Baci’s authentic Italian cuisine continues to please

Mon, 04/21/2008 - 9:13am
By: Michael Boylan

You would think that a restaurant tucked away in a small strip of shops near the old Fayette County High School would be more of a secret, a special place known only to regulars with a keen eye, but Baci is a favorite stop for Italian cuisine for many county residents.

Baci was ressurected in early 2006 by Micah Dickie, representing new ownership and management. Dickie worked with original co-owner Ayman Amin and started with a lot of Baci’s original menu items. Now family owned and operated, Baci still features the old stand-bys as well as new menu items such as Rosemary Chicken and Beef Tenderloin. Dickie has extensive restaurant management experience and is proud of his restaurant.

“At Baci, we have two passions - our food and our guests,” Dickie said, adding that the dishes are made from the highest quality ingredients. “Our sauces are made fresh daily right here in our kitchen, especially the marinara sauce which serves as the base for a lot of our items.”
Some of the more popular dishes on the menu are the Sausage & Peppers, Chicken Florentine, Linguine and Clams and Tiramisu, while Dickie’s favorite item is Chicken Alfredo.

“It’s chicken, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and alfredo sauce over penne pasta,” said Dickie. “It’s one of the three most popular items on the menu. It’s served with a salad, very filling, hefty serving on large plate.”
Other popular dishes include the Baci Pasta Supreme - Shrimp, chicken, sun-dried and plum tomatoes over penne pasta tossed in creamy pink sauce; Chicken Parmigiana - Breaded chicken, marianara and mozzarella cheese with a side of Spaghetti Marinara; and the ever popular...Create Your Own Pasta.

Baci also offers numerous lunch specials including a variety of paninis, pasta specials and house specialties, as well as four delicious entrees for kids under the age of 10 and a dinner for two for $18.95. The dinner includes two side salads, with either the Tour of Italy, a large portion of Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, Veal Parmesan and Fettucini Alfredo or the Parmigiana Trio, featuring Chicken, Eggplant and Shrimp.

While the food is obviously Baci’s biggest attraction, the decor is welcoming and the service is impeccable. The restaurant has an exposed ceiling and the dining area, which features authentic Italian art and black and white photos, also simulates an outdoor courtyard. The staff is warm, friendly and committed to the happiness of the patrons.
“We employ people who care about people,” said Dickie.

Baci will be participating at this year’s Taste of Fayette and will also have a Mother’s Day special. Baci also offers catering, either at your location or theirs. Adjacent to the main dining room at Baci is a banquet hall that seats up to 60 people.

Baci has long had a number of regular visitors, but Dickie is please that those new to the Baci experience enjoy themselves and continue to come back.

“Our friends from the Northeast comment on the food being served just how they like it in new York and New Jersey,” said Dickie.

Baci is open for lunch, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner, Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.

login to post comments