Bácaro Restaurant was founded in 2007 and resides in the historic Charles Tanner Building along the riverfront in downtown Providence. Named after the Bácari of Venice, Bácaro focuses on Italian cuisine, applying a simple approach to indigenous ingredients. Owners Brian Kingsford & Jennifer Matta, brought their dream of opening a restaurant to fruition after working almost two decades together in the industry. The name Bácaro comes from what the Venetians refer to their small wine bars as, “Bácari” named so after the God of wine Bácchus. In Venice, these lively wine bars focus on small bites of food called “Cicchetti”, pronounced “chee-keh-tee” Bácaro is a multi-conceptual restaurant offering customers the unique experience of a Venetian Bácari, a Roman Sálumeria, and an Upscale Restaurant. The experience can be as simple as a board of mixed sálumi, cheeses & olives with Venetian tapas and wine to a multi-course fine dining experience.