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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 27 May 2021 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Informed and knowledgeable staff, warm service and great food. The food was excellent and well proportioned.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 May 2021

I met a couple of colleagues here for a lunch and it was excellent. I received a warm welcome when I arrived even though I was somewhat early. The pasta that I had was excellent and the others also enjoyed their meals. The service throughout...lunch was very professional. I would certainly recommend this a great place for a meal.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

Lovely cosy bistro. Very welcoming. Breads and water immediately placed on table with great tasting oil. Wine list extensive and interesting as were food menu. Very fresh seafood with Moreton bay bug so sweet and lightly cooked. Well worth visit.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 April 2021

The food was absolutely devine, flavours were unbelievable and the presentation just beautiful. The service was excellent, glasses were never empty. Definitely the best Italian in Melbourne, highly recommended this little gem. Can't wait to go back and try more of the menu.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 February 2021

This was an anniversary dinner that we had been looking forward to. From the moment we walked in the door we were treated like royalty. The service was excellent. We ate three courses and did not feel stuffed - we felt as if we had...eaten just enough. The wine menu was good although a little pricey. The deserts were simply delicious. We were surprised with a free glass of Moet when we sat down because it was our anniversary, and at the end of the meal we were presented with a glass of Limoncello each. Such a lovely touch. We will definitely return and we highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for white table cloths; excellent service; and delicious food.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2020

Consistent with food quality, service levels always good. Make sure you have a booking as this gets busy.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 31 March 2020

We were able to get a last minute dinner reservation thru the QT for a couple of seats at the bar. Il Bacaro is cozy with many 12-15 tables and 8 or so seats at the bar. We love dining at the bar and our...server was great. We samples a few wines prior to settling in on our choices. Shared the calami as an appetizer, Salmon for me, Beef Tenderloin for the wife w/ a side of asparagus. Glad we were able to experience dining our stay in Melbourne.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020

FAB-U-LOUS and delicious food ... oh my days what a hidden little gem this place is , we dint book a table as we had just flown in dropped our cases off and headed off out and foi d this little gem , we ate...at the bar which was great and I’m glad we did , the food is just simply outstanding as well as the cocktails and wine and service . I simply loved my evening here, . Go on, treat your self to Melbourne’s finest Italian , you won’t be disappointed..More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

I love the food and service here Went Thursday night with friends and everyone commented on how delicious the food was Great wine list I love the Spagatini Morton Bay Bugs with double serve of the bugs Steaks are absolutely delicious The staff are all...Italian and it feels like you dropped into Rome for the nightMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Went here recently for lunch with a group for a business lunch, and what a find this is. It’s very central to the CBD in a street off the Main Street. The menu is not too big (which can sometimes be the case in Italian...restaurants), and absolutely everything on there is delicious. We shared a number of dishes as we all wanted to eat everything on there. The calamari is the best I’ve eaten in all of Australia. Quite simply outstanding. The spaghettini with Moreton Bay bugs is phenomenal, you could literally eat buckets of it. Wines were fantastic and the service was exceptional. The people with me were very impressed and everybody commented that they can’t wait to go back. Bravo 👏🏻More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from johndeer05 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry you had a very bad experience at Il Bacaro. When I visit Melbourne I enjoy eating there. I have been there on 3 occasions and I have found the food terrific and the service great.I have never experienced a bad meal... More
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Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5