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Bacaro Venetian Taverna
Bacaro Venetian Taverna

Bacaro Venetian Taverna Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bacaro.com
  • Email: info@bacaro.com
  • Phone: (303) 444-4888
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Hours: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Happy Hour until 6:30 pm daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Slagiello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Perfectly prepared appetizers to over-the top entrees that will feed a gathering of any size.
  • Private Party Facilities: At Bácaro we bring a unique and personalized touch to any event. We can accommodate parties of many sizes and styles from an intimate, sit-down atmosphere to a cocktail-style party. The ideal venue for graduations, birthdays, or holidays!
  • Private Party Contact: Kjendal Rose (855) 821-3665
  • Special Events & Promotions: Bacaro offers plenty of room for private parties, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Our restaurant offers a beautiful rooftop patio, a semi-private dining room, and the option to rent our entire venue for your large reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th
  • Public Transit: HOP stop 1 block away - 11th & Pearl and 9th & Walnut Boulder Station 5 blocks away
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Bácaro has complimentary parking in our underground garage. Please call us at (303) 444-4888 for more information.
A word from Bacaro Venetian Taverna
Bacaro Venetian Taverna is a family oriented authentic Italian restaurant blended with sophistication and comfort.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Bacaro continues to be one of the most underrated places in Boulder, but I like it that way. It's our little secret! Great food, great service, fun evenings."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had reservations for valentines day. Our reservation was at 815 and when we arrived they were still just seating folks from 745. After 20 min of waiting for a table we left. Management seemed relived that they had one less table to deal with. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had a terrible experience with Bacaro on 2/14/14. I made reservations 3 days ahead and asked if they had a fixed menu or their regular menu on Valentine's Day. I was clearly told that they would have both a fixed menu and their regular menu to choose from. When we arrived there were 10 people crammed in the doorway being completely ignored by the staff. It was ridiculous. Once finally seated, we were told that there was only a fixed menu and not the regular menu. This is after being told the opposite when I made my reservation. The fixed meals were horribly overpriced. They refused to make us a simple margherita pizza. So we ended up leaving and finding a better place (not hard to do). Ruined Valentine's dinner with my fiancee."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went the night before Valentine's Day. The restaurant was "empty", they said they were gearing up for Friday. They were out of three main entrees, but the server did not know that. He had to return to the table multiple times. The server took it upon himself to comp my husband's dinner. (that was kind). But then in his seafood dish, 1/3 of the mussels, clams did not open. The food we did have was nice, could have used proper seasoning however. The ladies restroom gave real bad truck stops a "good name". ugh. A sign on the patio on the way out said, "Thanks for 15 years". Not sure if this place is going out of business. If it is, that would explain a lot regarding our experience. If it is not, they should probably reconsider."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had a 7pm reservation for two for Dinner. We arrived about 10 min early and were seated promptly. Tables were cramped and it was very crowded. It took over 30 min for our waitress to take our drink order so we also gave her our dinner order. Dinner took over 95 min to arrive and the food wasn't hot. Numerous patrons left frustrated about the unbelievably slow service. We saw at least 5 tables of people leave because their dinner orders weren't arriving. Mediocre food and unacceptable service. Needless to say we won't be dining here ever again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The overall experience was mediocre. The food was delicious ($$), although the waiting times between courses and our waitress checking-in were a little extensive. A couple at a table next to us never recieved their entrees after being there for 2 hours. The staff seemed to be in training (which I think is a poor choice for Valentines dinner.) The service was sparse and slow, but our waitress was very polite. I would recommend this place for lunch if you have 2 or so hours to spare. The food is good, atmosphere is relaxing, although service is slow."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I'm sure there are going to be a lot of terrible reviews from valentine's day. My date and I came in 5 minutes before our reservation and were seated right away, on the rooftop. It was tolerable for the first hour but started to get colder as it got later. There was some sort of makeshift tent up to try and keep the warmth in but in all honesty it sort of ruined any possible ambience that they were trying to create. We ordered oysters as an appetizer but didn't get for an hour, we waited another 40 minutes for our food and then decided to leave. I wasn't ready to pay the asking price anyways, considering that the dishes I saw other people eating were not worth $20-$30 a plate. To be fair the staff was gracious and apologetic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentines Day dinner was ruined. We arrived 30 minutes early at 5:45 for a 6:15 pm reservation. The host was pleased we were early and seated us immediately. At this time, there was probably 10 tables occupied out of at least 70. Certainly not busy. We ordered our dinner by 6 pm. Chicken for both of us. At 7:30, the wait staff still could not tell us when our food would be ready. The waitress was 19, she told us several times as an excuse why she didn't know the menu. She was avoiding visiting tables as patrons were getting upset that food was not being served….so at one point, I went to the bar to get a refill on drinks. In summary, can't honestly comment on the food given that we didn't get any. Wait staff and management was untrained."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was Valentine Day, so we understood that they were busy. But we ordered off the menu and after 1.3 hours and no food and no word about the status of our order, we got up and left. Our waitress was no-where to be found."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service took forever. at one time there were at least 200 people within view of my table and none had dinner on the table. There were 3 people visible cooking in the open kitchen. Bad."