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About Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

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.

3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Sundays: 10am - 9pm (Lunch and Dinner Menu All Day)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 546-9550

Website:
http://locations.maggianos.com/california/costa-mesa/92626/3333-bristol-st-/

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.

Parking Details:
Self parking is available in the mall parking lot. Valet parking is available on weekends.

Executive Chef:
Anastacio Rodriguez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please come by to discover our complete restaurant renovation. Our bar and dining areas are bigger and better.

Private Dining

Give your guests a reason to celebrate. Whether you’re hosting a business meeting, holiday party, wedding event or birthday celebration, our expert team will ensure it’s executed flawlessly. Host your event in one of our rich, beautifully appointed banquet rooms and enjoy a fresh-made Italian feast.

Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (194)
Special Occasion (194)
Good for Groups (153)
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Good for a Date (149)
Comfort Food (146)
Good for Anniversaries (137)
Casual (136)
Great for Lunch (116)
Worth the Drive (110)
Pre/post Theatre (106)
Business Meals (98)
Authentic (87)
Fun (82)
Romantic (66)
Sunday Lunch (66)
Great for Brunch (65)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Kid-friendly (52)
Bar Seating (50)
Cozy (50)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Happy Hour (38)
Hot Spot (33)
Tasting Menu (31)
Seasonal (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
People Watching (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Disabled Access (21)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Healthy (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Vegan (7)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great Beer (5)
Live Sports (4)
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Tapas (2)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 18 hours ago

Great food and Great service!!! Everything we had was so flavorful

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

It was great to find real Italian food, with interesting, complex sauces and flavors. Chicken was moist, pasta done perfectly. Service very warm and personal. Waiter going above and beyond to make everything right. Not recommended to for quiet conversation, there is too much energy!

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food as always just a bit slow since we were going to the theater. Table of six so it was difficult to talk to anyone that wasn't right next to you. Still very enjoyable with good food and wine

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Love Maggiones! Eaten there many times for dinner but first time I’ve had Sunday Brunch! Everything delicious especially the lemon ricotta pancakes. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiters were very helpful. They swapped on us mid way but both gents were really pleasant

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was excellent! Great birthday experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

We arrived 1 hour before our reservation time and was told we would be seated next available rather than waiting until my scheduled reservation. My husband and I went to the bar and ordered a bottle of wine to take to our table. We ended up waiting the full hour standing there with our bottle of wine. After being seated we felt we were being rushed as they wanted to take our order right away. We ordered our appetizer to enjoy with our wine and then a side salad. At no time did the waitress refill our wine even tho she was at our table numerous times wanting to take our dinner order. We took two bites of the salad and was very disappointed that it was not even cold. As a matter of fact it was warmer than room temp and some of the lettuce was wilted. We told the waitress and she did remove from the bill. The meal arrived and certainly was hot and delicious. This place is good for an every day meal but not good if you expect any kind of good service for a date. The servers do need to know that when you spend $60+ on a bottle of wine the customers should not have to be the ones refilling their glasses.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is good, value is great. Our server Taylor was fantastic

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

They have a special meal for two which includes either an appetizer or two side salads, two entrees and one dessert, plus two pasta dishes to take home, all for under $45. So not only is the food homemade and tasty, but it's a great value! Everything here is very good, and the service is excellent. Make reservations, because it's very busy (for a reason!)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Always great for Italian comfort food. The duck gnocchi was AMAZING! So much better that I️ thought it would be and I️ was expecting it to be good.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Maggiano’s is my fav Italian restaurant! It gives me good discount and good deal. II️ would definitely refer family and friends! I️ threw a 40th birthday for my husband and it was really good! Everyone love the place and food!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Went to have dinner before a show. The place was crowded and the waiters were very busy and we had to wait for service. The food was OK, but the Alfredo Fettuccine was more of a soup with pasta in it. When we complained, the waiter mentioned that before the holiday season they have new employees in the kitchen that are being trained and probably messed up the recipe.
But the taste was good so it could be overlooked and we got an extra dish to take home.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service mediocre this time and charged me for birthday cookies👎

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

While the food was great as usual the service was not. Our server seemed distracted and uninterested in helping us. He cleaned away our bread plates, spilled the oil and vinegar all over the table and the floor and just left it there. I caught someone else's attention so they could clean it up and no one would slip and fall..This was a business meeting and I was embarrassed and had to apologize to my guest for the lack of service. We ordered a meal for our dinner and one to go. My dinner guest told me today that she had the wrong order when she got home. It was not overly busy so no real excuse for this sub standard service... Sad ...

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Even with the reservation we were forced to wait for five minutes to get a table. The reservation at Open Table looked like a priority seating. The dishes were not impre ssive to us.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our server Kevin was amazing, he was great and attentive.

