Bacari GDL

4.6
655 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 655 people are saying
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Fancypants
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was good - we got 4 plates for 2 diners. Our favorites were the gnocchi and the filet!!

SJ
vipScottJay
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid eats, good service, love this spot.

JP
JPE88
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Glendale. We love the food, cocktails, and wait staff have always been amazing. You've got to check this place out, would recommend grabbing a reservation. You're gonna love it.

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misscandi
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and our waitress Kelsey was fabulous! She was really nice and welcoming. Great patio as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food but we must have went on a slow night. Not much a vibe there. But that’s my only complaint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always good we have visited their 3 locations and they r all good w great tapa style portions.

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JulieC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting, varied, flavorful food. Most pleasurable dining experience in a long time!

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AndrewH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very good food, but absolutely exceptional service considering it was a bustling Saturday night during Covid times. Well priced for what you get.

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MarcusN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner! It was a nice buisness dinner after I got paid

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD, DRINKS, DESERT, AND SERVICE OVERALL!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i absolutely love this place & can’t wait to go back again and again! their pear and brie pizza is to die for

AK
vipAndrewK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was from Alabama (forgot her name) and she was absolutely delightful. We discussed spatulas.

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vipPaulO
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space is charming and well heated. Staff is very attentive and helpful. Very easy going and friendly especially Lawrence and Brandon. The food was fantastic as always.

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Kingsley
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

As an overall experience it was really disappointing to be at a restaurant for the holiday to deliver such a poor experience. I believe the only decent part was an employee I believe his name was Jesus did good best to make sure he was accommodating and we were happy & warm. To get our first initial order it took about 10 minutes to be approached and have an order placed. The food came out at completely separate times and the ones who ordered 2 beverages didn’t even get them. The food was mediocre at best and when we sent back the burger to have a fried egg put on top they sent us the same burger which was cold. The lamb and eggplant had minimal flavor and way to much sauce. All in all I know the place has outstanding potential but was really disappointed. I’ll definitely give it another shot because you can tell it was just a really busy night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was decent, however every time we asked the runners or someone other than our server for things such as salt and pepper (never came), Water (asked 3 different people before our server), every time they said “sure” then disappeared. They also switched servers on us and never said anything… maybe it was just an off day. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacari is consistently excellent. Love the food, flavorful cocktails. Brilliant staff and cool vibe.

TN
vipTakeNote
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good selection on the menu, good service, adds up so be careful - we had just 4 side plates and a glass of wine each and it was $$$

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BarbaraR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went here on a casual date night. Really liked the area and the service was great. The only drawback was that they were out of almost all of the beverages on the menu. MY bf asked for a dark ale that they had listed, they were out. In fact they were out of every beer except a couple of very everyday-supermarket types. Also, asked for coffee after dinner-NOPE! I mean come on, this was at 6:30 PM. Unfortunately this left us with a bad taste (pun intended). With so many other choices, I think we will pick a different establishment next time we are in the area

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SarahM
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. We were seated outside and it was raining, so the way it was set up under the tents made one of our guests get wet. We were one of only a couple of tables seated outside, yet oddly enough they sat the other table right next to us. It was an odd set-up for Covid and not great for rain... but both these things are easily solved.

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RavensReview
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and fairly priced. Service at this location was fantastic.

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Pros:
The pizzas, mac & cheese, and brussel sprouts were good. The atmosphere was decent. We were seated in the outdoor tent with heaters.

Cons:
Our server was either having a very bad night or he does not like working with the public. We brushed off his indifference to us during the meal, but at the end of the meal when we discussed the bill he had a bad attitude. He found it strange that we wanted a printed copy of our bill. He thought he would just verbally tell us the bill was over $200, not give us a print out of it, and expect us to pay it without looking it over. When we insisted we would like a printout of it before paying he got huffy - actually tossed it at us when he returned with it. Who pays that high of a bill without seeing all the charges?

Bacari also adds 4% service charge for benefits. My issue with this is, I have no idea who is receiving these health benefits. I would rather tip generously and let the server have the money.

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VenessaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful bustling setting. Food is delicious and brought to you when ready by whatever server is available. Makes it fun. Every server was so nice and friendly. Love this place. Quaint and friendly restaurant / be nestled in the huge Americana. It’s a sweet escape from the commercial bigness all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready, quick and friendly service, delicious tapas! Went for Christmas Eve and it’s at Americana at Brand so it was great to walk around. The doors were open and felt trendy and clean. The staff was great! Happy we made reservations!

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JosephW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom pizza 🤩

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DonnaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tapas! Brussels sprouts my fav and that Pear pizza. Bread pudding was Amazing. Stopped here on our way to Decansco Gardens. Great service too.

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Sebastian
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and their recommendations did not disappoint.

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Bella
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor dining experience! Great ambiance and the waiters/staffs were friendly and helpful on which dishes to get!

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and service and vibe! This is honestly one of my favorite restaurants in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

my girlfriend and i had a great time at bacari! our only complaint was that the heater closest to us was broken so we were chilly at the end. the food was delicious and the wine very tasty! everything came out very fast. our server recommended a wine to me when the one i initially wanted was out of stock. definitely would come back.

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zman
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very crowded and busy place. The menu offered many interesting dishes and the best we had was the mac & cheese lobster. Just perfectly prepared with right amount of seasoning and crunch to cheese. We were offered a new wine bottle menu and the $28 for a cab was surprisingly very nice.
Inside was packed and we sat in their tent dining area which was cool even with the gas heater running full blast. Many of the guests kept their coats on during dinner.
More heaters needed.
Food pricing is reasonable and the staff very friendly and helpful

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VeronicaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I was at Bacari GDL and did not care for the experience. Two issues. It was in the 50s yesterday and they have everything wide open, no heat lamps and no central heating. I must have asked four times if there was any way to get warmer. The food was very good but a little pricey. Lunch for two of us including tip was $160 but we ate well and had a cocktail each.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot, weather if it is for brunch or a late dinner always a good time with good food. The staff is sweet and checked on our table many times. Also due to it being my birthday the staff gave be a special bread pudding treat :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great, service was great as well. Look forward to my next visit.

JH
vipJustinH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food was great. Tapas style so order a variety. Restaurant is fairly small and gets a bit loud but its a fun vibe.

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vipEric
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome trendy spot for Sunday brunch. Food portion on the smaller side. Great ppl watching.

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Sheelr
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates allows you to a sample a variety from the menu. Food was excellent! Service was great. Would defiinitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and good food! Accommodated our party of 8 easily. Not responsive to inquiries made on Open Table, but we had no issues with special requests.

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vipPAYALS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a few work friends for a casual evening out. Bacari checked all the boxes - it had a nice and cozy ambience, decent wine and a great selection of tapas! We ended up ordering 2 bottles of the Cabernet Sauvignon and stayed for over 4 hours 😀. The staff was friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. They were also kind enough to to accommodate us inside since we did not want to sit outside. We ordered the burrata caprese, falafel, shawarma tacos, margherita pizza and the sea bass. All the food was good. All in all, had a great experience and would definitely return again! The only suggestion I have is that they should expand their wine list in the future. The current selection works but was somewhat limited.

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vipRochelleF
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tent for outdoor dining leaves much to be desired as it is constantly blowing into diners with wind/traffic.

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time at Bacari. Bella, our server, was great and attentive. With it being a tapas style restaurant we weren't sure how much or what to order and she helped us every step on the way. Her food recommendations were on point! We were stuffed by the end of the mean and we enjoyed everything.

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 4.6 stars by 655 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.