Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.5
8065 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
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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my team to lunch today and enjoyed the Holiday Lunch Family Style menu! Great options and lots of food! So good for such a good deal!

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KH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Maggiano’s but today, our table’s food was not up to par. Our Spinach Manicotti was dropped on the floor (we were told), so they were remaking our dishes. No biggie. However, 30 minutes later when we got our food, the eggplant parmesan was cold. The cheese was not even melted inside, so we sent it back. It was returned about 20 minutes later. It didn’t even look like the same menu item. They had sliced up my previous cold food and poured hot sauce over the top. It did not look appetizing. The manager came over and was very kind and helpful. However, now I had lost my appetite. I know this is not typical for Maggiano’s. They have wonderful food and service. It was just a very busy day! I will return again after the holidays to give them another chance. I’m sure their food will be back to the height of perfection!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our order was not correct and we constantly had to call the waiter for help

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

Take you at the time of your reservation, not 35 minuets late. And kept saying we are waiting for other guest to leave for their table When there were tables available. Realize where the guest requested to sit and the staff should communicate with each other to know we hadn’t been seated yet even though another staff had already taken our buzzer.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Handed off between servers. I understand that. But no one ever offered to refill ice tea

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J
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed to learn when we checked in that our reservation had been cancelled even though I had spoken to someone that morning to confirm our reservation, they did work us in though, but our family was upset

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

Had a lovely time celebrating my moms 82nd birthday before the ballet, the Nutcracker with Misty Copeland

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P
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Way too much food but loved it.

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

Good price for lots of food. Good customer service!

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JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Went for Sunday lunch......we all ordered entree salads. Server graciously accomodated request not on the menu. Very good service. Maggianos no longer has the ambiance of years gone by.......and food is still VERY salty......but we like Italian food.....and other Maggianos locations (like Chicago) are so much better. We keep thinking that eventually they'll get it and the food will go back to original standards offered when they first opened.

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

This Restaurant is always one of my husbands and my favorite places to go eat before going to see a play at the Segerstrom Theatre. I highly recommend that you make reservations because this place is always busy. The food is wonderful and the service is always top notch. LOVE the decor and the decorations at the Christmas Season. Just a great place and have a date night as well. A GEM!!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was less than stellar. Had to ask for refills. They didn’t really check on us that ofyem

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JA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Loud, Food was pre-frozen food, & poor service. No bread for 20 min. Food was disgusting

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KH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

No better place to go for a lot of decent food at a reasonable price. With one section of entrees, you can get an entire pasta dinner to go at no additional charge!

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

Always a favorite place . Food and service very good.

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S
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good, as always. Friday’s & Saturday’s make reservations early. Very popular

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

Drinks and service were excellent with a good happy hour selection. Pasta and salads were excellent. Marghereta flatbread pizza was good, not great, because not much tomatoes, not even enough to get some tomato in each piece. But the roasted broccoli was a waste of money and very disappointing as it was more like just plain, steamed broccoli, no roasted crispness nor much flavor.

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ML
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Everything was going well service was attentive when we ordered. However once we got our meal our waiter was more interested in flurting with the girls at the next table. It seemed a bother that we wanted desert and he just laid our check on the table without a word.
Sadly it ended what started out as a win to be a disappointing evening.

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SC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Took my 10 year old granddaughters prior to seeing the Nutcracker at the Segerstrom. Reservations for 5:15. We needed a pager as they were still trying to seat 5:00 reservations. I told the hostess our situation, and she tried to expedite seating.
Our server was attentive and did her best to get us out as quickly as possible. That said, we all ordered pasta. No appetizers or salads. Just pasta. By 5:50, we still hadn’t been served. When the food finally arrived, we had to gulp it down to be out by 6:30. That was even later than hoped for as we were supposed to be at the Segerstrom by 6:30. The food was mediocre except for my cheese ravioli. The girls had noodles with butter. Such a small portion even for a child’s serving. The lasagna I ordered to take home would’ve been good if one could actually find the meat and sausage advertised in the lasagna.

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

Always consistent. Great food. Attentive service. Reservations recommended.

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

We all really enjoyed our time there and most of the food was really good. Our chicken Shrimp pasta was over cooked and pasta dried out. The Cream Brulee was lumpy and not very tasty. I was very busy in there and so we just ate without saying anything, but I feel you should be aware. I have had great quality food there before and was a bit disappointed in those 2 items.

