Pina's Bistro

4.8
347 reviews
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Pina's Bistro is a bright sparkling culinary jewel amid dozens of fine Italian eateries in South Orange County, California. Established in 1995 as a family enterprise (currently encompassing three generations under Pina's guidance), the cuisine of her native Napoli has been lovingly and masterfully recreated and served to her loyal patrons for the past sixteen years.

Using only the freshest and finest ingredients available in the marketplace Pina handcrafts all of her sausage, manicotti, cannelloni, lasagna, gnocchi, bread and sauces, not to mention her luxurious and sensual dessert offerings as well as all of her other exquisite dishes.
expect to experience exceptional quality traditional Italian cuisine created to meet the very highest standards of gastronomic excellence. Pina rigidly adheres to this standard and proudly proclaims – "I will not serve any dish that I would not be happy to eat myself."
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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pina's is the best/most authentic Italian cuisine you will find (I'm Italian). We've been coming here for years, have used Pina's to cater at both our home and business and no one can get enough. We love Pina's and the entire family.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very busy and only one server. Food exceptional as always. Loved the food as did our entire party. Would request a table away from the kitchen but there isn’t one as it is a small venue. You know what to expect so you go for the wonderful food.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, a wonderful small family restaurant with heart.

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CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pina's cooking just gets better with each year. An intimate place for dinner with excellent food and friendly, family service.

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R
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent little gem. Don’t miss it!!!

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R
Orange County
71 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a nice local establishment; authentic. The only thing disappointing was that we ordered red wine, and it was in a tiny white wine glass. That certainly detracts when you have to drink a Pinot Noir from that kind of glass. It was a decent pour, but the glass detracted from our drinking pleasure. Do I need to bring our own glasses?

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pina’s is always nice as you are family when you eat there. Very honest about menu and wine selections. Servers are very nice. They want you to be happy and feel at home, not in a pretentious way, but in a family way. We had sea bass, salmon, pasta, shrimp, lamb, sausage, tortellini, salad, etc. Shared bites. All of it was great.

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J
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A long time family favorite of ours, particularly when celebrating a special occasion, as we were.

I had the Veal Chop, which Mama always cooks the way I want. YUM!!

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

Great food and service. Came in for Valentine's Dinner. Special menu. Everything was wonderful. Can't wait to go back and try their regular menu.

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S
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this cozy little place. Food was outstanding. My wife had the gnocchi & Sausage, excellent. Spaghetti bolgenese, best ever, spectacular!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It was our first time as a family that lives locally within walking distance and went with our out of town grandmother. We all thought fantastic food and great experience! Will definitely be back in near future.

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E
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tustin’s hidden gem for sure.

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AN
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Pina's Bistro! This was our first visit but can be guaranteed that every time we travel to So Cal from Michigan to visit family, we will be dining at this gem!!! Small and intimate. You feel as if you are walking into Nonna's home and sitting in her kitchen for the BEST homemade meal!!!!

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SP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely wonderful. I have a garlic allergy, but because they make everything fresh I was still able to enjoy a delicious linguine and calamari. My dining partner had the eggplant Parmesan with sausage and said it was great. I will definitely go back every time I visit this area.

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e
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service excellent. small restaurant but big in food taste.

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MG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Pina's Bistro. It is casual and cozy. Food quality is excellent. We love their veal chop! Great service-no rush to order, time to chat. Be sure to make a reservation on weekends, as it is very small. Outdoor seating is available.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No trip to Orange County is complete without a visit to Pina's.

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JB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great atmosphere, perfect date spot.

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CC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Visit every time I come to town. Pina and her daughter are wonderful! Every dish I have ever had DELICIOUS! Amazing dressing too

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time visit and we look forward to many more. Pina instantly recognized that we were newcomers and welcomed us and explained part of the menu. We had reservations and were immediately seated. Service was exceptional. Started off with homemade bread and leafy green salads with very tasty homemade dressing. My husband had veal piccata served with angle hair pasta, and I opted for the sausage and peppers. They make their own sausage so my husband ordered a side of it. You could cut it with your fork! Wonderful! The menu is varied and will please most palates. We very much enjoyed our evening and look forward to visiting again soon.

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AT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can only say Pina’s has become my Go-to restaurant, not just for fantastic Italian food, but for any occasion regular or special.

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d
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is s local jewel operated by very competent family management. Been there for years and we have been a regular over the last 7 years or so.

The wide range of menu selection of food is fresh, tasty and ample, with a “family style” friendly experience.

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Pina and her daughters. They create an amazing family environment every night and Pina’s food is consistently delicious and yes, it’s truly Italian. She makes the best carpaccio in the world, including the best places in Italy. My to go place when at home.

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JF
Orange County
130 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I still see this as a hidden in plain sight gem. Penne with sausage & asparagus in tomato cream sauce rocks!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience of Pina’s is always good
Never have been disappointed
The food and Service is impeccable

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Wonderful friendly staff.

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R
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food in a cozy corner of Tustin. All hand made, fresh ingredients, though portion sizes were small. We ate outside, which was quiet and the service was very good. It was a bit more than I expected, but with the handmade fresh ingredients it was worth the drive.

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LB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant we have ever been to! This is where we go for all our special occasions.

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TC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best family owned Italian food in Orange County.

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CC
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel to Southern California to visit her mother about every quarter and we never miss an opportunity to have dinner at Pina’s! Always excellent always reliable! I am in love with their signature salad dressing too.

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TW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place for authentic and home style Italian food !! Pinas doing magic in the kitchen! We keep going back and loving it !

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is friendly and excellent! Food is always excellent.

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M
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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TW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is like eating in a great italian cook's own hous!e! BELLISSIMO

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c
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

quality food, it tastes like someone cares about food

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J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night again. Again, a warm welcome from Pina and her daughters. I had the special Beef Ravioli in cream sauce. Totally awesome. My husband had an off menu special of Penni pasta, broccoli and sausage in a cream sauce. We have a new favorite restaurant.

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M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful food and service. Authentic and fresh, full of flavor.

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SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!

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MO
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, very happy as usual 😊

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KK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Pina’s the salad dressing is yummy
The meals are made just for you
Hot and fresh

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