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Baris III Pasta & Pizza

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904 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4754
254-772-2900
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Amazing AND inexpensive

My husband and I are suckers for a whole in the wall Italian restaurant. This one did not disappoint. I had salad. It was giant. Enough for two and amazing. My husband (who doesn't eat salad) had soup and it was also really good. I had read about their rolls and they were as good as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bof10299
via mobile
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are suckers for a whole in the wall Italian restaurant. This one did not disappoint. I had salad. It was giant. Enough for two and amazing. My husband (who doesn't eat salad) had soup and it was also really good. I had read about their rolls and they were as good as described and included. Someone... More 

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Thank Bof10299
Waco, Texas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, let's be honest. There isn't much choice around Waco, especially not for fine dining, so anything that is not a chain looks promising. Unfortunately, Baris missed the mark. It was alright as far as the food goes(although I could have made literally the same thing at home and it be better/cheaper), but the restaurant itself is out of date... More 

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Thank Lydia U
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Just by looking at it you might not be impressed, but Baris was not a disappointment. The food was excellent and prices reasonable. We ordered a house salad to share between two of us and it was big enough for five. The rolls were were also good, but the main course turned out to be the best part. Will try... More 

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Thank Mark T
Killeen, Texas
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A friend and I searched for good restaurants in Waco. When this one popped up, we hoped it was as good as the ratings said it was; we were not disappointed. The outside looks like a bit of a dive or hole in the wall type places. Even when we got inside, it didn't look that special. We were both... More 

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Thank Merechat2
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the meal very much. Everyone at the table was satisfied with what they got. Read about the parking problems so went at 3:30. No problem with parking then. Good food good service found the place on tripadvisor and glad we went.

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Thank Floyd R
Wiggins, MS
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We just finished our meal at Baris. I'll agree with the other reviews about the lack if cleanliness, but that just adds to the atmosphere in my opinion. Our waiter was not very attentive, but several other workers seemed to really be on the ball. Great rolls, lasagna & cannelloni. Many husband got Hawaiian pizza & enjoyed it.

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Thank ssinbeijing
Southlake, Texas
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407 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I'm a sucker for a local, family owned spot. The food, service and prices were great. We were there at 515 and it was already busy, meaning it's an open secret how good it is. I would just encourage the owners to scrub everything in the restaurant from the waist down. There was just a grubbiness that made me wonder... More 

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Thank annieb40
Comanche, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Baris is a classic go-to in Waco! The parking outside is always crazy because Baris is usually pretty full. But the food is worth it! I always enjoy the tortellini in pink sauce or spaghetti with meatballs. Highly recommend to people passing through to get a little taste of the Waco atmosphere.

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Thank MacaroniEveryMeal
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We went there with higher expectations, but found the quality and service very average at the best... temperature of food great, but undercooked bread and pasta, overcooked chicken (dry), texture of the sauce more like a soup tells you about the skills of the kitchen help (cooks?)... I wouldn't recommend this place as a "great Italian cuisine"...

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Thank mvp609 m
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Excellent service, fabulous food, great prices. It was jam packed on a Saturday night. Great experience will go back again and again! Hard to park two businesses over and walk (the small lot was full) but we were seated immediately.

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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?