Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg

4.8
2001 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar invites you to enjoy its fine regional Italian and Mediterranean food, paired with wines from Sonoma, Napa and Italy, in a casual dining atmosphere.
Baci's wine list is thoughtful and well-priced, and features many small artisan wineries. Baci's menu is creative and offers a large selection of dishes. It's focus and commitment to local fresh seasonal ingredients has made it one of our Sonoma County favorites.
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Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6pm reservation on a Saturday evening. The hostess was welcoming and seated us right away. Our server was excellent, both friendly and efficient. Our meals were fantastic. I had the shrimp scampi with risotto and vegetables. My husband had veal, pasta with bolognese, and vegetables. Everything was delicious. I wish we had room for dessert.

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EG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from appetizers to dessert was delicious. The Spaghetti Bolognese was really excellent, as was the Veal Saltimbocca!
The Profiteroles were amazing!!
Sherri, our waitress, gave us excellent and pleasant service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a place I take visitors for an incredible meal and evening.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've lived in Healdsburg for more than thirty years and don't go out to eat often but had been to Baci when it first opened and their web site is true, we had a lovely bottle of wine from a small producer and he was sitting two tables away from us. This visit I was treating a friend and it was like old home week for both of us. We both knew several of the wait staff and my friend knows the owners. I was most impressed that the wife has the Master Sommelier degree. I brought a bottle of Bradford Mtn. Zin. and our wait person who is their wine buyer knew that the vineyard is organic even though it doesn't say it on the bottle. We split the Risotto and a side of Spinach. Both great. I'll return.
Audrey

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed so much the other day that we went back!!

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NC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. We were in Healdsburg just 5 nights, and had dinner at Baci three of those nights!

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food!

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RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good as always! Our server was awesome and did a great job. A bit noisy but it's a smaller compact restaurant so it is what it is. Tables are close together which allows you to be friendly and converse with your neighboring tables.

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SF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dry energetic restaurAnt—a happy and enthusiastic clientele. The food was excellent. The service was efficient, knoyand friendly. The chef made a point of coming out of the kitchen and mingling with the diners.

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PF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were in town from Philly and a local recommended Baci to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience and highly recommend it. Our server Marco was fantastic, the owners are lovely and the food was very good. Would definitely come back next time we visit.

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S
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent and delicious this is by far one of our favs near the square for dinner.
While the menu is expansive to say the least, the staff (many of who have been there for years) nimbly and happily help guests discover the perfect meal.
Love, LOVE Baci! 😙

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KB
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sherry our server was outstanding! Very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The homemade sauce was very tasty. The owners of the restaurant were there working and came to check on us to make sure everything was good.

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JR
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful intimate atmosphere and both entrees were absolutely delicious. The veal cannelloni dish on the daily special menu was probably one of the most flavorful yummy meals ever!! What a treat. And the wines were great as well, perfect with both of our entrees. Our only disappointment was not being able to go each night we were in hesldsburg-unfortunately they were closed Tuesday and Wednesday -so very glad we made it in on Monday during our brief vacation.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Awesome service

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always try to have dinner here when we are visiting Healdsburg. Always outstanding.

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NW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a pleasure to introduce visiting friends to Baci, our favorite restaurant, for the first time. The menu is so diverse, providing many options for each person to enjoy. We love to share tastes of each other’s dishes to experience as much as we can of Chef Shari’s incredible menu. We are so grateful for this local gem that welcomes us so graciously, has impeccable service, and offers a stellar menu. We love you!

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding as usual! Great service and excellent food!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food is complimented by tremendous service in a wonderful environment. Energy is fantastic here and the noise level is a testament to same while not being intrusive to conversation. Hats off to the owners (Chef and wife own and run the restaurant and are extremely personable!) and quality team that added another great memory to life. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server made the dining experience more enjoyable by explaining additional Gluten free options. She suggested a shrimp appetizer that was amazing. I will order it next time! The food was very delicious.

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F
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, worth a visit. Try the braised lamb shank.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabuloso! as always...our go to great night out.

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GH
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owners Lizbeth and Shari lived up to their usual heaven-high standards. Food, wine, hospitality and service were all fabulous. Thank you Baci for another memorable evening.

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E
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had delicious food and excellent service. The owners are very warm, friendly and accommodating. We will definitely visit Baci every time we are In Healdsburg.

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shari and Lizbeth treat us like family. All their staff are wonderful. The food is the best!

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j
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and did not disappoint. We had appetizers as well as a main entrée and all was excellent. Great value as prices are reasonable for the quality of food and service.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian place I've been to in a long time! Not only is the service excellent, the food is delish. It's a bit loud so if you're looking for quiet romantic spot, probably not the right place for that night.

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We live in Healdsburg and Baci is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious. The chef is creative and personable. He visits every table throughout the evening personally. We took a bottle of wine with us and the sommelier switched out wine glasses to accommodate the type of wine we brought. The service is exceptional; our waitress checked on us frequently but not so much as to disrupt our conversation. The only downside is that it can be a bit noisy in the dining room because there are no barriers or walls, but we were still able to talk to each other.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One word.... AMAZING!
Would go back any day of the week!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love lamb. One of the best lamb shanks to date!

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d
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

food was really delicious but it is sooooooo noisy because the tables are too close together and everyone talks so loud. It is too bad that you have to hear every part of the conversation of the table next to you.

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J
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a local I have the advantage of dining at Baci whenever there is an interesting special on the menu. This week it was a lobster thermidor that caught my eye. As always, the wine selections are well chosen to complement whatever you order. I enjoyed a Selby Sauvignon blanc with the prosciutto and melon, as well as the lobster. The owner/chef Shari enjoys visiting his customers and sharing thoughts. He is supporting a local potter by integrating pottery with his traditional white dishes. What a great idea! Despite being on an evening off, Shari’s wife and partner, Lisbeth, made it a point to greet people in the restaurant. Great food, warm and generous hosts, impeccable service ( Marco, Karen) make for a highly enjoyable experience.

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SR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time @ Baci. We hit it on a special night for the restaurant & community to support local schools for their music & art programs. We were glad to participate unexpectedly but the ambiance, the service, the food, the wine list was great. We will be back!

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d
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would eat at Baci restaurant every night if we had our way. Elizabeth and Shari continue make everyone feel like they're part of the family. The cuisine is perfect in every way, and the vast menu has something for absolutely everyone. Baci is our favorite restaurant of all time. Doug and Nancy

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K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The sea bass was excellent but the prices are a little high for just a weeknight dinner out. I would go again but save it for a special occasion..

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the Scampi which was superb. My date (my wife) had the veal picatta which was prepared in Italian style and cooked to perfection. The noise level was low even though the restaurant was full. The wait staff were very helpful and it was quite obvious they enjoyed working there. I wanted one of everything on the dessert menu but settled on a flourless cake that was very chocolatey and great. We are locals and I’m mad that I have not gone here sooner.

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E
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It says to water business casual but family style Italian restaurant. Tri color Salad was very good and meat sauce ragú was very tasty .
Pizza was good not super but the service was excellent and dessert was very good
I will go back again for pasta

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LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had dinner for our 40th anniversary . Our waiter was wonderful and our food was amazing.
We. Had a party of 6 next to us so it was rather noisy.
We definetly will be back again

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacci is a wonderful dining experience. Mostly wine country locals like ourselves, but designed to please visitors as well. Dining room acoustics are a bit poor, but that only adds to the 'vibe'.
Recommend highly.

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