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“Baci's: A secret gem”

Baci Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #10 of 184 Restaurants in Sandusky
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Junction US250 & RT2
Description: Baci Restaurant & Bar is an Italian fine dining restaurant and nightclub located in the heart Lake Erie Shores & Islands of Sandusky, Ohio. Born & raised in Italy, Carmelo Ruta, Executive Chef, in the kitchen, Baci Restaurant & Bar combines the best of old and new world thinking, to create a wonderful full-flavored and well-rounded menu.
Sandusky, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Baci's: A secret gem”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great food. Great service from Molly. I couldn't believe that the restaurant was empty at 6 pm on a Thursday evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank vanekep
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful rating and review of your recent experience with us at Baci. Hopefully, the fact that you're "telling the world" about your great experience, it won't be such a "secret" gem. We really enjoy what we do and can't wait to see you back again soon!
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Zanesville, Ohio
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great experience and food to match!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner tonight at Baci. Our server Vince was a pleasure and gave us great recommendations. Our steak was cooked well and tasted great. All the food was very elegant and delicious. You can tell it is prepared with pride. Everything we had was great and we will be going back again. Everything was terrific!

  • Visited September 2013
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful rating and review of your dining experience with us at Baci. As you referenced, our staff is our greatest asset--closely followed by our unmatched food choices and care in its preparation. We're so happy to hear that you'll be dining with us again! Make it soon! :)
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2 reviews
“Dining Bliss”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

A group of eight of us (age ranging from 19-73) ventured to Baci on a Saturday night to celebrate my mother's birthday, based mostly on other TripAdvisor reviews. We knew what to expect in the sense of the funky decor, and it was on point. There was low-lighting, with some interesting lava lamp-esque materials surrounded the enormous bar, and tables sparsely populated the surrounding areas. We had made our review on OpenTable, and I mentioned we wanted to pre-order dessert for my mother's birthday... little did I know what was coming next.

We entered behind the Comfort Inn (still strange to me, which is why this place is such an amazing find), and were greeted by the hostess. We were seated at our table was at the very front of the restaurant by the bar. We asked to put the Indians game on the TV at the bar, to which was quickly obliged. Good start. After sitting around for a few minutes, our server Renee appeared to take drink orders and hand out the menus. We perused the menu for a bit, and ordered a couple cocktails, including a specialty one that Renee had concocted that the ladies at the table raved about. When Renee returned to our table, she eloquently described everything that she recommended on the menu, and showed us examples of each. After a few minutes of deliberating, our party made our choices, and also ordered an appetizer or two.

Renee returned with three appetizers, compliments of the wonderful Sicilian chefs that included a delectable lobster pizza, balsamic bruschetta, and two antipasto plates that were enough to feed the whole table. And it only got better with the main course. My wife and I split the tuna that had just been flown in from Hawaii that day, as my father enjoyed the perch, my mother enjoyed the prawns, my younger brother devoured his pasta plate, and my grandpa plowed away at an enormous plate of duck.

The chef returned to check on how our meal was going, and it was safe to say that the entire group was in awe of the presentation and food. We finished the night ordering two excellent chocolate desserts (cake and canoli) that the group shared, and officially kicked in the consensus food coma.

Honestly, it doesn't get much better than this. We've taken my mother out for her birthday almost every year for the past decade, and this was, by far the best experience we've ever had. Don't be fooled by the decor or location, this is one of the greatest dining experiences I've ever had (which says a lot living in the Michael Symon Tremont area of Cleveland). Impeccable service, attentiveness, food, drinks... and all for about $25-30 per person. Divine.

Go there, now. Don't wait around.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ERIC Z
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Wow--thanks for the wonderful (and very thorough!) review of your recent dining experience with us at Baci! It is true that we strive to provide the VERY best dining accommodations in all of north central Ohio--and this includes the best of service, the freshest of ingredients and food, and a wonderful ambiance to top things off. It certainly sounds as if we were successful in the case of catering to your wonderful and grateful family.

We look forward to your next visit. Believe me, it only gets better and better with each and every time you visit! :)
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“Awesome”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Renee and Sue rock!!! Fabulous food and even better customer service. Thanks for a great stay and a great meal. A hidden gem

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank HoustonTXS
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write such a complimentary rating and review of your recent dining experience with us at Baci. Unparallelled customer service and quality of food our certainly our number one goal and it seems like we (Renee and Sue at least) hit the target in your case.

We hope to see you back again soon and can't wait to be of service to you again and again!
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Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Level 1 Contributor
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“A Great Birthday Celebration”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

On Sept. 5th we celebrated 234 years of births (3 birthdays). The cooperation of staff in setting it up was wonderful. The dinners we chose were all so good, rack of lamb, lobster,fresh sea scallops and Lake Erie perch. Renee, Sue were so helpful in describing the dinners which included potato and vegetable. The presentation was top notch, as well as the taste! Vinnie was an excellent at the bar, keeping us all happy. Baci surprised us with starters, and tiramisu! Sue and Renee helped with group pictures so we'll always remember our great night at BACI.........and the lost camera was found!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Helen M
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We're SO happy to hear that we were able to be a part of a wonderfully successful celebration of three birthdays! It was truly our pleasure to even play a small role in your celebration and we hope that this is just the beginning of your celebrating many more milestones with us. It would be our pleasure to have you back again and again!!

Thank you for taking the time to let us, and others, know about the wonderful dining experience you had with us at Baci. Hurry back soon!
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