by June Portnoy
Baci Restaurant in Buckingham is a family owned and operated establishment that offers a great selection of authentic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner that will please every member of your family. Husband and wife, Dave and Ziz Husenaj, established Baci 15 years ago at its current location, which dates back to the early 1700s.
Dave, born in Siena, Italy and raised in France, trained Baci’s chef to cook many of his special creations, including a large variety of classic Northern Italian dishes with a French flair.
“Everything is made completely fresh no matter how busy we are,” says Sarand Husenaj, Baci’s manager and daughter of Dave and Ziz. “Our customers tell us you can actually taste the freshness in our food.”
Baci will customize your order, so you can create your own meal. “If we have the ingredients, we will prepare it for you,” says Sarand.
A signature item on the menu is the Costoletta Ripiena, a double cut veal chop stuffed with prosciutto and cheese in a wine sauce and mushrooms. Dave created and placed this recipe on his first menu, and it continues to be a favorite among today’s customers.
Enjoy live piano music Friday and Saturday nights, consisting of all types of tunes from classical and Broadway to popular music.
While Dave was busy upstairs overseeing Baci’s dining room, Ziz, born and raised in England, was downstairs, teaching her staff how to create classic English dishes. One of the many favorites at the pub is the English trifle.
Although Ziz recently passed away, her legacy lives on through her influence at The Heart of Oak Pub. Order from the dining room menu at the pub or from its own unique menu.
Sarand is in the process of revising the pub’s lunch menu, which will include such favorites as burgers, paninis and a variety of sandwiches. This new menu will soon be available.
Enjoy live music and bands at the pub Saturday nights from 7:00pm until midnight or later! Dave and Ziz’s son, Tony, now runs the pub, while his cousins wait on tables or bartend.
“Our family enjoy meeting and visiting with your family,” says Sarand, who compares the pub’s atmosphere to the popular former TV show, “Cheers,” where “everyone knows your name.”
“We strive to create a warm, welcoming family feeling where people want to continue coming back.”
The décor and authenticity of the building create a cozy atmosphere. Baci’s stone walls, spiral staircase, as well as its dining room’s original wood beam ceiling and fireplace are all original.
Baci offers on-site catering for all occasions. Its main dining room accommodates 50 to 80 people, and is ideal for banquets and intimate affairs.
In addition, it’s back room has been renovated to seat up to 50 people; a great venue for private parties.
Baci also offers off-site catering. Order a tray here for your next special event.
Baci is currently offering area businesses a 10% discount off of meals or catering.
Regardless of your reason for coming to Baci Restaurant, you’re sure to have a memorable experience in a comfortable atmosphere with good food and good company served by a personable staff.
For more information about Baci, located at 2559 Bogarts Tavern Road in Buckingham (minutes away from Doylestown and Peddler’s Village), or to make a reservation, call 215-794-7784.
Visit www.italianrestaurantbuckinghampa.com for updated information on upcoming events, wine tastings, promotions, Happy Hours and lunch specials.
Hours are Mondays from 4:00pm until 2:00am, and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30am until 2:00am at both the dining room and pub.
PHOTO CAP: Husband and wife, Dave and Ziz Husenaj, established Baci 15 years ago at its current location. Ziz recently passed away.