Bacco Ristorante - Michigan
Saturday night outwe had a 6:30pm reservation for four people. We arrived on time. They claimed the reservation was for 2. They seem in a tizzy about where to put us. Several tables were empty as well as several outside. Don't know what the problem was but it took them a while to figure it out. Service started out slow but was OK once the wine and app coarse were over. The restaurant never did fill up.
Food was very good.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMmost special of restaurantspricey but worth it for special occasions and the pasta is glorious, hand made, incomparable, just the BEST!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding for a Special OccassionHad dinner with my wife this past Saturday to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We have been to Bacco's sister restaurant and more casual venue, Biga Pizzeria, we had not been to Bacco before. We were not disappointed! The service was top-notch, friendly and attentive.
The noise level was a bit louder than we would have liked, but this did not really detract from our experience.
We had the shrimp appetizer, split a seafood pasta and then ordered the crispy salmon and Mediterranean sea bass and everything was delicious! Afterwards they presented us with a complimentary tiramisu desert that had written "Happy 25th Anniversary". It was wonderful place to celebrate this occasion and we have decided we will definitely be back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMReal Italian genuine foodI am Italian and very picky with pasta, but here you can find by far the best pasta you can find on the American land. The reason is that the pasta is done as the Italians do. I had pappardelle ai funghi and this was fantastic. Pricing of pasta is fair if you think at the quality. But wines are extremely expensive. They don't offer a kind of wine by jug, the wine of the house, good and cheap, but everything is very expensive. The main courses are also extremely priced for what the real value is. What I did: I had a good dish of pasta, 1 glass of wine and that was it. But very good though.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable.The food was phenomenal and the service was excellent. It was a very memorable fifth anniversary.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness Lunch - Monday, May 20thI would recommend Bacco for lunch. The food and service were excellent!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ServiceWe always can count on Bacco for a superior dining experience. We had Elena as our server for the second time and now that we know her name she will be on our request list - - superior service and attitude!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent foodExcellent food for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. We've been to Bacco many times, and always have delicious food. We celebrated birthdays, and Bacco is a special restaurant for special events.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and ServiceCame in from Dallas and a colleague brought me here for dinner last week. The service was exceptional and the food the best I've had in Detroit. Returned again this week during a follow up visit. The experience was excellent again.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBacco RistoranteThe wait staff was wonderful and knowledgeable. The wine list is long, ask for assistance. Menu selection is varied. The patio is nice in the summer, recommend they spray for bees, but it's early in the season.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood FeteWe were dining with a good friend. Our waiter Alex was attentive without being overbearing. The food was amazing, and we will definitely go back to Bacco again soon. Our only complaint was a table of about 6 people who were extremely loud. We mentioned it to Alex who offered to move our table. We would have preferred that someone from the restaurant gently asked the other group to calm down a bit.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecialty veganAre you vegan and looking for a special occasion restaurant with non vegan friends and family? Bacco is definitely the place to go.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous foodThe food is fabulous. I had the stuffed salmon and it was delicious. My friend loved the mushroom pasta and had enough left over for two meals. The pistachio macaroon was the perfect dessert, like no macaroon I've ever tasted.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go there frequently andWe go there frequently and love it. This time it was a disappointment. The strip steak with arugula special was pretty bad. The meat was grizzly and almost unchewable. The chocolate sauce on the profiteroles was so cold the waiter had trouble pouring it, and it was turning crispy when we tried to eat it.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMhad a wonderful anniversaryhad a wonderful anniversary dinner there, the food was wonderful and our waiter took exceptional good care of us over the 2+ hour evening.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's really easy to see whyIt's really easy to see why they were voted Restaurant of the Year. Every time we have dined there, we've tried a different entree and not been disappointed. The wait staff is super attentive. We went specifically this time for Restaurant Week and again they came through. We weren't sure who had the better entree, the salmon or the beef. The appetizer was a melt in your mouth mushroom cream tasting soup that had no cream or butter in it. The tiramisu made a wonderful ending to the meal. We will be back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTables are close togetherTables are close together and the noise level is high but it is a fun place with great food and service.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at Bacco.We had a great time at Bacco. The food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect for a special occasion. We sat out on the patio which was nice. The main dining room of the restaurant seemed busy and loud. Make sure you get the macaroons, they are out of this world!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very nice placeOverall a very nice place to go and the food was very good. However, a bit too noisy for a conversation and the tables were too close to be private and romantic enough. A nice place and good food for a group get together.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA friend had been here forA friend had been here for a wedding an recommended this restaurant. It was our first time and we had excellent service and food! Our server was wonderful! We are making it a yearly tradition and hope to try to the outdoor dining next time.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence!Excellent Italian! Reminded me of being back in Italy........4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!!!The food was superb. Mixed green and tomato salad a little
