High level of service and quality
This was the our first time here and it lived up to its reputation. The service was spot on and the food was done to perfection. The rack of lamb was without comparason and stands alone as the best I ever had to date. As the saying goes, "you get what you pay for", the bill reflected it as expected. To dine here with frequency would be a luxury I cannot endulge but for some who are in a higher tax bracket it would be a routine experience. We most definately will return again and again but without regularity.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff is incredible!! Atmosphere and food as always is wonderful. Never disappoints!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I asked around for a recommendation
I asked around for a recommendation for the best Italian in the area and was referred here by everyone I asked. Fantastic service, great food and a pleasant ambience. We will go back.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for business lunch
service was quick, food delicious and prices were great. would highly recommend
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We should go more often
Bacco is probably the most consistently outstanding restaurant in the area. I have been a number of times and have enjoyed repeat as well as new dishes each time. The service is great and it's well worth taking some advice from the staff on what to order and what to pair with it. The quality of the ingredients is obvious and central to the dishes.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best over all restaurant
It was the best restaurant in the area as far as I'm concerned.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten here many times and I'm always blown away by both the food and service. They go above and beyond.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
sit on the patio!
they have a really gorgeous little patio that is absolutely worth requesting in any weather. it's a lovely restaurant and the food is quite delicious, with various prices to fit any budget!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than ever
This was my fourth time at Bacco and it was the best. And that's starting from a high base. I've always felt it was an outstanding restaurant. It's hard to believe it can get any better, but it has. First, we were able to get a weekend reservation 24 hrs. in advance--at the desired time. That's been impossible in the past. The service was outstanding. The specials were all appealing; we hardly needed the regular menu, which is impressive on its own. The wine list was full of great Italian wines, but it had just enough affordable ones. The only negative was a hard rain closed the beautiful patio dining area and kept us indoors.
This could be the best restaurant in metro Detroit. It rivals Italian restaurants in N.Y., Chicago-- and Italy.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiance` and I were enjoying a pefect evening celebrating his birthday this past Saturday. We decided to dine outdoors and were so happy with our decision. The wine and food selections we made were exceptional and the service and attention we received were unmatched. We were delighited when the chef came out to greet us and speak to us personally and even more delighted when the host brought out a tiny cake with a lit candle to surprise my fiance`. And then we looked to my right and the Actors, Mark Walberg and Eric Weinstein walked in and set down next to us to dine! We thought the evening was already perfect! After a half hour of light conversation with Mr. Walberg's entourage, we got up to depart and he bid us good night. Perfect!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service very stiff
Excellent Italian food with products coming from there. Mozzarella is to die for.
But the service is anything but friendly
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Bacco for special
We go to Bacco for special occasions, and this was our 31st Anniversary. The service and food were special, making our date special. Thanks to the staff and the kitchen.bb
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food. Great service.
Never been disappointed here. There are obviously a number of regulars who know each other. It can almost feel like a club. However, the staff will go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place and go there for special occasions. It's romantic and delicious.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always top shelf
Always top shelf food and service. I ordered a lunch that was not on the menu, typically on their dinner menu, NO PROBLEM.... fantastic. There is no better place in Southfield for business or pleasure, if you want something on the higher end (aka not casual bar food). Their Pizzeria Biga is more casual and still top shelf food.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a delilght
The Food & Service were outstanding. In fact the other couple that were with us agree that the next time we come back it will be an outdoor dining adventure, Our waiter, Alex went to great extends to make sure that tour experience (1st time there) would be enjoyable & memorable.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food; the service was
the food; the service was fantastic. It does get a little noisy at lunch. I was sitting with a senior citizen and he had a little trouble hearing because of the background noise.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always a great experience.
