Bacio

4.3
127 reviews
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Welcome to Bacio Fine Italian Dining. We are excited to see you're here! Coming to Bacio is a warm fine dining experience. We want to know you by name.... To treat you like family. Our food and desserts are made in house. We shop daily , locally to insure natural fresh ingredients. This has been the secret of bring flavor to Italian cooking for centuries, less is best. As part of making your dinner guest satisfied, Bacio's menu has delicious entrees for vegans and Gluten free. Everyone will be happy ... Our most popular dishes are: Veal Chop, Grilled Trout, Vegan Ravioli, Mushroom Pappardelle, Crab & Linguine, Grandma Lasagna And Mom's Ricotta Pie.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First and foremost, this is my first review, but after experiencing another wonderful dinner at Bacio, I had to write one. Where should I start. Well, for one , I'm one of those Vegan freaks, lol, and my partner is not and Bacio always seems to accommodate us both with delicious dishes. We highly recommend the Veal Chops and the Vegan Ravioli . And finally, I'd like to say thank you to the staff and owner Jay for always treating us like family, even when they get crowded. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT .

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w
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We are relatively new to this restaurant, but we have already introduced it to others. The pasta with white clam sauce is the best I have ever tasted. My husband loves their spaghetti and meatballs. Always enough leftovers for another dinner. We highly recommend it.

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R
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular customer. Always have great food and service at BACIO. We’ve never been disappointed. Highly recommend.

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B
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance!! Feels like home. Everyone who works there is very nice!
Whatever you order it will be delicious!!

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SM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a BYO

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We might go back. We shared the Calimari, which was nicely cooked and had a very good sauce. Then we shared a Caesar salad, which had a tasty dressing but lacked crispness. I had Putanesca, which was very good, and my wife had Papardelli with Mushrooms that was so pasty from overcooked pasta that you could hang wallpaper with it. Portions are large. Noise level is so high my wife had to text me from across the table. Could be a great spot, but needs some improvement. Prices were reasonable.

Bacio
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you, for taking the time to reviewing us. We used reviews as a good guide as to how our staff are working. Please accept a gift certificate as a make up gift. All our food is made in-house and fresh to order. Some times a dish may not be to your liking, We ask that you tell your server at the table. We could have easily fixed your Pappardelle dish. Also we have two other dinning rooms that are for people who want quiet. Please ask ahead for the quiet room. Jay Saponaro owner

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Y
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant! The food was great. the service was terrific. They really care.

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P
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This is my first time in the new location. First the directions on open table were wrong. Guess they have a bad address for gps. Second it was just weird as far as ambience is concerned. The original was a homey place with an open kitchen and you felt like you were in somebody’s dining room. This location had black walls, you walk in to a deserted bar area. No hostess or greater on a Saturday night prime time. Our waitress made us feel we were keeping her there. She seemed old and tired. Did a mediocre job of introducing the specials and explaining things. The food is generally good and the best part of the experience but yet it was just off a bit.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always very accommodating!

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LM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. Highly recommend the scrungilli salad. Tender pieces with a light lemon vinaigrette, mixed with spring greens, celery, scallions, etc. Sister had the lasagna. Lots of meat and delicious. I had the Ocean Seafood? With linguine, lots of mussels, clams, scrungilli, crabmeat, shrimp, in a garlic, white wine sauce. Excellent. Always have a great meal at Bacio. The one downside was the service. We had a young man who obviously was new to the trade. He recited, very quickly, the specials without much explanation. Each time at the table it felt hurried. Forgot to get us silverware and parmesan cheese. Would drop off food and leave. And not just him. Another younger food runner just dropped off desserts without even asking or giving us addition silverware. I get it. I've waited tables, at even some finer restaurants at the Jersey shore. They need more coaching and to learn to take their time. Not make the customer feel like they need to be rushed out. Enjoy talking to the customers. It's a discussion, not reciting a script. Make them feel welcome and look them in the eye when speaking. The food was great as always. The servers (some of them) are a little green. Besides that, good dinner.

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w
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second time at Bacio and we were just as delighted at the food and service as the first time. This restaurant will be a regular for us from now on.

Bacio
Responded on June 22, 2019

Thank you, five stars is very nice. We are glad you had a Bacio Time.

