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Bacco Ristorante and Pizzeria

93 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour 4pm-6pm 7 days a week
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Phone number
(970) 282-9412
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marco Monnani
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Private party facilities
Large back room that can seat up to 30 comfortably, not completely enclosed but great for a family or friends get together. Our bar/lounge area is separate from the main dining area and can seat 25 with standing room for up to 40.

The whole restaurant is available for private parties of 100-150.
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Private party contact
Hunter: (970) 270-6842
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Bacco catering is happy to serve any variety of events. From small parties to large groups. Drop off or full service catering is available. Any party up to 75 is more than welcome. Catering events are handled on a case by case basis.
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Cross street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 93 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdcgenius (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on August 21, 2014

The ambiance was lacking, the atmosphere was pretty sterile for an Italian restaurant. I don't often send things back, but the Veal Marsala is inedible. It looked bad even before I took my 1st bite. They replaced it with Chicken Parmagiana which was much better.

Fort Collins is new to us but I have to believe there is better Italian food in town.

Lorna (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2014

I had the arugula salad which was not so good. A huge heap of greens with a few shaves of hard cheese. Way too much finesse. Then my carpaccio had another fistul of arugula on top so you couldn't see the beef. Really unappetizing. That night I had a tummy ache...too much arugula?

Tweety329 (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2014

We went to the restaurant for dinner on a Wednesday evening after finding no availability at the restaurant we intended to go to. The restaurant is in more of a professional plaza location but don't let that scare you away. The Bread and dipping oil was fabulous. The Mozzarella in Carrozza appetizer was a different take on fried mozzarella - I thought it was just OK, my adult son really liked it. For dinner we enjoyed our entrees (1 Vitello Marsala and 2 Pollo Saltimbocca); although we did find it a bit odd that the sides for the entrees included mashed potatoes and not a pasta (it is an Italian restaurant after all). That said, the food was very good. Service was very attentive yet non-intrusive.

Judy (Denver)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

This is a good restaurant on the west side of Fort Collins. The food is excellent and there is a wide variety on the menu. My only reservation is that, because of the high ceiling, I think it would be very noisy if crowded.

NOCOfoodie (Denver)
2.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

The quality of the food at Bacco in Fort Collins has declined since they first opened. I have eaten there at least 4 times now, and must say that this last visit doesn't entice me to return very soon. My salmon was fishy and over cooked, while the potatoes that were served with my salmon were cold, not at all fluffy and tasted terrible. The waitress was very nice and responded well to my dislike of the food. She demonstrated good customer service and replaced my meal with something else promptly. Also, if you are looking for ambiance, don't expect to find it here. The owners would do well to hire an interior designer to warm up the place by adding some plush curtains and some extra lighting where needed. Get rid of tacky art!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2014

We travel to Ft. Collins for team swim meets. We found Bacco last year, as a dining place for our swimmers. They are accommodating, the food is outstanding and the prices are reasonable. We ate there three times this weekend - each meal was delicious!

Goodfoodlover (Denver)
2.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

We took my in-laws to try this place while they were visiting from a small town in TN. My Father-in-Law was the only one who liked his pizza but he usually gets his from his local gas station.

Frank (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2014

In a city replete with fabulous restaurants, Bacco is a new emerging star. It is a couple if blocks off of the "parking challenged" main drag and thus easily accessible. The food is amazing, imaginative and well prepared. The ambience is subdued and it is perfect for a quiet dinner for two or with friends. The service is impeccable, timely and friendly. In short, DO NOT MISS!

wendy8882 (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 5, 2014

Food was amazing. Although I was a fan of the large appetizer plate: meat only included a raw fish, I think salmon, and a shaved sausage of some kind. Other than that, it was pretty great!

vipClosed (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 9, 2014

This was our first time to Bacco. I was intrigued by the positive reviews on Open Table for a restaurant not in Old Town. It is actually very good. Very decent wine selection. Quite a few menu choices and it looks like you could do a decent tasting menu/ tapas with the appetizers. The pasta we ordered was cooked well and tasted very good. Someone compared it to the Chop House, I don't think they are at that level, but they could get there with work. Very reasonably priced. The only down side to this place is the odd layout of the restaurant and the view of the parking lot and street.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

We had a group of 10 to go to dinner to celebrate my daughter graduating from CSU. Everybody ordered something different, and everyone enjoyed their dinner! Prices were very reasonable also!

Cordie (Denver)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

The restaurant is dependable and veggie friendly. The mista salad is refreshing.

Lisa (Denver)
5.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

We went to Bacco for Mother's Day lunch. Great menu - reminded us of our time in Italy. The selections were wide ranging and all our meals were delicious. The bread and basil/olive oil were excellent. Very good service.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 2, 2014

When I arrived, I honestly didn't know what to expect, as it was my friend who had found the restaurant, I only made the reservation. Inside the waiters and waitresses were amazingly polite, and willing to help us make a decision on dinner. They let us hold onto the menus throughout our appetizers, as we were torn between choosing and even then, our waiter offered to let us hold onto it longer as a just in case. The meal I had (slow-braised short ribs with mashed potatoes and spinach) was the most delicious meal I've ever had out. I honestly don't know why they gave me a knife to cut it, it just fell apart. I'm honestly amazed at how wonderful it was. I will definitely dine there again.

