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Da Bianca Trattoria

4.8
4.8
1370 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
For over 30 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 289-1508

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Enrique Vega

  • Catering

    Da Bianca offers catering take-out options for large parties.

  • Private party facilities

    Da Bianca can host private parties from casual buffets to elegant multi-course meals to family- style seated parties. Private party space is available daily before 5:00 pm.

  • Private party contact

    Marjan Dunn: (714) 289-1508

  • Neighborhood

    Orange

  • Cross street

    Newport Blvd (Behind Pacific Ranch Market)

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the shopping center.

  • Public transit

    Orange County Metro line on Chapman Ave.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,370 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FS

    FayeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place all the way around. It is a hidden treasure!
  2. t

    taews

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food, the spaced outdoor seating, the friendly attentive service. We’ve been a fan of this family’s restaurant since they were in Irvine in the 1980s. Our favorite Italian restaurant in OC!
  3. DZ

    DeborahZ

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food is always good. Our server last night was especially good and pleasant. A practically perfect dinner out in the neighborhood.
  4. GS

    GaryS

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian cuisine. Highly recommmend
  5. KL

    KelseyL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely marvelous! Came here for the first time for date night & I can’t believe I’ve lived in Tustin for 30 years and have never been here. We were immediately sat when I checked in for my reservation and the manager read the specials to us and we immediately received water and were offered bread- right off the bat I noticed how nice the staff was and how you could smell the delicious Italian food cooking. My boyfriend and I split the appetizer from the specials and he ordered the halibut (also from the specials) and I ordered a vegetarian pasta and then we split the cheesecake at the end. Service was excellent, food was delicious, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, and the location is great. Can’t wait to go back!!
  6. LE

    LeisaE

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Da Bianca has such wonderful Italian food! We often get their food to go, but dined in to celebrate my Mom’s legacy of family time. The service was great. The fried artichokes and calamari were fantastic!
  7. T

    Twinmom97

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service. Delicious food. Never disappointed. Love this place and it’s right around the corner for us.
  8. EB

    EriqBay

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place is consistently good. Sometimes I find that the classics are better than the specials, but very rarely does anything disappoint. Service here is a hit or miss for me. If you were a regular here you get first class service. I only manage to swing by here three or four times a year and sometimes the service is good and other times you’re very aware that you were the outsider. I can appreciate that they take care of their regulars but I think it’s good to make every customer feel appreciated. My family isn’t from the south of Italy but I will say from what I remember the flavors are top notch
  9. WC

    WallaceC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pasta was well cooked. Tasty bolognese sauce. Salmon dish was fresh and delicious. Loved their vinaigrette! Comfortable outdoor seating.
  10. j

    jpearigen

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic neighborhood spot. Will definitely be back.
  11. DZ

    DarenZ

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special spinach pasta lasagna with meat was incredible last night! National lasagna day and Da Bianca trattoria does it right!!!
  12. K

    Katrina

    Orange County

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was first time at this restaurant. Was a little hard to fine, as it was tucked away. We were seated promptly by maybe one of the owners. She came by our table later and asked how everything was. Our server was Heather, excellent and friendly along with other servers/wait staff. We had caprese and shared, my husband had Farfalle Genovese and I had Penne Carmella both excellent. Shared a bottle of BT Salviano Orvieto, light and refreshing. Since this was our first time at the restaurant they gave us ice cream in a parfait glass, chocolate, pistachio and strawberry such a nice touch. We definitely will be back.
  13. MM

    MelissaM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! The pollo agradolce is divine( not on the menu but they can make it)!!! We also tried the fried artichoke hearts which were sooo yummy. Great service. Amazing food.
  14. SL

