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Sip in Style: Indulge in Baci Restaurant’s Top 5 Cocktails!

Looking for the perfect libation to elevate your dining experience? Look no further than Baci Restaurant, where our expert mixologists have curated a sensational lineup of cocktails to tantalize your taste buds. From classic favorites to contemporary delights, each sip is a journey of flavor and sophistication. Join us as we unveil our top 5 cocktails that are sure to leave you craving for more.

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The best family restaurant in Melbourne – Baci in Southbank

Melbourne, known for its diverse culinary scene, boasts an array of restaurants catering to every taste and preference. Among the gems that stand out as a perfect destination for families “Baci” located in the vibrant Southbank precinct. With its warm ambience, delectable menu, and family-friendly atmosphere, Baci has carved a niche for itself as the best family restaurant in Melbourne.

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The Art of Gelato: Baci’s Italian Ice Cream Extravaganza

Gelato, with its velvety texture and intense flavours, is an Italian delicacy that has captured the hearts and taste buds of people worldwide. Amidst the myriad gelaterias that offer this frozen delight, Baci’s stands out as a haven for connoisseurs seeking an authentic Italian ice cream experience. Let’s delve into the world of Baci’s and explore the artistry behind their gelato, a symphony of flavours that transports you straight to the streets of Italy.

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A Taste of Italy by the Yarra: Exploring Melbourne’s Italian Food Scene at Baci Restaurant

Nestled along the picturesque Yarra River in Southbank, Melbourne, Baci Restaurant is a hidden gem that encapsulates the spirit of Italy. When it comes to Italian cuisine in Melbourne, this riverside establishment offers an exquisite dining experience that transports you straight to the heart of Italy.

In this article, we invite you to embark on a delectable journey through Melbourne’s Italian food scene, with a special focus on the culinary delights served at Baci Restaurant.

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5 reasons why Baci is the best romantic restaurant in Melbourne CBD (Southbank)

Looking for the perfect date night spot in Melbourne? Look no further! 

Introducing the enchanting Italian restaurant by the Yarra River! Baci Restaurant

Indulge in the flavors of Italy with our mouthwatering pasta, hand-made pizzas, and delectable seafood. Every bite is a journey through the heart of Italy.

Sip on the finest Italian coffee that will transport your taste buds straight to the streets of Rome.

But that’s not all. Baci is also a great spot if you are looking for a special date night treat.

Here are 5 reasons why Baci is the best romantic restaurant in Melbourne CBD (Southbank).

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5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Desserts

When it comes to dieting, dessert is likely the first thing you ditch. But, chowing down on that chocolate cake can be guilt-free. Here’s why dessert can be good for you, according to science.

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5 benefits of having Italian food

Italian food is a part of a balanced and healthy diet and eating a balanced diet is very important for good nutrition and for the overall health of your body. Italian food is a part of the Mediterranean diet, which focuses on fresh vegetables, olive oil, and grains, thus it makes the whole food healthy. 

Many people like Italian food but yet they don’t know that Italian food comes with such magical health benefits. So, in this blog, we will let you know the health benefits of eating Italian food.

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A Warm Cup of Healing: 5 reasons to have tea and coffee during winter

During this chilly weather, we all become serial drinkers of either coffee or tea; After all, these two beverages are saviors when it comes to keeping ourselves awake, warm, and alert. 

If you’re an occasional coffee drinker, there’s good health-science news for you. But if drinking coffee all day, transitioning to herbal tea after your morning cup or two can help manage your well-being and peace of mind throughout the day.

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5 reasons why you should visit Baci Restaurant

Established in 1997, Baci is one of the oldest standing establishments in the Crown Promenade. 

Baci is not only popular among the local Australians but also a hit with the tourists. 

With so many places to explore in Melbourne, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the best ones to dine at. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit Baci Restaurant today.

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Top 5 winter dishes people are ordering at Baci Restaurant

As the days get shorter, darker, and colder in the winter, many turn to food as a source of internal warmth and comfort. Besides being essential for life, food brings people together and generally just makes us feel good. 

