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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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Sunday
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
    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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Montana
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31 reviews
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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 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Bistango Restaurant

Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-6547
Phone Number: 949-752-5222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
Cuisine: American

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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?