A really charming place in an unexpected location on the Lower East Side/ Chinatown border. The subterranean dining room is very cosy and there is a private room which holds about 12 which is also very nice. The owner who is very personable and gives excellent recommendations about both food and wine. the cuisine is from Veneto. Some of the menu items have slightly different names from what you may be used to. The black cuttlefish spaghetti was excellent. This is definitely a great find and we will return.
It was amazing
We had a good time here. The spaghetti neri is worth trying as well as the gnochetti. The Italian wine selection is ample enough. The place is warm and cozy. Servers were competent and efficient. I can see myself going back if find myself in the area.
Great place great food actually feels like venice but à noisier atmosphere. Lots of cool bars next doors.
Honestly, it wasn’t anything to write home about. The ambience was nice, but the food was nothing special.
Everything was great except the meals tend to have very little protein but overall great experience
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.
Great food and love ambiance
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.
Small space. A bit cramped.
Proper italian food and beautiful environment.
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.
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.
Terrible experience - management unhelpful, food mediocre, noise level atrocious.
Place is amazing. The eel sauce in pasta is so gpof
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.
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.
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.
Waitress was not attentive. Left us with out drinks on multiple occasions.
Lovely wait staff and amazing food. Planning on going again!
Its a cool cavernous space and I spotted Chloe Sevigny there which added to the people watching pleasure.
Interesting place. Good food. A bit out of the way, but in an interesting area.
Bacaro is amazing!!! Great food tucked away in nowhere with refined service and low key excellence. Please don't spread the word...
Overrated. The food nor the service warrant the hype. Very average Italian however the cellar environment is plus.
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.
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.
Always great, been coming here for years and they never disappoint.
Bacaro is well worth venturing into Chinatown. The food is absolutely delicious - highly recommend the crab salad, duck ragu and lambrusco.
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.
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.
Impressed with the decor - nice surprise.
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!
It was a typical NY Italian restaurant. Nothing to write home about. Not a value meal.
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.
Went for a birthday party was fun
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.
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.
Pleasantly surpized the ambiance the atmosphere the food and the service . All 5 star. Odd location but hidden gem....highly recommended
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
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.