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Baci Restaurant - San Diego

4.8
4.8
1567 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 275-2094

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Domenico Alioto

  • Private party facilities

    Our patio can seat 50 people comfortably, and our private back room can seat 30 comfortably.

  • Private party contact

    Sal D'Amato: (619) 757-7858

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Cross street

    Ashton St.

  • Parking details

    Private parking in the alley on the right hand side.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,567 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • San Diego

    Best Value

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Good for special occasions

  • San Diego

    Italian

  • San Diego

    Best Overall

  • San Diego

    Best Food

  • San Diego

    Best Service

  • San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • San Diego

    Best Value

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Good for special occasions

  • San Diego

    Italian

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  1. A

    Adriana

    San Diego

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was delicious! Everything was very good. The food and service. We had a great time Thank you 🙏🏻
  2. FM

    FMPinSD

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baci is the best Italian restaurant in San Diego. Period. Dependably excellent food and service. It’s not cheap but it’s worth every penny.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service and the food was incredible.
  4. B

    Blondie

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was wonderful. The waiter sucked the energy. That was disappointing.
  5. JK

    JKenn

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in San Diego!
  6. GT

    GabbyT

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dinners and special occasions are the best at Baci. It’s what I love the most about this neighborhood of restaurants! Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Thank you Baci Team!!!
  7. A

    Arliette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate my five-year anniversary with my boyfriend. Easily the best spot we could’ve picked and here’s why: - super clean - cozy, quiet, great ambiance, classy feel - staff are all kind. they don’t pressure you to over-order, answer all your questions with ease, and even got us a little cake for our anniversary free of charge! - food was SUPERB. I’ve tried my fair share of restaurants and wow. I was blown away by the flavors, and the portion sizes were perfect. Can’t wait to come here again!
  8. M

    Matt

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, fine food, wonderful libations, the best!
  9. MM

    MarcieM

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful place to celebrate our 38th anniversary -- delicious food, excellent service, and a great dessert that we hadn't anticipated. The staff made us feel very special.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Authentic Italian Food 👌🏻 Went for NYE dinner, I had the scampi in lobster sauce and my husband had the pappardelle al sugo d’agnello both were so delicious and good size portion, had the calamari fritti to start and ended with a yummy tiramisu. Happy we started the year in such a welcoming environment with the owners there making sure you are taken care off ❤️ will definitely go again!
  11. SB

    StephanieB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve party of 10 and celebrated our friends birthday. Food and service were great. Modified menu due to holiday which was expected. Looking forward to returning on a regular menu day.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a problem in the beginning..I had looked on website for lunch menu..when we arrived we found out they no longer have a lunch menu..the prices were very high so we decided to share..large portions and the food was excellent! Probably will go back but for dinner..
  13. RG

    RhondaG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    5 people were perfectly happy with their food, but 1 person was not. They had a simple dish of buttered rigatoni shaped noodles. The noodles were pasty and sticky. They couldn’t eat them. In 2021 this person had buttered noodles here and devoured them they were so good. They even asked for seconds.
  14. D

    Dining4luv

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best restaurant that I have been to in the United States in many years. My guests agree. I had the octopus appetizer. Both of my guests had the carpaccio. Next, we shared two Caesar salads among the three of us. For the main course, two of us and the Osso Bucco, and one had the pork chop special. Everything was delicious, fork tender, and properly cooked. The only hiccup for the entire evening was that the Osso Bucco was not seasoned before it was cooked. We finished an enjoyable evening with Caffè latte and tiramisu. The service was impeccable, cordial, and professional. I don’t know of a better restaurant in San Diego.
  15. TT

    TimothyT

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    So second time here. First time was excellent. We viewed this as a surprise find and we’re so pleasantly surprised by the place, quality of food, and quality of service So much so that we went for dinner with our daughters. Bragging it up all along the way. So first the positives. The food is great. No disappointment there. Now for the rest. Waiter, rude and in my view had an issue with the women in our party. Rude. Just rude. Such a contrast fro. Our previous visit. Hostess was clueless. Not rude but also not friendly. Will I go back? Probably just ti be sure. But such a lost moment. I thought had a special gem. Turns out not.
  16. 2

