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Bacaro Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Providence
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262 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903-2969
+1 401-751-3700
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We truly enjoyed our dinner with friends at Bacaro. We were greeted so warmly by the hostess and brought upstairs to a great table overlooking the water. Our waiter Leo was excellent and wasted no time in bringing us cocktails. The menu is extensive and we were quite undecided on what to order so we chose to have a Margarita... More 

Thank suesull314
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298 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has both an extensive tapis and entree menu. We did six tapis plates and salad for two and that was plenty of food for three of us. Nice atmosphere and knowledgeable wait staff. Easy parking. My only issue was the expense of the wine by the glass - $11.

Thank Mike G
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sat at a table at the top of the stairs. A server ran into my chair 4 times and didn't say a word. Listened to the staff complain about management clustered around the server station. Food was just ok this time. It was a swing and a miss for me. Just terrible and I left angry about the... More 

Thank Leslie P
Harrisville, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food. Menu changes to keep it interesting. The pizza is the best anywhere. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Bill P
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My absolute Fav! Love to just go in and order a cheese board and a bottle of wine or a pizza and a fresh salad! They have a menu that is all local farm fresh! I suggest going in with an empty stomach because the menu for the Salami/Italian hams and warm and cold Formaggi boards are fabulous! Upstairs looking... More 

Thank erinf77
Rhode Island
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Bacaro this evening and it was very good! We weren't able to get a seat in the restaurant because we didn't have a reservation so we opted for the bar. We were greeted by an extremely welcoming staff of bartenders one gentleman and one young woman. I arrived a bit later than my friend so I regret... More 

Thank MJ3285
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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314 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant in Providence. Service was good. Cheese/Meat plates were awesome & huge. Decent wine/drink list. Cozy. Bathrooms were a 7. No specials on a Wednesday night when we were there, and nothing that blew us away to order off the regular menu. Big Tapas menu. Off street parking. Would return.

Thank rbuskey106
Providence, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The pizza is amazing and the small plates inventive and tasty. The upstairs is quieter and more elegant.

Thank georginamac
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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170 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Dined at Bacaro with a party of four on a recent Saturday evening. I had spent a bit of the afternoon on Trip Advisor on Saturday afternoon and most places were booked well beyond the 5:30 PM time we wanted. Settled on Al Forno, and though they don't take reservations, they thought our time would be fine. Per their advice,... More 

Thank pawliepockets
Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was my third visit to the restaurant and like the previous two it did not disappoint. The food was just as good, and maybe even a little better, than the last time I ate here. The cicchetti (small bites) portion offered excellent choices that we devoured with gusto and their wine selection paired perfectly with our choices. For cicchetti... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 75
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903-2969
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Downtown Providence
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-751-3700

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