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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (14)
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Special Occasion (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Casual (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My roommate and I have lived in Kailua 6 months now and finally tried this place out. We absolutely loved it! We were seated at an outdoor table on the adorable patio and were promptly greeted with bread and water. Our server took our drink order and read us the specials and we loved our selections of the burrata, truffle gnocchi and chicken piccata. The wine list allowed us to properly dine and even finish with an italian coffee. We will absolutely be back. 10/10 would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always very good food and service!
The best home town non fast food restaurant ‼️

Tags: Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Once again Baci has lived up to it's reputation. Fabulous food, great service, nice atmosphere and wonderful desserts...although we always get the cheesecake. We have never has a so-so meal here. The scallops were wonderful. Although I wish there had been more than 3.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food‼️Jeff was an incredible server!
Always great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We always go to Baci when there is a special occasion and we also try to go every chance we get. We have been served great food with outstanding service. The experience is totally assume!!! I leave wanting to go back very very soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Baci is a really nice venue. It was super noisy but to be expected because of the setting. It seemed as though we were somewhat rushed, which was unnecessary. The waiter warmed up after a while when he realized that we were local and just wanted to chill a bit. We wanted to visit without the rush.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best restaurant in Kailua. Cozy comfortable and nice ambiance. The food is amazing and the service is outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Get the homemade cheese cake and calamari steak!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Get the New York steak if it's available. Awesome

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The place was really nice and clean. When we first walked in nobody was there to great us and they were other guest also wondering where to go or who to talk to to get a table. I had made a reservation so out table was ready right away that is a plus. The food was amazing, had a lot of wine selections and the service was nice and attentive. They discounted our dessert because it was my birthday so that made it a even better experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was a very busy Friday night so we did not get seated until about 8pm. We received bread and water right away but it took quite awhile to receive menus from our waiter. I ordered my favorite pasta dish-lobster ravioli with cream sauce which is usually delicious but my sauce was very soupy. My husband had the spinach ravioli special which was excellent. It was also very loud inside this particular evening. Still one of my favorite places in Kailua so we will be back again. Maybe this was just an off night.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Another wonderful evening at Baci Bistro. We are always well cared for, the food is tantalizing, and the ambiance delightful. Mahalo Bill and the staff!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Consistent and quality Italian food. A restaurant you can hear your conversation. Attentive and professional service. A repeat dinner place for the Kailua neighborhood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Exceptional service and culinary skills. We love this gem of a restaurant!

I want to give a shout out to all the staff! They are always advocating for their guests! The hospitality at Baci is wonderful!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had a really nice meal here. My husband had the lamb shank-he said he loved it, very tender. I had the truffle gnocchi. Both meals were on the specials menu. We sat on the patio, very quiet, nice ambiance. We had dessert too-tiramusu and cheesecake. Also superb. We just had a great time and the food and service were terrific.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food and service! It was a beautiful night and we ate outside.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We dine at Bachi about 4 times a year as it stretches our budget a bit. Every time we go it impresses us. It is definitely the best restaurant in Kailua/ Kaneohe hands down. Once again it did not disappoint. Every item from pre-dinner drinks to appetizers (brochette) , soup, main course (lamb and salmon), and dessert (Marscapone cheesecake and Espresso gellato) was just perfect. It is hard to get everything right, and Bachi seems to get it right every time. The service is very good, the atmosphere relaxed. Inside and outdoor seating is a little crowded and indoors can be noisy depending where you are seated, but more often than not it is not a problem, and I am sensitive to noise.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food and wine were great! My brother visited for the first time and was happy to find out they do delivery as well. The wine list is great and has some Italian favorites.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always fabulous food and service from Bryan was top notch. I made a reservation and requested outside but it was busy so we were seated at a table right near the hostess area. That was not fun. All in all Baci is one of the most consistent and best places to eat in Kailua!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Nice neighborhood setting and quality Italian food. B

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Exceptional food and service, made this a very special occasion indeed. I look forward to returning again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Really nice evening. It is local, good, and friendly.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service
Good food. The chicken piccata and salmon special were delicious.
The noise level can be high, as they have a small seating area.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere was pretty good. It's a cute restaurant the food was beautiful. Sadly, I wouldn't go back however for two reasons; it was hot, and there were a bunch of gnats and mosquitos. They did have air conditioning, so I don't understand why it was so warm. To be honest, I'm particular irritated by those things. Maybe because they keep the door open, so critters can wander in.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

It was a great place with nice Ambiance , conversation friendly , good food and excellent service . Highly recommend to orherev

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Loved everything. It's very delicious! We've been here multiple times and keep going back. It can be really busy so I highly recommend making a reservation.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

A very enjoyable "neighborhood" setting with excellent Italian cuisine, along with a decent wine selection. Friendly attentive wait staff, and great flan dessert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Love this place. Will cook whatever you want as it is all to order. We are vegan and they made us some great food. Go Go Go.

Tags: Vegan
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always amazing! Food is great and the servers are always so knowledgeable!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent as always!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We always love Baci for special occasions. you don't need a special occasion but it is special. Everything is so fresh and you can tell home made. delicious always. go there often :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Very disappointing evening for us, especially since we made reservations a month ago. We were seated outside, which was not comfortable for a few in my party, including my 90 year father. We waited for 15 minutes before water was brought to the table and the waiter took our drink order. Then, a full glass of water was spilled on my cousin by the staff, necessitating a change in the table linens. During the meal, the water glasses were not filled often, and we had to ask for more water several times. Considering the humidity and heat, this was annoying. The meal took over two hours, and many of us didn't want dessert at the end. We just wanted to leave. One favorable note, the food was good and reasonably priced. However, we probably will not make the 40 min trip to this restaurant during future visits to Honolulu. This is the first time I have written a negative review.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We had a fabulous birthday dinner there! The lobster ravioli and cheesecake is always amazing. The opakapaka was also delicious and the service is great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The food, as always, was delicious and savory! Ryan, our server, was excellent and attentive to our needs. The ambiance is cozy and intimate, yet relaxed. I highly recommend Baci Bistro if you're in Kailua.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Our waiter gave excellent suggestions! The lobster ravioli was so delicious and really tasted homemade! The beet salad that was a special was very refreshing and our waiters recommendation of the cheesecake was superb! Will definitely be coming back to try other dishes!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We have dined here for years and the food is always excellent as well as the service. Great deserts too-especially the homemade cheesecake.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Although we love Back, and go there frequently, we found this visit a little "off". The food was excellent as usual, but the server failed to recognize us, and seemed a bit mechanical in her delivery. We had to ask 3 times for a bread refill, and the place seemed a bit disjointed.
We will definitely return, but this was not Baci up to snuff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Everything about our dining experience at Baci Bistro was superb. I've always loved Baci, and this visit was the best yet (although I didn't think it could get any better). The food was exceptional, the service top notch, and the ambience was lovely (we sat in the outdoor patio). Our server was very attentive and, honestly, every bite and sip simply perfect. We can't wait to return! Open Table made the reservation process easy and super quick. Excellence from beginning to end!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent ambience. Excellent wine. I believe the owner personally greets patrons, which gives the restaurant a real family feel.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The service was good but the food was average. It's very cramped in the restaurant and ridiculously hot! I did not enjoy my meal because of the heat. We had 6 people and we were all perspiring. I'm sad that it wasn't enjoyed by our table and we most likely won't go again because of the temperature in the restaurant. Everything else would have had us back for a meal.

Tags: Casual
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