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“Way Over-rated”
Review of il bacaro

il bacaro
Ranked #22 of 461 Restaurants in Maastricht
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Dutch
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bar E Cucina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we had an authentic Italian meal. In Cologne! Il Bacaro comes nowhere near. Head to head test: The tomato bruschetta here was bland. The Cologne version was authentic, with actual olive oil and actual garlic.
Very disappointed, given the high rating on TA.

Thank pgbDublin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Close to the Market place but thankfully far from the crowds, Il Bacaro seemed a good option for a late Saturday lunch.

A polite and fast waitress came over and asked if I need the menu in English, which was a good welcoming note.
Then asked for drinks, I opted for a Prosecco.

Food wise, the grandmothers meatballs in tomato sauce were tempting.
Along with a cheesy antipasti-bruschetta, thought it would be enough.

Tip: if you are really hungry or plan to go fir a light dinner, you ll definitely need something more: portions are quiet small: only 3 meatballs and 1.5 slice of bruschetta will not fill you up.

Taste: well the cheesy bruschetta was nice but a bit flat, although it had parmesan (a little), asparagus (they put it everywhere in Maastricht!) and pecorino. Needed some ground chilly pepper or a few flakes of gorgonzola.

The meatballs were nice and fluffy but lacked salt and pepper. Had a lot of onion, but the tomato and the meat had no taste. The tomato sauce was not really cooked with olive oil as it should, and was not seasoned at all. Same as the meatballs.

But the quality was nice and could much a bit with the bruschetta.

Also opted for dessert, a tiramisu. Airy and with light cream, though it needed a bit more alcohol in the mix and the biscuit, wanted this itchy point!

Overall it was a good experience
I ll ho again but opt for more consistent italian, like pasta!

Available meat and fish plates too but no pizza

Thank Dimitra M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. We visited this restaurant with our family whom actually lives in Italy. The occasion was nonna’s 65th birthday. They’ve stated that they couldn’t tell the difference from the pasta Bolognese from home and the one from the restaurant. Great choice in wine and anti pasti. Our jointly decision must be that this is very worth the visit while in Maastricht and fancying Italian for dinner!

Thank Julia R
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent, friendly service. Food was very good. A lovely spot to stop for a while when visiting Maastricht

Thank gledhills
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I came after a long day and had my favorite Italian combo: spaghetti con aglio e oglio and a caprese salad. Even if their choice of the thin short spaghettini and the multi-colored cherry tomatoes would not have been my personal selection, I loved the food and liked the wine list. Service was excellent - another place to come back to.

Thank martinrummel
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