Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bacco, Mt. Pleasant, SC

We found an unexpected jewel the other evening in the small strip mall at the corner of Houston Northcutt and Coleman Boulevard. “Bacco” is an unpretentious jewel on many levels. But one thing’s for certain, the food is terrific, and you won’t have to take out a second mortgage to eat there.

The décor is simple and clean, not overstated, and not over decorated. Simple warm hues adorn the room that has about 25 tables. We sat at the bar at a high top, which was nice as you could see what was happening throughout the restaurant.  Not for everyone, but for me, it was very interesting.

Our service was attentive and very pleasant. Drinks were served quickly and we were not rushed as we looked through the menu. Hot, fresh Italian bread was personally served to us by our server. No basket ‘o bread at this establishment. It was a very nice, personalized touch.

Our salads arrived quickly and they were a large, crisp mound of lettuce with a variety of toppings (my husband and I each ordered a different variety).  Nothing over the top, but very well done.

My husband ordered the evening’s special which was a veal dish. I ordered their carbonara, and although it was very good, I was envious of what my husband chose. The veal was so tender and the potatoes and other items that accompanied his meal were also done perfectly.  My dish was a generous portion of pasta with a nice egg-cream sauce. The peas were fresh (I suspected local grown), and the pancetta had just a hint of salt.  Both dishes are now highly recommended.

We ate until we were full, but wanted to continue!  We did end up taking doggy bags with us, the portions are very big.

As the meal came to a close, as I mentioned it was very affordable. It was not pricey at all. We are certain to go back and would recommend it to anyone who wants a very good Italian meal in a nice, casual setting.
Definitely worth the run through the rain drops to get there.

We give Bacco 3 Plates out of 5.

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