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Maggiano's Little Italy

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Italian, Pasta
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3333 Bristol St, Ste 6759, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1859
714-546-9555
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
South Coast Plaza

Pros: Good food, 2 for 1 deals are great, good service, nice ambiance, great location, located at SCP shopping mall. Cons: Food is 3 stars location and facility bumps it up to 4, bathroom was dirty, can get a little crowded at times, not your neighborhood family style Italian restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Pros: Good food, 2 for 1 deals are great, good service, nice ambiance, great location, located at SCP shopping mall. Cons: Food is 3 stars location and facility bumps it up to 4, bathroom was dirty, can get a little crowded at times, not your neighborhood family style Italian restaurant.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely and delicious food. Nice place to spend Sunday afternoon with our family and friends. When we visited this place it was full of people but it was not too loud and we still could enjoy our conversation with our family and friends.

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Orange County, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

In years past our family enjoyed many a family meal here. We always got one of the deluxe family style dinners - it was pricey but always good. On on last visits we discovered that the menu had changed to more of a discount restaurant with the focus on cheap rather the quality. This might be good for some people... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Though I am not Italian, I was travelling through Italy a lot and food was one of the entertainments so hopefully I can evaluate it fairly. Talking about food I can give the maximum rating. The pasta / bruscetta / salad / dessert were amazing. And even warm bread and traditional oil before the main course were really good. The... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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178 reviews 178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

One of my favorites restaurants is Maggiano's Little Italy. Mainly because they have the best fettuchini Alfredo I have ever tasted. Also fantastic Flatbread pizzas. However, this trip I had to make some adjustments because I was recently diagnosed with an allergy to milk, which, of course, includes any cream, butter or cheese. The server was very patient and helpful.... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We return here frequently for great Italian food in a pleasant - if noisy - "New York" eatery atmosphere. Great service. Try the lobster carbonara!

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Irvine, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nobody wants to start off a birthday dinner with gum on their shoe, especially when being seated at the table. That is how our evening started at Magliano's. What happened afterward is why this restaurant is special. We have dined here before, mostly ordering take away so we do know they serve a good meal with decent pricing. This review... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

this is a favourite haunt of my Aunt and Uncle, with whom I was visiting. We had the $39.95 lunch special for two, which included pastas of our choice, two side salads and a dessert to share. If this wasn't enough we also got to take home two extra pastas for dinner the next night. In this busy, expensive age,... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stopped by for a glass of wine. Friend had the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and really like them. There were probably 10 large mushrooms. We were allowed to seat ourselves at the tall tables with bar stools. For a booth you had to sign up with the waitress at a desk

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Costa Mesa, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

my husband and i ate here before attending vanguard's Christmas fantasia at the performing arts center. dinner was good, but not as good as i had remembered. i would definitely recommend getting something that includes the roasted potatoes, as they are DELICIOUS. also, be sure you make reservations! we thought we would be ok because it was a weeknight but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3333 Bristol St, Ste 6759, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1859
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-546-9555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?