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."
No trip to Orange County is complete without a visit to Pina's.
Awesome food, great atmosphere, perfect date spot.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I still see this as a hidden in plain sight gem. Penne with sausage & asparagus in tomato cream sauce rocks!
The experience of Pina’s is always good
Never have been disappointed
The food and Service is impeccable
Food was great. Wonderful friendly staff.
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.
Best Italian restaurant we have ever been to! This is where we go for all our special occasions.
Best family owned Italian food in Orange County.
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.
Brilliant place for authentic and home style Italian food !! Pinas doing magic in the kitchen! We keep going back and loving it !
Service is friendly and excellent! Food is always excellent.
Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend!
It is like eating in a great italian cook's own hous!e! BELLISSIMO
quality food, it tastes like someone cares about food
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.
Always wonderful food and service. Authentic and fresh, full of flavor.
Excellent food and service!
Great food and service, very happy as usual 😊
Love Pina’s the salad dressing is yummy
The meals are made just for you
Hot and fresh
We had a fantastic meal and experience at Pina’s. The clams appetizer was terrific and so was the homemade ravioli.
Wonderful as always! Gnocchi with homemade sausage was amazing !! Love this place😀
Fresh homemade Italian food. We started with Calamari Umido, a delicious calamari salad alternative to fried calamari. Next course, dinner salad. A bright and crisp salad with a basil vinaigrette that’s made in-house and ready to take home. We selected two dinners that highlighted the in-house made sausage. I had the gnocchi Gorgonzola with sausage. Normally Gorgonzola is heavy and strong, Pina managed to make it light and delightful. My husband had the pumpkin ravioli and sausage. Both dishes were amazing. Be sure to save room for dessert.
This was a cute little Italian Bistro with only 6 to 8 tables inside and 4 outside. It seemed to be run by ladies and mama was the cook who were all very attentive.
All the sausage was made in house and could be served with any dinner. The salad that came with the dinner was delicious. I had the canillonie which was good. Sauce alittle runny and not spicy enough for me. My friend had the butternut ravioli and sausage which he loved. I would go back and give it another try.
Have dined at Pina's many times. The food is consistently excellent. Every dish is made fresh and is delicious. They give you plenty of time for table conversation and pace out the food and drink visits to your table. If you are in a hurry, you just have to say so and they will adjust.
I have tried most of the appetizers here, and close to a third of the entrees. I have never been disappointed. And, Pina herself visits the tables when she is not busy cooking.
Overall, a small, intimate place that is casual with fantastic Italian cuisine.
This is our very favorite restaurant ... so much so that we travel almost 2 hours to dine here. We have never been disappointed. This family owned & operated restaurant serves THE most delicious food ever. Every item is freshly made using ingredients hand-selected by Pina and/or her daughters. She even makes her own salad dressing. As for her desserts ... again, over the top! Atmosphere is quaint and casual and service friendly and welcoming. Pina's is the best!
Excellent food, excellent service - the server was there when we needed her but didn’t interrupt our dinner. Great value!! Highly recommend this place
The food was very good, but main entrees were a bit high for a small restaurant. They charged some high prices for the chalk board specials, as much as a larger restaurant or steakhouse. The pastas were reasonably priced as well as the wine list. The people were very nice, but took awhile to be waited on. I had a vea; chop and it was excellent but pricey, and the salmon was also excellent but also pricey. The quality was good as well.
Pina’s Bistro is a hidden gem! The food and service are amazing! Pina does all of the cooking and it is truly like eating at your mom’s house, but the food is just better (sorry, mommy!) The place is small and intimate and is where I go for date nights and special occasions. I would make it my weekly weekend place to go, but it is just a bit far for me living in RSM. However, every time I make the drive to Pina’s I am never disappointed. I love their spinach linguine with fresh tomatoes, their grilled pork chops with their garlic and olive oil noodles, and their panna cotta with berry sauce. Don’t forget to make your reservations because if you don’t have one you may not get a table. It is so popular that reservations are a must.
The food was good, but they have terrible service. I did not feel welcome.
It is delicious. I suggest making a reservation it is small but very good food and friendly service it felt like eating at someone’s home.
This is the proverbial great hole in the wall Italian restaurant. Small with fantastic food.
The food here used to be spectacular. We were excited to meet friends here and introduce them to a Tustin treasure. Unfortunately, the food was just mediocre. The waitress was surly and not very interested in helping us. It was actually embarrassing. On the bright side, there was a waiter who was fantastic. Overall, I would not return.
Great food and friendly family feeling.
Love the food at this restaurant and the warm family owned atmosphere. Pina and her daughter are just so warm and friendly and Pin's food is absolutely outstanding. All freshly made, hot & delicious. Its also such a cozy, informal restaurant
Food was wonderful
Love the family atmosphere