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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
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

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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4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (191)
Special Occasion (190)
Good for Groups (147)
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Good for a Date (147)
Comfort Food (144)
Good for Anniversaries (138)
Casual (123)
Great for Lunch (112)
Pre/post Theatre (108)
Worth the Drive (104)
Business Meals (101)
Authentic (84)
Fun (74)
Sunday Lunch (66)
Romantic (63)
Great for Brunch (58)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Bar Seating (52)
Kid-friendly (51)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Cozy (50)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Happy Hour (36)
Tasting Menu (36)
Hot Spot (34)
Seasonal (32)
People Watching (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Disabled Access (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Late-night Find (17)
Local Ingredients (14)
Healthy (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Quick Bite (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Great Beer (6)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Live Sports (4)
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Tapas (3)
Live Music (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

This was a dinner to celebrate a friend’s Birthday. We were immediately seated upon arrival at Maggiano’s and we were treated by our initial server. We had a change in servers but it was flawless and we had outstanding service. The service and atmosphere was great and the food was excellent. We could not have asked for a more enjoyable evening or dinning experience. Maggiano’s made sure that our friend had a special desert to celebrate his birthday. I would highly recommend Maggiano’s for all occasions.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Always good food at Maggiano's!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Our dinner was delicious as usual. This time we made sure to leave room for the Chef Feature Chocolate Cherry Cake, amazing! Thanks Alfredo for the wonderful service. We’ll be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

Since I worked in the area, Maggiano's has always been the go-to place for special lunches. I retired 3 years ago and had this lunch with a former boss. Still the go-to place! Thank you for making a special occasion even more special.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a birthday dinner for my friend. I requested a booth and was accommodated. We were running late and I called ahead to let them know we would be delayed 15 min. Our table was ready within 10 min after our arrival. The waitress was very nice and did not rush us with our cocktails. I ordered the Filet Mignon. I did not realize that there was two different filet dishes on the menu. She brought me the wrong one with potatoes and asparagus spears. I brought it to her attention, and she said "Oh you wanted the other one". She let me keep my plate and brought me a side of the risotto, which was delicious. My friend ordered Chicken Francese and loved it! Our waitress also brought crescent shaped lemon cookies as a treat for my friends birthday! They were delicious!!
My filet was cooked to perfection. The asparagus spears were tasteless, barely cooked, tough and fibrous. The room we were in was quite noisy. I would recommend the bar area for a quieter meal. All in all we enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our group from Merrill Gardens senior living in Huntington Beach went for a Christmas lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Some had walkers, one had a wheelchair. We were treated well, with high efficiency, and the food was delicious! We will be back soon because of this visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I love bringing new people here and making at their favorite as it is mine! Celebrating and eating , two of my favorite passions!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as always!Excellent as always!Excellent as always!Excellent as always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was amazing. What a way to start off the evening before going to the Segerstrom Center For The Arts to see Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Just amazing.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food, drinks and service. We go there whenever we go to the Segerstrom theater.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants in Orange County. Food is fantastic and service is great!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Everything was very nice, we go every year to celebrate birthdays.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants and I came here for my birthday and my reservation was not updated In their computer so me and my family waited about an hour and they ran out of butter cake which is my favorite. The manager did give me a 10 dollar card to come back but I believe she should of comp my birthday dinner since I had to wait an hour to be seated and I had a reservation and drove all the way from Victorville to Costa Mesa. Overall, I love this restaurant and will come back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I’m sad to see how Maggiano’s has steadily declined. We used to come frequently and dine because of the great atmosphere and food. However it is no longer enjoyable. Thankfully we have reservations for our dinner however they crammed everyone in to one tiny table and there were FAR to many tables in the floor. Three of our guests at dinner were rubbing elbows with three other tables!! We sat for for 15 minutes before our waiter hastily came by and still no orders for drinks or anything were taken. We finally had to ask for water and hostess after 30 min brought us bread. If we weren’t celebrating my twins birthday we would have left!!! We knew after our waiter didn’t take our drinks order the hope of a good bottle of wine flew out the window. We stuck with water because he had trouble handling just that. When our order was finally taken we were brought the wrong appetizers and he frantically rush over throw literally throw things down and vanish before we could ask for something. Food wasn’t that great the sauces lacked in quantity and flavor. When we finally were able to order dessert I asked for our bill knowing it was going to take forever to get because now we are TWO hours in. Not because we were taking our time but because our service was atrocious. Dessert was outstanding thankfully. Finally a manager walked by and saw me waiting with my card in hand and asked if she could get us something, I politely asked for my bill which I received immediately from her. When the waiter finally returned with my card and recipet to sign he hovered, yes literally hovered over my shoulder watching what I was going to tip. I just closed the bill till he finally left. The bathrooms were filthy they are over booked I don’t appreciate subpar service or food and you need to limit your bookings if you can’t serve everyone to Your once excellent standards. What a waste of what was suppose to be a lovely evening celebrating our children.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I felt like I was in a market place. It was too noisy and crowed, and seating was too tight.
Service and family style food was good though.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We came here for a holiday dinner with my husband's group. We were a group of 11 and chose the Family Style dining which was perfect for our group. We had so much delicious food and our choices were replenishable! My favorite was the Mushroom Ravoli.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Location of this eatery is great when planning a dinner and a show date with my hubby. We went to see a play at the South Coast Repertory and ended the evening with a nice Italian dinner. Our server Tyler was superb and his recommendations were on point ! We decided on the Marcos dinner for two. We started with the fried zuchinni which was the best we ever had! For our entrees we selected the cheese ravioli and the beef paradelle, both were delicious! We ended the meal with the New York cheesecake which was the icing on the cake. In addition to our delectable three course meal we also chose two classic pasta meals to take home. A great deal for all we had ! Highly Recommend you make reservations as it can get very busy here.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the family atmosphere. Lots of small/big groups having a great time. Food excellent
(try the mushrooms!). Very satisfying dinner experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful service, delicious food
Beautiful ambiance.
Can't wait to go back
Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The occasion was for my girlfriend's birthday. Wow, I was blown away by the service and ambiance. Ambiance is what you already expect. The service was great from our server to the chief to came to our table, and asked how was our meal and gave us goodies to take home. We felt very VIP here just by being a normal customer and we left feeling great. (We did the Marco's meal for 2, so we felt even more rewarded by their current deal)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service by our waiter, Taylor.
Great food!!!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great location...lighting is pleasant and food so yummy...the bread is delicious the little lemon cookies are so good the children ask for them by name and we love coming back again and again!!!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this place for family get togethers and date night! The Tuscan chicken and shrimp was delicious.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great birthday!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our server Holly was excellent. She was friendly, attentive and never let our drink glasses go empty. The entrees were delicious and the tiramisu was top notch. Maggiano’s is one of our favorite spots for dinner.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Amazing service. We easily made a reservation for 6 people on a Wednesday night and were seated within 10minutes. Our server was great and attentive. Certain offers are a great deal and can't wait to come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We are always happy with our meals at Maggianos. They do an excellent job with customer service and the food is consistently good. We always look forward having a meal here! Its always fun!(and good too!!!)

