Bacco Restaurant
Bacco Restaurant

Bacco Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bacco-restaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02083320348x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Saturday 12pm to 3pm and 5.45pm to 11pm

    Sunday 12.30pm to 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The main restaurant can also be hired for private functions. We can sit up to 45 diners.
  • Private Party Contact: Stefano 02083320348x
  • Special Events: Next food and wine evening is on Wednesday, 26th October. 4 courses meal with 4 glasses of Zonin awarding wines at £60 per head. Starts at 7pm with canapes reception, sit down around 7:30pm for 3 courses meal. Each course is complemented by a glass of wine. Our guest speaker, Laura from Zonin UK Ltd will be hosting the dinner and will talk about the 4 award winning wines.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:

    Richmond train and underground station.
    Buses from Chiswick, Hammersmith, Kingston, Hounslow, Brentford, etc.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:

    Meter parking until 6:30pm Monday to Saturday and until 5:30pm on Sunday and Bank Holidays.
    Other car parks: Old Deer car park and NCP.
A word from Bacco Restaurant
Bacco restaurant is family run and well established for 15 years in Richmond. We serve authentic Italian food using seasonal ingredients. We are very passionate about home cooking just like our families in Italy and therefore we make our own pasta, foccacia bread and desserts.


Our service style is very attentive and relaxed.


We have an extensive Italian wine list ranging from small producers from different parts of Italy to well-known vineyards such as Antinori.


Weather permitting, we have a decked forecourt for dining or having aperitivo. Our alfresco dining can sit up to 40 diners and it can be covered and heated during the cooler seasons.


