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Bistro La Baia, BYOB

1700 Lombard St, 17th Street and Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1519
+1 215-546-0496
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
LOCATION
1700 Lombard St, 17th Street and Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1519
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We wanted a place close to our hotel and this place satisfied that need! Good food and nice staff...perfect dinner on our trip in PA.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karen R
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Karen, thank you for dining at La Baia and for this kind review. We appreciate both. Have a great evening!

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

We reserved the entire restaurant to celebrate our parents' 45th wedding anniversary for 18 adults and 6 kids. It was absolutely perfect! The food was delicious (the salmon, veal and chicken piccata were superb, as were the nudies--ricotta cheese in balsamic vinaigrette with walnuts!) and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paige C
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Hi Paige, thankyou again for coming to Bistro La Baia for such a special occasion. We enjoyed meeting all your family and we hope to see yuu again soon. Reed

Reviewed October 13, 2018

My wife and I ate here recently before going to the theater. Everything we had was delicious. The calamari and funghi appetizers were excellent, as were our main courses (chicken piccatta and chicken marsala). Good-sized portions, too, not the microscopic portions you get at a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mikeybren
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you so much for dining at Bistro La Baia for taking your time to review us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience and sharing it with others. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure to visit this wonderful restaurant recently with my wife and nephew and his girlfriend. I could not have been more impressed with the service and o my the food! Ilir is the owner I believe is the correct spelling of his...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank finsterErie_PA
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you so much for dining at La Baia and for this amazing review. We really appreciate it and we very happy you had such a great experience. Hope to see you again soon. Reed.

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try a restaurant we had never visited and my wife found Bistro La Baia. What a jewel. It’s a cozy room along with al fresco dining. We were fortunate, it was restaurant week and we all had four courses. Appetizers were delicious,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Hello, thank you for visiting Bistro La Baia. It was very nice meeting with you and your family. We are very pleased you enjoyed the meal and the experience and we home to see you again soon. Reed

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

I am giving 5 stars, excellent rate to this restaurant because it really deserves. The food was awesome and the service also. Going back there.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NidaPhila
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Small BYOB Italian hole in the wall. Prices are fair, servings are large, and sauces are to die for. Best Tiramisu ever!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Liz R
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Hi Liz, thank you for dining at La Baia and for your rating. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This is one of our favorite BYOB restaurants in Philadelphia, one that we frequent with friends rather regularly. It is surviving recent ( Jan 2018) changes in management. The chefs are supposedly the same. They are trying slowly to upgrade the layout and appearance of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank podrozniczka60
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you for being regulars at La Baia. We enjoy having you and looking forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Upon our fourth or fifth visit to Bistro LacBaia, we were disappointed to learn that the owner had sold the business. It had been a delightful neighborhood bistro, with excellent food and close to the Kimmel Center and Avenue of the Arts. The new owner...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Dianne H
Reed H, Owner at Bistro La Baia, BYOB, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Dear Dianne, thank you for dining with us and please accept my sincere apologies for your last experience. It could have been me that you described as the annoying host, I am not sure but that doesn't matter at this point. We have been very...More

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Gary E
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Reed H | Property representative |
Hi, we are a BYOB, so bring a great bottle of wine, or more :), and we will take care of the rest. Reed
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$18 - $30
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Lombard St, 17th Street and Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-0496
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Description
Bistro La Baia, BYOB, has been delighting our guests for two decades in our corner of 17th and Lombard Streets in Center City Philadelphia. A home away from home for our neighbors, and a popular destination for visitors from both out of town and the region, Bistro La Baia is the place where we treat every single guest as part of our family and ensure all have a great time. Under NEW MANAGEMENT since the begining of 2018, the new owner, Reed and his team, welcome you into our home.
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