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Bistango Restaurant

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19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-1539 (Martin and Von Karman)
+1 949-752-5222
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have dined at Bistango several times in the past, but were disappointed with the food this time. The menu has been revised recently and not for the better. Our favorite salad has been removed and the beef ravioli and venison preparations are not nearly as good as the old ones. That coupled with room temperature serving temperatures, the under... More 

Thank William C
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here with friends recently, I think this is a great place to go for a business meeting or even a night out with your spouse or significant other. Just be aware it is expensive, service is perfect, meal is great, this is certainly a restaurant where yo get what you pay for. Located in the lobby of an office... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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265 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Bistango is wonderful One doesn't need to add anything to that review The food is exceptional, the service is flawless and the ambiance is perfect Great bar, great wine list.....a great time is assured. When I come to town this is my first stop for dinner.....can't imagine that changing

Thank davefoshee
Irvine, CA
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had multiple great business meetings at Bistango. Ambiance is good, noise level is low so one can discuss.

Thank jain49
Venice, Florida
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188 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant, with good food and excellent cocktails. Nice bar with lots of art work on display.

Thank Bill S
Irvine, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Bistango is located in the atrium of an office complex. Drive right past it and never know what you are missing. Steak and lamb are excellent. Several starters and desserts are outstanding. On top of this is the live music which is always top notch although the small dance area can get crowded. High tent ceiling makes for a low... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Unbelievable experience. Excellent service. Our waiter Manny was outstanding! Numerous helpful suggestions. Both my wife and I had salads to start. My wedge salad had too strong blue cheese for my taste but otherwise a spectacular meal. Wife had 10 oz strip loin which was superb. I had 14oz rib eye with peppercorn sauce. It was very very good. Thanks... More 

Thank Willy958
Orange, California
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172 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I've eating here several times throughout the years and the food is always good. The service is great too. Have to say, however, the prices are higher than they should be.

Thank MasonsDad
Barrie, Ontario
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289 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A short walk from the Fairmont in Newport Beach, and has been around for quite some time apparently. They started off in my good books by having a respectable wine list, with one of my favourites from Zenato. Fresh field greens salad was very good and generous portion. The full rack of lamb was again generous amount of ribs and... More 

Thank Don R
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Bistango has a very interesting interior with art everywhere and an open "outside" area that is very pleasant. Good, but relatively expensive food, great service and an overall very positive experience. They do a great lamb steak- an unusual but good cut, and their fish is presented and tastes great. It is a nice special occasion setting.

Thank Bradley G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?