Maggiano's Little Italy

(714) 546-9550 | View Website

3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA | Directions   92626

33.689381 -117.887755

Open Hours

Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

 
Restaurants, Catering, $  more

Tags: Carry Out, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining

Cuisine: Italian

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Maggiano's Little Italy
Maggiano's Little Italy
Menu
Bruschetta, Tomato Caprese, Mozzarella Marinara, Calamari Fritté, Crispy Zucchini Fritté, Stuffed Mushrooms, Sausage & Peppers, Margherita Flatbread, Italian Sausage Flatbread, Chicken Sausage Flatbread... more

Reviews for Maggiano's Little Italy

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Very good Italian comfort food – Very good country Italian. My dinner companions loved the food but it wasn't the type of Italian I prefer. My entree was more along the line of a Buca de Beppo with large portions and lots of red sauce and noodles. For southern or 'home-style' Italian, the food was very, very good. If you prefer Northern Italian with a wider selection and less pasta, you may want to look elsewhere. The food was very good and everyone had a great time so it deserves 4 stars, but it's just not a place I would visit very often.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

We love this place! – Maggiano's has become one of our favorites. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is always fresh and delicious. And the restaurant is charming and romantic.

What's not to like about that?

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I can't believe it! – I love Maggiano's! Reading some of the comments that state "waitress bad-mouthed us to another couple" and how long others had to wait...why don't you complain to the manager and then leave? Instead, some of you choose to stay and be unhappy. I've never experienced a waitress or waiter with an attitude and the food has always been delicious. Maybe some of you have the bad attitude and just don't want to admit it.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I've had better! – Because of the location I figured the food would be good, that wasn't the case. My Wife's pasta dish was over seasoned and mine was even worse. I went there a second time but still was very disappointed, especially after spending what I did. I recently have been going to a restaurant called Renato's in Westminster where the food is Excellent! All homemade even down to the pastas. Family Italian restaurants run by real Italian are always the best!

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Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

YUMMMM – I Love this place! great pasta, great service, and always so clean and nice, i would recommend this place to all of you guys!!!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Very delicious – My family and I go here pretty often, and it's consistently delicious. I especially love the beef medallions--some of the best steak you'll ever try! Spinach salad is also amazing, and the spinach and chicken manicotti is oh so good.

The only downside is that it can get kinda busy, so try to make reservations in advance. Otherwise, you're in for a wait.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Terrible! – Went to Maggiano's this last Friday night and it was terrible. Our reservation was at 6:30 and they just didn't honor it. We were on time, yet we had to stand in the front of the restaurant, being jostled around with dozens of other people who also had nowhere to stand since there IS NOWHERE to wait. We then watched as over a dozen parties of 3-4 who had come in after us were seated before us, and we kept being told we would "be seated shortly". So 45 minutes late, we finally got a table and then waited 10 minutes for a waitress, then 10 more minutes until she came back with drinks, then 25 minutes for appetizers, and 20 more for the entrees, and the food is mediocre at best. We won't be back; don’t waste your money or time.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

poor service – The food was good but the service was terrible. After we complained to the manager that the busboy had cleaned our table (open seating, cocktail table) with the previous customer's dirty cloth napkin, she bad-mouthed us to the customers sitting next to us. It was a least 20 minutes before she took our drink order and then she was sickening sweet, obvious butt-kissing. She was quicker to take our food order and the food came in a timely manner. But she didn't offer drink refills until we were done with our meal. We are generally generous tippers (20% +) but seriously hate poor service. We tipped but she got what she deserved. The ladies sitting at the table before us had warned us of how slow and rude she was. We should have listened. Oh...and the table next to ours cleared while we were eating and again the busboy used a customer's dirty napkin to clean the table.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

IT'S OLIVE GARDEN WITHOUT THE BREADSTICKS – The food is horrible knockoffs from other americanized restaurants, not one orignal dish. Can I atleast get a canoli thats not bite sized. The restaurant layout is even worse, there's is no defined entrance and no flow. It's like building a restaurant inside a maze.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great service! – our server was awesome! his name was kyle. he even surprised us with free dessert! i will def go back just for him!!

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