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“Fun Time”

Baci Italian Bistro
Ranked #31 of 948 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun Time”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Food was very good, Waitress aka Patricia aka Rose aka Gracie aka who ever you wanted her to be.. was a lot of fun as well. Would I go back is always a question one asks. I would and probably will next trip out West

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank mr.jimcat
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Gilbert, AZ
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great place for Italian food.”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

The food was excellent and there was plenty of it. Service was great. Very friendly staff and very helpful. There is a bocce court in back which was not being used while we were there, but it is there for those who like to play. There are also tables to sit at to watch or wait your turn. This place is a little hard to get to from where we are. Even though we used the gps to get there we missed it. It was easier getting home. :) You need reservations for parties of eight or more. The place is popular so add some waiting time to your trip.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank dagda2
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Chandler, Arizona, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just like home”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

This place started off in a Chicago suburb when I lived there, after moving to AZ I learned that Baci had also moved. Everything tastes the same and is awesome. The linguini with clams is to die for.

Visited July 2013
Thank Richard V
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“I loved this restaurant!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Diner from Phoenix

My husband was out of town and I was in the mood for Italian food last night, so I googled the Italian restaurants in my area. (He and I normally go to the local Olive Garden, but I was in the mood to support a small business in my area.)

Baci Italian Bistro showed up on Google and I read some of the reviews. I decided to give it a try. This restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, but it didn't matter because the parking lot was FULL, on a Sunday night, no less! I walked in and there was a waiting list, but I was able to sit down in the bar immediately since I was alone.

I looked around and enjoyed the comfortable Italian setting. It was clean, well-lit and organized. As soon as I sat down, my waitress, Clarissa, came by to take my drink order. She brought my drink and took my order right then. The delicious bread came right away, then the salad and finally my entree. In the meantime, Clarissa kept checking on me to make sure everything was okay.

I ordered the lasagna with meat sauce and it was excellent! Everything tasted fresh and not too spicy, but it had a wonderful homemade flavor! I usually stay away from tomato sauce of any kind because it hurts my stomach, but something told me not to worry this time. I am so glad I ordered this delicious entree and had no lingering stomach-ache later!

Frank, the owner, came by to say hello and to check on me while I was eating. We chatted a few moments, then he moved on to greet other guests.

This was truly an A+ experience for me, and I will definitely take my hubby there when he gets back home. I'm so excited to be able to support a wonderful restaurant in my own area! I highly recommend this restaurant! And I am going to enjoy my leftover lasagna for dinner tonight!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Marsha R
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Should be called BLAHchi Italian Bistro.”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Ate here family style with a large group. Salad was bland, only lettuce and croutons, no tomatoes, cucumbers or cheese. Parmesan comes out of a jar on the table. Pasta sauce was boring, had no flavor, not even oregano and was very runny. I get better sauce from a jar. Meatballs and bread were the only things that were good. Wait staff was eh – husband ordered a beer & she tried to bring him an ice tea.

I wouldn’t eat at this restaurant again.

Tip: if you have little children don't plan to change them in the restroom, there is no changing table. Found this out the hard way.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank R2NAZ
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