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About Baci Restaurant

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.

1955 West Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Ashton St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 275-2094

Website:
http://www.sandiegobaci.com/

Parking Details:
Private parking in the alley on the right hand side.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Baci Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (27)
Good for Birthdays (24)
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Worth the Drive (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Business Meals (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

It went to baci for the very first time and the experience was great.. everything was just perfect 🎯

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is outstanding. The service is attentive and knowledgeable, but not intrusive. Alessandro was great! He mad great recommendations about the menu and wine selection.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Baci is a little pricey but it is worth it. The food was excellent and the wait staff brings back the manners and treatment of old school dining: professional, polite, and knowledgeable and dressed up. This atmosphere is romantic and it's not too loud. Perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Baci is an old standby. Cocktails came quickly and as ordered. Fantastic service throughout the meal. Excellent appetizers. For main course wife had branzino special, very good and I had Oso Buco, also as a special, a bit chewy, but tasty. Better than very good, not quite excellent.
Best for that special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

5 star menu and service. You won’t be disappointed!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service! We were all happy with our menu choices. I had the chef’s special swordfish dish which was excellent- very moist with a light flavor. I will definitely order it next time!!!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Best restaurant in San Diego. Also by far the best fish in San Diego in addition to the Italian dishes

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

For an evening out with friends, Baci's is cozy and authentic. The food was superb, the service was top-notch and the wine selection was amazing. I whole-heartedly recommend Baci's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

All the people who work here are so nice and attentive . The food was outstanding and I got a free tiramisu for my birthday which was nice. My mom and dad were very pleased with everything which was a relief as they have such high expectations. My martini was perfect, best I ever had and I can’t wait to dine here again! 😍

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was excellent. Very attentive without hoverin. Appetizers, salads and entrees were great. The scallop special was the best scallops I have ever experienced. Highly recommend BACI for dining which I have already done.

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Waiters in tuxedos, cozy booths, and an intimate lounge (I refuse to call it a "bar") add up to a relaxing evening with friends. It was a busy Saturday night but Tony (the long-time owner) was directing the staff with a keen eye. The specials were varied, numerous and creative. Chef was pulling out all the stops tonight!
We shared a burrata and then gnocchi, both of which were amazing. These were followed by our entrees. Pacing was excellent, with generous refills of their signature home baked garlic bread between courses. The eagle-eyed busers, in crisp white shirts and black vests, refreshed our silverware, water and removed plates without being intrusive.
I hope you enjoy Bach's as much as we do.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Been there many times. Service excellent; waiters always helpful; nice atmosphere; great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We celebrated a birthday at lunch, at a cozy booth for four. I have been to Baci's many times, and have never had something I didn't like. The swordfish oreganata stands out in my mind. But at this lunch we all enjoyed the caesar salad, topped with the most succulent piece of grilled salmon I have ever had. This salad includes hard boiled egg, and steamed carrot and asparagus spears. The garlic bread comes to the table warm, and we rounded out the meal with a glass of pino grigio and just a bit of fresh pasta. They also brought us a wonderful tiramisu with a birthday candle. The service is attentive, my glass was never empty. If you try Baci's you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing!!!!!! Will definitely come back!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been meaning to try this place for years. I worried it was too fancy. Definitely an older crowd but some families. Mostly "business casual" dress that I saw. Everything was delicious! My friend had the octopus appetizer and the Chilean Sea bass. The fish was perfectly seasoned and melted in your mouth. I had the caprese salad so I could leave room for tiramisu and cappuccino-glad I did! Bread is amazing as well. We will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Still one of San Diego’s gem restaurants. Amazing food and service. Owner Tony Amato does an exceptional job at keeping Your experience memorable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Baci never disappoints. We enjoy it at least once a month and always leave pleased.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, loved sitting at Table 1. Food overall was a little short on spices.
Tomato/mozzarella cheese appetizer needed salt or a bit of lemon/wine vinegar, veal was heavy handed with lemon however. Linguine flat and short on sauce. Baked potato and side vegetables were quite good. The best part of my meal was ordering the side of eggplant, it was Excellent!!
My lady friend however enjoyed her mussels and angel hair pasta and your tasty garlic bread.
I would definitely come again and try a different dish to compare meals before I recommend this
restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of our favorite local restaurants. In my opinion this is the best Italian place in all of San Diego. While all of the items on the menu are good, the Salmon Piccata is truly exceptional. When you add in the wonderful atmosphere and the friendly staff, 5 stars are not enough!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We attended for a family birthday celebration. Right from the start, we had excellent connection and attention from the staff. Seated promptly (we had a reservation), we were addressed quickly by our waiter. Great service all night, and the food is awesome.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food delicious as always. Our waiter needs a little help. Left dirty plates on our table. Nice person just needs more diection

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was excellent! It is like you are the only customers present. The wait staff is very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent Italian food and service. Generous menu selection of italian classics.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always the best!! Never a bad meal or experience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The day after Christmas...crowded and kind of noisy, but the food was very good and the service was outstanding. We'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The service and food at Baci's is always excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We both had the rack of lamb. It was done to perfection, tender and tasty, served with wonderful green and yellow asparagus, and mashed potatoes. The hearts of palm salad was delicious.

It was a great meal with excellent service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My favorite restaurant in all of San Diego! Great, great food. Awesome specialty dishes. Truly awesome dining experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We loved everything!!! Excellent. We will be back

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Once again we had a terrific dining experience at this fine restaurant. The food was delicious, and our servers made us feel welcome and at home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Outstanding food and first class service. Baci is the gold standard.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for dinner this past Saturday with friends and the restaurant exceeded our expectations. All four of us have driven past Baci for years but have never dined there. We decided to give it a try and just loved everything about it: great atmosphere, terrific service, excellent food, priced right. We are excited to go back. Absolutely recommend Baci for anyone who loves great Italian food and great service. Such a welcome change from the ubiquitous distressed wood and wrought iron trendy restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

It was the first time for my wife and I after knowing about it for years, and it was well worth it. My wife loved it. Food was great, service was unbelievable.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

As always, Baci was excellent. Great service and dinner. This is always our "go to" place for special occasions as well as just a quiet dinner with my partner.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service is fantastic. They make you feel as if you are part of the family.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My wife and I have been here serval time and the service, ambiance, and most importantly the food were absolutely wonderful. Some authentic Italian music in the background would really put this place over the top.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Highly recommend! The food was outstanding! Must try the Burrata appetizer. The veal piccata was delicious as was the garlic bread. Can't wait to go back and try other menu items.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Cool old school feel, they really make you feel special. Great food, great service... I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time having dinner, it was great! We will be back soon.

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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