Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

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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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Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 9117 People Are Saying
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j
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love the restaurant. Unfortunately the service this time was a bit less than desired.

K
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a good time. The food was great. The service was slower than normal, but I think he was a new server just getting to know the overall business. However, I would still come back over and over again.

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

Always good!

F
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food. Lots of parking and portions were filling. Will be back soon.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love going to Maggiano’s! However, our server seemed miffed at us the entire evening. He seemed annoyed to be waiting on our table which kinda dampened the evening for us.

Salmon was fantastic though as well as the ravioli!

MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The service was great and attentive however, the sausage in my dish was burnt on one side. I was going to the theater and running late so I did not bring up to the waiter. I'm righting this review because the GM needs to know how the kitchen staff performed. I would recommend Maggiano's South Coast to others but with one reservation. " f you are not proud of it don't serve it." Maggione's failed last Tuesday night.

J
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is generally very solid at Maggiano's and this was no exception. I had the chicken saltimboca that was tasty but I have had better. The chopped salad was a little light on dressing but could ask for more on the side. My wife said the pasta with shredded beef was OK.

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

Perfect experience!

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

Fabulous service...very good food....had a very pleasant evening!

TS
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marc our Waiter was fantastic.. love Marco special..

FM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

This location has still not figured out how to run their business with Segerstrom Center just across the street. They are constantly running behind on reservations and their service is slow. If you have a show, book dinner at least 2 hours ahead of time, you'll need it!

EC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious! Service was great and we got to our reservation earlier than anticipated!

LR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend & I came here to dine after a performance at Segerstrom center. The waitress was very pleasant & informative & professional. The salads & pasta was excellent & arrived promptly.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great, service was a bit slow getting started. Overall, good experience. We’ll be back!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always delicious and the wait staff are always friendly.

Only con is that this specific location always has a wait even if you have a reservation. Your table is never ready at the reservation time.

KB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice family setting, good food, trained staff, good value.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vic our server was superb! He was very attentive & was on top of everything

HT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

It’s too expensive for the quality of food being served. Also the wine we purchased by the glass were each $20 while if you went to purchase the whole bottle outside of the restaurant in a store it would’ve been $20. This was frustrating. The service was great, we liked our waiter and he did a fine job but not worth it to return.

e
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific! We always look forward to Marco's meal with take home pasta. Such a great value!

MS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The spinach artichoke dip was watery and didn't have the same flavor as I remember.

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner. Great service

s
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server Paul was phenomenal....I wish every restaurant had a person like him...
The food was delicious. Everything came out in a timely manner.

SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Server could not pronounce name of sauce on one of the Specials. She never came back to check after out food arrived and forgot our latte. Gave us the Specials menu when we asked for the Dessert menu, and gave us the incorrect take-home dish with our leftovers. I'm pretty sure her name was Ashley, she was blonde and young (early 20s - early 30s) and she just did not seem engaged. We were there 5/13/19 at 5:00 pm.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was our server and he did a superb job!!!

s
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was phenomenal...wish every restaurant had a person like her. Food was delicious. Everything came out in a timely manner.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Was having dinner before a show across the way. Made the curtain time known to our server. She didn’t seem to care. Luckily, we gave ourselves plenty of time. Food was great as always, but salad was VERY light on dressing.

OT
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great, as always, but outside the sign in rep wishing me a happy birthday we received nothing else. My grandson was very disappointed, he wanted to sing happy birthday to me.

JB
Orange County
78 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Team service concept can be problematic from time to time. Our server was good when he was visible or checked needs. Food and drink by non vested wait staff was prompt but not terribly person... Xoom in and zoom out before I could ask for a straw(s). Likewise food delivery by total different staff — ok but not great.

KB
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always was pleasant and my husband had I we enjoyed the food and service and the family style restaurant with great value.

J
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

So noisy.......but yummy!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always really really good but the service this time wasn’t the best, waitress was not very responsive and seemed annoyed whenever we made a request.

TE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic. I always gravitate toward Mama's Lasagna, they have many great dishes but I always seem to end up with the Lasagna. I think it is one of the best.

LJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Maggianos Little Italy was a wonderful dining experience for lunch. Service was exceptional. Bread was ok. Spaghetti and meat sauce was especially tasty and came with a huge meatball. They brought delicious home baked cookies for my friend's birthday. I got free lasagna to take home.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were there to celebrate my mother’s 93 birthday. Unfortunately, we were part of the patrons forced to flee the restaurant when the 2 women entered and started shattering the glass in the bar. Someone yelled gun or run in the restaurant. We evacuated out the emergency exit and ran to our cars. We saw the police barricade at Nordstrom. Thought something was happening in the mall also. We drove off and left we were so scared. I think my mom left a pair of glasses on the table. We were too scared to go back in to retrieve them.

Q
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maggiano’s is the perfect pre theatre dinner choice. The food is always good. The service is good and the location and parking is great. A very good value.

DS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not our first time to Maggiano's. Food is always good, but the salad was a little under dressed and could've used a little more dressing. It was a busy night as we were on our way to the theatre and were also a little late for our reservation. To start, however, the pager did not work properly. We were having a drink at the bar and I had to approach the host to ask about our table. He said he's been trying to page us, which obviously never went off. We were seated. Noted to the server that we were on our way to the theatre. I don't think he realized that meant that timing was important. We got out of there on time, but I've eaten at other restaurants in the area and the server would acknowledge when checking in and bringing up the check a little earlier than usual, however, also mentioning that this was to make sure we weren't late for the show. We were also never offered water. We did come to the table with drinks, but there was no mention of water or any other beverages. Will I return to Maggiano's, yes, but was this my best experience, no. A little disappointing actually as we also overtipped as we didn't want to wait around for change.

DM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

5:15 reservation
Seemed like they were short on waiters/waitresses ours was working tables both inside and the patio so it was a bit of a wait for our drinks and food.
My food (lasagna) was lukewarm at best and the meat sauce looked burnt.

L
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls night! Perfect! Great food (especially getting one to go). Peach bellini swirl is so refreshing and beautiful! Love this place! Great for foodies!!

1
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a good meal at a very fair price

LG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate service, top notch food and an inviting environment. Always the same quality and friendly, prompt service. A favorite go-to place for any occasion.

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