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Bacaro Wine Bar & Italian Restaurant

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Italian, Wine Bar
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113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009 (University Avenue)
+1 217-398-6982
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17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a conference and decided to come here for dinner after reading the great reviews. We walked in and loved the atmosphere of Bacaro, beautifully set up restaurant. We sat down and opened the wine list, amazed at how many options they had to offer, though displease by how few you were able to order in... More 

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Thank Jessica M
Champaign, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no doubt that I find Bacaro the best restaurant in Champaign. The food is amazing and the wine selection fantastic. The staff is knowledgeable and cool. Drew is an inspired chef and only uses the best ingredients. I have heard friends saying that this is a place just for dates. Believe me it is a great one for... More 

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Thank Flavia_travel
Mahomet, IL
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our office loves ordering the Friday lunch special. It's a regular treat for us. Today was the General Tso's Fried Chicken Sandwich. It was amazing! I highly recommend the Friday lunch if you are looking to switch up lunch plans. There is a different item each week and it comes with a soda. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank sjobabe86
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a delicious dinner and a wonderful sparkling Italian rose for a celebratory occasion. Everything we had was amazing. The service was excellent. I would be happy to go back again when I return to Champaign. Yes, it is a little on the pricey side, but a perfect place for a special occasion or just for fun! I highly... More 

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Thank rapahoo5
Danville, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Bacardi has potential but most of menu is overpriced. The main courses were the highlight and well prepared. The starters were well presented but on bland side. The desserts were definitely a disappointment for the price. Hoping they fix this

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Thank LAW6281
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing grouper. And the crispy kale was pretty ridiculous!!! And the best part tonight was that they had white truffles. Who in champaign serves white truffle?? Wow!

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Thank Parham P
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have never been disappointed with the food or service here; love it - love them! I am going to go back to try the taster with wine pairing because I have heard so many positive comments about it!

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Thank cheryl1995
Champaign, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is one of the best restaurants we've tried - anywhere. The ambience is great (a little noisy, but that's par for most places). Excellent preparation and presentation of an interesting but limited menu. They choose to do well with more concentration. Wines are varied and of good quality at a reasonable price.

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Thank FatEddie
Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Bacaro has been the best restaurant in the Champaign-Urbana area for years, and it still is. The food, which is not necessarily always Italian-oriented, is consistently delicious. The wine list is outstanding. Service is both friendly and highly professional, and the Manager is outstanding. So why does Bacaro no longer score a fifth "star" in our ranking? Value and lack... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great place for an intimate dinner. You can dress up and not feel out of place. The food is great depending on the time of year.

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Thank Row G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?