Sunset Strips' newest restaurant, Al Bacio has been named “Diners’ Choice” by OpenTable, a popular online reservation and review website. The honor is bestowed to the “top voted” restaurants and is indicative of consistent rave reviews among guests. Executive Chef Christian Simionato expressed gratitude to reviewers, many of whom have cited the authenticity and quality of his cuisine. Made from top-of-the-line Italian ingredients and with all dishes made from scratch on the premises. It’s no surprise that the food is reminiscent of Simionato's home country.
Venice, Italy native Simionato worked at high-end restaurants throughout Europe and Beijing before he started his career in the U.S alongside partner and restaurant veteran, Roberto Sarracino as well as investor/partners Gennaro Pirozzi and Antonio Galdiero. Saracino, the owner of an exclusive and high-end Italian food import business, secures only the finest ingredients from Italy -- ones not available to many other restaurants due to their high cost.
The interior of the 75-seat restaurant carries a sleek Hollywood Regency design with contemporary touches and colorful artwork. Guests enter through a covered patio that overlooks Sunset Boulevard. As you walk into the bar its Carrara marble top and barstool seating face selections from Al Bacio’s extensive collection of Italian and California wines.
The dining room offers upholstered banquettes as well as two-top seating for a more intimate setting. A private dining room that seats 40 is situated on the opposite side of the restaurant and is available for parties or special events.
Al Bacio is open for lunch at 11:30 a.m. (Tue - Fri) dinner at 5:30 p.m. daily except Sundays. Happy hour is from 5 – 7 p.m. weekdays. Call (310) 657-1182 for reservations.