We went on a week night and
We went on a week night and it was not crowded at all. Our server was very attentive and helpful when we asked for suggestions on the menu. I ordered a glass of wine and he made an alternate suggestion to pair with my lamb dish and it went perfectly. The food itself was only ok. My squash soup was good, though served very hot. My lamb was cooked perfectly, but the risotto was pretty tasteless. Dessert was excellent. Definitely better than most restaurants in downtown Pleasanton. When I return, I will visit again and try another dish.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit,
This was our first visit, we met up with another couple who had never been to Pleasanton, and they we were so thrilled with the service and food. I highly recommend this to anyone for lunch or dinner.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would definitely return
We celebrated a birthday with 4 guests and one infant. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and there was no problem accomodating a child. The service was very good and friendly. Their 3-course special was reasonably priced and had good selections available.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful meal with
Had a wonderful meal with friends at Baci the other night. We ate outside but were warmed by the outdoor heaters. My friend had the lobster ravioli (delish!) and I had the beef medalians- also lovely. The service was just right, not rushed at all...very enjoyable!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Baci is a fine choice when
Baci is a fine choice when you're looking for a well-prepared meal in an attractive, small restaurant. It was too noisy, however. The acoustics seem to amplify lively conversation. We enjoyed our salads--the blue wedge and spinach were both tasty. The stuffed chicken will definitely get ordered again! The wine prices seem reasonable, and my husband said they made a good "Stoli Gibson"--his test of bar service. It was very busy, so we sometimes had to wait for our server (who was otherwise very pleasant and efficient), but we'll surely dine there again.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good. We were
Food was very good. We were a large party and took up most the center of the location. Well attended to except 1 plate was delivered later than the rest. Even being a large party, we felt comfortable and the noise level was quite acceptable. Cute decor as well.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been there many times over
Been there many times over many years. I've had great food.. only one bad meal and they took care of me.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group of six enjoyed our
Our group of six enjoyed our first visit to Baci. The Prawn Scampi and Linguini and clams were a stand out. The staff was friendly, courteous, and accommodating. I would definitely return.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were attending a concert
We were attending a concert around the corner from Baci, but didn't tell the wait staff that. Nonetheless, the service was very prompt and thoughtful. The food as usual was great. Will defnintely go back there any time when we're in Pleasanton at dinner time. The restaurant is much better than the other local Italian eateries.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed Cafe Baci- a small, European bistro feel that is intimate & cozy with very good service and food.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for a big group
Service was fantastic. They let us talk but they were attentive to our needs! I have never eaten in Pleasanton so it was a great start. Scallop ceviche for appetizer was scrumptious, salmon was yummy along with stuffed filet. Such a great night for all
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside, which was
We sat outside, which was very nice. The sweet and spicy salad was amazing. Very good experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Father's Day
8 of us went to Baci to celebrate Father's Day. We were seated promptly. The wait staff were efficient. A bottle of wine we wanted was not available, so our waiter suggested another bottle. It was a good substitute. Our dishes were nicely presented at the right temperature. Lamb was a little on the dry side. Other dishes- fish, steaks, pasta were all cooked perfectly and tasted very good.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food. Great outdoor seating. The inside is reslly cool with huge bar, chandeliers and nice details. It is loud inside , but in a good way. The bread would be better if it came with something - butter, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. My dinner was great - beef medallians wrapped in bacon mashed pototos with fresh salsa. Veggis and best yet an area of fresh pesto to dip every bite in. My hubby had rAck of lamb which was good as well. Worth going but make a reso as its really busy.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
While outside dining is our
While outside dining is our preference, the street noise at this location is very loud. Although it wasn't very busy, we had to ask for our server twice. Food was good but don't order the new savory salad unless you like very spicy chicken.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I were celebrating a Birthday and Bon Voyage luncheon at Baci Bistro and Bar in Pleasanton, CA. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The ambiance was beautiful. Kudos to Chef Russell for creating wonderful dishes and gorgeous desserts. I am definitely returning to try more dishes and recommend everyone to try the Baci experience.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
once again, great meal, great service. would recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal with someone special
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Calamari, BLTA and the Rigatoni with Alfredo sauce is incredible. Oh the bread is delicious too
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent
Baci continues to get better. Their food and service for our group of six was excellent.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, especially
Excellent food, especially enjoyed the Cesar salad, rack of lamb, and cioppino. Attentive service, nice atmosphere, good wine selection by the glass
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
You will love it here!
We love going here with friends or a romantic night out.
We have always had great service and delicious food.
