Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.6
8998 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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Perfect setting. Will definitely come back.

DC
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and value. Recommended if you'd like to have a good meal with great value.

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

Had a nice dinner. Our server was fun and attentive. Thank you!!

DT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good price and good service.

CB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Waitress was distracted. Failed to enter appetizer selection delaying meal. Food was good as always. Upon asking for the check, the waitress failed to include the $10 coupon and failed to provide us our two take home pastas. When she came with the check she just dropped of the new credit card terminal and left without explanation. Very disappointing service.

CS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was good, perhaps too fast. It was like they wanted us gone so they could put another sitting at the table. But, the waitress was kind and knowledgeable. I left her a good tip. The food was disappointing. Salad greens were wilted. Main course portions were large, but very mediocre. Chicken was tough, over cooked. Bread was quite good.

C
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the Tuscan style Mussels (always one of my favorite dishes)

TS
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Constantly good.. never change

l
Los Angeles
141 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant as we always have a good time. The person who served us, as customary, was outstanding. The service is exceptional here which is one of the reasons we eat here when we can. The food this time was a bit below par--the calamari was not great as well as the frittata. The pastas are always good--and we will continue to be regular customers. This is a GOOD place--always fun--service exceptional--and the food good. HIGHLY recommend.

MM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular guest to Maggianos and love your pasta specials to pick one to go home with me. I was VERY disappointed to learn that I can't take eggplant parmesan home anymore. None of my friends, who liked to do the same, can figure out why either. We can take Lasagna home which is more expensive on the menu than the eggplant. WHY?
The experience is usually always pleasant and most everyone on the wait staff is attentive and professional.
Thank you

DG
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maggiano's is our favorite restaurant. Even though we do not live in that area it is worth the drive. We go as often as possible. The food is incredibly delicious and the prices are unbelievably low considering what you get. We always get the classic pastas which gives us one to take home. On Saturday night there were people waiting outside who said the wait was 2 hours but since we had the Open Table reservation we only had about a 5 minute wait. Even though they were incredibly busy, the service was great. We let our server know we were in a hurry because we had concert tickets for later and she went out of her way to get everything to us really fast. WE LOVE MAGGIANO'S AND OPEN TABLE!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating my mom’s 63rd birthday and our server was great! Very patient and detailed. Great service!

GS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! We told her we had theater tickets and need to be quick with our dinner. She facilitated everything so nice without us having to remind her. We enjoyed our meal and she was attending us right when we were ready! The food was great as always. She even asked us if we wanted desert! That. Was nice too but we passed this time. Their spumoni is to die for and the lemon cookies are fabulous. I won’t pass it next time though.

VA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Your food and service is great!
The ambiance is less appealing due the noise of the people dining in a densely packed area.

EM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! I always coming here!

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place for dinner especially when we can be on the patio - much more quiet than inside of the restaurant :) Our server (as has been the case the last 2 visits) was terrific. Food is excellent, value is great and we will return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food helpful and patient server.

JK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, they have great food and service.

TM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Without going into great detail I will just say that we experienced excellent customer service!!

m
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service.

IT
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch to redeem a coupon. same delicious food, service, value.

J
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrate birthdays and holidays with friends at Maggiano’s. Food is never disappointing, great value. Our server Cheyenne was very attentive and earned a generous tip!

r
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was the best and we have been here many times, he should be rewarded

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great as always

GG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food came out and we hadn’t even got half way through the salads

TA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vick was an excellent waiter...

AM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A week day or a weekend, make sure to make reservation @ this fabulous restaurant. I'm saying this because if you haven't been there, then you have missed A LOT. From delicious food, to great service & ambience, this is for sure the best Italian restaurant I've been to in SOCAL. And to top it when you finish your desserts, which you shouldn't skip even if you are full, you will receive a very reasonable bill.

B
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Evan was a great server. Went out of his way to make our visit special

SF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Cheyenne was awesome! She was always attentive to our table, we never had to ask her for refills and drinks or bread. I would definitely request her as our server again.

T
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food and great value. Service was a little slow due to large parties that go there for brunch on Sunday. Just a note that the lunch menu is not available on Sunday, just brunch and dinner menus.

ZZ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good quality time with my daughter this Sunday for brunch

MS
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very busy restaurant with plenty of folks waiting inside and outside to enjoy plentiful portions of a broad Italian menu. Even with a reservation we waited v30 minutes+ because folks were slow to leave.
Very much appreciated that Tiffany, at the desk, kept a close eye on our booth availability- and even helped change out the tablecloth etc to accommodate our seating.
Salads- clams and linguine- steak and mashed potatoes were our choices. Both very good and despite busy pace of restaurant, our meals presented well and warm.
If you’re looking for a quiet intimate Italian dining spot -this is not it....good food , hearty portions and energetic.

DC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose this restaurant for an anniversary dinner. We ordered the pasta where you take one home and eat one there. However when we got home and went to put our second dish away we had the wrong dishes. Other than that we could not have asked for better service. Reservations strongly recommended

SU
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We love Maggiano's, we hadn't been in a while and it was busy as usual. Saturday at 5:30pm. We were seated right away, took a little bit to get service and it was a little loud, but food was yummy as usual. We tried a few new items, so good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday & anniversary.

M
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant several times. This was the worst server I have ever encountered. There was a group of us from work, that just attended workshops at a nearby Hotel. Some had never been to Maggiano's before. This was NOT a good 1st experience for them. Our server was nothing short of rude. Food quality - three ordered Rigatoni D - there was hardly any chicken, in the past, it has been plentiful. Two others, food was cold, but we did not send it back. One Maggiano's salad was wilty and old tasting.
We requested a dessert menu (there were 6 of us) and ONE was literally thrown on the table in front of one of the first time patrons, and he walked away. We were NOT drinking, or rude or obnoxious, that would have caused him to act this way. We did not complain, paid check - tipped, which I am not sure why, and left. It was over a 200.00 bill. If it had been my first time, I would NOT be back. I also would NOT recommend the restaurant after this experience. had I not been there before.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Braised Beef Contadina is so delicious. Best beef meal that I can imagine. Very satisfied.

m
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Big menu with a lot of variety, something for everyone. The food was very good, and also very fresh. The service was outstanding! Thank you Alfredo :)

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

All the dishes was too salty

k
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice way to send somebody off to their next job! staff was super nice, and super helpful, and made sure that we all enjoyed ourselves.

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