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Best Known For

Suckling pig, smoked yoghurt, cucumber granita, meringue, green tomato and dill.

About Il Bacaro

Translated as ‘God of wine’, Il Bacaro is the epitome of Venetian style in the heart of Melbourne. First opened in 1995, Il Bacaro is certainly no stranger to acclaim and continues to impress diners and critics alike. A long, horseshoe-shaped bar and intimate, low-lit dining room exude timeless Italian inspired style; polished hardwood floors, rich leather banquette seating and a Venetian air of allure are exquisitely inviting, while sophisticated but subtle service makes for longer lunches and decadent dinners. Sample contemporary Italian classics such as calamari St Andrea – shallow fried calamari, rocket and balsamic dressing; or perhaps pappardelle with goat ragu, flat beans and porcini cured mozzarella, finished with chocolate mousse, white chocolate parfait and strawberries.

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Il Bacaro Menus/Downloads

Location & Map

168-170 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD 3000 VIC - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 40   Chef: David Dellai  

Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Mon  6:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Tue  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Tue  6:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 54 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Dinner Party

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Member Reviews (8)


A pleasant meal. Good wine selection.



Great Food, Great Service??


Has been on my wish list for ages...and did not disappoint. These guys deserve the recognition.


The venue was romantic and intimate. The service was excellent, couldn't have asked for any better!!! The cheesecake was a highlight, best desert ever eaten!


Probably one of the best meals, Italian or otherwise, that I've ever had - both in and outside Italy. The skill and attention that went into each dish was obvious. Il Bacaro was the highlight of our trip to Melbourne.


Certainly one of Melbourne's best Italian restaurants,whilst not cheap it really is great value for money and worth paying extra for a memorable dining experience. waiters were attentive ,with impeccable timing.Their was not one dish we had that was not sensational. A truly memorable dining experience.


This is a small, intimate, busy place. With low lighting and great atmosphere. We love the place. I'm sure if the bar was half the size you could double the number of tables, It's huge!
Service can vary a little, but is generally good - maybe depends on the waiter?
Food has always been a highlight, but last time we dined here most dishes were VERY salty!! We did mention this to the waiter, but whether it got back to the kitchen is another matter! Will continue to dine here and would highly reccomend it, so long as the chef keeps an eye on that salt.