Baci Bistro and Bar

4.5
500 reviews
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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RS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for groups and very good / attentive service.

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SY
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a large group of 10 women. The service was excellent and we enjoyed to food.

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RG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my and my daughter's bday at Baci - food was delicious and they beautifully accommodated my mom who is in a wheelchair.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I received a bill for $377.97.
I left an $80.00 Tip.
When I got home I noticed that the restaurant had already included a service charge of $53.36 which was 18% of the food cost.
I would now like to get my excess tip back' please.
The restaurant should advise customers of this.

Withbert Payne

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

There was only one waiter and the restaurant was full. Service was good but slow.

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OT
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice vibe and good food.

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CM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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TW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated a friends’ birthday at Baci Bistro and Bar. We received excellent service, drinks and food! Had a great time!

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good to excellent. The lamb shank was outstanding. It took quite a while to get our food. we had to get to a play at 7 pm and our reservation was at 5:30 pm. We barely made it. Service was good but a little sow.

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J
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Baci Bistro and Bar and it was a great experience overall. It was a quiet yet lovely spot (it was a rainy Tuesday at lunch so I am sure other times would be busier and nosier) and the food was very tasty. The wait staff was attentive and courteous - all in all a very very good experience and I will definitely return.

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WH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was tasty, but too noisy. We were hoping to have an intimate dinner but it was so loud we had difficulty having a conversation. We will not go back.

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S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my Dad's 88th b-day. When we arrived it was extremely noisy due in part to a large party in the middle of the dining room. While considering the alternative of outdoors on a chilly afternoon, the waitstaff immediately offered to make it warm and comfy. He set us up between two outdoor heaters and brought out 4 large blankets to take the chill off. Turned out to be a perfect solution and we enjoyed a nice lunch with good food and good service.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is fantastic, food amazing and a super fun upbeat atmosphere!

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wheelchair friend with us...a really tight fit. I don’t recommend trying it. The service, though, was excellent and the food was good. We all had lunch entries. I had the BLTA...bacon, lettuce, tomato and avacado. It was quite fresh and tasty. My husband had the chicken salad. He really liked the dressing. We tried some dessert. I had molten chocolate cake with ice creme. It was killer. All in all, it was a nice experience.

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T
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent cioppino with nice variety of seafood. Rack of lamb was perfectly done to requested pink middle. Nice selection of wine by the glass.

Service personnel were all friendly and accommodating

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F
Adelaide / SA
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Website menu was cheaper then the actual menu. One might call that a bait and switch or it just might be laziness on the restaurant' part, i.e. not updating the website menu.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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d
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Baci and go on a fairly regular basis. Tara is the best bartender and server. Really cute homey ambiance where you feel like family.

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QA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance with delicious food! My boyfriend and I had a nice time!

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DR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was extremely slow but great food

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T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety of food to accommodate any taste buds, friendly service, wilingl to change things up to meet your dietary needs, and food is excellent !

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ST
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The last 2 times I have been to Saturday brunch, the service and food have been excellent.

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ST
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was very nice! Bottomless mimosa, fried egg avocado toast,both yummy!

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O
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My first visit to Baci was very enjoyable. The most important thing is that the food was excellent and obviously freshly prepared for our table. The entrees we're so generous in size that we had to pass on dessert, something I don't do often. We were well taken care of by the wait staff. The bread was fresh and tasty. A delightful lunch experience at Baci.

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LM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Get the gnocchii

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RO
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Too noisy, but food was great and service exceptional

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J
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our 2nd date at Baci. We arrived 15 mins early and were seated 30 mins after our 7pm reservation time. Bar service and drinks are excellent. Martini was strong and a Moscow Mule was good, Pecan crusted sea bass was phenomenal as were the chili prawns and walnut nocci.

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KD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The server did not write down our order, which resulted in the wrong salad and missing appetizer.

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j
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Pleasanton. The staff are always wonderful and of course, the food is amazing.
Only concern is the noise level; hard to have a quiet conversation although this does not deter me from returning time and time again.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating birthdays

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JC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Incredibly poor service for our table trying to get to theater performance- arrived 2 hours before performance with hostess acknowledging our timeline. Blackened rockfish with horrid, rushed spices, placed on crunchy uncooked risotto and rack of lamb burnt on outside, raw on inside after 12 minutes with others having food, bartender is also waiter so ordering drinks delays service of essential food items, manager horrible customer service and didn’t live up to food credit promise . RUN from this place.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The noise level was really high but that could have been for all the holiday parties. Food was very tasty - fresh ingredients. Our table was right in front oof a live Christmas tree. Nice.

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and beverage service. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good spot. Good, service, room, all good

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D
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommended this place to my boss for our Christmas luncheon. She was very impressed with the service, food, ambiance, and charm of this Italian restaurant. The menu had some unique items and everything we ordered was packed with flavor and a high level of detail in the presentation that wowed us with each plate. Absolutely 5 stars for Baci! Thank you for a wonderful time!

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t
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love going to Baci Bistro. Service was slow and was rewarded for the wait with a wonderful meal and dessert.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. Actually really amazing food. Superior wind list, wonderful ambiance and friendly professional service. They do everything right!

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D
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The food and service was great, but the noise level was unacceptable. Couldn’t even talk to the person next to you unless you were yelling. I ended up with a headache and exhausted. I’m sorry, but I couldn’t recommend Baci Bistro without warning them about the noise level.

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BL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We have been going there for a "Christmas" lunch for many years. We live in San Jose and the other couple live in Oakdale, so it is a nice half way location for us.The food was delicious yesterday! the Desserts were terrific. Lots of good choices!
But.....the service was very slow. You really needed another server on for that many people in the restaurant. Big groups take a lot of time and you had 2 big groups when we were there.
Our waiter was very pleasant, but you could tell he needed help!

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