Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.6
7784 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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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
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Phone number
(714) 546-9550
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anastacio Rodriguez
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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.
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Parking details
Self parking is available in the mall parking lot. Valet parking is available on weekends.
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Special events & promotions
Please come by to discover our complete restaurant renovation. Our bar and dining areas are bigger and better.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 7784 People Are Saying
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1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darian was really helpful. Sangrias were tasty. Food was all around good. We tried the new Salmon chefs special and it was surprisingly tasty and zesty. Overall great especially when they surprised my dad with his birthday candle and dessert.

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VG
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5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. Had the salmon eggs Benedict. It was amazing!

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SH
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4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Alex was awesome! So personable, funny and efficient. We were a little disappointed with the quality of the food. The portions seemed smaller than usual and it wasn’t as flavourful as previous visits. The butter cake is amazing though!

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J
Orange County
1 review
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always good food and excellent service

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MT
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best I go yearly for my birthday they know how to take care of you and your guests

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OT
Los Angeles
639 reviews
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Saturday lunch at the bar. Great service from the bartender. Enjoyed the lasagna and eggplant parm. Only complaint was that we weren’t given any bread with our to go order.

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J
Orange County
5 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at Maggianos! We were looking for a restaurant to go out to dinner before seeing a show at South Coast Rep. My daughter has recently had to switch to a dairy-free diet for medical reasons, and as she is a very picky eater this makes eating out a challenge. When our server Evan heard we had dietary restrictions at our table he immediately offered to have the chef come out and speak with us. The chef came out and talked to my daughter and collaborated on developing a specific custom order for her! Phenomenal! What's more, Maggiano's has this deal where with certain menu items when you order them you get one for free to take home. We told Evan that we would not be able to take advantage of this because we were going to the show after dinner. He said "No problem! I will keep them in the fridge for you, just come back after your show!" He greeted us with a smile and quickly retrieved our meals when we came back in hours later. We will definitely be going back! Great job Evan and Bravo Maggianos!

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JE
Orange County
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Italian by birth! Manngiano’s food takes me back to Sunday’s at my grandmother house with all my family!

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RS
Orange County
4 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. I do not cook Italian food at home so we love going to Maggiano’s to get the real thing.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well done to celebrate my birthday wishes to me.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, reasonable prices, comfortable seating & atmosphere and service is good. A good place for special occasions & get togethers.

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1 review
2.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Overall, the food and service we got was very good. However, towards the end it took a very unpleasant turn that, quiet frankly, ruined a wonderful birthday dinner. It was my dad's first time eating at the restaurant and didn't know that the tip suggestions were at the bottom when he paid the tip. So when he left the waitress a close to 30 dollar tip, you could see that their was an obvious change in her whole character. It was when we heard her crying and complaining to the waiters and waitresses about her tip that we truly felt uncomfortable. Instead of finishing our desserts we decided to leave. However, before we left my mother went to talk to one of the waiters to give the waitress more money for the tip and explain what had happened. I understand why the waitress might have felt badly but I thought that it was very unprofessional of her to have made such a scene. Despite the good factors that this restaurant had I truly do not see myself returning because of how uncomfortable I felt.

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ES
1 review
4.0Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and the overall atmosphere. Food tasted good and was well prepared. The service was excellent. Will definitely return!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great! I love this place.

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S
Orange County
9 reviews
4.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoy it for lunch just the 2 of us or with friends., family events, holiday get togethers

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MG
Los Angeles
62 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggiano's has a varied menu and can taylor any dish to suit a patron's dietary needs. The service is excellent without being obtrusive. If I have tickets at SCR, it is my go to eatery because I know I will
have an excellent meal, have plenty of time to enjoy it and still make my curtain on time. I always feel
like I am important when I dine at Maggiano's! Thank you for always taking such good care of me and
my friends!!

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SJ
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

All went well even tho I misplaced a credit card. The staff focused until it was found right where I dropped it.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
3.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We had gone to this restaurant a few times over the last couple of years and it was enjoyable. This time, while the waiter was friendly, did not like the service of the wait staff, i.e., appetizer came before our glass of wine which we were told the bar was backed up; appetizer was not hot; waiter seemed to be in a hurry to get our entree order; pasta was cold, etc. We will not be going back.

