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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)
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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)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a reservation and still waited 30 min to be seated. I think they overbook themselves and have a challenging time accomadating guests. I think better time management will fix this. This is why I only visit once every few months. But the food was delicious and waiter was friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Caroline was an excellent server and her knowledge of the overall menu and wines as well as the specials was second to none! The service was fast and efficient and the food was to die for. We had the lobster ravioli and linguine vongole and it was easily our best meal while on Oahu! If we are ever back to that island, we will make the effort to seek out Baci Bistro again!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Another terrific dining event at Baci Bistro well in-line with previous excellent experiences. Sat outdoors for the first time and had a great table at the far end of the outdoor seating/tent. Cool evening, but comfortable and protected from the breezes. Had Gabe as our server [again]providing his usual excellent service and dining recommendations from vino, appetizers, specials, and desserts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great spot

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 8, 2018

As always we had another enjoyable dinner at Baci.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Enjoyed authentic Italian food, excellent Ravioli and sauce and good Tutti Mare. Our server was responsive and knowledgeable, it did take a while for dessert but all in all would definitely recommend and will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2018

When we arrived, the owner/manager said that reservations made through Open Table got the leftover seats, so we were not able to sit inside of the restaurant, even though there was only one table with patrons. We sat outside. We were a bit “put off” by the reference of leftover seats, as it made us feel as if we were 2nd class reservations! We had made the reservations over a week ago!

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food3
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good place but all veal options sold out and we had an 8:00 pm reservation.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love a good Italian restaurant but was disappointed by this one. We arrived for dinner at 7:30 and were promptly told that all but 1 of their 5 veal dishes were sold out. (Seems strange that they had enough veal to make saltimbocca but didn't have enough to make marsala.) Our waitress was kind of haughty and inattentive. The food was adequate but not especially tasty and definitely not worth the price.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 23, 2018

2nd time we tried this place, loved it the first time and this time was equally perfect. Food and service top notch, prices very reasonable. We will definitely be dining here again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great dining experience.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food. Great value. Only complaint was the wind blasting us in the face each time the door opened. A better seat would have made it an even better dining experience. Overall, great for the food, value, service. We'd go there again and recommend to others.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great ambiance, great service, nice portion size, great value. A fun unique place to dine. Great meal and experience.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 18, 2018

On vacation. This restaurant popped up as a recommendation an we were very happy we went. The food was excellent quality prepared with many locally sourced ingredients and very tasty. Our server, an older woman, was very friendly and knowledgeable. They offer a large assortment of daily specials in every plate category. I would say that if you're in Kailua and hungry....go here!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food..Outstanding service..will be returning and bringing friends!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good food and service. Fruit flies are annoying. Place needs a good scrub. Windows and sills are filthy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always consistent. Everything flavor filled! Friendly wait staff. Signature beet salad, special sea bass, truffled gnocchi, luscious Baci Veal. Da Vinci Chianti was memorable. Gelato like Roma’s. Pricey, but memorable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a good time there. Food was good. Good service. Will come again!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I've been going to Baci's for years. Something seems wrong. Last time it took over an hour to be served. Everything was unusually slow. We finished a bottle of wine before the first food arrived. No explanation, no apology. This time, the service was somewhat better, but overall it was disappointing. I used to really enjoy Baci's and went there a couple of times per month, certainly for all special occasions, but it may be time to move on. There is a lot of competition, but we don't have that many restaurants in Kailua that are really exceptional like Baci's has been.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had reservations, and so glad we did. The restaurant filled up quickly. The wine list has many Italian wines, which is great, but lacking Zinfandel, and decent chards. The pear salad was delicious, bruschetta was garlic-filled! Nice dining experience. Salads came out before we were finished with appetizers, and then we waited for our dinners.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good Devine. Other diners not so mich

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Even thought the lights went out due to a severe storm, the staff remained composed and we had a wonderful time!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

時間前に入れてくれました。ワインも食事も美味しかった。
賑やかでお客さんの回転も良い。
バスを利用してワイキキに行くには早めに食べて帰れば十分間に合う。

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love how the staff goes out of the way for guests! Thank you Baci!

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent service. Same staff for several years- that's always a good sign of a great employer.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Kailua! Love the wait staff, yummy food, charming... no ka oi!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Consistently fine Italian dining , personal attention to service and easily reserved through OpenTable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Thank you Baci for great food and service. We really feel like family when we go!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Love this place!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic as always. Loved the three tomato salad.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome place. Wonderful food

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was wonderful as always - we DO hope that once it's under new management, that things will NOT change -everything must remain the same --because change would NOT make us happy campers!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Not a good experience. Cold and unfriendly service. The food was pretty terrible. Lack of flavor and authenticity. Rushed through the meal. We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and we couldn’t have picked a more terrible choice!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 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 3, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food‼️Jeff was an incredible server!
Always great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 24, 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 21, 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 20, 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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