About Venezia Bacaro

Bacaro is the Venetian word to describe a tavern or trattoria serving simple up food and good, young local wines, and you can experience it for yourself right here in London at Venezia Bacaro. Located on Goswell Road in Golden Lane Estate, this charming Italian restaurant is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening with friends, with its cosy decor and regular live music events and exhibitions. On the menu you’ll find hearty and authentic Italian favourites, from pizza to pasta, meat and seafood dishes. We recommend the dorsoduro pizza (a white base topped with spicy salami, dolcelatte, anchovies, black olives and capers) – the perfect accompaniment to a bottle of Italian wine from the handpicked selection. Located just a short walk from Barbican station, spaces at Venezia Bacaro can fill up fast, so booking ahead is recommended.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Venezia Bacaro
3-5 Goswell Road London, Barbican
London EC1M 7AH

Menu Highlights



Grilled beef fillet steak with thyme & rosemary


Bread crumbed veal steak Italian style


Haddock fillet mcherry tomatoes capers olives with samphire



Pan fried crispy duck breast & berry compote

with butternut squash & mushroom

10oz Grilled beef rib eye steak & pineapple mustard

marinated in thyme with roast potatoes

8oz Pan fried pork loin in onion balsamic vinegar & honey

with stem broccoli & mangetout

Main Menu



A La Carte




Set Menu


Steak Night


8 Venezia Bacaro Reviews

8 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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BRYANNA S.a month ago · 1 review

Great restaurant. Friendly efficient staff. Good menu and food excellent. Will return. Convenient to the Barbican Centre where we were going. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Lorraine D.2 months ago · 1 review

Very enjoyable and relaxing with great atmosphere very proud of their Venetian menu and knowledge of wines great music would definitely go back suitable for all walks of life

Anne-Marie M.2 months ago · 1 review

Met a friend here for lunch in the week. Great staff, the express lunch menu is excellent value for money, and the wine is delicious! Highly recommended.

Kenneth W.6 months ago · 1 review

It was a cozy, friendly place. I'm from Dallas, Texas so I'm unaccustomed to good Italian food. What a relief to find some. Also, the wine we had was exceptional.

Natalie S.7 months ago · 1 review

We had a lovely evening here. The pizzas were fantastic and full of flavour. Probably could have done with less cheese on the Lido Pizza (seafood pizza) - but then I could have asked for no cheese. The calamari starter was incredibly salty, I suspect the batter had been over seasoned. It has been far tastier on other visits. Overall a fun evening and great service from our waiter who was attentive but not intrusive.

Karen E.a year ago · 1 review

The starter and main course were nice, the dessert menu was limited and what we had was just okay, the ambience was non existent and it has quite a cold feel about the place. The worse part though is resvd for the drink, the normal prosecco is nice but expensive at £27 a bottle, however in happy hour the prosecco is £15 a bottle but it's not the same one, a really cheap, screw top bottle, hardly any fizz, a bit like Lambrusco. Feel a bit deceived by the happy hour prosecco and based on this would not return. Cioa Bella and la divinia (both fairly local) are much better Italian restaurants.

Mary B.5 months ago · 1 review

When we started going to this restaurant a couple of years ago, it was great. Now I find that the serving size has diminished and the prices, particularly for the starters, have gone up. The service is slow at best. The minestrone, for which I paid £6.90 was a sort of greenish thin sludge with only one or two bits of some vegetable in it. On the whole, it was not great and I doubt I'll bother to go there again.

David H.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Good spritz, very good pasta with clams and chicken with pomegranate. I wouldn't say the food was Venetian more good Italian. The pizzas looked excellent. Very busy and noisy on a Friday night. Friendly waiter but he could have used some help. The happy hour drinks were charged at full price but it was so busy I couldn't be bothered to point this out.