Sitting among a small strip of seaside restaurants is Bacchus, unassuming but a treasure no less. Seating is in two dining areas, one in the heart of the two-story squared off building and the other under the stars on the roof. The Chef/Owner Angelo Marciullano worked as a chef at the Savoy Hotel in London before opening this gem on Naples Island in Long Beach. The charming interior is lined with two shelves around the room containing a single row of bottles of wine above which are ribbed glass hanging lights and gold framed mirrors. The tables and chairs are eclectic and old worldish, and a single isle splits the eating area. The menu serves up Italian bistro comfort food such as filet mignon Champagne and lamb chop rosemary.
With focus on a Mediterranean-influenced Italian cuisine, this is an upscale restaurant. Expect the average entrée to cost between $12 and $20, and you`ll be appropriate if dressed casual, but fashionable.
Atmosphere: The restaurant has a jazz theme. The lighting is soft. The restaurant is small, and is warm and relaxed and frequented by professionals and couples. Table talk is no problem - noise level here is moderate. Also, you`ll notice that there is a mezzanine.
More Reasons to Go: There is background music while you dine. Bacchus Of Naples is appropriate (if not ideal) for anniversaries and other romantic evenings. When weather permits, enjoy seating outside on the terrace.
Eating & Drinking: Open for dinner.Both beer and wine are served, and you`ll find that there is a good selection of wines.
Details to Note: Reservations are suggested on weekends. Carryout is available. Smoking is allowed outside.
Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express
Tips on Finding: Along Second Street in Naples