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Baci Bistro and Bar

4.5
4.5
694 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Baci (Kiss in Italian) is an exquisite Italian, Steak and Seafood jewel nestled in the heart of Historic Main Street Pleasanton. Baci is a special place where people come to enjoy great food in a classy causal setting. With an ambiance that is warm and exciting. If it is catering, dining, take out or delivery, our team of dedicated professionals are eager to serve you. We accept reservations of parties of five or more through Open Table and parties of four are less are welcome walk-ins. Please feel free to call us on approximate seating time wait if any for parties of four or less. 925-600-0600.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (925) 600-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Hughes

  • Catering

    Baci’s specializes in catering! We specialize in drop off and full service catering. Please contact us to discuss your catering theme and we will be happy to plan your event. We require a minimum order of $100 for catering. Catering prices mostly based on entree size portions. Pricing will be lower in many cases if ordering is made in the form of platters and chaffers. For example, our pasta and salads are priced as entrees. We can cut both prices per person if you order on platters and chaffers because each plated food portion would be less than ordering Ala carte.

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit our website to review the elegant Historical Main Street indoor dining and curb appeal. We cater select exclusive events giving your party the full service restaurant exclusively to yourselves. We plan out every detail in advance and can arrange our dining room to any theme you desire. Live bands can be added. Perfect for Corporate Parties, entertaining clients, Holliday Parties, and Wedding Rehearsal Dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Mike Hughes: (925) 984-5452

  • Neighborhood

    Pleasanton

  • Cross street

    Neal Street

  • Parking details

    Plenty of safe street parking within on block of our restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Plenty of taxi service and we can arrange larger professional shuttle buses locally for drop off and pick up.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment can be arranged with parties renting the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 694 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. G

    Geobear

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Variety, great service, prices a little high. I had the lamb shank and my wife had the scallops. All done to perfection
  2. AJ

    AidaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing and they have something for everyone!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good lunch!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I had the lobster ravioli and it was perfect and the beet salad! Both amazing. Service was great too.
  5. F

    Feisty

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have eaten here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. We ordered the creme brulee bread pudding and it was out of this world.
  6. SE

    StanE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I had the beef stroganoff. It was OK but the beef was in a quarter to half inch chunks which was kind of a turn off. I would order some thing different next time.
  7. TK

    TonyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was just like listed on the menu, and was delicious! The service was great...the staff is attentive and and very courteous. The only suggestion my husband and I would make is to put cushions on the benches...they are hard and not very comfortable.
  8. YO

    YolandaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent and the service was great. And a good selection of food as well.
  9. DE

    DEBBIEH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The waiter was horrible. I don’t think he said 5 words. Clearly hates his job.
  10. PB

    PatriciaB

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we have gone to this restaurant for brunch. The food and service are outstanding and this is an amazing restaurant. We will definitely be returning. Highly recommend Baci!
  11. R

    Resqgal

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this place! The service and food are outstanding.
  12. NH

    NancyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were great but it was so noisy that it was difficult to have a conversation with our friends. Perhaps it is better to sit outside.
  13. LA

    LADiner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 5 and had a lovely outdoor table. Great variety of food choices for everyone in our party. Reasonable alcohol pricing and great wine selection. Everyone was thrilled with the experience.
  14. RT

    ReedT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the food is excellent! Especially the cioppino. The ribeye was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The ravioli was spectacular! Great service!
  15. e

    erikp

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last time I was there, pre-pandemic, I felt rushed or hurried by the staff & wasn't sure I wanted to go back--I actually had another reservation nearby but cancelled because of the weather & decided it would be best to dine indoor-we met friends who were 1st timers to Pleasanton & they enjoyed downtown Pleasanton as well as the food and dining experience here. I'm glad I decided to go back & give Baci another try. The food was excellent and a good time was had by all.
  16. S

    Sourdough

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had the Cajun Jambalaya. It was fantastic. The Beet Salad was also very good.
  17. EB

    EvaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat outside and the accordion player was a nice touch, but hard to have a conversation.
  18. T

    Tahoelvrs

    San Francisco

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were disappointed in our experience at Baci’s during this visit. We had enjoyed Baci’s in the past and wanted to choose a restaurant downtown with our party of 9 for a 70th birthday celebration. This time several entrees (clam linguini, chicken piccata and lobster ravioli with prawns) were extremely salty and the prawns were over cooked and chewy. The lobster ravioli looked like they were cooked out of a package from Costco. The sea bass and calamari dishes were good. The noise level inside the restaurant made it extremely difficult to hear people at our own table. The servers were not particularly helpful or friendly and we had to find a waiter to ask for water refills many times. No birthday dessert was offered and the server removed the itemized bill (that had the automatic 20% gratuity on it) when he brought back the charge slip that only had the total and a blank tip line. If we had not noticed that the gratuity had already been included in the total, we would have double tipped the server. The highlight of our evening was the sour dough bread.
  19. LL

