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Bistango Restaurant

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19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-6547 (Martin and Von Karman)
949-752-5222
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Reliable and good

I've been gong here for 26 years and find it has good food and service. Few choices in the area; this is clearly one of the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
stewartsdad
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Palm Springs, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I've been gong here for 26 years and find it has good food and service. Few choices in the area; this is clearly one of the best.

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anaheim hills,calif.
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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

grill chicken and bison steak cover with ash, stale pistashio nut, sour berries, tasteless bread, poor restroom sink design and urine stall in men restroom. very dark parking lot. it's a expensive and portion size is great

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Irvine, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nine of us went to Bistango for Happy Hour and sat on the Patio hoping to enjoy the evening. Great menu and selection, our server was outstanding. Unfortuntely we really could not fully enjoy the food due to heavy cigar smoke that is a allowed on the patio, very pervasive and unpleasant. The manager took no action to fully resolve... More 

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Santa Ana, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had a very nice lunch at Bistango, which never disappoints. On a low carb diet, I asked the waitress to choose a good fish plate with vegetables. I received a nice piece of Chilean sea bass over asparagus and rapini with a sweet soy based sauce. Good to the last bite!

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bistango is my go-to restaurant when I'm in the Irvine area. My favorite dish is the Niçoise salad, which has all of the perfect ingredients with a light dressing. Highly recommend.

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la habra heights
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was a gift to my best riend for her Birthday and what a wonderful pick it was.Granted if you are looking for a beach view or a view of the city this is not the place but you will not be disapointed with everthing else. I made reservations for lunch through Open Table,probably not necessary but we got there... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Highly recommend Bistanngo. Great food, nice wine selection and outstanding service. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and highly recommend this restaurant.

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Glendale, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Used to be one of the best but has slipped. Food was OK at best and the service was so unfriendly. Our server seemed not to care and took along time to get our drinks and food. I would not recommend.

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Philadelphia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had dinner here at the suggestion of a couple from the area who raved of this place. We were not disappointed. Everything from the wine, to the salads, entrees & dessert was fabulous. Live music was playing which allowed for a nice dance after dinner. The service was great and I would definitely recommend this place.

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Laguna Hills, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bistango is just a consistently good place for lunch and dinner. especially good for business and to be sure you will see business being conducted at almost every table. Recently I have paid more attention to the bar there which is terrific for a few "bar snack" and some good wine. The energy there is very good but both at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-6547
    (Martin and Von Karman)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-752-5222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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