Baci Restaurant - San Diego
Veal scallopine with white wine, capers, garlic, and fresh lemon juice
Breadcrumb encrusted swordfish baked with white wine and garlic
Scampi in Lobster Sauce
Butterflied shrimp, cognac, garlic, and lobster sauce
Never been to San Diego before. Looking for a great Italian dinner. Found on Open Table. Rather disappointed. This is an old, tired restaurant with just average at best Italian fare with higher prices. Seems to be, no knowing San Diego, in a run down area of town. We drove there from the port / downtown area. Waiter was nice but food was nothing special. Valet was less than pleasant. Guess he did not want to be there and then charge $5. Wife had caprese salad and mozzarella was almost frozen when served less than four minutes after ordering. Heart of palm salad was similar experience. The food was clearly made in advance then placed into refrigerator until needed. Everything felt rushed and they were not busy because of corona virus issues. Dinners came out shortly thereafter and lackluster presentation. Overall an Italian dinner I would expect from an airport type restaurant. We should have sought recommendation from hotel concerige.
This is a traditional Italian restaurant, with great service and great food. Not cheap, but worth the expense for a nice dinner.
Amazing always Amazing. Thank you Philip
Food was great, Waiter Philip is very good and personable Menu and off menu offerings are mouth watering. Outstanding mixed drinks.
We only get to the San Diego area in February and March, so we can’t dine at Baci as often as we’d like, but we always make time for at least one meal there. The experience is alway excellent as it was this time, with well-made drinks, a superb burrata appetizer and succulent veal chop and ravioli as entrees. Service was that marvelous combination of professionalism and friendliness that occurs all too rarely, especially given that two servers worked with us. Simply one of San Diego’s best.
As expected, this restaurant delivered. Our favorite place to eat!! The linguine alla vongole is better than any restaurant in SD. The service is impeccable and they never fail to deliver - service, food - 5 stars! If you are even considering this restaurant, just do it. You won't be sorry!
We were absolutely blown away by the friendly, knowledgeable and attentive service we received from our server, Filippo. The quality of the food was exceptional, and the ambiance was perfect. It was rather loud in the restaurant, but that is to be expected when you mix wine and wonderful food.
I could not recommend this place enough! It is second to none in SD for Italian, and we will absolutely be returning again!
Simply the greatest Italian in SD.
We are never disappointed - always delicious with great service!
Another fantastic dinner!
Great service, delicious food! Would definitely recommend.
Baci is a great restaurant. Awesome food and service.
Amazing atmosphere, service, and food. Would definitely recommend !
Visited on Valentine's Day, so perhaps they were a little overwhelmed with the volume of diners, but the service was a little lacking. The valet seemed like they were disorganized and the waiter was quite slow to revisit the table, to the point I had to ask bus boys to send him over twice. Other than that, the entrees were quite good and the dessert was excellent. We also had a wine that I will look for again. The restaurant patio where we dined was beautiful and set the mood perfectly. I will definitely give this place another chance because I bet on a less busy evening they would be excellent all the way around.
Great meal! Super fun place great for date night.
Excellent!!!!Baci was an outstanding experience all aspects of the restaurant were great
Food, service, ambience is wonderful. It is rather pricey. The wine by the glass is limited also.
We recommend asking for the server named Fillipo, the best
The tables at this restaurant are in smaller rooms, and sometimes divided, which allows for real conversation during meals. The staff are serious about their jobs and are present and efficient without "hovering." They are also kind. On this visit, we asked for several starters to be served "family style" and one of the dishes that would have required work to individually divide was divided by our waiter so we could just pull our portion. We also asked for a special boar pasta to be served as a first plate after the starters, and they brought that portion and divided it table-side so we each had an individual and fresh plate. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. When you go to Baci's, you know the food will be exactly as represented and first in quality, and you will leave feeling as if you were cosseted. We have been coming for decades and always leave happy.
Great food fantastic service
We went here for a birthday, we were 4 ladies friends for 50 years. Made note of it in the comments for the reservation. The restaurant was beautiful. The food was very good. The service was A plus. My only complaint was we were given a table that sat right in the middle of the first and third dining areas. People were going up and down the stairs right next to my chair during the entire meal. One of the least desirable tables there. Was hoping the Open Table reservation and noted birthday would provide a better seat. The waiter was not even aware it was a birthday celebration.
Baci is my favorite Igalian Restaurant
Excellent service, delicious food and perfect ambiance. I highly recommend Baci.
I wish I could give Baci's a 6-star review! It's an extremely nice restaurant with great service and high quality food. We are always greeted with a warm welcome. This is BY FAR my favorite restaurant in San Diego. Attention to detail and always willing to please. It really is old school fine dinning. We had limoncellos (an Italian lemon liqueur) to start. Nobody makes limoncellos like they do at Baci! We had the Caesar salad and the Hearts of Palm salad. We also ordered Penne con Melanzane and the Linguine alle Vongole. Everything was oh so yummy! I highly recommend.
The service at Baci is amazing. Best in San Diego, and at a world class level.
Our meals, service & booth were all outstanding as usual!!!! We will be back soon!!
But, it’s a GREAT place to go on ANY occasion!
It was wonderful until a large group came in and thought they were home in their living room. We had to move. This ruined the experience. The food was excellent. I had the pasta special and the other 3 had fish.
Best food, service, ambiance
Amazing food and service! We ordered the specials, and they were all exceptional. We will definitely return on our next trip to SD
Always a great evening.
Burrata appetizer and chocolate gelato desert were excellent.
My wife's branzino (whole fish) was also excellent.
On the other hand, my swordfish was tasty but a bit dry; I've had better.
Service was very good to excellent given that it was New Years Eve,
and, not surprisingly, the noise level was a bit high.
The wine, a domestic SavBlanc, was also very good.
Baci is still my favorite restaurant in San Diego. It’s not just a place to eat, it’s an entire experience. Consistent, romantic and memorable. I always look forward to my next reservation <3.
From the bartender (the best) to the waiter to the food I love everything about this restaurant! My salmon was delicious and my husband pasta was wonderful.
Everything is delicious!!! The best pasta scampi with lobster sauce.
From a warm welcome to a heartfelt goodbye, the whole meal experience was great. Easy parking, and reservation, we were greated in italian please! We were invited to have a glass at the bar, and as the table was ready, we could get seated pretty quickly. The menu has a very nice selection of dishes, and the wine list is very nice. Do not forget to ask your server what specialties are available (some are not on the menu).
We loved the food, and the service. It has its price, but believe us, we have been around the globe, and this place delivers italian cuisine, and we simply loved it!
Very nice restaurant owned and ran by Italian family. The service is wonderful and the food is delicious we drive 30 miles to dine there as aften as we can. Our favorite Italian place. The swordfish is the best I have ever had! But everything is delicious!!
Six of us enjoyed a great dinner at Baci enjoying some great appetizers including Mussels and a tasty salad, burata and prosciutto and nicely prepared entrees including scampi in lobster sauce over linguini and veal parmigiana. It was a delicious dinner with excellent service!
The waiter and support staff were excellent constantly anticipating our needs and interacting appropriately. 2 appetizers, 6 different entree’s , wine and 3 desserts all delicious.
Baci Restaurant - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 275-2094.
Baci Restaurant - San Diego is rated 4.8 stars by 1191 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.