Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.6
8713 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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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and top notch server!

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LA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

We asked for a semi-private room for a business meeting and they sat us in the middle of the restaurant. The restaurant is always very loud and noise carries. Not a good spot for business meetings.

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m
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Marco's Dinner for Two! It's such a great deal!!

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KB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the bar as it is much quieter. The dining room is very loud so it's hard to talk. The food is always delicious.

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ME
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious relaxing lunch. Firmly suggest the family style ordering for a larger, more leisurely meal.

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

We celebrated my son's 51st birthday. There was 7 of us, good company and good food, fun was had by all.

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BE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I really enjoy your restaurant and I eat there often. It is close to my home so it is convenient to dine there. I like the prices and I love the menu that lets you take a free dish home as well. I like the Italian music especially Frank Sinatra. The waitresses and waiters are very courteous and helpful. I come for the lunch special often and order the half salmon sandwich which is very delicious. The wine is splendid and the food is outstanding. Thank you for fine food and outstanding service. I will continue to dine there and bring my friends and family. Bravo!

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

We celebrated my daughter's college graduation with a party of 10. We ordered family style which was really fun and an abundance of food. Every one had a blast and enjoyed the food. Our waitress and those that helped her were amazing. We are looking forward to going back sometime soon.

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

My reservation time was not met by the restaurant... I was seated 30 minutes after! I was not happy since I had made my reservation several weeks prior and drove 1 1/2 hours to get there!

In saying that, after I was seated I told the server, Sasha (sp?) and he quickly diffused the situation by apologizing and giving EXCELLENT service. He also advised the mgr., Jeanette, who also came to apologize. No excuses, just an apology and a need to make it better! I felt it was 100% genuine and their response gave every indication of that!

I have dined at Maggianos numerous times prior and never had a major complaint. I am hopeful that this delay will not happen again.

The food here is delicious!

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HS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Layla, our server has a great personality. She had difficult guests who claimed didn't order the drink eventhough the guest already drank it quickly and handed it over to the bus boy. Another guest indecisive with her food choices and it went on for 18 minutes just to placed her order.
She handled it professionally without the intervention of the floor manager. We would request for her next time we're in the area. Our personal code is O1EE 4824 LW6X. Thank you

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M
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and good selections. Portions are good -think about splitting an entree

The service provided by Brett was outstanding. He was professional, knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. Brett is most definitely a very positive asset on the Maggiano’s team. A+++

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HR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was delicious. We ordered appetizers, entrees and desserts.

The appetizers and entrees were good. We ordered Spumoni for dessert and when it got to the table it was 50% melted. We didn’t even see the server practical the whole night. He was not happy to be there ant it shows.

we needed another set of silverware for our table, we had to asked three different staff members.. OMG!

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LH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got seated fairly close to reservation time. Saturday night. Proms. Birthday dinners. Graduation dinners. Busy and loud. Service was great, from hostess seating us, server, food runner, bus boy. I’ve been before and will not hesitate to return. Oh, and food, of course, was delicious!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waitress, Ali, was amazing! The only reason we didn’t give our review five was because the hostess was so extremely rude! She had no personality- did not crack one smile to greet any customers. I also witnessed her disrespectful to some of the employees as well.

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OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food experience in the OC. All the food we ordered was delicious & the bacon arugula fig jam bruschetta was amazing - major flavor party in my mouth!! The beef medallions were tender & flavorful. My son got the Denver steak very tasty & cooked to medium perfection although the portion was on the small side for $25. Our waiter Jacob provided us excellent table service explained all our questions & was very attentive to us despite being busy w/ other larger crowd tables. Will be sure to return here again!!!

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

Wonderful food, excellent service! Love Maggiano’s!

