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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Romance = Great Food, Service, Live Music, Ambiance and Conversation

Haven't been for dinner here since 1995 and sure wish I hadn't waited 20 years. Went with a party of 8. Our table was situated so that we could see the band but still hear the conversation. The food was absolutely spot on. The roasted beet salad was excellent. I enjoyed the petite entree of salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
travelernottourist
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Mission Viejo, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Green Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were the ghost customers. I traveled all day and was really looking forward to some great tapas. My sister in law picked me up at the airport and off we went to Bistango. Although the food was good, once we got it; the bartender/waiter ignored us and brought the drinks and food with a less than friendly attitude. How... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Haven't been for dinner here since 1995 and sure wish I hadn't waited 20 years. Went with a party of 8. Our table was situated so that we could see the band but still hear the conversation. The food was absolutely spot on. The roasted beet salad was excellent. I enjoyed the petite entree of salmon. Great idea to have... More 

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Irvine, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Bistango is the flagship restaurant of a family owned and managed local group. I've been going here for fifteen years and have NEVER been disappointed by the food or the level of service. I've literally eaten every dish on the menu; all were fantastic. Great wine list and the best service on the planet One of the best in the... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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: Large groups, Bar scene, 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

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