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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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“venison” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

To be honest, we chose to have dinner here because it was the only restaurant in the area with a table available. It was actually a very nice table - located adjacent to open windows overlooking the surrounding street scene. We were very pleased to...More

2  Thank JoDubaiUae
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to have a kid-free meal with friends and wanted something laid-back so we bowled up to Bacco and were greeted by the very friendly Jack. He offered us a table outside (couch or dining chair) and promptly gave us our menus....More

2  Thank armywifearmylife
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to head into town and grab some tasty victuals with friends last night and settled on Bacco. We were met at the door by a young waiter who introduced himself warmly as Jack. He had us seated in no time and menus were...More

2  Thank PadreNZ
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The place was busy but our waiter jack was an absolute gem. He did everything with a smile and is very good at his job. We had gnocchi which tbe chef made vegan for us and it was very delicious.

3  Thank DesireeNZ
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We had a great evening at Bacco's during the Christmas week. Our Pizza and chicken roulade were delicious! Even though it was a super busy night the staff was always friendly and attentive. After dinner we sat outdoors and relaxed in the bean bags sipping...More

2  Thank tahunanui
Milcrest, Manager at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Bacco

Reviewed 11 January 2018

$16 for four prawns, however nice, makes us feel ripped off...drinks were ok and staff so-so as everyone else except us was given water. Should not have to ask, was not busy.More

1  Thank Leah G
Milcrest, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks for your review, although I am a little perplexed. The dish you ordered was battered prawns with chorizo and Pinot Noir reduction. The prawns are king prawns and are on our Tappa menu. A Tappa is a small plate made to share. One normally...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Just a brief review to confirm that this place served me a magnificent Seafood Chowder today. Staff were friendly and efficient and coffee very good also.

1  Thank Machasgus
Milcrest, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we use the finest of ingredients in our chowder and being a chowder lover I am very particular about this dish. I am glad you enjoyed your experience at Bacco

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I recently tried the venison dish and was amazed at how tasty it was. Everything on the plate complimented each other and was there for a reason. The service was excellent, I was impressed with how attentive my waitress was. Definitely recommend dining here!

1  Thank Monty2cb
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Very nice and comfortable outdoor furniture. Lovely friendly service, reasonably quickish. Had drinks and a couple of shared plates, both the crispy octopus and the warm bread with dips were yummy. Only weird thing was, ordered a pint of tap beer which came in an...More

2  Thank elem7142
Milcrest, Owner at Bacco Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thanks for your review we are glad you enjoyed your experience. Just to clarify the house wine is a Milcrest Wine and in fact the restaurant is Milcrest Wines cellar door, hence the reason you will receive all Wines in my branded glasses. Asahi is...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Blown away, absolutely delicious, worthy of the God Bacchus! I have been coming to this restaurant since the previous ownership, always a great choice if you are in Nelson, craving for a good hearty breakfast or a lovely lunch, right in the core of the...More

2  Thank Higuma2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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