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Bacco Restaurant and Wine Bar

#1,416 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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25-26 Red Lion Street | Holborn, London WC1R 4PS, England
+44 20 7242 7900
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never tasted the food -- having only sampled their cocktails and wines. It a wonderful, cosmopolitan place, warm inviting, and comfortable. There a list of classic cocktails. And a very fine list of wines, largely Italian. It's a great place for a Tete-a-tete.

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Atherton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended Bacco for a very busy Saturday night. I feel lucky that they had a table for us. The Augergine (eggplant) was the best I have had EVER! The special fish dinner and the dessert was equally as good! In the Hilborn neighborhood, this is the best Italian I have had. Definitely 5 stars.

3 Thank daschpitch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bacco never disappoints have not been for a little while and had the most splendid evening. Great service tasty authentic food great ambience. Squid yummy, sea bass delicious and light, salted caramel melting chocolate pud well worth the calories will be back again

1 Thank Diane T
Pressbaum, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes: this is a lovely small Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere and truly excellent service. In our opinion the food is mixed – we had some wonderful dishes and others were not so much to our taste. No: this is not a super Italian restaurant. Wines: this was a positive surprise, some really good and affordable wines. Prices: not... More 

1 Thank rolofromaustria
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My first review of this place that I've been to a few times. Just a quick meal with a colleague but everything is done so well I just can't fault it. Service is great, food outstanding (not flashy but just done extremely well) - I had sea bass burger which sounds odd but was excellent. I don't often award 5/5... More 

2 Thank jeddie44
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant and excellent service. Great wine list and Michellen level food. Real hidden gem

3 Thank Sahin K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Visited with 3 friends last week for their special menu, 3 courses and unlimited Prosecco and wine for 1.5 hours. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service exceptional, I had mackerel terrine, Veal and Kidney Ragu pasta and tiramisu. The food was very tasty and they staff were nice friendly and they made sure that everyone was served at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant with colleagues for dinner. Great service, the waitor paid attention to our table through dinner and was polite and helpful. We had two courses. The risotto for starter was a bit much, would recommend it for main course though:) The organic pork for main course was lovely, lots of flavor. The best side dish was the fried... More 

2 Thank Lena F
Londerzeel, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had diner with a group here. Made arrangements before we arrived. All was arranged correctly and service was excellent. We had a lovely diner starting with a winter salad and as main chicken. Really recommend the place.

2 Thank b0he
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The best Italian food I have had in London. Also very attentive service in an elegant but not stuffy environment.

3 Thank Laika B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$125
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-26 Red Lion Street | Holborn, London WC1R 4PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 7900
Bacco Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is a stylish and refined dining room in the Holborn area of London. With its lively and relaxed atmosphere, Bacco can make your dinner or lunch a pleasurable experience. Our slickly modern dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a balanced, carefully thought out menu and the wine bar is the ideal setting for a glass of wine after a hard day's work. Bacco's team boasts the perfect blend of passion and knowledge when it comes to Italian food and wine and the Head Chef Andrea Librandi brings with him a wealth of experience and love of quality ingredients reflected in every Bacco dish. Our Italian food is focused very much on flavour and texture with ingredients made fresh on site while specialty produce is sourced carefully from a variety of suppliers, only the best selected for Bacco's discerning guests.

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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