Da Bianca Trattoria

4.8
626 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.
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JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service here is wonderful. It’s a locals favorite.

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J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening! Four of us dined and every meal was delicious! I had the special of Trout (which I've never eaten before) and it was outstanding - new lover of trout! My husband and friend had the Shrimp Scampi and they loved it! Our other friend had Gnocchi and the same thing, thought it was fabulous. We've eaten here a 1/2 dozens and each time has been outstanding! We love this place! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE RESERVATIONS! This is a smallish restaurant maybe seating 60 people. I would highly recommend Da Bianca Trattoria!

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HH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

We had a reservation for 5. We were given a table for 6... 6 children maybe. The table was really for 4. When I asked if we could change tables ( there were 2 other bigger tables available), the hostess was very rude and said NO. It was a very uncomfortable meal. Our elbows were hitting when we tried to eat. The only saving grace was our waiter was wonderful. We will NOT be going back there.

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JS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional restaurant, beloved by neighbors and newcomers alike. The family-owned and run restaurant has an amazing chef, who is adaptive for all of our unique needs. We SO appreciate this place, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for an elegant location with wonderful cuisine, and yet not overpriced.

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ST
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of choices. Each one excellent. I never hesitate to try something new. We have been dining at Da Bianca’s for years and have never been disappointed.
We often see our friends and take a minute to talk. A perfect local dining experience.

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TM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good..............................will come again soon

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CN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of our favorite spots- hidden gem for sure. We ALWAYS have a wonderful time and the best meals.

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a
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, good service and noisy as all hell HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood and lamb judged delicious...wine perfect, service excellent.
We will definitely return...

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n
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate dining in a neighborhood gem! Special dinner out with friends...was just perfect! excellent wine selections, fabulous and thoughtful entrees...true Italian cuisine. A favorite for many years!

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AL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the atmosphere is wonderful here. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in Orange County.

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T
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pollo Abradoche was amazing. Chicken in cream sauce with mushrooms, red onions, artichoke hearts, lemon zest over pasta

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CD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious. Have recommended to many friends.

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JS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place! It's no wonder that many of our friends go regularly to enjoy this great family restaurant! The cuisine is exquisite and the chefs are flexible. Beautiful ambiance.

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VC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always DaBianca's was over the top! My wife and I went this past Sunday to celebrate Valentine's Day because we had to cancel on that date due to the weather. The food was superb and we are always looking forward to our next visit. It's a pleasure to have this little gem in our neighborhood!

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MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding food and service! I appreciate that they turn down to go orders when the restaurant is full to protect the experience those seated in the restaurant (even though I am often the caller for take out!).

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LP
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Da Bianca has excellent food and the service is outstanding. The specials they offer are a nice addition
to the regular menu. The wine selection is varied with a large selection.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, 5 out of 5 and good food - 3-1/2 out of 5 (“vein” left in shrimp, otherwise 4/5.)

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SS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and hospitality is wonderful. Marjan and family make each dining experience memorable. She always greets you with a hug! Very inviting. Wonderful atmosphere!

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l
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food was excellent and service was very attentive. Not a huge restaurant but not so crowded that you felt like you were sitting on top of each other. Definitely will be going back.

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J
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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PM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very friendly. The food was delicious. I had the Eggplant Parmigian which was excellent and gluten free. I would recommend them anytime.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here with our family since we moved to Orange a few years ago- it’s a family favorite!
We always feel like they treat us very special. The food, service, and atmosphere are wonderful. Thank you Da Bianca!

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food, wine and bread. We have been there several times and are never disappointed. The servers are very friendly and gracious as are the hosts/owners. It’s one of the best Italian restaurants in Orange County. It may be cold outside but it’s warm at Da Bianca. It’s a very cozy and inviting place to dine. xo

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OT
Los Angeles
232 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A regular stop on our way to a Honda Center concert. The food and service were amazing - as usual. I love this neighborhood, Italian (Sicilian) restaurant that serves “Grandma’s recipes”. I wish we had enough room in our stomachs to have dessert - but, it was ‘Oso Buco night’.

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c
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anyone that says the service and food is not good is an idiot

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place!
The food and service are great.

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g
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food is outstanding, the specials every day add variety to the menu for regulars, and the staff is wonderful and attentive in just the right doses. Best Italian food in Orange County that we have found.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent

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L
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant we go there often and the food is always excellent. We love everything about the restaurant

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DR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very comfortable small Italian Restaurant with great food and friendly service. We have been here several times and we keep coming back. The biggest problem for us is that we don't eat there more often.

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EP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, friendly service and amazing food. Also not at all hard on your wallet.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was elegant. Absolutely stunning. The food was prepared perfectly and the proportions were spot on. The environment is always very blissful. My favorite restaurant hands down!

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RO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Packed for Valentines Day so the noise level was extremely high as tables were very close. We have been going there for 30 years and it was a very good experience overall.

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TD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Da Bianca never disappoints. Delicious food! Great hidden gem!

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BF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Busy night as Valentines Day buy they handled the crowd well.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were recommended by Don and Mary, who said it was the best Italian restaurant this side of the Mississippi. And boy were they right. Even tho we where there Valentine’s Day and had a fixed menu, everything was great. Thank you so much for a fabulous meal.

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JJ
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warmly greeted. Service was perfect. I had the scallops wrapped in bacon. Delicious.

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AO
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was average but service was good . Do not like the seating arrangement , very small place.

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TR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Da Bianca is a favorite because of the friendly staff, welcoming owner, and fine food. It’s popular so make reservations in advance.

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