While visiting family in Middletown, we were searching for a dinner spot that wasn't a chain joint. Just steps, literally, from our Courtyard Hotel in Cromwell, tucked away in a corner of the mall parking lot, Baci was both convenient and delicious. The first impression of the booths and the diner feel made us a little leery of what the food might be like. We were not disappointed. The very large servings (we all took food home) of traditional Italian favorites and innovative dishes satisfied our appetites. The prices were a little steep, but we had two meals from every dish. Our server was new and very young, but eager to please and was shadowed by an experienced mentor. The food made us overlook the less than inspired decor. A pleasant surprise! We will definitely eat there on our next visit.