Bistro La Baia

4.6
387 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 387 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.7
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tdsell
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nothing fancy but excellent food and service at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and food was wonderful. Very very nice crew. Service was wonderful (had to say it again lol). Would definitely recommend a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Polenta bruschetta was delicious! Just stopped for salads for lunch but they were also very good. Arugula salad was perfect; Caesar was a little heavy on dressing. Ambience fine for sidewalk Covid time; construction on street bit if a bummer but not their fault. Would come back (and would bring wine as didn’t notice BYO with first go round).

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TetyanaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 50th visit? I have lost count. Their food is consistently stellar, service is lovely, and the staff cares about your experience. Lobster raviolis are great and the bread is made in house! I'd visit for any occasion from girls night to anniversary dinner. An added bonus that it's BYOB.

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vipElGianni
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoy this place. Their bread is amazing and their folks are always friendly and accommodating.

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vipAnonymous7676
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening. This is one of our favorite go-to neighborhood BYOB places. The restaurant staff members are very nice and we enjoy the Italian food very much. Outside can be a bit noisy with the traffic on a Sat night, but is otherwise very pleasant (inside is quieter).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I know Philly restaurants have been killed by incompetent government, and I really want to like this place, but it was dirty and depressing. Food was ok, but for the experience, it was overpriced. I hope they can do something to improve and survive. Nothing interesting on the menu. Nothing to drink but water and iced tea. It was a sad experience.

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vipBKmom
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We used to really like this place but I think our meal recently was fair to good- not as well prepared as in the past. Not sure why.....

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EricF
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

cold food. nanananannananannanananananannananananannanaa

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David
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were very disappointed with La Baia. The outside tables weren’t available and since we’re all vaccinated sat inside where it was freezing and too loud. The wait staff seemed more focused on serving outdoor tables so we had to wave them down for service. They clearly were too rushed to pay much attention even when they came to the table. The mushroom appetizer was delicious but my entree wasn’t good at all.

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vipDrewK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite BYOBs in the city. Staff is always so nice and the food is always excellent. We are practically regulars now.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food good value!

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AliP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food was very bland-I don't think they used ANY garlic! Had to put cheese and red sauce to get flavor. The Branzino was a little mushy.

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Katie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and amazing staff!!! We eat outside every time - not too cold / very comfortable, and not too noisy even though outside- super cozy and lovely ♥️

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JoannaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
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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ThomasI
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. From appetizers, main meal, to dessert.

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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
6 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
16 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
10 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
26 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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vipOpenTable 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!

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 4.6 stars by 387 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.