Bacio

4.7
265 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
[BYOB and a full stock local PA made; Wine Sprits & Beer Bar. ] Welcome to Bacio Wholesome Italian Cucina Dining. We are excited to see you are here! Coming to Bacio is a warm dining experience embracing the Italian tradition of slow eating. We want to know you by name...To treat you like family...To be your comfortable neighborhood choice for an enjoyable meal. Crafted with Love in the Italian tradition, our food and desserts are made in house. All our menu items are prepared fresh-to-order. We shop daily, locally to insure natural fresh ingredients. This has been the secret of bringing flavor to Italian cooking for centuries, less is best. As part of making your dining experience inclusive for all , Bacio;s menu has delicious entrees for Vegan and Gluten-free guests. Everyone will be happy ... Our most popular dishes are: Veal Chop, Grilled Trout, Vegan Ravioli, Mushroom Pappardelle, Crab & Linguine, Grandma Lasagna And Mom's Ricotta tort.
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vipJilly
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This restaurant has potential. The food lacked good authentic flavors and complexity. Weak. Ps- capers are an accent and should not overpower the dish. Also, nowhere on their website does it state BYOB.

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vipLuv2dineout
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been to this restaurant many times and it has good Italian food. It’s drawback is that the chefs never manage the timing of courses. On previous occasions, we would get our main meal right on top of the appetizer. This time, we waited 45 minutes between appetizer and main meal. The food is good, so we just put up with this.

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DavidC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Service is great. James is awesome!

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Bernersrule
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JAY IS A GREAT COOK!! FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. SERVICE, AS ALWAYS WAS WONDERFUL THANKS TO JAMES!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and James our server was even better!

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JennC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there early before movie. Everything was so tasty and staff so attentive. They must have overheard my rudeness of wishing that pasta came with my dish, and promptly brought some out for me. Big portions, prepare to bring some home. Highly recommend if you're in the mood for Italian food with authentic flavor!

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SaraV
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food we ordered was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! I was delight my surprised as it my first time there as well as my family. Our waiter was sweet, informative and attentive. The calamari was SO GOOD and the gravy to dip it in was the best I’ve ever tasted. The Sweet potato gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce will be in my dreams - my new favorite dish is their Chicken Marsala - CHEFS KISS!!! Will be coming back for all special occasions :)

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Bernersrule
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!! Love this place

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Kimh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service. We enjoyed our evening.

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vipWandaD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In the past, I have ordered and loved the Fra Diablo mussels. Last night, they were so so. The sauce was thicker and not as spicy as I remembered; additionally, there wasn't much of it. The mussels were rather large, which I understand in that they are a living shellfish and it depends on many things as to their size upon purchasing them. Other than that, my husband loved his veal piccata and I thought the special of grilled romaine w/ blue cheese was divine. Our waiter, Sebastian, was as always wonderful. He was attentive, personable, and just an all-around great waiter. Thx. We will return.

Bacio
Responded on August 15, 2021

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your concerns. Mussels are on the house for you. Please let me know if they are on point. once again thank you for being a great customer. Jay Saponaro chef owner

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annea
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacio was excellent! The food was so fresh and tasty and our waiter was friendly and cheerful. Bacio is our favorite!

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vipslandy
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating friends' anniversary and adding our granddaughter to the mix, it was delicious, joyful, peaceful, extraordinary service from James, all around top of our list.

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vipdiane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet elegance, delicious food creatively prepared and in ample portions, friendly service, great value. The chef/owner is very talented and makes real effort to accommodate special requests/needs. Bacio is a gem. Just terrific!

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Bernersrule
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food( thanks. Jay) and wonderful service( thanks. James)
Always enjoy coming here.

Bacio
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for the kind words.

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vipEattolive
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommended this neighborhood gem! The only disappointment was their website said they had a full bar but they only had wine. If we knew it was a byo we would have brought some ! They should clarify this now on their website and on open table. Food was delicious and the waiter was wonderful. We will come back and recommend to others.😄

Bacio
Responded on August 3, 2021

Hi, Thank you for the great review. Bacio sells all local PA Wines, Beers and Sprits as an in an effort to support PA only, Some may want out of state or foreign liquor in such case you may bring your own.

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vipslandy
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Fabulous service Peaceful Allaround wonderful

Bacio
Responded on July 27, 2021

thank you, for the kind review.

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vipAlmaC
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal& time. Ordered the cod fish with capers .. delicious. My friend ordered the veal parmigiana and had leftovers. The waiter James was the best! He gave us dessert on the house for having the table with the most personality…. Definitely returning 😊

Bacio
Responded on July 27, 2021

thank you, for the kind review.

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vipPickda
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere. The service was friendly, but understaffed. The wine list was limited. Apparently, you can bring BYOB (we didn't know), and you should. Our entrees (shrimp scampi and branzino) were excellent. But the broccoli rabe appetizer (sour) and over-cooked roasted cauliflower head were not. The gluten-free pasta was a plus for us, but it came already smothered in tomato sauce, and pasta is the only starch option. The restaurant does not offer potatoes, risotto, or polenta, which would frankly be preferable for us. Bottom line: Nice atmosphere, friendly but over-stretched service, limited wine, uneven food. Your experience may differ.

Bacio
Responded on July 27, 2021

Hello Pickda, Thank you for taking the time; giving Bacio a review. I respect your points of concerns. Your sense of taste is on point and is of great importance that I would like to have you return. It is reviews such as yours that has giving Bacio the right track, seeking improvement. Thank you, Jay Saponaro

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phyllisw
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us are long time customers of Bacio, and had not visited recently because of the Pandemic. We were happy to see, it is still one of the best Italian Restaurants in the entire Philadelphia, metropolitan area. My wiife and the other lady had the claim bake which was they stated absolutely delicious. I had one of Jay's specialties, Egg Plant Parm, which was as good as I remembered. All in all a wonderful expeience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great service. Will definitely be back.

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vipSandyM
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh bread, bruschetta and calamari. All very tasty. Bronzino, rainbow trout and seafood pasta was delicious. Beal picata was tender and very tasty. Everything was well prepared.

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HeleneO
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Thought it might be closed due to all shades drawn down . Service slow & not a full bar service . Food was very good . Need to stay open on a consistent basis .

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Anglofeline
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was attentive, informative, and flexible. It was a delightful experience. The food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been here for a long time and it was even better than before. Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was top-notch.

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Tinap
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! The apps and entrees are substantial and always tasty. Great service and tranquil atmosphere. A wonderful place to support.

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Larry
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. Our server, James, was attentive and thoroughly informed regarding the evenings specials. All three of us enjoyed Jay's mussels fradiavalo. The sauce was rich and spicy to our liking, and the mussels were plump. Owner/chef Jay
went out of the way to obtain sweetbreads, my favorite, and they were prepared
perfectly. The cucumber salad was delicious, as was the gravy with the spaghetti side.

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to Italian BYOB restaurant in the area

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sbhb
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We started with a small antipasto, which imaginatively composed and not small at all. My scallops were perfectly cooked. Served with sausages and mushrooms over linguine, they were delicious, and the portion was generous. My husband’s fra diavolo chicken and shrimp was also well made. We enjoyed an excellent tiramisu dessert. We were happy to be there.

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Bernersrule
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Sonny859
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really good food & James (I think) was personable. Will definitely return.

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DavidC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food and service was great.

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RobertR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to Bacio with a couple friends on a lousy weather day. The help was very accommodating and food terrific we will definitely go back.

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Kate
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. We had bruschetta that tasted so fresh. Our meal was taking a while so the chef sent out fried cauliflower that was amazing!
Entrees were great but very rich in flavour so couldn't eat a ton.
Drinks were nothing I would return for. They let you BYO and I would recommend that as they can only make basic drinks.

Server was very nice and friendly.

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Bernersrule
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Love this place😊

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Anglofeline
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good reliable Italian food in a comfortable casual dining room.The service is excellent and unhurried. The noise level is a little loud for serious or intimate conversation but ok for everyday dinner talk. It's just a nice place for a relaxing enjoyable dinner. Parking was not the problem I worried about. I plan to visit often.

Bacio
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you for the great review . Please know our food is made to order, your Broccoli rabe should be tender not over cooked. Thank you for informing us , please if you are ever dissatisfied : ask for me Jay I will remake your dish right away. Also, the next time you are in Broccoli Rabe and dessert are on the house

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rating speaks for itself. Our waiter was friendly and courteous but could of dressed differently as the attire did not fit the venue.
Food was great… highly recommend the Bronzino!!

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vipDfreed
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall, considering the times we live in the food and service were ok. Restaurant is udergoing some renovations so atmosphere reflected that. What passes as a bar was not very good. Asked for vodka and there were no choices of brand. Our server did his best and we were satisfied with that.
Have been before to Bacio and this was not the best visit. Perhaps when renovations are complete and times are more normal it will improve.

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vipWandaD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mussels Fra Diavolo did not disappoint once again! The tomato based version IS spicy, so if that's not your thing, order the cream-based option, which looks good too. My husband ordered the linguini w/ seafood. Delicious. His plan was to bring half home, but it was so good, he ate the whole meal there.
We had Sebastian as our waiter and he was fantastic. This little BYOB is a gem of a place.

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vipdiane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten regularly at Bacio for several years and consider it a true gem. Jay, the owner and chef, is exceptionally talented and creative and the atmosphere quiet, friendly, and elegant. The menu mainstays are delicious and frequently there are inventive and quite wonderful specials. My own favorites are the scungilli (conch) salad, the lightly fried calamari with a terrific marinara, the whole ocean platter, the veal marsala and the cod. (I could go on.) In addition, Jay happily accommodates special preferences or requirements, such as heart-healthy, vegan, or gluten free. Very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

FAQs

Bacio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 248-2740.

Bacio is rated 4.7 stars by 265 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.