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Il Bacaro Venezia

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Calle Cruz 152, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
17879775638
Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

My husband and I go to Il Bacaro by recomendation of the manager of Plaza de Armas hotel and I have to tell that the rissoto di mare is the best I taste ever. My husband order salmon with sparagus rissoto and is so delicious too. Good service and fast. The only thing that I dont like its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Luzesther
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I go to Il Bacaro by recomendation of the manager of Plaza de Armas hotel and I have to tell that the rissoto di mare is the best I taste ever. My husband order salmon with sparagus rissoto and is so delicious too. Good service and fast. The only thing that I dont like its sangria...do not... More 

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Puerto Rico
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ate here two days ago and I think is the best italian restaurant in San Juan. We order one of the specials of the day, it was ravioly filled with asparagus in a white sauce with pinoli and sundries tomatoes.That has to be the best raviolis I have ever tasted. The asparagus in the filling were fresh not canned.... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words!! They really mean a lot to us small business owners. We hope to see you soon! Ciao More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Il Bacaro is an absolute gem. The moment you walk in its like being sent to a small village restaurant in La Tosana or Firenze. With only 10 to 15 tables its the perfect place for an intimate dinner or a small group. The service was very good and the food was above average but the ambiance is what really... More 

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

Wow, bringing a little place of our beloved country abroad is all we could ask for… Thank you much!! More 

Litchfield, Connecticut
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great restaurant with great service and ambiance. Selection was good for the kids. The lobster ravioli was amazing. Service was great. Prices reasonable. Authentic Italian in the heart of old San Juan. Recommend highly. Did not require reservations even for 6 but place filled up quickly. Was open on the Monday when trip advisor said it wasn't.

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san antonio, texas
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I went to Il Bacaro Venezia while we were staying in Old San Juan PR. We just happened to walk past the street front, looked at the menu and remembered our concierge had recommended this restaurant. We liked the look...lower lighting, maybe twenty tables, simple but nice interior, bar at one side of the restaurant and nice,... More 

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

Nice ambiance,good music and pleasant crowd?? Perhaps a little off the beaten path? Sounds exactly like the kind of spot I look for when I travel, so we couldn't offer any less to our guests! Thanks for taking the time to review!! More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have been to Italy on 3 separate occasions and love the food & atmosphere of the restaurants. It is rare to find an Italian restaurant that offers an authentic Italian experience with amazing food and service. It's even more difficult to find that in Puerto Rico. My wife and I ran into their restaurant to escape the rain while... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Service and food were good not great. Wine selection is poor. Carpaccio was soft, tender but lacked flavor. Crab mushrooms, caprese and spinach salads and ravioli with lobster were good but compared with other local italian restaurants not "out of this world". Panacotta had too much whip cream. Plus I did not like the fact the restaurant does not take... More 

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

Thanks for the candid words, they help us improve on our week areas. Now, the limited wine list is a direct result of my personal aversion to excessive options, if I had my way and was brave enough to reproduce a true "Bacaro" all we would offer is one white and one red!! The reservation situation is an unfortunate result... More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I really liked this restaurant. It is a cozy, quiet and intimate Italian place with great quality food and service. Everyone was very nice. Prices are reasonable. I had a great Italian pasta dish. I plan to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We found this one after the other Italian restaurant that we had planned to revisit was not open. Surpised that we found two great Italian restaurant during our stay in San Juan. The place is a bit small and quite intimate. All food were really great The pasta was so good that my daughter cleaned the plate J

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Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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Additional Information about Il Bacaro Venezia

Address: Calle Cruz 152, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 17879775638
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $22
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Cruz 152, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 17879775638

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?