Il Baccaro restaurant

Meeting House Square, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

€€

108 reviews
4 stars - based on 108 reviews
Il Baccaro Restaurant is based in Temple bar Dublin. An Eighteenth century wine merchants cellar in the heart of Dublin hosts this atmospheric Italian tavern since 1997.

A romantic restaurant and wine bar tucked into a secluded corner in Meeting House Square, Il Baccaro Restaurant serves authentic Italian food - this charming taverna is a hit with native Italians from across the city.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:30pm - 10:30pm
Tue4:00pm - 10:30pm
Wed4:00pm - 10:30pm
Thu4:00pm - 10:30pm
Fri12:30pm - 10:30pm
Sat12:30pm - 10:30pm
Sun4:00pm - 10:30pm

CAPACITY
64 people

CUISINES
European, Italian, Wine Bar

FACILITIES

Will cater for children Wine Only Accept major credit cards Coeliac options available Veggie options available Terraced dining area Seafood available

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Il Baccaro

tonylynch11155290650
Meath
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th May 2015 (visited 6 May 2015 )

Nice food, lovely staff, very enjoyable evening!

Il Baccaro

orlamc2121254133
Dublin
56 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th March 2015 (visited 12 February 2015 )

Lovely setting with the most gorgeous furniture I've ever seen! But the food stole the show- delightful bruschetta with a nicely spicy arrabiata which I had with chicken - so so good! €18 for a two course early bird with tea or coffee- super value and perfect location for after work dinner with the girls!

Il Baccaro

brian.oneillbeano

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th February 2015 (visited 13 February 2015 )

Favorite place to dine in town.

Il Baccaro

SUSANJ
Dublin
176 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th February 2015 (visited 24 January 2015 )

Myself and my hubbie were at a film in IFI on Saturday afternoon and happened into Meeting House Square and Il Baccaro, have eaten there a few times before and it was time we went back. We were just popping in for a glass of wine and a bruschetta, but when we arrived in to the restaurant we noticed they were doing a lunch menu. They did not have this advertised outside and I really think they should have because it is excellent value at 7.95 for main courses and 12.50 for 2 courses. The atmosphere is always lovely in here, fantastic feeling of being in a bright Italian wine vault. The mayhem of Temple Bar is all around but you are wonderfully cossetted in this special space. We ordered bruschetta to start which was wonderful, delciously crispy on the bread and moist with the tomatoes, basil and garlic and extra oil left at the table, which all good italian restaurants do. Our penna arrabiata was lovely, the pasta being deliciously al dente and the sauce with a wonderful spicy aftertaste. We will be back,.

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martyc92
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th December 2014 (visited 6 December 2014 )

Ate here for my sisters' birthday on a very last minute decision. I was given the task of picking the place as she now lives out of Dublin and hadn't a clue where to go. I've heard good things, but they didn't live up to expectation.... They far exceeded them! As a lover of Italian food I was blown away by the food, as were all of of group. I had the venison which, I thought odd for an Italian restaurant, but the rich flavour of the meat which the hearty argue really complemented each out. Definitely a must try dish. Don't be disappointed when it lands at the table though. There are only a few pieces of meat, but its more that enough as it's so rich. The seafood dish look delicious also. I was slightly jealous I couldn't have that as well. Pricing is very reasonable. The meal came to €240 for 6 people having 3 courses, wine / beer and coffees / digestifs. The hidden location gives this place a very special feeling. It doesn't feel like an Italian restaurant in Ireland. The cellar setting could place it in any Italian city. There is a cosy feel and the staff are all very friendly and helpful (some pronunciation help, which amused us all). Overall our experience was a success. The only complaint was that it was too hot, but on a cold night it wasn't too much of a hinderance. I'd highly recommend this place. It's well worth the stroll through Temple bar to find it. Also, for those visiting during the daytime, there is outdoor seating. I will definitely be back to try it al fresco.

Il Baccaro

Tandum

54 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th November 2014 (visited 8 November 2014 )

I ate here for the first time with a friend of mine last week. The restaurant is lovely with a really good atmosphere and it feels very authentic Italian. We only got main courses and happened to get the same dish which was very tasty (the chicken dish). I ordered a portion of bread and as my friend is coeliac, they brought her some gluten free bread, we were both well impressed with that! We ordered a half carafe of wine, which was nice and good value. There were no pizzas on the menu which is good, a few pasta dishes. There isn't a massive selection of dishes to choose from but I would definitely recommend this place.

Il Baccaro

sarahjoyce84
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th August 2014 (visited 3 July 2014 )

Beautiful. Like being in Italy

Il Baccaro

dazmoriarty9661140
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 25th August 2014 (visited 23 August 2014 )

Have eaten here many times over the years and it's still a great little spot. Good food (just don't expect the usual Italian menu). Beautiful decor and atmosphere. Perhaps some good quiet music would be nice?!

