Buca Yorkville

4.6
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Buca Osteria & Enoteca; 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 broad selection of fresh and impeccably prepared seafood, in addition to their much loved pizzas, pastas, and cured fish. Critically acclaimed Executive Chef Rob Gentile and Chef de Cuisine Kris Lee create the authentic cuisine. Buca has consistently been celebrated for using the freshest, carefully selected ingredients. Featuring sophisticated décor and an open-concept kitchen, the restaurant’s warmth and attention to detail stand out, both in environment and ingredients.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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RyanL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our meal at Buca was great, pasta was extremely fresh and flavourful and the pizza was amazing. The crust has a nice crunch to it that I Haven’t had at other Italian restaurants. Since we celebrated our anniversary there the host gave us fresh pasta and ingredients to make a meal at home which was a very nice gesture!

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vipparajoloco
Toronto
140 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Interesting choices, fish charcuterie board to share, perfectly prepared European bass and outstanding deserts. We tried the Tiramisù and the sepia and Chocolat cake, both were memorable!

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Cornelius
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We almost always go to Buca when we are in Toronto. Very comforting fantastic food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nous avons adoré notre expérience au Buca. Nous avons pris deux plat (celui sur la photo et un caccio de pepe). Les 2 plats étaient délicieux. Il est important de noter qu’il n’y a pas beaucoup de stationnement. Nous avons stationner au Four Season (20$ pour 1hr).

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The servers are really nice and attentive. Food was good, oysters were definitely the highlight (the plain ones I suggest ordering). Reserve a specific style table (don’t be stuck between the bar and booths).

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vipFrance
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

BUCA is typically very nice, however this experience was a little off. Always recommend BUCA, maybe it was an off night.

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Paola
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Toronto, on a fronts!

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vipPaulineF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I first came here for my 7th anniversary and had a wonderful time. Been back many times since then and it never disappoints. Great quality service and food. It's a bit pricey but worth it!

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HansC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Buca Yorkville is a Grand Restaurant where they serve ‘simple’ quintessentially Italian food that is extremely well prepared and refined.
The presentation is almost Zenlike and a feast for the eye, but it is what they do with the beautifully sourced ingredients that is the most important of course.
There wine list is impressive and although $100 is a lot of money for a Verdicchio their Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi Classico superior was outstanding.
The (waiting) staff are in all aspects true professionals.
We did share dishes like the branzino in lemon and olive oil, the cured fish, radicchio salad, a pizza, a pasta dish and deserts. It is a good way to explore the not overlong menu. Ordering for three was enough for our company of four.
Expect to pay a price for this totally satisfying experience.

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Joan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We got really sick after eating dinner we called to tell the restaurant and nothing has been done I will not go back after having the experience

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RyanI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Buca is my favourite restaurant in Toronto, and has been for some time. It's the place I go to when I want to celebrate special occasions.

It's no fault of the restaurant, but hands down, every time I've been to Bucca (King or Yorkville), another guest sitting close to me at the restaurant has taken our their phone, and used their phones flashlight to read the menu. It's a small distraction that seems to happen every time I'm at Buca. I personally like the ambiance in Buca, and the lighting is fine for me to see the menu. It seems like others struggle with reading in the kind of ambiance Buca has, so perhaps there is an opportunity to improve the experience for them, without those guests taking "lighting" into their own hands, and distracting others.

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vipSarahW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

The food is excellent, which brings us back. The service is atrocious. It’s like they have trained the hostess and servers to treat your presence like a massive inconvenience to their day.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Buca is always a guaranteed wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We felt it was a bit pricey for the wine, food was very good but also pricy

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Very limited vegetarian selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service

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vipEater
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

All was very good, the service was excellent as always. It’s just very expensive, and very noisy in the back part of the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best pizza

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentine’s day

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impressive service, and equally impressive food. High quality, fresh ingredients were used in our dishes and this was very evident from tasting. I will definitely be returning.

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Nick
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We made a reservation for 10pm, which was confirmed by their staff. The end of our meal felt quite rushed as the staff wanted to get home for the night. The food was good, but the service was less than welcoming, especially as the night went on. I’m sorry you had to stay late for us, but you knew what you were getting when you confirmed my reservation for 10pm. When I drop $400 on a nice meal and am expected to tip based on a percentage, I expect more from the service than this.

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vipDinerdiner
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all round.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Not many options for starters, very creative dishes, some of them really amazes you but some of them felt like are a little try hard (to look creative). Cocktails are really successful, wasn’t really accurate to description though (my lemon peel wasn’t burnt as described, it was just a twist but I was excited about it). Great service, welcoming desk is 4 stars, but the rest of the staff was really nice and honest. Desserts were a little under level compare to the rest of the menu.

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VanessaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our server gave great service. Other than that, we thought the food was overrated. Definitely not worth the cost.

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ReganC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! The service was beyond compare and the food was so unique – try the cured fish "charcuterie" board with squid ink dumplings!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic and delicious. Attentive service. Prefer Yorkdale location to others for space.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely lunch. Shared a wonderful pizza. Not cheap but the food was good.

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vipHughM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Always an enjoyable experience. Nodini is a must order.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

wonderful food and service. Prefer if it was a nicer décor to be frank.

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MiraK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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vipAnnaN
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was spectacular! Thank you!!!

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vipJeTy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing !!!

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VinceS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the staff were helpful, friendly and accommodating. The food was beautifully presented and consistently delicious. All in all, it was great time and we will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Bread knots where too hard

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vipJohnnyV
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. One of the best in the city.

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PascalRenoir
1 review