Tags: Waterfront, Vegan, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We love this restaurant and keep coming back. The two for one is the best deal around on the menu and never disappoints!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amazing as always keep it up i have to write 50 characters

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, as usual - a couple of new entrees - service was very quick.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not having been back there for about ten years was my mistake. Although it was very enjoyable the first and only other time I had dined there, last weeks visit was amazing.
I had a reservation for 4, myself my wife,my daughter and my mother in law. We were 45 minutes late due to traffic but on arrival we were seated allmost immediately.
Our waiter was as good as you could wish for, a warm smile and fun conversation. Every request was undertaken with the upmost professionalism.
Each one of us had different dishes and they were all so fantastic.
We will be going back far more often.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service and Food was great - Really crazy with people waiting to be seated where they stood in between the bar and restaurant so many people could not move.

Great Pumpkin Cheese Cake OMG

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our dinner was wonderful, and the table service was outstanding. Our only negative
comment is that we had a 6:15 dinner reservation via Open Table, and they did not
seat us until after 7:00. We feel that the restaurant was over booked. The Manager was
very apologetic once we were seated and sent a complimentary hors d'oeuvres. We appreciated that, but we feel that this should not have happened.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It really doesn't pay to make a reservation at Maggiano's. My reservation was for 6:15 PM and I checked in on time. We still weren't seated at 6:45 PM and we went up to the hostess table to see how much longer it would be. Finally, at 7:00PM we were shown to our table.

Our server was very personable but he couldn't seem to remember how order and came back to the table several times to check what we wanted.

The food was very tasty and the servings were more than ample. We ordered pasta dishes and you get one to eat there and another one to take home. I ended up getting four meals from my order - half of one eaten at the restaurant and the rest eaten at home.

You go to Maggiano's for the food and we were not disappointed. If you have plenty of time and are not in a rush, this is a great choice.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was extremely attentive and friendly! Food was good as always and portions were large.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have dined here many times but this evening the restaurant was packed, they were 30 minutes late on our reservation., which I totally understand can happen. The challenge for us was it was a special occasion and the server was poor at best, We went to the bar at one point to get our own wine because our server was not great and never followed up. He never smiled, made eye contact, picked up dishes when he was bringing a new course...We had dishes piled everywhere and even the manager walked by and just looked the other way. The only time the server said a few words was when he brought the check and to tell us about Brunch. We were there to celebrate my dad's bday and we go every year. The server didn't even bring the standard birthday cookies with a candle and happy birthday on the plate. He just brought some cookies with a candle because he was to busy while several tables around us who had different servers had the traditional birthday or anniversary plate. The whole evening as far as the restaurant experience was poor and we agreed we wouldn't go back for his bday next year.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a reservation and arrived about 5 minutes before. We had to wait 15 to 20 minutes for a table, that was past our reservation time. Very noisy .

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is always excellent and huge portions. Our server was excellent! Attentive but not interfering.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Non pasta options such as the salmon are highly overpriced compared to portion size in camparison with other restaurants of the same clientele.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a party of 10 for a birthday dinner. I was able to make a reservation online the morning of for an 8:00 pm reservation on a Friday night. I especially liked this since so many restaurants today will not take reservations...especially for a larger party. They seated us right away and gave us a semi-private room (shared with another party of 8) which was perfect. The food was fantastic and service was good. This was my first time at the restaurant and had heard that the chef comes to your table for first-timers and gives either a free dessert or appetizer but that didn’t happen this time. However, I did get some lemon cookies as a “Happy Birthday” treat. We will definitely go back when we can afford the calories again!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was another great meal and has become one of our favorite places for a nice italian dinner. They really go out of their way and the food was excellent as was the value.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Asked and gave specail candles for dessert to the staff. Our candles were never used. My kids where disappointed as they planned the surprise.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

With friends, just catching up on the week of events. I like this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Love love love the fried zucchini. I think the pasta and tomato sauce is marginal. I would never say the pasta was delicious. It’s passable. Good service, good value and enjoy using $10 off coupons...

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always enjoy Maggianos. Love the food and they also have a nice wine list. The only disappointment this time was that we had a 5:45 pm weekday reservation, but still were not seated until nearly 6:15. Other than that we enjoyed our experience immensely.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Paul our waiter was excellent. Special thanks to him for his attention to make sue our dining was one to remember

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our waiter was exceptional.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I ordered a flat bread and it was very bland. The chicken was dry. My Caesar salad was right one. "Delicious "

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Served wrong order, finally arrived, and by then mine was cold. Wine served 15 mins after ordered. My drink never refilled or water till end of meal. Check was discounted, but damage done. Have dined here numerous times in past and also Chicago. Now it appears will use other dining choices. Too bad.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Met friends for dinner that I haven’t seen for awhile. Noise level was very conducive for talking. We had a great dinner and a lovely visit.

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