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Neighbourhood: West End
1029 W Cordova St.


Open Daily from 11am – Late

Aperitivo Hour: 3 – 6pm


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About Bacaro

While wandering Venice, you may be lucky enough to stumble upon a bacaro. Far from the crowds, tucked away on side streets and alongside canals, it’s a quintessential Venetian wine bar. Our fondest memories of hanging around these hidden gems are the inspiration behind Bacaro – a modern Italian restaurant and wine bar that draws influence from our travels through Venice.

Bacaro’s menu seeks to encourage a ‘choose your own adventure’ dining experience. Expect a broad range of dishes; from Venetian staples like Mozzarella in carrozza, freddo items such as Maille en latte (milk-poached shaved pork neck); fritti misto, as well as hot dishes like charcoal-grilled skewers of octopus. Lastly, a small but thoughtful pasta menu will be offered, including Venice’s humble bigoli, made with duck eggs.

Beyond the classic Aperol spritz, guests can expect a decent line-up of aperitivo cocktails – a nod to both traditional Italian culture and the ‘New Aperitivo movement.’

“Wine is meant to be drunk, not dissected, fawned over and fetishized,” according to wine director Cassandra Mosher. “Drinking wine should be a fun memory shared with friends and food around a table.” Expect an extensive and thoughtfully curated list with a focus on wines from both Northern Italy and BC. Think varietals from small, family-run wineries, varying from conventional to natural styles.

While the bacari in Italy vary drastically; from mom and pop places to hip, natural wine focused spots, the one thing they possess is an energy and a mood that’s hard to get away from – you’d be wise to be a part of it. We want to embody the same feeling at Bacaro and look forward to welcoming you.