Baci Italian Ristorante

Baci Italian Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (757) 825-0180
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Baci Italian Ristorante
Baci Italiano Ristorante to open up in Peninsula Town Center. Baci — the name means “kisses” in Italian — will be owned and operated by the Bertuglia family, which also operates Tuscany and Fiorello in Newport News. The family has been in the restaurant business in Sicily and the United States for more than 45 years.
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Baci Italian Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.5
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)romantic (7)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (5)special occasion (5)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)neighborhood gem (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • disappointed
    CTerrell
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Food was horrible and overly priced... the restaurant closed at 11, we were being rushed out by 10:15..... the waitress was confused, and she threw away a friends meal when she suppose to have boxed it up.... you had to pay 20% gratuity on service and food that was nasty. I will not be recommending or coming back to this restaurant again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On a Sunday evening date
    Sunday
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This location has a Lovely atmosphere, great, nice and professional staff. We arrived about 7:20, no waiting (it was Sunday). They immediately brought water and bread, which was odd, because we were just getting seated. Thus, the bread got cold and the water, well it got old, per se. Here's what struck me odd and turned me off. There were only 3 other parties in the restaurant. So, why the heck was my food cold when the server brought it out???? HELLO!! It was Sunday evening, no one was there? And, the food wasn't that good, both in taste and presentation. Lovely atmosphere though. ..
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian restaurant in area
    NYFoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Since moving here from NY, raised by an Italian mother, I had not been able to find authentic good Italian food until I dined at Baci. Believe me, I am hard to please. We were a party of four and we tried 5 appetizers and 4 different entrees. Tasted all. Everything superb. Best Wedding soup in life! The veal was tender, the sauces were real Italian. Can't say enough good things and for Christmas there is a decorated tree, as in Rockefeller Center, of course on a smaller scale. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was good but service and noise was terrible. Server brought salads before wine. She passed water in front of one person's face to serve another. The staff was young and not trained. We waited a long time for menus and then for our order to be taken There was a large group of college girls hooting and hollering so loudly we could not carry on a conversation at our table. The very high ceiling amplified the noise. There was no one at the desk when I arrived and I waited for an undue length of time until the owner came to seat me. I would not return; there are other Italian restaurants in the area that are far superior.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Reading reviews on other websites about the service had me leary, but we had a great visit. One of the first places in a long time that had hot food that did not sit under a heat lamp before it came out to us. One suggestion is to cook the garlic a bit before putting it on the garlic knots. Raw garlic is a little too sharp for that use. Thank you for a great dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as advertized
    Vantheman
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When I made the reservation I asked them if they had a brunch menu. They didn't, but said that they would have breakfast items and pastas and either roast beef or ham. The only meat on the buffet was bacon and breakfast sausage; the lasagna was mis-labeled as eggplant. There was no omelet station, just scrambled eggs. The pastas were excellent, on a par with the owner's other restaurant, Tuscany. The brunch price of $14.95 was not expensive, but I would have paid more for the brunch that was promised.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice find
    shipchecker44
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    thank you all for a great 43rd anniversary, food and service was wonderful. the complementary desert was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for couples and families
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As always a great find with good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    melhp
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    You will not regret eating here. Great atmosphere, great food, and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ciao Baci's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I enjoyed dining at Baci's Restaurant. The appetizer and entree I selected was delicious. I tried the trietto seafood appetizer and risotto with salmon and shrimp entree. My first time at Baci's and it was a very good experience. Our waitress Alshala(?) was very nice and she was very accomodating. I look forward to dining at Baci's again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unsure
    Will
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was my first visit to this location. I chose this as my first date based on my experience I had having a business dinner at another location. However, this dining experience at the Hampton VA location was the worst dining experience I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hard to screw up pasta...
    RiRi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    But they did. I would not go back there. Overpriced for poor quality.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Baci Italian Ristorante reviews archive.
