Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.6
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9129 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Brunch 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(714) 546-9550
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anastacio Rodriguez
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Self parking is available in the mall parking lot. Valet parking is available on weekends.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 9129 People Are Saying
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DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service stood above all others and food was great!!

k
Orange County
84 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

It just was not good. Didn’t even eat most of what I got. That makes it even more expensive!

The squash stuffed ravioli was just ok.
The veal parmigiana was tough as shoe leather.
The spaghetti side was rubbery.

Really? At South Coast? Not ok. ☹️

At least the cheesecake dessert was good. Gave me something to eat.

L
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Lunch

SC
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great value for decent, middle of the the road Italian food.

Excellent service.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We frequently dine at Maggiano's. Only downfall was service this time around. My husbands dish was not prepared the way he ordered it, and this does happen time to time but the servers usually catch this and fix, but not this time. Our server was more interested in friends of his seated at the table behind us, to the point of even showing, and allowing his friend to stick her nose close to my leftovers he was carrying away to pack up for me. Not too happy about that.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome

B
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good. The service was was as well. But I had reservations at 7:00 and it did not seem to matter because I was told repeatedly, my table was being set up but in fact it took almost 45 minutes to get seated.

Yes, the restaurant was crowded and they do a lot of business on a Saturday night. However, what is the point of making reservations if you must wait so long to be seated???

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great like normal

C
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our annual birthday dinner visit since there is no Maggiano's in San Gabriel valley. We chose the family style menu. The fried calamari is a must as well as Maggiano's salad. So delicious and prepared perfectly. The shrimp diabolo with pasta has a slight kick and was delicious as well as the chicken and shrimp pasta. Salmon was moist and cooked perfectly. The Zocotto chocolate cake was outstanding moist and full of flavor and what can you say about their tiramisu--not to be missed. Probably the best in town. Restaurant was very busy as usual but service was attentive and food was great.

BG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I will come back again .

j
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love the restaurant. Unfortunately the service this time was a bit less than desired.

K
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a good time. The food was great. The service was slower than normal, but I think he was a new server just getting to know the overall business. However, I would still come back over and over again.

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

this place made me think of and old style Italian restaurant, from the 30's or 40's.
The food had exceptional value and was delicious as well. my wife and I ordered the dinner for two with two free entrees. the portions were just right and I didn't feel like I overate.
the service staff was friendly . It's a nice place to go to before the theater, because Segerstrom Center for the Arts was right across the street.

CN
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good!

F
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Lots of parking and portions were filling. Will be back soon.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We love going to Maggiano’s! However, our server seemed miffed at us the entire evening. He seemed annoyed to be waiting on our table which kinda dampened the evening for us.

Salmon was fantastic though as well as the ravioli!

MB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was great and attentive however, the sausage in my dish was burnt on one side. I was going to the theater and running late so I did not bring up to the waiter. I'm righting this review because the GM needs to know how the kitchen staff performed. I would recommend Maggiano's South Coast to others but with one reservation. " f you are not proud of it don't serve it." Maggione's failed last Tuesday night.

J
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is generally very solid at Maggiano's and this was no exception. I had the chicken saltimboca that was tasty but I have had better. The chopped salad was a little light on dressing but could ask for more on the side. My wife said the pasta with shredded beef was OK.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience!

SB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service...very good food....had a very pleasant evening!

FD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food n service

TS
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marc our Waiter was fantastic.. love Marco special..

FM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience4

This location has still not figured out how to run their business with Segerstrom Center just across the street. They are constantly running behind on reservations and their service is slow. If you have a show, book dinner at least 2 hours ahead of time, you'll need it!

EC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious! Service was great and we got to our reservation earlier than anticipated!

LR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend & I came here to dine after a performance at Segerstrom center. The waitress was very pleasant & informative & professional. The salads & pasta was excellent & arrived promptly.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, service was a bit slow getting started. Overall, good experience. We’ll be back!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always delicious and the wait staff are always friendly.

Only con is that this specific location always has a wait even if you have a reservation. Your table is never ready at the reservation time.

KB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice family setting, good food, trained staff, good value.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vic our server was superb! He was very attentive & was on top of everything

HT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

It’s too expensive for the quality of food being served. Also the wine we purchased by the glass were each $20 while if you went to purchase the whole bottle outside of the restaurant in a store it would’ve been $20. This was frustrating. The service was great, we liked our waiter and he did a fine job but not worth it to return.

e
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific! We always look forward to Marco's meal with take home pasta. Such a great value!

MS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The spinach artichoke dip was watery and didn't have the same flavor as I remember.

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Great service

s
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server Paul was phenomenal....I wish every restaurant had a person like him...
The food was delicious. Everything came out in a timely manner.

SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Server could not pronounce name of sauce on one of the Specials. She never came back to check after out food arrived and forgot our latte. Gave us the Specials menu when we asked for the Dessert menu, and gave us the incorrect take-home dish with our leftovers. I'm pretty sure her name was Ashley, she was blonde and young (early 20s - early 30s) and she just did not seem engaged. We were there 5/13/19 at 5:00 pm.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was our server and he did a superb job!!!

s
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was phenomenal...wish every restaurant had a person like her. Food was delicious. Everything came out in a timely manner.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Was having dinner before a show across the way. Made the curtain time known to our server. She didn’t seem to care. Luckily, we gave ourselves plenty of time. Food was great as always, but salad was VERY light on dressing.

OT
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, as always, but outside the sign in rep wishing me a happy birthday we received nothing else. My grandson was very disappointed, he wanted to sing happy birthday to me.

JB
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Team service concept can be problematic from time to time. Our server was good when he was visible or checked needs. Food and drink by non vested wait staff was prompt but not terribly person... Xoom in and zoom out before I could ask for a straw(s). Likewise food delivery by total different staff — ok but not great.

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