This is especially true during the chilly winter months we get in Melbourne, where a belly full from a nice warm bowl of pasta and tasty comfort food is more than welcome.

We’ve decided to throw together a list of popular comfort foods that are commonly enjoyed during the winter at Baci Restaurant.

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3 Types Of Pizza Ovens. How To Choose The Right One?

An oven, sometimes known as a pizza oven, is a kitchen appliance that cooks by exposing the food to radiant heat. The term “pizza oven” can refer to either an electric or gas stovetop range with built-in grill features for cooking pizzas. There are also standalone units designed specifically for use in pizza restaurants.

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National Muffin Day – February 20, 2022

Can you think of something more universally loved than muffins? The beloved muffin deserves a day of its own, and for that, we have February 20. It’s National Muffin Day!English muffins have been whipped up in kitchens as far back as a thousand years ago in Wales, and American style muffins have been around since the 18th century. Muffins are a great breakfast on the run, a perfect substitute for toast during brunch, and an easy treat to make and give as a gift. How are you going to celebrate National Muffin Day? Hopefully by eating a lot of muffins, but we have a few other ideas for toasting this spectacular baked good.

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World Pizza Day at Baci Restaurant

Yes, it’s absolutely true! A whole day – 24 happy and delicious hours – devoted especially to celebrating that yummy carb that almost no one can do without. From the humble beginning of sauce on flatbread to today’s gourmet offerings, pizza has captured the hearts and stomachs of people from all around the globe.

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Let’s celebrate World Nutella Day at Baci Restaurant

Happiness is a warm taste of hazelnut spread on a warm flaky pastry! And that hazelnut spread is known across the world as its brand name, Nutella. This delightful, chocolatey hazelnut spread can be slathered on toast or baked right into the center of pastries or other baked goods.

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Celebrate Chocolate Cake Day at Baci Restaurant

There before you is the ultimate in birthday confections, a rich and luxurious chocolate cake with rich strawberry filling, you know it’s going to be a good day. Maybe you’re just coming into work, and some thoughtful soul has laid out a tray of chocolate cupcakes, each with their own design and one waiting for your mouth to wrap lovingly around it and fade away on a cocoa fueled holiday. However you like your chocolate cake, National Chocolate Cake Day gives you an excuse to indulge as deeply as you’d like!

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Celebrate Strawberry Ice Cream Day at Baci Restaurant

Red, ripe, juicy strawberries churned and frozen with some fresh cream and a bit of sugar is all that is needed to make a delicious strawberry ice cream. And as National Strawberry Ice Cream Day is here, it’s not even necessary to be a person named Ben or Jerry to celebrate – everyone can enjoy a bowl full of this tasty treat!

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International Cake Day

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” or, “Let them eat cake!” Perhaps the most famous quote about cake ever were the words of a great French princess. 

The history of cake dates back to ancient times, and the first cakes are thought to have been made in Ancient Greece and Egypt. These first cakes were rather heavy and flat and were eaten at the end of a meal with nuts and honey.

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Celebrate Cappuccino day at Baci Restaurant

Italy is delightfully famous for the variety of coffee drinks that it produces. Cappuccinos are loved among coffee lovers and despite the vague history, many people still appreciate the comfort that this hot, foamy, milk drink brings.

Thus, comes a happy day called Cappuccino Day, where people from all over can order a frothy and whipped cup of coffee to enjoy on its own or to eat whatever meal they’re having. Let’s take a look at how Cappuccino Day came to be.

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International Beer Day 

Originally started in the United States, in Santa Cruz, California to be exact, Beer Day had begun with the purpose of celebrating the craft of brewing. And it was also created with the intention of showing appreciation for those involved in the making of beer. The day then quickly expanded to include celebrations of bartenders and other beer technicians as well. 

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World chocolate day, also known as the International chocolate day observed on July 7th is all about indulging in chocolate without any guilt. Chocolates are not only one of the most delicious and versatile foods available to us but also pack loads of health benefits. World chocolate day celebrates this delicious, healthy and irreplaceable treat!

