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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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392 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

Il Bacaro has traditional Italian dishes on it's menu and a blackboard with special dishes.There's a new chef too. Wines are affordable and there's a good choice. We shared the chacuterie plate at MYR 60 and it was more than enough for 2. The service was excellent as one expects from the restaurant owned by Campbell House

Thank spark41
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

There were too many choices to make but the dishes I selected were satisfying. The service staff were attentive and friendly. Love the Octupus Carpaccio, Tiramisu and the Duck Bacon Fettuccine Carbonara which I ordered for takeaway.

Thank bearsense
Aptos, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal here. In fact I came back the next night because there was too many tempting items on the menu that I needed a second chance to try more.

Thank David M
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We loved this restaurant which is part of the beautiful Campbell House. Our daily breakfasts were delicious, and we had a fabulous dinner as well. The food is fresh, authentic, and delicious!

Thank KC64_Sydney
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here about back in April 2014 with some family for a 30th.. We were back in Penang and decided to eat there again as the food was lovely from memory. Our meal was yummo again and would recommend to anyone... Was nice to finish off with an amaretto as a change! Good wine list too. Thumbs up.

Thank Nadine L
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

We only had brunch here but the service was excellent and the food good. After wandering on foot through China Town it was nice to relax here. We were somewhat confused with our tourist map but the very helpful hotel receptionist gave us her map and directed us to where we were intending to go. The hotel reception area and... More 

Thank Micky50970
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Came here with a group and had the anti pasta to start. Around 10 different items and all were excellent. I had a chicken and mushroom dish which was well cooked and the mushrooms balanced the chicken very well. My dining companions all reported positive feedback on their meals. They do have Byo but you may also find it quite... More 

Thank WineloverMelbourne
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Pizza Margherita is consistently good as usual an I like the authenticity taste of the Pasta Alla Vongole (I was horrified a couple of times in other Penang Italian restaurant which adds flavor enhancer into this dish). This is cooked to Al dente with plenty of clams to sweeten the pasta. We were also given a very attentive service... More 

Thank Ryan M
Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were really feeling like an italian style pizza, no that didn't happen. The pizza dough was under worked, without a full flour bloom and poorly developed gluten . We ordered a roast veg and smoked salmon pizza. It was not on the menu but our western maitre d assured us all ok. Yeah well we ended up with a... More 

Thank Baronclog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent breakfast, especially the eggs Benedict, and wonderful Italian dinners. The pasta was very good - excellent service!

Thank Sanspen

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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
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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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