Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

  • Online Reservations

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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My friends and I visited Maggiano's for my birthday! We loved the food! I am also a big fan off all the space available at this location for large groups. The only complaint I have is that our server spilled on two people in our party. One guest got a splash of Alfredo sauce on their clothes and then at the end of the meal when our check was dropped off, half a glass of prosecco was knocked into a lap."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Maggiano's service and food are the best. Marco's Meal for Two includes salads for each person, two pastas each-one to eat and one for home, and a shared dessert. You can't beat this deal. Not only is it an incredible value, but it is very delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "servce was below averge,but it is a great place for a family dinner..It took a long time for drinks.when it took a long time for appetizers.then we had know plate for our food (appetizers).there were 9 people.We will be back again"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Took the family to Maggiano's, great food and service, will visit again in the future."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent place. I continue to recommend this place to everyone"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Shim was our server and he was patient and attentive to our party of 10. Food was excellent and came out quickly. It was a great way to celebrate my parent's 45th anniversary."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Always good food and great service. I have all my special occassion dinners at Maggianos."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and our server was the best. He was attentive without being annoying. We also had a couple of deserts which were very affordable (one being an individual tiramisu). We would definitely go back if we're in the area."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The taste of the food at Maggiano's it’s most excellent and a great place for lunch or dinner. I’ve gone a couple of times and each time I’ve tried different plates and all I can say “I can’t wait to go back and try another excellent plate."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My family and I love coming to Maggiano's as a group for yummy pasta at a good price and also visit yearly to celebrate our anniversary, but this time the experience was even better than usual. Right off the bat our waitress was personable, warm, and friendly. At the end of the evening we attempted to order food to take home to our babysitters, unknowingly mixing the restaurant and Carry-Out menus/deals in a conflicting way. Instead of turning down our order and asking us to make new choices, she and the bus boy went out of their way to work around the situation and get us the best deal. It ended up being more work and clean up for both of them but they offered without complaint. So grateful for the friendly staff at Maggiano's :)"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The waiter was great, sweet, and professional.... love the services!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Apps and salad took 23 mins to come out. Server was nice food was fantastic."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We always have a great time at Maggiano's. Be sure to make a reservation and they will get you right in. Otherwise, be prepared to wait since this spot is so popular. Food and service was great, as we have come to expect. It's really hard to go wrong here with a family or group. Maybe not the perfect spot for a romantic date night.. :)"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Went for a late night post theater dinner. Soup was over salted and inedible. Server handled situation perfectly, making for a better evening,"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "totally great time.....will be back! see you soon.."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great food, great service-the same as always. You need reservations or there is always a pretty long wait. We were seated, served and outr the door in about an hour. Looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "WE HAVE EATEN AT MAGGIANO'S SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND WE HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED. THE RESTAURANT IS NOT SMALL BUT THE SERVICE COVERAGE IS SO THOROUGH WE FELT LIKE WE WERE IN A SMALL, INTIMATE SETTING. THE FOOD, THE SERVICE AND THE PRICES ARE ALL FANTASTIC. MAGGIANO'S IS BECOMING OUR "GO TO" PLACE BEFORE THE THEATER. IT WILL BE A PLACE WE WILL CONSIDER WHENEVER WE ARE IN THE SOUTH COAST AREA."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Most affordable Italian around! We love the atmosphere, service, location, food, and mints at the end of dinner! We go alone or with the kids, and the experience is just the same!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Very good food and service, great family style dining."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Service has been going down hill the past year. Waiters acknowledge you and then continue to walk past you for 15 minutes before taking an order. Once served, they forget you until you are done with food."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Always enjoy the service and the food. Love to take additional meal home."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Have not been to Maggiano's for a while, but was pleasantly surprised. All of the dishes were delicious, well prepared and of course portions were more than generous. This was the perfect choice for a dinner with out of town family members."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner and wine. So romantic for us to share our night. The place was busy and the server Veronica was amazing. She took such great care of us"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "First off we had to wait over 15 min for our Waitress take it .. We ordered about ten min later. And then we waited over 50 min to get our somewhat hot food.. Our " waitress " decided to disappear for 30 min of our wait time with no communication of anything... we were there for my mom and dad 39 the wedding anniversary and mom's 63 birthday celebration.. Wow what a bad time and not a good way to spend 130 + dollars for 6 of us.."