Bacio

4.7
304 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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vipBarKat
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Dined here many times. Food quality is still very good. I had the veal chop special and it was excellent. Cooked medium/medium rare and was very flavorful. My wife had the crab bucatini, and there was a large portion of crab in it. Finished with espresso and a limoncello dessert. The service was a bit slower than previous times. But, when they make the dish fresh, I guess this is to be expected.

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! Everything is perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and great food!

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Larry
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay's food is delicious. He always has sweetbreads (my favorite) for me. His meatballs are fantastic, as his fradiavalo gravy on mussels. One of our friends last night had a delicious and generous vealchop.

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vipAnthonyB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve was our 2nd visit to this restaurant. We enjoyed it as much as our 1st. Dinner was very delicious and plentiful. They now serve drinks. It was a BYOB. I hope to visit again.

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Natalie
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited an entire hour before anyone even approached the table. When we asked to order, the server said “no,” and it was “not his table.” We don’t even know WHO our server was because we had to flag someone down and ask for anything we needed. Waited almost two hours before getting the meals, which looked like dog food. I did not receive what I ordered. I had ordered crab and linguine. And received something with clams?

My husband and I had been drinking espresso martinis and old fashioneds. I wanted to order a lemon drop martini (which was clearly listed as the first cocktail on the menu) and was told no, they didn’t have the ingredients.


Apparently they got tired of making them, because we overheard them telling other tables that they were “out of martinis, old fashioneds, and limoncello.”

This was the worst restaurant experience I’ve had in a very long time. As someone who worked for half my life in the service industry, I understand the value of a good tip. But I also understand it must be earned. This was the first time in my life I can say I left a zero dollar tip…..and I don’t even feel badly about it.

Stay far far away from this restaurant. Olive Garden would’ve been better.

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JPTP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautifully decorated for NYE. Great food and service. My only complaint was the music being played - disco. I guess they wanted a party atmosphere but we (including a couple at another table) would have preferred something a bit more mellow.

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Wonderful and welcoming!

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vipkandc
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy ourselves here. At times they can dish out a little attitude if they are stressed (and they always lighten up) but that is all a part of the experience! I am glad to see Bacio is still busy and the food has remained consistently good. Best meatballs, sausage, red gravy/sauce around.

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vipBobK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Don’t understand all the hubbub about this restaurant being so highly rated. Food was underwhelming, relatively tasteless, and delivered by an understaffed, singular server who appeared frenzied and annoyed, but doing the best he could under the circumstances.

Bacio
Responded on December 25, 2021

Sorry Bob, We do offer your money back if you are not satisfied.. Just email us at baciomenu@gmail. .

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vipcrob
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious! Service was attentive! Great local spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, portions are generous and the servers are attentive!

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vipIHami
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at this local restaurant . We will be back! W

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CityPerson
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a great dinner. Everyone in our party of 4 had a different dish, which each person enjoyed. Food was served hot. Service was good, although the one waiter seemed to be stretched to his limits. The music in the little room took away from the ambience. We have been regulars since the early days in Mt. Airy and will continue to patronize-Covid permitting.

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vipfrank
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a true gem. The food is delicious and creatively prepared, heart healthy if requested, and an excellent value. Jay, the chef and owner, is especially talented with seafood: the calamari (with a marina that is out of this world), striped bass, cod, scampi and “whole ocean” are are personal favorites, but really, it’s all good. The dining room is elegant, the service friendly, ample parking on site.

Bacio
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you, Frank. You and Diane are true Bacio Friends. We look forward each week in seeing your smiles. an old Italian quote; La vera amicizia è come un raggio di sole in un giorno di pioggia

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jill
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a very reasonble price. Good service, fairly quiet, nice old building.
We will go again.

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Pops
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great Meal at Bacio! The food and service are always excellent at fair prices. The decor in the new location is pleasantly minimalistic. Do yourself a favor and give it a try.

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mitchelg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

refined lux rest; unexpected find for local rest.; food was great those meatballs, fabulous & the brocolli rabb -great app. & wonderfull desert & even an espresso. W E will be back!

