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About Buca Yorkville

Buca Osteria & Bar is more than an Italian restaurant. In the spirit of the widely celebrated first location of Buca on King Street, the outpost in the heart of Yorkville is a place to be inspired by the innovation of the restaurant’s creative, artisanal fare, rooted in Italian tradition. Buca Osteria & Bar offers a broader selection of fresh and impeccably prepared seafood, in addition to their much loved pizzas, pastas, and cured meats. Critically acclaimed Executive Chef Rob Gentile and Chef de Cuisine Ryan Campbell create the authentic cuisine Buca has consistently been celebrated for, using the freshest carefully selected ingredients. Featuring sophisticated décor and open-concept kitchen, the restaurant’s warmth and inclusivity stand out, both of environment and ingredients.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Weekend Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Thursday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
west of Yonge St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 962-2822

Website:
http://bucayorkville.com/

Public Transport:
Bay Subway Station

Executive Chef:
Rob Gentile

Additional:
Chef's Table, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

Special Events & Promotions:
Experience our tasting menu offered exclusively at Buca Yorkville's Chef's Counter.

Our Chef’s Counter provides a unique and highly interactive opportunity for guests to experience firsthand how each dish is created and executed in a dynamic atmosphere. Overlooking the open kitchen, those seated at the Chef’s Counter will enjoy an exclusive, ever-changing menu made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and served personally by Buca’s innovative and talented chefs.

Our tasting menu, composed of a series of small dishes is curated daily by our chefs, using hand-selected seasonal ingredients.

$100/guest for the tasting menu, beverage/wines pairings are also available upon request. Seating capacity up to six guests, please telephone the restaurant for booking inquiries.

Buca Yorkville Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Special Occasion (29)
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Business Meals (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Hot Spot (15)
Romance (14)
Authentic (12)
Lunch (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (11)
Group Bookings (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Brunch (7)
Casual (7)
Pre/post-theatre (7)
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Ambience1
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was very snobby and rude. We felt like we were somehow not good enough, not trendy enough, not rich enough to warrant our server's attention. That is not the way one should be made to feel in any setting, anywhere. The whole place had that air about it.

The food was not that great either. Pizza was acceptable, pasta was bland and tasteless. The only positive thing we could say is the food came relatively quickly. But we'd never go there again and were sorry we picked it.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Andrew who was my waiter was very knowledgeable in regards to the menu. Most of it was in Italian so I can't remember exactly what the dishes were called but I had scallops. Very tasty, very light meal though. You'll need an additional dish. Also had a grand frito I think it was called. It's an assortment of fried vegetables and fish. Very good you can really taste all of the different flavors. Something as simple as onion really stood out and tasted great. A little pricey though depending on what tax bracket you're in.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Buck proved to match the considerable hype hear around Toronto as a must dine experience. Our waitress was delightful and the food was inventive and delicious. This restaurant is worth visiting anytime one is in Toronto.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food with meticulous attention to detail. Service a little slow at times. Amazing view seated overlooking the open kitchen.

Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food quality varied. COD was bland and served on uninspired mush. Veal was great. Starter was great but hugely too small as a sharing option as advertised. Overpriced and inconsistent menu.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

Awesome food and service. Tiramisù is phenomenal!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love Buca! One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing food and menu! Every single item we ordered was fantastic! Great for seafood lovers. Max was our server and was a pleasure and made
Great recommendations! Will definitely be back to try the branzino!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Terrible evening with good friends.

All Italian men, hard to understand their English. Each staff member had 1 job. (Water boy , bread boy, Napkin man l, bus boy. No one communicated to each other.No one asked how was the food. Pizza took 90 minutes to arrive. We had to ask for the check 5 times!

The staff are definitely way too cool about themselves. Not friendly, not warm and very very rude to us when we left.

I thought BUCA was one of Toronto’s best restaurant s to take my London, NYC & Paris food friends. Embarrassing . Bad!

This food ‘destination’ would never survive outside Toronto, Canadians are just too nice and polite. Way too expensive to be polite. Maybe BUCA just gets dumb out of town guests — staying at the hotel accrued the street.

I would NEVER recommend BUCA.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Unique brunch experience.

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was delicious !
But they were out of most of the fish selection.
We had the Branzino crudo. So good!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with fantastic food, impeccable service and delicious cocktails.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Just about as good as it gets, too bad you get a bill at the end. Top 3 special occasion restaurant for sure. The birthday, boxed take away is almost the nicest gift of any restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The room is beautiful but the noise level really bothered me and I'm pretty easy going about these types of things. The menu is somewhat limited. I paid $41. for 3 scallops....that's not value even if the food is incredible. I might go back for a drink and starters at the bar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Overpriced for the food. Would not go back. Service was fine.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Attentive staff and great food. Coffee was delish.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

When we first showed up, I wasn't too happy being 15 minutes late resulted in our seat being bumped, but it is reasonable and were sat in a new spot instead. We were served by Scott, who was able to recommend us with good wine and starters. I knew he was genuine when he held me back from ordering an item and recommended a second item instead once based on the conversation we had briefly. Food came out quick and in good portions.

I have been to Buca on King and now Yorkville, I would recommend Buca on King 9/10 times to anyone, but for that special someone who is a seafood fanatic, I would say this particular Buca wins out.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing food , great service, beautiful interior and enjoyed a cool experience to see them cut their signature dish, Branzino in front of you. Also tried Nodini and the Bigoli, both very delicious. Will definitely recommend to all friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Order the octopus and the spot prawns crudo. Pasta was exactingly al dente. Wines by the glass are exactingly un-generous tiny pours so just buy a bottle and leave the remains.

Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My boyfriend and I both ordered the pasta and it was delicious. The portions were just right with enough room for dessert. However, we felt we were not treated with as much respect as our neighbors, likely because we weren't dressed as well or were younger. I would highly recommend the food but felt the service will deter me from visiting again.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was an enjoyable experience. Our server was extremely attentive and great at introducing us to the menu. He recommended the poached duck eggs with pecarino cheese, which the three of us had. It was quite spectacular. The dessert was light and sweet, perfect after the filling cheese and egg.

Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Overpriced, bad service, food wasn’t great.

Waiter was rude and had no knowledge of anything on the menu.

Food1
Ambience1
Service1

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Over priced and under deliver, should be their slogan.
Found a live worm in my salad, their response was it's fresh and organic. My thoughts are they don't wash their greens.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Loved it! Food was awesome and we had great service.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The deep fried asparagus with scallops and lobster was amazing. Went off the menu with the pizza and they were very accommodating. Sommelier set us up with a terrific Italian red.. compo buri. Great overall experience!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always consistent... food, service and ambiance! Their in-house wine expert help us picked the perfect wine to pair with what we ordered. Our server was gracious and was there when we needed him.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had to wait 20 minutes for our table although we had a reservation. However they were very apologetic and compensated us with some small appetizers while we waited. Fantastic food and extremely attentive service. Good experience overall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I am a regular when visiting Toronto.
Like Buca very much and close it my hotel.
The waiter was terrific. Had great attention to detail and anticipated all. Food was great as always.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent Buratta pizza - Vongole dish complex and interesting - fine service and ambiance

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food and great service. The cured fish was something completely new to me and was totally amazing. Very impressive

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything was amazing! the service, food and wine ( which the sommelier helped us pair) was wondserful. The only thing that fell short for me was that their Gelato machine was out of service :(

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The best burratta pizza in town. Nicely decorated and clean environment. Always best quality of service . Will always revisit..

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Bar none. I have not enjoyed a meal out as much as this evening in a long time. From the moment you are greeted at the door to the end of the evening, the flow, the service, the FOOD, the DRINKS were all spot on and delivered in spades, what cumulated to be a spectacular evening. The drinks were inventive and delicious, never leaning to any one bias of flavour. The food was outstanding albeit the desserts were ok (had we skipped dessert, or maybe just had a spoonful of sorbet to finish off a perfect meal, I would have been happier). But what topped everything else was the service at the table. Never overbearing, never intrusive. And our server KNEW her menu, KNEW the ingredients, NEVER had to say "I'll get back you, let me check" - even what seemed to be an obscure question about an ingredient, she answered without hesitation as if she had heard that question a thousand times before. There are not enough positive things to say about this restaurant. Bravo.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amazing as always :) thank you

Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We celebrated a bday here and brought a 3 month old. They were very accommodating if a little impersonal at first. The ambience is loud so be aware of that. They gave us a cery nice pasta take home bday gift at the end. Food was sensational!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food and ambience, attentive service.
A definite go-to for any occasion

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was excellent. Our server was excellent. I had never been there for lunch (only dinner) and really enjoyed it.

Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Given this place 4 tries now. We live in the building and just cannot stand the pretentious menu and dishes. "60-day fermented butter" - really? Duck egg pasta w/duck offal - really? Virgin mozzarella? as opposed to what? Aged vinegar? as opposed to cheap clear vinegar? I mean, the menu is dripping with pretentious attitude. The staff are well trained, but constantly come and wipe the table, even if it's clean, and won't leave you alone. This time had the stuffed zucchini blossoms - average - and the halibut which was very good. My husband had a white pizza which was super rich but good. And btw, why not just slice the pizza in the kitchen rather than serve it with *scissors*! Really? Give me a break. Got the tiramisu, which came swimming in creme anglaise and coffee, and some weird coffee-type gelatin in a chocolate cup. They told me it was "deconstructed"! NOT! Why are they trying to "improve" tiramisu? Ugh. Other than that debacle, the food is good, but not so good as to put up with the "god's gift to Toronto" attitude here. Sorry.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

As usual, the food was amazing, the service was professional, cheerful and efficient. All in all another terrific evening at Buca Yorkville

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
Food1
Ambience4
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on September 1, 2017

I went to Buca at the recommendation of a dear friend who is a renowned chef in Toronto. It was the only suggestion he gave me in Yorkville. I booked through Open Table, which was really easy. My single reservation was later than I thought, but I went to the restaurant early and they accommodated me. The hostess was fabulous, and when I asked if I could sit at the bar area right in front of the kitchen she got approval and that made my night an experience to remember. It was wonderful to watch the food being prepared and then going out to the tables. My server made suggestions of vintage wine to pair with my food and they were wonderful also. I had a wonderful pasta stuffed with sweet corn, a dish I saw a lot of people order and enjoy. Sounds great so far, right? It was. The problem? I also ordered the garlic knots at the recommendation of my server. I LOVE garlic and the idea of adding garlic ‘bread’ to my pasta dinner. The garlic knots were absolutely DROWNING in garlic. I’m hoping and guessing I got a order that was improperly prepared. The garlic was so heavy and overpowering I could no longer taste the pasta. I should have said something and sent them back. I didn’t. The garlic was so heavy it even drowned the vintage wine. Bottled water didn’t help. I finished the dinner with the pizzelle for dessert. I had to have the pizzelle because I had seen so many orders come through the kitchen and it looked amazing. When I took my first bite of pizzelle, I couldn’t taste anything other than garlic. Second bite was the same. I had the pizzelle wrapped and took it back to my hotel to have later. Overall, I really did like so much of Buca. Too bad the garlic was so, so heavy. My bill for a single diner was $129. too, which hurt considering part of my dinner was inedible. If I ever went back, I’d have the pizza and ask it be prepared without garlic.

Tags: People Watching

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