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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
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
Thoughtful staff

This is a busy, business casual kind of place. We asked for a quiet corner, and were seated at a perfect table in a quiet room. The waitress was attentive. We ordered champagne for an anniversary, and were pleasantly surprised when the chef sent out little ice cream cakes with candles, on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Montana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Irvine, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Art and food combination at Bistango is the finest in Orange County. They change their art every 4 months, so the restaurant looks different every time I go in, but the wonderful food stays the same. It is a true Orange County Classic.

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California
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went for lunch and loved the ambiance, food and service. The penne pasta was marvelous as was the steak salad. It's expensive, but there's a great prix fixe menu. Can't wait to go back for dinner, and to enjoy the live music they have in the evenings.

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Westtown, New York
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Such a nice place for lunch with outdor seating! The staff was very attentive and the food was really delicious. If you are going for linch, the stop serving at 2:00 so plan accordingly.

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place for business. Quiet, light, nice ambiance. Good bar, has valet parking, good service, great meeting place.

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Montana
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a busy, business casual kind of place. We asked for a quiet corner, and were seated at a perfect table in a quiet room. The waitress was attentive. We ordered champagne for an anniversary, and were pleasantly surprised when the chef sent out little ice cream cakes with candles, on the house. Appetizers (scallops and cold cuts) were... More 

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Arizona
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My friend and I shared a burger and salad. The salad was excellent and the burger exceptional. 2 minor complaints though. No black napkins offered (linty black pants when we left) and a kind of snooty waiter. He was dismissive when I chose not to order alcohol. The other staff were very nice.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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153 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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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, Doing business, Large groups
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?