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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.
Kailua, HI 96734
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Baci Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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