Walk into Il Bacaro and you’ll experience a little piece of Venice. Dominated by a horseshoe-shaped bar, it’s jam-packed with small tables and weaving waiters carrying interesting dishes such as Roman-style braised goat with tomato, green beans, potato, and truffled pecorino. The pasta dishes and the risotto of the day always go down well, as do the salad side dishes. It’s often crowded at lunch with businesspeople digging into the excellent wine list.
168–170 Little Collins St
Our Rating Neighborhood In the City Center Hours Mon–Sat noon–3pm; Mon–Thurs 6–10:30pm; Fri–Sat 6–11pm Phone 03/9654 6778 Prices Main courses A$35–A$45 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Il Bacaro