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Baci Bistro
Baci Bistro

Baci Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Bacibistro.com
  • Phone: (808) 262-7555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
    Dinner: Daily: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Reza Azeri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kuulei Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: For lunch, guests use the public parking lot just behind the restaurant. For dinner there is a parking garage adjacent to the restaurant which is reserved for guests of Baci Bistro
A word from Baci Bistro
Kailua"s popular Baci Bistro serves "European cuisine with an Italian flair". While chef Reza creates mouthwatering dishes, his partner, Bill, greets diners at the door while the whole staff contributes to the friendly, family flavor of the restaurant. Baci Bistro is rather intimate, with an old-world atmosphere reminiscent of Rome and Florence. Guest have the option of dining inside with its atrium setting, on the covered lanai, or at the food bar where they can sit and watch Chef Reza work his culinary magic.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Baci Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in Kailua. Excellent service, amazing food!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Made a reservation and was sat immediately...many guests were waiting on a Monday night. Service was prompt and attentive, not too intrusive. Food was fresh and all made in house...gnocchi were perfect. If you save room, you absolutely have to have the cheesecake...it it awesome! (be aware, they run out of the cheesecake often because it's so popular)"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It's a little on the pricey side, but worth it for the occasional dinner. Every dish I've tried has been amazing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have been to Baci's about four times. The food is good I can not say it is outstanding. The service is fair to good had to wait on water and cheese. I am not that picky but I do like good service. it was very noisy that night. Baci is a good place to eat in Kailua. It is very cute on the inside I think eating outside is too loud."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always first rate and authentic. Chef produces good as in Italy, tasteful with great product, simplicity and soul. Family operated atmosphere. Friendly, bustling ambiance."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Cold appetizer - warm Service - inadequate Calamari - CHEWY"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Baci Bistro is a good find in older part of Kialua. There's a full bar that delivers a good dirty martini; an adequate wine list, and with one exception, great food. The bruschetta & carpaccio were tempting & the Ceaser salad was delicious. My pappardelle del campo was delicious & the rigatoni & gnocchi dishes were devoured by the others in our party. However, one of our party had linguini alle vongole & half the clams were gritty, not washed well enough. As far as service, our waitress was superb, making sure that every thing was delivered promptly & correctly. A good time was had by all, & if the clams hadn't been gritty this would have made it a full five star experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love the name you gave me! We took neighbors there who had never been before - they thought it was very good...and so did we! Matthew was great! He's very animated & we felt he actually enjoyed his job! That's the second time he's been our waiter & he's very good at his job."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My family and I really enjoyed our dinner here. We ordered the gnocchi with truffles as an appetizer (recommended by our server); they were absolutely perfect little pillows. So tasty, and sharing them is a wonderful way to enjoy them. My husband and I both ordered the nightly special items: four-cheese ravioli for him and fresh fish (Mong Chong) with vegetables for me. Both were excellent meals. The service was four-star! Absolutely first-rate. She was a true professional and took exceptional care of our children and us. We'll definitely be going back and recommending it to friends."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "What a find !!! We ate here 2 nights in a row, because the food was SO FRESH AND INCREDIBLY GOOD!!! Pat, our waitress, was also fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Again, the food was great. Full of flavor and hot when it arrived. Service was very good and accomodating. Red wines are served at room (read "warm") temperature and need to be chilled a bit to get to a proper cellar temperature. The wine list is available on line so when making your reservation ask that your red wine be cooled in ice and water for 20 minutes before you arrive."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have been going to Baci's for years. The food, service and friendly greeting from Bill is outstanding every time. I had the pasta with sausage, my lunch partner had the ravioli. Both were great and plentiful. I had to take half of my meal home. Great anti-pasto salad as an appetizer. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food was well done with obvious passion. The Caesar was divine. I had the Pappardelle Del Campo which was full of flavor and a generous portion. My wife had the ravioli and she said it was fabulous. We shared the Caesar and a bottle of Zinfandel. The bill was $85 plus tip... very reasonable!! The restaurant was a bit loud but fun. Our server, Carole was great and very attentive without being obtrusive. A great experience!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great place. We will be back again and again. A little hideaway in Kailua that was a wonderful find. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The Truffle Gnocchi is theeeeee bomb dot com! Great place with a very home-like feel. Definitely make a reservation because this place gets busy, and can only seat so many people. Definitely Recommend!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Awesome as always! Classic dishes executed with precision...absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I've been enjoying Baci Bistro for some 30+ years now and through multiple changes of locations, they never disappoint. The food has always been consistent throughout the years and I dare say better than most, if not all Italian eateries on the island. Service is always impeccable, and the dessert menu, while limited to a few items, is to die for!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Kailua. Good food and nice atmosphere. One of the go to places when we have company."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We have been eating here for many years, love the atmosphere and the servers are all wonderful...food is fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "In the last few years, we have tried to wonder into Baci and they have been full. This year we made a reservation on a Sunday night and had no problems getting in. We were greeted warmly and our waitress was wonderful. She could describe dishes, make recommendations and was always keeping our wine glass full. We ordered salads to start that were yummy but big enough to share if ordering a meal too or great dinner size with their delicious bread. I had the scallops in a saffron sauce and it was amaIng. My husband had fish with vegetables. No room for dessert but hear the marsxapone cheesecake is good so will come back for that. Wonderful place in a wonderful place (Kailua)!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Took my lady friend here for her birthday. The menu is simple but large enough to have a good selection both over and under the $20.00 plate mark. Food was delicious. Wine was good. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Why do you ask kid-friendly? I don't want kids screaming when I am dining. BACI BISTRO is the best restaurant in Kailua, and maybe all of Oahu. Don't need to use your service to make a reservation. BUT YOU DID a good job."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We have been to many Italian restaurants, in US and Italy. This ranks among the best, which is somewhat surprising for a medium-sized Hawaiian town. Crowded on weekends. Wonderful for lunch, but not open for lunch on weekends. Use Opentable to make reservation because it sometimes does not monitor its own email address."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner from start to finish. The excellent food was complemented by the good service."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Chargrilled calamari with marinara sauce and Washington state mussels oh so tender! Butternut squash ravioli the perfect balance between sweet, savory and salty with the crunch of walnuts was wonderful. The Burata salad was heavenly smooth and luscious. Shrimp rissotto was rich, creamy and al dente. The pappardelle meat pasta was most enjoyable. Gelatos were the best. Service was friendly and attentive. All in all a great dinner once again. Many thanks to Chef and Bill for their gracious hospitality and fabulous food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I order a raviolli with lobster and only got 5 ravioli! It needs to have more food in that plate. Order the shorts ribs if you want to be full! The food is so delicious! I just finish i had more. There was flies on our side of the restaurant tho. but we survived lol"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Baci Bistro is one of the few places on Oahu that makes squid-ink pasta and makes it perfectly. I've never had a bad meal there and bring my family and friends often. It's small and intimate and yummy!! Try it out and see."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Our local friends took us to their favorite restaurant on Oahu and, with a few qubbles, it was very good. The good: ambience & decor; attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and professional service; food presentation and (mostly) flavor. The bad: tight quarters don't mix well with loud, tipsy (though friendly) neighboring diners; veal saltimboca wasn't available and the veal scallopine marsala was very bland and surprisingly chewy--though everything else was excellent; drink service was a little sluggish. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Baci continues to deliver consistent meals with great service. Gabe has been there for years and does a good job making you feel right at home!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I like the relaxed feel of the place.Service is great."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Baci Bistro is always a great place to celebrate and know that the food, wine and service will be impeccable ! We made acreservation for my husbands birthday and asked for a table on the lanai. I called later to request an indoor table and the manager himself called back to let me know that he would make sure he had a table for our group no matter the weather! This is why we love Baci Bistro.. Great food and great people!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Wonderful little restaurant that serves simple, beautiful Italian food. The salad appetizers are terrific (we love the beet special salad in any form) I highly recommend the the truffle gnocchi if they have it on the menu that night. Service is just perfect, and the place feels like a cozy, charming, lovely neighborhood restaurant. We always take guests from out of town. Sit outside when the weather is nice -- it's quieter (it's pretty noisy inside) and the little twinkly lights give a great ambiance. My husband and I have been regulars here for years. Long live Baci's!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We always miss Valentine's dinner because of other plans, so, we decided to go early and make certain that we celebrate in the spirit of Valentine's Day! Baci Bistro did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the service was "just right" attentive. We ate outdoors and it was romantic and pleasant. We live in town, but, would make the drive out to Kailua to eat at Baci Bistro. The beet salad was excellent and the monchong fish special was perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Little, quaint place with a very euro-Italian feel. You can eat inside or outside, both are enjoyable. Regular menu has a nice variety of dishes that cover the normal Italian spectrum. What i love is the incredible selection of specials they have most nights. Salad, cheese, and main. Tonight I chose the steamed mussels, in a butter , wine a garlic sauce. Perfectly cooked, fresh and fragrant. Hubby had the Barata cheese salad, he was a little put off by the texture of the cheese but I thought it was amazing. The flavor was reminiscent of mozzarella di bufala only creamier. Truffle gnocchi was perfect. Pillowy potatoe clouds filled with earthy truffle and a creamy butter sauce with sliced truffles. Highly recommend ,"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Thanks Baci Bistro for another phenominal dining experience!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I've reviewed Baci before, but hadn't been back for a while, so I thought I would drop in to see if their food and service was still as good as I remembered. It was. A smallish restaurant, but with a predictably good Italian/Continental menu that doesn't change much ... but with specials that keep things interesting. We went on a Tuesday because we remembered that Tuesday was the Osso Buco special. It was. And it was really delicious. The Caesar salads are the best I've had in the state. The desserts are all wonderful, but I usually have the Hazelnut gelato. A nice wine list (a little pricey, but worth the money)."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service. A must for anyone visiting Kailua."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I always look forward to Baci Bistro for a romantic night. The beet salad was an excellent choice for starters, followed by my favorite Chicken Picatta. My friend loved the Tutti Mari which he claimed was done to perfection. The two other guest raved about their Parppadelle de Campo. The service is excellent if you get the right server... My only complaint is that the restaurant can be warm as they keep the front door open to welcome guests."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We've eaten here several times and have always had good experiences. We particularly enjoy romantic patio seating. Service is always attentive. This time, however, the food was very disappointing. Our first courses were good-- a pear//gorgonzola salad and a burrata salad--but each of us had veal dishes as our second course, and both were unpleasant. The veal itself seemed of poor quality, was seriously overcooked, and although one was supposed to be veal porcini and the other saltimbocca, they both were drenched in more or less the same sauce--a corn starchy thing that tasted predominately like bouillon cube. Baci can and should do better than this!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My work office went for our holiday luncheon to the Baci Bistro. It was a great experience and we would love to come again. The food was excellent, service was friendly, and we could also give our order the day prior so we did not have to wait for the order to be taken which took the stress off how long we had at the restaurant to enjoy the food and company. My coworkers and I would definitely recommend this place to small groups or even just a nice sit down with your special person!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013