Bacio

4.5
241 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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Tinap
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to Italian BYOB restaurant in the area

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sbhb
Philadelphia
32 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
50 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
1 review
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
4 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
51 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
51 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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WandaD
Philadelphia
12 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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vipfrank
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

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sharon
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, even the bread was fresh and delicious. The service and ambience could not have been better. We had a birthday in our party and they handled that perfectly as well.

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Bernersrule
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Jay is a wonderful chef. Wonderful find😊

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AnneMarieB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a party of four and all were very happy with their meal. Seafood dishes had plenty of all ingredients and perfectly cooked at reasonable price. Our server was attentive and friendly. I do like that it’s a BYOB.
The front entrance room is under construction. Not sure what that’s going to be. I will definitely go back.

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vipSandyM
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining at Bacio. Enjoyed our meal and the staff was very hospitable. Eggplant parmesan was delicious, as well as Pop pop's lasagna. The calamari appetizer was very good too. Will definitely be returning to this BYOB soon.

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WandaD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

While we will definitely be going back to dine, there were a few things that could use some attention, but let me start with the great meal. My husband ordered the Fra Diavolo mussels appetizer and they were fantastic! No sand in the shellfish and the sauce!! The sauce was perfectly spiced; not too hot, yet just enough.. delicious.. Our friend ordered the seafood with linguine in a white wine & garlic sauce.. She loved it. My GF pasta dish was a mistake. I am always hesitant about ordering GF pasta, but I thought I'd give it a try here. It was waay too mushy, which means the chef cooked it too long-- when GF pasta directions say cook for 10 min,. it means 10 minutes! Not a minute or second longer. I ended up eating the scallops and sausage by themselves, which were very good and leaving the mushy pasta on the side.
Another thing to note for them is when customers order an antipasta plate, it should come out first and before any of the other appetizers. Unfortunately, we got that at the same time as I got my beet salad (Soo good. BTW) and my husband got his mussels appetizer. The timing was just bad on that.
Overall, the ambiance, service staff, and meal was very good. Just a little more attention to detail regarding the timing of food delivery and cooking of rice pasta would make this a 5 star rating without a doubt.. Oh! One last thing, this restaurant is a BYOB, which is a plus for us!..

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ToddC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

James was a great server - there when you needed him and not hovering when you didn’t. Food was good, portion size was more than adequate.

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Susan
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BYOB. Excellent service and food was delicious and big portions. Tables were spread out for Covid compliance-can't wait to go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went with my husband and the kids, while we were more than welcomed, I would prefer to go back without kids. White table cloths, quiet ambiance, it would make for a great date night.

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vipThierryS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'm so glad we are nearing a return to normal and that one of my favorite restaurant is again allowing indoor dining (though with very few tables).
The food was excellent just as I remembered before the pandemic.
And our waiter went beyond to make us feel safe and comfortable all with a point of much appreciated humor.

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SamanthaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve never had a bad experience here. Great food. Good people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always, a truly special place to enjoy a meal with friends and family... and surprisingly reasonable!

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AnthonyB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bacio on Valentines Day. I was unaware of the BYOB status but the staff was very accommodating. We sat privately in a small rear dining room that had to be part of a 200 year old building. It was lovely. Our dinner could not have been more magical. The food was outstanding, creative and plentiful. Service was excellent. Pricing was quite affordable. I recommend strongly. Ask for Sebastian.

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CaroleD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were everything we expected. The service was excellent. They couldn’t do enough. I would recommend Bacio to any who asked my opinion.

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Ednap
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good but we were expecting to be able to get a drink. Nowhere on the site did it mention it was a byob. We were extremely disappointed regarding. It should mention that on the website

Bacio
Responded on December 6, 2020

Bacio has a PA local liquor license. We support PA wines, beers and sprits. The date you where at Bacio our license was being renewed. Thank you for coming and enjoying our food. Please let me know the next time you are in, I would like to offer two drinks on the house. Thank you, Jay Saponaro

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PatrickP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. They were very attentive, friendly, and accommodating.

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KahliS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loving their new space and the food is just as authentic and well-made as it always has been. Nice surprised for me that they serve wine now as well. Dinner here is a must anytime I'm in town.

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Tinap
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place to go. We ate outside. Jay is very generous and always friendly. We had great trout and also scallops and sausage. Apps are yummy, too!

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hfj26
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating in this location. We frequently ate at the Mt. Airy location prior to their move. What a wonderful night! We started out with an artichoke appetizer that was delicious! Then had the mussels fra diablo as appetizer. Delicious!! Entrees - the 3 meat lasagna and crab linguini. Enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere. The owner could not have made us feel more welcome or important! Please support this business. Above and beyond. I cant wait to go back and bring the entire family. If you are looking for an awesome BYOB. This is it! Inside and outside seating. The staff was COVID cautious.

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IanW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place, we have a great meal every time we go.

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GangofSix
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! Our waiter was good. The only slight issue was that my side dishes came a little late, but were hot and well prepared. I would recommend this BYOB restaurant.

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vipNishi
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely addition to our neighborhood, this Italian restaurant has delicious fresh tasting entrees, with a variety to chose from, great service and a cozy, warm setting makes this a great place to come again & again.

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vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another very nice dinner on a Friday night at a lovely BYOB.
Arrived and were promptly seated. Water in the glasses and bread an oil on the table were immediate, just the way they should be. Wine glasses were provided and we were having a sip of wine before we looked at the menu - all very good.
The waiter, Tim, knew the menu inside and out - and yes, they had the bone-in veal chop as an option. From off the menu, Tim provided the "whole ocean" option for my dining companion.
We split the Eggplant Rollatini to start, followed by the main courses which both had excellent flavors.
Dessert was a light and fluffy Tiramisu.
Very good all around.

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LizzyB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice people. clean place, awesome food. Good bread too.

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zman
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Although there were only three other parties in the restaurant, we were left standing at the door when we arrived. The bus boy showed us to a table and neglected to ask if we wanted drinks. Actually, the server forgot, too, and we had to ask. The white wine was not chilled, the mussels appetizer was overcooked and chewy; the chicken marsala had a lovely texture, but the sauce was overbearingly sweet; and the veal was like shoe leather. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play? Needless to say, our first time was our last time. We won't be back.

FAQs

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

Bacio is rated 4.5 stars by 241 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.