Baci Abbracci

4.5
370 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian for 'kisses and hugs', baci&abbracci's Neapolitan-style pizzas and "fresh", "homey" dishes merit the trip on the L. The white-washed walls of this modern Williamsburg trattoria boasts a small bar, while the sun-kissed garden is an "enticing escape." Neighborhood folk love the bread, mozzarella and pasta which are made fresh daily. Your first order of business: Ordering a Peroni or glass of Italian wine. Then dig into belly-warming dishes like calamari, red beet and goat cheese gnocchi, and wood-fired pizzas (Time Out New York's Best New Pizza Joint 2007) . Finish off with the torta della nonna, with custardy sabayon, chocolate cream piping, and crushed, toasted pistachios. As delicious as the food, is the "exceedingly friendly" staff.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 599-6599
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antonio Vaquero
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Cross street
Bedford and Driggs
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Parking details
It is easy to find street parking on Grand street, Bedford Avenue and Driggs Avenue.
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Public transit
L Train to Bedford. Walk south to grand street. We are on grand street between Bedford and Driggs.
Additional
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Baci & Abbracci is the perfect location for your next private event. Allow our talented chefs and skilled waitstaff to manage the details as you mingle with your guests.

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What 370 People Are Saying
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AO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Pittsburgh, and whenever we are in NYC, we come here! Absolutely, one of my favorite restaurants !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic (as always) - feels like coming home to your favorite Italian neighborhood spot for a wonderful meal!

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After several years of coming to this Brooklyn restaurant, it remains one of my all-time favourites in the entire world.

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SH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying this place, so good! I was visiting a friend who lives in the neighborhood and they said they would definitely come back.

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JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm welcome and service, food well-prepared, good attention to detail. No irritating W’burg attitude.

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c
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Baci Abbracci. The food, service and ambience were all great - sit in the outdoor space if you can. Beet Gnocci was wonderful. Every member of the staff we passed on the way out said goodnight and thanked us for our business. This place just gets it - all the way around.

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H
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our 2nd time there in a month. We ordered salads as appetizers both time. Both times they were good. The octopus was tasty. Lamb Shank was tasty (special for the day), pastas were good, my husband enjoyed the chicken with sausage. Bread is good though a a little stingy with the olive oil. Overall meal was good. Portions could be slightly bigger. Service was wonderful and so was the outdoor seating. Enjoyed ourselves.

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IR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Yummy food. The waitress was not certain about how much pesto sauce was going on my pasta. I prefer not too cheesy or creamy pesto. It was good but a little think. I got two bugs bites dining at their outdoor patio.

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GS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting in the garden was great!

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c
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mimmo has a gem of a restaurant and hopefully the locals start to check out his great food!
We enjoyed our meal, and if we lived closer would definitely return!

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c
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious mozzarella and pizza. Tomatoes, olive oil, and bread were only ok.

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ET
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing pasta! Beautiful garden and great service! My new Italian shot in Williamsburg! Good quality Price

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is outstanding, the food is phenomenal - this is one of my favorite restaurants.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, great food, and relaxed atmosphere in the garden area of the restaurant.

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NS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of my favorite places in Williamsburg. Their 'Violette di Parma' is out of this world!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat out back in garden area. Excellent, friendly service and awesome food! Great Father’s Day!!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great. The service is perfect, staff are super friendly. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. I highly recommend this restaurant for any and all occasions.

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v
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! We love everything about it!

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BT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

As it turns out, we did not need the reservation through Open Table as the front room of the restaurant was empty when we arrived at 6pm on Sunday (4/22/18). We ordered two pizzas and two spaghetti dishes--the pizzas came within a reasonable time frame, but the spaghetti took forever! I had to ask if they forgot to put the order in. From the time we were seated to the time we finally got our bill, it was over two hours (for three diners). Overall, the food was OK, but I would recommend trying another Italian restaurant in the area for faster service.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Went on a Weekend night. Was pretty loud while larger groups were there.

Pizza was very good the salads and other items mediocre

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WB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Pasta is hand-made. Also, plenty of choices for those who are gluten-free. Server was very attentive and nice. A perfect evening at this restaurant.

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SG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in Williamsburg. True Italian menu with quality ingredients (versus the overly sauced American version of Italian food). The Trentina salad of butter lettuce and apples was exceptional and enough for two people. Homemade, al dente pasta dishes took us back to Italia — simple and delicious. Looking forward to our next meal at Baci Abbraci.

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Kind of a hidden gem in Williamsburg, and the food never disappoints!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Everyone who worked there was friendly and attentive. We ordered 3 different pizzas that were mediocre - they tasted undercooked and the crust was soft and chewy. Unfortunately in a neighborhood rife with great food options I would not recommend this or return.

