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Il Bacaro Venezia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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152 Calle Aruz, San Juan 00917-4560, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-5638
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Puerto Rico
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with mi fiancée on january 6. "Dia de Reyes" which is very celebrated in Puerto Rico and access to old San Juan was difficult. So i ask my aunt, and she immediately recommended Il Bacaro. The place had walk-in tables ready. Very cozy, romantic place. The food was amazing and plates were left empty. Highly recommended for both tourists... More 

Thank Ivancitopr
Cleveland, Ohio
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137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the mood for Italian food and fortunately found Il Bacaro Venezia in the heart of Old San Juan. The restaurant is small and charming and serves up wonderful, classic Italian food. The bartender was a very nice person who bantered warmly with us while we waited about 7 minutes for a table. The wine selection was perfect... More 

Thank Mary M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great starters and mains. Friendly service-minded staff and nice atmosphere. Can't find fault and recommend

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Verona, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I popped in this quaint little Italian bistro. The staff were very accommodating and the food was well seasoned, well priced along with good portions.

Thank Dario S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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210 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place, serves great pasta and fish dishes, love the prosecco drinks, love the service, the ambiance and music. Tiramisu was sooooo good.

Thank NicoleUvita
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Look for the Italian flag on Calle Aruz you won't regret it. The food was amazing and they had my favorite wine, bonus! Great vibe and friendly professional service. Would eat here 100 more times.

Thank Dean J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious food! What a little gem! Highly recommended for good Italian food! Great service and atmosphere!

Thank Helena d
Columbia, Missouri
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Nice small and cozy place with great service from Ricardo and Caesar. Both warm and genuine!! Spinach, pear and Gorgonzola salad, crab stuffed mushrooms, eggplant parmigiana with pasta and substituted pink vodka sauce-- all fabulous!! As was the delicious bread and sangria!! Definitely a good choice!! Make this a dinner priority in Old San Juan- you won't be disappointed!!! A... More 

Thank GemmaTara
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking forward to a nice meal after a long day in San Juan. We left here feeling like we'd won the lottery! The owner and his charming young son greeted us like honored friends at the door and the experience just got better! We love to split plates so we can try different dishes. Some... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I am a foodie. Hard to please. I usually write reviews on very good experiences or very bad ones. This was an excellent dinner. Absolutely loved our dinner. The appetizer, dinner entre and dessert were excellent. I will return here very soon. Try this restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank PR-Nature-Lover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Calle Aruz, San Juan 00917-4560, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-977-5638

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?