Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Bacco

Bronze Award

A genuinely friendly family-run Italian where you’re greeted with a smile whether you’re a regular or not. Bacco, with its white walls, stylish seating and modern art collection, has all the visual trappings of a contemporary Italian restaurant, but at its heart is an old-fashioned trattoria. The cooking is accurate and generous – expect classic pastas and simple antipasti at lunchtime, although the evening tends to be a more serious and expensive affair, where pasta gives way to calf’s liver and roast cod. The location is ideal for a theatre-bound pit stop, and the higgledy-piggledy layout also makes the dining room popular for quiet romantic trysts. Businesses and birthday parties often use the private dining room next door.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Fine dining, Quiet conversation, Widely spaced tables
Perfect for
Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Bacco “the God of wine” brings you good food, good wine and good company. The service style is very attentive yet relaxed. Stefano, the owner of the restaurant and his Piemonte Chef, Luca are proud of providing freshly cooked food using with the freshest of ingredients. The Piemonte chef adds his own favourites like vitello tonnato, filled pasta and ragout. The Italian wine list is extensive – ranging from small producers to well-known vineyards.

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39-41 Kew Road, Richmond, London, TW9 2NQ

020 8332 0348 020 8332 0348


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3pm) Mon-Sat 6-11pm


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10 Reviews 

Carol H

06 July 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 5

Bacco is doing well given the current difficulties, but it is not quite as sophisticated as it used to be (eg, tiramisu not almond parfait)

Maureen E

01 December 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great find lovely food and good location

A great find on a trip to the Kew Garden light show.

We selected from the set lunch menu , food was delicious and served by very polite and professional waiters. 

My friend and I had an enjoyable time and we would definitely visit again if in the area 

Andrew M

04 November 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5

Christopher T

08 July 2019  
Great Italian food, friendly service, nice atmosphere.

ana clara C

09 May 2017  
Super Italian flare and flavours, opposite Richmond Station. Recently refurbished.


04 May 2017  
Great food, very good service and excellent wines for very fair price.

Elizabeth R

13 May 2016  
Excellent food - v reasonable considering the quality. Authentic Italian. Terrace is a sun trap & v near the train station so perfect.

Inna V

12 July 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
The best in Richmond
I just had a lovely dinner yesterday there, and would definitely say that this place is the best Italian restaurant in Richmond area!!! You won’t be disappointed by staff service, warm home atmosphere and the very very great food. Try scallops or rabbit for the main course…

enrico F

24 October 2010  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
After a warm welcome the owners immediately started scoring good points paying special attention that my wife, pregnant on her 5th overdue day, was comfortably settled. He assisted us with knowledgeable advice for food and wines, again making sure my wife only selected food suitable for pregnant women. The food was delicious, well presented and the quality was absolutely excellent, with home made bread and pasta along with a good – italian focused – wine list with more than acceptable prices! I know we should never say that… Whether you choose the price attractive 3 courses menu with the excellent prosecco or the menu “a la carte” the experience will be very good and inviting you to come again and again. The environment is also children friendly (so you can come even if you have young children) without plunging you in total chaos so typical of some other food-chains. Trust the owner for advice on both food and wines: we did not regret it. We will come back soon!

Martin H

23 August 2010  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 3.5
It was once again a special occasion when we visited a few nights ago – and once again we were not disappointed! We had a top of the menu feast and paid accordingly high prices – yet everything was exceptional in terms of both quality and service. This family business eaily outpaces some glitzier local establishments and is right at the top of the tree in terms of quality. We could have economised and still enjoyed it – as it was it was a great night!
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