time .. Was told to wait in a line line blood curtailing screams from children waitress nice and Efficient food average atmosphere noisy and annoying .. Didn't get. Booth that I requested ! Wine was good manager was unhelpful but friendly"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "family dinners are always enjoyable at Maggianos. service and food are great!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great for special occassion. We had a party of 10 and the service was great! They kept the food and drinks coming. Will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A little noisy...service was good. Portions are "more than ample". One entree (Chicken) was not tasty. Linguini w/clams excellent. Overall good value."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our server Raku was incredible. When my mom couldn't decide which wine to order, he brought a sample of both. Through the ordering process we never felt rushed. When we mentioned it was my anniversary, he said he'd bring a special dessert for all of us to share. It was exactly what I wanted! The dessert sampler! Our appetizer was yummy, the wine delish, dad loved his crab cakes, hubby loved his baked ziti, mom enjoyed her pasta dish, and I enjoyed the chicken torteloni seasonal special. Service was exceptional, plates were cleared, table was kept clean. I've been here several times before and have always had great food and service, but I felt that night's service was superb!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food and service is always first rate. Dining at Maggiano's has become a family tradition."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "We always enjoy our trips to Maggiano's. The service is friendly and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Maggiano's is a perfect place to eat before going to the Segerstrom. It's so easy to make reservations there via an online system. The staff is very accommodating and nice from the minute you walk in. The food is outstanding from the appetizers to the desserts."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Service was definitely off, but then again, so was the food. I ordered their large Cesar salad, a dish I have ordered more times than I could count at this location. It used to be served with a shaved Parmesan that really added to it, no longer. The lettuce was tasteless, the dressing sparse, which would have been fine if it was more flavourful, and then the shredded cheese instead of their former signature of shaved. The waiter never asked how it was. I had to ask for extra cheese, and I had to ask for balsamic vinegar for the bread. I felt invisible. Truly disappointing."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We ate outside and it was very pleasant. The indoor dinning was very noisy, so we were glad the weather was great to have the option of eating outside."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food and service were awsome, my wife and I had our anniversary and our friend that came with us also had their anniversary on the same date, we picked this place becouse my wife and i have had a good experiance before when we invited other friends, we all enjoyed the food and the service so much we continue to dine here when ever we are able. food, servcie and ambiance are excellent"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our waiter never checked back with us. My husband and I ordered the 2 person meal, and I had to remind the waiter that we got an appetizer and dessert. When I reminded him about dessert he didn't bother to ask the rest of my party if they were interested in ordering dessert. Waiter was rude, so I will not be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We like to reserve a before or after time at Maggiano's whenever we attend a program at the Orange County Performing Arts Center - matinee or evening shows. We also tend to select Maggiano's for family gatherings to celebrate special occasions. Consistnely excellent in all aspects of restaurant service and food quality ... and "Mom's Lasagna" is great as part of the usual special "Marco's Dinner.""
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food, waiter was very funny, friendly good guy~"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I loved the decor of this restaurant. The service was excellent. The food was great!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It's been a couple years since I've last been to Maggiano's. In the past, it was a good experience. However, this time was simply terrible. 1) had to wait over 15 minutes to be seated, even with a reservation, 2) veal was tough, 3) lobster carbonara did not have any egg (should have called it lobster pasta In a cream sauce), 4) service was slow (e.g., dessert took over 20 minutes to come out, server rarely came out to check on the table) Sadly, it was a completely unsatisfying experience and way overpriced."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Maggianos always a good & affordable place to eat!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Large group properly attended. However, set up menus at the table were directed towards have "family style" dining. Our group option was to order off regular menu. The server was accomodating after advising of our time limitations. The food was very good and everyone was pleased."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Maggiano's. We've dined here a few times before, and this time was as fine as ever. My wife took advantage of the buy one dish (eggplant parmesan) to enjoy for dinner and another (lasagna) to take home. I enjoyed the gnocchi and sausage. Each dish was perfect in flavor and temperature. The kitchen and waiter, Eduardo, provided well-paced, unrushed service that got us out of the restaurant in plenty of time for curtain at the nearby South Coast Repertory."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Energetic scene with tasty Italian style food. Lots of good meals to choose from. Suggest sticking to the house specials whether it is dessets, salads or main course. Even the house wine is good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The restaurant is big and friendly. The food and atmosphere are great. My fiancée dumped me over appetizers, so the rest of the evening sucked."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was a pre theatre dinner before going to the performing arts dinner. I made an online reservation that was very easy to do. Our server was wonderful, very personable, and helpful with menu choices. . Each person in our party of 4 picked a different dish. Each dish arrived in a timely manner and was hot and every dish was delicious. This is a restaurant where you can bring the family, enjoy a meal with special friends or have a romantic dinner for 2."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Although many of the dinner items are a pretty penny, this place has an awesome meal for two that couldn't be passed up. For only $40, you get an appetizer and dessert to share, two entrées for dine in, and two entrées to take home. There's no other place like that with a great deal, good food, and quality service. Be sure to make a reservation because they tend to be really busy for such a classy place."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My cousin and I were pleasantly surprised by your restaurant. The Ambiance was beautiful. The server was very attentive and helpful with menu selections. Your food was wonderful. My cousin was visiting from Canada and said this was the best restaurant she has been to in California. She hopes to come back again next year. I will be back again with other family members."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Lucky for me, the special spring menu also included a take home classic pasta dish for tomorrow. I really like the idea of a specialty item doe dine-in and a classic pasta for take home. It encourages me to try something new but still staying frugal. Many times, I don't like to try new things and then my entire meal is not as good as expected. With a free take home pasta, Maggiano's had a second chance. But turns out- I loved the chicken and ham tortellachi - I think that's what is was called."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I love everything about Maggianos, both service and food!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Maybe our waitress was new, but she appeared to just get behind in putting in our orders. Good food as always. Place is a little noisy, but it was crowded."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good restaurant. With a bigger group, they try to push their family menu which ends being more expensive and limits diners selection. The 2 for 1 deal is great however."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My friends walked in and didn't have a reservation. Took a pager and was told it would be an hour and fifteen minutes for a table. I walk in at 6:55 to hear this and get on OpenTable to see reservations. They had one at 7. I made it and walked up to the hostess. We were sat within five minutes. From there it got worse. Stay away!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We have eaten at Maggiano's many times with several other couples. The wait staff is great as is the food. Never left wanting anything. Good value for the money."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The pasta wasn't done well. It was sticky, dry and unappealing. You'd think they could do that well . . . ."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Overpriced for the quality of the food , wine was way high at 14$ glass"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was as well. Fairly priced for the quality. I would recommend to anyone looking for family style restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I attended there for our anniversary and it was great so romantic great service . Food was good maybe my stake and pasta needed a little more favor or salt but it was nothing you can't fix with a little bit of salt. But please make reservation before you go like I did on open table because I saw people with no reservations waiting for an hour and a half"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everyone brags about this restaurant, but we were unimpressed. Very average Italian food, but must say excellent appetizers. Would go again for happy hour, but that's it."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Best night out in forever! Maggianos was delicious. The service was wonderful. Food was so yummy. Every dish was perfect."
    Dined on 3/28/2014