Bistro La Baia
With a light and inviting ambiance and a wonderful outdoor seating, this BYOB restaurant is great for any occasion.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Arborio rice with salmon in cognac sauce
Traditional Caesar dressing
Penne pasta with spicy tomato, garlic sauce
Nothing fancy but excellent food and service at a reasonable price.
The service and food was wonderful. Very very nice crew. Service was wonderful (had to say it again lol). Would definitely recommend a friend.
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).
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.
Enjoy this place. Their bread is amazing and their folks are always friendly and accommodating.
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).
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.
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.....
cold food. nanananannananannanananananannananananannanaa
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.
One of our favorite BYOBs in the city. Staff is always so nice and the food is always excellent. We are practically regulars now.
Great food good value!
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.
Very good service
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 ♥️
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.
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.
Food was great. From appetizers, main meal, to dessert.
Complete menu, tasteful food and great service.
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.
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.
Best food best vibes AMAZING
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.
Great food great service great price! Nice private outside space with heater
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.
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!
Couldn’t have been a more perfect NYE
Service and food was amazing. Highly recommend woman that hosted and served us was top notch
It was a very nice experience; the food was great too!
Pre Christmas dinner was wonderful! Great food and great service!
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!
Terrific food. Try the Funghi with Shrimp appetizer...
Food and service was great, outside area is very nice and in a great area of Philly
Great service, amazing food and sitting outside wasn’t bad with the heat lamps!! We will be back!!!
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
I absolutely love Bistro La Baia. Food is exceptional and dining experience is as well.
Small Italian neighborhood gem! Amazing Italian food and outdoor dining with heat lamps during Covid.
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!
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.
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!
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.