Bistro La Baia

4.6
202 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bistro La Baia, BYOB, offers traditional and creative Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, featuring small plates, homemade fresh pastas, and other homemade from scratch flavorful dishes. With a wonderful outdoor seating and an inviting ambiance, this BYOB is great for any occasion.
Buon appetito!

Specials

KIDS EAT FREE!

Bring your kids for dinner at Bistro La Baia and their dinner is on us. Parents must purchase Entrée.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 15, 2019

Ends: January 16, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 202 People Are Saying
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TL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice ambiance, particularly on a week night when the restaurant was mostly empty. Food was OK. Tomatoes were a bit mealy but main course was good, if predictable.

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small and intimate with excellent food and service!

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Quality of food was not good. For the price you can get the same thing at a much common restaurant. I was definitely disappointed.

Bistro La Baia
Responded on April 4, 2019

Robbie, I am sorry to learn you did not like our food. We work hard to provide an excellent experience for each of our guests and my staff and I attended each of the tables multiple times to make sure our guests were enjoying themselves. Will you kindly share what you had so we can use this to see what went wrong and improve? As an aside, it would have been great if you had let us know you did not like you food so we could have offered you something else.

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S
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous relaxing dinner

Bistro La Baia
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you Susan. We appreciated having you dine at La Baia and hope to see you soon.

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MD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be excellent. The owners are lovely and the food is delicious. Will be back!

Bistro La Baia
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thanks for your continued patronage. It's always great to see you and your family.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service!

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P
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, very responsive to our special requests for a large group. Excellent cuisine. The restaurant had a European feel to it - intimate and lovely. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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RV
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Lovely server. Just a bit too tight and too close to the entrance which kept us a bit chilly. Otherwise , would definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best chicken Picatta! Incredibly tasty seafood soup.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Had an app special that had very little taste. The eggplant parm was great, gnocchis were mediocre. Service was slow but it’s a cute byob for a low price. Probably won’t go back but wasn’t a bad experience.

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EW
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this neighborhood bistro. Food is delicious, service is caring and the atmosphere is warm.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good gnocchi and pomodoro and the homemade tiramisu was one of the best I’ve ever had

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RB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience

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GG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, very small, quaint restaurant with awesome food, great prices and it’s a byob... this is such a great restaurant with great service, will return.

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PK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!.... my only complaint would be that the space was tight very close table settings some would call it very cozy.

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CW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us went before a show and all had a great dinner. Great menu choices and very good service. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I wanted to go out for restaurant week so we chose to try a new place. The service was great- they valued the customers and multiple people checked in with us throughout our time there. The food was also delicious! I recommend the meatballs!! It was a quaint place with a homey feeling. We’ll be back!

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t
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful. If anything, there was too much food. My husband and I took our pasta (3rd course) home and had a second meal. As we were leaving, the younger and much noisier crowd started arriving. We were glad the noise level was more appropriate for us geezers, earlier. Also the fact that it is a BYOB is much appreciated. We will certainly return often. I can't wait to bring my son and daughter in law, who live in San Francisco where the food is spectacular, to Bistro La Baia.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual !!

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v
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice staff, good menu options for Restaurant Week. The room is small (very small) so if you're looking for a quiet dinner with privacy, you won't find it here. But if you want a good Italian meal at a good price, I recommend it.

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P
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love it, food was delicious, nice and right temperature. Service was great, very friendly we will go back my daughter can’t get over the side dish of pasta she still talking about it. Thanks for everything.

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TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We had a great time.

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f
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Had dinner during Restaurant week, so hard to judge what the menu etc. would be like otherwise. Veal with mushrooms was very good. Caprese salad would have been better with better tomatoes. Worth a return visit.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall the experience was good. As someone who has dined at many Italian restaurants both in the states and Italy I would say the food was average to slightly above average and taste and quality.

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PM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a wonderful neighborhood place, BYOB and fairly small. It is usually fairly quiet and good for conversation, although the last time we were there, there were two tables of 8+ people so it was noisy--not typical. Food is good and menu has diverse Italian dishes. Service is excellent. Mainly, this is a pleasant local place for a reasonable casual dinner.

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LT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The restaurant looks like it was a travel agency or salon of some sort that was barely converted to a restaurant. That being said the food was very good.

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j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My biggest complaint with this and most other restaurants is this. If you have specials to offer, take the time to list them on a separate menu. To be honest, the room was so noisy it didn't understand most of what my server was saying.

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MS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was bland. Service was attentive but couldn’t make up for food. We will not be going back

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my mom's 81st bday - cozy quaint venue and wonderful service - staff made the night special :)

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FG
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food is delicious and the attentive wait staff are great. BYOB too!! Wish it were a tad bigger as it is tight quarters. But it is nice due to friendly eaters nearby.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food!! Out of this world...

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square and strolled over to La Baia for a dinner to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The food was awesome. The owner and woman waiting on us treated us like family, and we had a wonderful dinner. La Baia is small, quaint, and an obvious favorite in the neighborhood. We prefer this to places packed with tourists. We will definitely return for dinner soon, and highly recommend this little gem to anyone visiting Philadelphia! We would love you to open La Baia in our city, Washington, DC!

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot. Friendly service and delicious food!

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BV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best BYOB restaurants in the city. Food is excellent with nice size portions and wonderful flavors. Owner is always there and adds a nice touch to the experience. Service is friendly and accommodating. They make adjustments to your choice of meals if possible. - Great eating experience.

Bistro La Baia
Responded on January 3, 2019

Hi Bob, thank you for coming to La Baia. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and thank you for this great review! Please say hi to Dan from us and hope to see you again soon! Happy New Year!

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D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and so was the service, restaurant is very small so noise level was loud, but to b expected

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JR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly service, feels like you’re in someone’s dining room. We had an excellent night out.

Bistro La Baia
Responded on January 3, 2019

Justin, thanks for dining at La Baia and we are pleased you had a great time. Our cozy little bistro can be best experienced as being part of a family in their living/dining room and we are happy you felt the same way. Hope to see you again soon! Reed

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and tasty !!

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l
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was way too noisy for the size of the place; they need some acoustic muffling wall hangings...but the food was great!

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HG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small quaint restaurant located in Rittenhouse Square. Portions are large and the service was excellent. We are monthly customers and will be returning more frequently. Lobster ravioli and the chicken marsala were to die for.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little spot for a cozy and delicious night out with friend! Food was excellent and well priced, and the service was outstanding!

Bistro La Baia
Responded on December 24, 2018

Hello and thank you for dining at Bistro La Baia. We are happy you enjoyed your time at La Baia. Happy Holidays from the La Baia team!

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