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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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This was a really welcome environment and atmosphere when we really just needed food we understood. Really tasty Italian. The main servings were not large and of course, not street food prices, but all my bones relaxed when I ate the hot bruschetta and crumbed mozzarella starters. Plenty of vegetarian options but beware the amount of chilli. All of the... More 

1 Thank Adventure_Alert
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear Adventure_Alert, Thank you for the review, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit to IL Bacaro and we were able to offer you a little oasis of comfort. We are happy we are able to offer locals something new and tourists something familiar. We do hope you will visit us again when you are next in Penang. Warm... More 

Penang, Malaysia
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

Food here was superb. Flavours were rich. Thumbs up for the environment as well as the good service provided.

1 Thank Cheryl O
CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl O Thank you for the reveiw we really appreciate the support! We look forward to welcome you back again. Warm Regards Roberto More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2016

When in SE Asia we enjoy the local cuisine but every now and then have to have an Italian "fix ". Il Bacaro did the job in style,with excellent pasta and grilled fish. The wine list is mainly Spanish for some reason but does have decent wines.The Russian waitress did detract from an enjoyable evening by trying to hustle for... More 

1 Thank Tomsue2015
Stockholm County, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Such a shame, the restaurant looks very nice, but nothing more than that. We tried a pizza, probably the worst pizza I have ever eaten in my life. It felt like a reheated frozen pizza, even though we were told by the staff that they had Italian workers in the kitchen. To make it even worse, there was a very... More 

1 Thank Gisela T
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224 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Everything was excellent except the wine list, but that may be more locally necessary. We had prawn diavola and tomato bruschetta to start. Four of us had two spaghetti, one fettuccine and one ravioli, all excellent. We enjoyed the gelato, lemon sorbet and chocolate salame. Will certainly come back!

Thank Davidlye70
Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2016

We went twice in the week we were in Penang (and we didn't do that with any of the others!) The pasta is very good, as was the gnocchi. Everything on the menu was priced very reasonably. We don't have big appetites and so didn't get a chance to try any of the main entrees. Hence we can't comment on... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Il Becaro is an Italian restaurant that is located on the ground floor of Campbell House (a nice heritage hotel). The food and service are very good and the price is reasonable, based on the delicious ITALIAN/western food. The chef and one of the waitresses are also from Italy but they can speak fluent English so don’t worry about communication... More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2016

I usually eat local when I travel but could not pass up IlBacaro. The owners live in Penang so it is like locale. My seabass, recommended by Roberto himself, was to die for. And don't pass up the dessert with the funny name, chocolate sausage. A delight!

Thank Gail K
Vancouver, Canada
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122 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Celebrated a birthday & anniversary in their Bistro... Fit for a queen ! Absolutely loved the canadian service -the italian owner and the awesome chef. My mouth is still lusting for the duck and chicken liver entree, what a great combo and it went well with the champagne! Thanks Roberto for a very memorable evening and hangover ! Loved it... More 

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CAMPBELLHSE, Owner at Il Bacaro, responded to this review

Dear Crapfoodbites Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are so glad we were able to make your double celebration a special and memorable one! I hold no responsibility for the hangover....Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards Roberto More 

Singapore, Singapore
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2016

For those who grew up in western countries this is a welcome relief from the dirty streets. Aside from the Italian folks running and working in the place the staff is local but quite well trained. I had the salmon while my kids went for gnocchi and my wife ordered pan fried snapper which the kitchen graciously prepared in an... 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, 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
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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?