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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (33)
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Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Lunch (18)
Authentic (18)
Romance (17)
Neighbourhood Gem (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (12)
People Watching (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Casual (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Group Bookings (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post-theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Child-Friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Food4
Ambience2
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed the food very much and the wine list was good. However, our waiter, Andrew, was clearly impatient, and a touch annoyed with us, which was jarring. We felt rushed by him. Also, the young man who brought and poured our wine seemed confused. He could not seem to grasp that we all wanted to try both the red and the white wines but not at the same time. And he did not fill the glasses of the two people in our party who tasted the wines for approval. Finally, perhaps it was where we were seated, but it was very noisy. Too noisy for comfortable conversation. After an hour of straining to hear each other we were exhausted.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was excellent. Food was very good. The tiramisa was fantastic. But I would say Buca Bar is better value for money and a more laid back vibe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Lunch at Buca seemed a special treat on a deadly frigid day. The food was delicious, the service superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife I spent our anniversary at Buca and were pleasantly impressed with the quality of the food and service, they made us feel very welcome as if were family.
We are looking to put next meal at Buca

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Came here with high expectations, like most. Was pretty disappointed that the pizza was about twice the price of my normal go-to pizza (Libretto, Piano Piano, etc) but more importantly not as good! The fried fish appetizer (dont remember the translation) was basically a pile of off-ish cut fried fish pieces with 'chili salt' (which just tasted like salt) and lemon bringing the only flavour. Surprising.... for $185 for 2, notttt a memorable experience. Everything tasted fine but...come on.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service and food were excellent. We added truffle to our pizza, found the slices to be too thin and flavour to be less potent than previous visit. Nonetheless can’t wait to come back.

Food3
Ambience2
Service5
Value2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Went there for lunch. In general overpriced. The Branzino sashimi tasted good but the temperature was too warm for raw fish, and for $56 I can get better grade at Miku. Pasta dishes were good but not better than Terroni. We had 3 to 4 fruit flies circling our table the entire meal, and the diners next to us were equally annoyed. This shouldn't happen at a restaurant of this calibre. Makes you question the cleanliness of the kitchen. Service was good.

Food4
Ambience3
Service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Nice feel, overpriced, great service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food and service. The deserts were a highlight.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food. The raw brazino in olive oil and sweet salt was a treat.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fabulous!!!

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really amazing seabass filet, done in front of you. Very fresh. Service staff were sincere.

Food5
Ambience1
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 21, 2017

i couldn't hear myself think. too noisy. couldn't carry a conversation with my friend.

Tags: Quick Bite
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent service and food is delicious and beautifully served. Expensive but quality experience. Great wine selection and terrific ambience. There's a lot of energy in this place. Very special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and gave great recommendations! The burrata pizza is to die for! Came here for an anniversary celebration and was not disappointed. It is definitely on the pricier side, but well worth it for a special occasion.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Yummy dinner. Would like to see more vegetarian things on the menu

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service and very nice food

Food2
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on December 20, 2017

Hostess was not helpful. She said there were no tables available for rest of the day, yet I found openings on OpenTable. Service was terrible and took forever. Menu was very limited.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent visit and amazing meal. Very loud so not great for private conversations. But I will be back again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fun
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great special occasion lunch! Fantastic experience.

Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on December 13, 2017

Menu: Food tasty enough but nutritional quality/combination poor. Vegetables not served with starchy offerings, and a la carte salad was such a small portion. The smoked fish app was laughably minuscule! Suggestion: Offer balanced entrees with quality protein and a healthy portion of vegetables! Pizzas and pastas don’t count.

Value for money: Overpriced, even on an expense account.

Noise level: So noisy one had to strain to be heard above the din. I would not take a date there, nor would I do a business meeting.

Service: Good servers but wait times too long. Needs were not anticipated because servers were too busy (lunch time).

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a most enjoyable evening. Both food and service was outstanding. Wait staff very attentive!

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fantastic place for healthy and yum food! Excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic food (the duck pasta, duck breast, cured fish/seafood selections and shrimp carpaccio were amazing), great service and nice atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic service and food by the staff and chefs at Buca Yorkville. I really appreciate the fact that they knew it was my wife's birthday and had arranged a gift to celebrate. We will definitely return and have already mentioned this incredible restaurant to our friends. Thank you for going above and beyond.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

Outstanding , recommend to anyone and can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We are always impressed with the constant high quality food and service offered at this restaurant.. can’t wait for my next visit!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food, even better service. Would definitely return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

outstanding brunch, loved everything we had. Great environment and decor

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent spot for lunch or dinner 2-4 diners. Perfect by south window - natural light and less noisy.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

delicious, as always

Food4
Ambience2
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was excellent however service left something to be desired. We were left waiting on two occasions for a significant period of time for wine to arrive. One of the items I wished to order was not available but this was not made clear until well after the order. When one has a later reservation staff should be aware of what has run out and be sure to keep on top of this. It is not acceptable to make a selection and then be told it is not available at the prices and at this caliber of restaurant. It is not acceptable to be left waiting for wine pairing for long periods of time after food has arrived.

We found the food to be of a high caliber but are very disappointed in the service. The room was noisy and difficult to understand staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing... from the food to the service to the atmosphere!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. I could eat those bread knots literally all day...and the pizelle dessert, incredible!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I had a nice dinner with my family and friends. I ordered the veal, buffala pizza, duck egg pasta which was best dish. Apps we had tried seafood and chef choice salami plate...very unique.

Very tasty dessert, we got the Apple tart and tiramisu. Great service but the food was by far the star.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was my wife' birthday and we always spend it alone together at an eating place. Buca was chosen after reading the write ups. It truly lived up to all the information we read.
We would recommend to all that are looking for an exceptional place to go to relax with outstanding
and excellent menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Simply fabulous.

Food2
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.

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