Bistro La Baia

4.7
370 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 370 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoannaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Our waiter was sweet, informative and helpful. We didn’t wait long for our food and we were not rushed out. Everyone was wearing a mask and we felt safe dining in there. A very pleasant experience.

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vipJulia44
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

My boyfriend and I went for Valentine's Day and they had a prefixed menu which was expensive but the food was very good. The outdoor dining setup is really nice and the heat lamps are extremely warm. However, the service was horrendous. The waitress seemed rushed and didn't check on us once after taking our orders. After we asked for the check, we waited 40 minutes until we could leave. I have to say that I have been here in the past and the service was much better so may have just been the night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complete menu, tasteful food and great service.

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vipRyan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Let me begin by saying the food was great! I brought a nice bottle of French white and I left happier than I went in. If you are going expecting a great ambiance and great service you will be disappointed but the food is worth the anguish caused by everything else. If you want to sit and have a good meal and not feel rushed it’s a great spot and make sure to bring your wine.

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MarinaV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Started dining outdoors there during the pandemic and keep coming back. We chose to dine here to celebrate a birthday and dined inside for the first time. Tables were very well spaced out and we felt comfortable the entire time. The service is always great, everyone is friendly and we never have to wait long for our food. They even brought out a dessert for my partner for his birthday. The food is delicious, especially the branzino. A great, quiet neighborhood spot. Great value and atmosphere.

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Brina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food best vibes AMAZING

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NJMurrays09
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty. Decided to try dining outside in the winter and it was more tolerable than anticipated. The salmon risotto was delicious. The service was courteous and friendly. Highly recommended!!!! Great selection of meal choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service great price! Nice private outside space with heater

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vipLaura
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Baia has always been one of our favorite BYOs in the city. The food is spectacular and the service is wonderful. They are all so kind.

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vipAshleeP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!
Bistro la Baia has done a phenomenal job in creating a cozy dining experience outside with some of the best heaters!!! We were able to take off our coats and dine comfortably. Service was fantastic and the food was superb. We cannot wait to go back!

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vipCharlesB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been a more perfect NYE

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lisa
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing. Highly recommend woman that hosted and served us was top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience; the food was great too!

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MinnetteF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Christmas dinner was wonderful! Great food and great service!

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vipNatalieB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Italian in Philly plus BYOB ! Went during the pandemic where we could only eat outside, they kept us feeling warm and were very tentative. The owners are AMAZING, truly Italian and super kind...was so happy to give them business during this time. The food itself is WOW, we all got different dishes & for myself I got the Lobster Ravioli which was divine. The break was homemade as well and we couldn’t stop eating it! Finished off with a nice Limoncello shot ... will be back for sure!

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vipRichardD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food. Try the Funghi with Shrimp appetizer...

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PatrickK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, outside area is very nice and in a great area of Philly

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KelsieM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and sitting outside wasn’t bad with the heat lamps!! We will be back!!!

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vipchickennugget
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious every time it’s such a neighborhood gym I pray to God it makes it through this I love the outdoor seating it’s not those Covid bubbles that most people are making it’s really sweet and delicious and well priced in addition it’s a BYOB and they take credit cards

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Bistro La Baia. Food is exceptional and dining experience is as well.

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vipJulia44
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small Italian neighborhood gem! Amazing Italian food and outdoor dining with heat lamps during Covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, really good service and friendly staff. Wasn’t my first time at the bistro and definitely won’t be my last. This is a must visit!

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AndreaJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time eating there. The food is great, love the warm bread they serve. The staff is great, it is always a pleasure talking to the waitress. Bistro La Baia is a really nice BYOB spot. Will definitely go back again.

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LeeG
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We discovered this restaurant during lock down... we ordered delivery as we wished to patronize small businesses. Best take out/delivered food ever! So impressed I actually emailed them to tell them how good their food is and that when the world opens up we will eat there! This time food was delicious! Menu is small but everything we had was great. The Italian sausage with homemade noodles was beyond good! We had the eggplant rollatini as a shared appetizer nicely prepared. I had chicken Marsala also good but I loved the mixed vegetables served with it! We enjoyed so much we who rarely order dessert took a Tiramusi home to share. It was homemade and amazing and worth every calorie!

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vipJskard
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great meal during COVID with friends. Outdoor dining was in a quiet area. Food was big portions. Delicious. Service was slightly slow - but we enjoyed the time.

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vipRatoncito22
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've been there several times. I like to support family businesses. And byob is always good. This was a busy night. Took about an hour to get our food. Food thing we brought wine. The service is just OK. They just take the order and serve, so it's basic. Not bad, just basic. The wait did not bother me much this time because they probably suffered during the lock down, so it was nice to see that they had a busy night. And the food is always good.

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oliviac
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pretty good overall, but not great. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

the service was very slow, as we waited over twenty minutes after being seated to even have a waitress/waiter ask about drinks or even give or us know about the menu. each course took a long time to come out as well, down to ya having to ask for the check after being there for over an hour half

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Found this little slice of Italy while searching for a restaurant for Restaurant Week and let me tell you, it’s fantastic. Everything from the feel of the place to our waiter (who was clearly Italian). The food was delicious! So happy we decided to come here. Will definitely be going back!

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MichaelaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waited 15 minutes to be seated for a 2 person reservation that was confirmed at 7. Really bland food and below average service. Understandable during COVID but expected more for restaurant work. Bathroom is also kind of gross and not well kept. Too many good BYOBs in the area to go back.

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JavaleW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a lovely dinner. Everything we ordered was delicious and fresh. The service was good I have no complaints.

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vipBKmom
Philadelphia
229 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have always enjoyed this restaurant. We went that nite for Restaurant Week. We asked for bread and was told that it wasn’t included with our meal during Restaurant Week..... we found this to be unusual and couldn’t understand why they did this. Bread???? Otherwise, the food is consistently good and the location is great- quiet and very safe for outside dining. We will go back, bread hopefully included.

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vipJonB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hadn't been here in several years and took advantage of an open reservation slot Saturday evening. Food was as good as I remembered and the waitstaff was especially helpful and courteous to our 11 year old son.

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RubyS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Salmon Risotto was excellent but the homemade pasta with sausage was overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! What a nice experience! Highly recommend!

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vipAndreas
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service was really great. The food was well prepared and the pasta was perfect. Everyone was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and prompt service. Located on a quiet residential block. Molto bene!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great Italian home style cooking. Wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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vipFancy
Philadelphia
129 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had such a lovely dinner! The food was to die for. Tender veal, homemade pasta, well prepared fish and Caesar salad. The desserts were also tremendous. The outdoor seating was comfortable and not too close. The service was warm and attentive. This is a homey neighborhood BYO. Not fancy; just good food. We will return!

FAQs

Bistro La Baia does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 4.7 stars by 370 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.