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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Warm bustling ambience"

Made a reservation online but still had to wait standing in the entrance way as the bar was too full! But was only about 10-15mins...we were seated in a rear seating area that was one big room so yes it was quite noisy but We quite enjoyed it...lots of ambience...nice lighting,warm & friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ravens_skye
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Las Vegas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The people at this restaurant are really wonderful. The food is superb and they continue to offer new recipes that keep the experience changing. Great chef. Highly recommend this to anyone that Likes Italian food.

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Auckland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a reservation online but still had to wait standing in the entrance way as the bar was too full! But was only about 10-15mins...we were seated in a rear seating area that was one big room so yes it was quite noisy but We quite enjoyed it...lots of ambience...nice lighting,warm & friendly staff...yea they were rather busy but once... More 

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Thank ravens_skye
Costa Mesa, California
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This placed is not what it is portrait to be. The service is slow, the restaurant is loud and the food is very average, on top of everything it is so expensive. I guess I can write a positive, they serve you a lot of average food. If you have an educated palate this may not really be the place... More 

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Thank DorisV660
Seal Beach, California
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our frequent pre-theater stop. We have favorites like the lobster ravioli. This late afternoon time it was very busy, and we were seated in the entrance/lounge area - a bit noisy and the traffic is distracting. Service was OK but it was hard to get the server's attention to correct an issue. The food was as good as... More 

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Cypress, California
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and fiance love to dine at Maggiano's Little Italy - so it was a no brainer to hosted their wedding rehearsal dinner at the Costa Mesa location. It was a home run. Lovely ambiance, an abundance of great italian food. the service was superb as the courses were well paced. I would absolutely host another event at this... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We entertained a sizable group at Maggiano's Little Italy. Even though we did not have reservations and the restaurant was busy, we did not have to wait long for a table. The food was pretty good, the portions were sizable and the service staff were pleasant but our food and drink orders were incorrect and we waited a long time... More 

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Irvine, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I've Loved this place for as long as i can remember still is a date night favorite for my husband & I,one of our favorites are the stuffed mushrooms, my personal favorite is the Mushroom Ravioli Alforno Delicious and their blue cheese stuffed Martinis are Fabulous!! They have quite the variety of wines to choose from if you set at... More 

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Thank Ruby C
Danville
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was shocked that this is a chain restaurant, as it seemed so full of personality. Both from the excellent waitstaff to the amazing, massive space inside. The food was superb as well. I've also since eaten at the Grove and had an equally outstanding dining experience.

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Thank rocor335
Long Beach, California
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Maggiano's is still a great Italian eatery. Eat, relax, see and be seen here. Great fresh Italian food, reasonable prices, fabulous wait service. Bring your friends, bring your family ~ you will not be disappointed. I have not ever had a bad meal or experience here! There menu is never stuffy; you can find all of your favorites, their current... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We took an out-of-town couple for their anniversary dinner - so glad we did! Even though it was a week nite, and the restaurant was quite full, they honored our reservation in a timely fashion! (We called them direct for a reservation). Our dinners included Linguini in a creamy Clam sauce, Chicken Saltimboca, and Chicken-Shrimp over Penne Pasta in a... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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