Taverna Di Bacco

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Taverna Di Bacco is an authentic Italian Restaurant located in New York City's hip Lower East Side with a charming rustic decor. Chef Maurzio Crescenzo brings his traditional family recipes to the neighborhood. Food has never been far from the center of his life. Menu includes homemade pastas (gluten free pasta availailable upon request), homemade sauces, and selection of decadent homemade desserts and much more to discover.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Mauricio was great !

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vipJohnF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and a warm welcome!!!!!!!

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kathyk4711
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at this outstanding restaurant in the Lower East Side, our go-to place!

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DebbieP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 20+ people for a special occasion and it was perfect! The owner, chef, and servers were so accommodating and kind. They made sure we made it to our event on time. And the food was spectacular! We are so thankful and grateful we picked Taverna Di Bacco!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, always delicious.

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LouW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch and loved it! Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Will return for sure.

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vipKajR
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Maurizio and his wife consistently provide an attentive and caring environment to eat. Whether you’re just by yourself, or with a group, you’ll be at home here.

The food is great, I often eat their specials. Even when the Chef is not in, the food is equally high quality, a great sign of him having built a quality operation.

Make sure you try the Black Widow dessert, a mildly spicy dark chocolate yumminess. And finish your meal with Maurizio’s favorite brandy from Italy, Vecchia Romagna!

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vipMLNado
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Small, intimate venue. Very friendly owner. I think he may do a fair amount of the cooking too. He was behind the bar when we arrived. Came to our table and greeted us. Came back to talk about some specials and a few dishes. He said that the server would go through all the specials when the other two in our party arrived. We had an early dinner (5-ish), so there was only one other table of what appeared to have been friends of the owner and servers. Our server was very delayed in getting us menues, then in returning for any service. We asked about the specials, and it was probably another 10 minutes or so before she returned with those---mostly because she was visiting with her friends. We are fine with the socializing and joy of friendship, but it came at the price of service to other patrons. There were only 4 of us, and it took a very long time for the entrees to come out----maybe 30 minutes? And there was only one other table of patrons at the restaurant. So, I wonder how all that works when there is a full house. Finally, our server had a terrible body odor issue. I hate to bring it up, but it was something that interfered with enjoying our experience. Every time she came to the table, we had to brace ourselves and recover after she left.

Finally, the food was pretty good. I think it might be worth returning for another try.

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vipRick
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can't decide, ask the chef to surprise you. It's not on the menu but should be!

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vipDENISEL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place… Excellent service… Fabulous food

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viplesliec
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by this last minute dinner reservation on a rainy night. The hostess was very welcoming and the pasta was perfection. It’s rare I find pasta as good as I find in Italy. The Cacio Pepe here was most memorable!

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vipDinaG
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The garlic bread is a must have! Meatballs were delicious - Cacio e pepe was a hit in a Parmesan bowl - homemade desserts amazing! Italian wine list with good value

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vipChrisE
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal, ambiance and service. My family and I are longtime fans of Maurizio’s cuisine and enjoy each opportunity to dine at Taverna di Bacco.

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TTnyc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service!

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TCanDaMan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

overpriced, food was bland. no red sauce for the eggplant parmesan or the chicken parmesan. the salad had almost nothing in it and it was 14 dollars.

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HeatherH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Weird atmosphere—smelled a bit icky, not well decorated, had no ambiance. Guests seemed like tourists who had randomly wandered in, not people who had purposely chosen this place for its great food. That said, the food was totally fine (we only had pasta and a side vegetable), although nothing special whatsoever. There are too many great restaurants in NYC to ever go here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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BethC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful being back.

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JessM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect always perfect

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vipElleC
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Fantastic, tender, flavorful lamb shank that falls off the bone! Black seafood fettuccine lacked a bit of flavor & could’ve been spicier. Good selection of wines. ‘Two Bills’ mezcal jalapeño cocktail so-so. Service spotty despite not being very busy.

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vipgene
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is what NYC and Italian food is all about. This is a special restaurant spot in the lower east side. The owner is super nice and is an incredible cook. The staff is friendly and very responsive. This is my go to restaurant when I come into NYC from Arizona.

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vipkyri
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Tonight I enjoyed the gnocchi with lamb/ pork ragu & hubby had cavatelli with scallops/ sea bass. Also had the Bacco cocktail which was tasty & potent! We shared Cioccolato ai Formaggio dessert... better than I remember it the first time we had it! And the amaro was definitely a great finish to the meal...we will be back of course!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to sit outside and enjoy a world class meal.

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Valeriea
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever! Choice ingredients expertly prepared; excellent wines; warm friendly atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and amazing service!

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vipGlobalbyr
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and most amazing service from Jean-Claude and the owner. Truly enjoyable. Don’t miss the special dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend more. It’s the perfect Italian staple in the neighborhood. The service makes the experience memorable and fun. The food the comfort-Italian that you love been looking for. True quality all around. Great for date night since it’s not overwhelmingly loud, but also great if you want a friend or family get together as well.

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MarkS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for fun, meetings, family or travelers. Awesome food and service!

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JakeR
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We purchased a ceaser salad (good), meatballs (small and overpriced), and chicken parm dinners (small, chicken was tough, and over priced). The service was good but the food itself was very blahh. I wouldn't recommend my friend to this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been following Maurizio since he opened Grano over 20 years ago. He just keeps getting better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It wasn’t open

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, it was smaller portions than normally given at an Italian restaurant but they did not leave me hungry. I am just normally used to giant plates but in reality it is normally too much! My one complaint was the waiter, he was a little over the top but definitely not enough to stop me from going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice place no interest in keeping food good anymore.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the busiest place on the block, I think it’s more of a hidden gem. The lasagna was a bit salty, but still very good, and every other dish was fantastic. Service was excellent, ambiance couldn’t be beat. I would definitely eat here again.

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dinnerdude
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I recommend this casual Italian pub to anyone looking for a quality, rustic meal. From the soup that was on special to the homemade gnocci and the fusilli pasta with wild boar, all was tasty. Mauritzio was a charming server all around. Great place for a couple who want to sit and eat and talk casually without being pressured.

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vipDiana
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta dishes and steak tartare. Great service from server Jean-Claude and owner Maurizio. They were very friendly to my friends and me, making it a very fun night! Wish it could be my regular neighborhood place.

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Motikon
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Terrific service, cozy atmosphere, good menu and simply prepared, high quality Italian food.

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a warm personal atmosphere with top notch food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great evening!

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vipLAURAS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. And loved the ambiance. We found out that the owner Mauricio was on Chopped and won! He told us the story, which was really fun and special. The meatballs were excellent as was the pillow like gnocchi. The dessert, something like Black Magic, was great, a mound of chocolate with peppercorns that popped in your mouth. Unusual and delicious. Now this place is a favorite!

FAQs

Taverna Di Bacco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 477-0077.

Taverna Di Bacco is rated 4.6 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.