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About Baci Bistro

Kailua"s popular Baci Bistro serves "European cuisine with an Italian flair". While chef Reza creates mouthwatering dishes, his partner, Bill, greets diners at the door while the whole staff contributes to the friendly, family flavor of the restaurant. Baci Bistro is rather intimate, with an old-world atmosphere reminiscent of Rome and Florence. Guest have the option of dining inside with its atrium setting, on the covered lanai, or at the food bar where they can sit and watch Chef Reza work his culinary magic.

30 Aulike St.
Kailua, HI 96734
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Daily: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

Cross Street:
Kuulei Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 262-7555

Website:
http://www.bacibistro.com/

Parking Details:
For lunch, guests use the public parking lot just behind the restaurant. For dinner there is a parking garage adjacent to the restaurant which is reserved for guests of Baci Bistro

Executive Chef:
Reza Azeri

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Baci Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Romantic (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 28, 2017

It is always best to make a reservation but it was super easy using opentable. It rained and we sat outside under the canopy and didn't get wet. The food is great they aren't afraid to season their dishes which is my biggest problems with Italian restaurants they are afraid of the flavors.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great ambiance. Chicken Picatta was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. My daughter ordered the gluten free pasta and loved it.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

As Always, the service is top notch and the food delicious. Affordable too. Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Ordered food (vongole, scampi, and tomato sauce spaghetti) was excellent, and on top today's special menu (salad) was like icing on the cake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent neighborhood walk up. Food was delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 6, 2017

We come here regularly, it has a charming atmosphere, with a friendly staff. Food is always good. When we have visitors, this is one of the places we bring them for a memorable meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Inviting neighborhood cafe with friendly attentive staff. Menu is not your typical spaghetti lasagna fare. Meal service was great. Atmosphere pleasant. Decor amusing. Note the nutcrackers. Offers if specials have good variety of pasta, sauces and fish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Fantastic experience! Best italian food we have ever had. The wait staff was incredibly attentive and helpful. Only negative was that there were no women working there - or at least no women visibly working there. Would have like to have seen female servers, too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

After enjoy some banter with our waitress who had a wonderful sense of humor my friend and I enjoyed a couple of cocktails. Everything was great with our excellent salads, but the main course of my dinner was disappointing. I ordered Vitello alla Baci and it was just not good. The veal itself was tough, leather in texture and had areas of gristle. The sauce was uninspiring and bland. The food did not measure up to the really good service. It's too bad, because I really wanted to like this place.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 26, 2017

One of the Best Italian restaurants in Hawaii. Food and service are both excellent. Went with a friend 2 weekends ago for dinner. Liked it so much that I went back last Sunday. They are consistently excellent in their food and service. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 23, 2017

The restaurant had lovely ambiance but we were sad we didn't get to sit on the patio. Our server was very knowledgable, efficient and pleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The service was excellent!! So was the food! The place is family friendly while being classy casual.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 10, 2017

It was very busy and the service suffered a little because of it. Overall a very good dining experience. The food was excellent, the service was pretty good but it is noisy on the inside.
I would go back and ask for an outside table.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 10, 2017

As always, excellent service and delicious cuisine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Our favorite Italian restaurant by far, anywhere, and always worth the drive over the Pali from Town. The food is delicious, the wine adequate, the outdoor seating charming, the cocktails delicious and the prices perfectly reasonable. When the Owner is greeting customers at the entrance, he always recognizes us and seats us himself. We hope that both he and the chef(s) continue as they are indefinitely, and we would certainly pay annual increased-cost-of-doing-business prices as long as they are open!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Very glad to have chosen this place. Well worth the drive from Honolulu. Lovely to be able to dine alfresco in March when one lives in Chicagoland. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 2, 2017