    ShirleyL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    DaBianca opened in Irvine about 40 years ago as LaTrattoria. I couldn’t resist the lasagna verde, so I ordered it nearly every time my family and I dined there. Then they closed (or so I thought), and I lost them. A couple of decades later someone told me the restaurant was in Orange under a new name but by the same family. I registered for their e-mail notices, learned that today was National Lasagna Day! And that lasagna verde was one of their specials tonight! My lucky day! I snagged a reservation and enjoyed my favorite entree, exactly as I remembered it and just as tasty! It was served bubbling hot in its own baking dish, with plenty of Parmesan cheese scattered over it. And with more toasted garlic bread slices than I should have allowed myself! The house cab was excellent as was the ricotta cheesecake drizzled over with raspberry purée. The service was excellent with plenty of workers available to take care of a full restaurant. The ambiance was lovely with lots of windows giving an outdoor feel inside. Outdoor seating was also available. The owner welcomed diners with a warm smile and also made her rounds through the restaurant checking to be sure all guests were comfortably enjoying their experience. They were. I’m so happy to have reconnected!
  15. T

    Trish

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there with two of our friends who visited us from Carlsbad. The restaurant was pretty busy for a Wednesday evening....glad we had reservations! The service was wonderful.....our server was helpful and friendly but gave us time to decide. Each of us had something different but we were all very happy with our choices. The food was very plentiful.....had to get boxes for the leftovers! All in all, a very enjoyable evening and will definitely be back.
  16. AS

    AndyS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    best Italian food in Orange County. Prices have increased post pandemic. Service and food are excellent
  17. J

    Joan

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding!
  18. GZ

    GwenZimmerman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of 4 different dinners ordered and each one was outstanding. Our server went above what was normal. Great evening!
  19. LM

    LisaM

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their homemade sauces are delicious. This is not an usual Italian restaurant. Da Bianca serves food prepared from recipes handed down from generations.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and excellent wine
  21. SR

    ScottR

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always terrific. Great family recipes that Marjan has from her mom, Bianca combined with great chefs!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  23. SY

    SealyY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a wonderful dinner!
  24. l

    lcfaegirl

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love coming here. We always get seated promptly, the service is great, the food is always perfect. Last night there was a very energetic group near us. It made it difficult to visit with our friends. We will be back.
  25. DS

    DianaS

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is consistently excellent at this wonderful neighborhood restaurant.
  26. R

    Robert

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a dull moment! This place never disappoints. From Marjon the owner to Heather and Nouri and Benito and Ivan. Feels like home every time we’re here love this place. See you soon happy Fourth of July
  27. H

    Hunter

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haley the server did a great job! 2 thumbs up 5 stars would eat there again
  28. BC

    BerthaC

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, delicious food, and love the wine selection.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our waitress was nice and attentive. The food was ok.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it. Always a treat !!
  31. LW

    LindaW

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional. We eat here all the time. Never never had a bad meal!
  32. T

    Tina

    Orange County

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good. Service is always top notch and we were there just before it started to get busy so there was no wait getting our food. Perfect
  33. DR

    DonnyR

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, good homey feel, good italian food and always with a limited offer menu for the day which gives variety
  34. G

    Greatlocalrest

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this neighborhood gem - we keep coming back - food is fabulous - service is exceptional and we will continue to return !!
  35. MD

    MicheleD

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Perfect Father's Day celebration.
  36. JF

    JohnF

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  37. BJ

    BradleyJ

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love the food & service is always great! Tried the lamp chops for the 1st time & they were delicious!
  38. R

    Robert

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just like home!!!!
  39. R

    Roc2

    Orange County

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time but not my last ! The food was fabulous we had clams , caprese salad ,lasagna and the best Chicken Piccata I have ever had , and I order often . They are attentive and have relaxing vibe. I loved the place .
  40. BM

    BillM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Far and above the best Italian food in Orange County! Da Bianca is a hidden gem that is worth finding!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Da Bianca Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 289-1508.

Da Bianca Trattoria is rated 4.8 stars by 1370 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Da Bianca Trattoria

7448 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Newport Blvd (Behind Pacific Ranch Market)

  • Neighborhood

    Orange

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the shopping center.

  • Public transit

    Orange County Metro line on Chapman Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Enrique Vega

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (714) 289-1508

  • Catering

    Da Bianca offers catering take-out options for large parties.

  • Private party facilities

    Da Bianca can host private parties from casual buffets to elegant multi-course meals to family- style seated parties. Private party space is available daily before 5:00 pm.

  • Private party contact

    Marjan Dunn: (714) 289-1508

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