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Bistro La Baia, Philadelphia, PA

Bistro La Baia

4.3
4.3
611 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Charming
  • Gluten-free-friendly
Bistro La Baia, meaning "The Bay" in Italian, is a casual neighborhood restaurant serving delicious homemade traditional and creative Italian/Mediterranean dishes.
With a light and inviting ambiance and a wonderful outdoor seating, this BYOB restaurant is great for any occasion.
Buon appetito!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (267) 687-1561
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Gabriel Puma
  • Catering
    Bistro La Baia team will cater to your private event both in house and at your office or home. Please contact us at BistroLaBaia.com for more information!
  • Private party facilities
    Bistro La Baia team will cater to your private event both in house and at your office or home. Please contact us at BistroLaBaia.com for more information!
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Cross street
    17th Street
  • Parking details
    Bistro La Baia is located a leisurely stroll away from most Center City points. There is free street parking between 16th and 17th along Lombard St after 6 PM. Meter Parking also available on South Street as well as the surrounding blocks. More street parking is available along 17th street below South.
  • Public transit
    There are two bus stops across the street. There is also a subway stop, Orange Line, three blocks away on Broad Street.
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

What 611 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

611 Reviews
  1. Annika

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I really wanted to love this place, as I live so close. The food was either overcooked or cold, and the ambience was uncomfortable.

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  2. Poor

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very hot in the restaurant The food was great , service not bad

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavor packed dishes, cute atmosphere for a date night or to take your parents for a nice dinner

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  4. JudyM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La baia has become one of my favorite places. I have tried most of things on the menu and everything has been outstanding. Every dish is made with fresh ingredients and the flavors are combined so perfectly. The bread is famous too. On top of that, the service is excellent, knowledgeable and very engaging, feels like home and very personal. If you're around in the city try it out!

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  5. ChristieW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very Salty. Meal did not come out as ordered. Steak was overdone.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    BYOB Small but quaint, nice atmosphere, everything was fresh and so good. We had mussels in white sauce, sooo good. I had the Gnocchi, and my wife had the risotto with salmon. Looking forward to going again.

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  7. Deborah

    Philadelphia

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect evening to sit outside at Bistrot La Baia. The food is always outstanding, the service is excellent and we will be back again and again.

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  8. DougB

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid local Italian BYOB. We have dined here in the past and Will Go again. Limited straightforward menu. Nice offering for just about anyone. Not the fanciest décor but pleasant surroundings and some outdoor tables available. Staff is attentive. Good value for what you get. Quality ingredients done nicely!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great family restaurant with fresh pasta. It was tiny but comfortable and well-with a visit.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is truly one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The service is great and everyone is so nice in additional to delicious food. 1000/10 recommend

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FAQs

Bistro La Baia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bistro La Baia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 687-1561.

Bistro La Baia is rated 4.3 stars by 611 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bistro La Baia

1700 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1519

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    17th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Bistro La Baia is located a leisurely stroll away from most Center City points. There is free street parking between 16th and 17th along Lombard St after 6 PM. Meter Parking also available on South Street as well as the surrounding blocks. More street parking is available along 17th street below South.
  • Public transit
    There are two bus stops across the street. There is also a subway stop, Orange Line, three blocks away on Broad Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gabriel Puma
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (267) 687-1561
  • Catering
    Bistro La Baia team will cater to your private event both in house and at your office or home. Please contact us at BistroLaBaia.com for more information!
  • Private party facilities
    Bistro La Baia team will cater to your private event both in house and at your office or home. Please contact us at BistroLaBaia.com for more information!
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