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Baci Bistro and Bar, Pleasanton, CA
Baci Bistro and Bar, Pleasanton, CA
Baci Bistro and Bar, Pleasanton, CA
Baci Bistro and Bar, Pleasanton, CA
Baci Bistro and Bar, Pleasanton, CA

Baci Bistro and Bar

4.5
4.5
853 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

11:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:45 pm 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–9:45 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

What 853 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

846 Reviews
  1. Bob15

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Very good menu and wine list. The food was good and the service was excellent. However, very noisy.

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  2. loves2eatout

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice dinner for our anniversary. The food was good, though my husband ordered his steak cooked medium well, and it was more like medium rare. Also, the noise level was pretty high, and the tables crowded close together. However, we do enjoy this restaurant, and will likely be back.

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  3. DavidT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Large menu, but the dishes were prepared well. One seabass and one lamb shank. Will go again.

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  4. Demetrodon

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was pretty slow getting started. Waited a long time before getting a drink. Beat salad is pretty good. Halibut dish is nice but the rock fish was a bit disappointing.

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  5. Alisa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to this restaurant a few times, after we’ve been introduced to it from a neighbor. The food is a bit pricey, but the quality is amazing and the portions are decent. The service is always top notch and haven’t had a bad experience yet. It can get noisy in the evenings, so it can make it a bit hard for conversation, but overall a great experience. We don’t come here often, but definitely our place for birthday celebrations, anniversaries and other special occasions. I came here once for brunch, and loved their menu and would definitely come back more often, as you can enjoy their outdoor patio on a lovely sunny afternoon. This is definitely a restaurant to stop at if you’re ever in downtown Pleasanton or in the Tri-Valley area.

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  6. ChetanC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They gave us a table in a store next door because their main dining hall was full. When I asked about it, they mentioned I should have requested seating in the main room. It was my first visit to Baci and I had no idea. Not the experience I was expecting to celebrate my wife's birthday. Highly disappointed.

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  7. RayL

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very well done and the service was excellent.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent. We come back for special occasions, since it’s not particularly cheap, but it’s always worth it. We had great wine, the burger, the filet mignon, the Sea bass and shrimp Capallini. All great

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great ambiance and delectable food. Great experience!

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  10. James

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was fantastic! Our server Kyle was prompt, helpful, and extremely friendly. We will be back soon!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Love the atmosphere and food in this restaurant.

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  12. pcjr

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All food and beverages were excellent. Orders included the chicken picatta, beet salad, caesar salad, jumbo prawn scampi, chicken parm, and mixed organic salad. Drinks included Cadillac Margarita, whisky sour, and dirty martini. Service was good as well.

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  13. StephanieF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing - service was great. There was not an empty seat in the restaurant, so it was pretty noisy. But I will definitely be returning for dinner again soon!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were quite nice. There were five of us and we all different entrees and all were tasty.

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  15. RayP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sea Bass was outstanding with pesto risotto! Yum! Wasn't real pricey either.

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  16. Paula

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My salad was chopped chicken salad was wonderful and the wait staff were very helpful and attentive. My friend has a delicious omelet. Bread is fabulous!

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  17. Barbie

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. My new favorite Italian restaurant. So much variety that they do so well! They were busy on the holiday (New Years Day) and I appreciate that they were open for business. Kudos to the chef for putting out great food.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant did not have our reservation. Hostess blamed Open Table for not sending it to them. There was no room for us to eat in the restaurant with its beautiful ambiance and Christmas tree, which we were looking forward to. Instead, we were served in the pink tea room business next door which served as its overflow for the night. I’m glad we still got served on New Years Eve. Some in our party were very disappointed to not get the full value of the ambiance.

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  19. JaniceP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at Baci and we definitely would go back. We went because it was super dog friendly (they have a pup menu!) and the ambiance was very romantic.

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  20. CHRISTOPHERN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken picatta , is better pounded out a bit thinner more cappers and less juice mine was soupy . Angel hair lightens the dish and is more attractive.

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  21. DIONICIAR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a good experience. Outside dining was pleasurable cozy and warm. Service was good. Food was good.

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  22. JeanieR

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Menu choices are huge and always good. Unfortunately this a horribly noisy restaurant and it is inescapable unless you sit outside but impossible in the winter. I was celebrating my 79th bday, there was 6 of us and you couldn't hear anyone that wasn't right next to you. Normally the service is pretty good but not last night although the waiter and busboy were trying their absolute best, there probably just was not enough staff. Also it is reasonably priced especially considering the massive amount of choices. I would recommend it but this time of year is difficult at best.

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  23. DimpleS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely would like to see more vegetarian selections.

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  24. FitzCharn

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a great experience dining at Boci’s! It’s our go-to for a nice Italian meal.

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  25. KariAnn

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The venue was packed. There were 6 in our group, and we had to shout at one another for the duration of the dinner as it was SO loud you could not hear. The steak was served rare when we requested it be cooked to medium and had to send it back to the kitchen. The halibut was over cooked and dry. The 20% gratuity the restaurant automatically added did not live up to the subpar food or ambiance. Disappointed.

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  26. AndreaP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was very loud and tables are very close to each other with no proper space between them. Servers were not very warm.

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  27. debd

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband had asked for medium steak & it was overcooked & no flavor. His potatoes were also overcooked. His old fashion was ok. Overall my dinner was good. Had a coffee drink after with Kahlua & not sure there was any in there. We had Tiramisu for desert & that was good. It was definitely noisy & hard to hear. Not sure I would go back.

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  28. NancyJ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are very attentive and the food is delicious.

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  29. AndreaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you want a quiet dinner this isn't the place for you on a busy night. Food was good and service was great.

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  30. Rosie1

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food!!! Good service. Beautiful holiday decorations. Overall a very nice night out. Best chicken piccata I ever eaten

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  31. BrianD

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Baci is consistently one of the top 3 restaurants in Pleasanton. Portions are substantial without sacrificing quality, pricing remains reasonable, and the menu is extensive. Sidewalk seating is comfortable year round. Service is pleasant, attentive, and prompt. Highly recommend, but make reservations because its always busy, and for good reason.

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  32. DeedeeB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Baci never disappoints! Great food and service no matter what you order. We love this place!

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  33. Tafhdyd

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice dinner for a birthday. Good food and service. Noise was comfortable when we started but was louder as the restaurant filled up.

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  34. VincentY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good as was the service. But the noise level was a major distraction.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Margarita was huge but just margarita mix made my stomach hurts as I am pretty sure they forgot to add alcohol very disappointed as I had heard so much about the drinks

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here after a while. Then menu is better and has changed. The service is a amazing and the team is welcoming. Very knowledgeable on menu and recommendations.

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  37. Debb

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought friends for dinner last night and, as usual, excellent food, service and yummy drinks. We cannot wait to return.

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  38. Becker2015

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and customer service. Celebrate the birthday of our beloved friend.

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  39. WandaD

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent but the portions were to large for me

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  40. JillP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The petrale sole was previously frozen and really terrible

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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 853 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Baci Bistro and Bar

500 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Neal Street
  • Neighborhood
    Pleasanton
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:45 pm 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–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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