Baci Cafe & Wine Bar
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar

Baci Cafe & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bacicafeandwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 7074338111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Shari Sarabi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The private wine room seats up to 10 guests. Reservation is required, and a minimum of 6 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisbeth 7074338111

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample parking on the street and in the surrounding downtown Healdsburg
A word from Baci Cafe & Wine Bar
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar invites you to enjoy its fine regional Italian and Mediterranean food, paired with wines from Sonoma, Napa and Italy, in a casual dining atmosphere.
Baci's wine list is thoughtful and well-priced, and features many small artisan wineries. Baci's menu is creative and offers a large selection of dishes. It's focus and commitment to local fresh seasonal ingredients has made it one of our Sonoma County favorites.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)neighborhood gem (87)notable wine list (81)special occasion (75)good for groups (46)romantic (37)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • We love Baci
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always great! Lisbeth and Shari, along with their entire staff including John the sommelier (who really knows his wine), Leanna, Karen, Marco and everyone else, make us feel special. Food is fabulous! Baci is wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kbird
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    So glad to see how Baci has grown in popularity. The menu is really interesting with a wide choice of dishes including salads and desserts. The Friday night crowd was boisterous which made conversation challenging at times. But the over-all feel was happy and pleasant. Great server! Welcoming hostess/owner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, friendly people
    Suth
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went on weds nite to celebrate 20th anniversary. Was seated at a good table and free tiramisu for dessert (wonderful). Liked so much went back friday night and owner remembered us and sat us at same table again. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Improving
    HBG4DiningVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We eat at Baci about once a year. Every time it is better than the last time. Our dinner last night was no exception. Just outstanding!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful meal by a gracious chef
    mkevenson
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our first visit to Baci last Sunday was beyond expectations.. The highlight, besides the wonderful food, was the graciousness of chef Shari. Our table for two was just in front of the wood fired oven and the work station of chef Shari, for the evening. I stood to watch the chef as he opened a dough ball for a pizza. He immediately noticed me and we engaged in a short conversation of his oven and pizza. I explained that I also had a small WFO at home. Later during the meal the waitress tapped me on the shoulder and said, " the chef is asking for you". Chef Shari proceeded to teach me about two of his other creations. Overall the flavors and presentation of the dishes were spot on. Highly recommend this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    badgerryan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The staff made our 19th Wedding Anniversary special and memorable. The Hostess greeted us with, "Happy Anniversary" and then took us to a corner table by the window. Great for private conversation and also for people watching. Food was delicious and our server surprised us with a light fluffy tiramisu for dessert (on the house) ! Highly recommend the Prosecco made locally by the Ramazzotti family ! The patriarch of the Ramazzotti family was also dining there. He came over and wished us a Happy Anniversary as well. Such nice people, such a lovely evening. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Italian
    AKFH
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wonderful menu with so many great choices. Traditional Italian food with the true taste of Italy. The wine list is extensive and the wine steward is extremely helpful. Wished that they also served cocktails as well for an aperitif.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    TexasFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was delicious...lamb and short rib entrees were excellent! The service was friendly and prompt, but we never felt rushed. We had a 6:30 dinner reservation which was good because they filled all the tables by 7:30 and it became quite noisy. Definitely recommend for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent diner
    MadforPinot
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had an excellent diner. The bread was very good. The waiter was friendly. We had one of the best Pinot Noir Windsor Oaks. Our salads were very fresh. Our main dishes were good. We loved our desert vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso. We would definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service takes away from experience
    RiskMan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food selection, presentation and freshness were outstanding. Just the right portion size left you satisfied but comfortable. Service however was lousy. We felt neglected at times and second to other tables. Waiter seemed disinterested.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian cheers
    Dannie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The hospitality , service and food were all wonderful. The chef visited the table of almost every customer and was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Felt very comfortable in our seats, food was tasty and nicely presented; ample portions with quality fish and produce used, our waiter was very attentive, but not pushy. No rush to get us out the door. Noise level was fine. I usually have hearing issues at crowded restaurants, but not here. Just a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JJOneillJrVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service were exceptional, I loved every aspect of this restaurant. Let me say again, the food was so delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local spot
    Spartyhomer
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Baci. It was everything advertised. Excellent food, diverse and varied menu. I loved my veal dish recommended by the waiter. Wine list was solid if unspectacular. Wait staff attentive but not overbearing. Wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great Service Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been to this restaurant many times and always enjoyed it. This time we had the waiter from Hell. His name is Michael and if you go, make sure you don't get him. He just doesn't care. It took us over 2 hours to have a very simple meal. It wasn't just our table, but all the tables in his section. When I asked "what is the problem tonight, he just said it's Friday relax. I noticed that all the other sections seemed to turn over in a timely manner. As we left, we mentioned the poor service to the front manager, she mentioned they hear it a lot about Michael, but the management is a friend. Good restaurant, just don't get Michael!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, again!l
    Wino
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is one of our regular "haunts" and it never ceases to exceed our expectations. The pasta Bolognese and the pasta with sausage was excellent. We have many excellent restaurants to choose from locally, but Baci is always at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must visit again!
