Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.6
8506 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service always!

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n
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome server - Paul!!! Very attentive and kind. Nice smile!

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ML
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughters Birthday dinner. We love the food and decor too!
Evan, our server was excellent!!

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OT
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Flew back home from New Orleans. Hungry, tired, and stressed from our national airport ‘experience’. And then, all turns to exquisite wonderfulness as I bit into the always delicious fried zucchini starter. Soon to follow was their signature Rigatoni D. All the bad, stressful events if the day had vanished. I was renewed and refreshed. It’s all good!

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OM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bustling restaurant with good food. The wait staff was attentive and helpful

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SM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was GREAT !! Noise level was a little high, butt that is just my opinion.....

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JB
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Gloria was excellent. Food was very good

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JD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything. Our server was great, the food outstanding, and the overall experience surpassed expectations.

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AT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Made reservation for 6 about two weeks in advance- for my husband’s birthday. We were seated in the back next to the kitchen door where a continuous flow of waiters carrying dishes too close made for a nerv-wracking experience. Service was very slow. Pasta was thick and chewy but did not send it back for fear it would be another 30min to get our food. Otherwise food was delicious and very large portions!

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m
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and were asked to wait. Fair enough. There were two booths for four sitting empty with "Reserved" signs just off the area where the reservation podium was. We waited for 20 minutes and were then offered one of the two booths or a table farther inside the restaurant. The table inside was in the middle of the seating area and had absolutely no privacy and the area was extremely noisy. I asked for one of the empty booths in the inside area and after a great deal of consultation among the staff our party was finally seated in one of them. Kudos to Mike, our server, who most likely had to take our party outside of his rotation but managed to serve us with efficiency and a smile. If it hadn't been a birthday celebration for my sister and my daughter I would have suggested leaving to find a different place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Long wait with reservation and not a great experience sadly this is somewhere I have been multiple times in the past and last night was a let down

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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was beyond amazing. The food was wonderful and excellent price for the amount. The drinks were good too. They remember to celebrate our special occasion. Overall amazing experience. When you visit ask for Server Jamie...

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M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service outstanding. Receptionist/host team very rude and didn't listen to my request for a table in the dining room rather than the bar. Called me by my last name only, and by that I mean just my last name, not using Mr. Very rude. Thank goodness we had a wonderful server. Because of the redness of the reception staff I have no interest in returning to this lication.

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b
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go there after plays. Never been dissatisfied. My daughter even had her rehearsal dinner there. See you next time!!

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DG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honored our special handicap reservation request for seating. Our server, Cheyenne, was awesome w/service and timing. Great food, worth the drive. Impressively well organized machine facilitating each table's desired. Definitely make a reservation and definitely eat here!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner before a play at the segerstrum theater, meal was great!

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time at this restaurant. My reservation was honored at the time I requested and I was seated quickly. I enjoyed my service and meal very much. It wasn’t very noisy at all for a lunch crowd.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was amazing and the food was delicious. Great service.

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Maggiano’s and we had a great time. The service and food were great and the ambience was perfect.

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except it was hard to hear as it was soo loud there.

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S
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just lunch with my wife.

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our waiter was excellent! The zuchinni was wonderful with the creamy ranch dressing. I love the extra pasta dish to take home......dinner that night. We enjoyed the lemon cake and even had enough to take home to share.

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Good typical Italian good food ambiance. Food portions are so large that they should suggest sharing. Although they were crowded, I felt service was slow.

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EE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dining experience at Maggiano's Thurs night. There were four of us for dinner, one who has serious food allergies (seafood, gluten ). Our waitress, who was superb, invited the head chef out to help decide on some dishes for our friend. Joseph (I believe) listened intently and together they came up with a wonderful dinner that was prepared away from other dishes that might "conflict" with our friend's order. The chef was MOST gracious and accommodating at a busy, peak dinner hour. I can't say enough good things about how we were treated. Thank you!

We have been to this restaurant about five times -- we have never been disappointed. We are now even more loyal to Maggiano's after this latest experience. Highly recommend you make a reservation though.

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Maggiano’s and I could not have been more pleased.Daisy,our server was warm and welcoming.She had a great attitude and made my family feel like we were her family.We had seven in our party and for the first time everyone loved their meal.Not one disappointing meal.That never happens with my family.Thank you Daisy for a great evening.😃

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T
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Salmon salad was very good

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YS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food ware excellent. We had a party of 10 and we were a little cramped in the main dining room. Unfortunately the noise level in the restaurant is always too high. It’s always difficult to hear each other in this restaurant. I’m not sure why.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food great service and great prices

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Our four year old son even enjoyed the experience which made it that much better for our whole family.

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HL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food, great value, excellent service as always! That's why I keep coming back with my friends.

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NG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

We always love going to Magliano's for special occasions, but we always have the same complaint. It's too loud. When we first arrived, we actually had to raise our voices to have a simple conversation. There was a party of about 12 people right next to us. At another table next to us was a family with four children under the age of 6. It was only after they all left, that we could have a normal conversation. I wish that families with small children and really large parties could all sit together in one area, and couples wanting a romantic evening could sit in another.

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D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Manager came to our table and was very courteous and friendly!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food there! Will definitely return again.

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S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great service

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was god and the service was outstanding.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around service and the food was delicious as always. Cant wait to return.

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a
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

It was our anniversary lunch and we did not like the experience. It was our first time and we’ll never come back. The food is overpriced. The bill was 115.00$ for one appetizer and two main courses and one glass of wine. No desserts was added.
We don’t recommend.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE Maggianos! The bartenders are fantastic as is the food . I will be back!!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We had reservations and I stated that we had a 2 month old infant. We were seated in a high traffic area but we made it work. It was very loud with a couple behind us with a 1 year old that was screaming and crying the whole time. They did nothing to calm him down. I was disappointed that when you are paying that much money for a meal that we had to listen to a screaming child.

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