Baci Cafe & Wine Bar
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar

Baci Cafe & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bacicafeandwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 7074338111
  • 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 WinnerItalian
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (103)neighborhood gem (89)notable wine list (78)special occasion (74)good for groups (46)romantic (38)hot spot (30)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Quiet Table
    2Diners
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I reserved a quiet table for 2 where we could hear each other. The greeter said that they had a special table for us in one corner where we could sit next to each other at a round table. It was perfect!. Food wand wines were excellent. We will return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Food & Great Fun
    LinguinePattiVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I was brought up on my Italian Grandmothers cooking-most Italian restaurants simply dont compare. Baci's was remarkable for the quality of food!! and... we had great fun here! We will absolutely return! Its a busy place- make reservations! Consider the specials--they were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian
    OneWorld
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The restaurant was located in a former feed mill and the roof beams were still visible. It was quite attractively decorated. Service was good, but not stuffy. Theme was Italian with Primi, Secondi, etc. courses available. The veal shank was excellent. I had a special gnocchi with pulled veal that was OK but sadly not amazing. Food was fresh and attractively presented. Prices on the food and wine menus were OK for the area. Many locals seemed to frequent the restaurant, which is always a good sign in a touristy area. I recommend reservations if you plan to visit. I would not hesitate to stop here again during a future visit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    Aguyfromatlanta
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    From the moment we were greeted until we walked out, we were treated like regulars even though this was our first time dining here. Baci was recommended by another diner who had just eaten here, and she suggested the veal. We both had veal but different dishes, and it was out of this world! They have an impressive wine list and spent much time helping us with our pairings. You cannot go wrong dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful night out
    SouthcityCAVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    A very popular and busy restaurant, which can be loud at times with people enjoying themselves! Request to be seated in the smaller room to the right (next to the bar) which is quieter. Service is very polite, attentive, and quick. Their food is delicious, and prepared to perfection. Try the gelato sampler of 4 tiny gelato cones (flavors for you to select) as the perfect way to end a great meal. Large, free parking lot only a block away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely restaurant
    WineOVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food, wine and service were great. The ravioli special was delicious. Our second time to eat here on our visit to Healdsburg. Only issue was a table next to us with 2 small children under the age of two. This isn't a place for children.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - lacks ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had the Carpaccio that was excellent. The Tri-Colora salad was overdressed. Then we for our entrée the pasta with the best bolonese sauce wcwe. Our waiter, Michael was not personable in the least but efficient enough, seemed to us that he was not that happy to be there. My suggestion would to be add White Paper on top of tables to add a brighter look to the space and make it look more special. Otherwise, we enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 81 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 564 reviews are from the Baci Cafe & Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • If it wasn't so loud, it would be !
    ESP3501VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I always love Baci. I love the staff, the food, the local scene. I despise the noise level. I have been there just as a 2some and we can barely talk to each other. The servers have to yell! How I wish they would do something to minimize the hard surfaces and make it somewhat easier. Then it would be simply divine!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baci note
    lauretta
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Baci Cafe & Wine Bar. We were visiting Healdsburg and asked around for recommendations for dinner. Several people told us about Baci. They were right. The food is delicious and the service is great. I would recommend it to my friends and anyone else who asks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie fun Italian Style!
    TGIFfriends
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    As others mentioned, the noise level is exuberant. Oh, the food! Farm fresh, organic, creatively and thoughtfully presented, and perfect portions. The family effort and chef special touches throughout all our dishes were notable. We had the beet salad, burrata, gnocchi with short ribs in red wine reduction and the bolognese. The chocolate flourless decadence and really, really good coffee finished the meal. Looking forward to a return visit soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Great Place to Dine
    KimandBarbara
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Whenever we are in Healdsburg we ALWAYS eat at Baci. The blood orange salad dressing is fantastic. Short ribs are great. If they have the Cioppino, be sure to order it.....wonderful! Lizbeth and her husband (the chef) are really friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seasonal creativity!
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    On Monday night of this week I had my usual night out at Baci and enjoyed the fresh fish. Then I read my e mail on Thursday and noticed that Baci had added some new specials to the menu! So, for the second time in a week I treated myself to supper out. The mais al forno turned out to be well worth the trip. Fresh corn, herbs, roasted in the horno oven. I'm sold! One of the best parts of the meal is having leftovers for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding anniversary dinner
    Luigi
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My bride and I celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary at Baci Cafe and Wine Bar. We've enjoyed delicious meals at Baci before, so it was easy to decide to celebrate there. The staff greeted us with a warm welcome and the evening progressed nicely from there on. We shared a delicious beet salad and decided (maybe we've grown closer over the years) to both order one of the specials of the day, the Petrole sole stuffed with crab. It was delicious. The restaurant honored the occasion with a complimentary serving of tiramisu. Lovely evening, delicious meal and delightful server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful fresh food and sauces
    tiramisu
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had the seafood risotto with sun dried tomato, shrimp, scallops & calamari. It was luscious. I highly recommend it. My husband had the chicken breasts with polenta. The polenta was good and the sauce on the chicken was so tasty I had to use the bread to mop it up and get every last bit. Both dishes were well worth the price. My favorite dessert is tiramisu so I took an order home to eat when I wasn't stuffed. It was ok. The taste was good but the balance of mascarpone to lady finger was way off. Over half of the dessert was mascarpone, too much fluff, not enough cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites in Healdsburg
    SNLocal
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    There is much to love about Baci.. the service is professional yet maintains a warmth that is so welcoming. I always notice that the staff is smiling as the move thru the restaurant. The menu is loaded with dishes that highlight fresh, local ingredients and creatively honors it's deep italian roots. We just love eating here! On this celebratory visit, the bolognese was superb but the house made gnocchi was the star of the table. Looking forward to next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We always have loved Baci. The food is delicious and the weekend specials were wonderful! Lisbeth and Shari make everyone feel welcome, and the entire staff is knowledgeable and gracious. John recommended some great wines. We recommend Baci to all who visit Healdsburg!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything I had hoped for
    Steamboatdiner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The place was packed as expected. The menu was impressive and our food exceeded our expectations. We had a lovely table for two that was reserved for us. The food was only outdone by the service. The manager, servers assistant and specifically Lauren did a great job in making us feel welcome and showing us a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, great Italian
    MitchTheFoodSnitchVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Phenomenal with large group (8)...kudos to John, sommelier!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Baci Cafe - Birthday Dinner!