Il Baccaro

screwvy
Dublin
23 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:75%

Reviewed 07th July 2014 (visited 24 May 2014 )

We had an early dinner one Saturday and we were stuffed leaving after some seriously good eating. We had a meat and cheese antipasti to start, both of us had pasta courses and then we shared tge special main of monkfish with parma ham, which my husband loved, but I wasn't mad about. We enjoyed the antipasti, the salad dressing was delicious, my husband's seafood Spaghetti was much nicer than my Pappardelle pasta in a venison ragu. There was just nothing to my main beside meat and quite dry sauce. Of course other pasta dishes may have been more to my taste. All in all it was enjoyable and I was happy to try it, but I've had better and I think it was a little over-priced for what it was.

Il Baccaro

modunne171906572
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th December 2013 (visited 7 December 2013 )

I booked for 5 people and unfortunately one of the party was sick on the night which was just as well as we had been allocated a table for 4 with an add-on. It would have been impossible for the 5th. person to sit at the table as the chair would have blocked the passage and movement of the waiters and guests. It is not on to treat customers like this and for that reason alone none of us would visit the restaurant again. When I arrived and said we were only now a party of four I felt a disappointment with the waiter that he had allocated the particular table to us but I quickly pointed out to him that a 5th person could NOT have been accommodated at the allocated table. We are a party of friends who regularly eat out, at least once a week.

Il Baccaro

evilotree
Kildare
14 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th July 2013 (visited 12 July 2013 )

Had dinner here with 2 friends. It was a beautiful evening so it was lovely to be able to sit outside. We had the early bird menu which was available on Fri which was brilliant value. We all had the antipasti to start with - lovely mix of different cured meats and cheeses - went down very well with the house red. We also had same main course of chicken - must say none of us left anything on the plate. But the tiramisu was to die for - I go back for that alone its sooo good - why can't other restaurants manage this. The staff were efficient and so friendly. I love this restaurant

Il Baccaro

Charmonster
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th February 2013 (visited 14 February 2013 )

If you are used to good quality Italian food then DO NOT GO HERE. Granted its a beautiful location, great cosy atmosphere but the quality of food is awful, not authentic and most certainly - not value for money. If, like me, you like your italian hams and salamis, and are used to getting them in Fallon & Byrne, then make sure you give this place a very wide birth or you will be greatly disappointed.

Il Baccaro

Light and Tasty
Down
33 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st July 2012 (visited 25 July 2012 )

Went along for the Menupages deal for lunch with a friend and was surprised to find ourselves the only ones there for most of our lunch. We sat outside, the interior looked very nice but it was fine outside. We both chose the same things - a chicken kebab with vegetables, it was nicely served and tendeer and tasty. The bread, served with oil and balsamic was very nice. The roast pork with rosemary fried potatoes was delicious and we both enjoyed our meal along with the glass of white wine - most enjoyable! We were approached by a guy off the street - he was looking for money and thought two ladies at lunch an easy target. This was a little uncomfortable but could have happened anywhere. Definately recommend going off the Temple Bar 'strip' to find this treasure.

Il Baccaro

janielcat
Meath
104 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th June 2012 (visited 24 June 2012 )

We just ate here.I called and the Man I spoke with was very professional and friendly.The restaurant is really nice and the Italian music in the background was very nice.2 of us had the Bruschetta and 2 of us had Antipasto Rustico both were really good.For mains, 1 of us had Rigatoni pasta in a tomato and bacon sauce and the others had chicken breast in a mushroom, bacon and cream sauce, served with roast potatoes. All were perfect.The coffee was very good also.The staff were very friendly. I can't wait to return again.

Il Baccaro

Babs byrne
Dublin
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th June 2012 (visited 14 June 2012 )

Myself and husband visited this restaurant for lunch with a menupages deal voucher-€24.95 for 2 courses with glass of wine for 2 people - the value of voucher was €50. Even at this half price deal we felt the lunch was poor value. The restaurant was almost empty and there was no atmosphere whatsoever. The only positive to our experience was that the waiter was very attentive. We both had chicken skewers for starters and they were very average - the chicken was very gelatinous. For mains my husband had the chicken with mushroom sauce which was grand but very small portion of chicken. I had the pork dish which was dreadful! It was a plate of fat totally covered with a thick gravy to disguise the fact that there was only a few bits of meat. Overall we felt that the restaurant was more grubby than rustic and particularly the toilets. We would definitely never return and feel we got very poor value for money even at half price.

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