    LauraL

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting with cousins and old friends
  20. R

    Rockafilly

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar for dinner and loved it. Matt was fabulous! Best martini I've had in a long time. This place is a true treat. We love it.
  21. M

    Margaret

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our first time there. Food and service was excellent
  22. ND

    NathanielD

    Birmingham

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a wonderful time.
  23. OP

    OPINA

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baci always delivers with the lobster ravioli. The service is very welcoming its like being at home.
  24. D

    Dryden1630

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    our seafood entries were delicious. they were very large portions so though they are expensive you do get a lot for it.
  25. YZ

    YanmingZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Average service. There were some flies flying around my table that day which was totally unacceptable.
  26. AG

    AudreyG

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and service at Baci's is always great. We usually sit outside but it was windy so we sat inside. Everything was great except we had a pesky fly buzzing around. I had the rack of lamb and it was excellent, so was my pomegranate martini! We go to Baci's a lot, we highly recommend it.
  27. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Unfortunately our meals were not up to par dry fish and acidic sauce not cheap for the quality
  28. D

    Debb

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service here and friendly owners and staff. We drive from Walnut Creek area to go to Baci a few times each month and bring new friends. They all love it!
  29. p

    pcjr

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was all excellent. Table had Rack of LAmb, Ribeye steak, Bolognese and spaghetti and prawns. Service was a bit slow as we were there at peak time. Overall a good experience and would recommend.
  30. s

    shakennotstirred

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We’re from out of town and decided to stop in. They were very busy so service was a bit off but what we ordered was delicious
  31. JH

    JeffH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was pretty good. Service was unattentive and simoke things like getting bill receiot and returning credit card took 10 minutes after card was charged.
  32. R

    Rockafilly

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local Italian restaurant! Kyle was our waiter and he was just superb! We will definitely dine at Baci Bistro again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is nothing short of amazing, and the staff was incredibly professional and kind. I will be back again soon.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to place for Sunday brunch and now for special occasion dinners. The food is consistently good and the service excellent. The menu will have something for everyone’s taste. Good craft drink list and nice wine list. A full house in the evening can get noisy inside, but the sidewalk seating is always pleasant(on)!
  35. TA

    ThomasA

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very pleasant experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kyle our server was excellent. Knew his stuff and his recommendations were spot on. There was a street performer across the street that was a bit loud and did not sound right for dining. He need not be there. Their regular outdoor music was on vacation and this guy was playing for tips. Was hard to listen to the beautiful music Baci was providing with the noise coming from the guy across the street. All in all with the exception of the “musician” across the street - wonderful dining experience. We will be back!
  37. DH

    DanaH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love this place- food and service is great. It does get VERY noisy inside. Hard to have a conversation with those just inches away from you in your own party.
  38. GB

    GailB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We got there early 5:00 nice and quiet. There were four ladies and we split salads and entree...presentation and food was excellent. Definitely will go again.
  39. SA

    SumitAnand

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    If it's authentic italian food that you desire then look no further. The food was cooked to perfection from the appetizers to the main entree. a bit on the pricey side in comparison to the portion size but very good nonetheless.
  40. DP

    DanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent as usual. Food is always so fresh and well prepared with wonderful flavors.. The presentations of the food on the plates is always well done also. We were there for lunch and ordered the Crispy Buttermilk Fried Calamari as a starter and it was delicious....very tender and tasty. As entrees we ordered the Blackened Rockfish and the Chicken Milano which were superb. We have always enjoyed Baci Bistro & Bar because of the food's consistency in quality and excellent service. It also has a nice ambience.

FAQs

Baci Bistro and Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Baci Bistro and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 600-0600.

Baci Bistro and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Baci Bistro and Bar

500 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Neal Street

  • Neighborhood

    Pleasanton

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of safe street parking within on block of our restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Plenty of taxi service and we can arrange larger professional shuttle buses locally for drop off and pick up.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Hughes

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment can be arranged with parties renting the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (925) 600-0600

  • Catering

    Baci’s specializes in catering! We specialize in drop off and full service catering. Please contact us to discuss your catering theme and we will be happy to plan your event. We require a minimum order of $100 for catering. Catering prices mostly based on entree size portions. Pricing will be lower in many cases if ordering is made in the form of platters and chaffers. For example, our pasta and salads are priced as entrees. We can cut both prices per person if you order on platters and chaffers because each plated food portion would be less than ordering Ala carte.

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit our website to review the elegant Historical Main Street indoor dining and curb appeal. We cater select exclusive events giving your party the full service restaurant exclusively to yourselves. We plan out every detail in advance and can arrange our dining room to any theme you desire. Live bands can be added. Perfect for Corporate Parties, entertaining clients, Holliday Parties, and Wedding Rehearsal Dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Mike Hughes: (925) 984-5452

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