Baci Cafe - Blackhawk
Baci Cafe - Blackhawk

Baci Cafe - Blackhawk

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bacicafeonline.com/
  • Phone: (925) 263-4400
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: M-F 11:00am-4:00pm

    Lunch: Sa-Su 10:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-9:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: 4 Big Screen TV"s for your viewing pleasure. Live Music on Weekend Nights coming soon!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blackhawk Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: shopping center parking lot
A word from Baci Cafe - Blackhawk
Baci ("Kiss" in Italian) Cafe is a casual dining restaurant in an intimate setting, serving California cuisine with Italian flair including, fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and pastas using fresh ingredients and authentic recipes. Offering an extensive selection of beer, wine and speciality cocktails for your dining experience. Baci Cafe is a place for the whole family to enjoy Italian comfort food with a elegant casual atmosphere. If it is catering, dining, take out or delivery, our team of dedicated professionals are eager to serve you. Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Baci Cafe - Blackhawk reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (7)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (3)special occasion (3)romantic (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • New Favorite Local Eatery!
    LeicaManVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We started dining at Baci Cafe about three months ago. Our only regret is that it took us so long to start eating at this wonderful neighbor hood restaurant. Baci Cafe is much more than just another place to get a bowl of pasta, although the pasta is excellent. I usually go for one of the special entrées which seem to bring out the best in Chef Nique. I had the seared duck breast on Saturday and as I told the chef, it was as good as I have eaten anywhere. We have had several different servers over the months and they are all friendly, attentive and willing to make recommendations. We really enjoy the overall experience and will make this our choice for a great meal in the Blackhawk neighborhood..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    BobMVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Service started off very good. Down grated towards end do to two items. Salad was split (two plates) even though we weren't asked resulting in extra plate charge. Towards end of meal took way too long to collect bill Also, "happy hour" only 25% off select items which were more expensive than other local places. Would recommend with limitations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable...as usual!
    jvmartin0707VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We recently dined at Baci's for my husband's birthday. The service was very good. I enjoyed the crab cakes and asparagus salad. My husband had the fresh catch of the day and, while he enjoyed it, he commented that it was surprisingly "buttery/rich". Since it was his birthday, they gave him a choice of desserts (nice touch!). Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service was really attentive and professional. The food was good- Roasted Chicken and the Clams with Linguini entrees. The Clam Chowder was not as good as the entrees. Warm bread was nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    There were eight of us who took our mother for her birthday lunch. As you can imagine with nine women I did table it can get challenging. Our server was Kyle and he was very patient and service was very professional and timely. The food was good, however, my spinach salad had a little too much dressing in it and will ask for dressing on the side next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss? This Was A Miss
    whitegatephilVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The bad news was they removed the turkey burger from the menu. The equally bad news was the Thai beef skewers were over-cooked and tasteless. The Greek salad was quite nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Baci Cafe - Blackhawk reviews archive.
  • Great spot
    RogerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Casual dining spot with excellent service and pretty good food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bait and Switch
    BuffaloKid
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We selected this restaurant for a casual weekday dinner based on the Open Table two $$ rating and the menu that was available online at opentable.com. Beware, that the online menu and that $$ rating are not accurate. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were surprised to see that item-for-item the prices on the in-restaurant dinner menu were significantly higher than the menu that is displayed at the opentable.com website. With tax and tip, if you order an entree and drink you'll be over $30 per person, so it should be a three $$$ rating, just like the Pleasanton Baci location.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty
    Italian
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food is very tasty and the service is friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baci - a Neighborhood Gem
    Albq
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have been going to Baci since it opened. It was recommended t us by a friend and we have been going back, with other friends or alone, since then!! The food is always good and the wait staff are very friendly as well as being great servers!! Will go again soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocky
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Mussels were not on the Lunch menu. I asked Carlos our server and he said if I wanted them he would have them prepared. They were great. I also had the Crab cakes, which were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good local place for a nicer dinner
    Ronn
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great overall meals, I have had the Shrimp Ravioli twice outstanding. They also have good fish dishes. Overall a little loud but a nice spot to eat either inside or out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Happy Birthday
    Pete94563
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We took Mom here for a birthday dinner. Everything was fantastic, especially Mary's outstanding, friendly service. She made the experience extra special, and Mom was thrilled. We'll be back soon. PS try the caprese starter. It's amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    It's a great place to eat good food in a quiet (at least at midday on Sunday) place. A friend and I lingered over lunch and enjoyed pleasant conversation without being rushed. Great Sunday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal!
    jvmartin0707VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Had another very good dinner at Baci's! The service was outstanding, our meals were very tasty, and we'll definitely be returning once again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Rena
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We used to go to this location when it was Strizzis. This place is hip and fun inside. Kitchen is right there so you can see the food being prepared. Wonderful, attentive service. Great menu with lots to choose from. I had the special (cajun chicken with linguini and my family all had the salmon special (stuffed with crab) it also came with risotto. Prices are ok....$15-25.00. Salads are separate. They also had chicken and beef dishes with an Italian flair. I would come here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food & nice wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed our whole experience, but can be a bit noisy since it is more 'family friendly'. Pleasanton location has same great food & wine with a more 'couple friendly' feel and quieter noise level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My parents and I really enjoyed Baci. We tried it for lunch ,which was excellent, and the service was great. My mother enjoyed ]he Tuna BLT (tasty), my father the Steak sandwich [.Delicious and tender) and I tried the Club sandwich (all fresh vegetables and juicy meats.] Fresh bread and the shoe string fried onions we're the best. We definately would go back to try the earlybird.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Very Disappointing
    BWNLadiesVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was a horrible surprise. This place was awful. Its more like an expensive sports bar. I chose this for Mothers day based on the Baci Pleasanton and the reviews. Cant see how those people were in the same place as I was. My mother was in a wheel chair and I was using a cane and they tried to seat us at the tall bar tables. Wow! Use a little common sense. Lamb was anemic and tough. I had called before going and was told it was the normal menu with some additional specials. That wasn't the case it was a small special menu with nothing that I could eat. The only good thing about this place was the Tiramisu. Plus the service was pretty good but I will not go back again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but a Little Pricey
    winendine42VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been here a couple of times. The food is always solid however they did overcook my veal parmeson. They did get me a new dish once I mentioned it. My only comment is that it is a little expense for the décor / café style. Was talking to a couple of neighbors about the restaurant and we were all in agreement about this. Close by and convenient.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Little Surprise
    XtraSauceeVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Passed this place several time when dining at the nearby pizza place. After checking out the menu, I finally decided to give it a try. The menu had great variety, our server was fun and attentive and the food was tasty. My boyfriend has already picked out what he wants to try next time! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over all a good experience
    PickyEater
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The server was very attentive. The food was good, we had the calamari and my friend and i had salads (berries w/chicken - although the chicken was a bit dry, and Caesar salad), both were good. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent selection of salads
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Excellent selection of salads and sandwiches for lunch. Particularly enjoy the berry salad with greens and options for adding chicken, salmon, prawns, etc. This day the barbecue pork sandwich was unusually dry - the first time that's happened when we've ordered it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visiting. Nice
    Vanna
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    First time visiting. Nice atmosphere. Cozy deco, warmth color. Warm bread, my fave! Would return without kids next time to see any difference with experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just Italian
    rays
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Food and Service were very good - I thought the menu would be Italian and there are plenty of great Italian dishes, but there is also a wide variety of other food you wouldn't expect in an Italian restaurant e.g. Pulled Pork Sliders. They also had a good selection on the kids menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very large portions on the
    AbbyVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Very large portions on the food. Service was very good and a good variety on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first visit to Baci
    GR007
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Finally made it to Baci Great food and service - definitely going back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More flavor needed - needs a punch
    thead1stVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Food is good / service is good - nice people but the flavors need more pop or punch - the meat sauce is so simple and basic - no garlic or pepper - just plain wish this location would add some ambiance similar to the Ptown location - - the Strip Mall location is bad enough - make it look / feel a bit less strip mall diner-ish please
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Death by Mac & Cheese
    CsealsVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Everyone had a wonderful meal but were all envious after tasting my choice of Macaroni & Cheese. To put it simply-it was to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Lunch!
    jvmartin0707VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We haven't been disappointed yet with our food at Baci's. My husband had the chicken sandwich with the house salad, and I had the asparagus beet salad with chicken. Both were very good!! The only slightly negative comment I have is that the salad dressing is rather thick; we couldn't pour it onto our salads (we had to use a spoon). However, I easily remedied the situation by just adding some to my plate along with the balsamic vinegar that's always at the table, and it was good. We will most definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent. We enjoyed
    Rich
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was excellent. We enjoyed pesto pasta and ciopino. Service was fast and courteous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, not romantic (Valentine's
    gizmo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Noisy, not romantic (Valentine's Day dinner), service adequate. We won't be going back. I placed a note when I made my Open Table reservation asking for a special dessert as this was the 15th anniversary of me proposing marriage to my wife. No dessert arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines...........
    DSSforfish
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had another very good experience at Baci. I requested a tall table and it was ready and waiting for us. The manager is always on hand and she does an excellent job to ready the place, greet customers and provide excellent services. I have had 4 different servers now and I am happy with all of them. This night the appetizer crab cakes were out fast and tasted very good. I had the lamb and it was excellent. My wife had the sliced steak with pesto sauce and she liked it. Oh man, the chocolate molten cake............need I say more. I really enjoy Baci. By the way, it is a nice touch to keep an eye on the USA at the Olympics as we dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If the rest of the menu is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    If the rest of the menu is as good as the burger I had, this place is worth multiple visits. Possibly the best burger I've had in 10 years and very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual, noisy and bright
    Jesse
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This is an Italian Restaurant lacking identity. Bright lit dining area. There are at least four gigantic flat screen TV's that hang over the kitchen and face the dining area. You think you are going in for an Italian meal, but you feel like your at a sports bar. Do not come here for a romantic quiet dinner. You can hear conversations on either side of your table. Children in the vicinity will compound the noise. Staff is young and seemed disconnected. We requested some acknowledgment of a birthday via our Open Table reservation. This was not noted by our hostess or wait staff. However, our waiter was very friendly. Food was average. Veal Piccatta seemed bland. Pricing was good. But it appears to come with compromise.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • local favorite
    localgal
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Great small restaurant serving excellent cocktails great Italian food with a very good wine list. Perfect place to eat before taking in a movie or just a nice casual dining out experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    milena925
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Ordered the Milano chicken pasta and the Beets salad. Both were tasty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Group review
    Mick
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Reasonable restaurant, but did not enjoy flavors on caesar salad nor linguini.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Great varierty of lunch menu choices, and all we have tried have been excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met Friends for Dinner
    jvmartin0707VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    While we've had dinner at Baci's a number of times, this was the first time visit our friends from Alamo. My friend and I decided to each order the Asparagus Beet Salad and split an appetizer of Thai Beef Kabobs, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner choices! Our husbands ordered the Pesto Pasta and the Double Cut Pork Chop, but first started with the Tomato Basil Soup and Wedge Salad. Since there was nothing left on their plates, I think it's safe to say that they enjoyed their dinners....immensely! We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate