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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

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (30)
Authentic (26)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Hands down our favorite restaurant! Everything is impeccable!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

It was our anniversary, but it wasn’t a very romantic experience. We waited and waited. Watching other parties get served first. It was quite disappointing.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a must when we are in town!!! Love every dish.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Dinner was fantastic, service was also!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent dinner. Great Italian wine list, traditional menu with great service. Valerie parking is handy too! Would return next time in San Diego

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing dinner at Baci’s. Probably the best swordfish I’ve ever had, and the other dishes I tasted were also delicious! Tony and crew are attentive but not annoying. Best special occasion place!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I go here whenever I can. There is a reason why it is rated among the best Italian restaurants in San Diego. Menu, food, service, all first class.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dated atmosphere with below average food and Service. The pasta dish was exceptional but the rest of our 200$ bill below expectations.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

the food at Bac's is always terrific and the service is excellent. It has an old-world atmosphere that I like.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I never thought I was going to find this quality of Italian food in San Diego. We were a party of 6 each ordered different selections from the specials menu and and everyone was delighted. Food was very good, service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great restaurant. Authentic itialian food. Fanatic ambiente.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Nice special occasion restaurant. Old world refinement

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is the best Restaurant in San Diego hands down. Tony and his family are the best hosts and Mimo is the best chef in San Diego. The Ossobuco is out of this world tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I love the shrimp in lobster sauce with capellini. This is as good or better than Little Italy in NYC.
It was my husbands birthday and Baci is a good place for celebration.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Italian server warmed up after we finally correctly enunciated his name. The Oso Buco special was awesome. The Martini was the best. The restaurant is excellent to take a loved one.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Appetizers are good and main dish recommend lamp stake.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I just really enjoy the delicious food and the owners Maria and Tony make you feel so welcome.
I haven eaten there for over 30 years. Baci's has such warm ambiance and excellent service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The best Italian restaurant in San Diego: hands-down best food, great old world service, and just a wonderful convivial ambience. Our go-to for great times!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I can ALWAYS be sure to have OUTSTANDING food & EXCELLENT service & tonight was no excetion!

I am bring 12 friends back Wednesday for a special Thank You and Philp has worked with me to arrange a prfect night!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food at Baci never disappoints. The quiet front room allows for seniors to hear each other. Grilled Octopus appetizer and shrimp in lobster sauce over cappellini is excellent. One of my favorite places.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We celebrate our anniversary with another couple every year. Can't even remember how many it is now (many). Very classy and romantic restaurant. It would be a good place to propose marriage!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service makes this restaurant one of our all time favorites!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 1, 2017

ウニが最高です。
裏メニューみたいですが、訪ねて見て下さい。

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Seriously the best Italian food we have ever had. We make sure to go to Baci every time we are in San Diego. It's a must!

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Absolutely amazing service, ambience, and food! A 4-star restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We were four, business meal. We had salads, shared two servings of pasta, had entrees, dessert, coffee, and of course, some wine. Service was excellent, as was the meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Beautiful place, amazing service, delicious food! We came down for a family vacation, and this was the best place we ate at all week long!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I would have gave them a 5 but they didnt have spaghetti or lasagna

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A truly fantastic evening. Everything from the food to the service was incredible. I simply can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It is the best Italian restaurant that I have had in my life.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

We have been going to Bacis for year , one of our favorites. Know the family and have always had the best of everything. Food is always unique and flavorful. Wine list is very well selected and uniquely diverse.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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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