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“Great italian food- wood burning pizza oven!”
Review of Baci Ristorante

Baci Ristorante
Ranked #6 of 1,224 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Baci Ristorante, located in the Best Western Premier C Hotel by Carmen's, is a modern and upbeat Italian restaurant led by Chef Ruban Paul. With a lively open kitchen and central wood burning oven, this intimate gathering place is known for it's thin, Neapolitan style pizzas and adventurous twists on authentic Italian flavours and dishes. To compliment the menu is a comprehensive beverage menu features both Old and New World wines and a fine selection of crafted cocktails.
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
“Great italian food- wood burning pizza oven!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great wine, great food- prepared fresh, and sophisticated atmosphere. Service staff very attentive and friendly- and generous portions. All around great hotel experience

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Colette L
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justinm888, Executive Chef at Baci Ristorante, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review Colette L,

It was our pleasure to offer you the great wine, great food and sophisticated atmosphere.
Thank you for your kind mention of our dedicated team members.

We hope your able to visit us again soon when in the area.

Warmest Regards,

John Taubenberger,
Executive Chef
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good for a hotel restaurant!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

More appropriate for business lunch/dinner rather than romantic dinner i think.
Delicious pizzas ( didn't try any other items of the menu), attentive if a little slow service(but we had a good company so no big deal!). We picked the cheapest red wine by the bottle- Merlot and were not dissapointed. Overall decor and feel is simple and unpretentious. I would recommend if you are not looking for a more sophisticated ambiance.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank tinkerbella85_10
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justinm888, Executive Chef at Baci Ristorante, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your review tinkerbella85_10,

We are delighted you enjoyed our authentic pizza and trust on your next visit you will endulge in our other menu options.

We apologise for any delay in service you experienced.

Regards,

John Taubenberger,
Executive Chef
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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“need to go back again”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

The salad was very fresh. The bread, we couldnt get enough. My brother in law had osso bucco, awesome. My fiance has chicken parm...the fusilli was perfect, home made pasta, you could tell, texture was fantastic. The chicken however, needed help, it was bland. I had one of the specials, Pasta Michelle...it was ok. We had cannolli for dessert, and it was as if it was made fresh just before we ate it. My only real complaint and it wasnt a real complaint, just a concern, was that we asked to take the leftovers home. Our server brought the bill, and out of habit, when we get the bill, and its paid, we leave. Didnt realize until leaving the parking lot that we didnt have our leftover cartons...left us wondering if she forgot? We didnt go back as parking was difficult it was most likely thrown out at this point. I think I need to visit and try it again, maybe have something different?

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jennifer L
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justinm888, Executive Chef at Baci Ristorante, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Baci Ristorante Jennifer L,

We are delighted your brother-in-law enjoyed his Osso Bucco and your fiance found his chicken parm to be perfect. We do apologise you did not get a chance to take your left overs home and appreciate your intent to return so we may have another chance to offer you an all around fantastic experince from beginning to end.

Sincerely,

John Taubenberger,
Executive Chef
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Ontario
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155 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The atmosphere was really nice, we ended up staying there for a few hours and enjoyed the wine and the food, didn't feel rushed but more like a European restaurant where more than just food - an 'experience'.

Visited July 2012
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Thank ValyaR49
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Dundas, Canada
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a Surprise!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Baci was just a terrific surprise on the east mountain in Hamilton. Surprise because it is attached to the new Best Western Hotel at Carmen's Bqt Centre and surprise because the service and the food is far better than what you would expect as Hotel Food. Loved the prime rib and also the many Italian dishes. Priced just right and you could do lunch there every day and not break your bank account. Try it, you will enjoy this hidden secret.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Mark G
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