We also cater for large group in our private dining area "Vinoteca" whereby we can sit up to 27 people.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerPre/post Theatre
Bacco Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since 22 October 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4
    Value3.7
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (82)special occasions (77)fit for foodies (67)romance (62)business meals (54)group bookings (25)outdoor eating (22)good vegetarian options (18)sunday lunch (15)outstanding value (14)child friendly (8)brunch (8)afternoon tea (3)disabled access (2)Show More
  • George
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Excellent food as always at Bacco.,plus good service at a fair price.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Theatre Dinner
    Tyddewi
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    First experience of dining at Bacco - Friendly and efficient service for group of four visitors from Wales - Food and wine enjoyed by all - would certainly use this restaurant again if in the Richmond area.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    Glenn
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Delicious food, great service - great restaurant! Will definitely be returning.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for special occassion
    Kewdine
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    You look on the menu and are greeted by a smallish, but exquisite selection of dishes - which is promising. The service was very good and we have got a very nice table (asked for that ahead of time). The food was very good to excellent and the price to quality food was similar. I have been to better Italian restaurants, but these were located in Italy - so this is probably as good as it gets in Richmond? The restaurant is a very good choice for special occasions - can be fully recommended..
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    special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    Starter was warmish, our table had very cheap paper knapkins unlike the rest of the tables in the restaurant. We had to ask for linen knapkins and they arrived after we were told they had run out! I suppose it was because the owner was on holiday Otherwise good
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  • disappointing all round
    MadamePJ
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Having been here before a while ago with I thought we'd give it a try with my husband. Unfortunately it wasn't what I expected and we didn't enjoy the evening. The lighting and music weren't great, service was pleasant enough but the order was messed up - sides we ordered didn't arrive and when they noticed they then brought them at the end of our meal. To top it off, the food wasn't good either - the beef carpaccio starter came with a wilted rocket salad, ribeye was tough and lamb overcooked. We didn't bother staying for dessert. I think the manager realised it wasn't a great night as he didn't ask how the food was.
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  • Acceptable, but unremarkable
    ReadingDiner
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    This restaurant has been mainly well reviewed, but we were a bit disappointed. Our waitress was pleasant and friendly, as was the proprietor. However, service was very slow (3 hours for 3 courses, and some of our party had to leave without coffee. We were offered a complimentary drink in compensation for the slow service.) The food was acceptable, but unremarkable, and some courses could have been improved. The lower ground floor dining area is not as pleasant as the upper ground floor level shown in the website photo. The restaurant was very busy, and might well be better on quieter evenings.
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  • Always delivers
    maf1
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Brilliant food, lovely setting, I do love Bacco. One of the best independent Italian restaurants in the area for sure (Al Borgo & Shambles being the other 2)
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian but expensive
    Donostiadining
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    A friend and I went to this restaurant on the basis of a recommendation. The service and food were very good but we didn't think it was anything out of the ordinary. We did think that it was a bit expensive but would go again.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • I was too busy
    SunnyDee
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Falling in love with my date, rather than eating. However the food arrived on time, I only had three mouthfuls. The spaghetti was flavorsome, with perfect texture. The service was great. I would come here again.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Beautiful. Excellent service. Excellent food. Great atmosphere, peaceful yet friendly.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience as usual
    tere
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have been a regular at Bacco for a few years. I never had a disappointing meal. The food and the service are always excellent.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Friendly independent yet central
    Clarence3
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Surprised to find such a good place so near station and not looking much from outside. Food was great, service attentive and properly Italian and lovely wine. Would recommend.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    I have been to Bacco several times over the last few years & it is consistently reliable. Saturday was no exception - great tasting food, well presented & accompanied by a very drinkable Sicilian wine! Staff are friendly & efficient, without being over the top. A good all rounder for an enjoyable meal. If you don't mind sitting by the road you can enjoy the experience al fresco, or ask for the table by the window!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed!
    hcfood
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We had a great meal at Bacco - the food was lovely and service was both attentive and friendly. We will be returning!
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Lovely lunch
    Currylover
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed lunch, great atmos, service and lovely lovely food.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacco remains outstanding
    Harris510
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was the first time when we came here a couple of weeks ago for a quick pre-theatre dinner and it was gorgeous! We were determined to come back and yesterday we did. It mantains a higher standard of quality food and service! Although he was being very busy, we got such a great professional service! Lovely veal escalopes, nice wine and flavourful spagheti. We also had the chance to greet their chef while having our coffee. They keep their's promise to make the best fresh pasta in Richmond! Highly, highly recommended.
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    outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration venue
    jules
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Had a wonderful night here celebrating a joint 40th great food, staff and service and lovely wine plus we all enjoyed the extra amaretto!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice indeed
    Craig
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    My friend and I had a lovely dinner at Bacco - the only disappointment was that the zucchini flowers were unavailable! The food and the wine were delicious, the service unobtrusive and efficient. Many thanks to them!
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic!
    Laia
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Lovely fresh homemade Italian food in the heart of Richmond. My seafood risotto was absolutely gorgeous. Followed by mouth-watering dessert of Panna Cotta. Great selection of wines, you'll be spoiled for choice. Very friendly and attentive service. I will be definitely coming back.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    Malkawi
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Four of us went for dinner. Staff friendly. We all had a variety of pasta dishes none really impressed. Most lacked usage and some over cooked. While I wouldn't say bad but certainly nothing special.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Really bad, they did not have our table kept us sitting outside for over 40 minutes, food was awful, wont be back
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  • Still good for pretheatre Richmond
    marlin
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Service was a little slower than usual and veal escalope not quite up to scratch, but a good pre-theatre venue in Richmond. This will not put us off.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food better than the decor
    Glyn
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    The decor is very dated but sitting outside is great.The food wad excellent.Genuine Italian.
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • poor
    poor
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    very disappointing meal. have been here many times before. not sure will return
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  • Excellent Italian Meal
    jimbo
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    There were 6 of us for dinner and we all enjoyed the excellent food and wonderful service. Will no doubt be back again in the neat future
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian - Great Service!
    FussyFood
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Booked a table for 4 on a Friday evening and had a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and attentive from the moment we walked in to the moment we left - seldom have I experienced the level of service we did, the staff were friendly and informative without hovering. We all ordered a starter and a main, and we all enjoyed our choices - even the Italian who was with us! We will be back.
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    outstanding value
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  • Good for the Orange Tree Theatre
    Mousse
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    The reception was warm and friendly and the service excellent. Not being enormously hungry, we only had a main course and a dessert, but the rest of the menu looked interesting. Obviously I can only comment on what we ate. I had crab linguine - that's what it said on the menu but actually it was spaghettini (I think) and a bit overcooked. The pasta itself, I mean. It was nice, though. My friend had pasta with truffle shavings and said it was good. We both had panna cotta - pleasant if a little oversweet for my taste. But that's just my taste and not really a criticism. I cannot comment on the bill, as my friend paid. In spite of my minor niggles above, I would definitely recommend the restaurant. Do book, It gets very full.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • They've got it
    DrBarbie
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    Just everything you want in a restaurant good food, good service, particularly when they know you have a theatre engagement - lovely touches such as the pre-meal treat and the staff are welcoming... what more would you want
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok but not great
    yumyumgirl
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    we had never been but the summer 2 course menu at £25 with a glass of wine was a bit limited and poor value compared to the full menu, in fact am not sure there was any saving at all. the fresh crab pasta main we chose lacked flavour and any intensity so the waiter brought extra sauce! all round, ok but not great and seemed pricey for what it was...
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  • Nice local
    Naomi
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great to go to somewhere on Richmond that isn't a chain. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. The ravioli with goat cheese and porcini sauce was really very good. Definitely worth a visit.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacco maintains high standards
    Martin
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Once again a pre-theatre dinner for four at Bacco in Richmond proved excellent food and value. Friendly and pleasant service and a good choice on the pre-theatre menu. We are always happy to dine here.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CJDx
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Excellent Italian meals, with all the range of individual tastes on a plate which i associate with Italian food. The taste is authentic (as far as I know!) and unpretentious, the service slick, unfussy, and delivered by real people who talk to you. Very nice wines, all Italian I think. The patron greeted us and clearly knows us, even though we only go there infrequently. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a quiet meal or a small group of people.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    everything was lovely. the food, the service and also the atmosphere. The WMF cutlery is brilliant.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • A lazy lunch
    2oldfriends
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Met up with a friend for lunch. Chose this place randomly and what a great decision. Super staff who were helpful and smiley. We both ate the sea bass from the a la carte menu which was spot on. We Would defiantly go again if in town and highly recommend a visit.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was impeccable!
    bumble1988
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    I booked this to celebrate my partner's birthday and had called in advance to request a bottle of champagne to be waiting for us when we arrived. All evening our glasses were topped up, the waitress was friendly but not intrusive, the food was nice and the portions neither too small or large. Will most definitely go again and will recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to go in the Richmond area.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Returning customer
    topdinner
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    I keep coming back to bacco for the great food and the friendly service. The scallops I had for my started and the tiramisu at the end were superb!
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Lovely meal again
    Wylie
    Dined on 22/4/2014
    We've been quite a few times and the meals have always been excellent
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacco
    berbatov
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    Booked on line for pre theatre dinner for three of us food was excellent as was the service , would recommend and definitely use again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Craggy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with friends. The service at Bacco was very friendly. My husband is Celiac and doesn't tolerate gluten in any shape or form. The staff made sure that the two courses he had was safe for him to eat without compromising on taste or look. This is our third time we have visited Bacco and we have throughly enjoyed it every time.
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    romance, special occasions
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