Baci Restaurant - San Diego

4.9
1297 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, definitely a must try restaurant in San Diego! Had the burrata, octopus, seafood pasta, and veal ravioli. Incredible!

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vipCardinal79
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience for a romantic dinner or a special occasion. The service is superb: friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food is delicious, particularly the Swordfish Oreganato, which is the signature dish.

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vipKimD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service
And consistent
Food

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CesarD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance, the food was amazing! Service was also outstanding! I would highly recommend this place. My new favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego!!!

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vipDianneD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant!! I had the Shrimp Scampi and loved it. First fine dinning in 6-months and it was wonderful.

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ScottG
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. Highly recommended.

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vipMarkJ
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Baci !

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aneesabb
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was perfect.

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vipLindaS
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to return to this amazing place after being shut in for so long. Quality, service, and delicious food did not suffer.

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vipChica
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Your food is the best ever, as always. My husband always chooses it for his birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing old school Italian restaurant.

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vipGayle
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Way overbooked with large loud groups placed right next to us, a party of two celebrating an anniversary. Service was very slow and inattentive as they were clearly overwhelmed. My entree came to the table with blazing hot fish and cold potatoes, really a disappointment. We could barely hear each other over the loud parties nearby. We were thinking of having dessert but the service was so slow and in this unpleasant atmosphere that we didn’t even wait. I’ve brought clients and family here in the past with excellent experiences but now I don’t feel I can trust returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the service is impeccable! We eat here frequently and are never disappointed. Everything on the menu is amazing!!

While we waiting for our parents to arrive, we stopped at the bar and was welcomed by Mario who makes the best martinis! He had my sister’s martini started as she walked through the door.

Phillip never disappoints and always makes us feel like family. Our mom is in a motorized wheelchair and they went above and beyond to ensure she was accommodated including directing my parents van driver into a parking spot outside while we finished our dinner! Even through their masks, you can see how warm and welcoming their smiles are!

Tony, Maria, Phillip and Mario, thank you again for another special evening!!

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vipflyingCPA
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal once again at Baci. So glad that indoor dining is back in San Diego

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vipRalphL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service here, always.
Though I am not a local, I come to town often for business and this is definite "go-to" spot for me.
Wait staff is the best and knowledgeable too !
The owner & 1 of his sons are always there and a amazing people!
I feel like family (a very liked cousin) when I and there, just like in Italy!
Chef is an artist, always a great meal...

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent with good portion sizes. The calamari is great—very light and airy fry technique. Salmon was perfectly cooked, tiramisu and cannoli both fabulous. It’s pricey, but excellent.

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vipLovelj
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special to dine at Baci, gold stars!

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SimoneC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the experience! Friendly staff and tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall such a great experience! The staff, food, environment was great! Would come back again

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vipCisco
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Baci never disappoints. Excellent food and service. I love the procuitto and melon appetizer

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judithp
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food friendly, professional family run classic restaurant

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vipDeldonna2011
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Our favorite in San Diego, but I MUST work on ordering something different next time. I ALWAYS order Veal Picatta, because its the best ever, but I really need to break down and try something different Oh well, big time problems. Antonio is the best!

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BetinaT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baci’s consistently shows what taking special care with the quality of the food, wines and service is all about. Exceptional dining experience.

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Maureen
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was moderate due to a large party; they were having a lively conversation and a great time. Excellent service, food and they're always consistent. We love this restaurant.

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vipMiguelE
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible, amazing food and ambiance, Best Italian in San Diego!

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Nandofoodnwine
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Baci is exceptionally good. The home made burrata is decadent.The freshly made pappardelle with lamb ragú and black truffles is out of bounds. There simply is no better anywhere. And the swordfish origanatto is the most moist and tasty lightly breaded baked swordfish you will ever have. All this washed down with a Monti Bussia 2000 Barolo. The service is impeccable and knowledgeable and the place has an old world charm. A can’t miss fine dining restaurant in San Diego. I give it. 5 out o 5. In one word.....Superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food with a beautiful and romantic ambiance! I LOVE this place and will definitely be back.

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vipfood1st
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Musty smell is challenging. Not for the feint of wallet. Specials are $50. Delicious!

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vipKimD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has consistently perfect every time we come. Excellence in service, taste, presentation and atmoshere

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vipFoodsnob
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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BeckyN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is the food fabulous the service is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentines

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food we have ever had, an amazing experience. Will definitely be going back again. So many friendly faces and the restaurant is beautiful.

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Paty
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Amazing food and extraordinary service. Will come back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Baci for the last 20 years. This is hands down the best Italian restaurant in San Diego. Tony and his staff are always top notch. We are looking forward to our next night out there.

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vipGordo
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A San Diego gem; incredible food and spectacular service. So glad they are open again.

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vipMiguelE
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, old Italian classy place, amazing ambiance and delicious food

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vipJeanne
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, comfortable for intimate conversations, welcoming and professional staff and the food is fresh and delicious. It is our go to place. Such a neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had to leave so got the rest of our food to go. How do you box guests food to go food but leave what they left on the plate out the box!? Ordered the veal bone marrow special and they didn’t even include the bone marrow that I hardly touched. Then my lady ordered chicken with asparagus with potato so they only included the left over chicken in the box. Not the uneaten potato and the rest of asparagus. Baffled.

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vipLovelj
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Always!
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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 1297 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.