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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

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Authentic (20)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Business Meals (14)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Casual (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

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 11, 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 31, 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 28, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 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 27, 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 21, 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 20, 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 19, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 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 12, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 10, 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 8, 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 8, 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 7, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 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 29, 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 29, 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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·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was way over priced for wheat was served. Interesting choices on menu but not worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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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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 (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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