BAIA

4.5
285 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Good Vegetarian Options
BAIA is a plant-based Italian-inspired concept by celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, offering a selection of dishes that that can satisfy your craving for elevated plant food. Additionally, the menu comprises a sustainable Italian wine and beer program, to-go craft cocktails and unique takes on classic pizzas, seasonal vegetables, and comfort Italian dishes. Diners can expect to see their favorite Italian classics reinvented with plant-based cheeses, fresh pasta preparations, and more.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

What 285 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tahnee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Mozzarella sticks were delicious, as was the pasta. Will definitely return!

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vipBostonSoxFan
New England
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Shortly after being seated, waiter took drink orders and returned a few minutes later to take food order. Basically didn’t see him afterwards. Arancini was good but only warm in the center. Caesar salad was good and plentiful. Margherita pizza was burned/charred on bottom. Asked for new pizza from food delivery person. Waiter stopped by to say new pizza being made. No apologies and never asked how any of our food was. Second pizza OK but charred in spots. Had to flag down waiter for check. Check delivered without even a thank you. Will not return.

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vipLisaS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We love that it’s a nice vegan restaurant which there are very few in Bay Area.

We brought our non vegan family and unfortunately it wasn’t all that we hoped. First, my fault, it was only the brunch menu. I so wanted Cesar salad and the garlic rolls but they were not available at brunch time. The brunch menu is much smaller than dinner.

My husband’s sausage sandwich was very mediocre. And was just the sandwich. No side. My pasta had an odd Smokey flavor that was unappetizing.

The pizza was great. Drinks were good but on the small side.

We love Baia but yesterday’s special occasion visit was a let down.

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vipCarmelHome
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great concept. Execution lacking.

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AnnF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I was disappointed at how noisy the restaurant is. One has to scream to have a conversation. The food is very imaginative and mostly delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent. First time and learning menu

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Appetizers were too salty.
Stay away from the mozzarella sticks
Pasta were good but not al dente
Our waiter was great.
We sat outside because it was so nice out and because it was very noisy inside.

Overall, it was ok but not up to par with other vegan restaurants like Wildseed.

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Stephen
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious, everything we ordered was great! The restaurant was pretty busy when we arrived, our drinks took a while to hit the table and our waiter did not come by our table frequently, we wanted to get another round of cocktails with our entrees but decided the get the bill instead. Besides that we had a lovely time and we would definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately I cannot recommend this restaurant. If I was a vegan possibly I would feel differently. Our server, hostess, manager were all lovely but we found the food not tasty and too salty

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vipJimS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and healthy Italian Vegan/plant-based Food, great drinks and wine and service! All in our group were meat-eaters and no one could tell it was all vegan--everyone Loved it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Many of the dishes have an unusual taste and texture, even the Spinoni dessert.

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vipFlicka
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative and delicious vegetarian dishes. I am not a vegetarian, but loved the food.

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vipStarry
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan option! The garlic knots, the cacio pepe rigatoni and wood fired vegetables were so delicious - all topped off with an amazing chocolate torte! Already excited to come back and try other dishes like the lasagna and pizza!

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chrisa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

food and cocktails were excellent. service was very attentive. costs are high

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vipNicki
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!

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vipAlweia
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My partner and I had been here in September 2020 before dine-in service was available, but we could peek inside past the manager’s shoulder and could tell that the interior was gorgeous and looked forward to visiting after pandemic restrictions had been lifted. We made a reservation for a double date and were not disappointed!

I was the only one out of our party of four who’s vegan, but everyone was absolutely delighted with both the food and drinks. One of the members of the other couple works in fine dining, so his word carried even more weight: he said he’d even return if he were in the mood for just drinks, which means a lot since he has spent the last decade doing bar programming!

We loved every course from the multiple appetizers to pastas to pizza and finally desserts. I couldn’t get enough of the mafaldine, which was a new-to-me pasta shape, perfect for gripping bolognese sauce. Their pizza crust was as good as I recalled from our takeout experience. The wood-grilled market vegetables had a wonderful char that elevated their original flavors.

I can’t wait to go back and try their brunch menu!

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BirinaS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

It was a horrible experience, they put us on high chairs for dinner, the food was bland. The only thing nice was the service, the waiter was really nice and kept us in loop as to why our order was being delayed

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. Looked a little plain but when I put it in my mount, it was bursting with flavor.
Been there before for dinner as well, the lasagna and other pasta dish was delicious and very flavorful.
Best Italian food I had… and best part of all, all plant based.

