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Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar

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££££
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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68-170 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6778
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great restaurant and a staple in Melbourne. Still serves the best calamari I have ever eaten, just a little small so tables are sparse and Id suggest booking in advance

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Thank Uplito
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister-in-law and I have a tradition of going on a double date over Valentine's Day each year with our husbands and this year the location we picked was Il Bacaro. It was PERFECT. Despite being tiny in size, it was not claustrophobic at all and in fact the VIBE was very intimate. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable.... More 

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Thank allthingstatiana
Newcastle, Australia
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely visit after a few years ,Arrived to be given a great little table out of everybody's way .And a very friendly waiter explained the specials for the night ,We started with Zucchini flowers filled with mint ,ricotta,and pistachio.and Wagyu carpaccio dill mayonnaise,pickled radish,white anchovy and pink peppercorn ,.Both dishes were absolutely stunning .Followed by Pappardelle. Goat rag'u... More 

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Thank phillipk8
Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Melbourne for the second time in six months, but this was our first visit here, and it was worth it. An intimate and well appointed restaurant that feels very comfortable. The carpaccio was beautifully done and a great starter. I had agnolotti for main and my partner had the Moreton bay bugs, which were both great meals. The service... More 

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Thank vegas778
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place for a romantic dinner. It is expensive, but the food and service are the best. All dishes looked amazing and tasted delicious. Some main dishes can be ordered in 2 sizes: small and regular. Do not go for small as small is very small and you will be left hungry. Moreton Bay Bugs pasta was really good, it... More 

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Thank TatyTravels
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Intimate restaurant in CBD. Food style from the Veneto. Go to dishes are the Moreton Bay bugs / spaghettini and pork 'rotolo'. Good wine list. Attentive but not intrusive wait staff.

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Thank GrazieOz
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

For my birthday dinner my husband took me to Italian which I love 💕💕 we had risotto wow saffron, scallops, prosciutto, pine nuts, delicious!!! Dessert poached pear and finished with espresso and limoncello! Best meal even! Attended by Italian waiters speaking in Italian and English. Wonderful dinner! Would definitely go there again.

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Thank Kburnsie
Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne. First class service with a good selection of pasta and main dishes to make a great dining experience. Comfortable decor and well spaced tables and chairs permitting appropriate business discussions or private conversations.

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Thank graham_international
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

In Melbourne and had heard about Il Bacaro from friends . It is a stylish small restaurant in Little Collins Street and has Venetian style food on the menu. The waiter that greeted us had allot of attitude and once he worked out that yes I could understand what he was saying he swapped with another waiter who was knowledgable... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

so so good. cannot rave about this place enough to do it justice . just go. have anything that says ragu . take all the sommeliers recommendations to match your food . make sure you are hungry !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-170 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6778

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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