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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.
San Diego, CA 92110
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private parking in the alley on the right hand side.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Baci Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Excellent food and service!! Forgot how giant the New York steak was, I took half home! Pay the $9 to add a pasta dish to your entree, it’s a great deal! I’m definitely returning to try different dishes. Different staff members checked on us regularly. Staff was very attentive and prompt.
The food was great.
The major problem, is, they didn't acknowledged the reason we were there.
To celebrate, my brothers, birthday.
I requested a good table for his special day. We had a choice to be right next to the entrance door, or in the entrance to the second level, in the middle. So every one went around or by us all the time.
I think you get, I was let down.
I didn't remind the waiter. Because my brother would not have liked that.
Maybe I'll go back, there are so many good restaurants...
High quality food but also high prices. We liked this restaurant and the food was very good but there are so many great restaurants in San Diego I am not sure I would put this in my top ten. I had the Osso Buco which I really enjoyed but at 46 dollars it should have been super memorable and it was not. My husband had the seafood stew which he really enjoyed and was a much better value.
One of the best restaurant's in San Diego. One of the few restaurants left that you can still carry on a conversation with your dinner guests without yelling. Food was fantastic and the service ( especially Phillip and Tony) was impeccable. Attentive and cordial. Made you feel at home. Love Baci's!
The food was actually not bad but the portions were just too big and the time between courses took way too long. They also brought out the pasta before the appetizer and then the main course. So by the time the main course came, most of us could hardly eat because we were so full from the first course that was expanding in our bellies. I think in the years I've been eating in Italian restaurants, including eating at great small restaurants all over Italy, this was the first time I've ever had my pasta served before the appetizer.
Lovely meal, with our incredible service - but spoiled by a view of folks in T shirts, flip flops, shorts, sneakers ... kids tumbling around in another room... one little girl sitting on the floor picking her toes.
How does this happen when servers are in tuxedos and I am in evening wear?
This is the second visit where I have experienced this, and altho' "this is San Diego " I find it crazy to spend $150 or more per couple to dine with people that have no respect for their surroundings.... we won't return, even for the great food. Why the management can't set some sort of standard for attire is beyond me.
Baci has been our "go to" fancy but not too fancy restaurant for many years. The professional waiters who know the menu like the back of their hand, the decor and the overall vibe are notable. They can really do fish here, so anytime you come, they will have the freshest fish, in addition to the excellent osso bussco (per my dad as I don't eat veal) and very fresh authentic pasta. They have a good wine list with several affordable but tasty Chiantis (remember, Brunello is just a super expensive Chianti as both are made from the Sangiovese grape). All in all, a wonderful meal and dining experience.
This is the best Italian restaurant in San Diego!! I'm Italian, and cooking is my passion, and I visit here frequently. Until this weekend I've been telling friends that I haven't been able to find an Italian restaurant that I would recommend. Most of those on and around India Street are tourists or hang outs for the bar crowd.
This was a surprise. We live in the area and pass Baci on an almost daily basis but had never tried it. Our mistake.
A traditional Italian restaurant of outstanding quality- one of, if not, the best in San Diego. Every dish and course was outstanding and well complimented by excellent wine by the glass options. Between the group we tried a number of appetizers - all well presented and tasty- the octopus was outstanding, and beef, pasta and fish main courses- again all wonderful, sauces and seasoning really complimented each flavor. I have to mention the wine by the glass options- excellent range of options, knowledgeable staff and spot on recommendations, and most importantly well preserved and delivered wine- not always the case in some establishments.
We will be back, excellent value for money
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