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About Taverna Di Bacco

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.

175 Ludlow St.
New York, NY 10002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch - Monday - Friday : 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dinner - Monday - Saturday: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Brunch - Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dinner on Sunday: 5 p.m . - 12 a.m.

Cross Street:
Between East Houston and Stanton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 477-0077

Website:
http://www.tavernadibacco.com/

Executive Chef:
Maurizio Crescenzo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Taverna Di Bacco Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (5)
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Good for Groups (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I made a reservation for 3 at 8:30pm and found out I would be running late. Unfortunately the phone number listed on the website does not get a live person, so I could not let them know. I ended up arriving at the place at 9:15pm with 6 people and was met by the Chef after entering. He was so pleasant and seated us as though we were expected all of the time. Our dinner was amazing. We let the chef prepare us appetizers of his choice which were spectacular. The Burratta on a bed of spaghetti squash is a must of you go. Pasta and porchetta dishes were spot on and everyone raved about their meals. Finished with wonderful desserts picked by the chef again and great conversation as he stopped by a number of times to check on us. It felt like we were in his home dining and not at a restaurant.
A memorable evening that I look forward to repeating the next time I am in the Lower East Side.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a lovely restaurant! Food was outstanding, great cocktails, and the most wonderful, warm, & gracious staff! The ONLY downside is that it's rock concert loud! To be fair, we were there at 9:00 PM on a Saturday... we'll definitely be back, but maybe not at peak time.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Consistently amazing food! The best pasta this side of the atlantic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Super owners. Very good food. Very nice night out. You will definitely enjoy.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amongst all the restaurants in NYC, this is one of our favorite local restaurants! Cannot recommend it enough!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Been here twice, incredible service and food both times. Definitely pricey, but worth it. Will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Taverna Di Bacco has turned into our favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. The pasta's are impeccable, the meats are cooked and taste perfect but above all else the service and hospitality from the staff and owners/chef is the absolute best.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great Italian restaurant in LES, Chef Maurizio is always warm and charming. Menu has some staples but you can hear specials of beef,pork and veal. I always perfect the eggplant . In the warmer months the outdoor patio is refreshing.
We will continue to be frequent guests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Service was good, nice garden area, but food was really poor. We ordered steak, medium rare. Two orders served wrong, well done. It had no flavor. Husband ordered pasta dish, not even up to mediocre. SO many better restaurants in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Service was horrible, wait staff fairly incompetent, and the restaurant was not crowded. One entree completely forgotten. Much better choices in the neighborhood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent music, polite and professional staff, delicious food and superb wine selection

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We all enjoyed our meals completely

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very quiet on a sat in the summer. Truly fantastic. Great food. Shannon was an awesome waitress with great recommendations. Would go back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Another perfect summer evening in Maurizio's garden. Spectacularly fresh, seasonal food. Delightful service. So relaxing. Can't wait for our next visit...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Everything was perfect (except for the deafening noise coming from the patio of the restaurant next door's bottomless brunch).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Organic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Lovely space, good food and very friendly staff!!!

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

Many in my party were disappointed in the food. Avoid the lamb (most expensive dish that was recommended by server) and the fish (disliked by a fish-loving party member).

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We love this place! The food, the drinks, the service, and of course Chef Maurizio!!!!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

You wouldn't believe how good the burger is. My husabnd, who LOVES Italian food and pasta, decided, for some reason, to order the burger. It was one of the best we've ever had. He's usually very picky about condiments and we didn't need ANY on this one!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

A group of 11 turned up here simply for reasons of geography and that they had some gluten free choices. I would have given all categories 5 stars but then readers may think this is set up. The bartender was wonderful, attentive, helpful, etc. The waitress was lovely as well. attentive, kind, and not intrusive. Everything came out at once and was hot. The setting is great and the outdoor dining is very quiet. The accommodated my friend's need for no gluten and gluten free beer.

