Bacaro

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Bacaro

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The Trimboli brothers kicked off Braddon's culinary regeneration a few years back with Italian & Sons, combining trattoria-trad with inner-urban cool. Now, as the renewal of the neighbourhood reaches a more fevered pitch, they're breaking new ground with a foray into aperitivo culture. Bacaro, which adjoins Italian & Sons, is a chic monochromatic 50-seater, perfect for an amaro, a sharp Re Ale Extra IPA from Lazio or something from the expanded list of regional Italian wines and varieties. Access is through the restaurant or via a separate laneway entrance, and the drinker-diner is greeted by plenty of space to linger alongside a stylish marble bar or kick back on low-slung stools and graze on a good range of cheese and house-made salumi. If it's looking more like a bottle than a glass, and something more substantial is in the offing, take to the tables and tackle a wood-fired pizza del giorno, wet-roasted rabbit with rosemary and white beans, or oxtail ragù with semolina gnocchi.

~GOURMET TRAVELLER

'Bacaro, the only bar to have a drink at in Canberra,
...also owned by Italian and Sons...'

~International Traveller Magazine, October 2015, Insider's tips, 100 Most Incredible Cities in the World

'This slick and bustling trattoria introduced Canberra to
smart dining without the frills and locals keep lining up for more...'

~Qantas Magazine 2016

'What makes the place stand out is a commitment to good produce and wonderful service'

~The Weekend Australian Magazine, The hot 50

'Italian and Sons is one of the country's coolest trattorias...'

~Delicious Magazine

'enough charm to become Canberra's most kick-ass Italian place to eat...'

~SMH Good Living

'Even non-Canberrans consider this one of Australia's best trattorias...'

~Men's Style Magazine

'The museum-heavy Australian capital was once considered dull,
but recent openings including the on-trend eatery Italian & Sons
have caught the attention of sophisticated travelers'

~International Travel and Leisure Magazine

'probably the coolest space in Canberra...'

~Qantas Magazine