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5.0 /6 Excellent 98 Reviews

Bacco Restaurant

Richmond Italian £££ +100
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About Bacco Restaurant

A veteran Italian restaurant in Richmond, easily reached from the station and not far from the botanic gardens north along Kew Road, Bacco offers an escape to Italy with few rivals in the greater London area. Bacco Restaurant has been run by the same family for fifteen years, and is considered a fixture in the neighbourhood for its attention to detail when it comes to translating age-old family recipes into handmade Italian pasta, focaccia and desserts. Maintaining close contacts with the bel paese, Bacco also boasts a wine list that divides its time between small regional producers and famous vineyards. Complete with a covered terrace and private dining area, Bacco is ideal for casual Italian dining or your next celebration.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:45 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:45
  • Tuesday 11:45 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:45
  • Wednesday 11:45 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:45
  • Thursday 11:45 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:45
  • Friday 11:45 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:45
  • Saturday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:45
  • Sunday Closed


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Lunch 3 courses and a glass of Prosecco £20


3 courses from a set menu with a glass of prosecco £25 per person (excluding 12.5% service)


Valid Monday - Saturday, excludes 12.5% service charge

Dinner 3 courses and a glass of Prosecco £25


3 courses from a set menu with a glass of prosecco £25 per person (excluding 12.5% service)


Offer valid Monday - Saturday, excludes 12.5% service charge

Bacco Restaurant, 39-41 Kew Road, TW9 2NQ London

Further Information

Bacco Restaurant is about as authentic, family-run trattoria as one can expect in London. Richmond is far from the Mediterranean, but the good folks at Bacco offer a fantastic alternative to an actual journey in the form of fine food and drink. Sample some exceptional wines sourced from boutique wineries scattered throughout regional Italy, paired with equally exceptional dishes presented to diners on a classically-structured menu. Dining as a couple? Go for the salumi Italiani charcuterie and grilled vegetables sharing platter to start, the divine seared scallops wrapped in pancetta and served with a red beetroot puree, or the real show-stealer starter in terms of regional Italian fare that comes in the form of beef carpaccio with French beans, pine nuts, Sardinian pecorino cheese and a truffle dressing.

Pasta dishes at Bacco are generous enough to be considered for a main course, if you can’t be tempted by the fish and meat mains on offer. All are homemade, with highlights including the tagliolini with shaved black truffle in a crispy parmesan basket and the tagliatelle heaped with a Tuscan white veal ragout and truffle oil. Regulars to this Richmond Italian restaurant often opt for the daily grilled fish platter served with aromatic extra virgin olive oil – some of the freshest seafood in London, the roasted guinea fowl or the pistachio-crusted rump of Welsh lamb with a creamy mushroom and cherry tomato confit. Plus, if you’re after a host for a private dining event, you can’t go wrong with Bacco’s 27-seater Vinoteca area, one of the highlights of the restaurant’s gorgeously-appointed Kew Road premises.

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Menu for our bookings in our Private room and large group of 15+

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Our Bar menu available at anytime

View Lunch 3 courses and a glass of Prosecco £20

View Dinner 3 courses and a glass of Prosecco £25


98 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 98 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 11:11

Really nice meal and attentive service. Well-prepared dishes with good portion sizes – I had the sea bass, my parents had the veal. They're from the classic Italian repertoire; antipasti include carpaccio and scallops, there's a good selection of pasta dishes and desserts include a very tasty panna cotta and a caramelised pineapple dish with ice cream. Delicious!

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 11:09

The food was superb and the restaurant was exactly what was wanted for a pre-theatre lunch. The excellent Sicilian wine was also an unexpected treat.

1 review so far 6
03.05.2017 08:49

Excellent. A real gem of a place. Proper Italian food, great value pre-theatre 2 course fixed price menu with many choices and above all friendly efficient service. Lovely people.

2 reviews so far 6
27.02.2017 15:42

Really friendly and amusing service - just after the England-Italy match! Set menu interesting and varied. Try the Verdiccio wine, if there's any left - it's outstanding.

2 reviews so far 6
09.03.2016 08:17

This is one of the best restaurants in Richmond. It is our favourite. The staff are excellent the ambience is perfect and the food is always quality fayre prepared perfectly. It is classic Italian and never fails to leave us looking forward to our next visit. We highly recommend a visit here and are sure that you like us will return to enjoy many more.

1 review so far 6
15.01.2017 22:04

Great table for 6, towards the back, ambience really nice. Staff friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic - excellent value for money. My main was excellent - pumpkin tortelloni, not too many so not heavy but lovely taste and very fresh, pasta perfectly cooked. Monkfish and sea bream got good comments from others. As ever the wine list is good.

5 reviews so far 6
13.04.2016 20:16

A friend and I had the set lunch menu at Bacco and enjoyed it very much. There were some interesting starters available including stewed octopus. The food was all well cooked and seasoned and we ate outside in the terrace area as it was a beautiful day. The service was good and the coffee excellent.

1 review so far 6
26.10.2016 09:25

Book for two but 4 friends arrived unexpectedly and Bacco were happy to accommodate them even though they were very busy. The staff were very polite and helpful. So rate the service very highly. Been there several times and love the food and more than happy to go again. Best Italian in Richmond.

