Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

4.5
7539 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
Additional
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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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Normally we have a great time here... this night was not so great. Service was very slow and the waitress double charged us for wine and drinks. we did not have time to wait for a refund, we had tickets to a show and it already took 20 mins to get our check...
BAD EXPERIENCE... not sure we will ever go back again. sad because i really like the food.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Even reservation was made several days prior was seated in the bar area, w/o being asked lobster carbonara was dreadful. I have this dish most times. This time the lobster was not go be found. Normally there are large pieces of fresh lobster. Not this time. Only s few small dime-sized claw meat, and far from fresh ( tasteless and rubbery in texture). In addition, normally the sauce is a delightful creamy sauce. This was thick and congealed. Something was definitely different. Have they reduced the amount of lobster as a cost savings? Who knows, but for the price this was terrible. And the portion was smaller.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! We were there for Father's Day. We were celebrating three fathers. I ordered a filet mignon with risotto. What came out was NOT a filet mignon and it looked like it was cooked in the microwave (or boiled). The server insisted that there was no filet mignon with risotto on their menu. I beg to differ (please know your menu before you accuse the customer of making up dishes. I READ this right off your own menu. My father's dish (something with Italian sausage) came out tasting bitter; as if the garlic that was in the dish had been burned during the cooking. He mentioned something to the server. The server's response was, "Oh, OK" and then the server walked away. That was it. No offer to make it right. That's when I lost it and asked for the manager. When the manager came over, she acted like we were putting her out. I understand you are busy; but I have been to busier restaurants in the area (Ruths Chris, for example, who is always busy) and we have never been treated so rudely. I certainly DO NOT recommend this particular Maggiano's restaurant. I have eaten at other Maggiano's locations around the country; as well as higher-rated and busier restaurants. The staff at the Maggiano's at South Coast Plaza deserve a site-visit from their corporate office, as well learn as lessons in hospitality and customer service. Perhaps I should bring it to the attention of friends and family who are travel-writers to see if they agree with my assessment. Save yourself the trouble and go past this Maggiano's location. What a disappointment for the three dads and the rest of our family who deserved a much better evening.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Promptly seated with reservation. Great service by Allie. We will be back to this location!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great Food. Very busy on Fathers Day. Service was very slow.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant with great service and great food. A bit upscale and we like that. Conveniently located. We had a rehearsal dinner there two months ago for 25 people.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I Really enjoy the food and service as Always nice dining experience

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Really good food and the service is always great. It's a good value for the food you get. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great Food

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a great time for my parent's anniversary. The food was delicious, drinks were great, service was quick and the reservations were timely. Overall, a wonderful dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Magiannos is one of my favorite restaurants. That is why I choose it for special occasions.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food is usually very good. This time the Maggiano’s salad arrived warm, and the Chiken and Spinich Manicotti was so hot that the flavor was not it’s usually very tastey self.
I was disappointed.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We had a party of 12 (with two kids) and was sat down with only the family style menus (which I called and said I didn’t want) and no kids menus. We gave our drink and appetizer orders and then immediately following we gave our main dish orders. One of the kids received their order super quick while the other child was the last to be served. The worst part was that we no sooner received our appetizers and our main dishes were served at the same time. Our waiter stated he did put in the appetizers prior to our main order when I expressed my disappointment and then he returned to tell us his manager said we could return our main dishes (which most had already taken a bite out of) so we could enjoy our main meal. Well the one child’s order had yet to come out and my son, who’s graduation we were celebrating, also hadn’t received his food, so really it was quite unorganized and extremely disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Love it, food and service are always outstanding. We make a reservation and are at our table on time.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Celebrated my sisters birthday yesterday it was very good as always. The food and service is outstanding. It is pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great service. Great food.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We had a lovely birthday dinner here with family. Great food, great service, nice atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We had a great time. The food was very good & the waiter was fabulous!! We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great food selections with very reasonable price. Service is awesome. Lively atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Really nice evening...atmosphere is fun and it's usually very busy....food was excellent and service was great...