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

Year in, year out, Maggiano's is a wonderful all-around restaurant that is a great choice for large business groups, medium-sized families or small, intimate couples. The food is amazing (and plentiful), the service is always top-notch and the ambiance is fantastic. (The place had classy, but simple holiday decorations for our pre-theater dinner.) Frequently busy, but never noisy, Maggiano's is a must-try for anyone who likes Italian food and a great dining experience!

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KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Birthday Dinner spot.

My niece and I enjoyed a very nice evening celebrating her birthday. The service was great!!!
We enjoyed the Happy Hour wine selection and some very tasty Italian food at an affordable price. The atmosphere was upscale and very festive for Christmas. We really enjoyed the birthday dinner out.

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JF
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing and service was great. Only complaint was squeezing 14 people in a space that should have held 10. We couldn’t even cur our food without being the space of whoever you were sitting by.

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c
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

the service was fantastic: quick and attentive. food was fantastic. terrific desserts.

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S
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great and explained everything very well. The food was excellent!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time and the food was delicious!!!

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p
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff and the food never disappoints.

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GF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service during a very busy holiday evening!

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E
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I looked at open table for a reservation and there was not one for 6pm. There was one for 5:45. I called the restaurant to see if they had a reservation for 6 pm she said only 8pm. I said then why does open table have one at 5:45. She said I cannot book that you have to do it on open table.
We took the 5:45 reservation and when I ordered I asked if the lasagna had mushrooms and the server said no. I started eating the lasagna and I found lots of mushrooms. OUr server was no where to be found. Another server came over and said that yes the lasagna that I ordered had mushrooms but the other did not, She then brought me a new dish. Which meant my guests had to watch me eat because their food was getting cold.
I paid then bill and left. The next day I realized my I did not have my credit card. When the bill was brought back for my signature the card was not with it and I did not realize it at the time.
I called the next day to see if my card was there and I was told yes. We drove 30 minutes to get and the girl at the podium gave me a hard time about the card. She kept quizzing me about if I called to see if the card was there and she did not seem to understand that I had called. She asked for my id and then started trying to confirm that info on my drivers license. I think she wanted another form of id. It then took 10 minutes to get my card back.

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a
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

My husband and i cane in celebrating our anniversary. last year when we came we had the best service our waiter asked us what we were celebrating and provided the best service we have ever received so this year there was no doubt where we were gonna celebrate, but this time our service wasn’t as great. the food was amazing the bus boy was even amazing but our waiter just didn’t seem into his job I understand it was busy we just expected to have a great time like the year before.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had reservations and we had to wait about 20 minutes because they were behind and from the look of things overbooked. It was a zoo up front....

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RF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Our Server forgot to serve some hot water and coffee for our guests and we waited for our table and had a reservation, we were seated at a table for six people and therefore made it difficult to have a conversation because we were spread out across a large table , the food was good and the ambiance was good, it was a bit loud .....but that was unavoidable as the restaurant was busy..

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l
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food and great service; wonderful place to eat before a show at Segerstrom

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Y
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good dining experience here at Maggiano’s. Come in hungry as they have big servings. The Marco’s Meal for Two is always our favorite! This place is highly recommended!

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PH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Italian friend loves this place. He always orders the linguini with clams in a white sauce. What I really like is they will change out the pasta selection. (ie...if you prefer angle hair in lieu of penne, or linguini they will modify your order).

The waitstaff is friendly, hardworking and professional.

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JD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is outstanding. We ordered lasagne and four cheese ravioli, we both loved them, plus we had fettuccine alfredo chicken to take home. The Waitress Emily, was very friendly and very helpful with suggestions or ideas.

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I don’t wanna make a big deal out of it but it was an important night and we felt extremely rushed through our meal. The restaurant was very full and extremely noisy.

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AT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to maggianos to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious! My spinach salad was so good I can't stop thinking about it. The lasagna was the best I've ever had. We had a wonderful memorable time here.

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C
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner with family. This restaurant has greatly improved over the years. The staff and service is exceptional they go out of their way to meet your needs and make you feel welcome. It’s especially popular during the holidays so make a reservation we saw several people walk up and were told it was at least 90 minute wait. The menu has a good variety of seafood, meats and pasta. The crab cakes are excellent, the salmon with spinach is excellent and cooked perfectly. I plan on coming more often here.

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