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Bacaro Restaurant

262 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903-2969
+1 401-751-3700
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“salumeria” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (23 reviews)
“pasta” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
262 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903-2969
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was never so disappointed, I regularly eat at this restaurant and have taken many friends, this last visit was aweful, Our waitress spoke so soft you could not understand her, we waited 15 mins for a bottle of wine (and it was not that...More

Thank Jcdc103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two guests often dine here for very special occasions and I chose this place to celebrate another one with them. I had not been and my expectations were high. The menu is extensive with options for many tapas as well as full dinners. We...More

Thank sjwbigcats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So happy that one of my sister-in-law's clients recommended Bacaro. The food was absolutely outstanding in regard to the different layers of flavors to be found in all of their dishes. The margherita pizza was outstanding, thin crust with great flavors. The roasted little necks...More

Thank jdc3358
Reviewed 15 August 2017

There are great Italian restaurants other than on Federal Hill! Wow! Bacaro, on Water Street, is an excellent example of success outside the enclave. The service is excellent, from front house staff to bus persons. Our table of six tried an array of items. The...More

Thank SisBoston
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the options offered. I enjoyed the pasta with mushroom sauce and egg, and dessert of strawberry shortcake. Others in our party expressed appreciation of their choices, including swordfish, scallops, and northern Italy plate. Attentive and friendly waitress.

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Amazing layers of flavoring in the dishes we ordered. The smelts were reminiscent of my grandmother's recipe from 40 years ago. The squid and octopus salad was one of the best I have ever had. Everything was fresh, well-done, and delectable. Definitely the best restaurant...More

Thank staceyfinn
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Bacaro on the recommendation of colleagues when visiting Providence. On balance it's a decent restaurant. Our waiter knew the menu and was very good at pushing the specials, but not to he detriment of the rest of the menu. We were guided to...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This restaurant was touted as one of the best in Providence so we certainly expected a superior meal. While the restaurant is comfortable and welcoming and the service great, the food was ordinary. The pasta (we had two different kinds) was as unspectacular as could...More

Thank Emelen1
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I have know the owner/chef since he was a child. He worked for Alforno for years running their entire operation. He learned from the best. Now he has his own top notch Italian Bistro! Congrats Brian.

Thank Karolye
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our dinner with friends at Bacaro. We were greeted so warmly by the hostess and brought upstairs to a great table overlooking the water. Our waiter Leo was excellent and wasted no time in bringing us cocktails. The menu is extensive and...More

Thank suesull314
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$75
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903-2969
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Downtown Providence
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-751-3700
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