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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
  • "I was disappointed that the food wasn't as good as I remember, service wasn't that great either....they weren't very friendly"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "The food was pretty good, but just acceptable at this price level. Very loud restaurant. Hard to hold a conversation with a large group. The service as good but there were missteps. This is not a surprises as they were full with a huge number of people waiting."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Our dinner was fantastic start to finish. Maggiano's salad is my wife's favorite. We ordered veal parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs plus fettucini alfredo. Creme brûlée was perfectly divine."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Unable to have dinner there as we were unable to get close enough to the hostess to even check in for our reservation. The MOB surrounded the entrance through the door and through out the lobby area. It was very disappointing so we left and had dinner elsewhere. Under recommendations, I checked "hot spot" because the system would not allow me to submit without a rating. Actually, I would not recommend it and the other ratings are not accurate either, because my party and I were unable to dine at this establishment at all."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Great food, great place, good times!Came to dinner with some friends to say one last goodbye before going off to college! I love coming to Maggianos because you always know that they will give great service. Love that all of the staff members always great you with a smile and provide such a welcoming experience."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The food here is so flavorful and tasty. The salads are something I will stop in for and take home. I always find something new that I love. I have so many favorites here that it is hard to pick which one I want when dining. I want a little bit of everything."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We had a great dinning experience. Our server Scott was very kind and attentive."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "It was my first time dinning in this restaurant and really disappointed. Firstly, as soon as I walked in the door, the messy crowd made me think that this is not a pleasant place to have dinner. Secondly, food was ok and service is ok. Lastly, all I can sum up is it is not a dinning experience and this is one of those restaurant that you are not sure that you will come back"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I've been to Maggiano's several times and have a great experience every time. The food and service are fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I love Maggiano's but this experience left me very disappointed!! I had the fettucini alfredo and it was SO dry. I had 3 large clumps of undercooked noodles in my bowl as well. The manager switched them out and apologized but the waiter never acknowledged the issue and I sat with out a beverage on more than one occasion."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This was our Second time at magianos. My wife and I first went in June by chance and really enjoyed the service, food and ambience. All of the servers are very friendly. My wife wanted to go back for her birthday and everything was great again. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "When I visit a friend in Santa Ana, we always try for Maggiano's. Sometimes, it is unbelievably crowded, but it's well worth the wait. The food is great and the service was right on."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My family took me to Maggianos for my birthday and we all enjoyed it. My husband really liked being able to take another entree home so he thought it was a great deal. Everyone cleaned their plates except me but I took my leftovers home so I have a wonderful lunch waiting for me. We all said we would love to go back."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Maggiano's can always be counted on to deliver good food at good prices."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "A lovely lunch of four friends was delightful because of the friendly ambiance created by all staff. From the greetings to the seating to the food, everything was attentive and thoughtful. Our Waiter, Ulysses, was informative, conversational and helpful. Danny sang to our birthday celebrant. And the lunch choices with a full portion additional to take home were a very fine value… and another whole meal. Great job!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "awesome food and atmosphere. Served dinner style. Reasonably priced for the quantity and quality of food."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Ask. For Daniel a fantastic waiter. You like the food too"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Conversing while dining with a friend was difficult (sat opposite one another). The booth was nice, but a family was sitting next to us on a round table on the floor. . . .The young child was crying, etc. Might of been better to put them adjacent to another family or so with youngsters in another family friendly area."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Maggiano's recently on a busy Saturday night as we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on our way to the Orange County Performing Arts center. We had a reservation (which is a must) and were greeted warmly and seated in a lovely booth promptly. The food was excellent and the service superb! There was no shortage of help. My husband had the lasagna, and he said it was the best he's ever had. I enjoyed my egg plant parmesean as well. We had Tiramisu for dessert which was to die for. This was our first time to dine here, and we will be back!"
    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