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About Bacaro

Rustic Venetian tavern for sharing cichetti, Venetian-style small plates paired with Northern Italian wines. Covertly located down a little winding street a block south of Canal. An inside and outside staircase both lead you to an underground catacomb of exposed brick archways with wooden communal farm tables, illuminated by soft lighting and warm candles reminiscent of the streets of Italy.

136 Division Street
New York, NY 10002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 12:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Between Orchard and Ludlow

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 941-5060

Website:
http://www.bacaronyc.com/

Public Transit:
East Broadway (F); Grand St (B, D); Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z)

Executive Chef:
Frank DeCarlo

Bacaro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Romantic (9)
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Authentic (5)
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Notable Wine List (4)
Casual (3)
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Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Honestly, it wasn’t anything to write home about. The ambience was nice, but the food was nothing special.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was great except the meals tend to have very little protein but overall great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Was a nice place, although since it is in the basement the noise level of other patrons can be quite loud at times in the small low ceiling seating area. But it was a nice cozy space temperature and spacing between tables was good.

Food was good, flavorful and served quickly and with enough time between appetizers and entrees. Server was helpful with recommendations.

Server was great - I accidentally spilled something on my sweater and thought no one had noticed seconds later he arrived with a bottle of clothing soap and a bottle of soda water...for me. Thought that was a little above the normal level of service and quite a nice gesture.

Would definitely return based on service and food.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and love ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Very attractive, comfortable ambiance, a real old Italy feel to the environment, staff and service was great, quite good menu selection, food was okay but considering how highly we liked everything else, thought the food was certainly not bad but not up to the standards of the rest of the restaurant experience, meat and cheese platter were just okay, grilled shrimp with pasta were soft and over done. Good wine selection. Improve the food preparation a bump up and it would be a favorite place. For now I'll just maybe come back.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Small space. A bit cramped.

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 (London)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Proper italian food and beautiful environment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I came here with my husband. We were very surprised when our Uber dropped us off because we didn't really pay attention to the address and thought the restaurant was in LES but it's actually Chinatown. It's a casual but cozy spot with great food and very friendly service. We had a variety of apps and main dishes, they were all quite tasty! We would come back if we're even in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Bacaro is my favorite! It is always welcoming. The food is great. The staff are all very polite and helpful. I would heartily recommend this place to my friends, family and professional contacts.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Terrible experience - management unhelpful, food mediocre, noise level atrocious.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Place is amazing. The eel sauce in pasta is so gpof

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Bacaro as become our go-to eatery. We love the ambience and the food and picked it, this time, for a special occasion - a birthday. It was much appreciated.
Love the food choices and the wine list, brick walls, unusual layout.
We travel a fairly long way to get to Bacaro and it is always worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ask to seat us at 8:45pm for our 9 pm party but one person was missing from our party so they would not seat us. When our 4 th showed up at 9 pm they did not have a table for us and waited for 35 minuets to get seated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Restaurant was very kind to accommodate changes to my reservation time, and the food was very good. But we found the service indifferent to cold. Waiter came over once and we ordered a bunch of small dishes and asked they be paced out. Almost everything arrived at once (there was literally no room on the table) bussers cleared our plates and we never saw that waiter again until he brought dessert menus. Does look like a lovely space for large parties. We just had an off experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Waitress was not attentive. Left us with out drinks on multiple occasions.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lovely wait staff and amazing food. Planning on going again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Its a cool cavernous space and I spotted Chloe Sevigny there which added to the people watching pleasure.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Interesting place. Good food. A bit out of the way, but in an interesting area.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Bacaro is amazing!!! Great food tucked away in nowhere with refined service and low key excellence. Please don't spread the word...

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Overrated. The food nor the service warrant the hype. Very average Italian however the cellar environment is plus.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Come here for the pasta but not the loud dinner crowds. Acoustics in the downstairs seating area are very poor. Our waitstaff needed to repeat something 4 times for several trips to our table due to the noise level.

Do not order the fried vegetables and shrimp - very average in flavor and was not worth the $17. I had the whole wheat pasta with duck ragu and the portion was a little small for the price tag, but it slightly made up for the noise and bland appetizer.

Dine before the 7PM dinner rush or request to sit in the semi-private lower floor dining area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We recently ate at Bacaro when visiting New York City with friends for the weekend. We were staying in China Town and it was great to find this place tucked away within walking distance of our hotel. We had a wonderful leisurely meal with delicious food and wine. The service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always great, been coming here for years and they never disappoint.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Bacaro is well worth venturing into Chinatown. The food is absolutely delicious - highly recommend the crab salad, duck ragu and lambrusco.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Rustic NY restaurants are my favorite - Bacaro takes "rustic" to a level beyond rustic (in a bad way) - more like old, unimaginative, and cramped with a feeling of being in my neighbor's basement. Love the sister restaurant, Peasant. Actually had to leave Bacaro after the appetizer to go to Peasant.
Service at Bacaro was slow and overly casual. Our appetizer of mozzarella and tomatoes was excellent, cocktails severed very slowly and at different times were only OK. Will not go back, but if the area will certainly go back to Peasant. Hard to believe these restaurants are associated.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The staff is really attentive and helpful, the food is delicious and approachable, and I love the whole rustic wine cellar vibe they have going on.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Impressed with the decor - nice surprise.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was quite good and authentic. Service was fantastic with very attentive waitstaff. I also LOVED the rustic italian decor.

I was in the area and OpenTable lead me here through solid ratings. Thank you OpenTable!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It was a typical NY Italian restaurant. Nothing to write home about. Not a value meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Ambience in what stands out the most about this place - so quaint and charming. Food tasted good and service was amazing. Great for group dinners.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Went for a birthday party was fun

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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food and ambiance here was good. The service was quite slow though for pre-dinner drinks and getting the bill to us. Good value for money.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Cozy basement location. Food was only ok. Nothing special. Service was a bit slow. Ordered 3 starters and one pasta dish. Non of them were really good and especially vs their price. I won't be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Pleasantly surpized the ambiance the atmosphere the food and the service . All 5 star. Odd location but hidden gem....highly recommended

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

so so good. my family and i went for my birthday. amazing menu and great staff. i honestly wanted to come back the next night to try everything on the menu. I would recomend this to anyone

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

A small but lively upstairs bar with stairs that lead you into the catacombs of private, candlelit dining downstairs. Bacaro seems unchanged in decor, but with all the modern services and charm expected to compete with NYC's elite. Highly recommend the Spaghetti Nero and Broccoli Rabe. The staff is friendly, patient, and the absolute opposite of pushy, making this neighborhood gem great for any kind of occasion. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

It was a busy evening when we went because of a party in the main room. We weren't able to sit down for 50 minutes after our scheduled reservation because some guests before us decided to loiter after the check came, but the restaurant's staff were apologetic and provided us with free prosecco and dessert. The food was so great it made up for the wait!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 6, 2017

It was ok- service was good, the place was nice. The food was underwhelming at best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Nicole was an outstanding server - she was quick, funny, attentive

Thank you for a great evening

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Our favorite Italian restaurant when we go downtown. Cozy atmosphere with delicious food and professional attentive staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy
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