Bacari GDL

4.7
563 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 563 people are saying
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JenY
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tapas style, small plates. Prices were decent. Restaurant is very small, but they have an expanded patio area (probably post-pandemic opening). It gets busy so service could be a little slow, but it was understandable and nothing terrible.

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NicoleJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is great! Recommend at least 2 plates per person since they serve tapas.

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vipReneB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the outdoor seating for Happy Hour! Great for a fun date night out!

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rsmith
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

we had the worse service. after waiting for a server to come check in at our table for drinks after they finally came it took them another 20-30 mins for everyone to get their correct drink.

there wad a mix up w the table around us w food and drinks coming and going to the wrong table. the whole evening.

then they charged us double for TWO incorrect orders. they were getting confused because they had to keep bringing us the correct order but adding it to our bill. and even with it coming on the check twice it was rung up for different prices.
it wad a disaster. you could tell the waitress was getting upset. because we kept having her take items off.
we work just across the street and thought this would be a place to
come back to w co workers. we’re thinking not so much.

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SharonR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Bacari GDL a few times, two prior times were before 2020 and one of those was a larger gathering for a work Christmas party. Always has been great. This third time was outside and I loved it and was everything I remembered and great for after work hang with co workers.

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vipRowenaA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space and great food selections and options too.

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karenp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails and food. Super helpful server. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

An hour before we got our first appetizer. Brought us food but forgot utsensils so They need more waiters there for the size of terrace they have.

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DONNAP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Food is in small portions but very satisfying. The Server we had did the best he can. It was a busy day and you can tell they were short staffed. Nevertheless I love the coziness of this place.

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NancyG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were very disappointed, as all our food was served at one time, which resulted in warm food getting cold. Also, I pointed out there was a hair in one of our dishes. It was quickly replaced with no apology. We were there to celebrate a birthday, which was noted on our Open Table reservation. There was no mention of it at all. Total disappointment.

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GinaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We've been cooped up during the pandemic, so it was a real treat to go out and enjoy ourselves. Outdoor dining was nice enough. The service was good. Unfortunately the timing on one of the small plates coming out was slow, but the food overall was good.

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Raquel
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor patio very comfortable.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, so noise was minimal. The service is always friendly and the food is delicious - Bacari is a favorite!

KB
vipKristanB
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We love Bacari. The food is excellent. It is a fun, casual place to enjoy a leisurely meal. The variety of flavors is terrific as it the freshness of the food. The staff is very friendly.

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JasonK
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great fun place with reasonable prices. would go back!

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MelodyS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brought friends who had not eaten at Bacari before. Everyone enjoyed the food. Service was a little slow, but understandable on a Saturday night.

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C2BUTY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time at Bacari GDL for everyone in my party and we all equally loved every aspect of the experience. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and incredibly accommodating. One of the guests in my party has a strict diet and was able to find delicious menu options that fit her needs.

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RobinaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food specially the bone marrow and cauliflower!
We loved it ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We had to send a cheese plate back, it looked like it had been sitting under a heat lamp- the cheese had a layer of skin on it. We requested another but it was not brought back to us. We usually love this place and recommend to friends. We will go back, but this time was not as good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food and fairly priced but we had a terrible server she was so off gurl

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vipYessToTesse
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so pleasant! great setup - get the fried chicken sandwich. undeniably juicy. the chicken schwarma tacos also great

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vipRCPDB
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the owners/managers to our waitress, who have serviced our table, they have all been very cordial, and professional. We had 4 kids, and starting from setting the 8 people table, they had been understanding and willing to allow changes, even after they already set up the table for us. We did not change tables in the end, yet the owner/manger was still cordial. Our waitress also had tirelessly taken our multiple orders, and she came multiple times to make sure we got our order. For large parties, this is a great venue. We may come again. The food was also pretty good. The price is also reasonable.

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CKid
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for lunch that we hadn't seen for several years. They made a long drive to met up ! Your staff was so accommodating and understanding of our reunion ! We loved the food and time spent in your wonderful restaurant !

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Michael
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dined at Bacari a couple times in years past, but this was our first time back in quite a while. We had always had positive experiences and enjoyed the food and drinks in the past, but this time really impressed us! The service was friendly and attentive, and we ordered about 5 different dishes - each one was wonderfully prepared and bursting with flavor. We had about 4 different cocktails as well, and each of those were delicious - especially the La Brea Rose, so unique! The outdoor dining was spacious and shaded and very comfortable. We will definitely be back sooner than later.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience1

Honestly the picture of the restaurant was deceiving . I thought it would have been much bigger then it was . I requested to sit inside and was sat outside on the makeshift tented area on the side walk. The food was good as well as the drinks. Service was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Our server was so outgoing and sweet. Have been to this restaurant many times and never disappoints

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MichaelH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second of the Bacaris we've been to (we'll probably be going to another soon). Despite the menus being basically the same - with small variations - the food seemed to taste (only a bit) better here at GDL than at Silverlake. Was there more sauce on some of the dishes? Were the sauces somehow more flavorful? Whatever the case, the food was absolutely delicious. But, the ambiance at Silverlake was a whole lot better, since it felt as though we were in a treehouse there. This Bacari seemed somewhat ordinary. The staff, however, as at Silverlake, were very attentive and pleasant. I would highly recommend this, as well as the other Bacari that we've been to. Stay tuned for another review of a Bacari when we've attended.

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SidneyA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacari was a winner for me before I wrote this review, everything on their menu was excellent. Their fun, social food, is always something I brag about when talking about how amazing the restaurant is. A restaurant with such a unique twist to make a dining experience into a sharable one turns this into an experience.

I've been talking highly about Bacari for about a year now and I still feel the same way. You will not be disappointed.

SG
SapnaG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for tapas!! Nice ambiance and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service and delicious food. Cute server!

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Amorye
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great menu, great service, explore the food, great drinks too. you can easily spend like $100 here so be mindful but it’s worth it easily.

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Gygs
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was impeccable! Drinks are a bit pricey but very good.

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DerrickA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio, lively crowd, quick food service. Yummy bites great for sharing with friends! Also the price can't be beat.

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AdrienneJaymee
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service as usual and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance!

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vipDavidA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When Bacardi GDL shines, it shines bright. Flawless tapas of updated tapas with unctuous, savory bites. Mushrooms, scallion taste, lamb and eggplant, roasted Brussels all perfect in a relaxed, COVID-safe outdoor set up. Black Manhattans and chocolate cake - perfect bites for conversation and sharing. Service is ultra relaxed, but attentive in its own way. Eat inside if you want a more formal experience. Our waiter was great, especially at flexing for the single girls at the next table ….

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VeniceButterfly
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The parking was a nightmare, but once I got to the restaurant, it was great! Was seated immediately didn't have to wait for my party first so I was able to get a drink and relax while waiting. The wait staff was always attentive and helped with recommending items for us based on various tastes. The outdoor part of the venue was spacious and pretty. Will definitely be a go to when in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noel was amazing! Such a good attitude & we had great conversations every time she stopped by then we got switched to Ethan. Food is always on point, we never leave anything left on the plate, not even a crumb! Here at least once a month!

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AlexV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails were awesome. Try the Royal blood cocktail you won’t regret it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burrata: simple and perfect. Petit filet: delicious. We came early at 5:30 and sat outside. What a wonderful evening. She loved the Silver Palm Cabernet. JW Black good for me. Service was excellent.

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 (818) 696-1460.

Bacari GDL is rated 4.7 stars by 563 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.