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about. Baccio, food, service and the owner!!

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Foodcat
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It had been a couple years since we went here, and it was even better than I remembered. We were there on a Sunday evening, so the restaurant was close to empty, so very low noise levels, and very personalized service. The owner even came out to greet us, remembering us from when the restaurant was located in Mount Airy. The food was excellent for a neighborhood restaurant, and the guests we brought were suitably impressed.

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JOSEPHM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived on time for our reservation and had to wait about 20 minutes as table was not ready. When we were seated I noticed several tables were ready. So we were kept needlessly waiting and I was not thrilled with that. Out waiter had an Italian accent and had some problem understanding. When I asked him to repeat he was very obviously miffed with me and gave an attitude. The other wait staff were excellent so I was pleased

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vipBradR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great place. We go there often

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vipAbby
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New waiter who was very nice but a little lacking is why rating wasn’t outstanding. The food was excelllent and serving were not skimpy so the value was also excellent .
It was my first time there and will definitely return.

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KarynS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out with friends and had a wonderful overall experience

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LHDiner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I would highly recommend it. The service and food were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten there several times. Excellent food.

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jill
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food !!!
Nice atmosphere.
Good service.
Quiet !!
$6.00 WINE !!!
The four of us loved it ! Going back again.

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ArjunC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent homemade pasta. The lobster ravioli is one of the best in the Philly area.

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, owner Jay is an excellent chef. Service was great, thanks to Sebastian our waiter. Always a good time here

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vipLynnC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice ambiance, good food and an enjoyable sound track of classics to accompany it all. I had a well made veal marsala that was sizable- I took half if it home. My husband enjoyed his mussels fra diavlo and lasagna. We will return.

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NatalieC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! The waitstaff was attentive. The other diners were spaced out comfortably in the dining room. We had calamari as an appetizer as well as some broccoli rabe. Both were hot and delicious! We all had the amazing eggplant parmigiana for entrees. It is my favorite dish on their menu and it never disappoints.

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service. Jay, the chef/owner is a fabulous cook. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Highly recommend, we went on a Thursdday. Just know all food is cooked to order so if you go prime time(Sat or Friday) be prepared to wait a bit, it is worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service wonderful!

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DebbieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The sweet potato gnocchi were delicious! Our server was James. He was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!!! I’ve driven by Bacio countless times. It’s very unassuming. Nothing about the place screams, “Dine here!!”, so I never did, just passed the place by.

Last night, Saturday, Oct. 2, I went onto Open table to find reservations somewhere for 5 of us at 6 p.m. and could only find 1 that was anywhere close; Bacio. So we “settled” and went. We were immediately greeted and sat. We ordered drinks, which arrived very promptly and then we were brought a complimentary tomato salad. It was the best thing I’ve ever eaten. I’m baffled at how anything could taste that good. How?? Then my meat lasagna came out. Hands down the best lasagne I’ve ever had, by far. The marinara was pure heaven and the meat and cheese and the rest of whatever they did to craft that amazing dish was sheer magic. My kids, who can be picky with food LOVED what they got!

Our waiter, James, was fun and kind and very attentive. He made us feel welcome and glad that we were there. The rest of the staff were super nice. The place is a “hidden” gem. We’ve found our favorite restaurant. Thank you, James and the rest of the Bacio team for an amazing experience!!!

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vipTennisgirl
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bacio to celebrate our anniversary. The food was good, but you didn't get much for the price. There was only one waiter in the whole place, so we waited a long time for everything. He never asked us about dessert or mentioned our anniversary. I understand he was busy. There was cold air blowing the whole time so I was uncomfortable.

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vipfrank
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem. An array of elegantly prepared, delicious, healthful food at extremely reasonable prices. The chef will go out of his way to accommodate special dietary requests.

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!! Doe not get better than this!

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MarkM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great. They recently switched to a new bread and I liked the other bread better but that may just be my personal taste

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vipJilly
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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.

FAQs

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

Bacio is rated 4.7 stars by 304 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.