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About Da Bianca


Da Bianca Trattoria was a dream come true for Bianca Cangelosi Bavand. After opening one of the first Italian restaurants in Irvine, Bianca and husband Artie seized the opportunity to open Da Bianca close to their East Orange home in 1990.

While Artie managed the business end of the restaurant, Bianca developed the menu.  Her inspiration was the food from her hometown of San Giuseppe Jato, Sicily -- simple food using only the freshest ingredients (the same food she cooked for her family).  


Over the course of 30 years, Da Bianca Trattoria has earned a reputation as a beloved local restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. Word spread quickly about the delicious pasta, homemade specialties and warm hospitality.  

Daughter Marjan Bavand Dunn, an Orange native, and her family are now continuing the family legacy of welcoming our neighbors as they celebrate milestones, meet friends and share family dinners.  Da Bianca’s  philosophy remains the same: treat all customers as though they were guests in our home.

Ci Vediamo (See you soon)!

Opening Night
Mama & Papa On Their Wedding Day
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The Dunn Family

Reviews From Our Guests


Annie G.

“There is no better place than Da Bianca’s.  Our absolute favorite for years and always our favorite place for special celebrations.”


Debbie L.

“Wonderful family owned restaurant with incredible Italian food. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Truly one of my favorite restaurants”


John S.

“So happy to have dinner again at Da Bianca Trattoria. The food was excellent and the service was superb. They have the best red sauce in OC and a great wine selection.”

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