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l
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We have been to Maggiano's many times and have always had a good experience, so much so that we planned an after graduation lunch here with family and friends. But this time although the food was very good, the service was lacking. I think they did not have enough servers for the tables.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Usually love this restaurant, only been to this location a couple times. My husband had to come to town for business, and I was attending the dental convention the next day after a long week of work, so we thought we’d go with the tried and true. Extremely busy and had to wait a little beyond reservation time. Waiter was a nice guy, but forgot almost everything we asked for; straw, side of dressing (they forgot to put it on the salad), knowingly made a different drink than my husband ordered. Some of the annoyance of the ambiance was beyond the restaurants control, and this is usually one of my favorite places to eat, but last night fell short.

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was an amazing server and made sure we were well taken care of. He was very knowledgeable about the menu (both past and present) and informed us of changes that had been made since the last time I had been there. Chris was fantastic and I hope he’s my waiter again next time I go.

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B
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined in advance of attending the theatre and the restaurant gets very loud and busy. Our server however was wonderful, the food delicious and the overall experience was great

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular patrons @ maggiano’s Restaurant for 20 years. We always have had a great experience there.

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LO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was for 5:30 p.m. to allow us time to get to the theater across the street at 7:00 p.m. for a live show. Despite having told our waiter this, we still had to ask for the bill three times. It finally arrived at 7:15 and even though we rushed to get to the theater in time, we were a few minutes late and had to wait 10 minutes before the first act ended before we could enter and take our seats. We were a group of 4 who paid good money for front row seats and purchased our tickets last January. It was extremely disappointing and frustrating that the service was so slow. Next time I will ask for the bill when the meals are served, then we won't have to wait. This place is always busy, especially on theater nights, so staff should be well trained about prompt service. At least the food as outstanding, as always.

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AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggianos is a restaurant where you will get great food, great value and great service.

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RG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. Plenty of variety on both the food and wine menus.

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CE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We really like Magianno's South Coast Plaza! We've gone several times; always good food, good service and fast. They are very mindful of the time if you're headed to a show at Segerstrom Performing Arts. Would highly recommend Magianno's and will be going back again soon!

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d
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good bcc value for money.But it is about time the management takes a second look at their flooring and carpets.Need to be changed due to SEVERW wear and tare.!

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S
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our dinners were delicious. I was hungry for good spaghetti and meatballs. I was overly delighted with my yummy dinner then to receive a lasagna dinner to take home was VERY SPECIAL. Cant wait to return. Excellent!

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M
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "GO-To" place for an enjoyable meal, excellent service and centrally located between N & S OC. Maggiano's please don't ever leave us!

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. We’ve been here several times and it’s always a good choice. The service on Monday was slow, but we weren’t on a schedule. We’ll be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow however we were there in Mother’s Day. Good experience otherwise.

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IT
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Ziti was terrific. Mitchell was and exemplary server. The buy one get one pasta offer is great value.

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DH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food I enjoyed all the time I would recommend to anyone

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 4 of us celebrated Mother's day, we had such a good time, we are going to celebrate a birthday the following Sunday.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. We loved the shrimp and chicken dish, and the tiramisu was amazing!

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, our server, Manny, was very attentive and had great attention to detail. He was very professional checked on us periodically while trying to not interrupt us while we where in conversation.

Highly recommend Maggiano's; it's always a great dining experience for my family.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We really like the brunch menu at Maggiano, however the regular menu was not available on Mother's Day. It was a bit disappointed.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggianos was overall an amazing place for what we went for. Celebrated a birthday with a party of 11 people and the entire staff was on point, professional and on point in every aspect. Thank you and keep up the amazing work!

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M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came here to celebrate my birthday before catching a play at SCR. Food is tasty and the service is amazing even during the crowded showtime/holiday rush. The lemon cookies are absolutely delicious! We loved them so much that we came back after the show for second dessert.

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R
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Been coming here 10 times now and counting...we love it here!

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was so elegant, food superb, our waitress was new however she was awesome, she took care of our every request and our table seating was fantastic. We were there for Mother’s Day and it was so memorable. It will go down in our history books as one of best restaurant experiences ever.
Thank you for a first class dining experience!

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