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Date
Wed, 4/25
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7:30 PM
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Baci Restaurant

4.8
869 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 275-2094
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Domenico Alioto
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Private party facilities
Our patio can seat 50 people comfortably, and our private back room can seat 30 comfortably.
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Private party contact
Sal D'Amato: (619) 757-7858
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ashton St.
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Parking details
Private parking in the alley on the right hand side.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 869 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

From the moment we arrived we were treated like very special people are entire meal was very good I wanted to “lick the bowl “it was that good !

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

What a gem, away from the crowds with superb food & service

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Our server...apparently associated with the family-owned restaurant was exceptional! Professional, personable, pleasant, and well-versed in the cuisine. Back-up staff were equally attentive and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

delicious food, excellent service, relaxing atmosphere

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was just plain terrible. It was cold & tasteless. Everything from the calamari to the gnocchi was gross. My martini tasted so awful. The service was excellent & the wait staff are pleasant, however.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

FABULOUS as always ... we look forward to dining again ... excellent service, great menu and lovely setting!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Baci's is old school, all in a very wonderful way. Absolutely delicious Italian cuisine and the service is excellent and knowledgeable. Great for taking a loved one, date or larger group, and noise levels are not so high, so if you like to converse, this is the place.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Hidden gem in Bay Park is a classic romantic date night location.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and service That says it all Why do you need more than 50 characters for a review?

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Reliably great. Pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Dining at Baci is like returning to a time when gentility, caring and friendly professionalism accompanied outstanding food in a lovely setting. That combination is difficult to find in the US where speed and greed are more the norm. Our evening began with a perfectly made Manhattan and continued with a delicious prosciutto-wrapped Burrata appetizer with the creamiest Mozzarella one can possibly imagine. We then moved on to a veal chop and Berkshire pork chop, both succulent and juicy, and finished with gelato. Service, as always, was impeccable. We are only in San Diego in the winter, but we will absolutely dine at Baci when we return.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

EXCELLENT!!! One of our favorites!! The pork chop, lamb chops and gnocchi are to die for!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing service and great food, can’t ask for much more!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. Whenever we are in town Baci is a MUST!!!! Best Italian food ever! The Seabass is amazing and the Vongole is a winner. My husband swears by the pork chop and my sons are big fans of the gnocchi and lamb chops.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great authentic Italian! Staff was friendly, inviting and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent food and service, as usual!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service and recomendations on the various specials. Good Wine Selection and the food was spectacular. Good find...

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We always LOVE the quaint quiet setting, excellent service and fantastic menu ... always looking forward to returning!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Probably the best Italian food ever. Great service. Nice cozy, antique filled rooms. Parking is crazy but they try. Drive through the narrow driveway. Look for the 2 funky linked lots that are marked by signs.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Baci was great. Service was excellent all around and the food was really good. The price was more than reasonably for the quality we got. This is a quality italian restaurant period.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great restaurant, great waiter and service, great food.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Baci never fails to deliver a quality experience with excellent service and food

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Baci has been a favorite of mine since I first tried it 24 years ago. The service is always impeccable and even the simplest of food - a humble pasta bolognese - is delicious and delightful. The only thing that would put it over the top would be fresh made pasta but i will take the amazing seafood and meat and chicken dishes, the freshness of the sauces and the absolute outstanding wine selection instead! Thank you for making every meal I've had here special!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food was good
The service was OK
Table next to us (a partly regular customers) got more attention

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fantastic experience! Can’t wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Every time we are in town we make sure to have dinner at Baci. One of the best Italian restaurants we have ever been to.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food and service. Valet parking.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Terrific staff and food, highly recommend

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We are snowbirds, so we only get to dine at Baci a couple of times each winter; mores the pity. This is on of our real favorites in San Diego with consistently wonderful food, great drinks and impeccable service. This time we shared a succulent octopus appetizer before enjoying our veal entrees: veal piccata for my wife and a luscious, juicy veal chop for me. Perfectly done. We also enjoyed fine Amarone from the extensive wine list. Gelato finished off a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This establishment was stupendous! She was definitely satisfied and I was astonished by the service, cuisine assortment, and the layout. Vibrant atmosphere & quietly set for our date night. Will revisit when She says "Let's go".

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great experience!

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

In my opinion wine pricing is excessively, which obviously is their option, parking was provided in unlocked alley lots, and not where I would or did leave my car. Oh well.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was perfect as always. It couldn't have been better.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 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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