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Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar

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Central Business District
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68-170 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6778
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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119 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank JRM53
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Vbgarrett
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... it can just be a rip off. carpaccio "the classical Italian starter" came in a seared version. Comment: that's how we do it here- ok, but they should mentioned it on the menu. Arugula Salat with fennel was the best dish of the evening. Gnocchi, the special pasta of the day, without any taste and cooked far too long.... More 

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Thank akspatz
Gisborne, Australia
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178 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here with friends and thoroughly enjoyed all three courses and thought it was value for money. The bread was good as was the olive oil that accompanied it. The calamari entree was light and the pork for main was excellent. We chose sides of marjoram, garlic potatoes and wilted spinach with Parmesan. For dessert, the agave cheesecake... More 

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Thank MAXINE B
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is not only the food that has you wanting to come back time and time but the whole dining experience. Whether initimate or for a special occasion Il Bacaro will not disappoint. The service just tops it off.

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Thank tonyalleva
Sydney
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted a place to eat that would provide good food but not commit us to a full evening in which we would probably eat and drink too much. Il Bacaro was just the right choice, small, darkly wooded, linen table cloths and attentive, friendly staff who knew their stuff. The food is very Italian and the wine list excellent... More 

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Thank Rex027
Newcastle, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Luncheon in this small but excellent facility. The food today was stunning, wines excellent, service friendly but exemplary. Expensive in comparison with many others, but worth every cent. We will be back (our third meal here on visits to Melbourne).

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Thank PhredNerk
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78 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with some colleagues during the week and the four of us were accomodated without a reservation, although in hindsight I would reccomend booking ahead. Service was excellent with wait staff having great attention to detail. I had the suckling pork which was delicious. Highly recommended.

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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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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