Bacco Osteria

4.2
182 reviews
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Bacco Osteria open for lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Ash Street, Sydney.
What 182 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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4.0
Ambience
3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and incredible service. We will be back

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RH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent and the prawn ravioli very delicious

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HH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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JD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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CD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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E
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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SG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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MV
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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RH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

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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PT
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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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M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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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GN
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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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JA
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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F
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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

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H
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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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SE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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MG
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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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R
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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MA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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JM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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RF
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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D
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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MC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

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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PR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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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NA
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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

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P
Sydney / NSW
46 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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SO
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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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EM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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MO
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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TK
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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TS
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food great service love the location would come again

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E
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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JN
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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MT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good food and friendly service in the middle of the city

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JS
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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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L
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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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PK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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JB
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Lunched there with a friend last week. When our bill arrived it had a 1.65% credit card surcharge amount added to the total before they even knew how we intended to pay. We told the waitress that we were intending to pay in cash so why the cc credit card surcharge to which she replied "that goes on every bill automatically and I can't change it because the manager's gone home". It might seem like a small thing but to us it left a bad taste and seemed a bit of a scam. The restaurant lacks ambience, the wine was very expensive and the food was ok. Disappointing. There are better restaurants in that area.

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