As always a great experience. Everyone is welcoming, the food is wonderful and the wait staff is knowledgeable and efficient. The pastas are authentically Italian and the fish dishes are always prepared beautifully. We loved the salmon and duck meatball pasta special. Also, the salads are delicious, particularly, the Brussels sprouts , chopped and avocado, tomato and artichoke salads are amazing. Don't miss the strozzapretti but be aware it is decadent.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I went to Bacco
My wife and I went to Bacco for the first time to celebrate our Aniversary. Overall, the food and service were very good. I had the halapeno calamari appetizer which was very good. For our main course I had the salmon while my wife had the rack of lamb. Both cooked perfectly and each very tasty. The wine list was quite extensive and a lot to choose from in all price ranges. My only negative was the noise level in the main dining area being very high. We found ourselves somewhat shouting to carry on a conversation with one another.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
We had an amazing night at Bacco. The food was superb. I had the Cuore di Palma salad and the Duo d'Anatra (duck confit) as well as the tiramisu; all were delicious. My girlfriend, a vegan was pleased to discover they have a weekly vegan prix fixe menu, she enjoyed her meal as well. The atmosphere was nice on the patio and the service was incredible from the waitstaff to management. We will definitely be back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful outdoor dining
Had a wonderful experience at Bacco on Saturday--beautiful day, outside seating and great service. As always, the food was exceptional, especially the lobster-mushroom pasta special appetizer. The outdoor dining experience is always better at Bacco than inside--less crowded and noisy--and pairs well with the great meal.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really pleasant place to
A really pleasant place to go. Excellent food and service. Can be a little noisy, but in all, a special place. The wine guy is amazing.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bacco is the Best in Metro-Detroit
Overall Bacco is the very best in their menu and service that made our special anniversary night one to remember. Thanks to open table for the comment/request section as the team from Bacco really does read it and make every effort to accommodate their guests. My wife and I really just love this place and we tell everyone that it is really is the best food spot in metro-Detroit.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extraordinary in every way. I think it's the best restaurant I have been to in Detroit. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another outstanding meal.
Another outstanding meal. Our server Alex was attentive, knowledgable and helpful with recommendations. Our chicken, salmon and tuna was prepared as we ordered and were all delicious. The strozzapretti is as decadent and addictive as always. Our wine was a wonderful selection from Stolli what was very affordable, the drinks were generous and it was a great night out.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Meal on the Terrace
This restaurant was perfect in every way, from the valet parking to the service to the quality. The only thing I marked down a little was the ambiance because we were having a nice peaceful dinner and one family came in with their 3 kids with everyone including mom and dad dressed in gym shorts and t-shirts! The interesting part was that the parents were louder than the kids. I would definitely go back and just hope that we don't get the same family sitting next to us.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will definitely be returning to the wonderful place with delicious food; top notch and personalized service; and amazing atmosphere!~ This was one of the best dining experiences I have had.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate my Wife's
We went to celebrate my Wife's birthday, and I noted that in the reservation. When we arrived we asked to sit outside, so if any special attention had been paid to our original table to celebrate the occasion, we don't know. It was an opportunity for them to excel that was missed.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant -outdoors-
When summer is fading you still can have dinner outdoors. The facility is enclosed and heated, ample space with tables neatly arranged and quiet environment. What a difference when sitting indoors! Indoors the tables are cramped together, inevitably you ear the conversation by that couple next to you -and surely they also ear what you are saying- and the single-room facility is noisy and unattractive.
Now, food was excellent, try whole-fish entrees like broncino (mediterranean bass) or orata (French doré). The octopus appetizer is superb. In addition, service is outstanding and the Italian wine list extensive. Price is, overall, what you may expect of a restaurant in this category and in this area, moderately expensive.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
fabulous whole wheat pasta and clam sauce. great salads, bread. Service was wonderful.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was prepared to find it
I was prepared to find it over hyped and too expensive! But ...instead I found it to be warm, friendly and the food is delicious! (It is expensive!)
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't write a perfect review
My wife and I dined there for a special occasion. The appetizers, beet salad the scallops, were wonderful and full of flavor. The deserts were amazing and served with imagination especially pot de crème served in an egg shell. Unfortunately my duck confit was not was not up to par. The leg was tender and full of flavor, however the slices of duck were very tough. When the manager appeared (after a five minute wait) a substitution was quickly made and my entrée was subtracted from the bill.
Despite this problem we would give Bacco another try..
