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Bacari GDL, Glendale, CA

Bacari GDL

4.8
4.8
810 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Bacari GDL is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the fourth restaurant of the Kronfli Brothers, a family-owned, growing group of restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Offering a rotating curation of small-production wines and eclectic beers from around the world, we are also known for our one-of-a-kind 90-minute open bar special. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 802-6684

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lior Hillel

  • Private party facilities

    We love to host big groups! We welcome parties of all sizes and can host private events for up to 150 guests. For inquiries, please email bacarigdl@bacari.us.

  • Private party contact

    Alex Kefalos: (818) 696-1460

  • Neighborhood

    Glendale

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live Accordionist during Weekend Brunch

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 810 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Hot Spot

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Late Night Find

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  1. JJ

    JJJJ

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful vegetarian options. Food was amazing!
  2. R

    Rubo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Service great. Too loud. Food ok, but not worth it. Will not be coming back.
  3. M

    Melissa

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious. Consistently great service. Will be back!
  4. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    GDL > Silverlake.
  5. DS

    DebraS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was my first time @Bacari. My sister and I loved 4 out of the 5 dishes we ordered. Wine and Strawberry Fizz drinks were great. Our waitress was wonderful I think her name was Amanda. The Pear Bree pizza was incredible, but the Mac. And cheese with crab and lobster was out of this world!
  6. MG

    MaryG

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Unique flavor combos and preparations on traditional fare make this place really special
  7. K

    Ketchup

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fun restaurant in the heart of Glendale. Outdoor seating was pleasant even being next to Brand and on a 100 degree day. Food was very good and the wait staff was very attentive.
  8. M

    Mattg

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for anniversary dinner. The service was great the food was great and it was a clean and pleasant environment. Love the small portions so that you can try lots of things. Would recommend and will go again!
  9. EP

    EmmaP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service by Geoffrey and others were friendly and excellent. Tried several dishes and all were amazing and delicious! Drinks were superb.
  10. DN

    DateNightDinner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good and came out quick, liked the tapas style.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience, Tapas, ambiance, great pizza and service
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, service was good, can’t ask for much more nowadays….
  13. v

    veronica

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific time. The food and service was outstanding! The kitchen even prepared a "special request" for us. We will be back again and agai!!!
  14. MT

    MamaT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My most favorite restaurant ever! I will say the sangria did not taste as good as usual, but the other mixed drinks still hit it home and the food was delicious as always!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend from Boston I had not seen in 7 years
  16. c

    cbrat

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect location to meet a friend who was visiting from out of town. Happy for the patio seating and the relaxed atmosphere that let us sit and chat. Food was great to share!
  17. MC

    MarieC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved their small plate brunch options. They have lots of gluten free options and I didn’t have any issues with celiac.
  18. KM

    KarmenM

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not sure how many reviews I have posted but this is our favorite go to restaurant. Food and service consistently great.
  19. CL

    ChristopherL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Love Bacari, highly recommended
  20. TP

    TomP

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner, as always. The pork chop is a new dish and we loved it.
  21. AS

    AlanS

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Great service. Need to head back soon with a "crowd" to order the inviting items on the menu we missed
  22. YC

    YuriC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great!
  23. LA

    LusineA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great evening with my husband. Love the place and the food is very delicious for me.
  24. MM

    MaeM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious meal at Bacari! Portions appeared to be smaller, but that might be because it was the lunch hour and/or inflation. Still a great experience.
  25. RC

    RosaC

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas. They have something for every palate and diet. The beverages are also great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a very chill experience
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Reasonable price. Great service
  28. TI

    TahooraI

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was under - seasoned and drinks were watered down. I was expecting a lot more in the food department so I was quite disappointed in it.
  29. SM

    SmokeyMcSmokeface

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night to sit outside and enjoy repeat favorites (mac & cheese, spicy cauliflower, gnocci) and a new-to-us chicken with quinoa -- voted the table's favorite! Delicious and excellent service. We will see you again!
  30. M

    Mimi

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was great, drinks were too. Service was just ok, not super nice—not rude either.
  31. KC

    KimberlyC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Everything was really nice EXCEPT my poached egg was RAW in the white part. That’s not a safe thing to eat, and I did send it back, and they “fixed” it but I wasn’t enthusiastic about eating it at that point. Everything else was good, and the lobster mac and cheese was great. Our server was wonderful as well. Its always a nice experience there, the egg was just a bit of a shock.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    This restaurant is really my favorite spot. All the guests I bring in are amazed by the quality of the food. But tonight on a Saturday night , it was very very too loud. The music was too loud, so obviously the servers couldn’t hear anything, we felt like everybody was yelling at each other to make sure they were heard. First time I wanted to finish my food and leave.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food portions were small- I know prices have gone up but they should have noted. Overall ok experience.
  34. VG

    ValG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to your restaurant in Playa Del Rey and the food was amazing the service was abominable and we wrote a review and you responded by giving us a gift certificate which we used at the Glendale restaurant and we will continue to come back because the service was great the food was great everything was great there. Also is a sidebar, the restaurant Playa Delray is built outside on the parking lot which slopes at about a 30° angle from back to the front. So every table is slanted downhill it's really a strange set up and not at all comfortable unlike Glendale which is amazing.
  35. JA

    JonathanA

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love coming to this place! The food is amazing and the service is even better! Christian took great care of us. Gotta love their happy hour specials as well!
  36. D

    Daniel

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience4
    My partner and I came here for dinner. I think that was the bulk of the problem: this isn't a place to eat a meal, but rather a place to meet for social drinks and splitting a small plate or two. The beet salad was excellent, very refreshing and executed in an original way, but everything else was just... okay. I honestly thought the quality of food for the warm dishes rivaled a place like BJ's. Not bad, but certainly a disappointment based on the exciting menu and the nice outdoor setting. I couldn't tell what tone the servers were supposed to set - some looked professional, some looked like they prioritized being dirty and hip over professionalism, and some just looked like they'd rolled out of bed. Regardless, most just seemed to stand around talking to each other by the check-in table. The bread pudding is the dish that really stuck out in a negative way. It had been oversaturated to the point of disintegration, so it was more like oatmeal. The rosewater pudding type dessert (I forgot the name) was intriguing in the best way possible. Our server took the bread pudding off the bill, which was gracious. He was attentive to our table the whole time. I might give Bacari another try if I have friends come visit who want to have drinks and a snack, but otherwise my partner and I won't be returning.
  37. l

    lasvegaslocal1

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and great service. Pork belly and chicken sliders area must! We enjoyed the whole experience.
  38. S

    susanS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely patio, excellent service. One of our favorite places, the pork belly is the best I've ever had.
  39. JL

    JessicaL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best tapas style I’ve been too. Plus, the staff is super nice :)
  40. JS

    JulianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place, nice staff, great food/drink, and reasonable pricing! Will come again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bacari GDL using the Order Online button. Bacari GDL also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bacari GDL also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 802-6684.

Bacari GDL is rated 4.8 stars by 810 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Bacari GDL

757 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Glendale

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lior Hillel

  • Entertainment

    Live Accordionist during Weekend Brunch

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 802-6684

  • Private party facilities

    We love to host big groups! We welcome parties of all sizes and can host private events for up to 150 guests. For inquiries, please email bacarigdl@bacari.us.

  • Private party contact

    Alex Kefalos: (818) 696-1460

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