Excellent service, good urchin
The best part of Baci was the fantastic service. The staff was friendly, and very attentive. A close second, however, was the Sea Urchin Linguini. My wife and I had never tried it before, and it was delicious. Highly recommend trying that as a starter or first course when you go!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent atmosphere for a power lunch when you would like to impress a client. Top notch food, professional waiters wearing tuxcedos. Close your deal at Bacci's
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Italian Food
This restaurant offers outstanding Italian food! My wife had sea-urchin pasta, a Sicilian specialty. I had Papardelle in a lamb ragout. We shared cooked spinach with garlic. The waiter was very engaging and interested in our having a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant's location is a little odd, on a street that borders the I-5 freeway, but a truly wonderful dining experience. We will be back, when we go to San Diego again.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
20 years of special occasions have always been special at Baci. Classic white table cloth old school service attentive but not intrusive. The food, well great menu and than the specials must try to believe! Wine list over the top.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner!
We have been to Baci's many times. Our expectations are high because everything is always perfect! So far, we have Not been disappointed. The food is Outstanding! We ordered the fettuccini Alfredo as a side dish. It was the most beautiful and tender pasta we've ever had. Please try this restaurant. You will not be disappointed!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Family Restaurant
We found the Baci Restaurant on Open Table and couldn't be more happy with this restaurant. Outstanding food and service - Highly Recommend
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Baci is a sure bet
Great Italian food, nice ambiance, friendly yet professional service.
Can't go wrong.
The reason for elevated noise level was due to large and noisey party next to us.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed everything - especially the Marsala - chicken and veal!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Birthdays at Bac's!
We enjoyed a wonderful and delicious birthday celebration at Baci's; we
always prefer our special ocassions there!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food as always, I am
Great Food as always, I am a repeat customer. Always a satisfied customer!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
FABULOUS Italian Dinner!
We've been to SD dozens of times, but had never been to Baci...wow, what a find (but not actually in "Old Town," as Open Table lists it)! An outstanding dinner, with service to match. That night, they had a salad on their list of specials, with buffalo mozzarella, which was divine - a MUST HAVE, if it's available. They also prepared an excellent veal picatta for me, even though it wasn't on the menu. The waiter was outstanding, as well, and VERY attentive to ensuring that my husband's meal and food was gluten free. We felt a bit underdressed when we saw the waiters clad in tuxes & some diners quite dressed up, but happily, weren't treated as if we were underdressed. It was an exceptional meal & experience & we look forward to returning.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came to Baci's because our favorite northern-Italian restaurant is closed this month... we wanted to give it a try. Service was more than competent and very gracious, but we had lots of servers which bothers me. I count at least 4, plus the two separate men who greeted us and worked on our reservation. We had the impression that no one was really listening to us or invested in our meal.
Salads were fine. Entrees varied. The special Petrale Sole was incredible and priced wonderfully. Other specials announced were similarly enticing and inventive -- good work! The pasta dishes the rest of my table enjoyed were "fine".
Disappointed (as I usually am in San Diego) to see lots of men in tennis shoes and bad shirts.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had our 47th wedding anniversary at Baci. Service and food were outstanding, as always. Staff came and went, filled glasses, removed dishes and if you were not paying attention, you would not even know they had come by. Will definitely go back again. We have been going there since the mid to late 80's and it has always been great.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old world ambiance
Atmosphere and ambiance brings back memories of Rome of 60 years ago. Waiters are attentive, but not obtrusive. Food is truly gourmet quality and presented artistically. Our favority "special" dining location.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to this resturant for our team bi yearly meetings. The food is amazing but small on some of the menu items. The resturant is very quite so that conversations are easy.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently great food and service. You won't be disappointed
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambiance, service, and food were fantastic. We had a very successful meeting/dinner. I also took a meal home to my wife that made me look awesome and made 5 stars with the wife. Thank you!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in San Diego!
You feel welcomed from the moment you enter this establishment, and it just gets better and better as the food starts arriving. The dishes are delectible, the service is elegant, the ambience is very pleasant now that they have remodeled. The waiters all wear tuxedos; many of the clients come very casual.
