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About Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza
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.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Brunch 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Self parking is available in the mall parking lot. Valet parking is available on weekends.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please come by to discover our complete restaurant renovation. Our bar and dining areas are bigger and better.
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.
Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza Ratings and Reviews
I made a reservation months in advance on a night when we’d be going to a Christmas play. Unfortunately, when we arrived, we were given a booth in the bar area where all the people waiting for their table congregate. I planned a special experience for my family and was disappointed by Maggianos. The hostess told me they could get us in the main room if we waited an additional 20 minutes from what we had already waited. When I spoke to the manager, I simply got excuses and no offer of compensation for the inconvenience they had caused. I would have preferred a good table, but since they had already failed us, they should have at least offered a discount. I will probably go back for lunch as the food and service from our server were good, but I will not plan any more special occasion dinners at Maggianos.
I had not been to Maggiano's in a number of years. We were celebrating three birthdays and one of the celebrants chose this restaurant. The restaurant is close to South Coast Plaza so it is ALWAYS VERY busy during the holidays even during the early evening when we went. I have to say with the time of year I was not expecting much. Instead, the service was absolutely outstanding. From the check in process to the seating to the fabulous server we got, I cannot say enough good things about Maggiano's. I assumed with all the hustle and bustle of the time of year it would be a struggle but our waiter made our evening memorable. He came over when we were waiting and got us some appetizers and drinks. He helped us out with the menu, made recommendations etc and made sure everyone was completely satisfied with their food etc. The food was also outstanding and everyone was very impressed with how the evening turned out. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant and would definitely be coming back.
This was a dinner to celebrate a friend’s Birthday. We were immediately seated upon arrival at Maggiano’s and we were treated by our initial server. We had a change in servers but it was flawless and we had outstanding service. The service and atmosphere was great and the food was excellent. We could not have asked for a more enjoyable evening or dinning experience. Maggiano’s made sure that our friend had a special desert to celebrate his birthday. I would highly recommend Maggiano’s for all occasions.
It was a birthday dinner for my friend. I requested a booth and was accommodated. We were running late and I called ahead to let them know we would be delayed 15 min. Our table was ready within 10 min after our arrival. The waitress was very nice and did not rush us with our cocktails. I ordered the Filet Mignon. I did not realize that there was two different filet dishes on the menu. She brought me the wrong one with potatoes and asparagus spears. I brought it to her attention, and she said "Oh you wanted the other one". She let me keep my plate and brought me a side of the risotto, which was delicious. My friend ordered Chicken Francese and loved it! Our waitress also brought crescent shaped lemon cookies as a treat for my friends birthday! They were delicious!!
My filet was cooked to perfection. The asparagus spears were tasteless, barely cooked, tough and fibrous. The room we were in was quite noisy. I would recommend the bar area for a quieter meal. All in all we enjoyed the evening.
Our group from Merrill Gardens senior living in Huntington Beach went for a Christmas lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Some had walkers, one had a wheelchair. We were treated well, with high efficiency, and the food was delicious! We will be back soon because of this visit.
This is one of my favorite restaurants and I came here for my birthday and my reservation was not updated In their computer so me and my family waited about an hour and they ran out of butter cake which is my favorite. The manager did give me a 10 dollar card to come back but I believe she should of comp my birthday dinner since I had to wait an hour to be seated and I had a reservation and drove all the way from Victorville to Costa Mesa. Overall, I love this restaurant and will come back
I’m sad to see how Maggiano’s has steadily declined. We used to come frequently and dine because of the great atmosphere and food. However it is no longer enjoyable. Thankfully we have reservations for our dinner however they crammed everyone in to one tiny table and there were FAR to many tables in the floor. Three of our guests at dinner were rubbing elbows with three other tables!! We sat for for 15 minutes before our waiter hastily came by and still no orders for drinks or anything were taken. We finally had to ask for water and hostess after 30 min brought us bread. If we weren’t celebrating my twins birthday we would have left!!! We knew after our waiter didn’t take our drinks order the hope of a good bottle of wine flew out the window. We stuck with water because he had trouble handling just that. When our order was finally taken we were brought the wrong appetizers and he frantically rush over throw literally throw things down and vanish before we could ask for something. Food wasn’t that great the sauces lacked in quantity and flavor. When we finally were able to order dessert I asked for our bill knowing it was going to take forever to get because now we are TWO hours in. Not because we were taking our time but because our service was atrocious. Dessert was outstanding thankfully. Finally a manager walked by and saw me waiting with my card in hand and asked if she could get us something, I politely asked for my bill which I received immediately from her. When the waiter finally returned with my card and recipet to sign he hovered, yes literally hovered over my shoulder watching what I was going to tip. I just closed the bill till he finally left. The bathrooms were filthy they are over booked I don’t appreciate subpar service or food and you need to limit your bookings if you can’t serve everyone to Your once excellent standards. What a waste of what was suppose to be a lovely evening celebrating our children.
Location of this eatery is great when planning a dinner and a show date with my hubby. We went to see a play at the South Coast Repertory and ended the evening with a nice Italian dinner. Our server Tyler was superb and his recommendations were on point ! We decided on the Marcos dinner for two. We started with the fried zuchinni which was the best we ever had! For our entrees we selected the cheese ravioli and the beef paradelle, both were delicious! We ended the meal with the New York cheesecake which was the icing on the cake. In addition to our delectable three course meal we also chose two classic pasta meals to take home. A great deal for all we had ! Highly Recommend you make reservations as it can get very busy here.
The occasion was for my girlfriend's birthday. Wow, I was blown away by the service and ambiance. Ambiance is what you already expect. The service was great from our server to the chief to came to our table, and asked how was our meal and gave us goodies to take home. We felt very VIP here just by being a normal customer and we left feeling great. (We did the Marco's meal for 2, so we felt even more rewarded by their current deal)
We had reservations for 5 guests at 5pm on a Tuesday evening. Half of our party was 8 min. late(due to auto breakdown). A young woman came over to where we were waiting to be seated and asked if the remainder of our party had arrived. She was very congenial and made us feel welcome. However, our waiter seemed harried and took our order curtly. Alao, he did not return to our table to refill our water glasses or coffee cups. After he returned our credit cards, he said thank you and walked away hastily. Our party of 3 spent over $100 and left our waiter a 17% tip.
I left the restaurant feeling disappointed.
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