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Bacaro Wine Bar & Italian Restaurant

113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
+1 217-398-6982
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good12%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Wine Bar
113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Bartender, Mark, was good. He was attentive. We tried a few wines before deciding. Just had wine and fries (amazing combination). Fries should have been crispier. Aioli was delicious. Really made the fries! There aren't a lot of wines available by the glass. Decor? Okay....More

Thank Loonyteach
Reviewed 29 September 2018

very romantic restaurant - even outside tables cozy. Loved the food, service was very timely and professional and food delicious. Loved the place and would recommend to anyone looking for a special place to visit for couples, friends and families.

1  Thank tim p
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We booked a table for 8 using their answering machine. I called after they opened to verify all is well. No problem. I wanted them to know we were running about 30 minutes late. We arrived to our table in a room featuring their extensive...More

Thank robinbayvillage
Reviewed 10 June 2018

When this place first opened years ago, I went several times for dates, etc. Good, thoughtful small plates with attention to detail and great wines + cocktails. Must try again in the near future...

1  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Farm to table and very fresh. This is a fine dining restaurant and they make a perfect Manhattan! The wine selection is always good and the staff makes great pairings.

Thank Ben Q
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were at Bacaro for a work dinner. The interior and seating was comfortable, although we had to ask them to turn the music down to facilitate conversation. Appetizers and main entrees, as well as desserts, were quite small portions. Overall the food was good,...More

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We went there for dinner and got the gastronomic menu for $80 each. We had a few courses but the portions were very small and not very tasty. We paid way too much for what we got. We won't go back there.

Thank jeanjacquespsaute
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A nice upscale dining experience in a city with little to offer. Portions are modest, prices are Chicago level, but service and quality do not really match up to Chicago. Still, a lovely quiet place with fairly fine food and a small but acceptable wine...More

Thank cjaneb
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Great place for special occasion. Going back to my old college took out friends and family for Saturday night dinner. Food and service were excellent. I have food intolerances and they have accommodated me.

1  Thank AABereket
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went for dinner with a group of 8 people during graduation weekend at the U of I. Earliest reservation we could get was 9 PM. First impression was the overpowering smell of cooking as we walked in. Since I did not pay for the meal...More

Thank Peter T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Italian, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
    (University Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-398-6982
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