Then we had the special fish of the day: sea bass with an unbelievable light creamy sauce and mushrooms. I have never had sea bass cooked that way. It was amazing. We also had just a plain New York steak. It was cooked to perfection; again, have never had anything in San Diego cooked this well.
All in all, this is my FAVORITE place in San Diego. As I live in Carlsbad, it's a half hour drive, and worth it.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my parents here for their 29th anniversary. It was exceptional.The moment we stepped out of the car the valet said "you all are in for a treat." Boy was he right. Every dish was wonderful, the waiter was knowledgable and recommended great wines and dishes. Definitely would recommend this place to anyone.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fabulous meal. The service was impeccable. The servers were in tuxedos. The food was perfectly prepared, from the grilled octopus, to the pasta with lamb sauce and black truffles, and finally the best creme brûlée I have ever had. Our server suggested Tuaca as a pairing with dessert and it was a perfect fit. We would go back frequently if we lived in San Diego.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return to Italy via San Diego!
We love Baci! Great food, fine service, excellent choice of grappa's, liqueurs and other Italian treats! Enjoyed Lobster Scampi and linguini with clams! Amazing chocolate martini with a lemon twist! Coming back for this one! Wonderful outdoor heated patio dining area. Intimate small bar area for an evening spirit!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a disappointment. Waiters
Never a disappointment. Waiters in tuxes, some Sinatra music, and classic Northern Italian menu.....
Will continue to come back...
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner at Baci's
This was the first time I had experienced Baci's for my husband's birthday. It is in our neighborhood and I can't believe I had not been there before. The staff, dinner, ambiance was excellent. I will definitely recommend Baci's to all my friends and will continue to go there for a special occasion.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Baci several times now and have never been disappointed. Baci is easily the best Italian restaurant in San Diego County.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My expectations were exceeded in all areas. Spectacular food, service, and ambiance. The swordfish is to die for! I will be back again!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian dining as fine Italian
Italian dining as fine Italian dining should be. A giant step above all other local so-called Italian restaurants, notwithstanding so-called polls to the contrary.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Dining Experience
My friend and I dine here about every six weeks or so. We enjoy the atmosphere, the terrific food and the impeccable service. Highly recommend for special occasions or a quiet dinner for "chatting up a storm".
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I expected a bit more given the exceptionally high ratings on OpenTable. The wait service and atmosphere was indeed first class. Three of four people in my group enjoyed their meal; notably the fish pastas had plenty of quality fish. However we all thought there could have been a little more spice, a bit more flavor. I have had better Italian in San Diego. Having said that, I would consider returning to Baci at some point in the future.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The "Gem" on Morena Blvd.
We are sooooooooooo fortunate to leave near Baci's! It is one of thee best restaurants
in San Diego. When you want to celebrate a special occasion Baci's is the place to go.
Ray and Donna
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Class Charm
From the Valet to the server, Alesandro, we thoroughly enjoyed my Mom's birthday dinner at Baci.
The Super Tuscan wine by the glass was wonderful and the food was impeccable. If you have never had an abolone appetizer, and don't mind spending the price tag for it, this is the place to give it a go...you won't regret it.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Baci's Is Fantastic
I had never been to baci's before. It was recommended by a business associate for a business lunch. The client loved the place. The service was fantastic and the food was great. Next time I am in the San Diego area I will go there again. Also, I am sure it is a great spot for a terrific dinner with your significant other. Very nice inside, quiet and great service. Try this place you will not be disappointed.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Veal Dishes
Baci has some really nice veal entrees, I especially enjoyed the Veal Osso Bucco. The service was also very good. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was that it is a bit off the main part of the city and requires a cab ride to get to and from the restaurant. Other than that, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Timey Italian
I felt like I was in a time machine, the waiters in tuxedos and the booths with statuary. The service was impeccable and the food was well done, if unimaginative, classics. Portions were large. The linguine pescatore was the standard; but some of the fish was not the freshest. The octopus appetizer was well prepared, if just a slight bit over cooked. Pappardalle with lamb ragout was perfect, hearty, and delicious. Veal marsala was right from my childhood in Brooklyn, but strangely paired with mashed potatoes!! The tiramisu was a classic example of the genre. If you crave an upscale Italian-American restaurant of the 50's and 60's, this is your place. It was fun.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A GREAT DINNING EXPERIENCE
Have been to Baci many times and will return many more. The food is excellent, service is exceptional. Elliot, our waiter knows his stuff. Unassuming from the outside, upon entering, you immediately recognize you are in a special place. One of the entrée specials was abalone. The dish include three medium sized abalone "steaks" sautéed and returned to their shell. An excellent selection. Local sea bass with a mushroom sauce was perfectly prepared.