  • rockinrobin
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a party of 10. They charged us half price for a 3 year old. I thought that was excessive. They charged full price for a 12 year old. We went for Sunday Brunch. There was one type egg, 2 desserts, fruit consisted of 2 kinds of melon only, premade rolls covered with garlic butter were passed off as garlic knots, there was no other bread - no biscuits, toast, bagels, etc. No omelets or carving station. Food wasn't even warm. There was one veggie, spaghetti pie that tasted like cooked noodles baked in the shape of a pie - no spices or sauce. The service was good. The restaurant was clean. There were very few people there and I now understand why. We will not return for the brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FAMILY NIGHT
    LOVEITALIAN
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    DINNER AT BACI WAS VERY GOOD! WE HAD A VERY GOOD WAITRESS THAT MADE US LAUGH AND WAS ATTENTIVE TO OUR NEEDS. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD FROM THE GARLIC KNOTS TO THE DESSERT.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic Birthday Dinner
    SabrinaT
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I surprised my husband for his birthday. Flowers were delivered to the restaurant prior to our reservation and a romantic table was waiting. The waitress was polite and helpful, the appetizer was delicious and our meals were awesome. My husband received a desert for his birthday, also delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect dining experience
    Zinger888
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We dined at Baci's on Saturday May 31st. We had the chicken parmagaen and the veal marsala. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. The service was fast and polite. We had jazz music playing by Mr. Holloman and he was excellent. A perfect place for dining for the special occasion or if want to relax and listen to music. Prices are very reasonable and everything is cooked fresh. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PdotVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This restaurant is near the Pantages Theater. We go here often as they can accommodate us to make the show. The food is excellent. I like the atmosphere, which is almost cave like, with candles. It is actually a warehouse changed into a wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it!
    iloveitalianfood
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a group of about 15 and the service was excellent. We made reservations online beforehand which made it so easy. When we got to the restaurant the table was ready right away. Service was quick & the food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    KarenT
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The six of us had a wonderful dinner at Baci on a Friday evening. We made reservation and the seated us exactly as we requested by phone. The owner stopped by our table during and after our meal to check on us. The food was delicious and was served rather quickly. I would definitely recommend Baci and we will be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    First we had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation for our table and only got seated then after we asked the hostess how. Uh longer and she admitted she had forgotten us. We noticed others walking in and being seated before us. After we were seated we were brought water and then waited another 15 minutes with no attention....no server asked for our drinks, no one said we wil be right with you. So after 30 minutes we got up and left. On the way out we explained to the hostess that it had been so long unattended and her reply was, yes we are busy. We noticed 3-5 staff members standing around so while they were busy their staff was not. Perhaps one of the two hostesses and a manager should have waited in us. Music was too loud too.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband booked me and my kids a reservation for Mother's Day here since he is deployed. Waiter disappeared and after taking our order, food I didn't even order came out to us and then those meals showed up on our meals. I ended up sending my food back completely and didn't eat. Worst Mother's Day meal ever!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Food and Service
    Donald
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Service was terrible...had to get own grated cheese from waiters station; food cold but waiter never came by to check status; showed discount coupon to waiter twice but he forgot to put on check till challenged. Wine advertised at $4 a glass but was charged full price...they said discount only good at bar but sign at door doesn't say that. Osco Buco had some taste but not very good; Veal Marsala had no marsala wine taste. Overall experience not good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Italian cuisine
    Zinger888
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We went to Baci on a Saturday night at 6:00PM. I had the Steak shirley and the wife had the individual pizza. Both orders were exceptionally prepared. The taste was superb and the food was hot. The wait was non-existant. We were finishing our salad when the meals arrived. The service was number one. This is our third trip here in 3 months and everytime we are amazed at the food quality and service. Makes you want to forget about Olive Garden.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must visit
    2Bears
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our waitress was very helpful taking great care with special food requirements. Portions were huge and very tasty. Both the owner and manager visited our table and made us very welcome.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding italian Food
    Zinger888
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The reservation put us in a perfect spot to enjoy the lve music and super view. The seafood Canneloni was superb. It was so much I had to take half home. The wife had the lasagna and it was cooked to perfection. The service was perfect always checking on our glasses, food, and anything we required. The owner stopped by to ensure our dining was pleasant. The live music was an extra given these economic times. I would highly recommend this restaurant for future outings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different Atmosphere
    However09
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food service was fast. The choices were outstanding. I would put a little more salad dressing on salad it was a little dry.Overall food and service were excellent. Liked singer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Italian
    Mandamail
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This restaurant has authentic Italian food! The food and service were excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would return , my mom and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I would return , my mom and sister liked it and they are picky...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I can not wait to return for
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I can not wait to return for a girls night out or a night out with my hubby. This place is beautiful and grande. The atmosphere is pleasant and the food is excellent and reasonably priced. Our waiter Hector was outstanding and so personable. This is by far the best place I have been to in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for all
    Dave
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Good balance of very good food, service,and ambience within a reasonable price range. We had a party of 13 with no issues for a mix of adults and kids. Good for a larger group such as ours, families, or couples.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another authentic Italian meal!
    vavikin
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Very good food, another gem by the Bertuglia family!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    frenchvanilla34
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    First time visit. Very good Italian food. Will visit again. Good value and good Happy Hour as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.