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Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar

68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6778
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesecake” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, knowledgeable staff, this place really is first rate. It’s just really good food. Authentic Vento.

1  Thank JoeHarperAFC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, charming service and ambiance. I've been going for maybe 20 years and never been disappointed.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An intimate, cozy resturant with warmth and excellent table service. The menu offers a variety of foods from homemade special pastas with a contemporary twist of flavors to well cooked, quality steak. The desserts also left a fizzle in the mouth with simple but delicious...More

Thank relaxhols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All 3 decided on a spanner crab pasta, was probably one of the best I’ve ever eaten. Unfortunately the day was spoilt by the attitude of the waiter, how dare a waiter be so pretentious. We were no in any way rude or demanding, would...More

Thank ElthamVictoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, quaint nice varied menu options. Didn't love our table by the kitchen, but this is a locals spot. We were tourists. Lively scene, nice bar

Thank austin_TexasLkd
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Service, food and wine were on point last night at Il Bacaro. It has gone down as one our most memorable meals. We started with the oyster special- natural with a vinegarette on the side. Fresh and superb. Freshly baked bread was served with an...More

Thank Goodfoodgreatservice
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This intimate restaurant and bar offers authentic northern Italian cuisine in a typically Italian bistro setting, complete with charming, opinionated and helpful waiters. Food preparation and presentation were excellent and not fussy. Cheesecake dessert divine.

Thank 301Lake
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We had dinner at Il Bacaro and the food was great, fresh pasta and perfect risotto, the wine selection is large and varied, and the service was attentive but not over the top. It is a favourite of ours when we are in Melbourne.

Thank 564norm
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Down a small street this restaurant is easy to miss . We were lucky and got a table for two but booking advised . The food was sublime and the wine list has extensive choice .. we ended up with a bottle of antinori 2014...More

1  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Just finished dinner with my wife here and the food, service and wine was sensational. Couldn’t fault the place. This was my second meal hear and every bit as good as the first. Salumi plate is the must have starter.

2  Thank Sam C
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Response from Julimanda | Reviewed this property |
It's a shame you had this experience. Like Johndeer05,I've been to this restaurant more than 10 times and not once experienced a bad meal or service. At the same token, I don't think any one restaurant can please 100% of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6778
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