Bacio

4.9
286 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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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Foodcat
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 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 19 November 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 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great place. We go there often

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vipAbby
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on 12 November 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 6 November 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 6 November 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 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten there several times. Excellent food.

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tedb
1 review
Dined on 5 November 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
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 31 October 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 30 October 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
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 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
58 reviews
Dined on 14 October 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
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service wonderful!

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DebbieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 October 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 2 October 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 1 October 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
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 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
58 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MarkM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 September 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
20 reviews
Dined on 18 September 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.

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Luv2dineout
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We have been to this restaurant many times and it has good Italian food. It’s drawback is that the chefs never manage the timing of courses. On previous occasions, we would get our main meal right on top of the appetizer. This time, we waited 45 minutes between appetizer and main meal. The food is good, so we just put up with this.

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DavidC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent. Service is great. James is awesome!

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

JAY IS A GREAT COOK!! FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. SERVICE, AS ALWAYS WAS WONDERFUL THANKS TO JAMES!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and James our server was even better!

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vipJennC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there early before movie. Everything was so tasty and staff so attentive. They must have overheard my rudeness of wishing that pasta came with my dish, and promptly brought some out for me. Big portions, prepare to bring some home. Highly recommend if you're in the mood for Italian food with authentic flavor!

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SaraV
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All of the food we ordered was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! I was delight my surprised as it my first time there as well as my family. Our waiter was sweet, informative and attentive. The calamari was SO GOOD and the gravy to dip it in was the best I’ve ever tasted. The Sweet potato gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce will be in my dreams - my new favorite dish is their Chicken Marsala - CHEFS KISS!!! Will be coming back for all special occasions :)

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!! Love this place

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Kimh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Great service. We enjoyed our evening.

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vipWandaD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

In the past, I have ordered and loved the Fra Diablo mussels. Last night, they were so so. The sauce was thicker and not as spicy as I remembered; additionally, there wasn't much of it. The mussels were rather large, which I understand in that they are a living shellfish and it depends on many things as to their size upon purchasing them. Other than that, my husband loved his veal piccata and I thought the special of grilled romaine w/ blue cheese was divine. Our waiter, Sebastian, was as always wonderful. He was attentive, personable, and just an all-around great waiter. Thx. We will return.

Bacio
Responded on 15 August 2021

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your concerns. Mussels are on the house for you. Please let me know if they are on point. once again thank you for being a great customer. Jay Saponaro chef owner

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annea
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bacio was excellent! The food was so fresh and tasty and our waiter was friendly and cheerful. Bacio is our favorite!

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vipslandy
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating friends' anniversary and adding our granddaughter to the mix, it was delicious, joyful, peaceful, extraordinary service from James, all around top of our list.

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vipfrank
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet elegance, delicious food creatively prepared and in ample portions, friendly service, great value. The chef/owner is very talented and makes real effort to accommodate special requests/needs. Bacio is a gem. Just terrific!

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vipBernersrule
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food( thanks. Jay) and wonderful service( thanks. James)
Always enjoy coming here.

Bacio
Responded on 4 August 2021

Thank you for the kind words.

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vipEattolive
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I would highly recommended this neighborhood gem! The only disappointment was their website said they had a full bar but they only had wine. If we knew it was a byo we would have brought some ! They should clarify this now on their website and on open table. Food was delicious and the waiter was wonderful. We will come back and recommend to others.😄

Bacio
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi, Thank you for the great review. Bacio sells all local PA Wines, Beers and Sprits as an in an effort to support PA only, Some may want out of state or foreign liquor in such case you may bring your own.

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vipslandy
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Fabulous service Peaceful Allaround wonderful

Bacio
Responded on 27 July 2021

thank you, for the kind review.

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vipAlmaC
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal& time. Ordered the cod fish with capers .. delicious. My friend ordered the veal parmigiana and had leftovers. The waiter James was the best! He gave us dessert on the house for having the table with the most personality…. Definitely returning 😊

Bacio
Responded on 27 July 2021

thank you, for the kind review.

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Pickda
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice atmosphere. The service was friendly, but understaffed. The wine list was limited. Apparently, you can bring BYOB (we didn't know), and you should. Our entrees (shrimp scampi and branzino) were excellent. But the broccoli rabe appetizer (sour) and over-cooked roasted cauliflower head were not. The gluten-free pasta was a plus for us, but it came already smothered in tomato sauce, and pasta is the only starch option. The restaurant does not offer potatoes, risotto, or polenta, which would frankly be preferable for us. Bottom line: Nice atmosphere, friendly but over-stretched service, limited wine, uneven food. Your experience may differ.

Bacio
Responded on 27 July 2021

Hello Pickda, Thank you for taking the time; giving Bacio a review. I respect your points of concerns. Your sense of taste is on point and is of great importance that I would like to have you return. It is reviews such as yours that has giving Bacio the right track, seeking improvement. Thank you, Jay Saponaro

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phyllisw
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The four of us are long time customers of Bacio, and had not visited recently because of the Pandemic. We were happy to see, it is still one of the best Italian Restaurants in the entire Philadelphia, metropolitan area. My wiife and the other lady had the claim bake which was they stated absolutely delicious. I had one of Jay's specialties, Egg Plant Parm, which was as good as I remembered. All in all a wonderful expeience.

FAQs

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

Bacio is rated 4.9 stars by 286 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.