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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Baci Cafe & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (110)neighborhood gem (92)notable wine list (85)special occasion (72)good for groups (56)romantic (38)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (8)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent Italian in Healdsburg
    rdeca
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We came here for our anniversary dinner, the food was excellent. The chicken Livornese with polenta was terrific, Bolognese sauce was also very good. We will definitely be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service, good sports
    Mo1969
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was delicious! All of the servers were wonderful; especially putting up with our party of 5. We were rather loud and full of jokes and laughter. They all put up with us the whole time and even joined in on some of the jokes which made us laugh even more. Thanks for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but expensive
    RaduVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Tasty food, but $28 for a smaller than usual portion of pasta with scallops, and $36 for veal with pasta. large wine menu, most of them expensive too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Kimo
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It is one of Healdsburg's outstanding dining gems.... The Osso Buco is done beautifully....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine country
    Tourest
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    One of the best meals i have had Onion soup was great Sea food prepared to perfection I'm Casandra was attentive and made our dining experience special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • new favorite!
    Windsorfoodies
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We absolutely loved Baci and will definitely be back soon. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. It is loud when busy but very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    Nommers
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our second time to visit and eat here. The wine list is great, food is delicious and the service is awesome. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Jim2010VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the first greeting to the final "we hope you return" Baci was outstanding. The friendly welcome was so much more than just checking in at a hostess stand. There was a genuine caring. We had a window table and the waiter was always available but never oppressive. The food was some of the best we experienced on our trip. This is a special Utalian Restaurant with authentic flavors to the food with local flair and ingredients. Heirloom tomatoes and day boat scallops. Wine by the glass presented a great range. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little place
    Bill
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was great! Nice wine cellar and table in room looked fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    jldm
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The raw scallop dish was fantastic, lobster lasagne was decadent and delicious, and affogato just perfect. Wonderful server and a fun atmosphere! The Mueller Pinot Noir, Emily's Cuvee` paired well with everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place for a Special Occasion
    mamabear112
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food and service were divine but definitely a special occasion spot, a bit expensive especially for the small servings but would go back for a special event or a luxurious night out. Michael our server was AMAZING from start to finish, the food was also excellent. Would go back more often if they served larger portions for the price of the food, but like most places in Healdsburg you pay for the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roger
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great food, excellent waiter, timely service, overall friendly staff. A wonderful experieence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must stop in Healdsburg
    LollyC
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We enjoyed our weekend in Healdsburg and it was only made better by the amazing Baci Cafe and Wine Bar. We had reservations, so we were seated immediately. Our service staff was friendly, helpful and not at all put out by some special requests. The food was served hot and fresh and it was spectacular. We would definiately recommend this restaurant to anyone heading for a stay in Healdsburg.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had out of town guests and wanted to take them to our favorite restaurant in town.....and again, we were not disappointed in Baci. We all thought the food was excellent! Service was good too. Our friends were sad to leave town the next day and not be able to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why did we wait so long????
    Jarsgal
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We live 10 miles from this gem.....we went Saturday night and had a fantastic meal. True Italian meal. NOT the American Italian, the Italian Italian!!!! Our waiter was great and the sommelier was such an informative and nice guy. This is a very good restaurant, don't pass it up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, small missteps
    2WineandDine
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Enjoyed our night at Baci. John, "the wine guy," was excellent. The burratta appetizer was fabulous, so much so my wife followed it up with a similar salad, she loved. The(French) onion soup, one of the best I've ever had. My wife had angel hair pasta, but by the time the dish was delivers the sauce was mostly absorbed into the pasta and it was bit too "sticky and sauce-less." I had the Alaskan Halibut "special" over Risotto, and after the first bite it was obvious the fish was cooked in a new, unseasoned, or partially rusted cast iron skillet. With the first bite I thought it was a "unique" wood that they used in the oven that imparted the flavor, but with the second bite I knew that this was the iron flavor of a cast iron skillet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MKS2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent restaurant, our favorite in Healdsburg. The food is always fabulous, great mix of flavors. However, it was a little too noisy. Noisier than usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian Food
    m2luvvino
