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“Solid 4 stars, just cannot go 5” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bacco Ristorante

Bacco Ristorante
29410 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034-5717
248-356-6600
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Ranked #8 of 175 Restaurants in Southfield
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Kingsport, TN
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Solid 4 stars, just cannot go 5”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Very good food...loved the service and the wine list was exceptional. The only thing wrong is that it was not "exceptional"....just very good.

We did anti-pasta, pasta course, and tried 2 main courses....and everything was good. If you're in the area, I'd still recommend it, just set your expectations below Italy (like some of the reviews claim).

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Manhattan Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Never again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Detroit does not have a good selection of Italian restaurants which explains why Bacco has survived for so long. Menu sounds amazing but food tastes below average. We had the pistachio crusted baramundi, veal scallopini and aptly named "airline" chicken. All three mains were below average. At $38 the baramundi was a total waste of money. It was tough and tasteless except for the fancy crust trying to hide the horror underneath. I have had an excellent homemade pasta here once, but, it is no reason for us or anyone to come back.

Also you have to deal with a fairly clueless host who makes Basil Fawlty seem like a brain surgeon. When making reservations make sure to request a corner table away from the kitchen if you have to dine here.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“As good as it gets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

It's a long way from Southfield to Italy but the food is nice and the wine list is spectacular.
We had some Burrata, the better brother of the buffala mozzarella, as starter and afterwards various pasta. With the Burrata you can't do anything wrong, the pasta is good and fresh. The wine list is huge, having all kinds of Italian wines. Be sure not to go with a fancy name since the known wines are overpriced. But you find great bargains in the list. The service is ok.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado
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238 reviews 238 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Great Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

We went to Bacco on the recommendation and had a fantastic experience. The meal and service were superb! The server was very helpful assisting us with food menu choices and had an above average wine IQ. The only complaint I have is self parking is tough, so we had to valet. Highly recommended!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Livonia, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent northern italian cusine and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

All natural food prepared to order in traditional northern italian style. Great presentations and service.
Always a pleasure to dine at Bacco's.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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