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PM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately the food was average. The seafood pasta dish came with overcooked pasta and the veal marsala was very tough. I would love to have this restaurant be excellent as it could be a local gem. The service and the ambiance were terrific. SO IF they can get the cooking right it could easily be 5 Star. I'll give it another try so fingers are crossed.

Bacio
Responded on June 18, 2019

Paul the next time you come in can you please ask for me, Jay Saponaro, owner. I will personally insure no fingers cross quality on me. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we'll use this to make all correction.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Real authentic Italian food. My coworker recommended I stopped by and I’m glad I did because now I have local bar and great food.

Bacio
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you, Michael. you have great taste.

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TK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint little restaurant. I prefer weeknights rather than weekends because I can get a bit crowded. Tim the waiter is excellent and the food is outstanding

Bacio
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you , Tony for the great review. If you want we have a smaller room on weekends that only has 3 tables anyone can ask to be seated there.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bacio was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. Tim was a perfect host and server. The food was fresh and delicious. We were very happy with our experience.

Bacio
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. It is truly a great day when we make your celebration perfect.

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f
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The menu sounded great. I had the veal chop which was great tasting but way undercooked by the bone. For$28 I should have been able to eat the whole thing especially since no side came with the meal. My husband got the stuffed fish - the crab was cold in the center! My daughter got the lobster ravioli which was hot and she enjoyed. We won’t be going back

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NW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and comfortable ambience. The food is tasty and generous. I would recommend for spontaneous "let's go out tonight" and for special occasions and small groups (5-8). Very interesting bar and wine choices.

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OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Used to go to old location and loved it. White wine was served warm, food was undercooked. The pasta used to melt in your mouth and now just taste like box pasta. Sadly will never go back. The food wasn’t good at all.

Bacio
Responded on June 9, 2019

So sorry you had a bad time. Can you please tell me what you order. We use reviews as a learning tool. also who was your server? Please call us for a gift certificate I am sure if you give us another try we can match our old location standers. I'm not sure what pasta you had however, all our receipts are the same. Homemade pasta for the ravioli, lasagna, gnocchi and Papadelli. Box Pasta for seafood and spaghetti. This is very upsetting please contact me Jay the owner 215-248-2740.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tim is a one man show. great personality and really knows his food. We will definitely come back for another round.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience at Bacio.

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LT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner and staff went out of their way to make our experience very pleasant, and we will be hppy to go back again. Their new location is quieter and the parking is easer to use too.

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w
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first visit to Bacio and we were pleasantly surprised. There was a large parking lot on the side and behind the restaurant. Our server worked the entire room alone and was so efficient and pleasant. The food was excellent. My pasta dish had a large number of chopped and whole clams. We were impressed and intend to return with friends.

Bacio
Responded on May 31, 2019

thank you

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SP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Though there were only 5 tables of diners, staff was literally running through the dining room. It was odd.

Food was delicious and reasonably priced.

Bacio
Responded on May 31, 2019

I am so sorry for your bad experiance with our staff. You came in on a holiday night. Our one staff member is a very happy person. On busy nights he usually is in the dish room. He is the best person ever, yet I can understand that he may have been a little over the top. Please understand that it will never happen again. I am so sorry we have failed you.nI would bappy tongue you dinner for twomon us just call me Jay to set it upon.

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VM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Problem that no bartender working so no pre-dinner cocktails or even coffee was available to have with dessert.

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GC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Pastas are outrageously good.

Bacio
Responded on May 31, 2019

you are the best

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RB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

My daughter is vegan and can always get an app and stuffed vegan ravioli that she really loves. I had the special which was flounder stuffed with crabmeat and it was really good and it was $24 not the usual really expensive amount you sometimes get charged for a special at other restaurants. We always enjoy our meal at Bacio.

