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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

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Special Occasion (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 14, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 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 January 1, 2018

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 30, 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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·Dined on December 29, 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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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a great experience. Thank you

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 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 17, 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 16, 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 9, 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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·Dined on December 9, 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 29, 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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·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 28, 2017

Would not go back. Ever.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 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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·Dined on October 24, 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 16, 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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·Dined on September 2, 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 8, 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 6, 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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We will be moving out of the area and will miss going to Baci Bistro. Don't miss a good meal, go to Baci and enjoy it all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

LOVE Baci Cafe! Right at the corner of Main Street and Neil Street in downtown Pleasanton, this is a wonderful spot, especially in good weather for outdoor dining. The food was wonderful, the server was very attentive, and we enjoyed visiting and the lovely Outdoor seating area. One of my favorite restaurants in Pleasanton!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I was meeting a friend for a business/friends night out dinner. I had requested a table that was in a cool area inside the restaurant because many seats are by the window & it was 105 outside. When I arrived I was greeted at the door and seated immediately at an awesome table that allowed us to see outside but was protected by a sun shade. As the sun set the shade was raised and we could people watch along Main Street. The drinks were good...I like a dry Grey Goose martini, up with a twist. It was perfect. Bread was delicious. I ordered the filet mignon...medium. It was slightly over cooked for my taste but was still pink in the middle and was tasty. There was a big group of people at a long table when we arrived so was quite noisy but got more pleasant when they left. We were never rushed and the service was wonderful.
All in all it was a great experience close to home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We had great service from Kyle at Baci. The food was excellent. I enjoyed the SF Chiopino.
The wine list is a bit weak, but there are some good wines.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We were there for a friend's birthday, and everything was great except the air conditioner wasn't working very good, and it was a very hot day! We were right by the thermostat, and it got to about 84 degrees in the restaurant. That was way too warm for as many people that were in there. I felt bad for the staff. I'm hoping that's not a normal thing with the air conditioner. If it is, they need to fix that! Otherwise, we had a fun time!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Excellent Italian! Was looking for a restaurant out of my area, and heard from friends that main street in Pleasanton had some gems. Came early to Happy Hour, and enjoyed the unique cocktails. Great date night! Candles, quiet ambiance, good wine and amazing pasta. Will definitely return, as we had a hard time deciding and want to try more things on the menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful graduation lunch with family. The service was good and the food was excellent! Everyone in our party was very satisfied!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Nice day. We ate outside however it would've been nice if it was a little bit warmer. It was a dreary day

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our waitress was awesome. I asked for something special and made it happen. Everyone makes you feel very welcomed.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Healthy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Baci is a reliable choice for a date or a special meal. The menu doesn't change much, but the food is excellent.

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