Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.6
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tala was amazing! Recommended the mushroom raviolis & they were the best! Service was great.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Server was great! Food was great! Can’t complain

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t
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was great. Quick seating and everything went very well.

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E
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good pasta/Italian place. The vibe is a mix of pretentious and smell of cheap. I love the one today and take one for tomorrow or whatever you call it. The tables are so close together that it's not comfortable to walk. Some of the waiters are overbearing. The bread is yummy. I love eggplant parmesan. Desserts are good especially if you try the sampler. It is totally worth it.

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KS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & great service. Very friendly staff & great atmosphere

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

It was great. 2 of us had the buy one pasta get one free to take home. My husband chose the lasagna that we enjoyed the following day with a light salad and bottle of Pinot Noir. What a terrific idea. Thank you Maggiano’s. We will be back. 👍

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JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was welcoming. Our waitress was very informative. Our visit was very pleasant.

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LW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Wendy, she is awesome,excellent service !!

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M
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggiano's South Coast Plaza is my "Go To" restaurant when meeting family and friends. The meals are always served to the appropriate temperature, delicious, plenteous and in a proper manner. We are never hurried but left to enjoy a delicious meal in a relaxed atmosphere.

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I
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a night out with my husband. We shared a plate of the chicken piccata and side italian salad. It was all wonderful and just right for us. Our waiter was nice and personable.

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JT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as usual, although the tilapia is a bit fishy. Maggiano’s salad is my favorite! We had the family dinner package. They made me raspberry lemon drop martini on request which I appreciated since it’s not on the drinks menu.

Lastly, Josh did a great job being our server! He was quite attentive and funny but not overwhelming or hovering us :-) Just perfect!

We wish we could come more often but we live in Long Beach and you are the closest one. Although it’s not that far, really!

Josh
(Yes we have the same name)

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J
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We keep going back, because I do like their food. However, going before a show at Segerstrom is an absolute mad house. We waited 20 minutes for a table with a reservation and 10 more minutes for a server to show up at the table. When the food came, I asked for some crushed hot pepper, and the staff member quickly put the black pepper grinder from the table in front of me and then sped off before I could catch him. My eggplant was barely warm, but no one ever came by during the meal to see if everything was ok. I complained to the server when she finally brought the check and she said she would take it off the bill, which she did not. I had to go try and find a manager. The noise level is awful, and the staff just can’t keep up. The last time we came here, my ravioli was undercooked. No more! We will find other places to dine from now on.

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AJ
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, service, and value.

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DO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

As usual the experience at Maggianos was 5-star. A couple ideas to make it better; we asked for our breadbasket to be refilled twice and it never was refilled. The noise level is pretty high.
These criticisms will not prevent our return.

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AN
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The restaurant was busy, but the service we received was not what I expected. We received lukewarm water. Had to ask for bread, Parmesan cheese, and a number of other things that should have been provided.

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j
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our waiter and his assistant were the greatest duo. They were the best at bring our food and suggesting items to order. The best I have had in many years. Sasha and ette enhance the reason to come again.

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WG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was a Birthday celebration for 2 people. There were 7 guests present. I drove over 100 miles to get there. They had no reservation listed for us. I made these reservations several weeks open thru Open Table. Everyone ordered their food and said it was good. I ordered Entree size Italian Salad and added chicken at an extra charge. When the salad arrived there was not visible signs of chicken . I pointed this out to the server. The server finally found a little piece and said..Oh there's some chicken. I would have appreciated having enough chicken to have made it worth while. This was my complete entree. Being a Diabetic the protein is very important. I was annoyed and disappointed. The server should have taken care of this problem but there was no offer at all. For an additional $7.00 I could have had the Denver steak!! I paid over $200 for this luncheon. I stopped on the way home and bought some chicken McNuggets at McDonalds. Shame on Maggianos. They should have made this order right. I may consider another venue next celebration.

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CK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience with a fantastic wait staff.

