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Bacaro Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Providence
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262 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903-2969
+1 401-751-3700
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lincoln, RI
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food. Menu changes to keep it interesting. The pizza is the best anywhere. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Bill P
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My absolute Fav! Love to just go in and order a cheese board and a bottle of wine or a pizza and a fresh salad! They have a menu that is all local farm fresh! I suggest going in with an empty stomach because the menu for the Salami/Italian hams and warm and cold Formaggi boards are fabulous! Upstairs looking... More 

Thank erinf77
Rhode Island
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Bacaro this evening and it was very good! We weren't able to get a seat in the restaurant because we didn't have a reservation so we opted for the bar. We were greeted by an extremely welcoming staff of bartenders one gentleman and one young woman. I arrived a bit later than my friend so I regret... More 

Thank MJ3285
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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304 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant in Providence. Service was good. Cheese/Meat plates were awesome & huge. Decent wine/drink list. Cozy. Bathrooms were a 7. No specials on a Wednesday night when we were there, and nothing that blew us away to order off the regular menu. Big Tapas menu. Off street parking. Would return.

Thank rbuskey106
Providence, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The pizza is amazing and the small plates inventive and tasty. The upstairs is quieter and more elegant.

Thank georginamac
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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166 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Dined at Bacaro with a party of four on a recent Saturday evening. I had spent a bit of the afternoon on Trip Advisor on Saturday afternoon and most places were booked well beyond the 5:30 PM time we wanted. Settled on Al Forno, and though they don't take reservations, they thought our time would be fine. Per their advice,... More 

Thank pawliepockets
Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was my third visit to the restaurant and like the previous two it did not disappoint. The food was just as good, and maybe even a little better, than the last time I ate here. The cicchetti (small bites) portion offered excellent choices that we devoured with gusto and their wine selection paired perfectly with our choices. For cicchetti... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Everything with done very well, the service was great, the food was meticulously prepared and absolutely delicious.

Thank Lori759
Ft. Lauderdale
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

When in Providence we go to Bacaro. It is one of the most unique eateries we know of. If you are a true 'Foodie" you'll love this place. There are no boring dishes here. There is also a really nice wine list priced for all wallets. We usually share a couple of appetizer dishes, followed by several of the small... More 

Thank Westerner55
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went to Bacaro fo a family dinner celebration the weekend of our grandson's graduation from Brown. We were a party of 8 and were given a wonderful high top table that was out of the way of other diners. The meal was suburb, the waitstaff was perfect down to every detail and each one of the eight of us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$75
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?