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) #2,716 of 9,243 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Italian
136 Division St, New York City, NY 10002-6129
+1 212-941-5060
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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136 Division St, New York City, NY 10002-6129
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's not often easy to find a place to hold a large dinner for business associates so when you find one where almost everything goes well, it's hard to criticize. Large quantity of food , great staff, good wine selection. All was a pleasure. It's...More

Thank josef v
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Rustic atmosphere. Everything is served ala carte. Food was great. My husband and I shared the sole and the crab salad on polante.

Thank Corinne K
Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you want authentic rustic Northern Italian with a terrific staff and great atmosphere, this is the place. The anchovies are amazing. The Spaghetti Nero, Stinco Di Maiale, Tagliata Di Manzo Al Amarone, Insalata Di Granchio...I've eaten almost all of it. The wine list is...More

Thank Charity T
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Bacaro has a great environment, very pleasant service and extremely generous portions. Great for family dinners and/or date night.

Thank flatfootfoodie
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We loved this place so much that we just keep returning. At first i thought it was an intimate bar with great food then i discovered the basement was humming with people. I actually prefer upstairs and have no problem eating at the bar or...More

Thank Susie B
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We sat at the bar on a balmy night with all the front windows open and enjoyed fried zucchini blossoms, garlic shrimp on polenta and an excellent bottle of Bardolino Rose from the Veneto, all very reasonably priced, with a great service too. Location kind...More

Thank PaulSnood
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a beautiful restaurant with exceptional food. The prices are a little steep for the portion sizes but the food itself is truly well prepared. I split a few dishes with some friends: the gnocchi con funghi which was so indulgent and flavorful (highly...More

Thank MPHGirl23
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We try to eat at Bacaro whenever we visit NYC and we did so this past weekend. The old work charm reminds me of restaurants in Italy. The latest visit there were six of us and most of us were not over hungry so we...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 July 2016

With hidden underground dining rooms lit by candlelight and beautiful cheese plates to share, this spot is perfect for bigger groups. The cellar rooms stay cool during the summer, and the staff is friendly and down-to-earth. The upstairs bar is a cozy nook for dates....More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Perhaps we dined here on an 'off' night because Bacaro didn't live up to our expectations, especially after reading the glowing TA reviews. The restaurant is initially quite difficult to identify from the street because at night there is no illuminated signage and it's only...More

Thank T55MCS
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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How big is it? Looking for a small quiet romantic restaurant with great food.
16 September 2016|
Response from Michelle W | Reviewed this property |
Downstairs can be noisy if packed. If you're with a big group, reserve one of the "cove" rooms. Upstairs has a small bar, too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Division St, New York City, NY 10002-6129
    (Between Orchard and Ludlow)
  • Public Transportation: East Broadway (F); Grand St (B, D); Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-941-5060
  • E-mail
Rustic Venetian tavern for sharing cichetti, Venetian-style small plates paired with Northern Italian wines. Covertly located down a little winding street a block south of Canal. An inside and outside staircase both lead you to an underground catacomb of exposed brick archways with wooden communal farm tables, illuminated by soft lighting and warm candles reminiscent of the streets of Italy.
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