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Maggiano's Little Italy

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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 35
    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
Most recent review
This was so much fun that I wanted to sing!

I have noticed the restaurant for years… I have always been curious about it. It stands apart from the other buildings at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. It is elegant and exudes a certain sense of understated hospitality. The minute that you walk in you can hear the delightful, and somewhat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Dave H
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Lake Forest, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Lake Forest, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have noticed the restaurant for years… I have always been curious about it. It stands apart from the other buildings at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. It is elegant and exudes a certain sense of understated hospitality. The minute that you walk in you can hear the delightful, and somewhat loud, jabbering of people everywhere! People are... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Maggiano's Little Italy is a chain, of which I was unaware until after I ate there. I went with a family member and we both had a great time. Let's start with the abundant amount of parking at this location, as it sits in the parking lot of South Coast Plaza, a destination shopping mall. The façade of this location... More 

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Huntington Beach
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Heard good things about this restaurant and decided to give it a try. Friday night and there was an hour wait, fortunately there is a nice bar area and the time passed quickly. Our server Kelsey was friendly and very helpful, she spaced our appetizers and dinner out appropriately and was right there to refresh drinks and clear dishes. As... More 

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Windsor, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had lunch with an old friend. Big dinner that evening; so I had the Caesar salad with shrimp and a double espresso. Salad was excellent, and espresso exactly what you expect in a fine Italian restaurant. Very spacious and comfortable environment.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by hotel staff when I stayed in the area for the 2015 Surf City Half Marathon....Wow what a great experience! Service was beyond great, food was soooo good, and prices were so reasonable. Portions are really big. Love, love love!! I think this will be my new go to carb-loading restaurant!!

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful dining experience! We got the "2 for 1" deal where you order a meal to eat at the restaurant and get another entire meal FREE TO GO! Loved it! Convenient place to eat before going to the theater or after a long day of shopping at the adjoining mall! Excellent service! Descent prices! So it's AMORE to us!

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Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I would recommend Maggianos to anyone looking for great food at a reasonable price. The service was fabulous and everything that I tasted was delicious. You can't go wrong with this place!!!

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Clayton, California
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195 reviews 195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just to be clear, this review is specifically about doing a takeout order of tiramisu. We ordered two pieces of tiramisu by phone. When we arrived, we were pleased to see that there is parking specifically for picking up takeout orders. Upon entering the restaurant, it was easy to find the takeout window and our order was waiting for us.... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a great dinner. My wife had salmon, I had steak. We had a very nice time. We live in Henderson, NV and have a Maggiano's in Las Vegas so we know what to expect....is excellence in all areas, and that is what we found here. The staff was very professional, the food was perfect, we will go again... More 

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Placentia, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Really delicious food. Our party enjoyed the fried zucchini appetizer ( not gluten free ) and the gf penne offered for the lunch specials was really good. Service was prompted and friendly, and well, the food was just really good. Looking for an excuse for another visit!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
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?