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vipRRCV
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very courteous staff. Tasty vegan food. Didn’t miss meat at all. Agnolotti was excellent !

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MichaelK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice energy and ambience while not noisy. Food yummy but a bit too high in garlic. If not going to have beers on tap, at least should open the can when dropped at table - and pour it. Same for Pellegrino - open and pour. Only complaints, but these little things would move Baia to a five.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server!!

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KMM1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful. Perfect spot for a special occasion dinner!

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nyctravis
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Amazing food that was beyond delicious. Sadly the service brought out experience down. Our appetizer came but it was the wrong dish. They soon corrected it but we got the sense the waiter wasn’t too attentive and we were right. We later ordered cocktails from the waiter. We waited and waited but they never came. it was clear he forgot about them and then we struggled to locate him when we wanted the check. Aside from the service, the food was 5+ stars and we hope to give it another try soon as perhaps the poor service was just a one-off thing.

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mermaida
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was lovely and perfect for vegan, vegetarian and gluten sensitive persons, around half our party. Savory, perfectly cooked pastas and pizzas. Cocktails were also delightful.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance; casual, but modern interior. We had a nice table by the window. Early dinner, so it was quiet; easy to talk. We are vegetarians so we were excited to try a completely plant based menu. Salad and appetizer were fantastic. How do you make parmesan look and taste so good without dairy? Pasta entre portions were a bit small, but very good. Drink prices were too expensive.
We'll be back!

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JamieF
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, and the ambiance were what really made the experience. Everything was phenomenal and I highly recommend anyone to dine in at Baia. Great experience!

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chaitanyai
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all vegan fine Italian dining! I was waiting for a place like this in bay area

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KelseyE
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that you don’t even notice is plant-based!

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is so beautifully designed. The star chandelier with the bar in the middle was a cool layout. The food was delicious and well presented. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There was a homeless man shouting curse words at the guy next to us for not giving him money. It was upsetting and I was hoping a server would come out to intervene, but they seemed to be short. Food was great!! I would definitely go back, but not sit outside. Not a good area to sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks! Amazing food. Try meatballs and salads.

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ScottA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely space. 5 stars for a reason!

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SethC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. The Gluten Free pizza is one of the best I have had and you couldn't tell it was GF. Service was awesome and can't wait to go back.

SA
vipStevenA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice table, food was good except that the menu listed a pasta dish with eggplant which was not visible. The staff said it was part of the recipe. I responded if it is an eggplant reduction to list that on the menu. The easy solution would have been for the waiter to offer to redo the dish or to bring some eggplant on the side.

The other issue is asking if we wanted a refill on an ice tea and charging for it.

I hope this restaurant gets out the glitches. It has lots of promise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and venue, will be back!

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vipfood4thought
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

If you are looking for Vegan food only this is the place. Food was a bit oily and salty for my taste. Cocktails were great.

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Kelsi
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I LOVED eating here. The food was incredible and the staff was super friendly and on top of things. 10/10, would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I always have a good time when I’m here but the waiter was a bit impatient and kind of annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The location is terrific, the ambiance lovely, the staff and host were fantastic. The food was so-so. We ordered the garlic knots to start which we hoped would be roasty toasty garlic from the pizza oven to spread on crusty bread - not so. The garlic were bland and pushed into connected rounds of white bread white - definitely nothing crusty nor toasty. The side or red sauce helped but this did not look like the pictures on their web site. For entrees we had the Parmesan which was eggplant parmesan and the radiatore. The eggplant was overcooked and tough on the outside edges - the sauce tasty but the same perhapps as the dipping for the bread. Radiatore were in a creamy sauce with broccoli pesto and small bits of sausage. It was promised to be spicy, but lacked zest. I would call it comfort food.

I would definitely go back for the service, location and comfort, but will order differently. Perhaps the lovely agnolotti my guest ordered, the caesar salad, or a pizza? Ciao ciao.

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Jose
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time I visited BAIA, and had a very pleasant experience. The food and cocktails were very good, and service staff were friendly. Sleek & pleasant environment.

FAQs

BAIA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. BAIA also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 861-0625.

BAIA is rated 4.5 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

BAIA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egiftcards.spoton.com/2135/5f1f331c24b4c46869f32eaa?returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Folo.spoton.com%2F5f1f331c24b4c46869f32eaa&source=olo-web.

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 bookings at the moment.