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Il Bacaro Venezia

Calle Cruz 152, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-977-5638
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Ranked #39 of 624 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a romantic, quiet, excellent value Italian cuisine restaurant, well you've found it! We had the seafood fritto misto, as an apetizer... FANTASTIC...actually world class level. It's the perfect place for a couple although there was a small group of 6 present the night we went. I definitely would return.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Stray just a little bit off the beaten tourist path and find this intimate gem tucked away in a more quiet part of Old San Juan. The food is delicious, very generous portions and reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and the service is very good. I love the huge mirror behind the bar! I'll definitely be back.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great find in old San Juan. Great service and good food. Wonderful seafood Frittura Mixta. Entree portions are on the large size. We both left good amounts on our plates and we're both good eaters. Loved the decor and "away from the madding crowd" location.

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Chelsea, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Staying on the north end of Old San Juan we were looking for a special restaurant nearby for our last evening in Puerto Rico. Il Bacaro did not disappoint. We made a reservation (7:45 on a Tuesday evening) but there were a few tables available when we arrived. My husband and I split an appetizer (roasted vegetables), Pasta (Clams and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stumbled on this Italian Trattoria as we were seeking somewhere to dine for the evening. The menu seemed appetizing and was very reasonably price so we thought we'd give it a try. Well how glad we were that we didn't just pass it by. On entry we were welcomed to the restaurant with romantic Italian music playing softly in... More 

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

Wow, it's lovely to hear we made someone's evening extra special with our little place! Thanks a million to our friends from the UK for the kind words and especially for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to us! More 

Stamford CT
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140 reviews 140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were a party of eight friends, getting together the night before a cruise. They were able to seat us quickly, albeit in the middle of the room, and the service was very good. The food was wonderful and we had a very nice time. I will be back the next time we are in Old San Juan.

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

So glad you enjoyed your evening, albeit being seated in the middle of the room:-) Hope to see you again soon. Riccardo. More 

Montgomery, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We found this restaurant after exploring the forts of Old San Juan. When you walk in, you are immediately struck by the European ambiance in a small setting. (I think the restaurant has six tables). The menu was in Spanish and the waiter, Leo, read it to us in detail. The food came out in courses and we were AMAZED... More 

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

Actually we have twelve, which still qualifies as small, though I personally would of preferred a six table place, those are the spots where real awesomeness occurs! Glad you had good time in our somewhat small place, we strive to keep it intimate:-) Riccardo. More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Cute restaurant...great ambience and delicious food! The eggplant parm was my favorite! Large portions too.

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

Yes, the Parm, an old and faithful warhorse of ours. Guess you can never beat a well executed classic, even when( or perhaps especially when) experimenting in a new town! See you again soon. Riccardo. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

On August 14 was my lovely wife's birthday and I invited her to a date in this beautiful place in the middle of Old San Juan, just a few step from where I work. The place is gorgeous and the ambiance has a remarkable resemblance to one of those in Italy. Actually we felt like we were in his home... More 

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Baltimore, MD
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were in Old San Juan for one night and looking for just the right place to have dinner. Il Bacaro was recommended by friends so we decided to check it out and we were so happy with this choice. Its intimate and quaint, great service and one of the best lasagnas I've ever had. It came with vodka sauce... More 

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Additional Information about Il Bacaro Venezia

Address: Calle Cruz 152, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-977-5638
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
Cuisine: Italian

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