    Foodseeker
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our group of nine dined in the wine room for a 20th anniversary party. Food was amazing and the room was private. Had a wonderful time! Chef Shari was delightful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent service, too noisy for my taste but I would go back just for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food/excellent servic
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The family ownership (chef & hostess) shows through from a delicious assortment of dishes, good Italian & local wine list and warm excellent service. Local fresh ingredients are carefully chosen, daily specials are additions to a terrific menu... A locals hang out. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring your ear plugs!
    TerrywVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was the noisiest restaurant I think I've ever been in. Everyone had to yell to be heard, which created an even worse environment. The waiter was indifferent to us, the food was good but not great, and the ambience was ok, not great. And the noise was incredible. I won't return, and I won't recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Visit
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had a reservation, no wait for table (except for the overflow bar crowd blocking the entrance) Dinner for two including wine and a (shared) sinfully good creme brulee chessecake was about 115$. Friendly, attentive waitstaff earned their 20% gratuity. Only downside was noise; no candle-lit romance at 8:30 p.m.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local elegance
    Foodiespk
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    1st time my wife and I ate there, I highly recommend the lamb shank with polenta for a larger appetite,best I ever had.wife had the crab pasta with lobster sauce so good we were speechless, we plan on dining at Boci monthly. Our waitress was spot on.hope she is there when we return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The restaurant was very busy and noisy, but the staff friendly and attentive. The food was seasonal and fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some food over salted
    Anon
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    All the other members recived very flavorful food except two members. They both had mushroom risotto which was OVER salted( yuk)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Okay
    jeckleinVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were in town for a concert and had an 8:45pm reservation. The place was very busy. Had to wait for a table. Once seated it took the waitress several minutes to come to our table but was busy entertaining the table behind us that arrived after we did. The food was good not great I had the Veal Milanese... a little greasy but good. My fiancé had the braised ribs....demi glaze sauce overpowered the dish but was good. I would recommend this place but may not on a busy Saturday night. Maybe lunch or mid week dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where the locals go!
    Cmauritson
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great husband and wife team: she runs the front of the house, he's the chef. Incredible local wine list with unbelievable prices, a rare thing these days. The food is spot on: a perfect mix of fine cuisine in a comfortable environment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For locals and tourists
    Hbghome
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed home made pasta, appetizers, and desserts. Busy night so service was slow towards the end. But overall good experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JimmyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great restaurant! First time there. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gramiejoy
    Gramie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A great find. The food was excellent. The owners were wonderful and very accommodating. We would return our next time in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    CPGM
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Baci was a great experience in Healdsburg! The food was excellent, including the roasted corn appetizer. My husband and I both had pasta specials and both were great. His serving was quite small and mine of a different dish was humongous. It all worked out because we shared. I had requested a quiet table when I made the reservation. The hostess was great and had set aside their quietest table for us. She also remembered my request and checked with me as we departed. The wine selection is terrific. On the server's enthusiastic recommendation, we tasted at Gustafson (highly recommended), the maker of the wine we enjoyed so much at Baci.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Requests honored
    SammyJ
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have dined at Baci several times in the past. The food is consistently excellent, and the staff is friendly. When I made the reservation I requested a "quiet table" (as with most restaurants it can become quite noisy). My husband and I were very pleased that on a busy Saturday night they had reserved a table in a corner for us. What more can one ask for. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite!
    JerseyGirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Baci is one of my favorite restaurant, my husband and I have been going here since it opened a few years back, and I have never had a bad meal. I just love their Italian food, and this is coming from an old school Italian girl from jersey.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food always great and specials truly are "special". Staff makes us feel truly welcomed. Wine advice is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GOOD,BETTER, BEST
    qualitycounts
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Baci sis local and has been around for a while. It was recommended by friends and was an excellent choice. The decor could be nicer but the food was fabulous, fresh,perfectly seasoned, with available wine pairings. The staff is friendly and helpful. We left late and the place was still crowded and most other restaurants in town were empty. Made me think twice about how and why a resaurant is "known"\will go back again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italy in Wine Country
    Hutch
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wonderful eatery with superb food and service. Wine list outstanding. Only minor drawback is the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect!
    CTdiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fabulous restaurant...highly recommended you are in Sonoma valley ...you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-Around Winner
    Pamela
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Everything we ate was superb. The owner has put together a terrific wine list, and she helped us choose the perfect Barbera to match our meal. She is lovely! Our waitress was attentive - but not "too." Don't pass up the specials! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Healdsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Italian Food!
    Elayne123VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We were on our way to another restaurant when we walked past Baci. Menu and wine list looked yummy so we canceled our reservation and decided to eat here instead. SOOOO glad we did, too! The food was delicious. My husband and I split the Chicken Parm and Bucatini pasta. Our server, Leanna, was FABULOUS. She made great menu and wine suggestions. Can't wait to go back the next time we're in Healdsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular meal
    Katslatscib
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our 1st time at Baci was so good we went back again 4 nights later, for one of the greatest, most memorable meals of my life. And we dine in many fine restaurants during the course of a year. The peach and mozzarella salad is particularly spectacular. Everything was perfect. Service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm welcome and great food
    Jef2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Healdsburg. The food is great and prepared to order by the chef, who is one of the owners. He comes out on the floor regularly to ask how you enjoyed your meal. His wife is front of the house, giving a warm welcome, and she has a great memory for returning guests. A good wine list, and a reasonable corkage policy in the wine country: $15 per bottle which is waived if you buy a bottle from them too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.