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a party of 6 and were celebrating a college graduation. The service was horrible! About 5 minutes after we got our salads, the waiter brought our entrees. We told him we were not done with our salads and that we didn’t want our main dishes yet. He put them done anyway!

He never asked us if we wanted anything more than water. When we told him we did, he ended up giving us the wrong items. He actually didn’t know that there was Raspberry Ice Tea, and brought me Raspberry lemonade instead. Still arguing with me, he handed me a menu to show me I was wrong. I showed him Raspberry Ice Tea, on the menu, but no apology.

The service went even down from there. The manager did come over to see what was wrong, but in doing so embarrassed my son, who was being honor that day. I told her to please leave because she was making things worse.

Our reservation was made for 2pm because we wanted a relaxed lunch-dinner celebration. What we got was a speedy waiter, with no common sense of how to time a meal service. He never apologized. He stayed away and let other staff help us from then on. We waited 20 minutes for anyone to finally remove the dirty dishes and to bring us us to go containers.

We have celebrated big family events at this location for years, but this was our last visit. The waiter and lady manager with goofy head decorations didn’t make us feel like we mattered. Their actions were clear. Get them out of here as fast as you can to make room for the next party of 6. It was shameful.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

love this resturant waiter was fantastic food was incredible

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Maggianos and we had a wonderful dining experience. The food and the excellent service provided by our waitress Shelly made our visit worthwhile. Please extend a big thank you to Shelly!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The service and ambiance was very good. I normally really like the chop salad, especially the dressing. The last two times I have dined at Maggianos the salad was chopped in a larger size and the salad dressing (which is normally outstanding) was average and about the same I would get in a bottle at the store.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Once again Maggiano’s did it again, even though the restaurant was packed, we were seated immediately, the wait staff was spot on. The food again was fantastic. I always look forward to going to this restaurant. In the last three years that I have been going here, I have never been disappointed.
Large parking lot, Handy Cap parking available.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I reserved a booth and was quite rudely treated when we were seated at a table. There was an empty booth right across from us. We were told that booth was for someone else who reserved a booth like me. The booth sat empty for nearly half an hour.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always enjoy our date nite dinners here

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great place to eat! A family favorite for many years.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great food and service and we love the background music!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Dinner with friends

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Must have picked a bad night, the place was packed with graduation parties. I had a reservation and still waited over 30 minutes to be seated, and only after I went back to the front desk to inquire how much longer it was going to be. Very noisy due to all the parties, our server seemed to either be very busy due to all the other tables, or did not feel it was important to check back with our table for two since her other tables were much bigger. The food was excellent as always, but the wait and service took away from the Happy Birthday experience it should have been.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

It was just a regular day after school dinner with the happy hour deal and I think it’s worth it. We came early, so we have been seated immediately without problem. The waiter was and food was ok. I didn’t like they didn’t ask me if I needed more bread or water, etc. the service was just ok.
I do cook at home and my mother is International chef so I will not talk about the food quality or critique.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great food and experience!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

My family and i try to come here at least once or twice a month and every time we come to Maggiano’s is a nice experience. Thank you very much!!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Food was okay, but for the price it was not good enough. I think it's okay for younger people who have never experienced authentic Italian Cuisine and like a noisy ambiance. But the service people were nice and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Everything was delicious & a great value. Our server Megan was attentive, friendly, and made us feel at home. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Anniversary dinner-service was wonderful

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Kevin and Bridgette were amazing servers and made our celebratory evening even more amazing. The food was incredible and the dessert delicious. Our favorite place for Italian food.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Our server Nick was great! He offered 2 new items on the menu and they were both good. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Chris, our server, was great. We have 22 month old twins and he was very considerate on where to place the food on the table so the kids wouldn’t grab it. It’s the little things that matter.

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