Bistro La Baia

4.6
359 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 359 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 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
15 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
1 review
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
4 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
1 review
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
227 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.

JB
vipJonB
Philadelphia
3 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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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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh homemade pasta, amazing quality ingredients! Service was amazing! The area is very quaint- perfect for a date night!

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In this age of COVID outdoor dining, they did a great job. My partner had a Veal special in a brady sauce which was wonderful. I opted for the stand by chicken Parm - which was good, but I still wanted the Veal. Beware - the Appetizers and Pasta plates can run to the large-side, so be prepared to share!

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice place and food was really good ! Definitely recommend this place !

The best homemade pasta I ever had and I am Sicilian.

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BrianR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Very friendly service and the good was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice and the seating had ever customer at a safe distance. Will definitely go again

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MarinaV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We keep coming back here because our experience is so great! We used to pass by this place all the time and chose it as our first outdoor dining experience during COVID. We felt very comfortable and loved the food the first time, so a month later we chose Bistro La Baia again! The servers are friendly and the food is fast and delicious. It's a BYOB so affordable as well. We usually go for the penne arrabiatta and a seafood dish, and always a salad or side. As far as COVID regulations the tables are nice and far apart, and everyone is very respectful. So glad we tried Bistro La Baia, we will keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff. Amazing food. Great byob

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PatrickO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!! An absolute hidden gem in the Rittenhouse area. Being a BYOB you are getting excellent food without the hefty price tag with alcohol. HIGHLY recommend!

Patrick

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vipRcharles
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate outside; tables well-spaced, no crowding. Food excellent and service attentive.

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vipRatoncito22
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Unpretentious, down to earth setting. Reasonably priced. Nice portions. BYOB always a big plus.

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Nyjah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and our waiter was so friendly and nice! I Definitely recommend this place! Very intimate setting and great food!

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 4.6 stars by 359 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.