Bacari GDL

4.6
618 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 618 people are saying
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JustinH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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Sheelr
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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PAYALS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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Nani
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This is a chain. The Bacari Silverlake is much better on all counts. Try that one.

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VintageJess
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacari is a reliably delicious & fun dining experience! I went with two others and we found that splitting a pizza and three small plates was there perfect amount of food. A chic spot for a dinner out with a date or friends, without being too pricey.

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vipChilanga
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good but portions quite small. Service was very good even on a busy night. Loved the playlist and the vibe. Add a dancefloor and we would've been on it! Fun night!

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C2BUTY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was cooked perfectly and was well-timed.

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plleung
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for outdoor dining. Food menu excellent, with many choices, including deliciously prepared vegetables. Good place to meet up with friends.

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vipClaudiaP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining and yummy small plates!

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vipswood
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service across the board was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place to celebrate my birthday!

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TomP
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal. Service here is superb. Highly recommend the burrata and tomatoes to start with. Simple but perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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BeckyL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I've had several good experiences at this location but this was an epic FAIL. I'm not sure if Tuesdays are training days or what, but neither the service nor the food was up to par.

It was not a busy night, but for some reason we had to wait almost 40 minutes for our bottle of wine. Several plates were served and finished in the time if took for the bottle to arrive. Food was eh. Pizza was soggy, gnocchi came warm, not hot, the portion of burrata was a literal SLICE. We asked if the wings were flats or mixed and the waitress gave us wrong information. Not to say everything was bad but the service, the wait, and the inconsistency in food quality definitely colored our experience.

Spent close to $400 on 4 people but we did not hold back on our ordering.

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Danika
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I am a store manager at the Americana mall. I reserved a table during the happy hour time to bring meet with business partners who have never been to the mall before or to Bacari. The host was welcoming and was able to sit us down quickly. However, no one came to our table for at least 15 mins not even to greet us. When I went inside to see if anyone was coming over, 2 servers passed in front of me without even acknowledging me. This was yesterday Monday around 5:30pm. It was not busy, there were maybe 4 tables max and plenty of open tables.

We asked the host to sit us inside, perhaps we’ll get better service. The waitress came over and greeted us. She was pleasant and able to make great recommendations. We started with a few drinks and snacks. We had somewhere else to be so we didn’t have time to actually eat anything so we asked for the bill. This was 6:30pm and happy hour is advertised until 7:00pm. Upon receiving the bill, we did not get the happy hour prices…

At that point, we just paid the bill and left. I love going to the silver lake location, it’s seems like an entirely different establishment. I was really hoping this location would be the same since is next to work and it’s much more convenient for me. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be coming here again nor will I be able to recommend it to my clients as I know they expect more.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent, everyone was very nice and attentive. The food was tasty and good temperature when it came out. The only downside is that there were no heaters where we were seated and my kids were really cold.

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jessicas
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect location for our family lunch!

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vipUnforgettable
Los Angeles
190 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wait staff and environment. Excellent location for a Friday afternoon lunch. The shawarma tacos were incredible as were the wings and Tuscan kale salad.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything we ordered was delicious. They suggest ordering 2-3 plates per person to share. It can get a bit pricy, especially if you add in drinks, but the food was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Affordable Brunch. Accommodating & friendly staff. We will return. Look forward to the new Silverlake location too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Extremely overpriced with incredibly small portions. Ordered burrata, Mac and cheese, pork belly, sea bass, scallops (only two small pieces for $16), Bread pudding, filet mignon and everything was very average and nothing special. All the food came out lukewarm. Charged a 4.5% service fee for non existent service. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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LenaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from start to finish! Would come back soon and I want to try the other locations out too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great, and good service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the good times.

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vipFitFoodie
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty, as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went specifically for the Bone Marrow & got the bartender to do a “Luge”! 🤩🥃

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vipAngelicaL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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MallGurl
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always ENJOY our Tapas experience @ Bacari…amazing presentation & quality, amazing food and drinks. Service is always superb!!

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JeannaH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a reservation and was seated. I was never greeted by a server after being seated for 20 minutes. I left after not being greeted for 20 minutes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and drinks were great! Good place to hang out with friends anytime.

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

Juan, Jon, Jocelyn, Jonathan, and the staff are beyond amazing. Good is delicious and it’s always a great vibe.
My one and only place!!!

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EdgarE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of every good item and had great suggestions. She was extremely attentive and friendly.

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VeronicaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacari GDL is a wonderful place! We have a great experience. The service was exceptional!

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StephanieK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Such great food, but poor service. Courses were not timed at all, resulting in guests without food at times, and also some dishes are burned. One dish came out at the same time as another's desert. Really disappointing in that sense, but the dishes are great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing and delicious! Every single plate did not disappoint. We practically ordered everything on the menu since we had a large party. Having said that, we had two different waitresses, Keisha was amazing. Half way through my birthday dinner, we got a different waitress, who was very rude. I wish I would’ve gotten her name, but she was horrible. She had a face like she didn’t not want to be at work and like taking each order was an annoyance. Some of us ordered the 90 minute open bar and at one point she did not come check in with us for like 45 minutes. She kept bringing the wrong drinks or doubles of drinks which we didn’t order. At one point, we were ordering more drinks and my friend said “the birthday girl would like a Prosecco and we’ll have 2 beers.” At that point, we had been there a while, and she said “well you guys are waaayy over the time limit, but I will give the birthday girl her drink.” Understandably, we would’ve paid for the drinks if we were over the time limit, however, I believe she could’ve said this more politely, such, “the 90 minutes open bar is over and I’ll have to charge you for the drinks moving forward…is that okay?” Or something like that. Anyhow, I believe that the experience with the service staff really makes or breaks the restaurant and this waitress definitely left a bad taste in my mouth…and at my birthday dinner to say the least. We did address her service with the manager, however the manager, came over and said he “wanted to get both sides of the story because she said you yelled at her.” I don’t think the manager did a good job of managing the situation either. By the end of the night, we had a large bill for a party of 11, which we gladly paid but wish I could’ve removed the 20% gratuity that is automatically included due to the size of the party.

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MichaelN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for DineLA for my anniversary and the menu and portions were fantastic and our server was fantastic!

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TomP
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and the service was superb. This really is an all-time favorite. Petit Filet was so good. Also, my date is in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating and gracious.

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 618 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.