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Baci made our wedding anniversary very special! We dined at special table and felt like the service was extremely attentive. Try their carbonara and veal piccata! They're both delicious and tasted just like when we were in Italy! For dessert, we enjoyed their homemade tiramisu that is to die for! Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free gold
    Glutenfreegirl
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food from a very gluten-conscience staff. I have celiac disease, so dining out is always a risk. I love this restaurant for the large, varied menu I can choose from. The mushroom risotto is outstanding and I can't help but order it every time I go. I even got a flour-less chocolate cake for my birthday celebration. I would recommend going early if you want a quiet dinner. The place fills up and gets rockin' as the evening progresses, and can be a little noisy. No matter, I look forward to my next opportunity to dine at Bacci!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always top-notch
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    As a local it is my good fortune to be able to dine at Baci frequently. Lizbeth, Shari and staff are warm and welcoming. They remember my preferences and show me any new ideas or additions to the menu, which is already wonderful. I like how Shari uses fresh and seasonal local produce in his innovative dishes. In addition to nightly specials, they offer the good old standbys, like gnocchi in a rich sauce that satisfies. Was just thinking that Dungeness crab season is coming up and that means the best cioppino EVER! See you soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spike
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were a group of six and were happy the restaurant gave us a round table so we could all talk to each other easily. We all ordered different dishes and following got excellent reviews: beet salad, spaghetti Bolognese (not your average Bolognese!), halibut with risotto, Osso Bucco. The profiteroles were excellent! The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian
    Patty
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were a party of 5 and all ordered different entrees. Everyone was very pleased with their meals and dessert was scrumptious. As expected, Friday nights are very busy so we knew to have reservations. The restaurant atmosphere was fun and energetic; our server was very friendly and helpful with any questions. We would definitely return the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best osso bucco
    HGWTVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The osso bucco and accompanying sauce is the best I have tasted. The service was excellent and the Somme very knowledgable about Nebbiolo and Barolos. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food Find in Healdsburg!
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Enjoyed the most delicious dinner at Baci! Started with the heirloom tomato salad that was wonderful, then savored the best viitello tonato ever in America, the scallop tagliatelle pasta with mushrooms (listed last under the pasta dishes) was beyond heavenly - and, finished this incredible dinner with the limoncello cake. Everything was divinely delicious!!! Try the same menu I had and your taste buds will thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Einey
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My husband and I were so pleased with our evening at Baci. Our food was delicious, excellently prepared with lovely fresh vegetable , and we were amazed at the extensive wine list. Don't leave without having the Spumoni gelato for dessert! We had dinner at Baci while on vacation but would come for another visit just to eat there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • what2eat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our entire table of six loved everything we ate, especially the chopped salad, the beet salad, the spaghetti bolognese, bruschetta with fresh garlic and tomatoes and the lemon sponge cake for dessert. BACI's fresh and delicious olive oil is handcrafted especially for the restaurant. Outstanding service made our dining experience even more enjoyable. We appreciated that the owners of BACI, Lisbeth (who runs the front of the restaurant) and Shari (the Executive Chef), took the time to greet all the diners who came in, then stopped by their tables to make sure everything was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for Two
    Nonna
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had dinner on a wednesday evening after a day of wine tasting with my husband. Good thing we made a reservation, the place was very busy. We started with appetizers of Prosciutto with melon and salad, a great first course. Our entrees of gnocchi Bolognese and homemade pasta with sausage were amazing, very fresh and hot. Of course we endulged in dessert, even though we were full, the Tiramasu was to die for, the cream was so fresh, Simply amazing. I recommend this restaurant to any foodie, just dont expect a quiet evening, its a very energetic crowd only due to the fact that the food is Fantastic. Bon Appetit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Find
    RealtorDonna
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Baci has become our "go-to" place in Healdsburg. We have been there three times in the last year and have enjoyed it every time. Not only is the food amazingly good, but the service is second to none and the owners are as hospitable as they come. We have tried everything from the pizza to the risotto and have always been impressed with the freshness of the food. The sauces are perfection and the selection is always so varied that it's hard to choose a favorite. I highly recommend the lobster risotto! Be sure to make a reservation, as this place has become very popular since our first visit. You might want to linger over dessert - it's worth staying for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian Food in Healdsburg
    bagginit
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in town. We have taken friends and relatives here for as long as it has been open and no one has ever had a bad experience. The food is incredible and the service is excellent - it's definitely the first restaurant we think of when we want a really wonderful dining experience in Healdsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vicspics
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was our fifth visit to Baci. We enjoyed the food, wine, ambiance, and hospitality as much as the first time. So much so that we purchased a gift card for friends. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.