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Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar

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295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 08:30 - 01:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got coffee from the place, bad latte and the service was awful! Hate the place! Bad memory for Nelson! Shame!

Thank yaoshih
Milcrest, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

I am assuming that you didn't bring your concern about the Latte to my duty manager or barrister , because had you done so the Latte would have been remade as is our policy, All of our Barristers are fully trained to the highest level and unfortunately coffee is a very subjective thing, not unlike wine. Our service is also... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a quiet mid week night, when we visited. By the time we left it was about 3/4 full which is good for a week night. There was a special on for a main and a desert for $45 which was good value. We stuck with our mains. The venison was cooked perfectly with outstanding side dishes. I had... More 

Thank Kiwithree
Cafe Affair C, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, its nice to receive honest reviews of our service and what we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you back again some time and I will remind staff about the draft from the door. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for breakfast with friends. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and the sauce was different - salmon nice though. The meal was a good size and rezonably priced though.

Thank gpieter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great welcome from Dawa and the good recommendation and wine suggestion, the Milcrest Chardonnay is outstanding. The fish of the day and prawn linguini were great; highly recommended.

Thank Lisa C
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past after the morning walk and found this place the young lady Anita was very friendly and accomodating as we ordered off menu things. She couldn't do enough for us. Food was very good.

Thank Peter E
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't rate the food or service as we walked out due to rude ignorant attitude of staff and chef Excuse- we're busy you'll just have to wait About three wait staff for about 25 guests is hardly busy Try London where three wait staff would handle a hundred with ease We voted with our feet and walked out and won't... More 

Thank LBFM
Milcrest, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

I would suggest that there is only one rude and ignorant person on this occasion and you are obviously the husband of Vicki. My Chef and staff are not rude and having been on site during your visit I would suggest you have exaggerated the facts based on the response I made to your wives review. Clearly from historical reviews... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to have a late breakfast before we went to the movies. We asked the man behind the counter if we would have time - he said - couldn't guarantee it! We decided to stay and sat at a table - no one came to give us a menu or greet us. After some time my... More 

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Milcrest, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, firstly I'm sorry you didn't receive the service that we pride ourselves on. Being Easter you may not be aware that we were one of only 2 restaurants open and were full from the minute we opened until midnight this evening. We have a large sign that says please wait to be seated, this is... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very different restaurant compared to what Nelson has to offer. Finer style of food with quality ingredients at a great price. I tend to go for their light meals as they are so filling and the mains are massive! Food fresh and flavoursome. Would definitely recommend however not my style of food i would reach for hence the 4 rating.... More 

Thank Z1802GSemilyb
Milcrest, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review More 

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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress was very helpful and double checked that our meals were catered to both our cheese and garlic allergies perfectly with the kitchen. Chef cooked a fish dish that was garlic free. Both our meals were delicious. Recommended for efficient and great service.

Thank Vivian C
Nelson, New Zealand
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just went for coffee, where it was a comfortable place to relax. Friendly, attentive service. Light filled with interesting people watching. Outdoor tables available.

Thank WIldCarrot2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64275546622
Bacco is the Roman God of Wine, Bacco Restaurant and Wine Bar changed its ownership and name from Café Affair in October 2016. We are a premium wine bar/restaurant with an Italian/European spin to our dishes. We are all about fresh, local ingredients where possible and we have a food matching our premium wines philosophy. Bacco has a wine club and holds Degustation dinners bi-monthly.

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