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Bacaro Restaurant

262 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903-2969
+1 401-751-3700
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“salumeria” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (21 reviews)
“pasta” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
262 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903-2969
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

There are great Italian restaurants other than on Federal Hill! Wow! Bacaro, on Water Street, is an excellent example of success outside the enclave. The service is excellent, from front house staff to bus persons. Our table of six tried an array of items. The...More

Thank SisBoston
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the options offered. I enjoyed the pasta with mushroom sauce and egg, and dessert of strawberry shortcake. Others in our party expressed appreciation of their choices, including swordfish, scallops, and northern Italy plate. Attentive and friendly waitress.

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Amazing layers of flavoring in the dishes we ordered. The smelts were reminiscent of my grandmother's recipe from 40 years ago. The squid and octopus salad was one of the best I have ever had. Everything was fresh, well-done, and delectable. Definitely the best restaurant...More

Thank staceyfinn
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Bacaro on the recommendation of colleagues when visiting Providence. On balance it's a decent restaurant. Our waiter knew the menu and was very good at pushing the specials, but not to he detriment of the rest of the menu. We were guided to...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This restaurant was touted as one of the best in Providence so we certainly expected a superior meal. While the restaurant is comfortable and welcoming and the service great, the food was ordinary. The pasta (we had two different kinds) was as unspectacular as could...More

Thank Emelen1
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I have know the owner/chef since he was a child. He worked for Alforno for years running their entire operation. He learned from the best. Now he has his own top notch Italian Bistro! Congrats Brian.

Thank Karolye
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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...More

Thank suesull314
Reviewed 7 April 2017 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...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 13 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$75
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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