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Price Range: 7/10
Type: Classic Italian Restaurant
Crowd: Very homely crowd, many families, quite an Italian strong hold naturally, but also a good amount of the younger crowd.
Day Of the Week: Thursday
Address: Corner Hof Street & Kloof Street
Bacinis always offers very good food with a comforting and homely atmosphere. The prices of dishes are probably a bit higher than they should be, but the atmosphere does make up for this. It is certainly not the type of restaurant where you are quickly in and quickly out, expect to open some wine and get stuck in to a long session of Italian style eating, sharing of pizzas, pastas, focaccia breads…and so the Italian lifestyle kicks in.
A little warning: Over the past 7 years of being a loyal Bacini’s fan, I have felt that something quite significant has changed. I have been given very cold and unfriendly service by the door lady on more than one occasion, to the extent that I was forced to leave with a group of 4 friends on account of not being able to accommodate the extra people who arrived a little late. I certainly hope this is not a common occurrence as it is the homely nature of the restaurant that people love and well, I am yet to be thrown out of my own home!