From the founders of
Zibiru and Bottega Italiana
comes a new concept in
traditional Italian dining.



The Chef


Bacaro and sister restaurant Bottega Italiana Bali are the brainchild of Executive Chef Luigi Andrea Calcagno, who opened his first restaurant in Seminyak, Zibiru, in 2012.

Chef Luigi’s favorite saying, “A little bit of salt, a little bit of pepper, and a lot of love,” represents the heart and soul of his approach to cooking and food. His passion for preserving and promoting Italy’s food culture launched his restaurant career and established what would soon become a string of restaurant brands in Bali under Zibiru’s umbrella.



The Concept


Come to Bacaro to experience two quintessentially cultural traditions from Venice (Veneto) and Naples (Campania) in Italy all under one roof. 

From Venice, we bring you the timeless pastime of bàcari, an after-work tradition spent enjoying a combination of cicchetti (small bites of food) and ombra de vin (‘shadows’ of wine). The word bàcaro is said to come from several sources: 1) “Bacco", the god of wine, 2) "far bàcara", a Venetian expression for "celebrate,” and 3) “baccano” which means mess/party/noise. We aim to recreate this bustling atmosphere here in Berawa.

In neighboring Naples, one single food has garnered so much attention worldwide that it’s also included on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage—pizza. So what makes this particular pizza so special, and how does one identify a true Neapolitan pizza? It’s not just the type of crust or the ingredients used, it’s the manner in which the dough and ingredients are prepared and ultimately baked in traditional domed ovens, a method that has remained exactly the same for ages. We mastered this craft, replicating true Neapolitan pizza using premium ingredients from Bali and Italy—authentic in making, traditional in taste.





Located in Seminyak, Zibiru is a purveyor of traditional, regional Italian cuisine. Zibiru has garnered a strong loyal following with its made-from-scratch regional Italian cuisine. Homemade products such as fresh pasta and sauce, bread and jam, pastries, salumi, cheese are all impressively produced in-house and distributed to every Bottega Italiana on the island. Its convivial yet romantic atmosphere is enlivened with live jazz music three times/week.

Find out more on Zibiru’s website.



Bottega Italiana Bali


Bottega Italiana Bali was established as the marketplace arm of Zibiru to showcase the best of what Zibiru’s kitchen has to offer.

Each of the four locations is named after an herb found in Italian cooking. Basilico (basil), the flagship in Seminyak, offers a wider selection of hard to find products not available at the other locations such as a wider selection of Italian wines, salumi and cheese. Rosmarina (rosemary) on Batu Bolong in Canggu, Timo (thyme) on Petitenget, and the newly opened Origano (oregano) in Berawa offer convenient access to Italian goodness at friendly prices.