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Baris III Pasta & Pizza

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904 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4754
254-772-2900
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Recommended by local post Grad College student

I asked a barista by Baylor University for a mom and pop type of Italian Food place. He very quickly recommended Baris. Once we got there, we found parking very tight, as it was early evening, about 7:30. Neighboring businesses allow parking when they are closed. The restaurant was pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Bassrick
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Waco, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I heard this place was good so we decided to go for dinner on night, it's was a little crowed but we were seated as soon as we walked in. Our waiter was a little out of it granted the restaurant was full so I could understand if he was under stress. I ordered the Tortellini Alfredo... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I asked a barista by Baylor University for a mom and pop type of Italian Food place. He very quickly recommended Baris. Once we got there, we found parking very tight, as it was early evening, about 7:30. Neighboring businesses allow parking when they are closed. The restaurant was pretty packed, only 2 or 3 tables open. Waiter said it... More 

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Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

... Baris is just "okay" until you find "your meal." I feel like every one has this experience, and then it happens, and Baris is like the best food ever. Mine is the Florentine with Shrimp and Alfredo sauce. It is the best shrimp I've ever had at an Italian restaurant. Their bread is delicious, the salad is just iceberg... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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556 reviews 556 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

When we lived in Flower Mound, Tx we ate at the Baris there on a monthly basis. Imagine our delight at finding Baris III here. We did early dinner and had the large Baris salad (lettuce, red cabbage, black olives, grated mozzarella and homemade red dressing. Mmmmm...just like we used to enjoy.) Hubby had the senior portion of chicken parm,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We live in the DFW area and were down for a sporting event. Found this place on Trip Advisor. My goodness they knock it out of the park. Nothing fancy about the place but it is bustling because the food is SO GOOD. Two wait staff we encountered were both spot on. Very friendly and attentive, all while the place... More 

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Dawson, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place can be found at 904 North Valley Mills Dr, Waco Texas 76710 254.772.2900. Don't let the parking or the building scar you away. Any dish will be awesome, from the pizza to any sampler plate you will enjoy every bit. Always have the Baris salad with the red dressing. On your return visits you will find the food... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Really enjoyed this place. I personally had the chicken parmigiana with pink sauce (highly recommend the pink sauce for the extra few bucks). The chicken was crispy, not soggy and they do not hold back on the serving size. The rolls before the meal are amazing as well, just be sure not to fill up before your food gets to... More 

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Waco, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Waco. I love bringing friends and family when they are in town. I have tried several things on the menu and can't remember being disappointed. (I am not a fan of their pizza, but so many others are. It's not bad, it's just not my favorite style.) Bring your own wine, and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Mary makes her own pasta, homemade sauce, and pizza crust. You can actually see Mary's pasta being made fresh every day. Her marinara sauce recipe is 100 years old. Best pizza ANYWHERE! I LOVE BAR IS III! 😆💖

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Waco, TX
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First off, calling it the best Italian food in Waco isn't saying much. Waco has very poor choices when it comes to Italian food. The Olive Garden? Johnny Carino's? Please. On the plus side, our service was good and the owner was there in person overseeing things. Unfortunately, our salad was basically just a bowl of iceberg lettuce, my lasagna... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 904 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4754
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: 254-772-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?