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Baci Bistro and Bar
Baci Bistro and Bar

Baci Bistro and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bacibistroandbar.com
  • Phone: (925) 600-0600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hughes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Baci’s specializes in catering! We specialize in drop off and full service catering. Please contact us to discuss your catering theme and we will be happy to plan your event. We require a minimum order of $100 for catering. Catering prices mostly based on entree size portions. Pricing will be lower in many cases if ordering is made in the form of platters and chaffers. For example, our pasta and salads are priced as entrees. We can cut both prices per person if you order on platters and chaffers because each plated food portion would be less than ordering Ala carte.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please visit our website to review the elegant Historical Main Street indoor dining and curb appeal. We cater select exclusive events giving your party the full service restaurant exclusively to yourselves. We plan out every detail in advance and can arrange our dining room to any theme you desire. Live bands can be added. Perfect for Corporate Parties, entertaining clients, Holliday Parties, and Wedding Rehearsal Dinners.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Hughes (925) 984-5452
  • Entertainment: Entertainment can be arranged with parties renting the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Neal Street
  • Public Transit: Plenty of taxi service and we can arrange larger professional shuttle buses locally for drop off and pick up.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of safe street parking within on block of our restaurant.
A word from Baci Bistro and Bar
Baci (Kiss in Italian) is an exquisite Italian, Steak and Seafood jewel nestled in the heart of Historic Main Street Pleasanton. Baci is a special place where people come to enjoy great food in a classy causal setting. With an ambiance that is warm and exciting. If it is catering, dining, take out or delivery, our team of dedicated professionals are eager to serve you. We accept reservations of parties of five or more through Open Table and parties of four are less are welcome walk-ins. Please feel free to call us on approximate seating time wait if any for parties of four or less. 925-600-0600.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Friend and I both had the Berry Salad, with the same conclusion - Delicious! And the berries are varied and plenty of them in the colorful salad! Dressing was light, not overpowering; hot fresh bread was scrumptious, and I typically pass on that! Service was attentive in a discreet way - they kept our water glasses filled with the fruited water! Dessert menu was unique altho we didn't have any; it all sounded decadent, especially the limoncello and triple chocolate mousse!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I had the lobster ravoli with the huge shrimp. Oh it was wonderful at dinner and even better for lunch the next day. The crab cakes was so tasty on a perfect bed of cole slaw. The wine list was great although the orginal wine requested was the wrong year but once we decided on another bottle it was very good. Andrea, our waitress was nice and attentive. It was a wonderful first date place and I want to go back and share more of the food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is my second visit to Baci. Every time is a fabulous time with great food, wine and service. Only wish they served Coca-Cola products."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely dinner a Baci. Service was attentive, but not hovering. Lots of menu choices, from entree salads to pasta dishes to fish to great steaks. There was something special for each of us. Avalon, the manager, made sure all was going well throughout the evening. Can't wait to get back to Baci!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We started at the bar with friends. Then ate our meal outside. Very comfortable bench seats! Loved my salad to start and had scallops for the entree. Everyone's dinner was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was so disappointing. The menu and food are only quasi Italian. Who ever heard of mango salsa on risotto? There was little flavor in the food and presentation was poor. Despite the fact that the restaurant was only one quarter full, we did not have attentive service. Starters were not cleared before entrees arrived. There were five of us and entrees did not arrive T the sMe time, a pet peeve of mine. I would never go back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed the special that you can order before 6:00 pm. The food was very good. Our server was also very good and attentive. As the restaurant filled up with people, it became so loud we could not hear ourselves talk. That was the only negative issue with this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • ""Creamy" tomato sauce was heavy and sticky. Shrimp scampi was over cooked. Service was good and wine list excellent. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I met my daughter here while traveling and thoroughly enjoyed this neighborhood restaurant. Good food, ample portions and wonderful service makes this a delightful place to dine."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great food, good service, the noisiest place I have ever been!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent food, wine, service...seating a little tight and overall somewhat noisy but the food and service make these a minor distraction. Despite being busy, didn't feel rushed."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first time at Baci Bistro. It was recommended for lunch by friends. We went for dinner. We were early and it was pleasant but there were several tables of 6 and 8 which came and everyone was talking at the top of their voices and our party of three had to shout at each other to be heard. Unbelievably loud. Service was just ok. We all had the calamari and rack of lamb which was slightly overcooked but ok."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great dinner second time we were there. The sea bass and halibut are excellent the salmon was to excellent as well. Our waiter was very helpful, friendly, attentive. We were celebrating a b-day it was a perfect night at a perfect restaurant. Would highly recommend Baci bistro and Bar we will be back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my dinner. The menu has a wide variety of seasonal foods. My friend and I ordered the Blackened Sea Bass and Salmon stuffed with crab - both were delicious. The warm brussel sprout salad was wonderful! Our waiter was attentive and very helpful. I look forward to returning for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Been going to Baci's for years. Had dinner with friends several months ago and all we're not pleased with the food. Figured we try again since everyone is entitled to an off day. Sorry to say the food was not any better. Service was amazing....most likely won't return for dinner."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had mothers day lunch. Crab cake with hollandaise, poached egg, potatoes --- awesome!