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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
  • "Food was good minus a few hiccups with under cooked steak and burnt bruschetta, service was outstanding our server Shanna (sp?) was great, thank you."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's 65th birthday at Maggiano's. The main reason we decided on this restaurant is because we celebrated our son's 40th last year and was so pleased with the service, the food and how much we were made to feel as if we were in our own home...very comfortable. Our server was so nice to us and loved the grandchildren. We were catered to the whole evening. We have not found this kind of service anywhere else."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great time with a friend. Would come back and visit again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed happy hour until my friend arrived, pleasant staff in both bar & restaurant. Food always good as well."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service was a little slow but that place gets busy. Food is always good at a decent price."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Chicken parmigiana was tender and moist but I could barely hear myself think. Why was that? It was packed to capacity on a Thursday night! Is definitely return, though. Book a reservation. Waits are long if you don't."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had a good experience with good food and good friends. The service was good as well as the drinks. What was especially a nice surprise was when they sent home an extra meal at no extra cost."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A group of friends went to have lunch at Maggiano. We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent. We had a first day working waitress and she did an excellent job. We plan to return."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Meal was very good, wine selection was moderate to good. Reservation wait time was maximum 5 minutes after arrival and the booth I asked for was made available. What made the evening was our waiter Ricardo. He was attentive, understanding this was a business meal, was not intrusive but effecient. I would recommend this restaurant and ask for Ricardo for your waiter."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Everything was delicious service was great and prices are unbeatable"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We were not happy we had to order family style for our group. We asked if we could order from the regular menu and they said they couldn't guarantee it would all be served at the same time. It was way more food than we could eat and ended up being VERY expensive. We would have probably spent half what we did ordering individually and since we were on vacation a lot of food went to waste since we had no place to keep it."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Fabian our waiter and the food was the only good thing.The hostess was not very bright and very rude.The party next to us was so rude and the manager was so concerned for them he never asked if we were ok.Disappointed."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great value if you like to eat alot! The family style is the way to go for dinner! Fantastic service..wish I could remember our servers name,she made us feel comfortable and was very efficient!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Maggiano's has a great menu. I love Marco's Meal, eat one there and take one home. They serve great food and it is a phenomenal value."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was great and having it served family style is the best way to go. No one left hungry! Only issue was how many people they cram into one of the dining rooms. You couldn't get to your chair without having the table next to you get up. The hostess was extremely rude but waitress was great"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had the marco polo deal always filling and 2 pastas to take home. Also it was my wife's birthday so they provided us with lemon cookies, wow those things melt in your mouth so fresh and soft and tasty. Service was great as always very cute/sweet server Julia :)"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Open table reservation went without a hitch, but our dining experience didn't go as well as we hoped - it was a miss. We had to wait 15 mins to get seated when we got there on time for our reservation @6pm. We didn't get our orders taken until about 6:30ish. We got our meals before our drinks. The people who make sure to refill your water were diligent, but our server was lacking. The bigger group tables around us were diligently attended to compared to our table of 3 (our 3 yr old was with us). My husband was served a box to put his leftovers in while the table next to us got theirs boxed by the server. Neglected to bring it back my meal-for-home after messing it up the first time. We will not want to be served by Andre again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This visit proved to be exceptionally-good. Food is almost always above standard fare, but this particular visit, the food was incredibly good! It's true that each chef puts his own flair into it, and this time around, they did a bang-up job. I have yet to have a bad meal here."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Celebrated anniversary. Husband enjoyed. Ordered shrimp scamp chicken parmesan."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've eaten at various Maggiano's around the country for birthday celebrations and always enjoy the excellent food, fantastic service, and great value. We would eat here more often if we only lived closer."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The ambience is superb from the lighting to the background music. It is eclipsed by the quality of the food. Restaurants in Venice and Rome don't compare with the flavorful entrees. And lastly the value is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great value Good food - lots of leftovers Pricy wine"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have been coming here for a long time and everybody is always friendly and the food has always been great. But this time around the waitress wasn't so attentive like others waiters/waitresses who have serve us. To start off, she took about 8 minutes to come and take our drink order. We then had to ask her for bread and a refill for drinks. But overall, the food was great and atmosphere was very nice."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our server Brian was very professional and set up our table of 5 with two plates of dipping sauces and replenished our bread bowl many times. My friend and I had the scallop orrechiette special and it was very good. The only major complaint would be that it seemed to have sat under the heat lamps a bit too long. The sauce seemed dry/glazed on the pasta which was too chewy. The scallops were wonderfully sweet and tender, but I wish there were more than just the 5 small scallops on such a large plate. My daughter had the shrimp scampi and my son had the ziti with meat sauce, which they both enjoyed. The Rigatoni D special was good, but didn't wow me. Kudos to Brian who brought the b-day cookies out without fanfare as requested."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great place to go and hang out. Always food to take home and it's still tastes great the 2nd day. We go a couple times a year so we know to make reservations. Plan ahead, it makes a difference."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner...pre-show Jersey Boys! The waiter was attentive and personable. The food was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Delicious food, wonderful service - Scott was a fun waiter - good size portions."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Reservation was ready when we arrived and we were seated immediately. Service was good however the waiter could barely speak English. Food was excellent as usual and the Bellini's were great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Hi All! Just dined on Saturday, July 12, 2014 before seeing the "Jersey Boys". We love coming here because of their special entrees - eat one at the restaurant and take the other one home. We loved our Server, Amber, and her busboy. Don't know his name, he's Latino - real nice. Definitely will come back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great Italian restaurant! Large menu with " something for everyone". Large pretty dining rooms although a little bit noisy. Outdoor dining is nice. Really great service we had for lunch prior to attending the theater. Really nice, beautiful full bar."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "When we arrived the Hostess was very friendly. We were taken to our table in no time. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive and was easy to talk to. He made our evening very pleasant. The food was excellent! It was cooked to our taste. the flavors were better than expected and most of all, our food was brought on time. The Dessert (Tiramisu) was amazing! This is not the first time we have been here and definitely it won't be our last."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great waiter, thorough answers to our questions, and splendid service!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Party of 6 seated right away. Family style was good and pepper steak and fried zucchini were best. Service was great. Will definitely be going back again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I would highly recommend this restaurant. The service is very good and the food is excellent! It can get pretty loud in the dining room but if you want a little more quiet, I suggest the bar area. They have wonderful seating there."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always a great experience. Friendly staff and excellent food."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Maggiano's honors reservations made with OpenTable. We waited a mere 3 minutes for a table, and they honored our request for a booth in the back. (For those of you who haven't been here before, the booths in the back are slightly elevated, and "people watching," and watching the different dishes come out, is part of the restaurant's charm!) The food is fantastic, and there's lots of high quality choices. But finally, the biggest "shout out," as it were, needs to go to the wait staff. Our waitress was attentive and easygoing; the runner was mindful and conscientious, and the buser was exceptionally well dressed and complimented my wife. FIVE STARS for everyone! I really mean that!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Seated quickly & food was delicious. Will definately return to when in the area! I would not consider this restaurant for a romantic dinner though. Crowded, open area Dining Room was loud. But was perfect for dinner before seeing Jersey Boys across the street at Segerstrom Hall."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "One of my favorite Italian restaurants. Exquisite, romantic, yet casual but fancy at the exact same time. Give this place a 4 1/2 stars!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "This is a good restaurant for theatre patrons who need to have a reservation that is honored; and, provides timely service with a cheerful smile. Try the seafood cannelloni, my favor?"
    Dined on 7/8/2014