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Now I know what the fuss is all about!. I am not your typical food blogger, but I had to write this review! I had venison ravioli at Bistro Baffi Saturday night and I am still thinking about it. The ravioli were homemade and stuffed with venison and cheeses and baked in chef Michael's pink sauce,that I absolutely loved. The perfect union of all those wonderful flavors, made this dinner unforgettable.
Wonderful Food!. Wonderful delicious food. Very stylish, upscale & clean restaurant with reasonable prices. Fresh food made from scratch. We had no complaints what-so-ever. Our visit was very enjoyable and we had a tasty dinner with excellent house wine. City Search voted Bistro Baffi the Best Italian Food Restaurant and it fully deserves this honor. We always go back to this place.
Changed my mind..... The owners of Bistro Baffi take their business seriously and clearly attempt to provide a selection of food and wine designed to satisfy. I was taken aback at the corkage fees but the owners dealt with my concerns and it would be unfair of me to discount the delightful environment and great food because of this. My sincere apologies.
Love these guys!.
I love this place. The owners, Michael & Dinka, treat us like long, lost friends every time we come in. The food reflects the spiciness of Michael's Montenegran roots, and we never have had a bad experience that way. His wine suggestions are never-fail.
The owners' enthusiasm shines through at this restaurant. You can feel the love that goes into their business.
Indeed! Best Italian in Seattle!.
Congratulations Bistro Baffi for winning the best Italian restaurant in Seattle.We always felt that chef Michael's food was the best Italian in the city , and were ecstatic when he opened his new restaurant in Burien. We used to go to his Beach House cafe on Alki for 12 years. Now we have to travel even less to enjoy his food. I love chef Michael's pink sauce, and I used to crave it tremendously when he was gone to Europe before opening Bistro Baffi. I like all his dishes with pink sauce , but my favorite is "Penne alla Mike". This pasta has scampi that are actually cooked in shell ( in order to preserve the flavor, as chef Michael explained it to me once), wild mushrooms and spicy pink sauce.
Last night, I decided to try the lobster ravioli with Alfredo sauce, lobster mushrooms and truffle oil. The ravioli melted in my mouth. The sauce was perfect, not too heavy, and the combination of mushrooms and truffle oil gave this dish several different layers of pure eating delight ! My husband had grilled Chilean sea bass , with sun dried tomatoes and cognac sauce. His comment suggested that fish like this, one can only find in Italy or Greece. "Pure heaven" , he managed to mumble between his bites. We had L'Ecole Syrah with our dinner , and that was a very good bottle of wine. As we were geting ready to leave, I was already thinking about our next meal at Bistro Baffi.
I loved it!.
What makes Italian food do delicious? I asked myself many times, and I bet many people did too. Is it the spices, or the heart they put into cooking, maybe the Italian-it must come out good-spirit? Whatever it is, one person is aware of the answer, that is Michael.
If you love elegant evenings, spent in a very much European way with a glass of the finest wine, this is your place! The atmosphere is just amazing with all the warm colors, everything is so...personal! Isn't it a great feeling when the chef comes straight to your table, asking how you liked the ordered specialty? That's the way to go! That is exactly why I always feel like eating at Bistro Baffi! Not to mention the out of this world delicious meals.
If you found yourself hungry (rather than sleepless) in Seattle, do not hesitate to try this restaurant! You will love it, and you will get addicted to the tiramisu!!
Best Salmon in 46 years.
My fiance told Chef Micheal that his Salmon was the best he had had in his 46 years of life. He has travelled the world, and has eaten at the best restaurants, so that is quite a compiment.
This is our favorite restaurant. This is the only restaurant where the Chef/Owner greets EVERY table, not just the VIP guests. Warm and welcoming!
Simply Divine. Bistro Baffi is an undiscovered gem in an unexpected part of town. Go and try it !
Highly overrated second class Italian.
We have visited Baffi about 5 times over the last 2 years, mainly to give it a second chance. After the last try in October 2009, there will be no second chances.
The food is reliably poorly cooked and poorly prepared. My ravioli were tough and tasteless, and the pesto (sic) wasn't even blended, just torn basil in oil. The chef uses his signature pink sauce (a mixture of tomato sauce and cream) on just about anything-the night we were there last, it was minced clams. Steaks advertised as strip loin are laden with gristle. On one visit, two of our party ordered lobster cakes that were so spicy hot that they were inedible.
Our waiter was so loud that when he entered the room talking about 'this gentleman needs a spoon and this one a fork and the lady needs water' etc., that all conversation stopped until he left. What still riles me is that he insisted on serving us appetizers we clearly did not want, and then charged us for them. One of our party did not even eat shellfish and gave it to another diner.
This is a neighborhood restaurant that should be a welcome addition, but regrettably the food quality and consistency are so poor that we have stopped trying.
We are sorry that you had a bad experience , and never felt compelled to perhaps talk to us , but continued to dine at our restaurant (5 times as you said).
Although you are free not to like our food, and even call it "lousy food", you need to be aware of certain facts.
Fact : we never served pesto sauce with ravioli. Fact: we do not have minced clams on our menu. We have Clams Rockefeller that are always served with Alfredo sauce , not pink sauce. Fact: Our lobster cakes are not spicy, because we do not add hot spice to the ingredients .
You complained that our server insisted on serving you an appetizer that you did not want ,and then charged you for the same. If any of our servers felt at liberty to do such a thing, they would be fired immediately.
We regret that you did not contact us , because we would have been happy to hear your concerns and refund you for the items that you said you did not order.
Best place in Burien to dine!. Whenever we want amazing food and even better atmosphere.. we go to Bistro Baffi!! Always welcomed like family when we come in.. the cozy and beautifully-decorated restaurant is the perfect setting for romantic dates or bonding family moments. The wine, the appetizers, the WONDERFUL dinners... all so good, it makes me feel like I'm in Europe again. The waitstaff is spectacular, friendly and professional.. I cannot say enough great things about this place, except GO THERE, you will ♥ it!
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