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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 - 22:30
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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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Irvine, CA
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Summerville, South Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 background music.

Thank Tmermaid
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 quality food and service. The petite portions are reasonably priced and still ample. I like... More 

Thank LM1231
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 bar area is really hip looking. There is art spread around the restaurant with price... More 

Thank ViktorTrue
Irvine, California
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168 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 portions! Forget getting dinner here either...If the place is NOT packed, need a change in... More 

Thank WineConn
Southern California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 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
Irvine, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for our friend's birthday. They had a nice love Jazz music with a lovely crowd. This place attracts very elegant people and they serve a great food with much better atmosphere.

Thank Farzin-Anthropol
Bartlett, New Hampshire
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353 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been coming to Irvine for years. For some reason, I never knew Bistango was here. Too bad, because it's a great place for business dinners & really good food. It is expensive, but the menu is very varied, w/ something to please everyone, and if one is dieting or not breaking the bank, it offers a variety of less... More 

Thank KVM101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$70
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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?