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Celebrate Martini Day at Baci restaurant in Crown casino

Whether you enjoy your Martini shaken, not stirred, like James Bond, with an olive or as part of a more extravagant cocktail, Martini Day is a great excuse to celebrate with a glass. Strictly for adults, this special day celebrates all things Martini, and is an ideal opportunity to try out our Apple Martini and Espresso Martini.

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Celebrate International Chardonnay Day at Baci Restaurant on 27 May 2021

Celebrate International Chardonnay Day at Baci Restaurant on 27 May 2021

With International Chardonnay Day on May 27, we look at this great white, its rich history and how you can celebrate the occasion at Baci restaurant in Crown Casino. Chardonnay is the wine that arguably put Australia on the world stage. 

International Chardonnay Day is celebrated on Thursday 27th of May and is gathering momentum in many wine-producing countries around the world. This is also a grape variety that allows growers and makers to put their stamp on it with their choice of techniques, all while still creating wines that reflect their site and regionality.


If you love tea or coffee, here is a list of our must have beverages the next time you visit Baci restaurant

Coffee serves us in a vast multitude of ways. Perhaps most impressive is its ability to get us out of bed as there’s nothing better than a warm cuppa on a chilly winter morning. For all you tea lovers we got English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Chamomile, Green & Jasmine Tea. 


Heart-warming dishes to try this winter at Baci Restaurant

Stay warm this winter by indulging in our warm hearty meals for you to enjoy. The winter in Melbourne can get very cold outside, these recipes will comfort you, warm you up and put a smile on your face!

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Instagram influencers Kat & Linc (eatingtravellingcouple) visit Baci restaurant

We recently had the opportunity to host two of Melbourne’s finest food bloggers in Kat and Linc. 

Read their review as they experienced authentic Italian cuisine, our delicious cocktails and desserts. 

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How to Pair Food and Drinks to Achieve the Perfect Combination

A great food and drink pairing create a balance between the components of a dish and the characteristics of the drink. Traditional food pairing can be achieved across all drinks categories including wine beer and soft drinks.

The world of wine can be intimidating. From full-bodied red wines to crisp dry white wines. The options are truly endless! However, when it comes to pairing alcohol with food there are quite a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.



Brunch was established in late 19th century England and served as the post-church meal. Since it was too late to be considered breakfast, but too early to be considered lunch, brunch was born. 

We have now introduced a brand new brunch menu available throughout the week from 7am to 3 pm. So come on over and try out our delicious new menu. 

National skip the straw day in Australia

National skip the straw day in Australia

According to Cleanup.org Australians use about 10 million straws every day or 3.5 billion per year. Most of which are one-time use and are thrown away after use. Straws and other plastics cause harm to marine life in many ways. Birds, fish, and other sea life consume plastics accidentally or when they mistake it for food. 

Let’s #skipthestraw today and switch to alternatives that won’t harm the environment. Here are some tips on how you can get started.

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World Pizza Day

The phenomenon that we know today as pizza deserves a whole day dedicated to itself, which is exactly what translates into world pizza day on February 9th every year. ormerly a humble pie, pizza started of with being notoriously popular with the lazzaroni, or the working-class Italians in Naples, Italy – this flatbread with toppings was inexpensive food for the Neapolitans – it could be had for every meal, and the earliest pizzas featured tasty toppings such as tomatoes, cheese, oil, anchovies, and garlic.

What better way to celebrate Word Pizza Day than to head to Baci with your loved ones! There are quite a few ways you can bring in world Pizza Day with us. 

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Breakfast at Baci restaurant in Crown Casino

Breakfast is not just the first meal of the day but also the most important one. Now, even research says that to maintain good health, you need to have a proper heavy and healthy breakfast. At Baci, we bring you some of the best breakfast you will have when in Melbourne. You can find all kinds of breakfast here- from paninis to pancakes, omelet and muesli, eggs and cereal, croissants, toasts, and more.

Serving Breakfast all days of the week from 7.00 am to 11.45 am.