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not to be overlooked
Every time I have dined here, the food has been excellent. For some reason, I rarely dine here (although that should be changing now). Having had this discussion with my daughter numerous times, she took the liberty of booking her birthday dinner here, and what a great move on her part it was. We ordered four appetizers for the four of us, and each was excellent (several were specials). Considering its Italian roots, I was especially impressed with my entree', duck, which may have been the best I have ever had. The three girls all ordered different pasta's and each was extremely happy with their choices. it isn't cheap, but it is still very worthwhile, especially for special occasions.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food....but LOUD
The food and the service was 5-star...but it is SO LOUD that I couldn't wait to leave. I booked this as a romantic anniversary
dinner, but the place is anything but romantic. My wife had the rabbit ravioli...looked like chicken soup but tasted fantastic ( I think she expected something in a hearty tomato sauce ). I had the crusted salmon, which was A++. Both of us had salads, which were top notch as well. Our bill was moderate ( $120 ) given the location and cliental...just wish they offered some beers on tap.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the best Italian in
Still the best Italian in town! The service, ambiance & food, all A+. The roasted chicken is amazing and the veal pasta was delicious. It was a special, but it should be on the regular menu. We also love the old standbys--chopped salad (Insalata all' Americana), Strozzapretti, roasted octopus and salmon, but mostly, we love the whole experience.,
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
I come here when I'm in the area and it never disappoints. Excellent food and excellent service. Excellent wine list with an outstanding sommelier, Agaia!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service. Fresh Food. Comes out of the kitchen served hot to your table. Extensive wine list.
Manager suggested a perfect flavorful red.
Looking forward to bringing family and friends to enjoy the same experience we had.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everytime I am in Town on
Everytime I am in Town on business I bring my clients here. Never been disappointed. Love this restaurant.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We say outside and it was a perfect evening warm and comfortable. Service and food was perfect!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Gem
The food and pasta dishes were wonderful and everyone in our party of six people were very impressed with the food, the service and the efficiency on a very busy restaurant night. Will go back there again.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant definitely deserves it's title of "2013 Restaurant of the Year." Service was impeccable, food was fabulous and the ambience is romantic. Our server, Melissa, helped us put together a tasting menu of various items on the menu which was definitely the way to go for our first visit! Save some money to buy a bottle of wine to take home at retail prices. Can't wait to return.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can never go wrong here
You can never go wrong here ... both food quality and service. Also, they are always happy to customize an order size, or go off the menu.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Husbands Birthday dinner
Took my husband to Bacco for the first time to celebrate his birthday. Service was excellent, food was to die for. will definelty come back some day
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Did not enjoy patio seating
We were seated in the patio which I'm sure is nice in the summer or when dressed casually. However, in the cold weather it was very uncomfortable to be seated on a metal chair while wearing a dress. The heaters were constantly going on and off; as soon as we warmed up, off they would go. The main restaurant was crowded and vibrant but the patio was cold and uncomfortable.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lives up to outstanding reputation
Named outstanding restaurant of the year a number of times we found it to live up to its reputation. We were there for our anniversary and truly enjoyed our meals and service. My only slight negative is that the tables are so close together it is tough to have a "private" conversation but still overall I would highly recommend.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the winner of our get away weekend in the Detroit area. Our meal was amazing and the service stood out as friendly and helpful. Had a wonder sausage appetizer and a shrimp one as well (for table). The salads were not exciting, but the mail courses were wonderful. This was our favorite meal of the weekend!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunches are as wonderful as
Lunches are as wonderful as dinners at Bacco. The asparagus soup was perfectly seasoned with a rich stock and sent the aroma around the table. The salads are also delicious. We loved the Americana chopped salad with a generous portion of prosciutto and the Brussels sprout salad is the best in town. Great and reasonably priced wine choices and amazing service from Michael made this a very special meal.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place had always had really great good and wonderful staff. This time around I ordered the gnocchi with sausage ragu and it was not at all as good as I remember the gnocchi being before. This dish was very spicy but low on other flavors. The gnocchi themselves were bland and not tasty. I had to give the dish back.
Our appetizer, however, was amazing. The scallops on a bed of apple puree was delicious.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
While I appreciate how authentic this restaurant was, I wish the menu was easier to understand, along with the servers. The server's explanation of their specials and other dishes went over my head for the most part because I couldn't understand her. The food, however, was delicious, especially the banana torte. I did think the music was way too loud, but it ended up being even louder because of the crowd. I would dine here again, perhaps even earlier in the evening to beat the loud crowd.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seating was on time, staff
Seating was on time, staff was helpful, friendly and attentive. Menu selection was good, the wine list was very expansive, wide range. The salad we had with guacamole, shaved parmesan, tomatoes and sprinkled with truffle oil was to die for. Our pasta dishes were excellent. Would definitely go again to try other items on the menu.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM