Bistro La Baia
With a light and inviting ambiance and a wonderful outdoor seating, this, no corkage fee, BYOB is great for any occasion.
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Mon - Thu 9:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Great food! Great Value! My wife and I enjoyed dinner at Bistro La Baia, a great BYOB restaurant on Friday. I had Pork & Beef Meatballs and she had Caesar Salad for Appetizers. She had Lobster Ravioli and I had Pappardelle vodka sauce with sweet sausage for main course. Food and service were excellent. My wife said it was the best Lobster Ravioli she's ever had. We will definitely be visiting in the near future.
Many wonderful restaurants in Center City but we keep going back to La Baia. Good menu items, good specials, cozy atmosphere, friendly service. Will be back!
Food was DELICIOUS!!!
It was beautiful. The food was to DIE for!!!! The service was beyond excellent especially since we stayed all the way until close. 10/10 recommend. We will be coming back!
This was our first time here and we thought that the food, service, and value were outstanding! The fact that it is byob only made our experience that much sweeter. We felt, however, that the noise levels could be improved by having more decorations on the walls to help soak up sound. Except for a couple of pictures, they were very sparse. A fairly large and noisy party ( for this size restaurant) was seated after us, and my dining companion and I were unable to hear each other after that. But the food was wonderful! We will definitely return!
Once again, a nice, relaxing, romantic dinner outside - couldn’t ask for more!
We wanted an early dinner after a long day of travelling and walking around Philadelphia so the small family restaurant was perfect. The food was superb and the service friendly and a good time was had overall - pity about the rain and getting wet!!
Thank you for dining at La Baia and the kind words. Kind regards, Reed and the team.
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.
Small and intimate with excellent food and service!
Quality of food was not good. For the price you can get the same thing at a much common restaurant. I was definitely disappointed.
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.
Fabulous relaxing dinner
Thank you Susan. We appreciated having you dine at La Baia and hope to see you soon.
Continues to be excellent. The owners are lovely and the food is delicious. Will be back!
Thanks for your continued patronage. It's always great to see you and your family.
Delicious food and amazing service!
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!
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.
Best chicken Picatta! Incredibly tasty seafood soup.
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.
love this neighborhood bistro. Food is delicious, service is caring and the atmosphere is warm.
Really good gnocchi and pomodoro and the homemade tiramisu was one of the best I’ve ever had
Fantastic dining experience
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.
Excellent food and service!.... my only complaint would be that the space was tight very close table settings some would call it very cozy.
Four of us went before a show and all had a great dinner. Great menu choices and very good service. Would definitely recommend.
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!
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.
Great as usual !!
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.
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.
The food was delicious. We had a great time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was bland. Service was attentive but couldn’t make up for food. We will not be going back
Went for my mom's 81st bday - cozy quaint venue and wonderful service - staff made the night special :)
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.
Great Food!! Out of this world...
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!
Great little spot. Friendly service and delicious food!