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Waiter has too many tables to service, so a little slow to have requests met. Food is fabulous and the take-home dishes make this an especially good bargain! Even though it seems a little pricey, when you figure in everything, it is a bargain! Delicious, every time! I brought three guests from Belgium, two of them in the U.S. for the first time and they loved it!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We made a reservation the previous day and had been there once before many years ago. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the service was perfect. The big surprise was their "Next day order(?)". When I ordered Mama's Lasagna I was automatically given a full order of any pasta dish to take home."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We ordered family style and we got to taste so many great dishes. Our waiter Sage was very good and made our experience enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Our group had lunch here to celebrate a birthday. We were on time for our reservation and we were seated almost immediately. The hostess was very down to earth. Not snobby at all. The bus boy was very happy to help us move our table from one spot to another because we needed more room. Very attentive service. The server and our bus boy made our experience at Maggiano's rock! The lunch prices are very reasonable. We got to take home seconds for the next day. The lasagna is what I ordered and it had lots of cheese. Tasted good. We ordered a bottle of red wine. Lowest prices was about $35.oo Desserts... mmmm tiramisu was the bomb. I will go there just eat that! I didn't see a Valet but parking is a breeze. Thank you. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "My overall experience was great. The waitress was a doll and she was very professional and great! The food was amazing and was definitely more than enough for 2 dinners!! Will definitely corn a do again and recommend others."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The buy one pasta dish & get a second free to take home is wonderful."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal per usual but after my husband paid the bill we found that the balance on our e-card was different than what was subtracted from our bill so after much investigation (which impressed us) it was found that the tip for $16t hat we had left the last time was not subtracted from the gift card which made things very confusing. They brought over the man in charge and he told us the procedure used BUT we feel that when they write the balance on the e-card they should say "minus tip" to avoid so much confusion because we often leave a cash tip with a gift card so it was hard to remember what we had done in Feb."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We don't care to be addressed as "you guys" by the server, as there were two ladies and two gents in the party. He also informed us the bus boy was busy so he was helping him out. So, a good waiter does this without expecting to receive special attention for this, he also interrupted our conversation a number of times. The food was outstanding. Too bad the server wasn't up to par in such a fine resturant. I believe the management could spend a little time with the help to improve their demeanor, and thereby improving the overall dining experience."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Made reservation a week in advance & requested high chair only 2 be told sorry a bigger party took them all.We were there 4 my sons birthday & thought we were celebrating something special as well.Wrong the manager basically told us we were not as important & when a high chair became available she would get us one, even though I had reserved one a week in advance. Our waitress did the best she could she was great but the manager...should not be a manager. I'm in customer service industry & can tell you, don't talk to people as she did.Never offered to comp us in any even small way & was so very rude in whole experience. WILL NEVER GO BACK for any celebration period. Ps.those birthday wishes on their front board r only for those w private rm"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Entire staff did a commendable job handling a pre-theater, overflow crowd. Waiter was calm and friendly, answering all questions and assuring us we had plenty of time to make opening curtain. Food is outstanding. Wine, like at most restaurants, highly overpriced."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Maggianos is a good spot but this location not the first time there the place looks unkept I was surprised the seats booth they sat us had a large rip in it! And the counter tops were they put the huge candles and such in between the booths were so dusty you could see it from sitting. it look like at least a weeks worth of dust..it was funny after advising the manager who even wore glasses couldn't even see it. Our waitress kinda shrugged it off and handed us to a other waiter I'm just saying for maggianos the place should be dust and clean free. Keep up it's name and image. Maggianos at the Grove which I frequent monthly is never like that!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience when we visit Maggiano's. Great food and service!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "It was date night for me and my fiancé away from the kids. I asked for a romantic experience and they delivered. They came and put a lit candle for the middle of the table, sample of the zucchini, and simple of dessert as well. Overall, they helped make date night, date night."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Brought my Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law to Maggiano's for their 50th Birthday. Busy Saturday night, We were seated immediately and were given a great booth , in the chandelier room. Not sure that's the name but it was beautiful none the less. The food was great and the ambiance was perfect. Our waiter was nice but busy. Would of liked it if he was a little more attentive. Thank you Maggiano's for making their birthday a special one."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good selection of dishes. We had steak and pasta, and both were good, esp the Frutti de mare linguine which was abundant with seafood and sauced perfectly. The elderflower cocktail was spot on. Will return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a lovely lunch with friends on Saturday. Our server was attentive but not overly so which is good when you are having discussions. The food is ALWAYS good but could would have liked more sauce on the ravioli. Still very good......"
    Dined on 8/2/2014