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Bistro La Baia

1700 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1519
+1 215-546-0496
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“risotto” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
1700 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1519
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

So we were looking for a BYOB in Philly, which can be difficult sometimes, and came up with this little gem. No, it's not the plush elegant dining experience, it's the quaint intimate restaurant meant to enjoy. The seating may be tight for some, but...More

Thank scarlom4
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A neighborhood Italian BYOB that can either be described as cramped or cozy depending upon your mood. The food is very good and the portions are large. Two appetizers will easily feed four and if you don't want to take home leftovers, I'd suggest sharing...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of our favorite haunts when we lived in Philly and it did not disappoint. We came in early without a reservation and were promptly seated and greeted very kindly. The service was amazing! The food was just as good as...More

Thank Dollface23
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Been to this place twice first time meeting a braided manager during dinner who was arrogant and rude. Smashed dishes on the table when bringing entrees and desserts, also tried to assign outside seating even tho the outside seating was meant to be first come...More

Thank Maggie W
Reviewed 15 May 2016

My husband and I dined at Bistro La Baia for the first (and last!) time on Saturday night. The place is very narrow and tiny, and the surly, unsmiling hostess led us to a tiny table near the entrance, close to the (open) door, in...More

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Was there tonight for my buddies wedding rehearsal dinner. First of all the service is bad and the waitstaff/owners are rude! The food is average at best. The place is so small u can't even move! I will never go back

Thank Evang123
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Our waiter was excellent and even though we went during restaurant week we just had great service and what a varied choice of food on the menu. Five women were all happy with the appetizers, entrees and of course the dessert! We were so happy...More

Thank jhmattiola
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This is a BYOB bistro which saves on the bill. The portions were a good size and the food was excellent. Five of us each enjoyed our meal at this family run and owned restaurant. My only complaint is the tables are very close to...More

Thank HappyOakdale_NY
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We had a nice evening here recently, pleased with byo wine and a well-prepared array of entres. We had veal and lobster ravioli, salads and dessert. The ambiance and authenticity are what we often seek but don't easily find. Recommended! Service is good and atmosphere...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We needed a place for a Saturday night dinner that would take a reservation for 20 people. This is a BYO which required a little coordinator because of the number of people involved. The food was very good as was the service. There was no...More

Thank Evan G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-0496
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