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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
  • Email: management@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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Really enjoyed the food, everything was delicious. The portions are generous. The service is prompt, courteous, and frequent."
    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
  • "Went alone traveling for business sat at the bar. They took care of me! Fun experience!"
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Overall, I enjoyed the meal ... but. My wife and I had a rare date night, and had the whole evening to spend together. We got to our table, placed our order for cocktails, then a moment later placed our order for an appetizer, and another moment later placed our dinner order. Very efficient! ...Except that our drinks, appetizer and my first course (soup) arrived almost simultaneously a few moments later, almost as if they were waiting for us to arrive. We had barely finished the appetizer -- and had only partially gotten into our cocktails -- when dinner arrived. I would have liked, perhaps, a second drink, or maybe a glass of wine, but it was apparently time to move us along. I did get the glass of wine, and we headed to Simply Fondue."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The 3 course meal is the best deal in the Tri-County area. The service and atmosphere was wonderful. I took people from out of town and everyone had a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Baci maintains high standards. Good place to dine. Food is great. Service is impeccable... Ask for Jose to serve you."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed the ambiance here. Its dimly lit with elegant decor making it very romantic. The outdoor seating looked very inviting with outdoor heat lamps to keep you warm in the nightly chill. The service was also very exceptional all around. We had a reservation and came 30 min early and they were still able to seat us right away. I recommend getting the 3 course meal its a great deal and the options are delicious. I highly recommend this place and will definitely come back. The "16oz" rib-eye and the lobster ravioli were delicious!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great Cioppino and salads....not so great steaks. VERY Loud!!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We haven't been to Baci's in awhile, but our neighbors go frequently, so we thought we'd give it a try again. We wouldn't order the crab cakes again, but both of our entrees were delicious. My husband had the rack of lamb, cooked just right, medium rare, and I had the salmon with asparagus risotto. Huge portions, so we had leftovers the next day. Skip the cheesecake, though. We will come back for the early bird specials as they are a good deal."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Loved the place, food, service. Definetly will be back to try out the rest of a menu. I don't know why on yelp they have only 3.5 stars - place is really good. I guess nothing better then word of mouth and if you are yelp-person ignore the rating."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Pleasanton is fabulous so you have many options for dining. Cute little place but food was disappointing."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The kitchen creations are superb. The service is excellent. Bar and wine List are very well represented. Casual dress is ok ...and dining area is reasonable but not huge. Get there on-time or if you have 5-or more at the table, make a reservation. This find is a superb dining experience but is not inexpensive. Dinner, starters, drinks/wine, and dessert "can" run to $50 per person.........early bird specials are excellent options.....Menu has multiple "meat" and "fish" choices. We are new to East Bay, and have been back to this bistro /diner three times in a short period of time. A super find..... Allan Weisshar M.D."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We have gone to Baci before but went on NYE for dinner. The food was outstanding. I had pan seared halibut on a parsnip purée. The few capers and olives surrounding the dish added unexpected zest and compensated for the sweetness of the parsnips. Others in our group had steaks which were excellent too. Baci is a very cozy and popular spot."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Been to this spot for lunch a few times, but went for a nice dinner Saturday night. it was really crowded and absolutely deafening. We had to shout at our server for him to hear us. It seemed like they had crammed in a few too many tables, and way too many people. The food is good, I'll still go back for lunch, but probably not for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Had a delicious dinner. Very nice Syrah wine. Great service from Sarah. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Horrible, horrible, horrible.....could not hear my waiter or the people I was dining with....and I have great hearing! The noise was so loud...it was deafening. We were al screaming just to be able to communicate."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Excellent food and great service in a local pub/restaurant......I will go back as often as possible...."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Always a great spot for meeting friends and enjoying wonderfully prepared meals. The wait staff is friendly and helfpul, too."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "A special spot to spend an evening. The service is always great, the food delicious, and the ambience romantic. Feels as though you are truly in an European bistro or cafe. It also has outdoor seating with hear lamps and blankets. So inviting. Next time!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The restaurant is very nice. The appetizers were delicious, but the entrees were just so so."
    Dined on 11/8/2013