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Once again they hit it out of the ball,park, always good, always consistent, always the best. I look forward to the next time

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had reservations for 5 guests at 5pm on a Tuesday evening. Half of our party was 8 min. late(due to auto breakdown). A young woman came over to where we were waiting to be seated and asked if the remainder of our party had arrived. She was very congenial and made us feel welcome. However, our waiter seemed harried and took our order curtly. Alao, he did not return to our table to refill our water glasses or coffee cups. After he returned our credit cards, he said thank you and walked away hastily. Our party of 3 spent over $100 and left our waiter a 17% tip.
I left the restaurant feeling disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food is below average.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I love this restaurant and it's become a new favorite for my whole family. We had a party of nine last Sunday after viewing the performance of "A Christmas Carol" across the street.

I sincerely believe that this is our new family tradition!

Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was great. Service was the worst I’ve had at Maggiano’s. My daughter spilled a full glass of water and they mopped it with towels but didn’t change the tablecloth, ate the entire meal with a wet tablecloth. They brought her a child’s cup with a lid. We asked for another one for her little friend and the waiter never brought it. Had to ask 4 times for ice since my iced tea did not have any ice in it.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I love Maggiano. I've been dining and ordering take out for several years. It's a nice cozy family Italian restaurant, with tasty foods.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Got there early 15mins early due to craziness and received an pager. 30 mins later i finally get paged while 4 other groups with out reservation and checked in after us. Seem like having a reservation was pointless. Our waiter was great but the people that are seating you was so disorganized and that they forgot about us. Very disappointed that we get skipped while having a reservation!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Loved the food. Excellent service. We had a great time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

For an anniversary date, this restaurant was a good choice to go to. The dinner for 2 option gives you a salad each or appetizer, 2 entrees, a dessert, and your choice of a pasta to-go for each person. Sitting in a booth would be best because if you happen to sit at a table in the middle section by the aisle, there is a lot of guest and server foot traffic which can get a little annoying. Other than having to talk louder than we wanted to, everything else was good. Our server was super attentive and helped with any questions we had about the food. We were also checked on by the manager and given complimentary cookies because it was our 1st time dining there. All in all, it was a great experience and I would definitely dine there again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We always love Maggianos! Our daughter got engaged at one.....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

On 11/23/2017-The service was crappy. We had a party of 6 and had to wait 20 minutes for the waitress to come to our table. She had low energy and talked very low. The sprite soda was flat...turns out the waitress said all of the soda machines for sprite we not functioning correctly. The brussetta was thrown on the plate, and the sauce wasn’t enough for a party of 6 people. The Maggianos Salad and Caersar Salad was wilted and had little to no dressing. The tilapia was cold, tasteless and not enough for a party of 6. The turkey was cold and very dry. The stuffing was cold and mushy. The spaghetti had 1 meatball for a party of 6. we talked to the kitchen manager on 2 occasions, and he just said yes shaking his head in agreeance. We tried to choke down the food but just couldn’t do it. The majority of the food and left it. The food nor the service changed. The quality of the food as well as the plating was terrible. We ended up paying over $300 for food and service that was below standard, and the worst I’ve ever experienced. Add insult to injury, the manager gave us a $50 gift card. We left and went to get food somewhere else. Will never recommend Maggianos at South Coast Mall.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner at Maggiano's was over the top. We ate, they refilled the plates, we ate some more. Will definitely be back next year. We were a little disappointed that they ran out of desserts. Our reservation was at 7:30, restaurant closed at 8 and the kitchen closed at 9. They were out of all the desserts featured on the holiday menu and we ended up with zuccotto cake bites. Fabulous dessert by itself but we were a little surprised that our waitress hadn't put our order aside earlier.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was horrible! Turkey was disgusting l and wasn’t cooked and the service was horrible. I understand no one want to work on Thanksgiving but at least smile and pretend to be nice!

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