Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.7
9154 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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vipJerryPhil
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Christmas Eve

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vipRayP
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been celebrating Christmas Eve at Maggiano’s for over 20 years and the family loves it! The food was outstanding! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was excellent! The chef handled my more unusual food allergies with grace and creativity- which was so appreciated! Another overall delightful dining experience that we will definitely repeat again next time we are in the area.

JH
JanH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been dining @ Maggiano's before and after theater for many years and again it was great.
You did not have our favorite Chianti - Gabbiano - second time this has happened.
I was hoping you would have the beef Lasagna as a special as you had last December.
Eric was great and we enjoyed having him as our waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional time with our family

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DebbieD
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Seated immediately and wait staff was very attentive. Chef came to our table and answered questions as well as brought out sample for us to try. We have eaten here before and have never been disappointed.

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GoBruins
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for Thanksgiving dinner as a family tradition. Amazing turkey, ham, italian stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes and desserts! No rush and great atmosphere for a special memorable family night. No dishes and no clean up!

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rescritic
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with good food and plenty of left overs to take home.

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THawk665
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Meal: We drove from San Diego to meet our son and his wife at the South Coast Plaza location; they live in LA. We were delighted with our choice of Maggiano's. Excellent traditional American and Italian offerings. Preparation and presentation were very well done. Initial portions provided could have been more, but that was most likely due to the crowd in the restaurant impacting the kitchen. Our service team promptly provided more when requested. We sat in the very back room and the temperature was a bit too low, but again this may have been due to the crowd and the manager wanting to get ahead of the heat load with the crowd; the lobby was backed up for hours. We will Will do this again next year; great food, great service, at a reasonable price. That is all one could want. Well Done. A Winner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that there is so much to choose from. The food was so good and came home with a bag of leftovers. Maggiano's never disappoints.

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WilliamC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving supper was superb with the outstanding service and generous portions served family style.

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ElaineR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I'm finding that there is too much salt in almost all of your dishes. It didn't used to be that way, but it's that way now. I'm not the only who noticed it. My guests did as well.

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LindyL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We have gone there for the last 3 years for Thanksgiving. This year the food came out cold and our pasta didn't get to the table until we were finished with the main course and full.
Overall though, we love it there and will try again next year.

AM
AnnMarie
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I would love to have a word with the management, regarding how to train service staff, to serve, clear, set and provide for a pre set menu and 16 guests.

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DebbieP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience before walking to Segerstrom Concert Hall!!

JH
vipJanH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a relatively new waiter - Adam. His presentation and personableness is to be recognized.
He mentioned that Evan, our favorite, had been his trainer.
As usual our evening was pleasant.

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DebiC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipkarenpeach
Orange County
85 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.

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vipLive2dine
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Lunch

SC
vipSamC
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

Excellent service.

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

Our waiter was awesome

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vipBill
Phoenix
65 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???

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great like normal

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vipChar
Los Angeles
96 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.

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BobbiG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I will come back again .

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jk12
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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Karo
Orange County
24 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.

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theatergoer19
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
vipConnieN
Los Angeles
37 reviews