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“My favorite Italian Restaurant”
Review of Pina's Bistro

Pina's Bistro
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Ranked #14 of 288 Restaurants in Tustin
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Yorba Lynda
Irvine, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“My favorite Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Growing up in a very Italian town, you appreciate great Italian food. Pina's Bistro is hands down the best Italian Restaurant in Orange County.

Everything is homemade from the sauce to the pasta. The service is always amazing and its busy. So you have to make reservations. I love the linguini and clam sauce, the lobster ravioli, and Pina's chicken parm could be its own food group. Let the staff pick the perfect wine for your meal. Not sure what to get, bring a pizza home. They have the best pizza in town.

Try Pina's; and you'll discover no other place quite measures up when it comes to pasta.

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great and Real Italian Food”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pina and her daughters do an awesome job of serving fresh and delicious food. VERY MUCH recommend you go here if you have not tried it.

Visited September 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Like my grandmother's kitchen!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Pina's Bistro is a great place for real home cooked Italian! It is a small, quaint, intimate spot with only a few tables. Piña and her daughters turn out some of the best Italian fare you will find anywhere!

  • Visited June 2013
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California
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I love this place, you must go... You won't be disappointed!!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

It's tiny, homemade food and feel like part of the family!! Mom, who does all the cooking ,is visible in the kitchen cooking away& sometimes she comes to your table to say "hello" & chat. Her Italian food is amazing and her crusty bread is "to die for".....a quaint Italian experience.... Please don't change a thing, I love this little place!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Irvine, California, USA
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Always a treat”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Pina and her family always make this a special place to go. The food is terrific. She absolutely has the best red sauce in all of Orange County. Do no miss the eggplant. Although it is very small, if the weather permists you can sit outside.

  • Visited February 2013
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