Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.6
7876 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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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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Neighborhood
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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 7876 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value, yummy Italian. Love this place.

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DT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian ambiance and food recommend it for all occasions

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

Took server a long time to get to us, close to 15 minutes to just get water. Advised server no avocado on sandwich (as i am allergic), which server claimed it does not come with it. When I got sandwich it had avocado. To top it off salmon sandwich was very fishy tasting. Hopefully, it was just a bad day.

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

Such a great restaurant/bar the ambiance is nice and the food is delicious . We always get great service and end taking more food home than we ordered.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal.

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LG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at your establishment. Prices were appropriate and service was outstanding. This will be a regular place for us.

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FS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Mitchel and his service was outstanding. He made the whole experience better.

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LC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was surprised how poor the service was. Took a long time to get appetizers and when they arrived they were cold. Long time to get balsamic vinegar from waiter and water glasses refilled. I realize it was Sunday evening but they are not new to the restaurant business, they should know by now to increase their wait staff for busy nights. Will think twice before I go again. Too bad.

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DK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Maggianos is outstanding and a great deal. We had the light version of the chicken piccata and Parmesan also g with the maggiano salad. Everything was delicious. It is always a pleasure to eat there.
Recommend reservations unless you are prepared to wait. Restaurant was already packed at 4:45.

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f
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious as always, but our server just rubbed us the wrong way. He was very pushy about ordering the "family style" meal where each adult was $37 and each child was $17. In our party, we had two 5 year olds and two 8 year olds who barely eat anything and a grandma who's the same. We didn't need that much food and we certainly didn't want to pay for an excessive amount where we'd just have leftovers. He even went so far as to tell us that it would be "easier on the kitchen" if we ordered family style. I'm sorry, but I didn't take my family out to eat to make it easier on a restaurant's kitchen. We would like to order what actually we want to eat. We also ordered a lot less food than we would've with the family style, so I'm pretty sure that would be easier on the kitchen. I don't think I've ever had such a high-pressure sales type of experience at a restaurant before.

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

Satisfied with food and service.

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RL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monica was our waitress and was completely amazing

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DV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were late for our reservations because the show we were seeing ran longer than we thought. I guess the staff wasn't that happy to see a party of four arrive for dinner thirty minutes before closing. No one smiled at all.

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SE
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Catered my wedding and everyone loved it. My favorite Italian restaurant for special occasions. ❤️

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GB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant food is excellent and as a result you definitely want to make reservations. If you are looking for quiet, this is not the place due to the overwhelming amount of customers in the restaurant it can be loud. However the food and service definitely out weight the noise level. I’ve never received a bad meal or poor service yet, hence the crowds. Maggiano’s is definitely at the top of my list.

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NH
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for dinner after a matinee performance at the Segerstrom. Very glad I had reservations as the restaurant was packed. Very good service, good food and lots of fun overall. Be prepared for a louder than usual environment but that is part of the fun.

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BB
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I went for the monthly chefs pasta special which turned out to be a mistake. It's probably a case of great recipe and a lousy delivery. The pasta was under cooked and the sauce was thin and salty. It's usually better than this and that's why I keep coming back.

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s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and good service.
great deal on the 2 for choice of pasta with one each to take home
with the best cake

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OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant for excellent Italian food. Everything we have EVER had at Maggiano’s has been the absolute best for freshness, portion, taste and the service is above the rest!

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j
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that you can make reservations and catch a nice dinner preshow. Highly recommend and come here every time I see a show with friends

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k
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is big. Request a quiet area because there are quiter areas. Food was good, especially the libster carbonara. Service was good. Great for pre theater. Interesting menu.

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JN
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Jaime, was very attentive and made us feel welcome. Great service!

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AO
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The six of us met here for lunch and it was excellent. All of the servers were very attentive and polite. Brought bread and drinks immediately and it was a very positive experience.

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DW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner before going to the performing arts center. The food was very good! Thank you 😊❤️

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JH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We always allow time to make theater. This evening we felt rushed. Our meal arrived while were half way though salad.
Not quite the level of service we get when Evan is our server.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ask for Tyler! You wont be sorry. Hes an awesome server and truly just an all around good guy.

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M
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggianos South Coast Plaza is always a great place for an enjoyable lunch or dinner. The food and service is great and the atmosphere is very relaxing and spacious. A real keeper for a place to eat!

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food. Food was tasty and portion size was great.

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MY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great services with server..Hostess needs better service.

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Our server was outstanding and knew we were short on time

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress Amber was Awesome
Food delicious
Fair prices

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed the food and have never been disappointed. Waiters go out of their way to be extra friendly.

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SG
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very quiet with the attendant GREAT service in late afternoon, mid week

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L
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I am so glad that you have a lighter side menu. I had the lighter shrimp fra diavolo and it was excellent and only 370 calories! Great bread too!

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T
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Maggionos was way overbooked for the evening. Extremely noisy and did not honor our request for a booth

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y
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

I made reservations for 7:00PM we were seated right away the waitress was very nice and new the menu and items very well. We had a good time!

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EZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the meal, the ambiance, service was great and I will be back. Thinking of a holiday party with my family.

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c
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Tala was excellent. Thank you Debbie and Jerry

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YR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We always enjoy coming to this Maggiano's. The food is delicious we have never gone wrong in this are. Unfortunately, this night the service was not good at all. The hostess at front was wonderful and friendly. We were seated fairly quickly. Only waited about 10 minutes due to us being early for our reservation. Once seated we waited for the waiter to greet us and nothing. I believe a busboy ( at least I think it was) flew by the table and dropped off a bread basket. Still no waiter. Finally after I poured out olive oil for the bread and proceeded to go myself and get the bottle of balsamic (I could see it from where I was sitting) waiter approached us. He did not say hello or his name - nothing just are you ready to order. I asked for the balsamic, he brought it and poured it. Not even apologizing for wait. he took our drink order left. Finally came back and took food order. He wasn't rude or anything like that. He just gave the sense that he could care less about being there and us. To top it off He was CHEWING GUM the entire time. This drove me crazy but again he wasn't rude just very disengaged. My husband does not like to complain but I was ready to call manager but didn't only due to the fact that our appetizer and salad came out so quickly! All in all great food and place just a bad night for service.

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JS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Maggiano's has been a family favorite for us. My two teenage children and I chose it to celebrate my wife's birthday. I made my reservation thru Open Table and noted we were celebrating a birthday. We were seated on time in the very noisy lobby bar area near the restrooms. The waitress was pleasant enough and maybe over-loaded with customers. Wait time for food was longer than normal and waitress was difficult to find. Our used appetizer plates remained on the table throughout dinner. The food was just okay, and the sauces were over-loaded with salt. No manager visited the table to smile and ask about the food and service. No mention was made about the birthday we were celebrating. This is not typical of our experiences at Maggiano's but on this night, Maggiano's failed us. It was a disappointing evening and I feel ripped off.

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