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RM 10 - RM 120
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Pizza, Italian, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Photos from a by-gone era, retro ceiling fans and patterned tiles exude a nostalgic mood. This restaurant, run by a friendly Italian couple (who also o...
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is at the same place as Campbell House hotel. I like the ambiance and decor of the restaurant. Passed by a couple times during the day time and this is my 1st visit. The staffs are super friendly and knows what they are...doing. Good food, I just didn’t know what to choose ! Besides the regular menu, they also have chef of the day dish etc. Recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Manyfires We are so happy you finally visited our restaurant. Thankyou for the lovely feedback about the service from our staff, they are always happy to assist and recommend dishes., we always have bew Chef Specials available so we hope we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and clean restaurant, good starters specialy beef capriccio, tasty food, very good service. The decoration is really pleasant. EG.CP

Date of visit: May 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Curiosity818741, Thank you for the kind review, we truly appreciate it. All the best IL BACARO TEAM 😊

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, authentic and full of flavour. Service is Professional, knowledgeable but also warm and friendly If you fancy a change don’t hesitate !

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alison H We thank you for your Fabulous review! It's great to know our guests are enjoying the food and service, we appreciate you recommending us to fellow diners. With our best regards IL Bacaro Team

Reviewed 17 April 2024 via mobile

We had dinner at Il Bácaro last night, and it was an absolutely wonderful experience: the staff is great and very attentive, the food was absolutely delicious. More specifically, the linguine al ragu di pesce con crosta di pane something we had never had before (and we...have been to Italy a lot!): original presentation and delicious. The fish was also perfectly cooked. The Etna cake is a must for any chocolate addict! And the coffee :-)))More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear BestRebardsFromFar, We are so grateful for this wonderful review and are very happy you enjoyed the food and service at IL Bacaro! Thank you for taking the time to share the experience. Warm Regards IL Bacaro Team

Reviewed 16 April 2024 via mobile

Definitely a 5-star Italian restaurant. We had the set lunch which is priced so reasonable @ RM 32++ The server took the wrong order, served 1 fish and 1 pasta. When we let him know, he quickly offered to change. We will be back to...try the ala carte. Read lots of good reviews about the pasta and wine.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear V8384 I am sorry for any confusion during your visit but I am glad the team managed to rectify it swiftly, ensuring you enjoyed your lunch! We look forward to welcome you back for more food and wine soon. Kind Regards IL Bacaro Team

Reviewed 12 April 2024 via mobile

The service was not exceptional; they were reluctant to seat us even though we arrived almost an hour and a half before closing. However, the grilled branzino was simply amazing—one of the best I’ve had, with perfect texture and a tasty crust.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2024

Dear jaroldann, Thank you for the positive review about the the branzino, I am glad the delicious fish fish made your experience worthwhile. Apologies if the welcome was not on par, feedback will be passed to the staff. Thank you again for dining with us....More

Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

Delicious Italian food, very tentative staff. They were happy to accommodate the changes to our food - our 5 year old daughter is a picky eater. This is a great restaurant with high quality food. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2024

Dear Magda M Thank you for the kind review, we are glad we were able to satisfy your daughter and you all enjoyed the food and service. We appreciate you taking the time to recommend us. Warmest Regards IL Bacaro Team

Reviewed 6 March 2024 via mobile

Beautifully decorated in a 1930s vibe with tile flooring, historical photos and stained wood and rattan furniture. We were greeted at the door by the co-owner and hostess who had our reserved table waiting. A number of specials on the chalk board complimented an extensive...menu of pasta, seafood and meat dishes. We ordered the cicchetti to start which is easily shared by two to three. The grilled eggplant was so sweet and smokey it changed my relationship with nightshades. I ordered a Gorgonzola, walnut and honey white pizza with a crispy but soft inside crust and my wife had a piece of red snapper wrapped in zucchini and sautéed with charred thyme sprigs. All of it was absolutely fabulous paired with a delicate Pinot Grigio and atmosphere that entertained all evening. Simply delightful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Dear Mouflony, Thank you so much for this delightful review! We are extremely pleased you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance during your visit to our restaurant. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and recommend us to future diners....More

Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

It looks like to be in Italy, high quality food, excellent service, outstanding environment. I highly recommend it. Thank you you be been greatMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Gentile Raffaele la ringrazio per la sua recensione, siamo felici di sapere che ha apprezzato la nostra cucina. Cerchiamo sempre...More

Reviewed 22 January 2024

We reserved a table and when we arrived several tables were not occupied but we had to sit in the middle of the restaurant, always staff and guests walking around. We asked two times to change but no way …… we fellt very uncomfortable, they...didn‘t charge us the service but this didn‘t make the diner more enjoyable. The Antipasti, pizza and sorbetto al limone were good, but anyway we will never come back…..More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

Dear adalberta, Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience at IL Bacaro due to the table location. Unfortunately we are only a small restaurant with 11 tables inside and 4 tables located outside. We were fully booked...More

Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

il Bacaro is a must do when in Penang and one of our favourite Italians anywhere. Guests at Campbell House also have the pleasure of enjoying a great breakfast there as it is the hotels restaurant Il Bacaros Italian menu is extensive with a range...of Italian favourites supplemented with a regularly changing chefs specials board. In addition at lunch there is a superb value Set lunch menu that changes weekly. We have never been disappointed with any of our choices. Although there is an excellent wine list, the house wines do not disappoint. Attentive friendly staff, and fun setting in a heritage building all contribute to a relaxed ambiance. Booking suggested to avoid disappointment. Very highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

We were in Penang for a week and after a couple of months in Asia really felt like a European treat, the menu board was outside when we walked by this restaurant and we decided to go that night. It was such a perfect night...(excellent wine list - Jermann Pinot Grigio!!!) that we went back for my birthday the night before we left Penang. We were greeted as if we were old friends, they had our wine chilled and had made a gluten free orange cake as a birthday surprise. I could not have asked for a better birthday experience and would highly recommend everything about this restaurant. Thank you - your team is so professional, every course we ordered was delicious and the presentation exemplary.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2024

Dear S2257Aljg, We are so pleased to read your wonderful review! It was our pleasure to make your birthday a special one and we thank you very much for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor, we will certainly inform all the Chefs and waiting staff who...More

Reviewed 15 January 2024

Hidden gem in campell house Georgetown . Veer and staff are attentive and so helpful. The chef food is amazing and over 2 visits we tried most of the Al a carte menu between 7 of the family . Wish we had more time in...Penang to go back for more . This is a must for everyone who is visiting Penang islandMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2024

Dear C2146AZpeters, We are so happy to know, you and your family enjoyed dining at IL Bacaro. Thank you for the wonderful review and praise for the staff and food, we truly appreciate your feedback and recommending us highly to fellow diners and visitor to...More

Reviewed 2 January 2024

Fantastic experience! Food, service and atmosphere was exceptional and great value for money. We were a table of 11. Adults and Kids. Something to cater to everyone. We loved it so much we went back again for lunch the next day and were equally impressed....Thanks again to the team at Il Bacaro.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2024

Dear brenab08954XL Thank you so much for recommending us! We enjoyed having you and all the family dine with us, I am glad you all enjoyed the food and service. Happy New Year to you all Kindest Regards IL Bacaro Team

Reviewed 17 December 2023

Good food and good service. Let down by poor table location as I requested a table near the entrance but was given the furthest table from the entrance. My father could not walk well and had to use a walking stick. My father struggled to...get to the end of the restaurant table.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Nardya Wray, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2023

Dear marcfZ29581Q Thank you for your review and feedback, we apologise for the inconvenience in not being able to allocate your preferred table on this particular evening. We understand the importance of seating preferences and always do our best to accomodate all guest requests, unfortunately...More

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PikWeiChng
17 July 2019|
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Response from NardyaW1 | Property representative |
Dear PikWeiChng Thanks for the question we are a pork free restaurant and our meat is halal, but as you have stated we do serve alcohol. Foods are all prepared without any alcohol unless stated. Please call us or email us... More
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6 January 2019|
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Dear SabarinaS, Our restaurant is not halal certified as we serve alcohol on the premises. Most of our suppliers are halal certified and we are pork free. Thanks IL Bacaro Team
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Il Bacaro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4