Bacco Restaurant

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731 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Bacco restaurant is family run and well established for 20 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 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.
What 731 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, food and service exceptional.

DG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really lovely experience. Attentive staff but not too intrusive and really good food. Calamari was the best I’ve had for a long time. Will definitely be going back.

r
London
28 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and good service - a lovely evening at Bacco as always!

J
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely night, all the meals were great, good service. We sat outside and the service was as good as it normally is in the restaurant. Best main course was the veal escalope and the tiramisu was amazing.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommend this lovely family-run Italian Restaurant in Richmond. Amazing food and wine list with impeccable and friendly service. Tremendous value esp considering the attention to quality at all levels.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible food and great wine list. Amazing value for the quality and impeccable service - a real gem in the heart of Richmond

E
Oxford
73 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The pre-theatre menu offers reasonable choices, is an excellent bargain, and the food is very good in terms of selection and production of dishes. Service is very good, not rushed, but mindful of theatre starting time. A good reliable choice in Richmond.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely memorable evening - great food, wonderful warm Italian service, and just the best company ever!

s
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were going to the theatre. Service was prompt and friendly and the food was delicious.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. Fresh and tasty food would definitely recommend.

f
London
95 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

A great welcome at Bacco Richmond with them offering help to my friend and fellow guest with disabilities. We had a bit of a wait for starters but the food was amazing as always.

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to celebrate our daughter and daughter in laws birthdays and the restaurant made us feel very welcome and relaxed. Service was excellent and we will definitely return

d
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant and efficient service. Had the set meal for a "quick" meal. Food simple, but tasty. There a long time with a friend, but no pressure to move on.

c
London
87 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had the set menu which is terrific value. The panna cotta was perfect and had the requisite wobble :)

H
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently excellent. In my opinion in the top 3 restaurants in Richmond.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely pre-rugby lunch, usually go here for evening dinner so the lunch set -menu was a pleasant surprise and great value. The service was a touch slow for our main course. It didn't seem too busy so don't know why that was. Anyway, didn't spoil the experience and we all really enjoyed it.

h
London
29 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A very pleasant spot for our pre-Orange Tree rendezvous. We will return.

HS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

1 pasta dish was over cooked and another completely undercooked. Flavour was bland and like that of a tin of soup. Used to come before when they had nice fresh pasta dish, however no longer on the menu and these alternatives definitely not worth it.

CE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great hospitality also from the team - highly recommend

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pre-Rugby lunch. Was lovely. Great staff and the food suited us perfectly. Quite how they managed to keep it such a calm atmosphere in the middle of Richmond before a major rugby fixture is beyond me!!!

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A tremendous Mother’s Day lunch - the service & quality of food were exceptional. We will definitely be back again!

PL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bacco is conveniently situated almost opposite Richmond Station. Fabulous home cooking with very polite, helpful staff. A wonderful evening out. Thank you

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food was average and not seasoned. Portions quite small.The staff was very insistent and this made you feel uncomfortable.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and wine, lovely experience and would definitely go back

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Italian restaurant not having Barolo in stock The duck was chewy.

JA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food here is amazing, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

L
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The staff were friendly but unable to explain “1 or 2 courses x £10”, which didn’t make sense
The orecchiette were very al sentence and sauce dry, serving not particularly appealing
Linguini were nice but massive portion
Melanzane alla Parmigiana nothing special and uncomfortable to eat from the dish
No wine was drunk, so in all an average but rather expensive, dull lunch

f
London
95 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Bacco in Richmond has amazing authentic Italian food with a warm welcome. Aubergine Parmigiana is amazing, only downside on this visit was a wait for our mains.

W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Italian food with great service!

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good vegetarian options. Lots of interesting veg. Wine choice could be a bit wider though nice cosy place

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

On arrival we were ignored by 2 members of staff, then eventually shown to our table at the back of the restaurant next to the toilets. There was no ambience, and the waitress seemed very disinterested - asking us what drinks we would like while simultaneously cleaning the table next to us. You also get a different waiter/waitress each course. The food was bland and overall not worth the money. Good location though, maybe its only saving grace.

I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

I used to love this restaurant. However, the decor now looks tired. The scallops entree was disappointing and the service charmless. I wont be going back.

DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Valentines menu was exceptional. The wine menu was extensive but the comments wee helpful although we only had a couple of glasses. Clear regional distinctions

The service was very friendly although still discreet.

All in all we had a wonderful experience and will definitely visit this restaurant again.

Dave

EH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite places in London. Fantastic food (the truffle spaghetti is a must-try), friendly and attentive staff, and a quiet but not stuffy atmosphere. And just across from the station.

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

very friendly and welcoming, excellent value,efficient service, easy access with buses and trains, parking
facilities nearby

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food and very nice service.
A lovely spot

SN
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Another good team meal - nice food and good service. Nice home made pasta choices which are homemade and can be done as starter portions. Been coming here for years. Only criticism is that the menu could be a little more original

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, served promptly and courteously. A good pre theatre choice

TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very good but one pasta dish ,machiatta was very salty

C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Sadly the meal I ordered from the pre-theatre menu was a lasagne with no white sauce that was very dry and looked like it had been microwaved. I returned it but was just given more tomato sauce placed on top of it.

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