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Bacchus - CLOSED

120 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 956-6220
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Price range: $29 - $31
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: South Main St & Water St
Transit: The SoNo train station is walking distance to Bacchus. (Metro North)
Description: Nestled in the heart of the historic district of South Norwalk, Connecticut, Bacchus, named for the mythological Roman God of wine, is a self-styled Italian restaurant with an Innovative twist. Our mission is to honor the traditions of the Italian kitchen by bringing back the classic bases of Italian cooking while adding a touch of new world flavors. Bacchus offers a unique approach to wine selection and consumption. The wine list was created to "take the anxiety out of choosing" a bottle. We offer an outstanding selection of wines by the glass, the wine list is presented by price point and the wines in each section are meant to offer the best value and taste in their respective categories. Bacchus wines range from $30 to $75 selections, with a reserve list with only a few wines exceeding $100. Our wine selections include domestic wines as well as Italian, French, Spanish, Chilean and Argentinean.

24 reviews from our community

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English first
Monroe, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Too many little things added up to a poor dining experience. Bacchus Salad was good but they left out the cherries, had to keep flagging down water guy 4 refills,salmon scarpariello with 2 large shrimp came out with no shrimp, asked to see dessert menus and waitress brings us 2 menus for 4 of us to look at and last... More

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Irvington, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Consistently great food, fantastic and thoughtful service, interesting (in a good way) wine list. and cozy but sophisticated atmosphere. This is one of my favorite spots in Norwalk and a real standout in Connecticut.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Service, food & ambience excellent! Go you'll love it if you're very lucky they'll have the Papardelle with Osso Bucco Ragu a must!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited on a Friday night around 8 PM. The restaurant was very crowded, but I was immediately greeted by a very nice man (host? owner?), and taken immediately to a table to wait for my boyfriend to park the car. Our waitress came over & took our drink order promptly and brought our bottle of wine... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Wonderful food, ambience, wine selection, and service! What more could one ask for? Highly recommend!,

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This restaurant is very nicely located on the SoNo strip and has outside seating. The food is ok and the service is not bad.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had an excellent experience at Bacchus. The restaurant has a great, intimate feeling. With dark wooden beam entrance, dark wood floors and exposed brick walls. The also have a great wine selection. If you go there make sure you get "Arnie's meatballs", you won't believe how good meatballs can taste! Also, there are many seasonal items on the menu... More

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Connecticut, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We chose Bacchus because it was geographically midway between two couples meeting for dinner but the four of us were blown away by the restaurant! We are all sophisticated diners and were impressed with every item we ordered. The caponata placed on the table was delicious (we asked for and received seconds) and that set the stage for a wonderful... More

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181 reviews 181 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

First, get by the parking .... Washington St has many options: street, lot, meters. Now, this is a very comfortable establishment. The interior decor is finished, posh but easy. You don't think your sitting in an old bar ! Give your coat up or put over your chair .... By the way .... all the tables are on one side,... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband, friends and I come to Bacchus several times a month. The food is always fantastic and John, the sommelier, is great. He always has just the right wine for our meal. The staff is friendly and informed. David, the bartender, always has a smile and serves a mean martini. We find no reason to go anywhere else when... More

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