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Baci Bistro and Bar

4.3
393 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(925) 600-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Hughes
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Neal Street
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Parking details
Plenty of safe street parking within on block of our restaurant.
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Public transit
Plenty of taxi service and we can arrange larger professional shuttle buses locally for drop off and pick up.
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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, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 393 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.3
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4.0
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Went there with my wife for our anniversary, we were immediately greeted with a “happy anniversary”. Food was terrific and our service could not have been better. I had the rack of lamb and my wife had the crab encrusted fish, both were cooked to perfection. Made for a very nice evening out together.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always had a great experience but today it was different.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Although we've been here before for dinner and had drinks and appetizers at the bar, this is the first time we brought the whole family for dinner. Food was pretty good overall but somewhat pricey. Service was slow which was surprising as it was not that busy inside. My wine glass sat empty for quite a while and I had to ask for another glass. They were very nice though. The biggest surprise was the service charge on the bill. They did not say anything about it so it's a good thing my husband caught it - it was about 18%. We assumed that was instead of tipping so it was fine, just would have liked to know or been made aware when they brought the bill. I don't think I've been to a restaurant yet that does that so we weren't used to it being added to the bill. Overall, good but could have been better.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We love dining at Baci for any occasion but particularly chose Easter Sunday due to the beautiful weather that weekend. Unfortunately, we were seated outside without an umbrella in a very small table for the 3 of us. It was WAY too sunny a spot for a day time meal. Even our server stated that the placement of the table had been a bad idea! After a couple of requests, we were finally reseated but we were "scolded" by the hostess and the bus guy for NOT asking for an inside table on the OpenTable site. I didn't mind being outside but not in the direct sun! Learned a lesson about Baci but will still return since the food makes up for the silly scolding.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great birthday celebration for my husband!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was great. The service was great. The only thing is it is really hard to have a conversation because of the noise leve.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was mediocre and service was too slow. They must have changed chef recently. We have been there several times before, and it was always great, but it was not good this time. Mountains of raw spinach on every dish, and really slow service.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Thanks again for a great dinner! We had several different dishes between the 8 of us and we all seemed very happy with our choices. Loved the tiramisu and the cocktails!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Perfect drinks, cuisine, and service. Had a wonder evening celebrating my friend’s birthday.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Always great experience

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Been her over 25 times in the last 7 years!!! That’s a sign😊😊😊

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great dinner will go back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always friendly personal service from seasoned staff. New pasta primavera is outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Delicious meal, nice wine list. Good combination of small and larger dishes.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Baci is one of our favorite restaurants! Always good service and good food. We love sitting outside in the warm weather. Inside it is usually a bit too noisy, I don’t think there is a fix for this however, it’s the acoustics of the room.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Surprised my wife to dinner tonight for Valentine’s Day. We are locals and eat in several downtown Pleasanton restaurants.

Our dinner was going well until one of the servers spilled a hot cioppino soup on my brand new Erodi Pisano jacket and pants.

I know that accidents happen, but I was expecting someone to just say the word—“sorry.” The server did not apologize. He just said, “don’t worry, we will pay for dry cleaning.”

Really???

This was very disappointing as now I have to take my jacket to the cleaners and also totally ruined our Valentine’s evening. For this, I will not come back to Baci. I was not expecting for them to comp or discount my meal. All I wanted was an apology.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We made an early reservation to avoid the expected crowd for Valentine's day. We had to wait for almost 30 minutes before we were seated. Other than that initial annoyance, everything went smoothly. The menu had a good variety of choices, the service was professional and friendly and the quality of food and portions were very good.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

My wife and I had a pre-valentine dinner here. The food was excellent. The lobster ravioli was very good and the steak was just as good. You could not ask for better service and the restaurant was romantically lit. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Food was good, service was friendly. We will return

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a great dinner and the service was good. It has lovely atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

One year Anniversary

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good but the restaurant is a bit loud when you are having a conversation at your table. Overall the food was good and the evening enjoyable.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice place, friendly staff and good food—BUT pls stay away from the advertised “special” 2”powerhouse for $60, disappointing to get a 1/2” steak.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I had the rack of lamb...very good. My husband had the clam linguini and he said it was ok. My apple galette wasn't cooked long enough and it was served long after my husbands dessert.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I got together with some friends and this place was halfway in between us. The wine pour was generous and the appetizer was tasty. Loved the crusty bread. I ordered Chicken Milano. It was very tasty! It was a nice portion. I ended up taking some home. My friends stated that they liked their meals as well. We ordered dessert and had the almond tart with gelato. Nice tart and the gelato was yummy. Overall, a great meal!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

only one visit so prefer holding off on comments except to say the decor was pleasant-rustic Italian.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Front door host was dressed as if he were about to go out and wash his car. Somewhat disappointing for an otherwise classy restaurant.
First table they gave us was wobbly and unstable. They moved us to another which was OK.
Our server was nicely dressed, pleasant, and efficient. Ambiance quiet & comfortable.
Food was excellent. Presentation was great. Flavor was delicious.
We'd go back there any time.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

New ownership really elevated this place! Much more attention to the menu and service.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was great. Service wa below average. Noisy due to large group. Very slow to deliver mel. All other visits to this restaurant have been great. This evening must have been an exception.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service! We were seated 10 minutes early fr M our reservation time. Super friendly staff; excellent service; great wine selection and outdoor seating right in the heart of downtown Pleasanton.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

A decent Italian meal in a very cozy setting. Attentive service and wonderful ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, friendly waiters, best service, best margaritas on main, and beautifully decorated for the Holidays ❤️❤️❤️

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a great experience. Thank you

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Very consistent delicious food and great service. Lovely ambience. Festive and fun Full bar.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was really slow. But food excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We have made it a new tradition to meet our friends here for Christmas. It's the perfect blend of cozy and warm, but still very social. You can get hearty winter food, or eat light.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

I had family coming from far away and wanted to treat them to a nice Christmas experience at Baci! I asked for a window seat. We did NOT get one!
We were seated by the Christmas tree. The tree kept hitting the back of our heads. Having made a reservation I expected a much nicer table and one by
the window!! The service was not very good. They were busy, but being the Christmas season , the management should have staffed much better.
Our food took a long time to receive, at least 45 minutes maybe longer. Two of us had a BLT sandwich. One had a hamburger and one had pasta.
The hamburger was over-cooked. They asked for medium and it was well well done!! The person who had the pasta did not like and they received a very
small portion. The Sandwiches were good but the French fries were soggy. I have eaten at Baci’s before and had very good food and excellent service.
I will try this restaurant again, but never on a holiday and during the Christmas season.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Baci is a reliable spot for good Italian food. They have expanded their menu--there are now more meat and fish options in addition to the excellent pasta. Dessert was also excellent. My wife and I had three courses. My rack of lamb was perfectly cooked. The only minor disappointment was the soup of the day--chicken noodle--did not sound interesting. We had salads. Baci is energetic without being loud and elegant without being snooty. I highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Nice wine selection and tasty food. Small and intimate restaurant with great service. Accommodated special requests.

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2.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was not flavorful or hot. Service was slow even though not busy. Requests were accommodated so that was one plus.

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