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Il Bacaro

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Campbell House,106 Campbell Street | Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with the husband here. The service was friendly and very attentive. We ordered pasta bolognese, grilled salad and inferno black based pizza. It took a little while to come out but it was completely worth the wait. The pizza and pasta was so so tasty!! Would definitely come back next time we visit. 👌🏽

Thank Angela C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Penang because we had heard so many great things about the food. After two days we were completely disappointed. The truth is most food in Penang is average at best. While we were walking around one day it started to rain heavily so we ducked into an art store. The guy was British and very friendly. Lucky... More 

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Paris, France
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lovely dining in a peaceful place with soft lighting and attentive service. I went with a group of friends, we each chose something different and everything was rated delicious and perfectly cooked. I chose baked fish with capers which was excellent - in fact, better than similar dishes I've tasted on recent travels in Italy. The location of... More 

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Waregem, Belgium
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We as europeans know what good food is and know a lot about italian food and style. This italian restaurant had it all. Charm, good food, friendly nice staff, good wines,..

Thank BartFromWaregem
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst looking for a nice place for dinner on our last night in Penang, we settled on this Italian restaurant as it had some good reviews and wasn’t too far from our hotel. The menu had all the traditional Italian dishes you would expect to find in an Italian restaurant, but also included lamb, steak and chicken options. When in... More 

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CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear AttentiveTraveller, Thank you for choosing IL Bacaro for your last supper in Penang and writing such a lovely review; we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. We have passed on your comments to the Chef, its always good for morale as our team works very hard to keep dishes authentic and it's great when guests show... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Table for two, expect for poor service if you're local asian.Went there last month, "the boss" didnt entertainment us but the rest of western. Foods was average and ambient just okay. Service is really bad. Better options out there defiantly

Thank Joshua L
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear Joshua L, We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at IL Bacaro and chose to express this in your first ever review on TripAdvisor. We take all comments good or bad very seriously, however to be able to act on feedback that is so generic is very difficult, "food was average"; you do not... More 

Washington, DC
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154 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and serves delicious and authentic Italian meals. We enjoyed a dinner of handmade pasta with Bolognese sauce and penne with a spicy sauce.

Thank JPSWashington_DC
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear JPSWashington_DC Thank you for dining at IL Bacaro, and taking the time to write about your experience. We thank you very much for your high praise and appreciation of the food and do hope you will visit us again. Kindest Regards Nardya, Roberto & All at IL Bacaro More 

Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Bacaro is part of the Boutique hotel Campbell House. The menu has something for everyone and the service is very good. They have a huge specials menu too. Every dish that we ordered was very tasty and the food was fresh. Very good value for quality Italian food. The restaurant itself is not big but has a very nice... More 

Thank JamesSingapore2014
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear JamesSingapore2014, We are very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your recent meal at IL Bacaro and were able to find dishes that suited all your taste requirements especially the Mt Etna which is a always a favorite choice! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we will pass you positive... More 

Portland, OR
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding good Italian food in Asia isn't always easy but this little place in a heritage building is wonderful. I enjoyed the baked linguini with seafood and it was really tasty. We also enjoyed the six tapas appetizer and were not disappointed. I'll be back

Thank mrlabelman
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear Mrlabelman, Thank you for visiting IL Bacaro while in Penang, and writing such a kind review we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food! We look forward to welcome you back again.... Kind Regards Nardya & The IL Bacaro Team More 

Kuala Lumpur
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you combine an Italian chef (from Veneto) with imported food ingredients and personally imported wines, very little can go wrong. The result is outstanding Italian cuisine. Combine that with outstanding service and pleasant ambience, this is a place to come back again to.. and we will!

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CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Grazie DoctorBakar We are pleased that you appreciated the wine and food, its not always easy to source good products but we feel we have managed to find some wonderful suppliers to help us stay true to Italian roots. We have a new shipment of wines coming soon so hope you will be back again to enjoy a little piece... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Pizza, Italian, European, Mediterranean
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campbell House,106 Campbell Street | Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island
  • Phone Number: 042618290
A cozy family run Italian restaurant located within the Heritage building of Campbell House Hotel. Offering breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, Wines, drinks & coffee.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?