This was my second meal at Bacco's and the second time I was underwhelmed. The place is beautifully decorated and a great date place. There is a wine bar at the back ( about 10 steps from the front door) with small tables on either side of the restaurant. The music is sophisticated and not too loud to impede conversation. The owners are both Italian, so the food is authentic (sort of). Unfortunately, the husband, Loris, is not very friendly unless you are regular. However, the young lady that served me was very pleasant.
I have been to many areas of Italy and eaten many great meals there (and some not so good) and what we ate had some authenticity to it, but authentic doesn't necessarily mean great. I ordered the Ravioli al formaggio al sugo di noci (cheese ravioli with walnuts creamy sauce) $17.00 which turned out to be not ravioli but tagliatelle (wide homemade noodles). The noodles were definitely homemade and good and the sauce was fine, but it was not worth $17. Unfortunately, we got takeout so it was too late to make a fuss about the ravioli. My friend had the Penne alle melanzane (eggplant, tomatoes sauce and basil) $15.00 which had plenty of eggplant in it but the tomato based sauce was mostly olive oil and very very greasy and not particularly tasty. If you want vegetables in this carb-fest, you have to order an expensive separate salad. Most of their food is pasta with a heavy sauce or pasta and meat with a heavy sauce. I've always had options to eat veggies while in Italy. I wish Bacco's would offer some more balanced meals and reduce some of the fat in their meals.
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