Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

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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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CO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Maggiano's does not disappoint in food quality and service. There food is a tremendous value with the "take home" option of classic dishes. I have held many company lunches and events at Maggiano's and have always been very satisfied.

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

While Maggiano's is 22 miles from where I live, it is always our "go to place for dinner" whenever there is an occasion to celebrate, airport pick-up or departure, or just in the S Coast Plaza neighborhood. Just can't wait for the next occasion!

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

Great birthday celebration with our girls

OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food snd the service is great too!

MB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, a fun atmosphere and a very good server. He seemed to be overworked but did his best to attend to us. It’s a crazy place but we always have a good time.

MW
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic as always, and everything was brought to the table as desired

DV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great servers (ALEX, LINDSEY) great food only thing I recommend is getting a reservation it can be a long wait time specially on weekends

CB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as expected. My waiter was great and very attentive!

LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. Our server was great. My apologies, but I cannot recall her name at the moment. She was very attentive and took very good care of us to ensure a pleasant dining experience.

SK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

We were 3 couples and asked for separate checks. Instead the server brought us a tablet at the end of the meal and told us to divide it ourselves. No description of the individual meals or cocktails. Unbelievable! After trying to do this ourselves, the server told us this was a new process that they were trialing and would like our feedback. We asked for the manager and he and the server brought individual bills for us. I’m the middle of enjoying balsamic/olive oil, the assistant server took it from our table and gave it to the table behind us. Our server retrieved it. The food was delicious, but the place is incredibly loud for 5pm at night and the server, Paul, was horrible.

CV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed with Maggianos and this was no exception. We had family visiting from New Jersey and they also loved it.

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

Our server was amazing and did so much to help us celebrate the occasion. You feel right at home and the food is amazing. Perfect for any occasion.

NH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I’ve not been Maggiano’s for moment time, the food is still great besides the Alfredo Chicken wasn’t that good. Everything else was very good. The mussels and the raspberry lemonade were very tasty and good match!! Services was excellent!! The front Waitress and the back waiter were right on upon my party requested.

BO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Large variety of food. Good food at a reasonable price.

F
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The cooks are over salting the food to do what? Enhance the already good flavors?

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

It was an amazing night for my girlfriends birthday!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit slow for how few people we’re in the restaurant but the food is amazing drinks are amazing food amazing everything was so good

D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. It is now our favorite restaurant. Specials are amazing and portions mean some take home. Highly recommend.

AH
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good as always but the service was fantastic.

S
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time and really enjoyed the experience and the food.

DR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was not that great. The fettuccine Alfredo was not the best to salty and the chicken meat was to old.

K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food; love the “lighter take” options for some dishes; excellent service; elegant decor and fun jazzy/big band background music.

GC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time there and wasn’t disappointed. Food was great and service was excellent! Will return

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Maggiano's South Coast Plaza for our son's birthday. WAY exceeded our expectations. Reasonable prices, TONS of food. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. Our son loved it so much he suggested that we go every week! Definitely will return. Our server, Alfredo, was excellent, as was all the other employees.

SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Made a reservation for 4:30 pm on a Saturday. The food was amazing like always but i just dint like that the waiters were changing shifts around 4:50pm and both of the waiters we were attended by, had a careless attitude. They were cordial but did make me and my husband feel welcome. I think if their attitude changed and they actually cared about making the customers feel welcome it would be perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Caesar salad! Rigatoni D was great. Portions are large, appreciated the extra pasta to take home along with my left over Rig D. Service was very good.

JL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I requested to be seated in Evan’s section which they accommodated. He, as always, was amazing. It’s been several months since our last visit, but he remembered exactly what I had ordered the last time we visited. The food took a while, but it was an extremely busy evening so the restaurant and staff did the best job they could considering the obstacles. For dessert, we were recommended to try the berry trifle and we were very glad we did. It was amazing and had a nice balance of flavors and textures. Will definitely be coming back.

RS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here and I can’t wait to come back. Everything was perfect, the service was outstanding and food was great. We had a couple of drinks in the bar before everyone got there and the service was terrific there also!

MB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were super nice and the family style was worth it.

KR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there at peak dinner time. While there was a large party in the dining area we were seated, the wait staff kept things moving and the boisterous noise to a minimum. Nice, enjoyable place to have lunch or dinner.

VT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

This place is definitely one to go to for quality over quantity. The amount of food is ridiculous and one entree can feed 2-3 people. The service was extremely slow and it was busy, but it doesn’t justify that I had to go hunting for our server to pay and Togo food. Our busser helped us out a lot more. Food was not that great and I believe that even Olive Garden tastes better. I just wanted to try this place because I was in the area, but now I know to steer clear.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ash was great! She was very sweet and genuine and made my mom feel special for her birthday.

OC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow, poor service and mediocre food at fairly high prices. I would never have expected to leave Maggiano's wishing I'd spent half as much for a equally forgettable meal at the Olive Garden, but that's what happened.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the evening with my family. Excellent service and great food

CN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

However the food this time was substandard. Tasted like frozen food. This has never happened before. I could not even finish it.

RA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family always enjoy dining at Maggiano's! Very family oriented and food is fabulous! Service is always awesome!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. I was recommended the chicken Parmesan and it was outstanding! I will definitely be coming back soon!

PB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in Costa Mesa for a soccer tournament and stayed at the Westin across the street. We liked our food so much on Saturday night we went back on Sunday. The menu had something for everybody in our party. The staff was very helpful and courteous. I made quick reservations on open table. Worked out great.

GT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing specials but truly every day dishes shine and get to bring one back home
Can’t wait!
Phenomenal in every manner

RV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The location on Topanga is a lot more quiet and not crowded around the hostess desk. When paged customers are taken to their table and not ask to wait up against the wall which adds to the crowded hostess desk

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