BAIA

4.7
131 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 131 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, for vegans and non- vegans alike.

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Veronica
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipChrisF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipLovetoeat
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Not exciting. No creative use of vegetables.

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MeganL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipMark
San Francisco
32 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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Luiagui
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was ok. Food dropped before drinks

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emwt
San Francisco
6 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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vipJenniferW
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLoriW
San Francisco
41 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
5 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
1 review
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
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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hollys
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan and plant based from Mathew Kenneth would recommend

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SteveP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is San Francisco's new 5-star vegan restaurant. The inside of the building is amazing and the food is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best plant based meals. Top quality Italian cuisine.

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WILL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food which exceeded our expectations. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic good, gorgeous, wonderful staff, will definitely come back

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vipSteveE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not ready for prime time. I see where they are going and I hope they get there but dousing everything in vinegar or lemon is not delicious and making people wait 25 plus minutes for a drink is not relaxing.

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vipTimothy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Disappointed in the service. They were 25 minutes late for the reservation and forgot our order. It was closing time when they realized they hadn't fed us and rushed out our food at 9:30 at night. Great ambiance and great cocktails and bar.

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AngelaT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a vegan, but a superb vegan restaurant. Not cheap but brilliant food and cocktails

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DavidD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Birthday. Expensive $220.00 for quality of food and service. Table rarely cleared. Burnt pizza, tiny serving of pasta. Desserts were nothing special. Would not recommend.

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Madison
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

WOW my favorite restaurant in SF now. Staff was so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. Will most definitely be coming back!

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CarrieC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love love love this spot. The pizzas are amazing (I’m gluten free and the crust is spectacular). Delicious cocktails as well. Get in there!

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EliB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

that was so amazing! Everything was so good! service was wonderful! food came quick and it was such a beautiful scene truly. Thank you to the chef, hostess, and server!

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AmyG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were so excited for the vegan and gluten free Italian-inspired options. However, the food fell a bit short on flavor. The mushroom pizza didn’t really deliver on the promised truffle oil, and mozzarella sticks were not very exciting.

This place has some great promise, may try it again in the future. The ambiance and building are wonderful.

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Maria
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food as always, but service was slow. Team did not bring out the orders in a timely manner and required reminders on what we actually ordered.

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved all the food we ordered. It was amazing!! My friend and I said we’d go back again because we were so excited about it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with a beautiful ambiance. Prices are a bit high but I guess it costs to eat healthy.

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VallyD
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummy in the tummy!! big fan of this place, will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for my plant based lifestyle.

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vipKateG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! Impossible to even tell it is plant based, wish I could go every night!

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vipGlobalbyr
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Going back soon.

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KiraR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast, great service with incredible food and cocktails/wine

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Azra
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant for food allergies. Great ambiance, delicious cocktails, and great food. It’s a bit expensive for what you get but a very nice time.

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Olivia
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom pizza was delectable! The pastas were excellent and the garlic knots were not to be missed! Everything came out very very quickly (almost too quickly) so order your apps first and wait to order entrees or they will all come out at once.

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KseniaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambiance and service. My non-vegan friends loved it too.

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 131 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.