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640 W 1st St Ste C, Tustin, CA 92780-2928 (Yorba Lynda)
+1 714-730-5442
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Tue - Fri 23:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a hidden gem. Doesn't look like much. In small strip mall. But food is wonderful. Had grilled veil chop with pasta cooked in garlic and olive oil. Just wonderful Mother and daughter team. Even though I only go there when in town on business, they remember me It is worth the trip. It's small so go early

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Orange County, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at ever! Pina, the owner, is from Sicily and you can tell from the smell and the taste that this is excellent Italian, not some cheap chain restaurant. All of the pasta is made from scatch and Pina slaves over the stove like my childhood Italian friend's grandmothers used... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

They make my dinner just the way I like it with many modifiers and they remember what I like. I love their chicken parmesan with spinach instead of pasta! Family like atmosphere and I can't say enough glowing things about their quaint little restaurant.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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121 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I always come here when in town. In small strip mall with about 15 tables Family owned. Food is just great. I try to always get veal chop. One of the best ever Like eating with your family Staff are just great. Friendly. Food excellent Not so much a place for children Highly recommend this place

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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170 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I try to go here everytime I'm in town. Very small place but the food is excellent. Mother and daughter. They know who you are I can't begin to describe the veal chop. Just great food Not so much for children. Nice little wine list and very good prices I highly recommend this place for the excellent Italian food

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a great family owned restaurant with Mama in the kitchen and the daughers serving. The food is true authentic Italian made by people who care about food. Definitely head on over and enjoy this true gem!

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Simply the best Italian restaurant in Orange County. Pina serves up the best dishes from scratch. It's a hidden gem you will be happy to find. Do take jars of Pina's sauce and salad dressing home. It's the best

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

This is one of those little hidden gems ... and is located in a strip mall on First Street in Tustin, CA. The marinara sauce tastes as if it were made from red ripe tomatoes grown in the garden of this restaurant. The pasta is made freshly... and the flavor of their sauces are delectable. If you are in this... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

I admit it! I'm an Italofile! I seem to love almost anything Italian! Italy is among the very most beautiful of countries! Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast are as nature-blessed as Tuscany. Puccini, Fellini, Ferrari, Pavarotti, and Armani sing in texture, line, and style! Saying more is superfluous! There are great Italian restaurants around, for sure. I love "Gale's"... More 

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

I have dined at Pina’s Bistro dozens of times over the years, and have always had a great meal. Lunch or dinner, weekends or weekdays, friends, dates or work colleagues, I always enjoyed a good dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, but with a few caveats: don’t expect a quick or cheap meal, a posh environment or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
23:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
23:00 - 21:00
Thursday
23:00 - 21:00
Friday
23:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 W 1st St Ste C, Tustin, CA 92780-2928
    (Yorba Lynda)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-730-5442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?