We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maggiano's Little Italy

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3333 Bristol St, Ste 6759, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1859
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

386 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 373: English reviews
Costa Mesa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place to have a delicious Italian meal served family size. Make sure to make reservations and be hungry. During the holidays they become very busy. Great place for a date night or with family.

Thank michaelj77777
Management response:

Thanks for your review, Michael. We hope you'll join us again soon. For reservations, please visit us at maggianos.com. More 

Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a simi-private room for a great birthday party with 15 family members. Love the family-style dishes that we could all share. Amazing food! One of my favorite places but you do have to make a reservation or be willing to wait a long time. Very popular.

Thank BalboaGret
Management response:

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the birthday celebration. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Please join us on maggianos.com for reservations. More 

Anaheim, California
Level Contributor
156 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best family restaurant in Orange County, in my opinion. Great for pre show, holidays, any celebration. Food is classic home style Italian, served family style, and portions are so generous, you will have leftovers for another meal or two. Service is always great. Recommend reservations as they can get very busy.

Thank twinsaround
Palm Desert, California
Level Contributor
91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed lunch at Magliano's in South Coast Plaza recently. The service (Mario I) and food were very good. Normally we opt for the "Classic Dishes" but this time we tried something different and were pleasantly surprised. This is a large restaurant with Italian fare. It is free standing from the shopping complex but only a short... More 

Thank Edward C
Level Contributor
91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a family gathering. Our American cousins arranged a meal here, and the food just kept coming. I'm sure I could hear the table groaning under the weight. It was all excellent, as was the service, and they made my grown-up daughter's birthday a little bit special too.

Thank HTWales
Orange County, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not exactly authentic old world Italy but close - food is very good, plenty of it, and momma definitely wants you to leave happy and full. I ordered the RigD and it was delicious! So much so I tried to find recipe online. Too full for dessert so I cannot comment on sweets. This place is a popular local hotspot... More 

Thank kkathrynfay
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maggiano's is conveniently located right next to the South Coast Plaza mall in Costa Mesa. The portions here are very generous enough to get two meals for the price of one. Their Classics Pasta is a very good deal since you get to take home another meal aside from the one you enjoy dining in. Kids meals are great deals... More 

Thank Iryn S
Costa Mesa, California
Level Contributor
133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You always know what your getting. No surprises here. They have some really nice meat dishes, As far as the pasta goes the rigatoni D is a favorite.

Thank Monby
Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful surprise - after we sat down to dinner, I looked around and if it wasn't for the extremely casual dress (this IS california) I would have thought I was in an Italian restaurant in Chicago or NY. The decor, the vibe, the tablecloths, everything spoke of a small crowded restaurant like I used to eat at on... More 

Thank Wanderlust1954
Huntington Beach, United States
Level Contributor
118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected this location for our daughter's high school graduation dinner and we were not disappointed. Our table was ready right on time even though they were very busy. Our waiter asked the occasion and he made it a very special night for our daughter. He gave us great service, made great recommendation and overall took outstanding care of our... More 

Thank Dan E

Travelers who viewed Maggiano's Little Italy also viewed

Costa Mesa, Orange County
Costa Mesa, Orange County
Costa Mesa, Orange County

Been to Maggiano's Little Italy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Maggiano's Little Italy and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Lake Elsinore, California, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Maggiano's Little Italy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?