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Il Bacaro

Campbell House,106 Campbell Street | Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 4-261 8290
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“gnocchi” (15 reviews)
“pizza” (54 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Campbell House,106 Campbell Street | Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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11 - 20 of 237 reviews

Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Loved the classic setting of the place. The service was good . Pasta was great. Loved the pannacota and gnocchi.More

2  Thank Aznita N
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Dear Aznita N Thank you for dining at IL Bacaro, we are very thankful for your wonderful review, and are really pleased to read you enjoyed the setting, service and food! We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest Regards Nardya, Roberto &...More

Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Called to check if kitchen would still be opened by 2:30pm & to make reservation. The girl who answered my call was impatient & rather dismissing. I proceeded to try it out anyway. The staff members who seated & served me were good. To my...More

1  Thank TyngPC
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Walked around Georgetown spent days eating the local food( wonderful flavoursome and cheap) Turned corner into Lebuh Campbell and there is Il Bacaro . Great Italian diversity from Penang flavours and a small respite from the thunderstorms and humidity. recommend for its Genuine Italian feel...More

1  Thank richo15c
CAMPBELLHSE, Manager at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear richo15c Thank you so much for the review! Its been a rainy & stormy month... we are glad we were able to offer some shelter, good food & Italian hospitality to you while in Georgetown. Grazie! From all team at IL Bacaro

Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

I had heard so much about this restaurant and after several visits to Penang finally had the time to dine there. It was mediocre, and wasn't the special Italian experience I was expecting. I wonder if the chef has changed because the reviews from several...More

Thank NJH2014325
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Recently revisited with a friend, following two previous disappointing visits a couple of years ago, after being told this Italian restaurant had improved. The decor is the same, neutral and sober without any frills. The restaurant is in the ground floor of The Campbell House,...More

1  Thank Christine F
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Dear Christine F, Thank you for your review, we are glad you decided to give us another try...and overall enjoyed your experience. Running a business is always tough and as a "foreign" restaurant in Penang we always seem to have much harsher criticism then others,...More

Reviewed April 14, 2017

It was our hotel who recommended Il Bacaro for a nice Italian diner in town. The cream colored building on the corner of Campbell Street with colonial blinds looks gorgeous from outside. When we entered the restaurant we were a bit disappointed. The interior consists...More

Thank rafharold
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant after seeing and hearing the rave reviews from family members who have been here before. Food was good but nothing amazing. Would definitely recommend choosing from the specials menu that they bring around once you are seated. Reasonable-ish prices and casual atmosphere...More

Thank TheChilliPadi
CAMPBELLHSE, Manager at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Dear TheChilliPadi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are normally known for our lip-smacking pizzas and exquisite seafood. We regret to hear that some of our staffs missed the mark. I hope this hasn't restrain you from returning. And, we...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

Great service and tasty food. Our starter plate for two was huge and delicious. My daily special ravioli was nice and my husband's lamb was well prepared. Restaurant was very cosy and service was very friendly.More

Thank Tuovi2013
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Dear Tuovi2013, The team here at IL Bacaro is thrilled to hear such good feedback! Do you know that our ravioli is homemade right down to the sauce as well? We recommend that you try some of our seafood dishes from the Daily Special's menu...More

Reviewed April 3, 2017

After a day out sampling Chinese and Indian fare on the backstreets of Penang, this little gem of a restaurant was a revelation in the heart of Georgetown. Delicious home cooked authentic Italian food and friendly, professional service. Highly recommended.

Thank carolaC8655QL
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We had breakfast there as part of our overnight stay in Campbell house. I was so impressed I thought I would write a review. I cannot comment on the price thought as it was included in the room rate. Assuming its mid-ranged I highly recommend...More

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Ben H
March 10, 2017|
Response from CAMPBELLHSE | Property representative |
Hi, Ben! You may opt to have the pizza at the restaurant or you may have it takeaway too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +60 4-261 8290
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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