    2foodlovers

    San Diego

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baci is always terrific. The live Uni was especially great this time and their Scampi is always the freshest in town
  17. r

    robertg

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star cuisine. Octopus was to die for. Super wine list (especially Reds). Excellent/friendy service. Expensive but worth it.
  18. MP

    MitchP

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is great and the service is wonderful too. Smaller place with good local ambience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent device Food outstanding
  20. M

    Mermer

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baci’s is one of my favorite local restaurants that always delivers superior service and the food is always fantastic! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
  21. EA

    EduardoA

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service. As always. Best restaurant in town
  22. TS

    TerreS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always superior service and fabulous food plus Devine ambiance.
  23. PC

    PCH21

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am surprised I had not heard of this restaurant before. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. I will definitely be back.
  24. M

    Matt

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendships begun in business which have lasted through the many years. Baci has always shown us the best of times, the best meals and the best service and ambiance. Tony and his staff have made us welcome for years and they do it all well.
  25. S

    Samantha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we were absolutely blown away!! The butterfly shrimp scampi in lobster sauce was the best I’ve ever had and the filet mignon that my boyfriend ordered was huge and juicy and perfect. Our waiter was the best he remembered it was my boyfriends birthday and brought out a cake for him. Amazing!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was authentic, stunning and tasty. Service is genuine but receptionist was standoffish. Hard to find parking.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food ive tried . Was perfection. Even the calamari was memorable. The gnocchi…insane. the waiter was a trip too, Italian as f and classy as hell. The tiramisu was also perfect, not too sweet and the right texture. Can’t wait to come back to SD just to come here.
  28. FC

    FerC

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente experiencia desde el servicio hasta la comida. Un lugar al que añoras regresar.
  29. MG

    MarieG

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Order the osso bucco. Best ever !
  30. FM

    FMPinSD

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baci’s is the best. Everything on the menu is done really well. In particular, the swordfish and all the veal dishes are outstanding. And the pastas are also consistently excellent. Baci’s is a classy, elegant, old-school Italian restaurant, but it’s not stuffy. This is a go-to, always excellent and fun place.
  31. D

    David

    San Diego

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baci's provides a terrific dining experience. The food is excellent, the service is outstanding, and the prices are more reasonable than many comparable restaurants. It is my favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego.
  32. AD

    AnnetteD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baci is by far the best dining experience in San Diego. We were warmly greeted and the staff is stellar. Although the restaurant was extremely busy our service was precise and timely as if we were the only guests at the restaurant. The menu is thoughtfully created and the quality of the food is evident in every bite. The homemade pasta dishes and filet mignon are incredible. Attention to detail is much appreciated at this fine Italian restaurant. Can’t wait to visit again!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and food! True Italian dining.
  34. BC

    BeckyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The sea bass and salmon were cooked perfectly! The gnocchi and basil sauce were delicious.
  35. m

    markv

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best restaurant in San Diego
  36. TA

    TinaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at the restaurant as soon as we walked in there was a very strong smell of ammonia!! We were advised they had to use it to keep homeless away. We had to wait at the bar until a table became available. We were very impressed with the bar tender he suggested a perfect red wine then we were escorted to our table at the enclosed patio (I totally recommend) the ambiance was nice we had Alessandro as our waiter and he was amazing 😻 we ordered salmon with picatta sauce and it was the best I know I will be back soon
  37. g

    gourmand

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food as always is outstanding. Whenever we come to San Diego, a visit to Baci is a must. Over the years it remains, the old. traditional. REAL Italian restaurant.
  38. CC

    CharlesC

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pastas 10/10 los meseros muy amables y atentos. Regresaré.
  40. b

    brandone

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of several anniversaries, favorite spot for dinner in San Diego! Excellent service and delicious food.

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 4.8 stars by 1567 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Baci Restaurant - San Diego

1955 West Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ashton St.

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private parking in the alley on the right hand side.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Domenico Alioto

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 275-2094

  • Private party facilities

    Our patio can seat 50 people comfortably, and our private back room can seat 30 comfortably.

  • Private party contact

    Sal D'Amato: (619) 757-7858

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