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b
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food from appetizer to my martini to dessert. Highly recommend

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T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I would say it’s a legit Italian. We had the fried calamari, prosciutto e funghi pizza, lasagna, brocoli rabe, everything was really good to me. The tiramisu as dessert was a great choice, don’t miss it! I usually get disappointed easily with Italian places in NYC and this one is really a keeper.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I organized a surprise birthday party here. The manager gave me the choice of a prix fix or a la carte menu, both options are great. The amount of people in attendance changed a few times, yet he was extremely patient and accommodating. The food was amazing and well priced. I would definitely organize another party here.

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c
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Giovanni was super friendly and very attentive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a great NYE dinner here, the pre-fixe menu was delicious. The wine list was affordable as well.

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K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for 6 our table was ready promptly. Staff was prompt, friendly and outgoing. Our server also made our martinis to order exactly as requested. Food was fresh, pasta was excellent and service was sensational. Thank you for a great night out while visiting Williamsburg.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I have read other reviews and the place seemed great. Maybe I just did not have a good experience.

First of all, it was a cold cold night (20 degrees) and for some reason they sat us on the back room where the heaters were not really working at it's full potential. There was another table out there and they all had their winter jackets still on it was so cold. We asked and on the 2nd time they allowed us to go back into the regular dining room where it was much warmer. Five mins later, we noticed the other couple came inside the restaurant as well. Why would you sit customers there in the 1st place? Specially where you had plenty of open tables inside? It was REALLY cold in the 'backyard'.

The overall rest of the experience was sub par. We ordered a spinach ravioli with truffle oil which was what saved the night. We also ordered the Branzino and were both very unimpressed by it, so much that almost half of it was left on the plate. We were still hungry and decided to give it another shot and ordered one of their 'specials' for the night a homemade pappardelle pasta with wild mushrooms and ricotta. Let's just say there was nothing 'special' about it. It was on the dry side and I am still looking for the 'wild mushrooms'. We took 2 bites out of the dish. The waiter noticed our dish was basically untouched and came over and asked us and we very nicely told him there was just nothing special about it and we did not like it. He said im sorry and took it away. The bill came and we were fully charged for that pasta. Mind you we had ordered 1 apptz, 3 entries and a bottle of wine, so it's not like we weren't paying for anything else.

We didn't say anything and still left 20% tip, but I will not be coming back here nor would I recommend this place. Based on my experience they have several things to improve on.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance and the service were good but the food just wasn't consistently authentic or up to par. The pizza bordered on bland, the tomato sauce in the eggplant Parmesan appetizer was also bland, though the eggplant was well cooked. I tasted two people's pasta dishes and they were a mix of ingredients that did not mesh well, both of them. The prices, however, are extremely reasonable.

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ND
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!
Food is authentic modern Italian.
Delicious!

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very authentic and tasted delicious although the portion was a little small. The service is amazing and very attentive!!! I would recommend between two people to also split an appetizer. The pricing is a bit on the higher end.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant has a nice warm vibe and the staff was very welcoming. I really enjoyed the carbonara, but my dining partner did not enjoy her pizza. We also had calamari and drinks which were just okay. Everything is reasonably prices though and it's really close to the movie theater for an affordable pre-/post-movie meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great restaurant! The staff was super accommodating and we had a group of 13. Food was delicious and affordable.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Honestly, avoid this place.

First of all, the ambience is very lousy. They have stuffed FAR too many tables into this extremely small space to the point where we were seated right next to the front door. Every time someone came or went, a cold gust of wind would sweep into the restaurant and chill us to the bone.

The drinks were awful. I ordered the Malbec from the menu which was just fine, and my girlfriend ordered the mojoto. I wish I took a picture of it, but it was an absolute disaster. Way overpowered with lime, as there were two entire lime halves floating in the small glass. Drink was a mess, and she took one sip and couldn’t have anymore.

The bread starter was equally as puzzling. The bread seemed to be thrown in the basket with no care or purpose whatsoever, and was served in a ramekin of plain olive oil. This was the blandest, cheapest olive oil I have ever tasted - it was like dipping your bread into water. If you’re going to serve bread with only olive oil as a condiment, it had better at least be some decent oil.

The main courses were also poor. I ordered the beet and goat cheese gnocchi, which literally tasted like cigarette smoke. My girlfriend ordered the margarita pizza which was a liquidy mess. Absolutely impossible to pick up, she had to scoop the soggy crust off her plate with a knife and fork.

The service was fine, but was definitely not enough to make up for the major disappointment of everything else.

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OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Surprisingly delicious. Ambience okay. There was a problem that I'll describe below but because everything else was so good I didn't take off any stars: Even though OT offered earlier reservations and I took one (6pm, I think), I quickly got a call from the restaurant saying there wouldn't be availability till 7 b/c of a large party. I kept the rez & adjusted. Took a chance & showed up 6:40 but party still in progress. Came back at 7 and to my surprise the party had indeed just cleared out. My complaint is that the host should have thanked us for our understanding and patience and for our patronage under the circumstances. But the other virtues made up for this "sin." Will go back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Nouse level unbearable. We had to shout to Speak to person sitting right next to me. Would not return.

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IF
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Place was too busy for decent service or decent food.

Despite aspiring to a classy vibe the place provides ketchup.

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