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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 was so-so but great service was great and the portions were huge."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The service was great and the place very loud. Good for large groups"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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