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“Nothing special. ” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Buca di Bacco

Ristorante Buca di Bacco
Via Longano, 35, 80073 Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
39 081 8370723
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Ranked #24 of 113 restaurants in Capri
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
San Diego, California
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“Nothing special. ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here as restaurants were limited on Tuesday nights and close to the end of the season in Capri. The place wasn't anything special and we weren't even sure we were at the right place at the entrance as the owner wasn't that friendly. The place was so awkwardly quiet and needed music. I had the pasta bolognese which was really tasty and my husband had the shrimp risotto which was hardly that. The shrimp risotto tasted more like a bowl of rice with curry and absolutely drenched in olive oil. We probably dined at over 2 dozen restaurants in Italy on our honeymoon so we get the Italians like the olive oil, but this was simple uneatable. Stick to something rather simple like the bolognese if you choose to eat here.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Book now”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

You will probably need to book to eat here or be at the door as it opens but its worth it. Lovely ambiance, fantastic service and great food at a very reasonable price (at least for Capri). Probably best to get some directions before you start looking for it though.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Whistler, Canada
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135 restaurant reviews
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“Rather ordinary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Had a fettuccine ai porcini, which tasted correct but was not outstanding, and a frittura di gamberi e calamari, which was mostly calamari and rubbery. Service was correct, but definitely friendlier to locals than tourists.

With a carafe of house wine (good, and a lot at about 1/3 bottle), water, and coperto, my bill came to 35 euro).

Considering the popularity of Capri, and the fact that restaurants don't really have to try very hard to get business, Buco di Bacco is probably par for the course. To get better, I suspect it is not just a matter of making the right choices of restaurant and then of dish, but of going with a knowledgable Italian whom the restaurant will have an incentive to please.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cali, Colombia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Decent but nothing spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Food was very tasty, with Capri high prices, but nothing particularly memorable. House white wine not particularly good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boothbay, Maine
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food...quiet location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We were looking for a quiet lunch spot after a long walk on Capri and happened upon Buca di Bacco. Lucky for us as it was just what we needed...a quiet spot with good food. The salad, pizza, and wine were very good as was our server. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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