Bacco Osteria

4.3
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183 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian

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Bacco Osteria open for lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Ash Street, Sydney.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LorelleO
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and incredible service. We will be back

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and the prawn ravioli very delicious

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HeatherH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quite day but staff very helpful, wine choice recommended was good even let me have a taste of each so I could choose

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JohnD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Last minute booking. Seating perfect. Wine list was comprehensive and food was lovely. We both had separate entree of pasta and then shared a main course. The staff were very helpful staff and nothing was too hard for them.

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CathD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second visit to Bacco Osteria and I must say the second was just as good as the first. Ever mindful of the time frame of the theatre patron's needs it was a perfectly synchronised from beginning to end. Never invasive, always attentive. The theatre menu is an absolute winner. The price is very reasonable. The maitre d' is expertly knowledgeable on all things gastronomic and certainly knows his wines. It is always a pleasure dining there and I look forward to my next sojourn into the city so that I may make my way to their door again.

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Eugenia
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious. Go to dish is the lamb ragu and the almond tart with seasonal fruits was divine.

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SueG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu well balanced and showcases fine Italian tastes. The antipasto was great to share and snapper was beautiful as was the beef.
Good selection of wines, beer and other drinks were available.
The service was very good and attentive and at no time did we feel rushed to leave.
Finishing the evening with a glass of baccocello was special. Thanks.

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MariettaV
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere, superior service and food was delish!!!! Definitely coming back

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

This was a very disappointing meal, not just for us but everyone else in the restaurant. Our wine did not arrive, only one entree arrived and at the same time as our mains. My main was raw and cold. The whole restaurant appeared to be in chaos.

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PeterT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

I wouldn’t have been surprised had Basil Fawlty and Manuel been running the kitchen. Abysmal service and food of really average quality. The table next to ours ordered starters that never arrived prior to their main course, one of which (lamb) needed to be returned to the kitchen for being virtually raw. When the staff know you are a pre theatre booking and demand you being out inside 2 hours anyway service needs to be materially speedier. Nor should I need to go to the front desk to settle the bill. The only advantage of the slow service was I was prevented from attempting to consume any dessert. Avoid

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Margie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Bacco is convenient for a pre-concert meal. Service was friendly & helpful, accommodating one person not turning up. However, the calamari fritti could have been drained more. The pasta special could have used a little more of the sea blight & sea urchin roe, and a little less butter for my taste.

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GregN
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience last month at Bacco.
The food was not only tasty but generously portioned.
The service was attentive and professional.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant in the city.
Our group of seven were well looked after as we celebrated our daughter's graduation.

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JayA
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food and service. But the noise levels are very high and made it difficult to converse.
I wonder when restaurant designers will realise that fitouts comprised of wholly of hard surfaces and nothing to absorb sound make dining uncomfortable.

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MGDL
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and attentive service. Food was delicious. Really enjoyed the pastas.

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vipFunfoodies
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The food just doesn't deserve a better rating. Not good enough for the price.

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Hols
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was phenomenal. The lady who served us was extremely engaging the entire time and had thorough knowledge of the menu.

Low stars for food itself, as a party of 4 we ordered 4 entrees, 4 mains and additional sides to share and sampled it all. The only dish that we thoroughly enjoyed was the Lamb Ragyu, it was delicious, flavours and meat tenderness were spot on.

Stracciatella w/ scapece, crochettes, calamari, the pistachio gnocchi and the wagyu tagliata were some of our dishes and all were very edible but lacked flavour and were extremely bland.
Disappointing considering the high price for such small serves. Happy to pay the money if the food is worth it, however it was an underwhelming meal.

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SandiE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Music volume was a bit too high for us in the corner of the restaurant.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Problems in the kitchen resulted in long delay to get our meals, yet we were kindly offered a free shared plate for entree.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and thoughtful and attentive service. Wait staff even overheard me mention it was my friend’s birthday and they surprised us with a tiramisu dessert with a candle.

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MaryA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were wonderful & loved a bit of Stevie Wonder on the night. Food was delicious x

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A great restaurant in the heart of the city with a relaxed vibe. Great food , home made pasta & fabulous desserts will bring us back for other great nights at Bacco osteria .

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JenM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We dined at Bacco Osteria with some colleagues for a birthday. We all really enjoyed our food, although two of us made the comment that the pasta serves could have been a bit bigger. Food is somewhat pricey, but it's to be expected for that location.
Would come here again.

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RFS19
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, great food and professional service. I would come back here again.

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Damehall
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've eaten at Bacco quite a few times and it is consistently excellent in every respect. The food is authentically Italian, simple, sophisticated and really enjoyable. The service is attentive and the people are friendly and knowledgeable. It's a great wine and drinks list, with many good wines available by the glass. The restaurant itself has a good welcoming ambience, and care is taken with seating and muted low key background music, making it a pleasure to dine well and to be able to hear one another without shouting ( unlike most CBD restaurants).

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MandyChan
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

Squid carpaccio is disappointing, pork tomahawk is too salty, uni pasta is great but sea urchin is not fresh, has upset stomach later.

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PRaigus
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Only one chardonnay on the menu - and it was not in stock. Couldn't offer us a chardonnay alternative. Entrée was cannelloni of crab - very rich and cannelloni stuck to bottom of plate. Not nice. Main course was much better. Service very average. A lot of money for what it was.

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NikkiA
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our lunch but ticked it off our list. No need to return.

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vipPhilip
Sydney / NSW
54 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I always find this place to be worth the visit. Good food. Good wine and good company.

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SeanO
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service was quite good but I was given the desert menu 3 times instead of the wine menu. Small issue but surprising for a quality restaurant.

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EmmyM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, we left with full bellies. My partner and I would have liked more options for bottles of Pinot Noir, there is only a Pinot Nero bottle on the menu. Overall, it was a great experience.

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MaryO
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent simple and distinctive Italian food in a unpretentious room- felt like being in Milan- with people passing by outside along Ash St. Plus the kitchen closes late. Best gnocchi I've ever had here or in years travelling in Italy. Great wine list and informed and specialist service. Molto sofisticato.

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TheressaK
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and attentive service. Nice central location. We enjoyed our evening and the menu was reasonably priced. Only small fault sausage pasta was too salty. We would return

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TinaS
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food great service love the location would come again

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Emma
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Smart city eat with lovely food and atmosphere, tucked down the alley of Angel Place. Polished service (very accommodating of our two children, 9, and 3, even being a more urbane dining room) and terrific food. Made for a special family venture into town pre-Christmas.

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JanelleN
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Great value for money with the set menu deal. A lot of variety and food provided. The only course there wasn't options for were the dessert. Only let down for the food overall was the fish of the day which lacked in flavour.

We sat at a table for two in the corner. There wasn't quite enough space to get in and out around the table and we were sat very close to a group of girls. As a result I wouldn't class this as great for a romantic dinner as you feel like you're sitting on others tables.

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MichaelT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food and friendly service in the middle of the city

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JoSyd
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food is amazing, very good quality however the experience was spoilt by the service. The wait staff were unfriendly, abrupt and didn't make you feel welcome - more like you were an inconvenience to them. It is such a shame as it ruins the overall experience.

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Louloul
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was nice but I resent the 1.5 hour time limit. You treat customers like crap when you do that. Food not as good as it was before though the side dishes were excellent. Aperol spritz was quite weak (follow the recipe on the bottle). Not so good value for money.

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PeterK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is presented beautifully, the flavours are well thought out - so the meal works
Service is attentive not obtrusive & you can gain attn as required
I will certainly be going again

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JackieB
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food ... pasta out of this world. Staff usual warm professional service. Didn’t want it to end

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Bacco Osteria is rated 4.3 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.