We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bacaro Wine Bar & Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€€€
Italian, Wine Bar
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009 (University Avenue)
+1 217-398-6982
Website
Today
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 104: English reviews
Mahomet, IL
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our office loves ordering the Friday lunch special. It's a regular treat for us. Today was the General Tso's Fried Chicken Sandwich. It was amazing! I highly recommend the Friday lunch if you are looking to switch up lunch plans. There is a different item each week and it comes with a soda. You won't be disappointed!

Helpful?
Thank sjobabe86
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a delicious dinner and a wonderful sparkling Italian rose for a celebratory occasion. Everything we had was amazing. The service was excellent. I would be happy to go back again when I return to Champaign. Yes, it is a little on the pricey side, but a perfect place for a special occasion or just for fun! I highly... More 

Helpful?
Thank rapahoo5
Danville, Illinois
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Bacardi has potential but most of menu is overpriced. The main courses were the highlight and well prepared. The starters were well presented but on bland side. The desserts were definitely a disappointment for the price. Hoping they fix this

Helpful?
Thank LAW6281
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing grouper. And the crispy kale was pretty ridiculous!!! And the best part tonight was that they had white truffles. Who in champaign serves white truffle?? Wow!

Helpful?
Thank Parham P
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have never been disappointed with the food or service here; love it - love them! I am going to go back to try the taster with wine pairing because I have heard so many positive comments about it!

Helpful?
Thank cheryl1995
Champaign, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is one of the best restaurants we've tried - anywhere. The ambience is great (a little noisy, but that's par for most places). Excellent preparation and presentation of an interesting but limited menu. They choose to do well with more concentration. Wines are varied and of good quality at a reasonable price.

Helpful?
Thank FatEddie
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Bacaro has been the best restaurant in the Champaign-Urbana area for years, and it still is. The food, which is not necessarily always Italian-oriented, is consistently delicious. The wine list is outstanding. Service is both friendly and highly professional, and the Manager is outstanding. So why does Bacaro no longer score a fifth "star" in our ranking? Value and lack... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jacques H
Mahomet, Illinois
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great place for an intimate dinner. You can dress up and not feel out of place. The food is great depending on the time of year.

Helpful?
Thank Row G
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were in Champagne for the first time and made a reservation at Bacaro on a Sunday evening. It is a nicer restaurant than I expected for what I assumed would just be a typical college town. Décor was very nice with a modern trendy feel. We both ordered the seven course tasting menu with wine pairings. Of the seven... More 

Helpful?
Thank dmize2015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This place was great! All of the food came out on point...my Strip Steak was cooked perfectly rare but the best was yet to come. A few of us ordered 1 of each dessert on the menu and shared. Every dessert item was MONEY!!!!! I ordered my own Rhubarb Semifreddo after we shared. Grab your friends, go to Bacaro and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Zach R

Travellers who viewed Bacaro Wine Bar & Italian Restaurant also viewed

Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
 
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
 

Been to Bacaro Wine Bar & Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
    (University Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-398-6982

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bacaro Wine Bar & Italian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?