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Il Bacaro Venezia

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152 Calle Aruz, San Juan 00917-4560, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-5638
Today
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a couple of our old friends here for dinner. There were five of us and they made room for us. The specials were right on and the lasagna was excellent. The portions are good sized so there was no room for desert. The service is friendly and I encourage you to talk to the server as his recommendations... More 

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Thank RusPat_704
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked by here and went in to try it out for dinner. Excellent food and a nice ambiance. They were short staffed that night (apparently three regulars had to dropout) and the service was still excellent. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Rahul P
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner in our one night in The old city. They were willing to work with my difficult diet of being gluten free...and switched out the pasta for risotto...and it was delicious! The wine was great too and they made my husband a Venetian which we haven't had since Venice! Prego!

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Thank Spinmom1
Oslo, Norway
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was strongly recommended by a local to try the spaghetti vongole, which is a long-time favourite of mine. The spaghetti was al dente and very good, and they served lots of clams with it, but the sauce and remaining ingredients were not according to my expectations. Actually, I make it better myself! It was also a bit too much... More 

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Thank Henning D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We are always referring people to this place however, one of the groups we referred there complaint to us about the service. Today we visit the restaurant and tried to explain what we have been told to the owner. But instead of receiving the critics in a positive way , he got upset and not polite. Excellent food, bad attitude.

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Thank Diana C
Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Went with mi fiancée on january 6. "Dia de Reyes" which is very celebrated in Puerto Rico and access to old San Juan was difficult. So i ask my aunt, and she immediately recommended Il Bacaro. The place had walk-in tables ready. Very cozy, romantic place. The food was amazing and plates were left empty. Highly recommended for both tourists... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were in the mood for Italian food and fortunately found Il Bacaro Venezia in the heart of Old San Juan. The restaurant is small and charming and serves up wonderful, classic Italian food. The bartender was a very nice person who bantered warmly with us while we waited about 7 minutes for a table. The wine selection was perfect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great starters and mains. Friendly service-minded staff and nice atmosphere. Can't find fault and recommend

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Verona, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I popped in this quaint little Italian bistro. The staff were very accommodating and the food was well seasoned, well priced along with good portions.

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Thank Dario S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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213 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place, serves great pasta and fish dishes, love the prosecco drinks, love the service, the ambiance and music. Tiramisu was sooooo good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Calle Aruz, San Juan 00917-4560, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-977-5638

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