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Il Bacaro

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Campbell House,106 Campbell Street | Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 4-261 8290
08:00 - 23:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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249 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been here for a while,but always good. Their specials menu is always fun,as they place a large blackboard on a chair at your table,displaying the days offerings. Always plenty to choose from. Good staff and plenty of customers for a Thursday night

Thank Capta1n57
Shenyang, China
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch and had a great time and food. We both ordered a pasta dish and we shared one of their salads. It was all so tasty and fresh. I had a glass of Chilean wine with mine which paired well with the pasta. For desert, my wife ordered the chocolate lava cake. She is still... More 

1 Thank Photodude45
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear Photodude45, Thank you for your kind comments we are so happy you found us during your vacation! Wishing you all the very best and hope to see you again. Kind Regards Nardya More 

Overijse, Belgium
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very mediocre Italian restaurant at pretentious prices. Not worth it, unless you're unaware of what true nice Italian food is about and want a change from the local food.

1 Thank LarryLAP
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear LarryLap, Thank you for taking the time to write 2 negative reviews, we are very sorry you and your wife didn't enjoy much about our hotel or restaurant.Your choices at our restaurant consisted of a rocket salad with green apple, fresh mozzarella, blue cheese and rocket,( all imported goods) and flambe King Prawns with brandy served with garlic bread,... More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for lunch with friends and found the food very tasty and the atmosphere really inviting. I had the arugula salad with Gorgonzola cheese and Granny Smith apples followed by the daily special of angel hair pasta with fresh shrimp and olive oil and garlic. Very good indeed. My friend had this amazing crab and lemon risotto. Worth a... More 

Thank k_in_seattle
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear k_in_seattle, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are very happy your friends chose to bring you to Il Bacaro during your visit to Penang and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards Nardya More 

Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt a bit guilty eating Italian food in Malaysia, but it was very good, and a nice change from the street options. I had the black crust pizza, and am glad I did! The wait staff was helpful.

Thank jetbailey
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best pizzas I've had in years. Loved the black crust and roasted veggies. We loved our soup, salad, drinks and desserts.

Thank GaoAnTian
Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We dined here one evening. The hosts (Nadia and Roberto) are a very friendly English and Italian couple. The food was good quality and arrived promptly. We had the Lamb Shank and fish of the day dishes. Both good quality and we also had a delicious bottle of well priced Italian Red wine (cannot remember the name). Will definitely be... More 

Thank paulerayner
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here for late lunch and ordered from the chef's chalkboard specials ...so the expectation was that those items were the best on offer + made with fresh and/or in-season ingredients. We got the Baked Seabass as well as the Veal with Risotto, then a Tiramisu for dessert. They were all just ok, unfortunately. The veal... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stopped by for the fixed price lunch. Both of us had the arancini, which were very good and an appropriate size for a starter. On to the main - we had the penne which was delicious but really could have been another 30% (my view) to 50% (husband's) bigger. At c.RM30++ it wasn't extortionate and I guess you could... More 

Thank MalcolmA02
Gatineau, Canada
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We enjoyed our breakfast twice at this well decorated and cosy restaurant. Good food, service and price. Would have liked to try for dinner, very welcoming.

Thank pippyboomboom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campbell House,106 Campbell Street | Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 8290
A cozy family run Italian restaurant located within the Heritage building of Campbell House Hotel. Offering breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, Wines, drinks & coffee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?