lacking, but the scallop appetizer was to die for, the wheat pasta
and sausage pre-entree was amazing, and the veal entree was
superb. Great service, great food, very reasonable for the meal
we enjoyed. Will certainly go again!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there on April 6 to celebrateWent there on April 6 to celebrate my b-day with family. Callamaries were light and good. Salads are big and were all right. I had branzino. Very tender, could use some seasoning. Salmon was great. Veal scallopini was good but a tad to lemony. Pasta with sousage was good.Nice touch, by presenting me with a piece of terramizzu and b-day candle. Large portion for desserts. Liked cream puffs with melted chocolate. They take the cake. Overall, nice outing but not overly impressed. Lark's rule any day.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI recently had a FL visitorI recently had a FL visitor to my office, and he had to catch a plane. We just had enough time for a quick, early dinner at Bacco Ristorante. The restaurant was nearly empty at 4pm, but the staff and servers were excellent. We started with a stacked salad that is not even listed on the menu. I do not know the name of the salad, but the server knew exactly what I wanted. (Ask for it!) We split two different pasta dishes, the Fettuccine Integrali allo Stracotto from the dinner menu and the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese from the lunch menu. Both had homemade pasta and great sauces. My guest was very impressed. At the end of dinner, we each bought a box of home made macarons to take home. (My wife loves them!) The whole meal was quite a treat!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! Fresh, great qualityExcellent! Fresh, great quality food. Attentive, relaxed service. One of my "go-to" restaurant choices.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, but the tablesWonderful food, but the tables are bit too close together for my taste. I don't want to be forced to overhear other people's conversations.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service! Great food!Normally, my husband and I chose Italian as a last resort for dining. We decided to give Bacco a try because of the "2013" restaurant of the year award and the chef is a semi-finalist for the James Beard award. Our waiter, Marc, made our night. He created our menu for us; appetizers, soup/salad, pasta course, mains and finished with a tasty treat. What an amazing meal. I would highly recommend Bacco and we look forward to our next visit!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful butEverything was wonderful but appeared a bit crowded and patrons were a bit bunched up together. Otherwise, great.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service andExcellent food, service and marvelous martini's. Wait staff very helpful, attentive without being intrusive and definitely professional!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Bacco beforeI've been to Bacco before but it had been awhile and I'd forgotten exactly how great it was. Every last detail made a special evening complete.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful dinner.We had a wonderful dinner. The wait staff was fantastic, the food and champagne incredible. Best scallops I've ever had.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful, ourThe food was wonderful, our server was absolutely amazing. It continues to be a five star restaurant.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience here. Our waiter made some great recommendations.
We will definitely be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAll ways fantasticWe had a great dinner at the Best Italian Restaurant in Metro Detroit Area3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent.Everything was excellent. Gnocchi (rabbit ragu) and calamari for the first course. Their signature pasta an veal shank for main course.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Everything about this place confirms the reason it is Restaurant of the Year. The knowledgeable and friendly wait staff, the energetic crowds and the attention to detail in the delicious food. We love the artichoke and tomato, Brussels Sprouts and chopped salad, the lamb ragu and strozzapretti and well prepared fish and veal dishes. The drinks are generous and the wine list is interesting and affordable.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe recently took advantageWe recently took advantage of a discounted "early bird" dinner offer at Bacco Ristorante. We sat at a booth in the bar--a more casual atmosphere than the main dining room. We were served expertly and with great personality by Milica. The Insulata al'American was finely chopped and lightly dressed with with a vinaigrette, which allowed the flavors to blend well. The Branzino Mediterraneo, a roasted sea bass, was brought to the table whole, then returned to the kitchen to be cut into serving portions and plated. The fish was moist and tender, and the potatoes and zucchini were great accompanyments. Overall, it was a fine and memorable meal.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, awkward dining roomFood and service is great. Dining room is painfully lacking ambiance. Tables much too close together. Impossible to have a private conversation. Forced intimacy with strangers. Too bad because the food is outstanding.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always a pleasure to haveAs always a pleasure to have such quality, service and ambiance in our neighborhood. They are especially accomodating to handicapped persons.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhether it's a Saturday nightWhether it's a Saturday night or a week night, Bacco is always a huge treat. The service is wonderful, the drinks, generous, the wines interesting with affordable choices, and the food is well worth the calories. Don't miss the Bressels Sprout salad, Strozzapretti, lamb Ragusa and fish,which is always well-prepared, but there are really no bad choices. Bacco's success is well deserved.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM