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Bistango Restaurant

19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-6547
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Ranked #17 of 533 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Martin and Von Karman
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78 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
orange county, ca
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wanted to find a restaurant near UC Irvine to dine at before a performance at the Barclay Theater. Bistango popped up, and it sounded nice, so made a reservation for a Saturday night at 6:30. Wasn't crowded, we were seated immediately. however, then came the only disappointment of the evening, as we waited a good 5-7 minutes before anyone brought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We were going to a concert at Verizon and we're looking for a restaurant that was close by. Found Bistango in wine spectator and we're not disappointed. The menu was extensive. We brought our own wine and enjoyed the garlic soup, entrees of risotto and ravioli, and ended with a chocolate soufflé. Steve L was our server and he was... More

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I used to love this place- and brought a co-worker here for a business lunch. Granted, we were wearing jeans but still looked professional. I ordered a burger- medium rare. We waited over 25 minutes for our food- for lunch- and when it came, the fires were cold and the burger was way overdone. I would have said something, but... More

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Bakersfield, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is the 2nd time I've had the pleasure of eating at Bistangos. Started out with the Tuna Tartare. Very good flavorful and beautiful. Then the Sea Bass, I had it on both visits. So good!! Also recommend the shirt steak and the paella. Every dish looks like a master piece. The desserts were also well devoured. Love the back... More

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Palm Springs, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great menu selection, food is excellent, wine list exceptional, bar scene is lively with good entertainment. We are never disappointed with this restaurant. From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a smile and seated at the time you requested.

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Pasadena, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have been here a few times over the years and I have always liked what I ordered. I just recently tried the lobster salad. Very good. It isn't made with lettuce but is a combination of papaya,and I think Jicama,peanuts, cilantro, and lot of lobster meat. My husband had the swordfish which was quite tasty. It is a large... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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337 reviews 337 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

we had flown into l.a. from Canada with our son to attend his master's convocation from Concordia university. he had chosen this place as it was fairly close to our hotel, the westin so coast plaza in costa mesa. we were seated in the area under colorful umbrellas which added to the atmosphere. there was live music, and where we... More

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Riverside, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Steve at the bar was great with good drinks. The band was very good but did cater to an older crowd. Our waiter was very helpful. Picked a great steak for me. My wife's dinner was halibut which came cold so had to wait for new one which they provided. It was hot on the edges but center was cold... More

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Yorba Linda, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

To start with, our table was ready and set for us at the time indicated in our reservation. We ordered cocktails & wine. Dinner was excellent. Family birthday dinner. We had: paella, venison, Great! The farrow taste could use some improvement. Pasta, etc. All appetizers were excellent. And the souffle we had for dessert was just heavenly!. We had young... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

All aspects of our dining experience was phenominal. Service was spot on. Music in the background. Sashimi tuna app and my wife's swordfish was done very well. The highlight of the meal was my veal chop. It was perfect. Succulent, tender and flavorful.

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