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“Over Priced”
Review of Bacaro Restaurant

Bacaro Restaurant
Ranked #66 of 836 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $75
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Providence
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Service was great! food was ok, Expensive $$$$, don't know if I would return. Portions small, salads very expensive. I would not recommend for waht you get.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was our second visit and perhaps even better than the first. For people who enjoy the salumeria experience this is top drawer. One can select meats, cheeses and accompaniments individually or go for the chef's board selection. Sure, it's pricey but if you try to purchase these selections from your Italian deli you will quickly find the costs adding up.

Our party of three ordered the southern Italian board and a croustade special. Two then ordered entrees and one ordered a grilled octopus warm appetizer. The entrees were just the right size. Excellent.

The desserts were nothing short of spectacular.
Service was attentive. Drinks were wonderful.

We made an early Saturday night reservation and were seated immediately.
The dining room upstairs was very pleasant, good lighting and low noise level.

This is certainly a destination restaurant and we heartily recommend it.

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Thank NellieNyack_NY
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Lovely atmosphere and amazingly diverse menu! Tapas, salumeria, and tons of entrees. Fantastic service, most attentive and pleasant wait staff. We ate downstairs with snow falling gently (whew) and perfectly viewed through the large windows over the river.

We made early reservations for a Sat night at 5:30 PM and were seated immediately.

Food is delicious and desserts great except maybe a cake that had been frozen at some point. This is the second time this happened recently at an upscale restaurant - but that was the only disappointment.

Oh, and free parking, yay.

Highly recommended.

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Thank cootmom
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Having wanted to dine at Bacaro to sample the cheese and charcuterie menu; specifically the "Bacaro Experience", we made an 8:30 dinner reservation on a saturday evening before Christmas. We arrived ten minutes prior to our reservation time and, upon entry, were greeted by the roar of the crowd at the bar and the coat check girl who took our coats and informed us that our table would be ready in "a few minutes". We declined to fight the crowd at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail as our table was only "a few minutes" away. After a long wait, an opening in the bar enabled my BF to order two drinks from the bartender who then took advantage of some downtime to tidy up the bar until she realized that she had forgotten our drinks. As the hour approached 9:30 and long past our 8:30 dinner RESERVATION, we were never once approached by the nicely dressed hostess with an explanation or apology. We promptly finished our drinks and only upon request of our coats were we informed by the coat check girl that they now had a table for us. What is the point of making a reservation? There are too many other fine restaurants in Providence to deal with that kind of customer service. Take your business elsewhere.

1  Thank dcorrri
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The food is still incredible after all these years! But, unfortunately, so are the prices -- still this is by far the best "Italian" food you're going top find in Providence. Go and you shall see the light!

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