I took my husband here for his birthday, and it was a wonderful experience. We both enjoyed the presentation of the fresh ingredients for the food being cooked that evening, and a separate platter of some of the menu items, like the fresh seafood and cheeses and the day's pasta specials. Our waitress was very helpful when choosing a bottle of wine, and our meals (we both ordered the spaghetti pescatore) were superb. We're both seafood lovers, and not many Italian restaurants have such a variety on the menu. The fresh pasta was excellent and cooked perfectly, and I enjoyed the spiciness of the red sauce that complimented the garlic in the shellfish. We both ordered caesar salad as a starter, and the salad was nicely dressed and topped with garlicky croutons and strips of anchovy. I don't usually order the anchovy, but another reviewer recommended this presentation, so I gave it a try. Yummy!
When I made the reservation, I was asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Once we ordered our dessert, I was really pleased when chef and staff brought an order of tiramasu to our table for my husband. We also ordered lemon gelatto with a limencello center. Both desserts were amazing, and the perfect ending to our meal.
Bistro Baffi is in a quiet residential neighborhood, in an old-time strip mall. Don't be fooled by the humble exterior... inside it's all Italian with a cozy, warm feel. We loved our meal here, and will definitely be back soon (and often).