Baci Restaurant - San Diego

4.9
1242 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dining experience as always. Great food, flawless service and Phillip came over to say hi and I got a chance to apologize for not being able to find him outdoor heaters. Sorry Phillip. I’ll keep trying. Great food though, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very simple and flavorful beef and pork ravioli special.

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vipXamy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy authentic italian

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Lola
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place has a wonderful outside patio. Food was excellent old time service. It is one of my faviorite restaurants in San Diego

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ChristyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent...only complaint would be the $30 corkage fee.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were very kind and professional. This is the most authentic Italian food restaurant in town. We will definitely be dining here again!

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HarryC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baci is in all ways the best experience.
I really enjoy taking my best friends for great meals there. Harry Cooper

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vipGayle
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine and offer great suggestions. The atmosphere is quiet and professional. The food, every single item, is always perfect and with changing specials. My entire family raved about the meal and the experience. Highly Recommended!

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vipcopjr
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with outstanding service. Always enjoy a meal here

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vipGordo
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian as always does a great job taking care of the table, always makes it an experience worth returning to!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic Italian staff with amazing energy! Feels like you are in an old Italian mob movie with an amazing ambiance! Waiter recommendations were on point and it feels like a family ran business!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the service and food here. Not a first timer at all. I will continue to visit. It’s a relaxing, pleasant experience and the food is wonderfully consistently.

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PaulaW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful night! Every time we go it’s better than the time before!

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vipDave
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little off the beaten path but well worth it. Old world charm with amazing food. Service was impeccable.

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vipCathyK
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at Baci! One of our favorites and the team did not disappoint! Thank you, Baci, for another memorable evening!

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DianeS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Setting, atmosphere and service were great. The chicken parmesan was overcooked and dry, but, the sauce was really good. Lamb shanks were very good. Wine was perfect. We'll go back and will try something other than the chicken parm.

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vipazmi
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Six of us and so six different dishes and each one was delicious! Lovely tablecloth service and ambiance - great evening.

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CanukGalinCali
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and ambiance for our 14yr anniversary. Will definitely go back. The food could use some updating but still very, very good!

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RobertS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Five in our party, and all were completely satisfied. Food was great and service was better than normal (and their normal is fantastic). I have never had a bad meal or experience at this restaurant (Baci's) and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday celebration!

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vipKristina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian at a beautiful spot. I ordered the meat ravioli special and my partner ordered gnocchi. Both dishes were expertly prepared!

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Player20
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, Outstanding food, wonderful place for date night.

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marks
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best for fine dining... old schoolin a new world.... worth the experience... I’m there at least 3 times a month..... Enjoy!!!!

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vipgabrielamarks
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Best Italian food in San Diego

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Covid considerations, and East parking. What more could you ask for.

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vipLovelj
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience! Thank you for many years of fine dinning

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vipCristi
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacis is by far the most outstanding authentic Italian ever, great family operated. They always make their best to make us feel at home. Excellence in service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Wish I could remember his name cause he definitely deserves a shoutout. He had such great recommendations and was so friendly. I was impressed by every dish we had - to start we had the octopus and the capricciosa salad, both delicious. For our main courses we had the gnocchi with the white sauce, the pappardelle with the lamb ragu, and the veal parmigiana, all cooked to perfection! Thank you Baci for a wonderful dining experience! Only caution is the bread they serve is off the charts, if you love toasted buttery goodness. It was very hard to maintain self control!

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larryd
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in San Diego for six days. We picked a different establishment to eat lunch and dinner each day. Even with the face coverings and social distancing, the experience here was as close to normal as it gets. We've been getting used to very slow or no service due to the pandemic. Not here. Our table was checked on often and anything we needed was brought immediately. The food was amazing and I would say probably the best Italian food that I've had in years. We made a mental note to come back the next time we're in San Diego.

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vipGordo
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Philip and the Baci team have done an exceptional job keeping everyone safe and delivering the best service and Italian cuisine in SD.

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joyceg
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Under the current circumstances, everything was just fine. Our server was very accommodating and the food, as always was wonderful.
We hope to be back to dine again when we can actually sit down and enjoy our dinner
in the more pleasant atmosphere.

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vipUSAKampfswimmer
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and menu selections demonstrate great selections prepared deliciously!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Have special meals that are amazing!! Service was phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BACI’s is .....The Best restaurant for ANY and ALL occasions !

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing- people food wine & above and beyond service

Going back !! It’s casual is a great dining experience way- families and friends are all welcome and made To feel welcome

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vipBilly
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ever, as always

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vipPeterT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased with Baci’s. The service was outstanding and matched by delicious food. Will definitely return next time we are in San Diego. Thank you for a great night.

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JillM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baci is always spot on! Always listen to their specials. I got the sole special, similar to piccata sauce. It was delish! And their gnocchi in cheese sauce is alway amazing!

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Marsha
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Dining on the patio was just what we needed.

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gbash
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Baci is always fantastic. Fine dining at it's best. Not only are the preparations top notch, the owners and staff are as well. The wife and I have been enjoying Baci for 16 years. Thankfully, they have a large, covered patio in back that allows for 10 or 12 tables. Very nice.

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 1242 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.