    Dave
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Was looking for an italian restaurant in the Healdsburg area and happened to find this on yelp, had good reviews so decided to try it for our son's birthday, right away they remembered I had said it was his birthday! That was Great! most places forget. The service was fantastic, food was also fantastic I had the lamb shank which was perfectly cooked. It was alittle loud but then again the place was really busy...Friday nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of many
    DrmickjrVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Baci is one of many very good to excellent restaurants in Healdsburg. The wine list excels too, with many local wines, some of which are generally not found on restaurant wine lists. Plus, equally important, the markup over retail is very reasonable, to the extent that it makes more economic sense to buy wine at the restaurant than bring your own and pay the corkage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The wine list was mainly local to Healdsburg and the pasta was outstanding. We saw the head chef socializing with numerous customers during our meal. Our group had a great time from the first sip of wine through desert!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner at Baci Cafe
    slojim
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My wife and I went to Baci Cafe & Wine Bar for dinner during a recent visit to the Healdsburg area. We started with a beef carpaccio starter and then followed with a beet salad. Both were excellent. Our main courses, mine was steak, were also very good. Most impressive was the sommelier. He asked what type of wine we wanted and we told him zinfandel. He then asked whether we wanted a more traditional medium bodied well balanced dinner wine or a new style big bold wine. We told him we wanted the traditional bordeaux style wine. He suggests 2 wines on the list as particularly good. One we know well as we have been drinking it for 30+ years. We tried his second suggestion. Fantastic. Great wine, great meal.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Glen
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We were a little disappointed with food and service at this Italian style restaurant. But, then it was just the two of us. Seems the restaurant is more geared to large groups, and the large tables were mainly locals having a great time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food Every Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We've come here three times and every time the food and service are amazing. We've come as a group and can have fun, laugh and talk without feeling like we have to keep it down and I've also come with just my husband and we had a nice relaxing, romantic dinner. We love Baci and would like to come here every time we're in the Healdsburg area.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was great, waitress knowledgeable and helpful. Had the greatest 'spring' ravioli that I wish I could make at home. Nicesize portions. Was aeto get in early even tho very busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible
    HeathVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here in our last night in Healdsburg. We walked in around 7:15 and the place was packed. They were very accommodating and we only waited a few minutes to be seated. I had the Al Forno which was decadent and my husband had the spaghetti with meat sauce. The service was awesome. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    6CCKs
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We had this restaurants food at wine country events and loved it and the chef. We were disappointed that the service was extremely slow. The food was ok but not outstanding. Salad was expensive but was not enough. Probably won't return on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Baci
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Very expensive for the area, but good food. We enjoyed the timing of service. Each course served precisely as the previous one was finished.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Goodfoodies
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Enjoyed the food and our knowledgeable server. We were able to bring our own wine with $15 corkage fee (ok as long as it's not on their list). Dinners and dessert were terrific, and our daughter's wood-fired cheese pizza was devoured! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    The food choice and taste was great but the service was the worst that I have had in many years. First time I can recall only tipping 10 percent after it took 15 minutes to get the bill and there was no apology for the delay.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go To Baci Cafe & Wine Bar
    Brick
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Wonderful food....good service...lots of friendly locals & visitors. Noise level a bit high, but not bad. Lovely wine list.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic
    edie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We went during Spring Break, so the restaurant was very busy at that time. My kids had the Gnocchi alla Bolognese, and I had the Osso bucco. All entrees were delicious. The owner/server is from Italy. He and his wife take pride in their authentic dishes. They were extremely friendly and the service was superb!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistantly good quality food
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We took some friends visiting from Canada along with a few other friends and had a great meal, great time. Always a favorite spot with diverse enough menu that makes everyone happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kick off to the weekend
    TM100777
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food and wine were great. The server was outstanding. Just wish some of the other diners were more considerate. It was way too loud.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual Italian restaurant
    KickBackRanch
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Wine list filled with local wines and Italian wines. Attentive wait staff, Extensive menu. Specials of the day were mouthwatering and delicious. Tiramisu was delicious. Can't wait to visit Baci again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and inviting, food fantastic.
    MeekoB94501VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I've never seen so many veal dishes on a single menu! Yum! Over all great place. Will definitely return as we visit Healdsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st night in Healdsburg
    CPike
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Great meal after day in vineyards. Lobster ravioli is outstanding. Other pasta dishes very tasty and plentiful in the bowl. Wine list contains some local, smaller wineries which was nice treat. Leave room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    sonomastanVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Enjoy a lovely Italian dinner with much to choose from. A surprisingly moderate priced wine list compliments the meal. The wood burning oven is put to good use.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find in downtown healdsburt
    JohnHVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My family and I just love going to Baci. Everything is well-prepared, the service is impeccable and it's really a treat. They are great at substitutions, food aversions, diet preferences, etc. Always eager to please. Try the pizza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The owners are warm and inviting;
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The owners are warm and inviting; the chef owner makes visits to the table and hsi wife does an outstanding job of scheduling and seating in the busy restaurant. Food, while getting more expensive, is very tasty, w a large menu. Recommended Healdsburg gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate