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“What a surprise”

Baci Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #10 of 185 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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
“What a surprise”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Visiting from out of town when friends suggested Baci. Could not have enjoyed our meal more. From the anitpasto platter to the lemoncello afterwards. Super service and very reasonable prices. Hidden inside Comfort Inn, but don't let that fool you. The lobster ravioli was filled with lobster and hearty portion. The ahi tuna melts in your mouth. Shrimp prawns were huge. Can go on and on. This restaurant rivals four star retaurant meals in major cities--not kidding. Surprised that there was no wait on a Saturday night with no reservations. Locals don't know what they are missing.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Steve W
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to share your OUTSTANDING rating and review of your recent dining experience with us. We're SO thrilled to hear when guests enjoy their experience as much as you all did. Thanks for sharing with the world--we can't wait to welcome you back again very soon!
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columbus
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6 reviews
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“35th Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

What a special place and Vince made it one of the best dining experiences we have ever had! A day at Cedar Point and a fabulous dinner to wind down for our 35th anniversary! We had the Alaskan King Crab 2& 1/2 pounds of sweetness - well worth the price no need for butter! We also had the Strip steak seasoned and cooked perfectly for some surf and turf worth sharing. The Antipasta was amazing, salads were perfect with a little blue chese and house dressing. Lemoncello, desert and coffee drinks and wine were exceptional and generous. I would make the drive from Columbus, OH where we have so many restaurants just for the dinner. Plan to stay at the Best Western next door which is also extremely nice and rated the Number 1 hotel in Sandusky.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank deedeekColumbus
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Wow--thanks very much for taking the time to offer such a complimentary rating and review of your recent dining experience with us at Baci. We pride ourselves on offering a dining experience that is unmatched by any other restaurant in the area--both in terms of food quality/presentation as well as our amazing staff. It's one thing to hear great reviews, but to hear that you'd drive more than two hours just to dine with us again--well, that's worth gold! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Findlay
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11 reviews
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“What an Awesome Surprise in a Tourist Trap Town!”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

For those of you who have been to, or know of Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, you are aware that it is the main reason millions of people travel to Sandusky. We try to avoid tourist traps, chain restaurants, and places packed with all Mercedes, BMW's a Jags! Thanks to great reviews on TA and YP app, we had to try the Baci in the Comfort Inn Sandusky. What a hidden gem the Baci is! Our bartender / server Vince took the time to explain the history of the restaurant, it's origin and the way they do things their. We were so impressed we came back the next night for a very nice casual meal! The food is as good to look at as it is to eat! Vince took care of us like we owned the place! You will not regret going here, eating here, and experiencing the ambiance of the Baci!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Rick F
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you, very much, for your wonderful rating and review of your recent dining experience with us at Baci. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that our staff (as usual) was engaging and responsive to your needs. We hope to see you back again soon!
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Sandusky, Ohio
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“Awesome”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Don't let the dated decor, looking like Vegas meets Italy, complete with silk/plastic plants and plaster sculptures you find in flea markets fool you. This is hands down the best restaurant in terms of food in the State of Ohio. From the salads to the chops to the home made lemoncello, everything is incredible.This is a jewel of a restaurant that is tucked away in a Comfort Inn no less. When its all said and done, all you be talking about is how it was one of the best meals you ever had. Don't pass this one up. Our server Vince provided outstanding service as well!

  • Visited September 2013
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ZPaulReynolds, Guest Relations Manager at Baci Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Wow! "...the best restaurant...in the State of Ohio." That's a pretty definitive claim and we're happy to accept! We work hard to make our guests' dining experience really unparalleled to anything they've ever experienced before. It sounds, in your case, as if we were successful in our endeavor. We hope you come back soon!
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Sandusky, Ohio
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“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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