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Il Bacaro

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Campbell House,106 Campbell Street | Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 4-261 8290
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

I went for lunch with friends and found the food very tasty and the atmosphere really inviting. I had the arugula salad with Gorgonzola cheese and Granny Smith apples followed by the daily special of angel hair pasta with fresh shrimp and olive oil and garlic. Very good indeed. My friend had this amazing crab and lemon risotto. Worth a... More 

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

Dear k_in_seattle, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are very happy your friends chose to bring you to Il Bacaro during your visit to Penang and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards Nardya More 

Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We felt a bit guilty eating Italian food in Malaysia, but it was very good, and a nice change from the street options. I had the black crust pizza, and am glad I did! The wait staff was helpful.

Thank jetbailey
Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

One of the best pizzas I've had in years. Loved the black crust and roasted veggies. We loved our soup, salad, drinks and desserts.

Thank GaoAnTian
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We dined here one evening. The hosts (Nadia and Roberto) are a very friendly English and Italian couple. The food was good quality and arrived promptly. We had the Lamb Shank and fish of the day dishes. Both good quality and we also had a delicious bottle of well priced Italian Red wine (cannot remember the name). Will definitely be... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here for late lunch and ordered from the chef's chalkboard specials ...so the expectation was that those items were the best on offer + made with fresh and/or in-season ingredients. We got the Baked Seabass as well as the Veal with Risotto, then a Tiramisu for dessert. They were all just ok, unfortunately. The veal... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

We stopped by for the fixed price lunch. Both of us had the arancini, which were very good and an appropriate size for a starter. On to the main - we had the penne which was delicious but really could have been another 30% (my view) to 50% (husband's) bigger. At c.RM30++ it wasn't extortionate and I guess you could... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

We enjoyed our breakfast twice at this well decorated and cosy restaurant. Good food, service and price. Would have liked to try for dinner, very welcoming.

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Bogota, Colombia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

We liked this place for its food. The pizza's are nice and they serve good quality coffee. The only unpleasant experience was the service the hostess provides. She was rude and seemed insincere.

Thank Apeelen
Hong Kong, China
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

We were wondering where to eat on our last night in wonderful George Town when we walked past Il Bacaro. What a find! We had such a good evening, from the Venetian style Aperol spritz (wine wine rather than prosecco) through to tiramisu ice cream, we thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. The staff were all super friendly, a must visit

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful evening. The restaurant is a wonderful experience of enthusiasm and traditional Italian cuisine. The attentive team from the front desk right through to the floor staff are amazing. Well done and highly recommended. This was our 2nd visit and there will be more. Highly recommended.

Thank Richard S

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, 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: +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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?