Bacco Ristorante & Bar
107 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Cocktails, Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Specialties: Private Functions, Contemporary, Parties, Wine
Price Range : Above Average
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04/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Bacco is a great spot with amazing food and cocktails. I love the open air feel now that the weather is getting warmer. I have stopped in many times for the $5 appetizers after work and I have never been disappointed. The restaurant has that north end appeal with a staff that is very attentive & courteous. I don't usually write reviews but I feel that Bacco deserved one.
Also I've been going to Bacco since I moved to Boston 4 years ago and they just came out with a new cocktail list that I suggest taking a look at.
03/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to Bacco at least once a week for the last year. They serve $5 appetizers on the first floor and have a full bar. It's always a fun crowd, not too young, pretty hip, lots of locals. I always get the beef carpaccio with gorgonzola and the mussels - both $5. They never disappoint. Oh, and the martinis are amazing too - not syrupy and sweet like some of the other restaurants in this neighborhood.
10/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Bacco is my favorite spot in the North End and I have been to most over the years. The food is absolutely to die for. Pair that with an incredable atmosphere and it's really hard to beat. I have tried most things on the menu and have yet to dislike anything. They have a great wine list but I usually stay with the red. It's warm, cozy, and makes you feel like your part of the North End charm!!!
01/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I just went back to Bacco for my 5th time this past Saturday night and have to say this is my favorite restaurant in Boston. Great spot in the North End and the restaurant is romantic, beautiful, warm and cozy. Great wine selection and service is good and polite, not the best in the world, but the real key is the food. Absolutley amazing and they are good portions with good prices. I keep reading people say it's expensive, well clearly they don't get out much because I could name 100 places in Boston that are far more expensive and not as good. Bacco has great specials each time I go, but the Butternut Squash or the Lobster Ravioli is increadable. I keep ordering one of the two each time I go. I can't bring myself to try more of the menu. I would highly recommend Bacco!
09/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We visited as tourists in Boston, but not as ""fine dining virgins."" It was a beautiful Monday evening and we wanted a really good restaurant with a full bar (surprisingly difficult to find in Boston - ask your concierge.) Bacco provided relaxed elegance. The windows (not really windows actually - no glass to be found) were open to the street and it was a wonderful city atmosphere. We were taken to the second floor and seated near an opening over the street, which was busy with foot traffic. I loved the setting and the atmosphere.
Our server was both pleasant and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a leisurely cocktail without any pressure. I ordered the evening's seafood puttanesca special with shrimp and mussels. It was excellent. The pasta was perfect and the shrimp were crisp and sweet. My husband ordered chicken marsala with asparagus and polenta from the regular menu. His chicken was fresh, tender and delicious. He reported the asparagus (a favorite of his) was perfectly prepared.
We both enjoyed our dinner thoroughly. The chef is clearly talented, ingredients are fresh and the wait staff knows what they are doing. The atmosphere is lovely, both of the neighborhood and the restaurant itself. We took a cab from and back to Cambridge for our dinner in the North End and had a wonderful experience. This is a lovely restaurant.
09/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Bacco is my favorite restaurant since I moved to the North end. The atomosphere is amazing and romantic.
The staff are attentive and friendly. My fav. is the risotto del giorno, loaded with fresh seafood with tomato creme. I take all my friends and families there when they come visit. Sometimes they sent me complimentary tira misu after my meal, how can you beat that!!!
09/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food at Bacco is overrated, expensive, and comes in tiny portions. While I thought the garlic oil and hummus that comes with the table bread was delicious, the bread itself was stale and the food took over an hour to arrive at the table. My boyfriend ordered the carpaccio appetizer and the Mezzolune entree with two glasses of wine. We waited over an hour to receive our entree and despite the high prices, there was no apology for the incredibly slow service. Although I appreciated that they split the entree for us (we were sharing) and the food was decent, there was nothing that wowed us except the high prices.
08/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I were in your restaurant on Sunday
evening and I just had to write and let you know what a wonderful time
we had. We were in town because of an appointment at Brigham & Women's
the next morning. As we were a little anxious about the appointment,
we really wanted to find a place where we could have a lovely meal and
a relaxing time without having to dress up. We were concerned about our
attire (shorts and shirts) but we were warmly welcomed by your
hostess. We sat at the two top right at the entrance and proceeded to
have an incredible evening. Appetizers, wine, entrees - everything was
just delicious. Our server, Katie, was very sweet and attentive
without being overly so and not once did we feel rushed to give up our
seats. The atmosphere was so inviting (especially with the open
windows and the sunlight on the buildings) that is was hard to believe
we weren't in Italy.
