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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesecake” (29 reviews)
“pasta” (44 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small yet cosy restaurant. Gets very crowded. Good food, good wine and good service. Slightly pricey but worth it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LevinDC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small intimate restaurant. Excellent service and delicious food. The most beautiful pasta I have ever eaten. Expensive but definitely worth paying for the quality.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank clairestanners73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is small and totally booked out - so ensure you book ahead. The service is great and the food is delicious. During the day it is full of business people and can be quite noisy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank conniep114
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The calamari today was the best! Try the goat on the fettuccini - amazing...silky & melt in your mouth. The Wagu Carpriccio with pickled Mushroom amazingly different 😋

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kayf958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner at Bacaro Cucina and Bar. Firstly, the tables are covered with a real double table cloth, so rare nowadays and a clear sign of distinction to me. Even though the cutlery was not laid down in a classic way, the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank corrado l
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We loved all of our dishes. Every mouthful was a taste explosion. I had the pasta with Balmain bugs, one person in our party had pasta with truffle sauce and another had Spatchcock. You do pay a bit for what you get but it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

The service experience let Il Bacaro down for our party of 5. Our primary waiter was quite arrogant and slow to provide menus and take our orders. Wine menu was very pricy; they ran out of our preferred bottle two bottles in and the 3rd...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AnnR2228
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Il Bacaro is one of Melbourne's iconic Italian restaurants and its status is worthy and well deserved. The Moreton Bay Spag is a well known champion and delivers every time, for main I went with the Duck which was beautifully cooked. The wine list here...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 17 November 2018

not cheap but realy tasty food and old fashion service food was just like being in italy again brought back memories

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lindyseamons
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Sincere service - very Italian. Delicious food. I tried a special dish of the day: pasta with duck stew. It was fantastic.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MayyaSim
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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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