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Celebrating Hen’s, Buck’s, Birthdays, Function & Engagement parties at Baci restaurant in Crown Casino

Are you located in Melbourne, VIC, and looking for a fun and fabulous buck’s or hen’s night to celebrate your last hurrah before your trip down the aisle? We have a passion for parties, serving delicious cuisine, and love to celebrate every milestone, big or small. Whether it be an office party or if you’re celebrating your anniversary with loved ones. We love to share your special moments with you.

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Italian Restaurant in Melbourne

Baci means “kisses” in Italian. As you enter the restaurant you will be greeted with a friendly smile and experience true Italian hospitality committed to delivering to its patrons’ an authentic dining experience.

The essence of Italian cooking today is simplicity. Baci Restaurant uses the freshest seasonal ingredients, coupled with basic cooking techniques to simply enhance the natural flavor of the food.

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Top 5 things to try when at Baci Restaurant in Crown Casino

Traditional Italian gastronomy is a melange of spices and flavors. Akin to the Italian cultural and linguistic diversity, culinary style varies from place to place. And every sub-cuisine has its own unique take on dishes. Some might be rich with flavor others less so, nonetheless, they are all delicious and enticing.

Baci restaurant is a sweet fusion of the authentic taste of Italy and the upbeat, fun, and vibrant culture of Melbourne. Operating for 23 years in the premises of Crown Casino we are known for our hospitality, lip-smacking cuisine, spacious seating arrangements, and a well-planned menu that caters to everyone.

While we recommend you to try all of our menu items here are the Top 5 things to try at Baci Restaurant in Crown Casino.

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Five Popular Italian dishes to try at Baci in Crown Casino

A multitude of popular Italian delicacies and dishes, sweet and savory, await your discovery the next time your visit Crown Casino at Southbank. These traditional Italian dishes are deeply rooted in the Italian culture, and recipes are often passed down between generations and are cherished for their authentic origins.

Here is a list of our Top 5 Itaian dishes to try at Baci Restaurant in Crown Casino.

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Kids Friendly Restaurant at Crown Casino

Looking for a family-friendly restaurant around Southbank or Melbourne CBD?

While Crown casino is well known for its pubs, luxurious rooms, and gaming floor it’s also a popular destination for many tourists and families with kids to play by the Yarra River. At Baci restaurant, we love our little friends and take extra care to ensure they have an amazing time.

From a special kid’s menu, gelati, cakes and more your kids are bound to have a good time when at Baci restaurant.

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6 Desserts to try at Baci Restaurant 

This by far has been the toughest subject to write upon. With a wide variety of desserts, 18 flavours in gelati and our much-loved Chocolate Nutella pizza to choose from it was a tough task shortlisting our top 6 desserts to try when at Baci restaurant. Click the link below to find out what our Top 6 desserts are.


Popular Classic Cocktails at Baci Restaurant

For traditionalists who like to keep things simple, these tried-and-true recipes will guarantee your drink is made perfectly. You can’t go wrong with a classic cocktail. Whether you’re craving a tried-and-true Margarita, a traditional Martini, or our famous Mojito.

We have listed a few of our popular classic cocktails that you can enjoy the next time you visit Crown Casino in Southbank or are around Melbourne CBD.


Popular tourist destinations around Baci Restaurant in Southbank

Crown Melbourne is the perfect place for a day out with the family or a family getaway. Offering family-friendly dining, special hotel deals, limitless family activities, and entertainment right in the heart of Melbourne CBD. But that’s not all, the vibrant, elegant, and multicultural streets of Southbank have so much more to offer.

Here is a list of our Top 5 tourist hot-spots to visit when at Baci Restaurant in Crown Casino.

Hours of Operation

Now Open for dine-in:

Coffee/cake/panini – 24/7 Monday to Sunday


Cooked & Continental - Friday to Monday, and Public Holidays: 7am to 3pm

Continental – Tuesday to Friday: 7am to 11.45am

Monday to Sunday: 12pm to 3pm
Monday to Sunday: 5.30pm to 9.30pm 

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