Da Bianca Trattoria

4.8
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854 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CI
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was very good as usual, but service was very slow. Everything took a long time and our server did not check on us often despite the wait. We eat here often and were there to celebrate our son's Birthday so the poor service was disappointing. But the food was delicious once it arrived!

A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I noticed the cooking from the different dishes we ordered had changed a bit or they changed a chef, a simple one I always order was bolognese, I don't eat lamb, the ground meat tasted gamy; chicken inside cannoli was cut too large and made it dry; fish on the Special menu smelled and tasted fishy..etc. Hope they improve, I love that restaurant, I have been going there since the mother was alive!

SE
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a Sunday night dinner there with our son and son-in-law. The food, ambience and service were all excellent as usual. We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. It’s the perfect neighborhood trattoria.

JC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Message from Open Table reservation was not read. Took a really long time to get bread.

C
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

We love this place! It’s great food & service with a quaint family vibe

CC
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Fish had too many bones

BH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the dining experience immensely! We'll be back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, pleasant staff you can never go wrong here.

A
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice setting. Very attentive wait staff. Food was great.

KM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating and attentive service. One of our favorite places for a cozy dinner.

KT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've heard about Da Bianca for a while and have lived in the area for a very long time. Don't know why it took so long to go but we were very happy we went there and will be going back.

A
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service and food. Little pricey but you get what you pay for.

VS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Da Bianca because of the food, service, and ambiance.

KM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent on all fronts

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great all around. I will definitely come back.

T
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always delicious and they always have great specials.

AM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service are outstanding. The noise level is at times annoying because there is little to absorb sound. It's a little difficult to find in the strip center where it is located but this is truly a treasure worth hunting for.

C
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were introduced to Da Bianca by friends and it had been a while since we had eaten there. We finally made it back and were reminded what a great local gem of a restaurant it is. The ambiance is perfect for a “nicer” casual dining experience. The food was well prepared, the service just right, and the hostess/owner was absolutely personable and genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed our experience. This is going to become a “regular” on our list for a variety of occasions.

CN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always there best food, service and time

MB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good place for survival occasions or just pure fun

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go to resturant. It is always excellent.

ST
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinners with great service.
The menu is extensive along with several daily specials. This is a neighborhood trattoria where you will undoubtedly meet up with friends and neighbors. We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.
See you at Da Bianca’s

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The opera music was a little to much and A little loud. Once asked to the lower the volume they did change the music. Food and service very good but keen on the music.

m
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delightful evening...everything aligns.
Good Wine, Great Food and nice ambience.

CE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating two birthday!
was treated with dessert for both birthday girls.

QX
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service but welcoming and attentive staff! Food was very good! This is a small local and seemingly family run restaurant. The noise level was high but reflected the happy customers enjoying their evening!

I would highly recommend it.

G
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Always enjoy dinner here.

SS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely spectacular. From starter course to dessert they hit it out of the park. I will absolutely 100% be back here again and I will be bringing some very special guests with me. The smell of garlic the moment you walk in just swirls around your head as if you were dreaming and BELIVE me your mouth will start to water! They had a very nice wine selection that was moderately priced. The owner of the restaurant was there and she treated me as if I was part of her family. I also noticed she walked around the dining room greeting several guests that were long time customers which is always very nice to see.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious. Will definitely go back

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous

SC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Da Bianca Trattoria never disappoints. It's our go-to spot in East Orange--we always take our out of town guests there. They have wonderful specials, the servers are friendly and the owner, Marjan, has such a warm personality --she makes you feel right at home. They have a nice wine selection,, and I have to say that my favorite dish is the pasta carbonara. So perfectly prepared. Treat yourself to a meal at Da!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful but there needs to be a change regarding the bread——-crusty mor baguette in similarity or maybe a basket with a variety

b
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There's a reason they've been in business 30 years. Great performances across the board. Same level of satisfaction as when we first dined there in 2000.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Unfortunately the recipes have changed. The food is no longer representative of Bianca’s original recipes. The Linguini Alla Checca is not acceptable. The sauce seemed as if it came from a jar. They used to use capellini which was a far better pasta choice than the linguini they use now. The Orechettia was dry and taste less. They have down graded the quality of food but have significantly increased their prices across the board.

RB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marjan and Yuri are the best, thank you! The chefs have been here for 30 yrs. Food was amazing!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was exceptional.
I will
Be back!

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We absolutely loved the restaurant! We were celebrating a special birthday for a dear friend. The only setback, in my opinion, is that if you want to use the restroom, you must go outside the restaurant to the back area. I hope this can somehow be changed.... All in all, though, the food was excellent! Service was outstanding & friendly! Loved the fact that I felt we were in a truly authentic Italian restaurant!

C
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Love this place! Great food and service!

LS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service & food!