Bacaro restaurant

This subterranean Italian grotto sets the scene for a romantic and delicious dinner.

Bacaro is a rustic Venetian tavern for sharing Cichetti, Venetian-style small plates paired with Northern Italian wines. Covertly located down a little winding street a block south of Canal. An inside and outside staircase both lead you to an underground catacomb of exposed brick archways with wooden communal farm tables, illuminated by soft lighting and warm candles reminiscent of the streets of Italy.

Established in 2007, Bacaro has been serving the lower east side for close to 10 years.

Bacari are Venice’s working man’s pub usually hidden down backstreets. Long wooden tables and benches, exposed brick walls, rough-hewn slate floors and candlelight make for the perfect atmosphere for lingering conversation.

Hidden away on division street, a quiet block that curves off of orchard, Bacaro transports you to another time and place—when you walk in, you feel like you are in Italy, not New York City. Only the bartender’s accent gives it away…