We will highly recommend Bacco to anyone visiting Boston and we hope to be able
to return again soon.
08/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The night did not start off well. We had an 8:30 reservation and didn't get seated until 9:30. We weren't offered complimentary drinks or apologies until I complained about the wait at a little past 9. Any quality restaurant would have tried to keep the experience as pleasant as possible by offering us drinks or seats at the bar prior to us getting upset. It was restaurant week, so it was no doubt busy. But the reservation manager did not plan appropriately for the crowd and the hostess' response to the unhappy customers was a poor display of customer service.
The bruschetta appetizer was nothing more than a slice of bread, a slice of cheese, and some tomatoes. I thought the presentation was poor and the taste mediocre. The caprese was average, but nothing I couldn't prepare at home. For dinner I ordered veal florentine, and the veal was overcooked and gnocchi was dry.
The only part of the cooking that was worth complimenting was the tiramasu, which was light and tasty.
08/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Bacco Ristorante is a unique restaurant in the North End. The atmosphere is fun and romantic. The bar serves great cocktails and the food is even better. I love the carbonara and the butternut squash ravioli. i have never been disapointed with their service or any other aspect of the restaurant, if your looking for a great north end experience, you should definetly try Bacco on Salem st.!
08/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had the opportunity to wine and dine at Bacco the other night and was very impressed! The open windows and beautiful flowers present a very inviting look as you walk up to the restaurant. I saw a busy bar as soon as I entered but was happy to see the bartender clear off two seats as my date and I walked in. TJ was happy to recommend a nice glass of red wine to my date and for me a delicious Mai Tai made from 8yr old rums! We intended to sit at a table for dinner, but found the bar to be very comfortable. For dinner I had the Gnocchi and was happy I did. The dish had a hearty bolognese sauce and fresh mozzerella tossed on top. My date loved the Butternut squash ravioli made with a butter cream sauce! I will definitely return to visit the Bacco bar scene soon!!
Went to Bacco on my friends recommendation after work. Started off at the bar with some Martinis and $5 appertizers special( from only 5-7pm). The bartenders were super friendly, TJ made us a burnt orange martini and a ginger Mojito. which was out of theis world. We also had some calamari and antipasto. Both were delish. Love the ambiance and the service. Checked out the dining room and got lots of windows seats, can't wait to try out dinners there.
07/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
As someone new to Boston, I was hoping my first experience in the North End would be a good one. Bacco did NOT provide that. We were told by the hostess that the wait would be 35 minutes. An hour and a half later, after asking twice and being told ""Only a few more minutes"" we were finally seated upstairs. The tables are crammed together, which really wouldn't have bothered me if people, especially the waiters and waitresses, wouldn't have kept hitting my chair and knocking my purse off evertime they walked by.
After the waiter gave us our drinks, it took him 20 minutes to come over and take our food order. Maybe I should have ordered a specialty platter, but I thought I'd stick to the traditional chicken parmigiana. Big portion, subpar taste. I'm not the best cook, but I have made a better chicken parm than that! And for the pasta....it tasted like it had been frozen, thawed, and reheated. The next day, when I was eating the leftovers, my rooomate tried it and asked if I had opened a can of spaghetti. No joke.
On the plus side, my friend seemed to like the squash ravioli, no matter how small the portion...
06/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had a chance to go in there two weekends ago. As I was walking up I noticed its by far the best looking restaurant on Salem St. I ate at the bar and had jumbo shrimp scampi. WOW. The sauce was amazing and it was filling. It wasn't too little of a plate and not too large, it was just right.
My girlfriend told me to try the apple martini and the chocolate martini. Im not much a martini drinker but those were the best Ive ever had. I also like the big open air windows to the restaurant. It was a nice day out and brought a nice breeze in the restaurant. The bartenders were exceptional and always attentive.
If you want good Italian food, especially in a quieter part of town this is the place. Ive eaten at plenty of Italian restaurants and this one is right up there.
03/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went there for Restaurant week on friday night, the place was very busy... I got the veal florentine with pumpkin gnocchi, the dish out of this world. I was impressed with the good food and the service consider they were packed. My family had the butternut squash and seafood scampi. Will definetly go back and revisted my favorite place now in the North end.