Definitely try their desserts! So yummy!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
3x a charm
I've eaten at Baci three different times, with my group of girlfriends and with my husband on a date night, for example. Have had a great meal and the bar is really good, Enjoy the atmosphere, so comfortable yet relaxing.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time at Baci
We had a group of 6 women for lunch on a Saturday. We had excellent service and we all loved the food. Noise level was low and that was perfect as we had 2 seniors in our group who have a hard time when there is a lot of noise.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, outstanding service and one of my fave local spots!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night date night
Baci was great. It's on the spendy side but we enjoyed it. The service was great until after our apps arrived. There was a HUGE lull between having our apps and salad plates cleared and when our entrees arrived. In fact, we had just commented on the great service before that and guessed we jinxed it. Even after our entrees arrived the service never picked up. And when she did come by, her attitude had changed from pleasant and helpful to uppity, hurried, little eye contact. We basically had to tackle her for a glass of wine with our entree when we would have ordered before the entree to have it delivered on time for entree. We had to ask the manager/owner for the check and we had our card out waiting for them to speed it up. Still cute!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had pecan-crusted Chilean sea bass and it was prepared perfectly! I was able to change the starch from Mediterranean pasta to mushroom risotto with no problem. They are very accommodating!
Our server, Patrick, was awesome. He answered all our questions about the menu. He came by to check on us often, but was not intrusive. He offered a few wine suggestions, and we were even encouraged to have a sample taste of the suggested wine before committing. I opted to NOT go with the suggestion which was fine.
My fellow diners said their food was superb also. We will definitely return!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
We had a small family celebration here and found the food to be e cel lent as well as the service. It was a very nice venue for our party of 3, but might have been challenging for more than 5 or 6.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu selections. The
Great menu selections. The pecan-crusted chilean sea-bass was beyond delicious. Our server Patrick was knowledgeable, offered great suggestions from the menu, and was "always on it " in servicing our table. Great place to dine!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasanton's Best Italian
On a Saturday evening it was a little noisy at times, partly due to the background music that also makes the place good for a date. White tablecloths, a bar inside, tables inside arranged a little too tightly, some tables outside if you prefer to be ogled. Wine list is not extensive, but covers the basics. Salads were excellent, especially the unusual Field of Berries. The veal was tender, the pasta was cooked just right, and the veggie pesto was actually piled with vegetables (and not just small chopped pieces). The chocolate fondant cake dessert was a chocoholic's dream. Service was properly attentive, and no references to "you guys." This is my tenth Italian restaurant in Pleasanton, and (so far) there is none better.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Baci Bistro is Best
We loved Baci Bistro in Pleasanton. The cream of spinach soup was really delicious. The crab cakes were excellent. The grilled beet salad was also great. The Chicken and steak ribeye were wonderful. For Italian food in Pleasanton, this is a great place to eat. And the wine bottle prices were very reasonable.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect romantic birthday dinner!
Baci's was recommended for its ambiance and intimacy for our celebration. I ordered flowers through open table after booking my reservation online. The flowers were waiting on the table when we arrived and they were beautiful! From the moment we walked in the door, everything was special & perfect! Amanda, our waitress, was friendly & attentive and didn't hover over us. We never felt rushed. The menu was extensive enough but not limited or overwhelming. The food was fresh & hot! The champagne & wine were delicious. The desserts were equally as tasty. The prices were high but I expected that for Pleasanton. But our overall experience at Baci's was wonderful! Fabulous night! As a mom, this is not a kid friendly place and I was ok with that!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific lunch for four 70
Terrific lunch for four 70 year-old high school buddies re-uniting! Pleasant setting, great food & outstanding service.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost but not quite there
This restaurant was much smaller than expected. Essentially the bar area was the restaurant. Outdoor dining was on the sidewalk. The food and service were good. It was very noisy. We went for dinner there because it was within walking distance to the Firehouse Theater. I think I would go back there but for lunch rather than dinner.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely and romantic
Just what I was looking for and pleasantly surprised. Nicely done.. all around.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great, but a little noisy
Baci was wonderful. We took advantage of the $39 three course meal for two and loved it! The only thing that took away from the experience was the noise. the general level of noise sometimes got in the way of easy conversation .
On the whole, a great dining experience and we will be back!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A local gem
A special spot to spend an evening. The service is always great, the food delicious, and the ambience romantic. Feels as though you are truly in an European bistro or cafe. It also has outdoor seating with hear lamps and blankets. So inviting. Next time!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little spot
Always a great spot for meeting friends and enjoying wonderfully prepared meals. The wait staff is friendly and helfpul, too.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM