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Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6778
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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159 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back after a break of a few years. The food is fab. Fresh, tasty and classy. We have enjoyed 4-5 meals over the journey and always walked away saying how nice the meal was, professional the service is and we should come back again.

Thank Simonsays3042
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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238 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A favourite place each time we visit Melbourne. This time the menu was more deconstructed roast dinner with various protein options. If you like Italian mood and cuisine it's hard to beat. More to the fine side of bistro dining. Lovely attentive staff. A lovely evening, thanks.

Thank astropig
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Italian ever and wonderful knowledgeable staff. This was our 4th time there, every trip we come back and have never been disappointed. They are even happy to split dishes and serve them so you can try more. Spaghettini with Balmain Bugs is the absolute winner. Don't miss it

Thank tracey966
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant provides traditional Italian food, that can be accompanied with an excellent Italian wine The staff are extremely knowledable and provide very professional service This is a great Melbourne restaurant

Thank lasinv01
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a work dinner at Il Baccaro last night. All five of us loved everything served up, entree, main and dessert! The steak was especially amazing! Yes, it's expensive but the service is impeccable along with the wine list. I will be back again and again!

Thank Jeremy928
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While travelling within Australia, I rarely go back to the same place a 2nd time no matter how good the restaurant may be. It sounds silly but in a big city like Melbourne there are always so many other restaurants to check out and so little time. However, I am proud to say that Il Bacaro is the one place... More 

Thank blurbel
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal with friends. Attentive service, buzzy atmosphere, excellent food. Every plate was demolished! The Morton bay pasta dish was outstanding.

Thank Susan H
Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a lovely restaurant and has been for some time. The atmosphere is brilliant with the right mix of light and dark. White table cloths finish it off perfectly. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. A great place for an intimate dinner or for a catch-up with friends. I have to say that I have had better steak... More 

Thank Treblig25
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Food was nice but a bit over rated. Very expensive for what you get. Big plates small portions still hungry after we left. However service was good.

Thank rosesforever38
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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222 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We dined with long standing local friends who wisely made an advance booking as this small restaurant was fully booked with multiple covers.Wide ranging menu offered many tempting selections, and, following tasty calamari starters, our mains of tagliatelle pasta, rabbit tortellini, and Morton Bay bugs spaghetti, were impressively prepared and appreciated. The extensive wine list, and attentive service added to... More 

Thank Peter A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-170 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6778

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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