Baci Cafe & Wine Bar
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar

Baci Cafe & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bacicafeandwinebar.com/
  • Phone: (707) 433-8111
  • 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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
177 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (123)neighborhood gem (89)notable wine list (85)special occasion (69)good for groups (61)hot spot (44)romantic (35)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Delicious food, charming service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We made a last-minute reservation for a group, and they seated us in the private room/wine room, which was a lovely touch. The service was charming and professional, which certainly contributed to the mood. Most importantly, the food was fantastic! We all opted for salads and pastas, including an over-the-top delicious ragu made from kobe beef, veal, and pork ribs. The salads were very fresh, lightly dressed and with a few unique ingredients to show the chef's creativity. Even the small details were done right -- cucumber and lemon in the water, several delicious selections in the bread bowls, which they kept replenishing, etc. Everything was relatively reasonably priced (for the area) and we left completely satisfied. There is a lot of good food in Healdsburg, but we'll definitely be back here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb on all levels
    WendyK
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    From entering to ordering the knowledgeable staff takes great care to make sure your dinner experience is fantastic. Our server recommended dishes when we had questions. The sommelier answered questions when we were debating between two wines. The owners take a hands on approach here and it shows. Great place...we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect dinner at Baci
    EMJT
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Overall Baci offers a 5-star experience: warm, inviting and lively atmosphere; friendly and attentive service; and dishes of outstanding quality ingredients prepared just right (order the cioppino if they have it!!). There is some room for improvement: noise level (it's pretty loud) and some dishes that could be refined (ceasar salad tasty but over-dressed; bread basket just so-so, espresso that tasted more like regular coffee). Despite these small disappointments, the meal was fabulous and we would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing sauces. Awesome food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We were on a family trip to wine country. Made a reservation based on reviews. The food was well prepared and the sauces were well balanced and very tasty. The sommelier chose a wine that was very well appreciated by my family especially by my daughter who is employed in the wine industry. The service was good. It was a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in town!
    Carol
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Baci is our favorite restaurant! Food is always exquisite and we love the owners! It's like coming home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cath
    Cath
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Excellent food, great service, a chef who visited the tables - what more could you ask for. We really enjoyed this restaurant and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top knotch service matchs food
    Scopa
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Place is definitely loud as there is a lot going on but the service and food quality trumped any noise! Wine service attentive and server on top of our table of 9 All dishes from Apps to dessert memorable Classic simple excellently prepared italian fair - didn't try to go over the top, just perfect execution
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Highly recommend
    rctree
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Had dinner here on the recommendation of a friend & was very happy we did. Outstanding service, tasty food (not over spiced), appropriate portion size & great selection. Really liked that they source their food locally & concentrate on organic & natural ingredients. . We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    great dinner spot after a day of wine tasting in sonoma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The shrimp!
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Lizbeth and Shari have managed to procure some big, plump, tasty shrimp. Served with risotto and fresh veggies. Oh, my..... My server, Michael, also recommended the fuyu persimmon winter salad. Persimmons? Me? OK, so I tried it. What have I been missing all those years I thought I didn't like them? Well, I do now. Thank you, Baci. for another lovely dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • baci
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was great. Service was good, a little noisy though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • most overrated in healdsburg
    rbsanjose
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    long wait even with reservations even longer wait for food (1 hour) terrible waiter menu item did not match actual dish average food at best they forgot to bring us our leftover bag had to hunt for it forgot it was a birthday celebration no effort at all worst restaurant in healdsburg
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious!
    sfbay
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Yum....great service , great food. Would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner and service
    Rviersch
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Talk about an awesome find! We were in wine country for the weekend and didn't know anything about any of the restaurants in town. We chose Baci based off the menu online and they did not disappoint! One dish was better than the next and the service was outstanding - even with the place being filled to capacity. I would send people out of their way to try Baci. Excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Slow
    DecantersVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Perhaps it was just one of those nights. We got seated right at 7:00 and got to order our wine about 15 minutes later. When it was poured, we ordered our appetizer and dinner. The appetizer came out about 15 minutes later, but it wasn't until after multiple waiter flaggings, most of our wine down and almost 8:30 before our dinner arrived. It was great (scampi special for my wife, short rib for me), but by then the love was gone. The waiter blamed it all on the chef. The impact: a friend in town the next day wanted to eat at Baci that night, but we declined owing to the service, not the food, and Chalkboard got our business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Healdsburg!
    bestdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We visit Baci every time we get the chance to be in Healdsburg. Unfortunately, the service was a bit "off" on our last visit, as there was confusion about who our server was and we languished for 45 minutes. Our server however was quite upbeat about improving our experience and offered us a complimentary appetizer. The chef makes each dinner individually and so it takes a bit of time, and of course, the food is most excellent. The "to die for" best is the spumoni gelato at the end of the meal, so plan accordingly! The only thing I would like to see changed at Baci, would be to somehow reduce the sound level. The next evening, we returned for spumoni, they made it complimentary! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mama mia
    Marshies
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food and service fantastic. Italian with a local twist at its best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SF1551
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great for a special occasion or just a night out without the kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Really good food. Great location. Nice atmosphere. Been to Baci in Kailua, Oahu. Was started by same owner. ALSO very good. Met the owner. He was personable and has the secret for ooking...passion. Veal Milan was faultless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food. Friendly service!
    KimandBarbara
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We love this restaurant! The food is terrific and the owners treat you like family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baci was above expectations
    LOVEGOODFOOD
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is our second visit and I have to say it won't be our last. Everything is phenomenal, service, wine steward, food. I hate to recommend this restaurant so highly as I don't want anything to change. You will not go wrong if you visit Baci!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Find someplace else
    hungrytraveler
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food marginal. Noise level unacceptable. Find another place to eat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Winner
    mpilch
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Baci is always reliable--for delicious food and excellent service. The menu has something for everyone. The hostess is extremely gracious and makes one feel welcome and valued as a customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What fun and fantastic food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Baci was fantastic all around! From the selections--to our choices which were absolutely amazing! Great wine list of local plus wines--we of course chose local which was amazing! And reasonably priced! The service was exceptional! Our server was up, fun, knowledgable, always there--but not intrusive--
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My wife and I had an early reservation and were one of only two couples there initially but the pleasant hostess indicated the place would soon be full and she was correct. We enjoyed all our courses and my wife engaged the chef as we were close to the wood fired oven and he came around and suggested a local old vine zin that was in the house but not yet on the menu when he saw that we were getting ready to order another glass of wine. Wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kisses from Baci
    Winecountrylocal
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great spot for locals to get tasty old world Italian with the atmosphere and presentation to keep you returning. Romantic dinner to remember, check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baci is terrific
    ArthurJacobVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    One of the nicest aspects of this restaurant is the grace and aplomb of the hostess/proprietor. Nice wine recommendation, service good and the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No truffles
    Experiencedeater
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This place has good Italian basics but the specials advertised as mushroom and truffle flavors was tasteless. The chocolate decadence had a bubble gum consistency. Good salads and appetizers. Friendly service throughout the meal but it is a noisy place. A fine local wine selection at reasonable prices. Would go back for pasta and no desert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • neverhome
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Fabulous local gem - absolutely loved it . Sorry they were out of fish but found other alternatives. Definitely returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's Not To Like?
    Seagrape
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Excellent menu exceeded only by the specials offered. It was hard to decide but my husband and I opted for dungeness stuffed pasta and petrale sole, mainly because we cannot get these back in Ohio. We traded tastes and had a bottle of wine and were very pleased. Service was wonderful. The place was packed on a Monday night. Not surprising. Great food, great ambiance, great service and priced appropriately. All around excellent. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great italian find
    WVDiner
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We found this restaurant when someone recommended it at our hotel during breakfast. We were so glad! Our food was outstanding!! There were 4 of us and everything we got was awesome. My husband got the scallop pasta with a veal demi glaze and it was honestly one of the best meals I have ever eaten! The sauce was outstanding. Only complaint was that our waiter seemed to forget about us after we finished our meal. We had all wanted dessert and were given menus but then it took so long (15-20 min. For him to come back) we all just wanted our checks at that point. But aside from that the food could not have been better !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Weekend Getaway
    Retiredtwosome
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We met friends in the wine country and visited a few nice wineries earlier in the day, but relied upon a friend for dinner recommendations, and she suggested Baci. What an incredible spot in Healdsburg, great location, great staff and terrific menu and food. Loved this place and would certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.