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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere in central city to enjoy fine food and wine which was quiet enough to be able to discuss business.

Thank K4kev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another fabulous night at Il Bacaro. The shared entree of Sydney oysters started a beautiful meal. My friend and I had a medium rare steak on the bone. My wife choose the squid ink tagialtini. All washed down with a Tuscan Sangiovese. The three shared...More

Thank Garry632015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a great Italian restaurant - can't believe we haven't been before as apparently it's been around for years. Had spaghettini with Moreton bay bugs which was absolutely amazing, my wife had the buffalo agnolotti which was equally as tasty, followed up by the...More

1  Thank jackandmolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thumbs up across the board I had heard plenty about this Melbourne institution and it did not disappoint. The spaghettini with bugs was sublime the suckling pig was delightful. The wine list was generous and enabled the wines to pair up easily. Closed the night...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is my absolute favourite restaurant that I visit whenever I am back in my home town. Il Bacaro never disappoints. Real Italian food and fine dining without all the pretence. Wonderful, knowledgable staff who genuinely love what they do and know their food and...More

1  Thank Jane K
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Make your reservations early to avoid disappointment. Early sittings are always taken on a Saturday night. This is a fine dining experience in busy Melbourne. The rest of the world may be in a recession, the other Australian states can have their oil & gas...More

1  Thank Sundance-M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had only just arrived in Melbourne for our first ever visit to the city and we're looking for somewhere close to done. Lucky us il Bacaro was just up the street from our hotel and they were kind enough to offer...More

1  Thank Sgmay
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A faultless experience (food, decor, service, atmosphere) . The fresh pasta dishes were truly excellent , packed with flavors, the wine list impeccable and the service very frienly. Highly recommended.

Thank Dom2011
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had not been to this restaurant before and chose it from a dining out guide. It was a great choice. The food was excellent as was the Italian Cortese white wine we chose.I enjoyed my kingfish crudo and the main of spaghettini with Moreton...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great restaurant and a staple in Melbourne. Still serves the best calamari I have ever eaten, just a little small so tables are sparse and Id suggest booking in advance

Thank Uplito
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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I would love to know what the restaurant responds to this. This is terrible service and even if other reviews a brilliant I would never set food in this place out of fear of being treated in the same arrogant manner!
13 July 2015|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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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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