1 review so far 6
26.06.2016 11:57

By far one of the very best Italian restaurants in London! Freshly made pasta and bread plus handmade biscotti to dip in coffee or ice cold Limoncello. Alongside welcoming service, everything was perfect and I'm still remembering every bite of the pasta with black truffles served in a Parmesan cheese basket...

2 reviews so far 6
11.05.2016 14:07

This is our favourite Restaurant in Richmond. Has to be the best Italian Restaurant in the Richmond upon Thames area. The food is always high quality ingredients , well prepared and served by friendly and professional staff. A joy for us and will be repeated many more times. highly Recommend!!

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 18:41

Good food and wine, lovely staff, friendly atmosphere. We booked a table for a pre-theatre lunch after looking at a number of restaurants on-line. We were so glad we chose Bacco, it was easy to find oposite the station, and just a short walk to the theatre. Will visit again.

1 review so far 6
19.01.2017 19:05

We went early before the theatre and it worked perfectly. The food was excellent and the staff pleasant and efficient and we were able to eat in comfort and not feel we had to rush to get to the theatre. Perfect place for supper before the theatre.

3 reviews so far 5
14.09.2016 08:08

Nice decor and tasty food. However the plates were cold and the door open so the food went cold very quickly while waiting for all dishes and veg to arrive. Water served in tiny carafes so had to constantly ask for more. Wine delicious and good choice. If niggles are ironed out it good be excellent.

1 review so far 4
21.01.2017 00:59

Good food and good service. Have been going for years to Bacco and have always really enjoyed their food. Although it seems not only the decor has changed in the past year but also the food. I remember the spaghetti crab and Tiramisu being very good, but now just good, a bit disappointed. However the atmosphere is still cosy and a good spot for an Italian meal.

1 review so far 6
13.12.2015 00:10

Excellent service and food. Very acommodating and welcoming, even though we were so busy chatting that the waiter had to come back three times to finally take our order. No pressure to finish our meal quickly and get out. A lovely evening. Thank you!!

2 reviews so far 4
23.04.2016 10:06

Over all the restaurant was disappointing considering the cost regardless of the fact that it was in Richmond. The staff did not greet us properly and offer to take our coats on arrival which is unusual. The steak was rather fatty in the middle to the extent that my wife had to cut it out and leave half of it. My daughters mash potato tasted watery.

2 reviews so far 6
18.06.2016 08:47

Amazing food and service. We would recommend to anyone! Lovely staff and atmosphere. Stefano, the owner always makes us feel welcome. I had a braised lamb shoulder which was very tasty as well as my girlfriends crab pasta. See you again soon!

1 review so far 4
25.11.2015 07:44

Had the pre theatre menu which looked amazing value but was a little dissapointing compared to the normal menu. The red mullet was a very small portion and was cold and the pork was very dry. Vegetables are extra. However do have eaten here before and it was excellent. The house wine in the carafes are very good.

2 reviews so far 5
30.10.2016 17:44

Good value pre-theatre menu with prompt service and a varied menu choice. Carafe wine excellent and also good value. Recommend this as a pre-show meal and it was very busy at 6 00 pm on Saturday with many like minded people creating a buzzy atmosphere.

3 reviews so far 3
30.09.2016 22:41

My companion and I ordered from the pre-theatre menu which may have been a mistake..fish cakes and salmon both slightly burned/overdone...starter of beetroot and fregola pasta was fine..sweet and sour cheese cake desert pretty good..service a bit lacklustre..certainly not bad..but not sparky..I would only go again if also attending Orange Tree Theatre performance..and I'd order a la carte..making sure to include a pasta dish. Sorry not to be more enthusiastic but I was disappointed overall.

1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 07:38

Delicious , efficient dinner before going to the Orange Tree Theatre very near by. Dinner for four of us served without feeling rushed. Well prepared seafood risotto. Two of our group raved about the liver.

1 review so far 3
30.03.2016 08:14

The food was pretty good but the seating was cramped and uncomfortable. There were plenty of other unreserved tables and I couldn't understand why my wife and I were crammed into tiny corner seats. I am over six feet tall and I couldn't find where to put my long legs. Hazel asked to go to Bacco for her special birthday treat and I was disappointed for her sake.

1 review so far 4
25.12.2015 15:51

The place is narrow and small but nice Italian ambiance and accent. Food is good and adequately priced. Italian wine served in carafe is good and affordable. Staff is knowledgeable and attentive. Overall a good place for an adequate dinner. I will rate it 6 or 7 out of 10

2 reviews so far 4
02.05.2016 11:26

Good value for money. A bit rushed matter of fact service from some staff obviously used to diners using the deal but overall worth it - if you remember to order a meal that doesn't need sides and dont brother with coffee/tea otherwise you could be paying an extra £14

1 review so far 6
29.05.2016 20:44

Went with friends after rugby match at Twickenham, have to say we had a very pleasant and relaxed evening, service and food were very good, and it gets the thumbs up all around

1 review so far 6
17.09.2016 09:39

Fantastic service and food. From the fresh, warm bread basket as a starter to the espressos at the end! Very happy with our dining experience and will definitely return. Perfect for pre-theatre dining.

