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Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar

68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6778
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaghettini” (25 reviews)
“cheesecake” (27 reviews)
“pasta” (37 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small and lively this restaurant offers excellent service and delicious food. Menu selection is limited so may pay to check before you go if you are fussy :). Also book - it’s popular.

Thank Elanor7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting family in Melbourne we scored a bar seat at the last minute for lunch in this excellent small intimate restaurant The staff were exceptional and the food excellent The calamari was one of the best I’ve experienced and the risotto and bug pasta well...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic dinner, coupled with great wines and friendly service. The blood orange with cheese dessert and the Moreton Bay bug pasta were especially good, though the suckling pig could have been tastier. Do try the lightly floured calamari as well. Reservations are...More

1  Thank Orator11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great small little intimate restaurant. You will want to book in advance. Please make sure you order the lightly floured calamari for entrée. AMAZING!! The steak was lovely and the pasta my husband had was the reason why we returned. Seafood pasta. Great service and...More

Thank holidayqueenadelaide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for my birthday with my partner and food was excellent. The cheesecake is something amazing, I would eat it every day :)

Thank SteIP88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

very good food! There is so high quality in this restaurant. Staff is very professional. The food is amazing

Thank Adela S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a family dinner there recently and loved everything about it. The ambiance of the restaurant, the food fantastic and the waiter exceptional. We had the added challenge of ensuring that some dishes were suitable for my daughter and the waiter could not have been...More

Thank Loris C
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Couldn’t fault this place. Typical Melbourne good style and quality..yummy. We dropped in For an early meal after the football. Wine list is also very good great share plates

Thank hungry c
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I absolutely love this place. Was recommended on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. Every dish and wine to accompany was perfect. I will definitely brining more friends and family here in the near future.

Thank Thankyou_DKTours
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Stumbled into the restaurant while walking around, then realized what a true gem it was. Even affirmed by colleagues on Monday morning in the office. As out of town visitors, we were welcomed with open arms. From first entry to each step of dinner, the...More

Thank wood7indiana
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12 July 2015|
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Response from Julimanda | Reviewed this property |
It's a shame you had this experience. Like Johndeer05,I've been to this restaurant more than 10 times and not once experienced a bad meal or service. At the same token, I don't think any one restaurant can please 100% of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-170 Little Collins St, 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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