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Bacaro

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136 Division St, New York City, NY 10002-6129 (Between Orchard and Ludlow)
+1 212-941-5060
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18:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want authentic rustic Northern Italian with a terrific staff and great atmosphere, this is the place. The anchovies are amazing. The Spaghetti Nero, Stinco Di Maiale, Tagliata Di Manzo Al Amarone, Insalata Di Granchio...I've eaten almost all of it. The wine list is spectacular and the cocktails delicious. I enjoy just sitting with the bartender, Nicole, and having... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Bacaro has a great environment, very pleasant service and extremely generous portions. Great for family dinners and/or date night.

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Thank flatfootfoodie
Takaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We loved this place so much that we just keep returning. At first i thought it was an intimate bar with great food then i discovered the basement was humming with people. I actually prefer upstairs and have no problem eating at the bar or at the high stool tables. The food is fantastic and remains one of the highlights... More 

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Thank Susie B
Miami, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We sat at the bar on a balmy night with all the front windows open and enjoyed fried zucchini blossoms, garlic shrimp on polenta and an excellent bottle of Bardolino Rose from the Veneto, all very reasonably priced, with a great service too. Location kind of on the cusp of Chinatown and Little Italy, a little hard to find but... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a beautiful restaurant with exceptional food. The prices are a little steep for the portion sizes but the food itself is truly well prepared. I split a few dishes with some friends: the gnocchi con funghi which was so indulgent and flavorful (highly recommend, a dish with cuttlefish and cuttlefish ink pasta (pretty good), and the Stinco Di... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We try to eat at Bacaro whenever we visit NYC and we did so this past weekend. The old work charm reminds me of restaurants in Italy. The latest visit there were six of us and most of us were not over hungry so we ordered three different appetizers - it was very early but we had plans we had... More 

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Thank Chris W
New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

With hidden underground dining rooms lit by candlelight and beautiful cheese plates to share, this spot is perfect for bigger groups. The cellar rooms stay cool during the summer, and the staff is friendly and down-to-earth. The upstairs bar is a cozy nook for dates. "Off the beaten track" of some of the trendier NYC bars but oh so worth... More 

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Bedfordshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Perhaps we dined here on an 'off' night because Bacaro didn't live up to our expectations, especially after reading the glowing TA reviews. The restaurant is initially quite difficult to identify from the street because at night there is no illuminated signage and it's only identifiable because it looks darker inside than the surrounding Chinese fast-food outlets. Once in side... More 

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Thank T55MCS
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Love this restaurant more than words! Everything on the menu is scrumptious. The razor clams and polenta with cod are amazing as apps to share, as are the gnocchi and filet of sole as main courses. The ambiance is really unique for New York. It looks like an old cave downstairs with many cute corner to sit in with friends... More 

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Thank Marisa K
Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

I was at Clandestino on Canal and asked the bartender for dinner suggestions. He said there was an Italian restaurant serving "small plates" around the corner on Division, in a basement. We walked past it at first because no sign was posted. (Actually several other restaurants had no name or no English signs). Anyway turning around we could see tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Division St, New York City, NY 10002-6129
    (Between Orchard and Ludlow)
  • Public Transportation: East Broadway (F); Grand St (B, D); Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-941-5060
Description
Rustic Venetian tavern for sharing cichetti, Venetian-style small plates paired with Northern Italian wines. Covertly located down a little winding street a block south of Canal. An inside and outside staircase both lead you to an underground catacomb of exposed brick archways with wooden communal farm tables, illuminated by soft lighting and warm candles reminiscent of the streets of Italy.

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