Manapouri (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2014

This is one of the better restaurants in Ft. Collins - and not over-priced. Excellent food and good wine selection. Good ambiance as well, although there was hardly anyone else there (Monday night) so we don't know how noisy it would be when full. I will definitely be back.

Rugger (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2014

Fabulous! Simply

vipHappycouple (Denver)
4.0  Dined on April 5, 2014

The happy hour prices make trying and frequenting this restaurant a no-brainer. Good food at great prices. The mussels and brussel sprouts were great. A couple of items were under cooked and left room for improvement: the pizza and fried zucchini. Also the arugula in my beet salad was a bit wilted and had a few yellow leaves, the beets and mozzarella part were amazing though! Still a nice way to try several small plates.

Hendrix (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 30, 2014

We tried Baccos for the first time and really enjoyed our dinner.

Samantha (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2014

My husband and I are eat out often and are always looking for something that's the caliber of Canyon Chop House. Bacco's food and wine selections are absolutely fabulous! The quality and freshness of the ingredients, the attention to detail and the preparation and presentation are all far superior to any Italian restaurant we've tried in Colorado. The ambiance is not there as the large windows look out onto a parking lot or a busy street. It would probably help if this large expanse of glass was lightly draped. The food is truly 4-star and we will definitely return often.

Debzzz (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 28, 2014

Good happy hour menu, variety and prices. However food was a mixed bag. The fried eggplant was horribly undercooked and so greasy it was dripping...inedible. The Caprese was good, the shrimp was spicy but tasty. Will give it another try in case this was a fluke.

Sitich716 (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

Food was excellent; flavorful and rich. Service was prompt and very good. Wine selection was reasonably priced and quite good.

GoSpursGo (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

The food at Bacco is amazing and its at a great price!!! They were very understaffed for a Saturday night! It took 30 minutes to get our drinks!! We really should have left, but my husband was craving their lobster ravioli!! Never saw a manager either! Once they figure out the staffing...this place will be a homerun!

RaeRae (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 20, 2014

A friendly atmosphere. The waitstaff was very helpful. Food was mediocre.

Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2014

The menu was lovely and our server very cordial. The wait staff was overwhelmed -- need more servers. The layout of the restaurant is awkward which makes it even more difficult for the servers to keep up. They ran out of bread and weren't able to refill until our meal was over.

Spence (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere, friendly service, and decent food. Considering the reasonable prices and quality of food, I was not disappointed. The food is not spectacular, but didn't have to be for what this place is; a neighborhood dining option that offers nice dishes at a reasonable price.

Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

I've been here twice now, and food is excellent. On normal nights, they have an extensive list of tapas and different sized plates of interesting, tasty food. There are also great wine selections. Their Valentine's day 4-course fixed price menu was delicious food. My husband loved the short ribs and I had excellent lobster ravioli. However, they struck out in terms of creating a romantic evening. The lights were bright, it was noisy, and the tables were more crowded together than usual. We had to place our whole order at once and they brought each course out before we had finished the previous one. It seemed obvious that the goal was to get as many tables in and out as quickly as possible. Would not go back on a "special" night again.

Lovelandguy (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

We've eaten at Bacco several times and thought it would be a great place for a romantic Valentine's dinner. The regular menu was not available but they offered a very well priced four course prix fixe menu instead. The courses came out a little closer together but the quality was quite good. A very generous crab cake to start, arugala salad followed by entree and dessert. I prefer the normal tapas menu but for a special occasion this prix fixe was a lot of bang for the buck and delicious

dlcan (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

The first time we dined at Bacco it was great. So we thought we'd go for Valentine's Day dinner. We were greeted nicely and seated quickly despite being about 15 minutes late. Then it went down hill. Our service was mediocre. We had to ask for our pesto dipping oil. We were informed that the only option for our 2 year old grand daughter was lobster ravioli (4 pieces for $8). No plain pasta in a Mediterranean restaurant?? Our food was brought, luke warm at best. Not the dining experience we know they are capable of. We 'll give them one more try before deciding on future visits.

Dudley (Denver)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

My initial hunch proved accurate, the abundance of available tables on Valentines day was a clear warning. Based on the menu I was able to view through Open Table I decided to go against my hunch. Unfortunately, there was no indication anywhere that the menu would be out the window to be replaced with a very limited Chef's selection of starters, salads and entrées for $29 per person. The starters and salads were basically the same, mostly arugula with some small, sparse additives. The entrées were literally no better than cafeteria fare. I would bet my ridiculous salary that the garlic mashers were reconstituted. It reminded me of the food I get at the ski area, extremely overpriced and devoid of any culinary merit whatsoever.

ValentineSpeedEating (Denver)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

The menu and food were very good.

We felt rushed the entire time. We placed our order and within 2 minutes our apps were in front of us. Before our apps were done our 2nd course was in front of us. Same for the entree. Any time we put our forks down for a second the waiter asked if he could box up the rest. (3 times we were asked)

A 4 course meal lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes from the moment we walked in untill we left. Not what we were expecting for a valentines dinner

I would not recommend for special occasions and maybe not even friday or saturday nights but sunday thru thursday, you should have a very plesant evening