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Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar

295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 27 554 6622
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great place for a quick casual family meal. We booked last moment on Easter Sunday for dinner and had no problem being accommodated. For main we shared a squid ink linguine and a Margherita pizza. Plenty of seafood in the pasta dish (including mussels, prawns...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Food was horrible and greasy- service was bad and dishonest. We were overcharged $30 - they were not able to show us a detailed receipt.More

Thank AlesiaA30
Milcrest, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Worst customer we have ever had in the restaurant. I served this table a table of 5 adults and 3 children. 7 of the 8 were very pleasant and all enjoyed their meals. I even had my chef create a meal for one of the...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Didn’t book but staff fitted us in and made sure we had a quietish table in a busy restaurant. The food was excellent as was the service. The pace of service was just right and we all managed and absolutely enjoyed our three course meal...More

Thank Dinnersors
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had the best steak yet in New Zealand. My wife has severe food allergies and the staff and kitchen were all extremely helpful and the resultant meal and wine were FAB. Would recommend this without any hesitation.

Thank djloveday27
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My partner had the seafood squid ink linguine which was delicious and a generous portion. I had 2 entree: tuna and duck. Both delicious. The restaurant owner also owns Millcrest vineyard: the Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Montepulciano were all very good. The dark chocolate...More

Thank steve2010
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Wanted somewhere to enjoy a meal on a Tuesday night and chose Bacco - lucky for us! The staff here are exceptional from the friendly welcome when we stepped through their fancy swing doors to their banter and subtle attentiveness makes for a good dining...More

Thank kiwisolargal
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We sat and enjoyed a nice glass of wine and some beers, very friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere, I would go back

Thank melissa H
Reviewed 6 March 2018

There are a lot of options in Nelson when having lunch. We chose Bacco because of the menu and the variety of dishes. In addition, the service was excellent!

Thank bfm2015
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A final farewell with my workmates and partners, food and service very good, staff friendly and very attentive, Menu recently changed (last time visit not flash) and well worth a return visit, Wine and craft beer hit the spot, There is a happy hour and...More

Thank Christopher And... B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The fried squid appetizer (oddly enough for an Italian influence restaurant, they didn't call it calamari) was outstanding - one of the best renditions of the dish I've ever had. Venison was very good. We were disappointed with the risotto - too heavy. We enjoyed...More

Thank Ken A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 27 554 6622
  • E-mail
Bacco is the Roman God of Wine, Bacco Restaurant and Wine Bar changed its ownership and name from Café Affair in October 2016. We are a premium wine bar/restaurant with an Italian/European spin to our dishes. We are all about fresh, local ingredients where possible and we have a food matching our premium wines philosophy. Bacco has a wine club and holds Degustation dinners bi-monthly.
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