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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 20 years we have come to this restaurant and it’s still superb..great atmosphere , terrific food and really nice staff

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm always a bit 'reluctant to go to Italian restaurants in countries of Anglo-Saxon culture .. but having eaten well in Sydney and since my husband wanted to eat Italian so we accommodated ... let's just say immediately that already from the name of the...More

2  Thank Alicecooper88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience was wonderful from the moment we entered. Our waiter was outstanding and ensured our evening was superb. The food was delicious and we will certainly return. Thank you.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small place, full of people, with a well-curated menu. Delicious and authentic Italian food, with a bit of an Aussie twist. Very efficient service from a friendly staff (special kudos to Emanuele). Homemade pasta and desserts, and a cosmopolitan wine list.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 7 July 2018

My husband and I didn't have a reservation but were welcomed by staff all the same and dined at the bar. The ambience was as impressive as the food and wine. Such a busy little place. We will certainly be back and will be sure...More

Thank georgieherring56
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Pasta of the day delicious, excellent service, very good ambience. My friend from Hong Kong was very impressed.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We decided to walk from our hotel until we saw an attractive restaurant for dinner. Il Bacaro caught our attention and we were (luckily as we later observed) given a table for two. Really, from then on everything was just about perfect. The service, food,...More

Thank Geelongcatter
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent, attentive service and wonderful food, which also included a gluten free diet. We arrived early, which was not a problem, and the restaurant became very busy quite quickly. Whilst we knew we needed to leave our table by a specified time, it was a...More

Thank sannsaba
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Good things last and last. So do good memories. Remiss of me not to have reviewed this fine trattoria sooner after we visited but a walk past its bustling, stylish dining room recently reminded me. Our group of eight had a window table, good company,...More

Thank J0hnnyG13
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Unfriendly to start- we felt invisible- as the group of 4 who arrived after us were shown to their table before us- a courteous explanation would have been polite. The maitre d' and waiter may have been tired or overworked... The risotto with prawn carpaccio...More

3  Thank anita b
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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
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6778
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