1 review so far 6
16.05.2016 11:50

An amazing experience, really and genuine Italian food. The head chef is knows his trade and the staff floor is kind and funny. I will come back for sure. Good value for money.

1 review so far 6
18.11.2016 23:09

Fantastic food with a short eclectic menu. I had the scallops followed by cote de boeuf. Superb. Lovely atmosphere and service. Definitely recommended as a place of tranquility close to Richmond station.

1 review so far 6
11.03.2016 07:38

Back is an incredible restaurant. The dishes have so much flavour I could swear I was in Italy. Highly recommend to everyone and so glad we found this gem of a restaurant.

2 reviews so far 6
09.10.2016 09:35

The make over has produced a great atmosphere and the kitchen still produces excellent food. The craft ales from Italy are worth trying but machete at 7.6 per cent needs careful handling.

3 reviews so far 6
17.01.2016 14:03

I enjoyed the food at this restaurant . Every course was delicious. The service and ambience was good too. I would highly recommend this restaurant as one of the best in Richmond.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2016 14:45

This was my third time at this restaurant and quality is consistently very good. Service and food excellent as was the choice on the menu. What more can you ask for?

2 reviews so far 6
15.07.2016 08:50

Food was delicious and the set menu was excellent value for money. Friendly and helpful staff too. Our favourite eating place when we go to the Orange Tree theatre in Richmond.

2 reviews so far 5
07.01.2017 08:02

The food was great, the staff friendly and knowledgable, atmosphere was welcoming and all in all, we had a nice night out on what was a cold and rainy evening in Richmond. Worth getting wet for ☂️

2 reviews so far 4
18.05.2017 22:29

Fab food. V gd wine list keen service but not very sophisticated. Good cocktails. A bit warm in back dining room. Suggest you opt for the R hand dining room from front of the property. Genuine place. We will return... in the R hand dining room

4 reviews so far 5
13.05.2017 10:22

Authentic Italian food in pleasant surroundings. The food was of a high quality and there was a good variety of wines on offer. The service was friendly and efficient. Not cheap but good value for money.

1 review so far 6
18.06.2016 22:00

We received a wonderful service, excellent food and the atmosphere was lovely. We have various allergies and all of them were met without any problems. Look forward to going again.

1 review so far 4
18.03.2017 21:00

It was disappointing to discover that there was a pre theatre menu on offer after we had eaten. The food we had was good but my wife would have liked a dish on the special menu that was not available on the a la carte.

2 reviews so far 6
23.10.2016 10:19

Interesting well executed menu, good service, and a wide choice of wines. Pasta dishes were unusual with e.g. duck rage pappardelle and burrata stuffed cappelletti. We will be back.

1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 07:55

Great to see Bacco back on form after the refurbishment; Stefano and his team doing a great job. We'll bac coming back again as we have been for years.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 19:55

Friendly, Italian welcome, delicious fresh food, very unobtrusive service. Altogether a lovely place to share a wonderful meal with friends and family. A highly recommended gem of a restaurant.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2016 22:38

Terrific! We were coming from the Rugby and arrived 30 minutes early, but we were made welcome, had great service and lovely food. We would recommend Bacco to anyone!

1 review so far 5
08.10.2016 17:19

Fantastic food, a good range of wines and attentive service. The scallop starter was a melt in the mouth experience and the past a main curse delicious. Nice atmosphere but layout a little restricted.

1 review so far 5
15.09.2016 18:18

Menu changes required more assessment as usual fare not available.Hover eventual choices of risotto/peas excellent and other main of salmon reportedly delicious.Well done again Baco Oh and the recommended Italian Suvignon blanc was fresh/fruity

1 review so far 6
20.12.2015 14:47

Great food, lovely ambience and good service. Individual, authentic Italian restaurant in heart of Richmond, just across the road from the train station, so easily accessible by train.

2 reviews so far 6
13.09.2016 08:59

Delicious food and good value for money. Friendly and helpful staff. Our number one choice when visiting the Orange Tree theatre in Richmond as it is so convenient.

1 review so far 6
16.12.2015 12:18

great food. v g service. good wine list. lovely atmosphere with enough space between tables to feel private will def go again. also v g value for money

1 review so far 2
26.10.2016 08:21

Slow service, bland food with a real lack of meat or fish. One pasta dish contained far too many whole slices of garlic and long thick strands of lemon skin ... Very unpleasant and overpowering. When I order a 'seafood' risotto I expect several pieces of each type of seafood - not 1 mussel out of three shells, two small prawns and no calamari despite the menu saying there was calamari and clams.... Overall a very underwhelming meal. The wine was good though

1 review so far 5
28.02.2016 00:02

The food was excellent and the owners were very attentive to all of our needs. I would definitely recommend Bacco to anyone looking for an excellent Italian meal. The chocolate fondant was excellent!

1 review so far 6
24.12.2015 23:45

The food was excellent as usual, great wine list and the service was outstanding. Real Italian atmosphere in Richmond - highly recommended. We will be back soon.