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Il Bacaro Venezia

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152 Calle Aruz, San Juan 00917-4560, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-5638
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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307 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Il Bacaro Venezia during a recent stay in Old San Juan. Although it was fairly quiet, the food and service were excellent. We had a very nice dinner. Chicken Marsala was very good. The bread was fresh, and salads were nice as well. Prices were very reasonable. Sure, you wouldn't necessarily think to try an Italian... More 

1 Thank radx4
Wilton, Connecticut
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A must do for Dinner when you're in San Juan! The restaurant is in Old San Juan on very quaint street. The restaurant is small & very interesting. Service is excellent very warm greeting we were a party of 8 with 4 children we were seated with no problem. Now the best part the food pasta prepared proper al dente... More 

1 Thank Don51644
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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367 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We took a couple of our old friends here for dinner. There were five of us and they made room for us. The specials were right on and the lasagna was excellent. The portions are good sized so there was no room for desert. The service is friendly and I encourage you to talk to the server as his recommendations... More 

1 Thank RusPat_704
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We walked by here and went in to try it out for dinner. Excellent food and a nice ambiance. They were short staffed that night (apparently three regulars had to dropout) and the service was still excellent. Would highly recommend.

1 Thank Rahul P
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner in our one night in The old city. They were willing to work with my difficult diet of being gluten free...and switched out the pasta for risotto...and it was delicious! The wine was great too and they made my husband a Venetian which we haven't had since Venice! Prego!

1 Thank Spinmom1
Oslo, Norway
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I was strongly recommended by a local to try the spaghetti vongole, which is a long-time favourite of mine. The spaghetti was al dente and very good, and they served lots of clams with it, but the sauce and remaining ingredients were not according to my expectations. Actually, I make it better myself! It was also a bit too much... More 

Thank Henning D
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We are always referring people to this place however, one of the groups we referred there complaint to us about the service. Today we visit the restaurant and tried to explain what we have been told to the owner. But instead of receiving the critics in a positive way , he got upset and not polite. Excellent food, bad attitude.

Thank Diana C
Puerto Rico
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went with mi fiancée on january 6. "Dia de Reyes" which is very celebrated in Puerto Rico and access to old San Juan was difficult. So i ask my aunt, and she immediately recommended Il Bacaro. The place had walk-in tables ready. Very cozy, romantic place. The food was amazing and plates were left empty. Highly recommended for both tourists... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were in the mood for Italian food and fortunately found Il Bacaro Venezia in the heart of Old San Juan. The restaurant is small and charming and serves up wonderful, classic Italian food. The bartender was a very nice person who bantered warmly with us while we waited about 7 minutes for a table. The wine selection was perfect... More 

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great starters and mains. Friendly service-minded staff and nice atmosphere. Can't find fault and recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 22
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Calle Aruz, San Juan 00917-4560, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-977-5638

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?