Da Bianca Trattoria

4.7
564 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Over the course of 28 years, Da Bianca Trattoria has earned a reputation as a beloved local restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. Founded by Bianca Cangelosi Bavand, Da Bianca was a dream come true for the Sicilian native. Her inspiration and the secret to the restaurant's continued success is serving simple food using only the freshest ingredients-- just like the food she served her family. Daughter Marjan Bavand Dunn continues the family legacy of welcoming our neighbors, as they celebrate milestones, meet friends and share family dinners.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Special course four course prix fixe menu includes choice of appetizer, salad , entree and dessert $75 per person. Ciao!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 564 People Are Saying
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OT
Orange County
97 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great place for dinner.

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JR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This welcoming place is one of our reliable "go to" restaurants. We met some old friends for dinner and were pleased, but not surprised, by the great service, delicious food, and cozy atmosphere. We'll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant.
We have been coming here for the
past 12 years!
Outstanding service, yummy food
choices and reasonably priced!
Don and Mary Ledgard
Irvine, Ca.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s just awesome

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SB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Da Bianca's...we dine there at least once a week and feel so welcomed and comfortable there and have a delicious meal too!

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OT
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the fresh tasty food. I grave the flavors. We enjoy no corkage Wednesday's. I have never had a meal I wasn't completely satisfied with.

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RW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for many years and would encourage anyone else to try this place.

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OO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Santiago Hills location (Chapman at Newport Ave's), iconic neighborhood favorite. Excellent food and value for special occasion dining or simply to enjoy the hospitality of Marjan and her friendly staff. Regional Italian, fine dining and welcoming ambiance.

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OC
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite local restaurants, authentic Italian cuisine. We have our “go to” dishes on the menu (pollo piccata, eggplant parmesan, champagne salmon), but the specials are always tempting alternatives. The swordfish is one of the best I’ve ever had. Whether you want to stay healthier with fish and chicken or go for the many delicious pasta offerings - you won’t be disappointed. Our daughter was home from the East Coast for the holidays and we’ve gone 3 times to make sure she gets her “fix” of Da Bianca. Mangia!

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LC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to relax and get a great meal.

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JJ
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was excellet

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G
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming here for over 20 yrs and love it every time!

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D
Orange County
156 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious as always. Gnocchi was awesome and rolled vegetable pasta dish was wonderful. Always our fav place to eat!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Owner was so so so rude.

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g
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Pleasant ambience, service was good, not rushed, which I appreciated. The menu is 100% Americanized Italian food - the talk on the menu about Mama's recipes from Sicily is just a lot of baloney. Quality of the food was no better than fair. Portions are large.

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LD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the food at Da Bianca's ... it's becoming our new go-to for special get togethers!
The service and atmosphere is outstanding too:)

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LG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful & delicious!! And will definitely be returning for another wonderful meal & experience.

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JC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!! We go frequently and this is our “go to” place in all of Southern California. The staff and owner are amazingly friendly and competent. The specials every night are tremendous. 99% of the time we select from the specials list.

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G
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Especially LOVED the food. Genuine Itlian fare.

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N
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every thing was excellent! The only thing that caused the 4 on service is we had to ask for our bread basket.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good when we finally got it, took over 1 hour, they sold out of salmon so I had to order something else, however, our server was great!
It was busy night, I will go back after the holidays and see how long it takes the food to come. Overall we had a great time!

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JL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always spend our Anniversary there! Perfect every time

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GM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. We especially love the fried mozzarella.

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h
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We’ve been going to this restaurant for
Years back to when Bianca was there. While the restaurant s appearance has improved sadly the food and service isn’t what it used to be. I ordered the simplest Italian dish of spaghetti with a red sauce . The pasta was over cooked and the sauce was flavorless. I added extra sauce and chili flakes trying to add some flavor. It helped but it still
Lacked something. I’ve had better pasta at Olive Garden . Maybe they were short staffed and just having an off night but our recent dinner at Da
Bianca left a bad taste in my mouth .

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent restaurant would recommend it to anyone.

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HM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it, never been here before, can't wait to go back. Food is outstanding.

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JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Da Bianca is simply the best Italian Restaurant in Orange County!

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K
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at Da Bianca.

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D
Orange County
156 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had another great meal here. Love the salmon champagne and the gnocchi. Marjon is always so welcoming and John is the best at taking care of us each visit.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

brilliant waiter, noori

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M
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun time. Price fix menu on Tuesdays is a good value.

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a
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent but for the noise would recommend an extra waiter when things are busy. I realize it’s a small place but tables are way too close

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LB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this neighborhood place. 2 questions....why no longer serving angel hair pasta? Server said it took too long to cook. That is incorrect. It is small and takes less time.
Only one credit card per table. Know you get charged a fee for each card used. For our table this turned into an unfriendly chat with waiter...he said it was written in our menu. He got miffed and threw the check down. Not a great ending to a lovely evening with delicious food. We will return, but maybe think about being a little flexible about the credit card use.

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family owned and run Restaurant, enjoy the service and the food.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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CC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family owned and run Italian trattoria in lovely Tustin Hills neighborhood. Always a satisfying experience. And plenty of meal options with large portions. Exceeds expectations.

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CL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to Italian Restaurant. It is consistently terrific. Food comes out piping hot and is always delicious and the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming with just enough buzz to make you feel like you are one of the smart ones to have found it.

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RP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Food tastes homemade and ambiance feels like someone's home.

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n
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizer gnocchi was fabulous! All the meals were delish. Definitely a spot to recommend. The service and staff were excellent

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LC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, authentic Italian food and the nicest, most considerate and friendly staff in all of Orange County!

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