Owner, Raimondo Napoli, has been tossing pizza since day one, and is the real driving force behind the success of this slice of paradise, with his father, Bernado Napoli as his source of inspiration from the very beginning. His first daughter, Natasha, was practically born in a Pizza oven – family has always been at the core of how Raimondo and his wife, Carla, have run their restaurant. In 1994, Bacini’s moved to the Mother City, setting up shop in both Rondebosch and the bottom of Kloof Street before finding its home at 177 Kloof Street – where it still is today.
Booked a table for 8 for Father's Day. Lovely setting, great views of Lions Head, pretty stoep and lots of atmosphere and buzz. Slowish service but pleasant and friendly when it happened. But the food... It was shockingly average. Several in our group had chicken cacciatore. It was tepid, and tasted like the sauce came out of a Royco soup packet... Just not good enough! A friend had ravioli and said it was extremely bland. My husband's veal was tough (how does that happen?) and again very average. Even the pizza was half abandoned. My latte was good, though! Very disappointing as I had been looking forward to visiting Bacini for a while and saved the visit for a special occasion with a group of friends and family. Such a pity!