I have never had a bad meal here. I love this place, and everything about it. Parking is easy and everyone is so pleasant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Always a nice place for dinner. Menu has a good variety and there is an option for kids.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner at Baci's. Awesome waiter, delicious food, great wine & fabulous creme brûlée for dessert. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Seeing our Hawaiian relatives!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Food was great!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Service is excellent and the wait staff is very knowledgeable as to the food on the menu. We love this place! Food quality is always excellent

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Very consistent food and all of it is good. Professional servers and perfectly timed transitions of food. Staff works well together so the whole experience is memorable. Started w Brucetta and Caesar Salad. Great and a lot of food. I had grilled Salmon with pasta. Wow, so good. Worth a visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Third time eating here - another fantastic dining experience. Great Date location and place to take friends and family visiting the island.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Service was slow, got our cocktails before we even got water or bread. Waiter was a little odd. Had finished my first round and asked if he could make me a tequila and tonic. Rather than say yes or anything of that nature he slowly turns and whispers "tequila tonic " to himself. He didn't even inquire if my wife wanted another round before he ran off.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The service was great! The daily choices are a lot in addition to the menu. The patio is really great to eat dinner there. And the cheesecake is a must try!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We were seated outside in a crowded section (no option given on whether we wanted outside or inside) next to a planter box with a dying fern. The waiter was attentive and informative on the specials and very professional. For starters my husband ordered the mushroom soup which was a special and it was a greenish color, with no flavor. I ordered the lobster ravioli in a cream sauce. The sauce was so watery it splashed in the bowl it was served. No flavor, bland, bland. My husband had the gnocchi special, like eating thick glue. Terrible food for very special occasion.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Great food and value. Very authentic Italian and great casual and friendly atmosphere. Waiters are very friendly and great service. Awesome tasting dishes at reasonable price. I highly recommend the Restruant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2017

A hidden gem in kailua the food is always great!! Healthy homemade soups pastas and salads.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food is fresh and the pasta is always perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Baci Bistro has been a favorite for several years. We were back in Kailua for a visit and couldn't resist going back twice! Fantastic food and excellent service. Eat on the patio, if you can. Reminiscent of dining al fresco in Italy

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Great menu selection, great food, good service and excellent wine as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Went here for New Year's Eve. This is my second time and the food is always great. It is hard to get a table so you need to make reservations early. This is a friendly place where there is a local crowd as well as tourists. Bottom line is that this is one of best food values not just in Kailua but on the island.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2016

You need to dress light if you're eating at Baci. There is no a/c, because the front door is kept open. The owner refused to open the back door EVEN A LITTLE, despite customer requests and a dining room full of sweating guests. The food is pretty good, and our waiter was great! It's a shame... the extreme discomfort of sweating through our meal made it difficult to enjoy the food. Not a good experience at all!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2016

I reviewed this restaurant a few months ago after my first visit. Considering my experience during my 2nd visit, I would not change a word of my original review. Simply an outstanding place and a pleasure to dine here. I already have a 3rd reservation lined up for 2 weeks from now.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We went for Xmas dinner. The Branzino was the best fish I ever ate.
The lamb was also superb! These I believe were Xmas specials.
Love this place! The food is so awesome!
Chad our waiter was so personable, attentive and professional at the same time. Just great service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Manchester)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We were on Christmas vacation and wanted something special but comfortable. Baci Bistro met our needs perfectly. Great service, food was delicious. I will recommend it to friends visiting Oahu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Very good service, the waiter was amazing in comparison to other fine dining restaurants.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Food and service was all great! You won't regret eating here and price is reasonable.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Had the salmon salad at this Italian restaurant and the fish was moist, flavorful and even pleasantly crispy on the outside. For me, its been the best prepared salmon I have tasted. The Alfredo linguine had a lot of ingredients and was richly sauced. Sausage rigatoni flavorful, rich and satisfying. Server very friendly and personable. Overall, a beautiful, tasty and quaint restaurant that did not disappoint anyone. Bring coins for the metered parking lot and take the back entrance into the restaurant from the lot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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