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our Easter lunch at the Baci Bistro. Their clams and linguini and their prawn and pasta dishes were very nicely prepared, nice presentation, and tasty, and for us, ample servings. Our server was especially attentive and anxious to please. We certainly will go back again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My wife and I recently went to Baci Bistro and Bar for an anniversary dinner. We've often eat in downtown Pleasanton, but had never made it into this restaurant. It's supposed to be a "romantic" place, so I guess we were reserving it for a night when we didn't have the kids with us. The food was good, the service was fine, and I'd say we'll definitely be back. The only negative, if you can call it one, was that I didn't find it romantic in the least. It's not a large place and they've squeezed in the maximum number of tables (smart from a business standpoint!), so the result is a fairly cramped and noisy place. Next time we'll just bring the kids! "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "my son and I had to shout to be heard on an early Friday night dinner. Food was great and service prompt, but I had a headache when I left. Maybe next time we will sit outside."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We loved our dinner at Baci's! We were there for their "early bird" dinner menu which included soup or salad, and we chose the house salad which was excellent! Also, it included the entree and dessert! I had the salmon which was a good size grilled filet with creamy asparagus risotto rice, my daughter had a chicken pasta dish and both were excellent! The dessert was tiramisu..yummy! The Early Bird is $43 for Two! Can't beat that for such wonderful food and service, will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was great, but we were one of only 3 tables seated and the noise level was off the charts."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is my second time at this restaurant and the food have always been good but the noise is a bit too much ...I probably would add a little more music, if there was music playing I really didn't remenber hearing it, maybe because of the noise but soft romantic instrumental music might help calm the some of those people...or maybe a sign that says PLEASE BE QUIET AND RESPECT OTHERS..... The service was good and friendly. Overall it was great!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Have always enjoyed dining at Baci and this time was no different however the noise level is off the charts. The food and service was very good but trying to have a conversation with your table companion is out of the question."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I'd just been here a few weeks ago and chose to return based on the ambiance, service and overall experience. It was a wonderful decision. This time I had salmon and it was flaky, well-seasoned and SUPERB! Patrick is a joy as a server!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were referred to this place by a local resident. Aside from the beet salad seemingly dry (due to preprep and sitting in the refrigerator) the pear salad, the sea bass and the veal piccata were delicious. The also serve warm bread for olive oil and balsamic dipping. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I took my client there for dinner following a meeting and was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance of this restaurant. Patrick was our waiter and took very good care of us. He recommended dishes and red wine and we were pleased with our food and drink selections. We had the rack of lamb and chicken dishes."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I have been there at least three times over the last two months. It is close by and the food and service is great. Twice we have had a party over 12 and the have been very accommodating even at 7:30 on a sunday night. We will return often. We had guests from ireland over the weeken and they loved it."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Went to Baci Bistro for dinner and it was a very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent and the service was even better. I'll be going there again."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Our waiter Patrick as always was outstanding. We know Patrick from coaching our son in high school. Food was out of this world."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went on a Friday evening spur of the moment decision. We were able to get a reservation. When we arrived, the table was ready. The food was good and our server did a great job of being available, but not interrupting dinner. It was louder than I like."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I do not like the bread. The soup is just OK. The steamed mussels are tasteless. I like the sea bass the most. I like my window seat too."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We arrived right on time and gave our name, then we were told we already were seated. It turns out that someone looked at the screen and took our reservation. I gladly showed my email confirmation from Open Table and they agreed what happened but chose to make us wait twenty plus minutes for a table. The food was excellent and the drinks were made well, not too strong or too weak. The only issue was getting our food, it took forever, our waiter kept coming bye to apologize which was appreciated but I would rather have had better service from the kitchen. And yes I would try them again, the food was that good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food, everything was delicious. The portions are generous. The service is prompt, courteous, and frequent."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I normally have the Pomegranate Martinis, which is a unique recipe created by Avalon (thank you Avalon!!!), and this time was no different - they were as yummy as ever!! My friend and I had the Mahi Mahi, which was blackened and perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection! It came with risotto, which was also very delicious - yum! The service is always good - just the right amount of attention. Love it there!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went here for a first dinner with a social media contact. The energy, lighting and overall vibe were all just perfect! It was loud (in a good way), which really encouraged laughter and vibrant conversation. The service was excellent and I had 2 different lovely wines. My filet was a bit charred in the outside (for medium rare) but in general my meal was wonderful. Dessert was superb and we had the pleasure of meeting Avalon, the manager, who was just charming! All in all it was a great evening and experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was the first time my girlfriend and I tried Baci and it was an excellent experience. From the time we got there until the time we left we felt very comfortable. We will definitely come here again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. It has romantic ambiance in the evening and elegant class in the afternoon. The food is fabulous. The wait staff is excellent. The menu is very good with fair prices."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was very good as was the service. Entrees are a little on the pricey side. Good place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Carbonara had dried crispy bacon in it and too much of it overpowering the flavor. Server served Ceasar Salad to my wife which was dry (had to ask for more dressing). He should have served my soup at the same time and had to ask for it later. This is the 3rd time there and the other 2 times were excellent. Something happened to this place..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food, great presentations. A bit on the noisy side, but then the restaurant was full - a high-class problem for the restaurant. Still, well worth visiting for a special occasion or other."
    Dined on 2/13/2014