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Al Bacio Ristorante
Al Bacio Ristorante

Al Bacio Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.albacioristorante.com
  • Email: albacioristorante@gmail.com
  • Phone: (310) 657-1182
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Tuesday to Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner Monday to Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Christian Simionato
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Al Bacio Ristorant has a private room that seats up to 40 people. We offer set menus or can customize a menu for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Christian Simionato (949) 922-9431

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between La Cienega & San Vicente
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The valet is located on Sunset Blvd. in front of the restaurant.
A word from Al Bacio Ristorante
“Al Bacio”: In Italian, doing something “al bacio” means in a very exquisite way. This essence has been incorporated into every detail of this charming and elegant restaurant where the tradition of the highest quality Italian products meets modern tastes.
The inviting and comfortable interiors and the warm “Italian hospitality” of the staff will provide an intimate and memorable experience… al bacio.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We dined as a group later on Saturday evening. Very quiet. Exceptional service. Chef came to table spoke with us after meal. Everyone in the group tried a different pasta dish. All wonderful. The plain spaghetti with just percorino and pepper was delicious The buffalo mozzerella on the caprese salad was equal to that on the amalfi coast. Outside or inside seating right on sunset blvd Wine menu was varied and fairly priced. Excited to go again and try desert. Gelato and sorbets to name a few."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great authentic Italian food; warm caring staff; a chef owner who cares about his customers; a wonderful romantic setting; reasonably priced and all within walking distance! So thankful this place opened in our neighborhood. A gem for sure!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This West Hollywood gem has begun to be recognized for their superb food, wrapped in a casual, welcoming atmosphere. With delicate surprises served by Chef Christian, and an attitude that opens the menu to guests desires, Al Bachio has become a favored spot for quiet superb dinners, as well as a go-to for power lunches in a discreet atmosphere. Housed in the old Il Sole location, Al Bachio is making its own reputation for quality. Where servers see an empty bottle of wine, and a meal almost at end, my host saw that I needed one more sip, and rather than being at the ready to sell me a glass, was there with that extra bit from their by the glass menu poured without hesitation. One cannot purchase that kind of treatment."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Astounding Italian cuisine, perfect covered patio overlooking the Sunset Strip (across Church Key), a well-chosen wine list at very reasonable prices, good service, and tasty amuse-bouches from the chef all combine to make this new restaurant in the old Il Sole location a winner. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We sat on the patio and had a great time with friends from the amuse-bouche (zucchini flower with cheese) to the appetizers and main course to the sweets after the meal. Chef Christian met us before the meal to tell us about the specials (try the white asparagus soup!) and sent us a beautiful and tasty amuse-bouche before the appetizers and salads arrived. The manager Kevin suggested a delightful red that paired well with the meal. The courses were simple yet elegantly presented and very tasty. The patio was comfortable even in cool weather because of the overhead heating elements. We're definitely going to make a return visit soon!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I always enjoy my meal at al Bacio. The food is always delicious and the balance of flavors just great. Christian, the chef, is a real gem. The service is attentive and the atmosphere has it all. There is outside seating, inside on the right side of the restaurant is more romantic and on the left side is a more private room for large groups. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My husband and I came by for dinner and just by chance when I checked into FourSquare we received a free glass of Prosecco! Nice way to start off a romantic meal. We then were informed about the specials and after some thought decided to go with the seafood special appetizer (prawns and Cuttlefish with pesto) and the Scallops. Luckily we ordered two apps because we licked the bowls clean!!! We had a wonderful Barolo wine with our main courses (I had the Lamb and it was amazing!). Then for dessert we finished with a nice espresso and gelato. Cannot express how great the food is here - once people start catching on what an amazing dinner can be had here there will not be a free seat in the house!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was my third time at Al Bacio this last Saturday and it seems the food gets better every time. There always seems to be something new, this time they started us off with marinated shrimp and fennel water in their little jars, very simple yet so interesting and delicious! As an app, i had the tuna carpaccio with shaved white asparagus and my bf had their special, a duo of prosciutto. Next up, we split the Saffron Risotto with ossobucco and bone marrow. As our next course, i had the 16 oz dry aged Rib eye steak and the bf had the Halibut. We split a scoop of cocoa sorbet to end the meal, it was like taking a bite of the best chocolate in sorbet form. Simple yet delicious food has definitely made this our spot from now on!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was my first time at Al Bacio, to start we had a beautiful chardonnay alongside a small bite in a little jar. ( very cute ) As an appetizer i had the scallops and my boyfriend a caprese salad, both seasoned perfectly. After i had a risotto with white asparagus and he had their home made whole wheat tagliatelle with lamb ragu.Loved it! For dessert we shared the Tiramisu, unlike most which are incredibly sweet and heavy, this was so light and creamy, best we've had in years! Their wine selection looked great but i optioned to try one of their 32 Opale Beers, best italian beer ive ever had. I'm glad we've finally found a nice quiet place with fantastic food."