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Baci Restaurant

4.8
884 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 275-2094
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Domenico Alioto
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Private party facilities
Our patio can seat 50 people comfortably, and our private back room can seat 30 comfortably.
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Private party contact
Sal D'Amato: (619) 757-7858
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ashton St.
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Parking details
Private parking in the alley on the right hand side.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 884 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 10 hours ago

Grew up in NJ. Been to Italy many times. One of the very very best Italian restaurants I have been to. Totally perfect . Food and service Fantástico !

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Frequent patron for “decades” steady decline for some time now ... last visit was uncomfortably offensive ... waiter was condescending, rushed us and responded with insults twice ... incredulous treatment on a bill that averaged $93 per person ...

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, not my first visit.
Calamari appetizer is the best in town

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excelente!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service was over the top, super meals, and just about the best cappuccino we have ever had. Have to come back and try something else on the menu. Well done!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our experience at Baci was unremarkable. Average food and service. They served mashed potatoes with chicken parm instead if pasta, which seemed odd. The best part of our evening were the martinis. The bartender knows what he is doing. Overall, a very average experience though.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I am from Chicago and go to Baci every time I am visiting San Diego. Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This is our favorite resturant in San Diego. It is always a treat to eat here. We love everything about this place. 5 stars

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We were traveling to San Diego and enjoyed our evening at Baci. Our meal was very good and cocktails also very nice! We did tell a San Diego friend that they had to go.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

An overall wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Baci's is one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego. It's old-school, east-coastish, which means it's really good. I've had most of the menu and have never been disappointed. Everything is prepared very well, and is just plan tasty. All the veal dishes are outstanding. It's fairly pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Fantastic, authentic Italian food, with old world service. great overall experience. Becoming our go to spot for fine dining outside of North County.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The service was outstanding. The staff really cares about their customers. And the food was excellent as always.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and good food
A bit expensive especially the wine list

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing as always. This has been my go to restaurant for many years and they never fail to impress. They always remember what I like to drink and the food is consistently amazing. If anyone asks for the best Italian restaurant or even the best restaurant in San Diego, this is my recommendation.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

From the moment we arrived we were treated like very special people are entire meal was very good I wanted to “lick the bowl “it was that good !

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

What a gem, away from the crowds with superb food & service

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Our server...apparently associated with the family-owned restaurant was exceptional! Professional, personable, pleasant, and well-versed in the cuisine. Back-up staff were equally attentive and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

delicious food, excellent service, relaxing atmosphere

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was just plain terrible. It was cold & tasteless. Everything from the calamari to the gnocchi was gross. My martini tasted so awful. The service was excellent & the wait staff are pleasant, however.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

FABULOUS as always ... we look forward to dining again ... excellent service, great menu and lovely setting!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Baci's is old school, all in a very wonderful way. Absolutely delicious Italian cuisine and the service is excellent and knowledgeable. Great for taking a loved one, date or larger group, and noise levels are not so high, so if you like to converse, this is the place.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Hidden gem in Bay Park is a classic romantic date night location.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and service That says it all Why do you need more than 50 characters for a review?

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Reliably great. Pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Dining at Baci is like returning to a time when gentility, caring and friendly professionalism accompanied outstanding food in a lovely setting. That combination is difficult to find in the US where speed and greed are more the norm. Our evening began with a perfectly made Manhattan and continued with a delicious prosciutto-wrapped Burrata appetizer with the creamiest Mozzarella one can possibly imagine. We then moved on to a veal chop and Berkshire pork chop, both succulent and juicy, and finished with gelato. Service, as always, was impeccable. We are only in San Diego in the winter, but we will absolutely dine at Baci when we return.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

EXCELLENT!!! One of our favorites!! The pork chop, lamb chops and gnocchi are to die for!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing service and great food, can’t ask for much more!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. Whenever we are in town Baci is a MUST!!!! Best Italian food ever! The Seabass is amazing and the Vongole is a winner. My husband swears by the pork chop and my sons are big fans of the gnocchi and lamb chops.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great authentic Italian! Staff was friendly, inviting and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent food and service, as usual!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service and recomendations on the various specials. Good Wine Selection and the food was spectacular. Good find...

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We always LOVE the quaint quiet setting, excellent service and fantastic menu ... always looking forward to returning!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Probably the best Italian food ever. Great service. Nice cozy, antique filled rooms. Parking is crazy but they try. Drive through the narrow driveway. Look for the 2 funky linked lots that are marked by signs.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Baci was great. Service was excellent all around and the food was really good. The price was more than reasonably for the quality we got. This is a quality italian restaurant period.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great restaurant, great waiter and service, great food.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Baci never fails to deliver a quality experience with excellent service and food

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Baci has been a favorite of mine since I first tried it 24 years ago. The service is always impeccable and even the simplest of food - a humble pasta bolognese - is delicious and delightful. The only thing that would put it over the top would be fresh made pasta but i will take the amazing seafood and meat and chicken dishes, the freshness of the sauces and the absolute outstanding wine selection instead! Thank you for making every meal I've had here special!

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