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SE
Central Coast
45 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're always happy to dine at Maggiano's. The restaurant was quite busy when we arrived, but we were seated within five minutes of our reservation time. We received fabulous service, and the warm basket of bread with oil and vinegar gets things started well. We tried the bruschetta sampler, which had five varieties, and all were yummy. The Original Salad was tasty, and for my entree, I had the swordfish special, which was delicious and served atop mashed potatoes. For dessert, spumoni. Another fine dinner, but don't go without a reservation.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Doesn’t break the wallet.

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L
San Francisco
12 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great company with great food. The service was awesome. We ordered the family meal for 7 and it was perfect. Thanks so much!

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GZ
Kansas City
13 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a boys trip for the second year in a row. As always Maggiano's delivers. Great food and fantastic experience. We will be back to this place for sure.

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MC
1 review
4.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My experience overall was lovely. The sizing (ounces) of wines was a bit confusing. Olivia was a kind manager who amended our dispute. Thank you for the opportunity to share thoughts. :)

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening. Loved I had reservations for a birthday dinner

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TD
1 review
5.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food equally delicious!

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r
Orange County
21 reviews
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How does it get any better than a reasonably-priced LARGE portion of lunch that also comes with a take-home dinner?? Oh wait, there's more.....we also had a $10 coupon. Thanks, Maggiano's!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times both during lunch and dinner wonderful staff. Food is amazing it’s big portions so go hungry.

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KL
Orange County
4 reviews
4.0Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a great time, but one of our patrons was Vegan. Our hostess was able to get her a vegan dish, but they first brought out the wrong one and it took over 20 minutes to get it replaced. Once the correct dish was replaced it seemed like the sauce was just soup and not a pasta sauce. So we weren't super impressed with the vegan option, but again most places don't have a lot of options for vegans, so we can't complain too much. Would not go back if you want vegan food.

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G
1 review
3.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I really enjoyed the food, the only reason I didn’t give a higher rating is because we felt very rushed. By the time we ordered our drinks we had already been asked for our order twice and as soon as we took our first sip we were asked again. We ordered a couple of salads to start and were asked a 4th time. By this time I was in edge and felt like I needed to order just to stop the server from coming over. And I was right, once we ordered we didn’t see her again. I never got my water refilled and had to ask a passer by if I could get a box for my food.

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SD
Orange County
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our meals at Maggiano’s. We celebrate most of our special occasions there. Our server Shannon was great.

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OA
Orange County
6 reviews
3.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Not as good as has been in the past. Bartender did not know how to make a lemon drop martini. My fault for. It sending the drink back. I ordered a dish that I’ve always ordered, chicken picatta and it seemed to be made different. Chicken was tough, sauce thin, noodles were not the type for that dish. Unfortunately, I won’t be in a hurry to get back.

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LL
Orange County
1 review
4.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived right at our reservation time and were seated immediately - thank goodness, as there were several (walk-up?) parties waiting for tables. As always, the food was delicious and the service was spot on. We'll be back!

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R
Orange County
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the early dinner, took some first timers and they thought it was very nice and very good food. Stop there before going to the play at Segerstrom.

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SA
Orange County
1 review
4.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal after the theater. This is a wonderful restaurant to get together after the theatre with friends. There were 9 of us and the service was great and the food delicious.

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TH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great and we keep coming back because of Alex Munoz. He is our go to person and it always fun to have as a server

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CF
San Diego
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with lots of fun! Great service all around! Will recommend to others! Perfect location before a show.

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BO
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggiano’s is always delicious and the service is excellent! This restaurant is perfect for pre show or post show dining. Reservations are recommended as they are usually busy but the wait is worth it you forget.

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C
Las Vegas
42 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great!

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DG
Las Vegas
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and already looking forward to next time. Look forward to trying many items on the menu.

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DT
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Was going to the theater and the service was perfect. Got in and out in plenty of time.

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