It doesn’t get any more romantic than II Bacaro!
Don’t blink, or you might miss the doorway to the small and cosy Il Bacaro, one of the most romantic Italian restaurants Melbourne has to offer! This modern little cucina and bar has developed a cult following among locals as a classic Melbourne dining experience.

Romantically lit, Il Bacaro’s Venetian-inspired décor and cosy leather seats will have you loved-up before entrée. If you’re looking for drinks, we recommend sitting at the elegant marble bar, where you can watch the skilled bartenders whip together your chosen concoction. Otherwise, enjoy the traditional dining experience with matching old-style service. You’ll find modern-day Italian classics pervading the menu, with antipasti, pasta e risotto and secondi options to tempt you. (We especially recommend the cheese platter—amazing!) And let’s not forget the decadent desserts! Dolci selections include everything from cheesecake to fairy floss to gelato. You’re guaranteed to find something to placate your palate.

II Bacaro is the ideal place for an intimate tête-à-tête, and if you need a conversation starter, let the food inspire you! This simple, stylish dining experience is bound to leave a lasting (positive) impression upon your date.


Impressive Knowledge Points


II Bacaro translates to ‘God of wine.’


Consecutive winner of the One Chef’s Hat award



Secure Parking

55 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Enter via McIIwraith Place


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Karina is a dating and romance consultant and the founder of Datelicious. She gets to share what she knows about love, and the best way to find it, every day. Fifteen years’ experience in the dating industry means that she has a wealth of trade secrets that she is only too willing to share with people who are on the dating rollercoaster or are building a relationship. She has a sixth sense when it comes to romance. Karina is well known for discovering hidden restaurants and bars which she adds to her impressive arsenal of dating & romantic venues. An avid traveller, you can often find her at the airport ready to indulge in her love of travel and taking every opportunity to uncover the best holiday spots for couples and singles, both on and off the map.