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US$30 - US$30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

Thank you LEI (Manager) for providing World Class Customer Service.. You are a remarkable employee who cares deeply about your customers. LEI is hard working, professional, patient & kind. She takes great pride in her job. I have been dining at this location for 20...years. This location is the GOLD STANDARD due to employees like LEI.  The food is also high quality and the restaurant sparkles.  Eat here with confidence. Thank you LEI for caring so muchMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 10 February 2021

Great place to go with friends, a wedding dinner or even a date night. Food and service is always great and never any issues. Depending on which meal you order there is always a second one to go which is nice. If you just have...left overs then they will box up for you and even add more sauce if you ask. Very good place to eat.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020

I always like Maggiano’s. First time I ate at the one in Costa Mesa. It was quite nice with lots of outdoor seating. The food is always good and plentiful and priced right. One thing!! They charge way to much for house wines. For example,...my glass of house Chianti was over $15. Crazy. This makes up for lower prices for food and large amounts of it. Watch you wine drinking! Both our dishes were very good. Pasta and a chicken piccata. We got the special which includes two meals, two salads and one dessert. $46. BUT, you also get two dishes to take home. Great deal. Sometimes you pay $5 extra for a special dish that is not a regular pasta dish. Parking is easy and free.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 July 2020

We went there at the end of May, right when restaurants reopened for indoor dining, and chose a nice corner booth. Service was great. Food was good. Drinks were delicious. We ordered the spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer with mushroom ravioli and Mediterranean spaghetti...for the entrees. For drinks, we had the Pomegranate Martini and Barred-Aged Old Fashioned. The Apple Crostata was our delicious dessert. We also got two bonus pasta dishes to go as part of a menu promotion. A good experience and was absolutely worth our visit !More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 7 June 2020 via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to do for dinner tonight as South Coast Plaza was closed and we found out that there was a protest that was going to march down Bear Street from 4 to 6 PM. Go figure. Called a few places and found out...that Maggiano’s was actually going to be open! Surprise! A truly terrific dinner! We opened with cocktails, mine the barrel aged Old-fashioned and my wife had a glass of Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon. Free starter we ordered the classic bruschetta. Huge portion! Extremely tasty! As we were finishing up that we ordered our dinner of chicken Parmesan and veal marsala. I truly enjoyed the veal marsala wonderful flavors with a deeply flavorful marsala sauce. My wife was able to get through a third of her chicken Parmesan! It was a huge portion! On the good side looks like we have Italian later this week :-). We saved a little room for their Spumante dessert which was delicious! Well done one and all! Our server Eric did a terrific job. Overall Maggioni‘s did a great job in COVID-19 preparations keeping all the patrons safe. Thank you! We’ll be back again! Together we can get through this!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for years, but we never wrote a review. They have some of the best Italian food in the state. They also have an exceptional offer of a take home meal, for every full meal you buy. My wife...loves the mushroom ravioli and I love everything else. Great bread, service and atmosphere just add to the pleasure.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for brunch today with my wife. We were pleased with the quality of the food in the professional service! We chose to sit at the bar, one of our favorite places to kabitz. I started with their bloody Mary which was very good...but not spectacular. I was hoping to have something special like a slice of bacon in it. My wife decided to go with the Duckhorn Merlot. My wife ordered the sausage for Tita and I do monthly special of stuff shells. I also ordered a couple of pieces of their bruschetta and was looking forward to it. The bartenders did great job taking care of us. I was surprised however when our meals came out without the bruschetta. I asked Aaron to ensure that it was taken off our bill. My stuffed shells were absolutely amazing! Extremely tasty and well seasoned. I was able to get through half of them. My wife noted that her frittata was excellent and the fried potatoes extremely delicious as well. She could only eat half of her meal as well so we left with plenty. One of the highlights of the stuff shells special was to choose from the classic pasta take home. We opted for their four cheese ravioli in Alfredo. It is sitting in our freezer now waiting for another day. I also tried their barrel aged old-fashioned which was extremely yummy! To close out we had their special dessert of the month, hazelnut cheesecake. All I could say is wow! With the exception of these mixup on the appetizer it was another terrific experience! Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Planned for a while and finally make it. New York City atmosphere and speed of the service. Completely forget we're at southern California. Very good appetizers. Salad was yummy and filled mingon tender. Pasta sauce delicious, well balanced and not oversalted with nice chunks of...tomatoes. Amazing deserts crosant with apple , tiramisu and chocolate cake. Definitely coming back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

Visited last night before OC Performing Arts Center show. We were informed that our table would be ready in 1 hour 30 minutes. Thank God we fetched chairs at the bar and ate there last minute. It’s been almost 24 hours and no message regarding...our table availability! Being sarcastic, but seriously your booking/reservation system is TERRIBLE!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020

A Saturday evening there were one and a half hour waiting time for a table for 1 person. The smell and atmosphere in the restaurant was however very good. I'll try the food next time I am around. The place was packed with people, so...it must be good!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Everything there is great I would definitely go classy place
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Dude. We're in California. This a chain restaurant. Wear whatever the heck you want. Some people dress up, some dress down. Be you and who the heck cares.
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My niece's graduation was on their patio area and it was wonderful!! Very reasonable prices, outstanding food and service. I would absolutely recommend it for you rehearsal dinner.
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Maggiano's Little Italy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4