BAIA

4.7
180 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Good Vegetarian Options
BAIA is a plant-based Italian-inspired concept by celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, offering a selection of dishes that that can satisfy your craving for elevated plant food. Additionally, the menu comprises a sustainable Italian wine and beer program, to-go craft cocktails and unique takes on classic pizzas, seasonal vegetables, and comfort Italian dishes. Diners can expect to see their favorite Italian classics reinvented with plant-based cheeses, fresh pasta preparations, and more.

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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
  • 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

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What 180 people are saying
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Carichelle
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Baia was a delightful experience. Great wine list, delicious food, and good service! Will definitely come again.

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MicheleK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Food is fabulous. Delicious, creative and beautifully presented. Open a second location in Los Angeles!

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vipSharonS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really wonderful food adventure. The plant-based nature of their food is understated; it says so on the menu but one would never know based on the food choices (mozzarella, ricotta, meatballs, sausage, etc). Everything our group of 5 ordered was delicious! Service excellent. I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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vipMommaJEats
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff inside and outside was all good!
Drinks and appetizers were super
Agnolotti and cauliflower were outstanding
Eggplant parm and lasagna were just so so
Outside was too cold even with heater
A candle or flowers or something nice wud have improved ambiance since decor was pretty drab
Expensive for vegan food
But overall fun and tasty night out in SF after 1 year

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vipTrixieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outdoor covid seating

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vipChrisF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing vegan food. Brunch or dinner, you can't go wrong.

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Rick
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were all impressed with the vegetarian-only menu, and all selections we ordered were flavorful. Personable waitstaff.

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tootsweet59
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

There’s not much charm to sitting outdoors here but the service was very good, and the food was delicious. I had no idea we were eating vegan until the end! We ordered two kinds of pasta and the sauces were absolutely delicious. Would have loved a bigger portion, but we added a tasty market vegetable side that was perfectly charred and tender.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I’ll start by saying, I’m a former hospitality/food service employee for many years. The server was absolutely clueless about everything during our entire experience. The first time we’ve gone there. He was unclear if he was taking care of us despite him taking our beverage and drink order while we awaited two additional guests to join us. Greeted us multiple times. Forgot he greeted us, come back confused and then forget the orders every time he came back to the table (despite writing it down on paper). There was a manager/host (unclear on role) who stepped in to grab some drinks, etc. but quite frustrating to order multiple times. Some items never arrived. Lastly, at the end of the meal after advising the dessert we’d hoped to try was unavailable, he propositioned my partner to take him to Macy’s on a shopping spree whilst grabbing his arm and rubbing against him ... all the while, we were simply trying to settle the check quickly and efficiently to get the hell out of restaurant and this all around bizarre experience. Safe to say, we won’t be returning to this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive, and the food was impeccable!

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vipAlexandriaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!! Lauren and her team are absolutely amazing!

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Rose81
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and the service, the food and the ambiance was exceptional. We will be back now we have a fancy favorite Italian plant based resturant to go to 😊 Keep making exceptional food!

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YoliC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, EVERYTHING about our experience at Baia was superb. Easy to make a reservation, Warm welcome, spectacular seat (overlooking the bar), the caesar salad had parmesan so authentic that I had to confirm it was ALL plant-based. We devoured our pasta dish so fast that we ordered another one instead of dessert! 🤣

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Yaron
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I visited in the Bay Area!

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MaggieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love everything about Baia. Been a fan since they opened and still a fan. Amazing food and great service. Love the decor inside. The only thing I wish is the neighborhood would be a bit better so people could sit outside without having homeless people harassing the them. But it's not Baia's job it's the city's

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CassidyJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I celebrated my recent birthday at BAIA and had the best time. We arrived early and requested switching our outdoor reservation for an indoor table and they accommodated us well. We ordered the garlic knots, antipasti, malfadine pasta, and agnolotti pasta. We also enjoyed wine and cocktails. The ambience was wonderful and it felt very COVID safe -- as it was the first time we'd dined inside in over a year. Thank you, BAIA, for such an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bland food overpriced terrible service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a win :) my fav vegan italian spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had not been out for quite some time, and Baia was high on our list to try. This being our first visit, it couldn’t have been better. Ben, our server, was superb and the food was even better than some of the other Matthew Kenney restaurants we’ve been to. The ambience was perfect. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipnmarcmin
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing vegan food. Pizza and meatballs are a must to try.

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RebeccaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS! and vegan! wow! so impressive. I don't know how they do it!

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PatC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Baia has great food and a beautiful ambiance, perfect for a date night

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Scout
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered most of the food because we were so excited. The lemony cheese stuffed pasta and the cauliflower dish were my favorite. Garlic knots were a must. And mousse dessert was amazing.

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JoshG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve been to Baia twice. The first time was incredibly impressive — great service, amazing food. This last time, not as great (by a lot). We arrived at 7p on a Wednesday to learn they were out of their signature garlic knots already. That was pretty disappointing, and a bit confusing — out of bread? At 7p? On a Wednesday? Our server was very friendly, but the service was so, so a low. It’s likely they were just understaffed, as that is a reality of COVID, but the meal took well over two hours, not by our design. The pizza was good, albeit a little salty. Pasta dishes were met with “just okay” reviews. The menu had changed, so I sadly couldn’t reorder the spicy sausage pesto pasta that was so impressive on the first visit. So, we might give this a tie breaking 3rd try, but no time soon.

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Citygurl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, for vegans and non- vegans alike.

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Veronica
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unique layered flavor on all the items we tasted. Very good!

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vipChrisF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch never disappoints. I opted for the "Sausage and Egg" pizza and was blown away. This has quickly become my favorite vegan spot EVER.

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Lovetoeat
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Not exciting. No creative use of vegetables.

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MeganL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. I love that it’s 100% vegan.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best vegan Italian food I’ve ever had!

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Luiagui
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was ok. Food dropped before drinks

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vipMark
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was really tasty although the portions are quite small. Unfortunately, the service was lacklustre, inattentive and rushed. The waiter did not seem to know the menu and had a hard time explaining the dishes. He only asked us how the meal was when he brought the check.... something I don’t expect from a relatively pricey restaurant. Lastly, they brought the appetisers and entree out almost immediately. Our dinner was over in 30 minutes from start to finish. Perhaps they are just getting their bearings, but unclear if we will be back.

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emwt
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on other reviews, I knew the food would be fantastic, and it very much delivered. Great presentation and delicious. Fun cocktail menu as well. Service was prompt and attentive. A worthy resident of the city's best restaurant space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

We were super disappointed in all of the food. Would not recommend coming here if you aren’t vegan. Over salted and put lemon/yeast on everything. Nothing was super flavorful and food was over salted and bland. I don’t usually write reviews but we were pretty disappointed in the quality of food. Even the impossible meatballs had no flavor and my partner and I love impossible meat.

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JenniferW
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Best plant based Italian restaurant.

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vipLoriW
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We didn't realize it was a Plant Based menu, everything we had ordered was outstanding. Wait service very good. Would go again and get the Aranchini & any of the Pastas.

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vipChrisF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food. New favorite place for brunch. Can't wait to go for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, service was honest and helpful! We will definitely be back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff professional and sincere, my bday dinner here was lovely;)

FAQs

BAIA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. BAIA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 861-0625.

BAIA is rated 4.7 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

BAIA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egiftcards.spoton.com/2135/5f1f331c24b4c46869f32eaa?returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Folo.spoton.com%2F5f1f331c24b4c46869f32eaa&source=olo-web.

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.