We had the assortment of meats & cheeses, meatballs, as well as the octupus as a appetizer. My wife had the chicken (pollo) which is one of the chefs specials and I had the chicken parm. I can't say enough about my dish as it was different in a great way and my limited taste of my wife's was also great. You will not be sorry.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always delish. Taverna Di Bacco never fails to provide very good food in a relaxed atmosphere. Maurizio, the owner is a wonderful guy who appreciates your business. One of our go-to spots.

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 (London)·Dined on June 5, 2017

A wonderful restaurant. Had dinner for 10 guests for my partner's birthday. The staff were accommodating and patient with the large group - more than that, they were cheerful and friendly! The food is exceptional, and we met the chef after who is a delight. I would recommend for large groups to a romantic dinner for two.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

1st we went there b/c of an email fr Open Table implying that it was "NY Italian Restaurants Food Wk". Well it appears Open Table never informed the restaurant. However, Mauricio the owner found out about the mix up and turned the whole experience into a taste testing menu and the rest is history. We will be going bk there often and always. Total class act from top to bottom. 5 stars

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

My boyfriend and I accidentally discovered this restaurant a few months ago and we've returned 3 times the staff could not be any more kind and attentive. The chef is beyond welcoming and his passion is infectious. The food is amazing. And I had the pleasure of actually guessing one of his secret ingredients correctly. If you love food and ready for an amazing culinary experience we 100% reccomend this restaurant

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

interesting location, comfortable dining area, attentive service, menu varied, our dinners good to excellent. definitely worth a try

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

I had colleagues in from the UK and across the country. We let Maurizio choose our menu and devoured every amazing dish we were served. Having the chef surprise you with dishes is a great way to enjoy the meal and spend the evening!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

If you like good tasty Italian food, do not go here.

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 (Austin)·Dined on May 7, 2017

All around great dinner - atmosphere, service, food, wine selection.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We had our parents in town and decided to end our weekend at Taverna di Bacco. We were so excited to share our favorite restaurant with family. We had talked it up for months in advance. Yet somehow Chef Maurizio and his staff exceeded all possible expectations in both food and hospitality. There are no words -- just go!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Amazing! Owner is great!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I forget the owner's name but he could not have been more friendly and a superb host. We celebrated a low key birthday and had a fantastic time! Noise level is fine as we were able to have a nice conversation without shouting. Food is fantastic and the craft cocktails and wine list is very good and very reasonable. A true neighborhood fine. I will be back to dine again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The ambiance cannot be beat; the owner greeted us and was very warm and friendly. The food was delicious, flavorful and fresh. The price is what I would expect for the lower east side, but not overpriced. The alcohol was a tad overpriced for what it is, but that is every single place in the area. Service was friendly and prompt, and the restaurant as a whole was very clean. Highly recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Delightful dinner with great service and delicious food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The pastas were great, especially enjoyed fresh gnocchi with kale pesto. All pastas can be prepared gluten-free, and were just as delicious. Although they were busy, service was very attentive and accommodated all our requests.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Can't recommend the "award-winning" chocolate with manchego cheese dessert. While an interesting and curious mix, didn't work for us. Sometimes things that sound weird turn out to be just that.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I ordered the ravioli special, and it was absolutely exquisite. The portion was small considering the price ($26), but the flavor was sublime and it was cooked to al dente perfection. I have never tasted ravioli this delicious. My spouse had the roasted chicken, and it, too, was out of this world. This is not a cheap date, but the food is amazing, the service is excellent, and the ambience is lovely.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Have some drinks to forget your dining experience the service was good as the waitress recited the specials but then no one ever came back to us for a very long. Then several different waitresses came by having no idea what was going on. They brought out the wrong food. Dinner was fair but the fish of the day was very overpriced. The Apple Pie was cold and tasteless

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food was amazing!!! The restaurant is beautiful! And the service was outstanding. They even made me something off the menu. They ran out of some dishes but offered us a round of drinks and honestly cared about our experience. So very refreshing to be treated like family. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Taverna di Bacco has become our favorite place in the LES. We brought friends with us this time (for brunch) and they loved it as well. Mauricio and his wife are truly amazing. The food is excellent. Great atmosphere. Exceptional service. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Good food not great service.

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