Baci Ristorante offers authentic, delicious Italian cuisine. Be served in style in a relaxed and welcoming setting with fresh seafood, beef, chicken, pasta and Baci's homemade gourmet pizza! Dine and dance to nightly entertainment in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Last weekend I had dinner at Baci with a few of my frieds. First we had a drink at the bar, they sure have a great selection of Martinis. We tried a few but the one that was the big hit is the pommegranate one( I forgot the name). Once we were seated we listened to the specials, our server recomended to have the antipasto to start with, they can make the platter for as many as needed. It had a very nice selection. Some of us had prosecco, it's an italian sparkling wine, the boys had the draught beer, it is called the thirsty beaver, loved the name and the taste of it even more. I am always partial too a micro brewery. Next course we had a platter of pasta (love the family style dinning) it had tortellini with wid mushroom, gnocchi with 3 or 4 cheese sauce, and a nice spaghetti with tomato and fresh basil sauce. For wine we had the Killer Cab, it is made in New West from grapes from the Napa, wonderfull wine with a very reasonable price (under $60). For main we all had our own, I had the fish of the day, it was halibut with capers and fresh herbs, some of my freiends had veal with marsala sauce others had the cioppino ( a seafood stew). we were all very impressed with our dishes. The service was amazing the whole night, I like the way they work there, 1 person in charge of your table but everyone helps out. We never had to ask for anything, it is like they can read your mind. BRAVO.
Than the live music started, what a voice on that girl!!!! They were playing all kind of music, people were dancing, later on they started playing DJ music, all the new hits, by that time we were dancing too and having a couple of shooters at the bar. We stayed until the end. They called as a designated driver, nice touch. Over all we had the best time there in a very long time. We will be back soooon. Thank you all at Baci.
In my experience, this restaurant has poor customer service. The staff are not customer service oriented which I would have expected them to be since they are in a customer service industry. A server can make or break an otherwise okay experience. Here, the service did not help make my impression of this restaurant favorable in the slightest! The food is good and the ambiance is nice (although a paint touch up might be in order), but if you are looking to be talked to in a pleasant manner, I would recommend finding somewhere else to dine.
Why do I keep going back to Baci Ristorante? Could it be the friendly, professional and helpful staff, the delicious variety of food served, the bountiful wine menu or their reasonable prices? Or maybe it's the desire to dance your feet off with their fabulous entertainment? Perhaps because it is a family business that has lasted the test of time and is not out to nickle and dime you to death the minute you walk through the door. Honestly, I’d say it is all of the above and more.
I took a chance and dragged 9 of my best friends there on a Saturday evening. We are all 55 and over, and most not too adventurous. So, to get everyone to agree to go, then pile us into three different cabs (coming from Yaletown to Burnaby) was no easy logistical feat on my part. All I can say is THANK YOU to the people from BACI for living up to your stellar reputation. You provided my friends and me with a fantastic evening of food, wine and fun. We danced the night away, closed the place down and all piled back into cabs with smiles on our faces and good food in our bellies. I breathed a sigh of relief and patted myself on the back for organizing a great party.
I guess the next time I suggest a place for good and fun my friends will take me seriously and want to return to this great establishment!
Go try out BACI for yourself, you won't be disappointed. Salut!
My girlfriend and I went there on Father's Day. The food was excellent, however little bit expensive. The service was very good too. However, we didn't like the darkness of the place. It was a sunny day, but the windows were closed and covered with dark curtains. The air condition was not working and we could hardly breathe. Later on the music started to play which was annoying. We couldn't here anything but the music so decided to leave.
My wife and I went to Baci for the first time last night. We both very much enjoyed the food and wine, but we missed the live entertainment / dancing apparently. The service was excellent, with multiple attentive waitresses, but the restaurant was somewhat noisy (mostly due to a very large party taking up the upper dining area, I'm guessing). The menu features a good selection of classical Italian meals and the location is excellent. We'll be back, at any rate.
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