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Bacaro Wine Bar & Italian Restaurant

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113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
+1 217-398-6982
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  • Very good12%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Wine Bar
113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for 8 using their answering machine. I called after they opened to verify all is well. No problem. I wanted them to know we were running about 30 minutes late. We arrived to our table in a room featuring their extensive...More

Thank robinbayvillage
Reviewed June 10, 2018

When this place first opened years ago, I went several times for dates, etc. Good, thoughtful small plates with attention to detail and great wines + cocktails. Must try again in the near future...

Thank Chris K
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Farm to table and very fresh. This is a fine dining restaurant and they make a perfect Manhattan! The wine selection is always good and the staff makes great pairings.

Thank Ben Q
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We were at Bacaro for a work dinner. The interior and seating was comfortable, although we had to ask them to turn the music down to facilitate conversation. Appetizers and main entrees, as well as desserts, were quite small portions. Overall the food was good,...More

Thank Ross H
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We went there for dinner and got the gastronomic menu for $80 each. We had a few courses but the portions were very small and not very tasty. We paid way too much for what we got. We won't go back there.

Thank jeanjacquespsaute
Reviewed July 29, 2017

A nice upscale dining experience in a city with little to offer. Portions are modest, prices are Chicago level, but service and quality do not really match up to Chicago. Still, a lovely quiet place with fairly fine food and a small but acceptable wine...More

Thank cjaneb
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Great place for special occasion. Going back to my old college took out friends and family for Saturday night dinner. Food and service were excellent. I have food intolerances and they have accommodated me.

1  Thank AABereket
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Went for dinner with a group of 8 people during graduation weekend at the U of I. Earliest reservation we could get was 9 PM. First impression was the overpowering smell of cooking as we walked in. Since I did not pay for the meal...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed May 8, 2017

For many years, whether you liked it or not, Bacaro's was virtually the only upscale restaurant in the Champaign-Urbana area — a venue where you would meet a good number of the notables in town. In short, the place to go if you had an...More

2  Thank Chris C
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Wonderful experience dining here. Portions are perfect. The wine list is extensive and the chef is very creative. Sarah our server was educated in both the food prep as well as the wine pairing. A must visit whilst in Champaign!

1  Thank Barbara R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Italian, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
    (University Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-398-6982
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