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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.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sundays: 10am - 9pm (Lunch and Dinner Menu All Day)
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Self parking is available in the mall parking lot. Valet parking is available on weekends.
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.
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
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
The food here had deteriorated in 2008, but it got better in the recent past. However, on this trip, the service was bad. We had 8:30 reservations, and even with the reservations, we had to wait more than an hour to be seated. When we were seated, they got our order wrong in several respects, and were not great with keeping up with the table (refilling drinks, etc.) Also, there were multiple screaming babies throughout the restaurant, which made for a fairly unpleasant meal. But the food we got was good.
Wait staff asked other tables if they were celebrating, but no one asked us.
We ordered 2 desserts, but the chocolate one smelled and tasted weird. We asked two waiters, one was ours, if there was alcohol in the chocolate cake and neither knew the answer. 15 minutes later, our waiter returned with the news that it did contain alcohol.
1. Why doesn't the menu clearly warn of the alcohol content?
2. Why aren't staff aware and mentioning this when taking the order. Especially when there are children.
3. Why does it take 20 minutes to bring an alternate dessert when, by the time it finally arrives, others have finished theirs.
I’ve been to this location many times, and I have never had such as a bad experience as this past time. My sister took me here for my birthday and we received some of the worst service. I don’t know if the waitress assumed that we wouldn’t tip well since we both look young for our age, or if she just doesn’t line serving females, but she completely neglected our table compared to the ones around us. She brought her other tables bread, and when we asked if we could have some, she examined our table to see if we already received some, and said “sure” in an irritated way. Our food was also very disappointing, and not the quality I’ve come to expect as Maggianos, but this would have been overlooked if it hasn’t been for our rude waitress. I won’t be returning unless there is a major improvement in staff and food quality.
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