Cafe Baci

4.7
181 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cafe Baci is an Italian restaurant in the Westbury neighborhood of New York. Wood and stone dominate the interior of the restaurant, with high vaulted ceilings providing a gorgeous, rustic atmosphere.

The menu at Cafe Baci is split into soups and salads, pastas, entrees and desserts. Popular appetizers include Calamari Fritti, Meatball Parmesan, and Baked Clams. The entrees are classic Italian, with items like Penne alla Caprese, Lobster Ravioli and Cavattappi Secreto. Cafe Baci has a couple of specialty pizzas that are local favorites as well. The pizza Margherita and Pizza Mama are both made from traditional family recipes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 181 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love this restaurant, and I am a regular there. Wish the waiter was a little more forthcoming about how badly the kitchen was backed up that night. Still a favorite

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Phil
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Great surprise at the end of the meal to celebrate my birthday. Can’t wait to go back!

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DianaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service & large portions def. make a reservation

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michellem
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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TamiS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Baci's for over 23 years now and we have NEVER had a bad meal. We love the atmosphere, the people and the FOOD is outrageous and you can have it for leftovers for the next two nights. We always leave there very full and satisfied!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Portions are large and food is always delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Excellent food, service and ambience. One of my staples

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience celebrating our anniversary and they comped us the dessert and coffees!! The food was delicious and brought home the leftovers for the next night as the portions were humongous.

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vipRandy
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food! I was pleasantly surprised, I haven’t been there in years and the quality was just like I remembered. I’ll be back soon!!

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ElmerM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We didn’t have to wait for a table. Food are really good and big portions. Love the pizza bread. The waiter had good knowledge of the entree’s and gave recommendations. We really had a good dinner.

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VashonD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall my wife and I had a nice time. We went on a recommendation from a family member who was there the day before for Valentine’s Day. I’m glad we went.

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AnneR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had forgotten how good of a restaurant Cafe Baci is but gratefully I was reminded this week. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fast service , food is always very well prepared and large portions .

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JasonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was terrible, waitress was not friendly. She also walked around with my credit card for about 30 minutes

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Love this place. Been going for many years. By far my favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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Was17
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food & service at very reasonable prices

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

I want to start off by saying the service was excellent. Our waiter was so nice and understanding and my water glass was never empty. The pizza bread to start is amazing and the appetizer of fried mozzarella squares was very good! But dinner is where they lost me. I could not eat my penne a la vodka and my boyfriends dinner was also hard to enjoy. I was so confused because everybody raves about this place! Vincent’s Clam Bar has been my favorite for years and I was hesitant but excited to find another favorite spot! Sadly I would not return but other good reviews make me think that maybe we just were there on an off night and didn’t get the full experience. Sadly that day fell on celebrating our anniversary and Valentine’s Day but there are much worse things. I wish this business all the best and for others to keep enjoying it.

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Rocco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Love this place, just wish it was a little closer to home

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JustineB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here! For a completely full restaurant the noise level was surprisingly low which was nice. Had glass separators between each table. Portions were huge and definitely got at least 2 if not 3 meals out of it. Everything was amazing and our server was very friendly and attentive. Will DEFINITELY be coming back soon!

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Insolera
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This has been our special occasion go to place for 15 years. Service is alway great, food never disappoints and it was works well for a romantic duo or family.

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vipJess
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Wish they would renovate this place and make it more modern. I've been coming here for 20 years and it has never changed. Food is always good with plentiful portions. Very packed on the night we went, even with the dividers, didn't feel 100% safe eating there during a pandemic.

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richarda
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Been going to Baci over 30 years never disappoints .. love it

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vipmjcjcat
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Horrific Experience. Last night we had dinner at Baci. We decided to go because they now are on open table and we were able to get an easy reservation. Everything started out good, we were able to park right away and the restaurant seemed to be following COVID guidelines. We ordered drinks and appetizers. Then we ordered Cavatsppi Secreto and Scampi Portofino. The Csvatappi Secreto was awful. We told the waiter and he must have told the Manager. The Manger, Steve came over to see what was wrong and we told him that the dish was not good. It was tasteless, pasty and the sausage and meatballs were so small you couldn’t even find them. He told us that this was his most popular dish and everyone liked it. We told him we thought it tasted like Chef Bogarde Beef a Roni and we were very disappointed. After paying for our meal Instead of apologizing and asking if there was anything he could do he continued arguing with us as he chased us out of the restaurant into the cold parking lot screaming that we looked like 2 people that ate Chef Bogarde. He was getting to the point of being violent, we tried to ignore him and quickly went to our car. We told him we would never return and we would share our experience on Opentable. This is no way a Manager of any restaurant should treat a customer no matter what the complaint is. We are senior citizens who felt threatened when we went out for a nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Baci for years! I love it here, every time i come everything is always so good! They have such a great staff and great crew, you can tell it’s family vibes in there. I recommend to everyone to eat here.

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Serena612
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Large portions. Attentive service

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CaptJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food came out piping hot. Service was excellent and my table was ready early. Great experience

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CynthiaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great & food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back again.

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MeaganC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and safety precautions.

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vipStevenG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always consistent. Wait staff are always friendly and helpful.
This is our regular go to place for italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and attentive staff. I love it there

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JospehS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here to celebrate my birthday, the service was great as well as the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and everything else!

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DianeL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding; the portions generous; the staff is always professional and polite; the restaurant is impeccable and the price is right. I love cafe Baci and recommend it to anyone.

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vipMiamilover40
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Usually have a much better level of service. I have been coming there with my family for the last 12 years but the friendly welcoming feeling isn’t quite there right now. I’m praying this is just a reaction to the Covid changes. Very curt greeting at the door and multiple requests for the same items at the table. It took 20 mins to just get catsup for a kids lunch. Pizza bread was excellent as always but the kids spaghetti was drowning in sauce and the penne area boats with sausage was not spicy or as flavorful as normal. I will give them a second chance, without my children, and hope that it was just an off day because it has been one of my favorite places in Long Island to eat.

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vipTinaM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal, friendly service and nice atmosphere! There is nothing negative I can say. The food is consistently good, portions are large and reasonably priced. Also they do a great job keeping everyone socially distanced . Will be back

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vipNYCdiner718
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal and experience here. Can’t beat their food and portion sizes!

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Ronnie
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Cafe Baci was wonderful....food was delicious and the waiter was excellent.

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Healthy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hearty helpings and good choice of food for every palate.

FAQs

Cafe Baci offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 832-8888.

Cafe Baci is rated 4.7 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.