Bacio
Responded on May 21, 2019

At Bacio we want all families dietary needs to be welcoming. Vegan, Gluten free, Meat, and Fish eaters can all dine at the same table. Thank you for your kind review. Please let us know how we can improve to earn at least one more star. Jay Saponaro, owner Bacio

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r
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Typical suburban Italian food, ok but nothing special. Only half full but very slow service. Hate to see how they handle a busy night

Bacio
Responded on May 18, 2019

Russ, Thank you for taking the time to share you review of our restaurant. As the owner, it is reviews such as yours that are most important to our growth of a better restaurant. Can you please tell me more of your disliked of our food and who was your server. We work very hard and long hours making all the dishes from starch. I am friends with a lot of downtown restaurant who tell me I am crazy for making in house raviolis and pasta. Thank you, Jay saponaro

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NB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with excellent service!
Highly recommend.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like having dinner with old friends. So warm, friendly and accommodating. They will do anything within reason to make your dining experience special. The food was amazing, way past the expectations of my guests. The owner is totally hands on, the staff professional and friendly, and the menu flexible .One guest was vegan and was surprised by the array of choices, thy actually make two lasagnas, one with meat, one without. This is a place that goes beyond good food and service. They want you to be happy! And happy we were. All 7 of us were just that.

Bacio
Responded on May 22, 2019

OMG.. You got us. We truly are all you say. Thank you for the great review we work hard every day just for you. thank you, Jay Saponaro Owner , Chef

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r
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and friendly servers. We sat in a small room in the back that was quiet, but could use some
plants or art and drapes rather than a blind that covered the whole window in the room.
Very neighborhood feel and owner has done a fine job of transitioning to a new location from Mt.Airy to
Erdenheim.

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HM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the new place & it was not disappointing. Food was great loved the atmosphere service was awesome as well keep up the good work!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

"A new restaurant on Bethlehem Pike Erdenheim, PA (19038) is like a little piece of Italy in the Philadelphia suburbs. For many years it was Fingers, and then underwent several transitions before recently becoming the site of a wonderful, re-located Mount Airy favorite called Bacio’s. Motto “Eat, Drink, Kiss.” It is a BYOB with excellent Italian-themed dinners. We had Mothers’ Day dinner there (Each mother was presented with a red rose). The pasta was dreamy, the salads exquisite, fish and meat entrees to die for (after the recommended kiss).
Located in a formerly residential house just down the road from Chestnut Hill, Bacio’s has been redone in a chic black and white theme in a cosy atmosphere. The wait staff is gracious, the food gloriously and genuinely Italian, not drowned in red sauce, but delicate and subtle - highly recommended is the sage ravioli. It is well worth a visit, fairly reasonable, and is a much needed addition to the Northwest Philadelphia and suburbs restaurant scene. We will be back soon. -Joan Forde

Bacio
Responded on May 31, 2019

thank you for the kind review

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but not consistently hot among our orders. One special entree was unavailable at beginning of shift, waitress disappeared for 20 minutes, never an interest or offer to take drink order until we asked, and service just seemed disorganized. Bar menu strangely advertises a “regular vodka and mixers”. Suggestion: bring your own bottle.

Bacio
Responded on May 13, 2019

Happy Mothers day to you too

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R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BACIO is always good. Relax have dinner and good bottle of wine. All staff very welcoming.

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CP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Bacio was fully booked so the noise level was on the high side but tolerable, even though we were at a corner table. The ambiance is very nice, uncluttered but stylish. There is a parking lot which was nearly full but there was plenty space on the adjacent street. The menu has changed only moderately since we used to eat at the Mt.Airy location. As to appetizers, Bacio continues to do calamari well, never rubbery and only lightly powdered with seasoned flour before cooking. The beet salad was generous and happily shared by two in our party. We had a variety on entrees and all of the party of six were happy. One was a vegan and the restaurant had a good number of options for him. Bacio has a full bar but encourages BYOB. If you choose to bring white wine, chill it well because no ice bucket service is provided. This isn’t a complaint because I think this is a reasonable practice for a restaurant that doesn’t charge a corking fee. I rated the service a little lower than the overall because while the servers were gracious and pleasant, the dishes of pasta and vegetables for the table arrived significantly later than the entrees. No comment on desserts because we had other plans. Nevertheless, what was offered looked good.

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PG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is small, but the food is good.

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A
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. This is a place I can (and will) visit over and over again. Their romaine salad, pastas, and the chocolate walnut tart are my favorite. The tart is come kind of nutty chocolate magic I highly reccomend trying. The service is always impeccable.

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C
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are amazing. There is a wonderful warm environment and the chef is the best!

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B
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love. Baccio! Food is excellent! Service is excellent also. Very friendly atmosphere. Welcoming!

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GC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service good food very good and served hot and tasted homemade especially pastas and raviolis. Would recommend

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