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Bacco is a restaurant which serves Italian cuisine with dishes including pan-fried veal escalope with mixed mushrooms; Tuscan style pappardelle with slow-cooked hare ragout and taglioni with scallops, crab, garlic and olive oil. A thoughtfully compiled wine list is available at Bacco and includes wines from various regions of Italy.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00

TUE

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00

WED

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00

THU

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00

FRI

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00

SAT

17:30 - 22:00

SUN

CLOSED

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By Jen H.

Went there on Saturday night and the food and atmosphere were both brilliant. The service was good and the menu varied with some really delicious alternatives to the usual Italian food menu. Particularly the seafood stood out and was delicious. Wine was tasty and they accepted our 50% view card offer with no problems We were really impressed.


By Kelly H.

A pleasant, well-priced Italian restaurant, Bacco is worth a visit if you’re in the area and get a sudden craving for pasta.

The Venue
Bacco is a pleasant, if simple, proposition. Large canopies hang low over the street, marking its presence and partially shading the big windows and plants outside. Inside, the decor is comforting and homely with lots of woods, wine bottles acting as decorative points of interest, nicely dressed up tables partially covered with little white tablecloths and gleaming glassware everywhere you look. The leather seating is comfortable and shows that it’s not all style over substance. It’s the kind of place you can happily settle into for a long evening of drinking wine and slurping spaghetti.

The Atmosphere
There’s a relaxed vibe at Bacco and one that’s conducive to a lazy, boozy dinner. The staff can be a little abrupt at times, which is surprising if the restaurant isn’t full to bursting, but the service is quick and efficient and their knowledge of the menu strong enough that they can offer good recommendations. Being located where it is, there is a strong tourist contingent in the customer base, but a trickle of local office workers make their way across the threshold, too.

The Food
The menu at Bacco is competitively priced and two people can quite easily dine here for £30 with wine. The pasta dishes are decent, as you’d expect from an Italian restaurant, with risottos also making a mark. For example, the risotto con funghi selvatici e parmigiano (£10.50) is well portioned with plenty of chunks of plump, earthy mushrooms countering the creamy, gooey rice. However, it is a little on the bland side and is just lacking a bit of seasoning. Far better is the spaghetti al pomodoro (£7.50), which is conversely perfectly seasoned. The spaghetti is al dente and light and is served in a very simple, slightly sweet pomodoro tomato sauce, which is lifted by some peppery basil leaves.

The Drink
The wine menu is lengthy and has clearly been well thought out with some interesting grape varieties and regions thrown in. However, the price quickly escalates from £15.90 to £30 and over so if you’re watching the pennies you’ll find your options distinctly more limited. The strangest addition to the drink selection, however, is the cocktails. Cocktails in an Italian restaurant? Really? Try these at your peril – for £7 a pop you’re probably better off going to a proper cocktail bar after dinner and sticking to the wine.

The Last Word
Restaurants like Bacco are ten-a-penny in London, but it’s not a bad option if you’re in Holborn and fancy some pasta.


By Lisa B.

Bacco restaurant was absolutely great, we have enjoyed every minute of it. Food and service were excellent...Will definitely go back again...


By Lisa B.

Bacco restaurant was absolutely great, we have enjoyed every minute of it. Food and service were excellent...Will definitely go back again...


By Bianca S.

i gave this place a try last night and really liked it. fabulous starters (we had the scallops, the mussels, and a variation of a caprese salad) and very tasty mains (we chose pasta). i thought the portion sizes were just right, and it compared very favourably with another Italian in the area i tried the night before - quality over quantity here. the staff were very attentive and friendly, although i was conscious at the end that we were the last people there and they were keen for us to finish, i won't hold this against them too much (though I've docked 1 star for this and the fact that a couple of dishes were unavailable) i thought the prices were fair given the quality, but with the 50% off offer it's an outrageously good deal. would definitely go again, and recommend to others who haven't tried it.


By Bianca S.

i gave this place a try last night and really liked it. fabulous starters (we had the scallops, the mussels, and a variation of a caprese salad) and very tasty mains (we chose pasta). i thought the portion sizes were just right, and it compared very favourably with another Italian in the area i tried the night before - quality over quantity here. the staff were very attentive and friendly, although i was conscious at the end that we were the last people there and they were keen for us to finish, i won't hold this against them too much (though I've docked 1 star for this and the fact that a couple of dishes were unavailable) i thought the prices were fair given the quality, but with the 50% off offer it's an outrageously good deal. would definitely go again, and recommend to others who haven't tried it.


By Barrie S.

I was unfortunate enugh to have been invited to Bacco in Red Lion St. I smelled a rat when I arrived at 12.30pm and the place was empty. The menu was very poor, the portions very small, no veg of any kind with the main course and the service was cold and unpleasant. I would never go there again. As far as my star rating would be * just one. Barriebrdc

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