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R
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ALWAYS enjoy Maggiano's South Coast Plaza. The food is always good, the service is always friendly. This restaurant is a well oiled machine. They are busy but never hectic or rushed. It is fun for me to watch a staff that works so well together. My compliments to Management for great hires and a very thorough traning program

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D
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for a party of 7 at 5:15pm was was seated right away. The wait staff was phenomenal. The food was exceptional and the ambience was great for our party. This is our go to restaurant before heading over to the theater.

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S
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the 'dinner for two' which is a very good value, comes with two salads or an appetiser two entrees and desert. The food was delicious, I had the spaghetti and meatball (huge meatball) and my SO had the lasagna. The servings of both were very generous. As an added bonus you get two entrees to take home. This was our second visit but it won't be our last even if it means driving about 100 miles round trip.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Maggiano's many times and we always bring a couple with us. We all enjoyed the atmosphere, food and the service. Our server was great and treated us very kindly. We will be going back soon.

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EC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had to wait 20 mins. even though I made reservations. Gets a little annoying when parties that arrive after I did, are seated first. What's the point of making a reservation?

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R
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

As always, the food was excellent. The service, once again, left a lot to be desired. We were a party of 5. The soup, salad and all the entrees except for 2 were brought out at the same time. When I inquired about the missing food, our waitress disappeared. I finally flagged down a manager and after another 10 minutes our food was served. In the meantime, the 3 who were served first were eating slowly so their food was getting cold. This was the second bad service experience we had here. It will be awhile before we go back again.

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TC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arranged a Sunday brunch before performing arts matinee. Very well seated party of 5. The Brunch menu wasn't that special, but the two vegetarians were pleased. All well prepared and served. Would certainly go again.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing is there was a strange smell inside of the restaurant. Otherwise the food was amazing

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CR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value and service. Their tiramisu cake is mouthwatering

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EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food fabulous our service was horrible. We stated several times we had tickets to the 7:30pm show. Appetizers were forgotten, then brought out after the dinner, deserts for the kids also forgot then brought out late, ask for the checks (because we HAD to get to the show) waiter disappeared. Then bought check without folder. Waiter kept apologizing for his mistakes. We late to the show (our reservation and seating time was 2 hours and 15 minutes before the show). So we didn't make it and were held from the opening number.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely return. My granddaughter and I were out for an evening at the theater to see Cats and dinner. Our server asked us about our plans and made sure our dinner and service for dinner was perfect! Since Italian food is our absolute favorite Maggiano's will be our go to restaurant when attending Segerstorm's Center of Arts for a show.

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and a great value. We enjoy the order today and take one home for tomorrow. It is a unique way for the undecided to enjoy and I always get three meals out of this item. I ordered the pesto chicken pasta there, and had a Mom’s Lasagne to go. The service is consistently great. We made reservations and was seated on time. Maggiano’s is one of our go to places.

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OG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courteous reception, prompt reserved seating, delicious food, good presentation but most importantly- our server Victor was especially attentive and had one eye and one ear locked on us when he was close by. This is rare. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience which we topped off with the symphony! Thank you Lord! Thank you Maggianos!

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TB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely noisy restaurant but food and service is excellent!

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s
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The family dining menu was full of favorites and reasonably priced. Our server was efficient and friendly and made sure that we got everything that we wanted.

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DF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The lunch special was "special", particularly with the 2fer.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The food was super tasty and our waiter, Michael, was amazing!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was not honored and we arrived about 10 mins early. Told us our table would not be ready for At least 25 mins from our reservation. We had a show to catch across the street and had to rush, didn’t get our food until 5 mins before we had to leave. We were not the only one who’s reservation was not honored.

The manager was nice, and gave us a gift card, but the experience was was not pleasant .

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It took a long time for the waitress to come to our table after we were seated. Our reservation was for 5:45. We were seated probably about 5:50. When the waitress came to take our order, we asked for drinks off the happy hour menu. She looked at her watch and told us since it was 6:02, she was sorry but it was too late.

Other than that, everything was good.

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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. That's why we keep returning!!!

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s
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing but the BEST at Maggiano’s!

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JF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good. The best deal is the take home option when you can pick any pasta and then get one to go.
Yum Yummy.

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