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Il Bacaro Venezia

Calle Cruz 152, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-977-5638
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Ranked #80 of 539 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Nice Italian restaurant in beautiful Old San Juan. We went with a group of 5 friends and sat in a large table at the rear end. Food was great. Only problem was that the acoustics of the place could be better, it could get very loud. Owners need to place some acoustic ceiling tiles to improve this!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My husband and I ate here on our last night in Puerto Rico, we were referred by the bartender at the Red Monkey. The food and service were excellent we had the special which was an 8 oz fillet with a white wine truffle cream sauce it was superb. The Sangria was also very good. We would definitely recommend this... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

So glad we passed by and went in! The owner and staff are very friendly and the food is excellent! The ambiance is perfect! I highly recommend!

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Glens Falls, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

What a great little place. The staff was attentive from the moment we stepped foot in the door. No reservation, but it looked like we go there just in the nick of time. All the tables were full by 7:30pm. Menu was just large enough to cover everything. The special that night was Lobster ravioli. Four of us ate and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

The service was first class, the food was really good, with the really Italian flavor, the soup of the day was pumpkin, the carpaccio always is the best in rue city and the lasagne is great. If you are in Old San Juan look for this place, you won't regret.

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Ricardo C, Owner at Il Bacaro Venezia, responded to this review

Thank you for the comment! Glad we could take you on a brief Italian getaway. Hope to see you soon. More

Manama, Bahrain
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A little bit off the main tourist drag -it's worth walking the extra two blocks. The food is amazing; the staff is great; the ambiance is relaxing. It used to be two blocks from where I lived and I ended hanging out there a couple nights a weeks because the people were friendly, the food was amazing, and the drinks... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

First off let me say that the food was very good. My wife is Italian and it's hard to find an Italian place she is happy with. The owner was very friendly and the service was great. Danny makes a really good mojito. Love the paintings and the ambiance. This is where the great experience ends. My wife and I... More

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Ricardo C, Owner at Il Bacaro Venezia, responded to this review

Sorry your vacation suffered on our account. We've been serving the same menu for 10 years and this is the first time something like this is brought to my attention. I wish I could say we'll be more careful from now on, but I already check all the items meticulously and buy merchandize almost daily. Crab,shrimp and smoked salmon are... More

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This place had a nice, cozy atmosphere. The sangria wasn't too good, but the meals were tasty. Nothing real special or unique, but it was okay!

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Ricardo C, Owner at Il Bacaro Venezia, responded to this review

I always thought the sangria was our forte, but evidently my supervision is required... Thanx for the helpful feedback. Riccardo. More

Milford, NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was introduced to this restaurant shortly after it first opened (2003 or 2004??) by a friend who lives in Old San Juan. I have been there many times, but not in several years. Nothing has changes. The food is simple, but well prepared, reasonably priced and the wine is also reasonably priced. Not fancy, but it has a comfortable... More

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Ricardo C, Owner at Il Bacaro Venezia, responded to this review

I always thought the sangria was our forte, but evidently my supervision is required... Thanx for the helpful feedback. Riccardo. More

san juan, puerto rico
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Italians can't help himself we need good Italian food matter where we go. Naturally the cuisines has to be based on what they find locally so it's not always 100 percent. But this place is good. Good representation of northern Italian food with some favorite southern dish is included. A few taste to become a bit Puerto Rican overall true... More

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