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Il Bacaro

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Il Bacaro Review

With a handful of choice tables set outside against an ivy-draped wall, this tiny candlelit spot not far from the Pantheon makes for an ideal evening, equally suited for a romantic twosome or close friends and convivial conversation. Pastas—like orecchiette (little ear-shaped pasta) with prosciutto crudo and radicchio, a dish that lip-smacks of Puglia—are star players. As a bonus, the kitchen keeps its clients from picking at each other's plates by offering side dishes of all the pastas ordered among those at the table. The choice main courses are mostly meat—the Argentine beef with balsamic vinegar or London broil–style marinated in olive oil and rosemary are winners.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via degli Spagnoli 27, Piazza Navona, Rome, 00186 | Map It
  • Phone: 06/6872554
  • Website:
  • Location: Navona

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch weekdays. Closed 3 wks at Christmas/New Year's.
Updated: 03-25-2014

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    Creative twist on traditional tastes

    This is a great spot for a romantic dinner. The outside tables are cute, but a little close. The inside has a corner table for two that is wonderful. The food is outstanding and the menu reaches a bit outside the norm of traditional Italian dishes - but not too far. The chef was experiementing with raw food and had a wonderful carpaccio of artichoke appetizer. That evening there were many meat and fish dishes that were raw. Don't fear traditionalists, the pasta with broccoli and black truffles was awesome and the risotto out of this world. Much more creative with vegetables than the typical spot. Higher end on the pricing, but well worth it.

    by szocchi, 10/11/07
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    Il Bacaro Review

    The best meal we had on our trip!! You must have reservations because the place is tiny, but it is charming and the food was wonderful. For an appetizer we had asparagus with quail eggs and shaved truffles and it was superb, as was the foie gras. Three of us had different beef dishes that were all wonderful. One of them came with a roasted tomato that was a taste treat. The wine they recommended was great, the service terrific. The desserts, chocolate mousse with hot chocolate sauce and hot crumble which looked like granola but tasted much better, were great as was the expresso. The little sides of pasta were a lovely touch and the meal started with an amuse bouche of a sort of quiche that was great too. I highly recommend this restaurant!

    by jgetts, 12/3/09
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    Il Bacaro Review

    A very tiny restaurant nestled near the Piazza Navona, this was a nice dinner although it certainly wasn't the BEST we had in Rome on our romantic weekend getaway. I had the beef filet with the balasmic vinegar and shaved parmasean; it was a beautiful blend of flavors. Just a few points for travelers looking for a romantic, fancy setting...this isn't the place. However, you can certainly enjoy good food in a quaint setting that happens to have dimly lit candles. I must admit if I travel back to Rome that I won't be stopping back. Food was very good; atmosphere was ok; service was mediocre and the value was average.

    by Cas206, 6/17/11
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    Il Bacaro Review

    This restaurant was recommended by the owner of our hotel. We appreciated the quiet location and good food and would recommend it to friends, but we've had more memorable meals in Rome.

    by Jean, 10/31/11

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