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“Typical Bergamo fare!!”

Osteria, Griglieria Bacco Matto
Ranked #16 of 648 Restaurants in Bergamo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Typical Bergamo fare!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

The best place to taste the original dishes of Bergamo & Province ("Bergamasca"
polenta, funghi porcini, braised beef, casoncelli, snails, luganega, and of course Val Calepio Red!!!
But, because of this it is not a cheap place; on the high end of ££
Worth it for those with nostalgia for the old days!

  • Visited October 2013
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Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Grande serata!”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

A hidden gem in citta bassa. Food was divine and an excellent service. Although it is not cheap, it is very reasonable for the quality offered in this restaurant. (we also paid for the birthday boy who had a pleasant surprise prepare for him by the restaurant staff) It is famous for the grilled meat, however the local speciality casoncelli: ravioli stuffed with spicy sausage meat, are not to be missed.

Thumbs up Bacco Matto.

  • Visited March 2014
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“A hidden meat/cheese lovers paradise in Bergamo!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I found Bacco Matto while searching for a Steak restaurant around Bergamo on my way back home! I was surely not disappointed!!
The meats are grilled on a open fire and served sizzling on a plate at your table(well the large steak we had ordered at least). The meat is tasty and tender but a bit on the rare side. So if you do not like rare(like my wife) ask for the half to be grilled for a few more minutes after they have sliced it. This was not a problem in our case. Wine selection is also quite extensive. In fact the walls are filled with all kind of wine racks which gives it at night also a nice décor! If you are not a big-eater or if you are a cheese fanatic, do not bother to take a starter! CHEESE is the real reason I visit this place whenever I travel through Bergamo! They have got a buffet(both for cheese and another one for desserts) where you can help yourself!!! The choice is incredible and I counted something like 20+ choices both from the region as well as international ones! With a nice glass of porto(my favourite combination) and figs compote, this was a perfect ending to a nice evening out!

  • Visited September 2013
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“best beef in bergamo”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

lovely waitress, lovely atmosphere and absolutely stunning piece of meat. I would highly recommend it, and if you're on the way to the airport (orio al serio) budget some extra time for a meal here - it's only 10 minutes away. stunning!

  • Visited September 2013
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Exeter
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“A warm welcome for awkward customers!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Dropped in by chance while staying the night in an "airport" hotel prior to a flight home.

They were very helpful in translating their mostly Italian menu to two English fools, and, while it's a very meat-based restaurant, they were very accommodating of my vegetarian partner (though the only table left was near the meat counter!).

The sausage and "mash" (polenta, actually) was delicious. I only wish I'd been hungrier when I went because the meat and cheese selections looked fantastic. The wine list is about eight pages long covering the whole range of prices (including the low ones).

There is a large public car park 3 minute's walk away on Via Betty Ambiveri.

A real Italian end to our grand Italian tour.

  • Visited September 2012
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