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.
- 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
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.
Lovely atmosphere, friendly and accommodating staff and management and most important of all beautiful food. Simple we'll presented and delicious. The house Chianti is a must.
Bacco is an excellent restaurant, fantastic food, relaxed atmosphere, extremely friendly and professional staff. As a company we have used Bacco time and time again. Recommended.
Amazing food and service! Would recommend to anyone! The duck Brest was delicious and I had ravioli for my main course which was even better!
Good value, pre-theatre dining.We usually go there before going to the Orange Tree theatre next door and have always finished eating in good time for the performance without feeling rushed.
I Always feel relaxed when eating at Bacco. There is Great food but even more the sevice is superb- on the ball but unobtrusive. What you might call client centred.
Excellent as always. We have visited Bacco several times, for pre-theatre meals and more leisurely dining. They never fail to impress. I would thoroughly recommend.
Brilliant food, even better service - Bacco is consistently good and we look forward to returning, especially for the seafood and the Gavi. Thank you
A lovely spot for an evening with friends or a couple. Food always top quality. Interesting wine list with some unusual varieties. Well worth experimenting.
The food is always of a high quality. Service is good. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Richmond and I highly recommend it.
Food was very nice, if not a little expensive for the portion size. Service was variable, polite but not always quick. Atmosphere was pleasant and location nice and close to the station. House wine was good value.
Small and buzzy with great food. It's not a quiet restful place and the drinks are dear but this is the best Italian food I've had all year.
This was a rugby international set menu. With that in mind, it was nonetheless a surprise to receive carpaccio of beef seared to the plate and apple crumble cooked goodness knows how long in advance but inedible around the edge as cemented to the dish.
Good quality food. The pasta dishes were excellent. Didn't try the dessert. Great wine list with wines from suggested regions of Italy. Friendly service. Will come again
Delicious italian food is served in this friendly restaurant next to the Orange Tree theatre in Richmond. They are used to providing food quickly for theatre goers.
Absolutely delicious pasta. Yum! Will go back. Service very friendly and authentic Italian. Wine a bit on the exxy side. Desserts lovely, panna cotta was very good
Delicious food and gracious, attentive staff. The refurbishment is lovely. Looking forward to my next visit. Much better alternative for Italian cuisine than the Carliccio's next door.
The starters were very good especially the beetroot carpaccio and the bread was lovely. People were very friendly. Excellent atmosphere to meet, talk and listen to friends
The yellow fin tuna was excellent as was the sea food selection and we were able to sit outside in the sunshine, very friendly service too.
Good food, good wine, cosy atmosphere. Wrong wine chosen at first although dome assistance from the sommelier and the bottle we enjoyed complemented our meal perfectly.
Excellent food and discreet service for business lunch Will definitely return and would recommend the restaurant to any who lives and works around the richmond area
Pleasant environment Excellent service ( Nicole was wonderful ) Excellent food Great italian wine list A good all round italian restaurant doing a good just b
We had a very pleasant meal, using the pre-theatre menu, which is good value. Surprisingly, the restaurant was very empty, so obviously atmosphere was lacking, but we were early in the evening.
Really disappointing overall. The only good thing about the whole experience was the deep fried seafood starter. The main course of tuna steak was small and bland, with a really unusual "citrus dressing" that was basically just very large pieces of orange with the steak. We ended up cancelling dessert after we were left waiting over 40 minutes for the chocolate fondant. The worst thing about this is that we weren't even apologised to,and then had to wait another ten minutes for the bill, which they added a service charge onto even though the service was shocking. The prices charged are definitely not a reflection on the quality of service or food. Would recommend to avoid this place and pop to Pizzeria Rustica over the road instead!
Great food, wine and atmosphere! Really enjoyed the food, great wine recommendation and hugely friendly and helpful staff. I will definitely be back again soon!
Lovely food, excellent value and quick service - just what you want for a pre-theatre meal. Always eat here as it ticks all the boxes.
Good staff made us welcome and served us efficiently. Food a little disappointing, but nice atmosphere. Convenient location. Maybe should feature local parking on website?
It's always a pleasure to dine at Bacco - good food, charming service, and now an interesting new menu. We will of course return soon.
First time at Bacco. We had the pre-theatre prix-fixe for £15. Really good food and very good value. Staff were delightful. Will definitely go back.
Food ,as always ,truly excellent but my guest was American who values crisp anticipatory service and we had to keep chasing !should be easy to fix,however,and the refurb looks smart !
The food was fine, but service a little bit patchy. they ran out of rocket salad and made a substitute without asking us. Would still go back though.
Food very nice, nice table but very slow service and difficult to get attention. Being sat in the far corner didn't help. Nicely decorated after recent refurbishment.
Food and service was great, but restaurant was insanely hot and I couldn't wait to get out. It was a shame as I would only go back in the summer when seating outside is available
No free bread? At those prices? Food, service, all-round loveliness good as ever, but come on, throw us poor saps a bone. I know, overheads. Whaddyagonnado?
Set menu as it was Rugby match that day. Not obvious when booked. Tried to serve too many people quality of food was poor. Sent 1st course back as not cooked -poached egg was still very runny and was cold!! Main course pasta was not much warmer though it was cooked.
Found the service a bit offhand and disinterested. Although it wasn't busy had problems getting waiting staff s attention. Food was ok but dining experience ruined by the service.
Half the table's meals were good the other half were bad. A nice location and good service but overall it was disappointing and not good value for money.
The food was great, but the service was very slow and they didn't seem to have enough staff to take orders on a busy Saturday evening.
We found the experience to be expensive and our table which was near the staff door was not pleasant. The food was ok but not special