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About Baci Bistro and Bar

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.

500 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Neal Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 600-0600

Website:
http://www.bacibistroandbar.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment can be arranged with parties renting the restaurant.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Hughes

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

Baci Bistro and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One year Anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a great experience. Thank you

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food in a quaint restaurant with a mom and pop feel. I highly recommend saving room for dessert!

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything was fine, but we were left with the impression that things were on auto-pilot. Water glasses were left empty until we asked, the crab cakes were very nice, but plated with far too much mayonnaise.

A robotic ambiance -- nothing was wrong -- yet nothing was right.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My friend and I ordered the Greek salad. I think it was missing several of the ingredients that were described in the menu..... blistered vegetables, aged balsamic, red onion, cucumber, tomato, were missing or if they were present they were so small or so few that we did not see or taste them. The atmosphere was great though for two friends that had not seen each other for months. The wait staff was attentive and did not try to rush us.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food service was incredibly slow (took 30 minutes to get our main) with no updates at all from the server. Very disappointing experience from an otherwise good place in previous dining visits

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I would have given the restaurant 5 stars, but my friend and I ordered the same French toast, and one of her pieces was probably the smallest, last piece they had.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Would not go back. Ever.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was awesome.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My pasta was over cooked. It was way too soft.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food and service were good. Took more that 45 minutes to get food to our table.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Baci never disappoints, and this time was no different! They had two specials on the menu (lamb shank and beef stroganoff) - my friend and I ordered both and they were fantastic! Not to mention the dessert (fresh pastry) and the Pinot! Just to make the experience even more perfect, our server, who I've seen every time I've been there, was very attentive and helpful. LOVE BACI!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was great and waiter recommendations were on point. Service was fast, we were there closer to closing time so it was not very busy, and the service was great. Ample wine selection and average beer options. I had something similar to a Blackened Chicken Florentine but with red peppers that was really good, and the Bolognese was good as well.
Overall, really good meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with out of town guests the last evening before their departure. They were very impressed with the flexibility of the restaurant and staff to make several modifications to their meal. The food was really outstanding - all four of us had something different from the menu and they were all really delicious. We also enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and dessert. It was a return visit to Baci for me and my husband and we commented that it was really the best food we've had from our previous visits. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I highly recommend their 3 course dinner option as we found it to be an excellent value. The food was delicious from start to finish and we couldn't have been more pleased to find such a great local restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was good, but a bit pricey. My friend had a hard time eating her sandwich because it was so thick and difficult to handle.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We arrived late in the evening and the restaurant graciously welcomed us and made us feel comfortable. Our bottle of Zin was priced reasonably and the service was excellent. I ordered nut encrusted Sea Bass and it was excellent. The Scampi and the Rockfish were only fair but the ambiance was very nice. I would recommend Baci's.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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