Baraonda is a trendy Italian restaurant by day and dance club by night. The dining area features brightly colored walls adorned with artwork and unique lighting. Tables for guests are covered in white linen for a casually sophisticated feel during the day. At night, the tables are moved to make space for dancing with a live DJ and upbeat music. Baraonda is a great place to relax, celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a casual date.
Begin the meal with a classic appetizer like buffalo mozzarella with vine ripe tomatoes, fried calamari with shrimp and zucchini or Adriatic-style seafood salad in lemon vinaigrette. Pasta dishes include options like tagliatelle alla Bolognese, veal ravioli with butter, sage and crispy pancetta and homemade potato gnocchi with white truffle cream and parmesan cheese. Baraonda also offers a wide variety of meat and seafood entrées as well as drinks and desserts.
They can do better
Service: gave it a shot again and the service was horrid. Sat outside and the inside as well as out was not busy at all.
They need to step this up.
Seems to be an ongoing issue for many years but outdoor space is nice.
For a casual street corner restaurant, the service was painfully slow - 30 minutes to order, 39 minutes to get the salads and then 30 minutes before the entrees came out. Re-fill water, forget it!
The hostess was friendly and welcoming but it all went downhill after that.
Excellent - Cousins visiting from Germany and wanted Italian Food. Food and Service were excellent. Waiter was great too. Will definitely return.
We eat here a lot, but this time they changed the menu--and it is much shorter now. Only 3 specials so that was not the reason. Same manager. Not sure what happened, but for us the food was the same quality, so the only downside is less choice.
We also like it here because they have a lot of outdoor seating.
If it's a nice night and you like eating good food outside with good service and nice atmosphere: this is the place for you.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Baraonda. The open air windows, the service, the food, the table, everything were really pleasant. We will be back!
Date with my girlfriend for her birthday. Was expecting the ambiance that was previously experienced but the restaurant is undergoing a cosmetic face-lift. The walls were stripped of the colorful paintings and looked like walls that need painting. The restrooms and the floors were not as clean as usual. The tables no longer bolted to the floor. But guess what? The prices were still high if not higher than usual. I paid $48 for a pounded flat breaded veal chop.
If I had know what the place was going to be like for what was a special dinner I would have never gone. They should have had an alert on Open Table and the Website with a premium like a free bottle of wine during the renovation. If I saw that I would have went somewhere else given the occasion and then visited them after they finish the work. Now I just won't go again.
The food and wine was tasty, although the $48 veal chop was a little tough and chewy. The waiter was awesome though and made the experience as good as it could be under the circumstances.
My wife used to love this place so we came here to meet a friend of hers and they were happy with their food but I wasn't so pleased. My lobster ravioli had very little meat in the ravioli, the ravioli itself was a little hard for my taste, and the sauce was borderline watery. The asparagus didn't pair that well with the ravioli either. The server wasn't super attentive either (and we were one of only a few tables) but the other staff seemed good.
While I will say that the food was good - but not fantastic - considering the expense, it was definitely not what it should have been.
The service, however, was completely disgraceful. When we arrived our waitress seated us to a table squished in the corner, despite my instructions in my reservation that this was a special occasion - my husband's birthday. Our waitress chucked our menus at us and then came back 5 minutes later asking if we were ready to order our drinks. As a large party, we had yet to decide and so she barked at us "give me a signal when you're finally ready" and took off. It took another 20 minutes to get her attention. Every interaction with this waitress was full of disdain and not a single person even wished my husband a happy birthday or checked to see if we were enjoying our meals. You could not pay me to return to this restaurant.
GREAT FOOD.. Nice place to have a meal with a friend significant other or a place for a business meeting you can hear the people you are with speak cozy comfortable great waiters and waitresses the owner was very attentive from the time we arrived she took us to our table and when we were finished she walked us out we will be back especially when it gets warm out outdoor seating a great plus