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“Good food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baicin

Baicin
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

I had the pesto pasta and my husband had the seafood pasta which was also good. The branzino was good but they still had all the bones even though it was filleted. The owners were sweet though. It is probably a better choice than the tourist places, but we were spoiled in Tocana and Florence.

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English first
San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

We ate two dinners there and enjoyed them both. Fresh ingredients and friendly service in this family-owned restaurant. We ate there in 2004 and the place has not changed at all. Decent value - the wait staff has a dry sense of humor that might offend some - we enjoyed it.

Visited October 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The service here left a lot to be desired!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

We visited this trattoria during our time in Santa Margherita. We had read the positive reviews on tripadvisor and thought it might be worth a visit. Indeed we found the food satisfactory but the service was poor. Good food can be found in many restaurants in Santa Margherita so I would not limit oneself to this restaurant. It started when some guests, who arrived after us were served first. Then our wine arrived and while my fiance was tasting the wine, the waitress poured the wine into my glass without even asking if it was good or not. The other guests seemed to be treated better than us. Next my partner received his starter and it took another fifteen minutes for my dish to arrive. He had almost finished at this stage. It kind of takes the pleasure out of eating together. The main course was satisfactory. When we wanted to pay, we were informed that we would have to pay at the till. The bill in total came to €84 for two starters, two main courses, water and a €9 bottle of rose. Quite pricey for what it was. We were also not presented with a receipt. Also another fault with this trattoria is that when you are sitting outside you can smell the fumes from the passing traffic, which are quite strong. I would not return to this restaurant again.

  • Visited October 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“If in Santa Margherita, this is a great dinner option.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

My wife and I had dinner here while on vacation in Santa Margherita. I had read about in a well-known guidebook, so we decided to check it out. This is one of those places that seem to be very popular with the locals as well as visitors. There is some outdoor seating, but keep in mind that you can still smoke at restaurants if you're sitting outside (which we saw a lot of).

The restaurant had two pre-packaged menus that you could choose from in addition to the typical al a carte approach. We took advantage of one of the preset menus and were not disappointed. There is a "trofie" pasta dish that is popular in this region that is very good here. If I recall, it had gnocchi, pesto, and pine nuts, and I would recommend it. As with a lot of restaurants in Italy, their house wine was more than satisfactory and very reasonably priced (1/2 liter for 5 euros).

Service took a little longer as the restaurant filled up, but we found everyone to be very pleasant and would not hesitate to go back if we were ever in the area again.

  • Visited September 2011
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New York, NY
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great little place in an alley...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

Our family ate lunch here one afternoon. In addition to being in a pretty alley, the food is really good. We sat outside (there is limited indoor seating- plus why sit inside when you can sit outside?). The pesto is completely delicious and the bolognese sauce is also terrific. We would go back.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank haknyc
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