There's a reason that Baci's has been successful for 30 years. Quality. Quality food, no matter what you choose from the menu. That said, the swordfish and any of the veal dishes are A++. Nice wine list with many reasonably priced bottles. Quality service. Professional, friendly, attentive and accommodating. This place is just reliably excellent.
OMG! Wonderful! Waiters in tuxedos, warm bread, generous drinks, filet with mushrooms in cognac, pasta arribata, Caesar salad with crispy prosciutto, cream brûlée, so many things to love about this place. I can’t wait to go back!
Baci is an old school restaurant. Wait staff in formal attire, everything accomplished in a methodical way. I appreciated the traditional way everything was handled. Food was great and service was very good for a busy Friday night. We’ll be back.
Amazing entrees. Superb service. Lovely environment for dining. 5 stars.
Baci is one of San Diego’s best restaurants and a particular favorite of ours. It’s like a trip back in time with an understated elegance surrounding superb food and impeccable service. The recent tasteful renovation opened up the interior and improved the ambiance. This time our taste buds were rewarded with a fabulous prosciutto-wrapped burrata appetizer, perfectly-cooked veal chop and wonderful veal osso buco. We finished with espresso and a light but delicious panna cotta. Great dining experience.
A real experience. Wonderful server from Rome attended to every detail. You can tell that he is so, so proud of his work and the restaurant he represents. Service was definitely a team effort---from the owner to busboy. If someone walked by our table and saw something that needed to be tended to, it was done. Food was great. My husband and brother-in-law had pasta specials. Delicious. I had lamb shank---fall of the bone tender. My son, a picky eater, had chicken parmesean, which he gobbled up. Will definitely go back for the food and the old-world experience.
My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is great quality, delicious and affordable. Service is always excellent.
The food at this restaurant was on par with what I have had in Rome and Tuscany. The burrata was amazing and the pasta with veal sauce incredible.
Wonderful food and a great space. We had a party of 5 with each of us ordering a different item. The fish special, Branzino, was perfectly prepared. New York steak filled with flavor and grilled expertly. Mussels came in a very flavorful broth. Lamb Ragu over fresh pasta delightful. And scampi dish perfect. Portions were more than enuf without needless filler. Their fresh bread is rustic and airy. Wine list is strong with tons of options for reasonable bottles or glass.
Our server, Philip, was professional and fun. He knew the menu top to bottom and made great suggestions
Would go back over and over.
Food and service was incredible! Total hidden gem!!!
Service and food were excellent! The owner was friendly too. Will definitely come back for more fine dining. Keep up the good work!
Excellent service and food. Brian, our waiter , was excellent and so good to my nephew who is disabled! What a great place and wonderful food! So warm and inviting!
What good is spending time with friends when you can’t hear a word they are saying? Hard surfaces, music and small space add up to an evening of straining to hear and shouting to talk. Not my idea of fun.
Authentic, tasty Italian food that comes with excellent service and an enjoyable atmosphere
Outstanding and authentic! May not be the best location or convenient to other places, but we will be going back for sure! Prices are very reasonable. HIGHLY recommend.
Great classic Italian restaurant. We were lucky to find this place so close to our resort. We ate there twice we enjoyed it so much. The staff was great, the menu and wine list was impressive. They even made us something special when I mentioned, I loved veal Marsala which wasn’t on the menu. (They had chicken Marsala and veal piccata on menu). Their pasta’s were great, esp the porcini mushroom sauces. We couldn’t have enjoyed it more
Amazing place for a date night or just a great old school dining experience. Every dish was better than the other. The Swordfish Oregenata was spectacular and the gnocchi with pesto was probably the best I've ever had. We will most definitely be back there soon! Thank you for a lovely evening.
One of the few restaurants that you can still hear your fellow diners at the same table - the food is authentic and the service is great ...
Great! Wonderful food and service!
Exceptional Customer Service displayed in action from all, from Owner on to all employees.
Goregious view and wonderful food! Great service!!!
Food was absolutely delicious, wonderful service and very intimate setting.
Excellent food and superb service from Mario and Jose Luis
It was a busy Friday night when we ate there. Service was prompt and very helpful. I ordered the filet mignonette and honestly haven’t stopped thinking about it. Wine suggestions were great. Going back soon for sure!
Veal scaloppine has always been my measuring stick for Italian restaurants. I ordered the veal piccata and I would rate it as highly as any I have had in many years. The wines (by the glass) were excellent values and the mixed salads were a blend of fresh ingredients and perfectly dressed vinegar and oil. Our table of four enjoyed an outstanding lunch.
Excellent.. my husband wanted to return
Fantastic meal, great wait staff, made my anniversary perfect for my wife and I!
The entire evening was fantastic! We celebrated my husbands birthday and the food, service, and ambiance made the event very special.
Baci Ristorante provides outstanding food in an elegant setting. The service is excellent! The seafood menu is limited in scope but unparalleled in quality. We have dined and partied at Baci many times since it opened in 1979! Each night there are special dishes to choose from. Finally, the vegetable side dishes are fabulous.
Very good restaurant, the best italian in San Diego by far!
Always our TO GO fine dine spot
Can't wait to return
The noise level was high, but it was due to one specific table, we did not stay as long as we would have otherwise
My boyfriend and I went here for our 6 months and were astonished. Amazing food, great service, and a beautiful setting. 12/10 would attend again.
We love this place! We are a steak family but here we mixed it up and loved everything. I have no idea how they make their swordfish so flaky, it is huge and melts in your mouth. My husband’s lamb was a delicious treat and the two steaks ordered were a perfect medium rare. Our waiter was wonderfully attentive and his descriptions of the specials conveyed the thought and talent put into the preparation of each dish.
excellent choice for new year´s eve, although on the expensive side food was outstanding
Excellent Italian food with gracious service,especially on a busy New Year’s Eve!
Great food, great atmosphere, professional service, and attention to detail by the owner Tony and his family make this a great place for any occasion. While very busy for New Years Eve the quality of service and food remained extremely high. The whole family was on with Tony, his lovely wife, his son, and even Mimo in the kitchen on duty. Make Baci a destination for yourself and people special in your life.
We dined here for New Years as we had eaten at the restaurant before. The service and the ambiance is great and the cocktails and the wine pours are deep and generous. Our appetizer, calamari frit was great as was the Cesar Salad. My wife says don't forget to mention the great basket of bread. However we both were disappointed with our entre mine the shrimp scampi and my wife's "stack" of veal cutlet and egg plant.
Maybe the kitchen was over whelmed with the holiday "mob", but we thought we could have cooked better at home. Net out the door including tip came to approximately $160.00, and for New Years dining that is not bad. Yes, I would probably give them another try but not right away. Many more Italian restaurants to explore in San Diego!
Wonderful traditional Italian food with a modern twist. Impeccable service.
Excellent food, service and ambiance! We really enjoyed our dinner out with friends! A special thanks to our waiter Phillip, who did a phenomenal job! We look forward to a return visit!