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Bacaro Wine Bar & Italian Restaurant

) #14 of 259 Restaurants in Champaign ₹₹₹₹ Italian,
113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
+1 217-398-6982
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good13%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (10 reviews)
“burrata” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Wine Bar
113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Great place for special occasion. Going back to my old college took out friends and family for Saturday night dinner. Food and service were excellent. I have food intolerances and they have accommodated me.

Thank AABereket
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went for dinner with a group of 8 people during graduation weekend at the U of I. Earliest reservation we could get was 9 PM. First impression was the overpowering smell of cooking as we walked in. Since I did not pay for the meal...More

Thank peter t
Reviewed 8 May 2017

For many years, whether you liked it or not, Bacaro's was virtually the only upscale restaurant in the Champaign-Urbana area — a venue where you would meet a good number of the notables in town. In short, the place to go if you had an...More

2  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Wonderful experience dining here. Portions are perfect. The wine list is extensive and the chef is very creative. Sarah our server was educated in both the food prep as well as the wine pairing. A must visit whilst in Champaign!

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My friend and I stopped by Bacaro to have some dinner. We had the tasting menu. It was $85 and we split it. Neither of us were big eaters so it was perfect for us. They bring out each course (7) and explain what each...More

Thank mer1264
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were in town for a conference and decided to come here for dinner after reading the great reviews. We walked in and loved the atmosphere of Bacaro, beautifully set up restaurant. We sat down and opened the wine list, amazed at how many options...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

There is no doubt that I find Bacaro the best restaurant in Champaign. The food is amazing and the wine selection fantastic. The staff is knowledgeable and cool. Drew is an inspired chef and only uses the best ingredients. I have heard friends saying that...More

Thank Flavia_travel
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our office loves ordering the Friday lunch special. It's a regular treat for us. Today was the General Tso's Fried Chicken Sandwich. It was amazing! I highly recommend the Friday lunch if you are looking to switch up lunch plans. There is a different item...More

Thank sjobabe86
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a delicious dinner and a wonderful sparkling Italian rose for a celebratory occasion. Everything we had was amazing. The service was excellent. I would be happy to go back again when I return to Champaign. Yes, it is a little on the pricey...More

Thank rapahoo5
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Bacardi has potential but most of menu is overpriced. The main courses were the highlight and well prepared. The starters were well presented but on bland side. The desserts were definitely a disappointment for the price. Hoping they fix this

Thank LAW6281
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Italian, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
    (University Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-398-6982
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