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All reviews tapas arancini tiramisu sophia loren italian style smaller portions great italian food small dishes service was a bit slow friday night vrijthof square great dinner wines personnel ingredients
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant that offers a variety of good italian dishes. You can share the dishes that makes it possible to taste many different items on the menu. Our favorites are the octopus, pasta with vongole and tiramisu.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2020

Superb restaurant down town at the great Vrijthof Square. A mix of true Italian food, served by very pleasant staff. Cherry picking small dishes from a nice Italian menu. Excellent dinner in a nice place. Well done!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2020 via mobile

Recommendable lunch spot in the Maastricht city center at the Vrijthof. Delicious sandwiches combined with good wines. Prompt and correct service.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 16 June 2020

Average restaurant a the Vrijthof. Arancini and the Pannacotta are very good, portions tend to be small.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 January 2020

It all fits together: friendly staff, great wines, a real Italian interior: stylish, classy, and gorgeous photographs, excellent wines and food with a real Italian taste and touch. Never had better Italian food outside Italy. Great concept: smaller portions (tapas) so you can order different...dishes. Great to share. All ingredients are of the highest quality, prepared in a simple way, but as you know: to make it excellent it needs craftsmanship and love and that is absolutely the case in this place. Immediately felt at home and at ease. Will be back very soon. Highly recommended. And those photographs of Sophia Loren..........incredibly beautiful, strong, stylish and enhancing the total feeling. At Il Bacaro they understand life: enjoy the good things! Taste the Tiramisu and you will understand.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

We were with just 2 people, took only a main with drinks, we set there from 19h till 21.30h. We got the dishes with 20min difference, meaning that while a colleague was eating frozen chewy shrimps I was drinking, while I was eating a over...cooked pasta he was looking around. Very uncomfortable situation, we got like 5 different personnel representatives at our table... absolutely disorganized. Definitely not recommend if you want to have a business dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 17 December 2019 via mobile

Went with my family and had a great dinner. We brought our own wine, which was perfect. Because it was a Friday night the service was a bit slow. Still had a great time.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 December 2019 via mobile

The tapas and the wine are really tasty here!!! It is a great and very cosy and not very expensive restaurant!!! :)

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

This is a great place for a quick lunch. Very diverse, great tasting anti pasti and sides clearly beat the main courses.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

We had a small family dinner in the afternoon, right in the city center. Staff was extremely friendly and forthcoming to accommodate a nice meal for all. We ordered various small plates to share: lamb, fried zucchini, olives, veal, spaghettis. All were very tasty, well...spiced and prepared. Happy to recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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28 December 2017|
Response from Makis P | Reviewed this property |
Dear Justine Happy New Year ! I am afraid you contacted the wrong person :) I am just a traveller like yourself and not the owner/manager of " Il Bacaro" . Please contact them directly ! Enjoy your visit @ Maastricht ! :)
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il bacaro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4