Baci Restaurant - San Diego

4.9
1394 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Baci Ristorante offers diners a hint of old world Italian charm, with plush booths, white tablecloths, and gracious servers clad in tuxedos. While the decor is subtly modern, the menu is classic, celebrating Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Specialties include classic pasta dishes, veal, and fresh seafood, with especially tempting daily specials offered by Executive Chef Domenico Alioto. In addition to the cuisine, the restaurant's charming and welcoming features--include an extensive wine list, elegant patio setting, and romantic main dining room--have made Baci a consistent favorite among locals for over 30 years.
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vipMollyM
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and delicious authentic Italian food. Restaurant is warm and welcoming!

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vipGastronome
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baci’s has been a well known Italian restaurant on Morena ‘forever’! I had their osso buco and my four guests had their evening special ravioli and lamb pasta. Their bread is a meal in itself. Desserts were shared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

La comida bastante normal, me quedo a deber

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viptracyh
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Older fancy restaurant. I got the Chilean sea bass which was mostly good. Some parts were chewy. Service was on point. Surprised that didn't have basic Italian dishes like lasagna. Emphasis on seafood, good for me, not my boyfriend.

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tarag
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Granted it was New Years, but the waiter was rude when 2 of us asked to share 1 plate and 1 salad. We got the salmon, which was a good portion with a small meatball size for mash potatoes and about 6 pieces of small root vegetables.

We spent 100.00 for that and 2 glasses of wine and bubbly water.

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vipLindaS
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was not our usual wonderful night at Baci's. Yes, it was New Year's Eve, however, I had made the reservation 2 months out. We were seated at a small table on two hard chairs. Not our usual booth request so we could sit side by side. Also, we had already decided what we were going to order. We didn't realize it was a fixed menu for New Year's Eve.
We dine at Baci's regularly and it is one of our favorite places. we will continue to dine there, but, not on New Year's Eve.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food! Best gnocchi and veal milanés I have ever had!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baci is by far the best restaurant in San Diego from the point of service, food quality and all around old-style ambiance. If you want quality go to Baci and enjoy!

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JohnL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable evening with family members who had not gotten together for 2 years due to Covid. Service, Food, Ambience made the evening special. Thanks you Baci

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SandraS
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, wait staff is terrific & the food is the best. Cannot go wrong with any item on the menu.

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Forkitover
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Attentive service, quality food. A little pricey, but good food. Parking is a real challenge in the neighborhood.

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vipCAB67
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

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vipwarrenj
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

80th birthday- Original seating by maitre d’ was rude and rushed. We made reservation over a month ago and ask for special seating. When we arrived he just waived us to go sit at a table with heavy traffic. I asked about a better table and was told very rudely “no” they had too many large parties.
Our server was pleasant and food outstanding so it improved our experience.

At the end of our meal the staff kept circling our table. They were anxious for us to leave so they could seat another guest.
Maybe it was just the holiday rush. We’ve dined at Baci for more than 25 years. Most of our experiences were world class. We will forgive this one.

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vipBrent
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filippo treats you like family, is extremely knowledgeable on dish preparation, and an excellent pastry guru. This quaint restaurant has some of the most amazing specials. Braised Ossobuco comes highly recommended, fork-tender and full of flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite restaurant! You have to try it! It’s an old-school style where you can imagine that you’re in a courtyard in a European village. Everyone that works there has great manners, the service is excellent, and so is the food! Most things are authentic Italian and imported from Italy!

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MikeBrock
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super friendly, family like service. Recommend the Sea Urchin appetizer and entree - such a great value and so delicious!

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JoseS
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant great food excellent service. My wife and I love it we will be back when we return to San Diego

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ArthurS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding veal, pork chop ossobucco. Pricey on the wine. Super enjoyable.

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viplynnski
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable, food was delicious. Tony and Maria are great hosts and Philip has the place running without a hitch.

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vipGenep
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baci is an institution in San Diego. the food is amazing, the staff is friendly and professional and the Room is beautiful, even the "outdoor" dining room is a special treat. We moved out of San Diego 6 years ago, but are able to get back fairly often. Every chance we get, we make a point of dining at Baci. Try the Swordfish!

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vipFoodieg
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended

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vipmarciam
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food are always exceptional- our favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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Gabby
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baci is the best. If you want a great meal with classy service this is your place you won’t be disappointed.

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ElizabethE
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Baci has superb ambiance if you are looking for quiet dining g and upscale atmosphere. Service is excellent. Menu predictable but food well prepared with nice presentation

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vipPhilip
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to this restaurant is a wonderful experience.

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vipStephen
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and Phillip our server did a great job

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vipRubenG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Old school Italian restaurant…service and food are the best!!

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vipDavid
San Diego
92 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual excellent service and cuisine. The drinks were great. My favorite Italian restaurant.

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vipMSin
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tiramasu was amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian dinner!

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vipEdsiesgems
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world Italian food with excellent wait staff, can talk with low level noise in pleasant environment

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vipORM1
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a large party and no one had any complaints about their food. We shared several appetizers and I had the the veal picatta - excellent.

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VictorA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful menu & waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a last minute reservation on a Saturday night. My parents love the restaurant but had not been back in 10 years and it did not disappoint. The service was impeccable, the ambience is lovely and the food was fantastic. Thank you Baci !

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vipmarciam
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!! Celebrating my husband’s birthday with family and the food & service were exceptional! Thanks to everyone for making it a very special evening!!

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vipCiaoBella
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine. Flawless service. Seated us in a quiet booth for our anniversary celebration. Waiter was from Rome and was both pleasant and perfectly unobtrusive. Food was delicious!

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vipBilly2013
San Francisco
157 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

1st timers, above average food, great patio with killer rooftop heater, Italian waiter too difficult & too demanding on customers often forgetting order as he uses his MEMORY only (why not write order down?), Owner/Host clearly did NOT read or tell Waiter about my very simple & clear OT notes regarding nice candle and/or chocolate dripping of “Happy Bday T” or the like for my wife’s special Bday dinner. Rude, sad & bad. Next…

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vipDavid
San Diego
92 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Baci last evening. As usual everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Our pasta vongole was excellent with fresh clams. The calamari appetizer was very tasty.

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suzanne
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this traditional restaurant in San Diego! You can have a real conversation. The clams with linguine were superb. Burrata appetizer was delicious. Service is classic, friendly gentlemen in white shirts and black trousers. Intimate, elegantly decorated, romantic. Yet not stuffy at all. I’ll come back again and again!

FAQs

Baci Restaurant - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 275-2094.

Baci Restaurant - San Diego is rated 4.9 stars by 1394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.