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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good13%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“grouper” (3 reviews)
“white truffle” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Wine Bar
113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
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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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

For many years, whether you liked it or not, Bacaro's was virtually the only upscale restaurant in the Champaign-Urbana area — a venue where you would meet a good number of the notables in town. In short, the place to go if you had an...More

2  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Wonderful experience dining here. Portions are perfect. The wine list is extensive and the chef is very creative. Sarah our server was educated in both the food prep as well as the wine pairing. A must visit whilst in Champaign!

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My friend and I stopped by Bacaro to have some dinner. We had the tasting menu. It was $85 and we split it. Neither of us were big eaters so it was perfect for us. They bring out each course (7) and explain what each...More

Thank mer1264
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...More

Thank Flavia_travel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Italian, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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