Appetizers are very good too. A type of buffalo mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto as an appetizer is a must.
Baci is an old world type restaurant that continually maintains its high standards.
A bit pricy, but worth every dollar...
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Delivers Excellence!
Enjoyed a delicious business lunch here! The lemon chicken was amazing! Great accompanying veggie and roasted potatoes too! Excellent service! Delish!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went Baci on 9/24/13 with
I went Baci on 9/24/13 with a few business friends while we were visiting the area from out of state. It was a great choice.
The food was terrific and the service was superlative ---- friendly and very attentive service but never bothersome or annoying. It was exactly what top notch service should be. It's a relatively small place with nice atmosphere. Tiny bar area when you enter. The location in the "Old Town" part of San Diego is off the beaten path, which is exactly what we wanted, but it's still very easy to find. However, there is nothing else to see or do in the neighborhood and it's not an area you feel like strolling around.
We were all very happy with our dining experience. Excellent choice.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is very good and service outstanding and one of the best attributes of Baci is how quiet and elegant the setting is for conversation. This is an excellent place to get away from the fast paced lifestyle today. You can relax and enjoy a fine meal and leave the stress behind.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il mio retorno di Baci
Before dining there last Friday evening (10-4-13), it had been at least 25 years since I dined at Baci. Not sure why, exactly. My most recent experience was highly enjoyable. The food and service were excellent. The servers were cordial, courteous, jovial and attentive. My only (minor) criticism is that there was not a bartender when I arrived and I waited several minutes before the maitre d' (owner?) left his post to pour a glass of wine for me. There was also a rather large group in the section of the restauran in which my guest and I were seated. They were, at times, a bit loud and raucous, but that's not an indictment of the restaurant. Those things said, I'd like to return to Baci sometime soon.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Old school" excellence
My husband received a gift card so we took friends who travel to Italy. We were all impressed with the quality of the food- whole roasted Branzino, outstanding veal and pasta- as well as the attentive but unobtrusive service. We will definitely return.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I traveled to San Diego for a vacation. We went there and it blew our minds away!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A truly delicious meal. They now their cheeses, from the buffalo mozzarella that practically melted on my fork to mascarpone in the tiramisu. My only constructive comment that took the service (and ambiance) from a 5 to a 4 is that the staff was openly assertive with each other throughout the night, starting with the host and hostess when we walked in the door. Maybe that's what makes it an authentic Italian experience!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Love Baci!
Great service, great good, delicious wine, yummy desserts and great ambiance. We can't wait to I back!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here for years and have never been disappointed. Such a knowledgable staff and a beautiful menu. Everything is always top notch.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Italian Restaurant!!
Great Italian Restaurant!! They have ballet parking now!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently a good experience
It's very simple - when my husband and I feel like having great Italian food and exceptional service, we both think - Baci's.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
You wouldn't know it is as good as it is by looking at the outside of the restaurant. Inside is a nicely decorated Italian dining experience that you will love. The Oso Buco fell off the bone and was excellent. The salmon was also fantastic. Worth the visit if you are in town.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
An enjoyable evening. The
An enjoyable evening. The food was excellent although the menu is on the expensive side. Salad is not included. We did have to ask for olive oil and balsamic for bread.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always cooked to perfection. Great choices too. Very attentive service.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was uncharachteristcally quiet there this last Saturday night. Therefore the staff seemed somewhat anxious to close the restaurant.
Other than that it was wonderful as before.
The food was great and the service outstanding
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been coming to this gem
I've been coming to this gem restaurant for years. Every meal is terrific. My mother who is in her 80s and my teen child and my adult child love the food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM