Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.6
8809 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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DM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food always great, fun place for lots of family & friends!

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DH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The female server is terrible they don’t care they don’t make you feel welcome

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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AP
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very accommodating and very attentive . Food was first class as always.

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MA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!!! Service was great and food excellent portions were appropriate

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Enjoyed a very good meal with the Meal for Two deal.

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LI
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theater dinner with friends. Great food and great service ‘

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Father’s Day experience was fantastic! My dad was happy, service was great and food was amazing!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. As always great service

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P
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

There was a hair in my ravioli. I was then informed I would be charged for a refill on my ice tea after finding hair in my food. The waiter was not very helpful, but friendly. This location is not the best. Hard to compare with locations I frequent in Las Vegas. Step up the services and quality.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It always tastes great every time we go.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always.

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C
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. They accommodated our toddler and his wild behavior and we really had a blast! Food and drinks were amazing. Will return!

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L
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was good except the take home classic pasta was an inaccurate order. We did not discover this until we got home. The flatbread could have more veggies like spinach or tomatoes. The service was fast and server was nice as well. I come about twice year for celebrations and will keep this on my list.

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DS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We moved away the area and hadn't been back for 25 years. Decided to have dinner here on our return from Catalina.
So glad we did. All the people were different but the place is still the best.
Must return again, Soo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating my son’s birthday. And we don’t splurge very often. I will say I do not like the electronic Bill pay gizmos. It’s bad enough that they use them at red Robin which is a lower end restaurant but when I’m splurging on a meal I like the personal touch of someone taking and running my card. And the scan or slot on the top were not very clearly marked it took my husband a while to find the actual slot that the chip card goes in. he kept trying to put it in the scans slot. I would find older people are probably goingTo have more trouble than my husband did with it. I think it takes the personal touch away from your dining experience and seeing as it’s the last impression you have of the waiter at the table I would question it’s implementation

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IT
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The only negative for Monday night's dinner was the new method of payment of the bill. Our server, Sonny, handed me a hand held instrument with cursory instructions and a vague explanation about how to enter the tip. from my understanding the options for obtaining a receipt was only via text or email. Without staff assistance, I thought I requested my receipt by email. To make a long story short, I have never received a receipt either by email or text.

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host and server were both excellent. We love Maggiano's and have been there many times before for theater performances. This time, it was just the two of us having a nice, relaxed dinner together and it was just nice to sit back and enjoy the ambiance and the great food. Love that the dishes are traditional Italian, including the wonderful salad and bread.

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AA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

Bread not cooked properly from inside. Mushrooms stuffed were not fried till brown. Artichoke asparagus too gooey had too much cheese very little veggies.zuchini fried was too greasy

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W
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Waitress was lovely and gracious. Other wait staff and management and maitre d were efficient and polite. All created a warm and welcoming environment. Food received a 3 instead of 5 because the sodium (red/meat sauce) level a bit high. It sent my blood pressure up a bit. Other than that, another enjoyable evening at Maggianos.

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A
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Standard good food. Love buy one take one!! Got to our reservation early and were promptly seated.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waiter. He was so accommodating

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O
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a bad meal at Maggiano’s. Food is delicious, service is great, and cost is appropriate. Love this place!

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RE
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good. Our waitress was nice at first but then was a little bit spacey and less friendly as the meal went on. Not sure if she had too many tables or something but we didn’t get offered a drink refill until we were getting our to-go boxes. She also mixed up our take-home items and so we had to shuffle the items around between bags. Overall the food was good but the service wasn’t great.

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LT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I’ve dined at Maggiano’s many times, and always had good food and service. Unfortunately, on my last visit, our waiter was not very good. We had to ask twice for water, he tried to take our order a second time, even though he’d already taken it, I had a coupon which he forgot to deduct from the final bill, he did not know that Louis Martini is a wine, not a cocktail, and he mixed up our to go orders which we didn’t notice until my friend and I arrived at our respective homes with the wrong items. He did not seem to be very familiar with the menu or the way service is supposed to take place at your restaurant. If it had been my first visit, I probably wouldn’t come back.

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NW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Junior was amazing. We asked him to pace our meal and he did just that. And he was kind enough to bring a plate which was nicely scripted "happy anniversary" with some lemon cookies on the side.
The food was delicious and visually appealing.

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Y
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lace is great, that’s why I wanted to have dinner with friends I hadn’t seen since high school..30 years! It was so much fun and place was great and the food even better! Thank you so much for making the evening for me!!

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MU
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Graduation

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g
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for your superb service and team members that serve us. They are the most polite and courteous, servers around. Our waitress was totally awesome, I wish I had the bill and I would give you her name. I will find out and ask for her next time we visit. We meet another couple for dinner, then off to the symphony. She was on top of everything as she asked, right up front if we had a time limit. Terrific. Thank you so much and we will be back.
Geof Wickett

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place to eat, clean and tidy, friendly staff, recommend

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MG
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggiano's offers a varied menu and meets a wide variety of dietary restrictions/needs. They will bend over backwards to satisfy their patrons. The servers are attentive without being obtrusive and work hard to meet scheduling needs like the theatre. I love Maggiano's and it is one of my "go to" restaurants when I want to celebrate my friends!

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B
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ty, our server, was great! He was right on point getting everything for us. He made sure were we happy and we had our ice tea glass filled. The food was great, the dessert delicious! This is our go-to restaurant every time we are in the area. Highly recommend coming here!

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RR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was excellent! We enjoyed celebrating our nephew's graduation at Maggiano's.

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m
Orange County
86 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The fish dishes, the tilapia and salmon were amazing! Thank you Maggianos for a great dining experience.

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l
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to move our reservation due to a miscommunication with our guests, and the hostesses were more than happy to accommodate us on a busy night. We all had a wonderful time, and everyone is enjoying their bonus pasta dishes!

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HB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Maggiano’s with our granddaughter before going see a play at the Segerstrom center. Our waiter was excellent and the food was as well. Will go again!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and we have lunch for tomorrow (great value) if you join their club they will also send you extra discount and specials.

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S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. Generous portions. Take home dinner much appreciated.

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I
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Two of us got the light Chicken Picatta and were a little disappointed as it needed to have more sauce to it. If a person desires Chicken Picatta, go with the regular kind on the menu instead. Another friend ordered the light Chicken Marsala. While she was satisfied enough with it, I tasted it and my homemade Chicken Marsala tastes far superior, so, once again, the “light” menu item is not that great and not recommended.

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 11 for my daughters graduation. Our reservation was for 7pm on a very busy Sunday evening. We were seated promptly at 7 pm and our waitress was helping us the second we sat down. She confirmed our pre-ordered menu ( highly recommend this with a large party) and the food arrived in very short order. All the dishes were delicious and well appointed. This couldn’t have gone better for us especially on such a busy night. If the need arises again for us to have a large dinner party out we will absolutely consider Maggiano’s again.

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