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "waited for over 1/2 hour just to get service, waited another 1/2 hour to get the first course. Second course came 1/2 hour later - really inedible- horrible. We asked to get our desserts packaged up and get the check to get out of there. Total time at this restaurant 3.5 hours! We will be talking about this as our worst dining experience anywhere.. ever. Oh yeah - we did complain to the waiter, then the manager...then the other patrons on all sides of us - as they were all having the same crappy experience. We got to know our neighbors really well during the 3 plus hours of agony. Someone on one side of us said the place was closing...maybe that explains the really poor service and food....still - come on....care just a little??!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We came for dinner on Valentine's Day and it was hands down the worse experience from start to finish we have ever had. We eat out A LOT and not only was the service horrible but the food was terrible as well. From the minute we walked in the restaurant was cold, noisy and the waitress was very slow. My husbands food came out ten minutes before mine and the food was terrible. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. And I would not be surprised if this restaurant is out of business in less than six months."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Laura did a great job in making our Valentine's night great. Dining in Boulder on Vday is always amazing as every restaurant is PACKED so you have to LOVE your restaurant because they are working hard to make it special for everyone who wants to eat there. This was even more so with Bacaro who had announced their final days in Boulder. This brought out many Bacaro fans who wanted to love Bacaro one more time. Bacaro responded with many more tables than they normally handle and the kitchen was really straining to meet an absolutely 100% full restaurant. The Vday 3 course special dinner was outstanding with a wonderfully prepared Saltimbocca and the chicken was lean, moist & flavorful. Tiramisu & chocolate strawberries! Laura rocks!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The block of Pearl Street between 9th and 10th has become the location of some of Boulder's finest, liveliest, and most hip restaurants. While the cluster of restaurants closer to 10th street seem to grab people's attention, I was happy to return to Bacaro after nearly a year to discover that the food continues to be excellent and that the service was very warm and friendly. With all of the competition down the block, I trust that Bacaro's will continue to be a dining destination for many Boulderites."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Dinner was disappointing. Very average food and they did not have many of the items that were listed on the menu.Seems like it would be a nice place to have a drink though.Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We have not been out for dinner on New Years for awhile and we will not make the same mistake again. While the food was good, menu was limited and portions were small. In particular, we ordered a glass of wine with dinner and it came in small aperitif glasses; yet we were charged full price. I understand that restaurants are nervous about serving alcohol on New Years; however, there were tables around us that had real wine glasses and it appeared they were friends of the owners. Not a good example if you want to keep locals coming to your establishment. Also, while our server was pleasant; the service was slow, and we did not get any bread despite asking for it."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The pasta was great but the branzino was undercooked (very unappetizing texture), full of bones, and difficult to eat."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Terrible experience. Never saw the waiter, he had no idea what the wine list or the menu were about. Almost had to dine and ditch because we couldn't find anybody to pay! Don't bother."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was good food. The salmon was terrific. The prices might be why the place was empty nearly the entire time our group was there. It us right down the street from Pasta Jays and while Im not into the garlic parade at Pasta Jays it was hard to walk past the literally Stuffed pasta jays restaurant and on into our empty one. Knowing the competition a block away...they will prob need to adjust pricing if they want to make it I'd think."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We stopped in one night last week and had a totally weak experience. The waitress didn't even bother introducing herself but just asked what do you want to drink after we had been seated for 10 minutes. The place was not busy. The bus staff was invasive, food was ok though the calamari was stringy. What I ordered on the menu I was advised wasn't available since it was sold out. Wierd since the place was essentially empty. Won't be back. I have a feeling this place should work where its located but its definitely having issues. Unfortunate."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I went here on Christmas Eve, and when I made the reservation I thought they would have a full menu. We really wanted Italian food for Christmas this year and we wanted a full menu as well to chose from. Well we got there and sat down then realized there was a course menu only. At first we were thinking about leaving, because I'm a vegetarian and there just isn't enough options for me usually. There were only a couple options on this menu as well. But I ordered one of the pastas without the meat and a side of garlic mashed potatoes and had a couple glasses of wine. The food turned out to be really great and the service was decent."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Bacaro. Fresh linguine, good and generous size calamari appetizer, and delicious flour-less chocolate cake for dessert. Give it high marks for dinner!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We were there with a big group and we had a very nice time. Good food, great services, fun evening."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Visiting in Boulder and Googled Best Italian Restaurants in Boulder and this one came up. I made reservations and didn't need to as there were only 2 tables of people in there. We waited for 5 minutes to get seated and then waited for someone to take our drink order. The wait staffed seemed confused and complaining. Food were small portions and I don't eat much anyways. My friend had the fish and it didn't come with any sides. Ordered a bottle of wine and they suggested a Carafe, which was nice for the wine to breath, but it was so big and no one poured it for us, I had to stand up to pour in in our wine glasses."
    Dined on 10/16/2013