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Bistango Restaurant

19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-1539
+1 949-752-5222
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-1539
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there at 4:00 when it wasn't too busy. Tried several Tapas and all were delicious. Included: Calamari Fritti, Crispy American Duroc Pork Belly Sliders, Bistango’s Guacamole and PRIME FLAT IRON STEAK. The only disappointment was the Chicken Sausage only because it didn't warn...More

Thank TravelingFriends2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is heaven with food! Been coming since the mid 90's and never a bad meal, never less than a wonderful experience. For decades I have waited for the mushroom crusted halibut when it's "off menu" and tonight...it's there This is wonderful My wife had...More

Thank davefoshee
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I am not a frequent patron of Bistango, but do fall back on it for special occasions. We like the artwork and the service. We both had Osso Bucco, which was perfect. Service was excellent, as always.

Thank lapsrus
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This place has good food, superb service and great live music every night. The Tapas menu is special. The sea bass and the halibut are always good. They also have oyster shooters that cannot be described in words.

Thank charleshM4560TG
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants located in a business district that we continue to select because of a nice wine list, quality food and being surrounded by a changing collection of art and sculpture. There is also live entertainment but it's pretty much...More

Thank Tmermaid
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Going out to Bistango is like going out to eat in an art gallery. The beautifully displayed art on the walls and tables is for sale and the art on your plate is for consumption. While the menu is a bit pricey, you are getting...More

Thank LM1231
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Prior to starting a business conference, the group of attendees went out to a dinner at Bistango. It was a thoroughly impressive dinner. The ambiance of the restaurant is excellent. There was a live upright bass player thumping out tunes during the night and the...More

Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed May 10, 2017

I don't understand how this place still open after all these years!! The happy hour menu is probably the most expensive menu I've ever seen in OC! Just couple of appetizers and drinks cost me like $100!! for 2 people. And is such a small...More

Thank WineConn
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Anytime I'm in the area, I'm going to Bistango for lunch. Make a reservation because it fill up fast. If Dover sole is on the menu, order it.

Thank MichaelHaik
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Excellent food and service. I have visited the restaurant many times and am always impressed with their food and service. Highly reccomend :)

Thank Dale C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $70
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-1539
    (Martin and Von Karman)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-752-5222
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