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "If you're looking for a cozy dining experience that is sure to please your tastebuds, Al Bacio is the place to go. I'm always impressed by their wine selection as well as the ever changing menu, which boasts authentic Italian flavors paired with unexpected twists on delicious dishes. I've had a couple of very romantic evenings in this restaurant! Great ambiance, knowledgeable wait staff, and the food is amazing. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A friend had recommended this restaurant to me. I had heard nothing about it so on a whim made a reservation. Our waiter, Fakih, was outstanding helping navigate us through the wine list and menu. The food was delicious, particularly the veal ragu pasta dish. Overall the service and experience made for a great evening. They weren't super busy but I have a feeling that will change soon. In fact I inquired about making a valentine's day reservation and was told they were practically booked full, so plan now!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "What a discovery. Food, service, ambiance. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious. There were complimentary small bites before and after the meal which the chef came to our table and described. The chef is from Venice, Italy. He spoke with us about the preparations of the items, which are from traditional family recipes. The restaurant is small, quiet and tranquil. It is a little too quiet and we think he needs to establish some method to let diners know the restaurant is there. We were staying at the London Hotel and found it by searching for dining within a quick walk. It was our luck that it is on Open Table. I hope he establishes a relationship with the local diners and with other local businesses who can recommend it. You can tell that he is passionate about the food--just needs more diners!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "In the space previously Il Sole, and thereafter Osteria Drago, has reopened with new ownership, a new chef, and an obvious desire to serve high quality meals at moderate prices."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My husband and I happened upon this restaurant on our way to the theater. We used to go to the restaurant that was in the location previously. Although it was early and there were few folks there, we gave it a try and loved it. A higher compliment cannot be given than recommending it our friends visiting from Italy recently, and they too had a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "Delicious! Elegant, carefully prepared food, fresh, carefully selected ingredients and a charming, talented chef who really cares about your experience. Make a reservation soon. We really liked Osteria Drago, which occupied this spot until recently, so were initially disappointed to find out that the restaurant had changed ownership. However, after our first visit to Al Bacio -- we were huge fans of this incredible chef, Christian Simionato. His food is exquisitely prepared, with subtle but interesting flavors, the wine list has a large selection of reasonably priced, delicious wine and the service is wonderful. We went there several times over the holidays and had delicious, memorable meals every time. Two thumbs up!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Very cute restaurant with surprisingly elegant food. Very personable service."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Liked Osteria Drago, LOVE Al Bacio. The atmosphere is similar to the old spot but the food is even better (is that possible - yes!) The staff was attentive and friendly and the chef is completely unassuming and approachable. We will be telling other folks about this spot."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Restaurant has just opened. We were ONLY people eating the entire time we were there, 8:00-10:00. We had a fine time, but it was creepy. And, clearly, the staff did not have its act together yet."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Sat outside, nice view of Sunset, but was a tad loud at times - to be expected dining next to a main road. Our food came out quickly and was delicious. Place seemed geared towards an older crowd, as we were the youngest people there by 15-20 years. Service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "i been there two time last week! and all the time the Food and the Service was outstanding! Chef Christian, the new chef of the new company own Osteria Drago, was always attentive to detail. I had a chance to exchange a few words the last time, and told me that in less than a month, the name will change from Osteria Drago to "Ristorante Al Bacio". Another thing I noticed of the chef, he tries to make each moment particular, from the beginning with the stuzzichino to the end with the coccole finali (little Italian pastry). again WOW!! i love his food!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "finally something is changing in Osteria Drago in sunset blvd. I noticed it immediately changed from the menu, the wine list that is different. during the dinner I had with the mioi friends, I had the pleasure of meeting the new chef Christian. A young chef with a great experience of big names in his career, such as Pelican Hill Resort. His food was simple but really good, I noticed that knows and uses products of excellent quality. talking with the chef, he said that in a month will change its name, it will be no more Osteria Drago, but "Ristorante Al Bacio." chef I'll be back soon, I really appreciate your kitchen! K."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "We ate at this wonderful restaurant for my husband's fortieth birthday. Everything was perfect - the food, the service, the ambience - everything! They even brought out a complimentary desert with a candle in at the end of the meal! Great spot on Sunset Blvd for people watching too. Would highly recommend and will definitely visit again - cant wait!"
    Dined on 8/22/2013