$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Fare, Wine, and More at Bacaro LA Wine Bar

West Adams

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Italians were once infamous for knitting their garments from long spools of spaghetti; its edibility wasn't discovered until the town drunk curiously took a bite of his own sock. Feast upon the well-woven plates of Italian culinary tradition with today's deal to Bacaro LA Wine Bar. For $20, you get $40 worth of its finest fine fare and amiable wines, served in elegantly diminutive portions ideal for swapping, sharing, or storing in a shirt pocket.

After intensely examining the menu, start the feast with bruschette topped with Tuscan white beans, fire-roasted bell peppers, organic tomato, and roasted garlic, or get crostini topped with fresh ricotta, garlic dill ricotta, gorgonzola, chevre, or mascarpone. If you've got the hankering for more substantial dishes, fill up on hanger steak with fresh thyme and lemon or a deconstructed BLT with ranch bacon on a baguette. All small plates are $7—though desserts, such as the Nutella panino with bananas or strawberries, break tradition with a $5 price tag. The small plates are also available in sets of three for $19. All menu items can be enhanced with a paired selection from the stellar wine menu. More than 60 sweet, sparkling, red, and white wines, as well as six internationally forbidden "blue" wines, are offered, including German Villa Wolf Pinot Gris ($24) and Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terrior ($42), among others.

Bacaro is a small, low-key spot with a high-class vibe. It's about the size of a living room with solid wood tables and a dazzling wine-bottle ceiling. The menu is written on chalkboard-covered walls, and the wine-bottle ceiling evokes sultry Mediterranean evenings. The staff and owner are knowledgeable and friendly about the wines, so ask them for a recommendation and get ready for a voyage to grape rapture.

Reservations recommended. This deal cannot be combined with specials like Half-Off Monday, happy hour, or Tony Danza's birthday.

Reviews

Bacaro has been featured by CitySipper, the Thirsty Pig, and SinoSoul. Citysearchers give Bacaro and average rating of four stars, and over 200 Yelpers give it a shining 4.5-star average:

  • I almost forgot to mention the Noa's Cauliflower. This was presented and cooked in a way that I have never seen or tasted. The chipotle spice gives the Cauliflower great personality. – Thirsty Pig
  • Is there anything this wine bar can not do? – SinoSoul *For some really interesting, off-the-beaten path small plate dining, this is a STEAL! – Meena V, Citysearch
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    West Adams

    2308 S Union Ave.

    Los Angeles, California 90007

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In a Nutshell

  • Genuine Italian small plates
  • More than 60 varieties of expertly chosen wines
  • Low-key vibe

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 23rd, 2011. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other specials, including happy hour and half-off wine on Mondays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.