Buca Yorkville

4.6
920 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 Kris Lee 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
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(416) 962-2822
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Rob Gentile
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
west of Yonge St
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Public Transit
Bay Subway Station
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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.

$130/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.
Additional
Chef's Table, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch
What 920 People Are Saying
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine with quality ingredients, Buca will not disappoint

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DT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

WAY OVERPRICED ITALIAN. $70.00 for a mushy tasteless plate of truffle pasta!!! $150 for a single fish! So many better Italian restaurants in Toronto that won't assault your wallet!

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c
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Epic. Full stop.

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AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

They did not have as many eggless vegetarian options, except Pizza.

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T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Buca Yorkville ... fantastic food & service! I only wish they would add more desserts!

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N
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Table was ready on time for a late night reservation. We found the Food interesting in flavours but meagre portions in portions and accompaniments were unwarranted for the relatively high prices.
Cocktails were quite good flavour and portions. Ambience was energetic but very loud for conversation. Service was very good and waitstaff knowledgeably described menu options and accommodated food allergies.

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KB
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Get the burrata pizza—always extraordinary.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best of the best.

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The brunch menu was outstanding. The food was mouth watering delicious, and the service was out of this world.

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D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was dubious about my choice when I reviewed the menu on the web. I was blown away by the meal! Outstanding dinner. The waiter guided us well on our choices. Lobster/angel hair pasta dish is to die for! Anxious to go back again.

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LL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Luca was great! We almost didn’t order the Double stuffed ravioli but so glad we did-only sorry that I shared it! The Blood orange sorbet was exquisite!

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BW
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Buca Yorkville is seriously just the best. Can be a tad noisy at times but the food is amazing. Pasta textures are on point, never over salted, flavors are pure and delicious.

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LG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Seated immediately. Very professional wait staff but very friendly. Food was excellent and beautifully prepared and served. I do find it rather expensive at $35 for a pasta entree but the pasta was very good. Not a lot of dessert choices but what they did have was beautifully prepared and very good. A bit expensive and more of a special occasion destination.

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LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite places but this time although the wait was very attentive he decided to charge us the wine by the glass even though we drank the whole bottle. Not becoming of an establishment like this. He should have suggested we buy a bottle. Felt a little ripped off.

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SM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

was lovely, people were nice, food gorgeous, nice ambiance and really impressive: we could talk and communicate w/out hearing difficulties:)

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l
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were a group of 10 and had no choice but to order the Family Style serving for lunch. This was a business lunch and I wanted to give my clients the flexibility of ordering their favourite dishes. They were good in letting us modify the menu, but I would not recommend going here for lunch with a big group if you are looking to accommodate so many people and cater to each person's particular taste. We added many more options to our Family style order, and felt that it still was not enough food.
Would have preferred to let everyone pick their own options, on top of the shared starters. We would have ordered so much more food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another incredible experience at Buca Yorkville
Suberp service and incredible food

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J
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommended and I'm lucky enough to have this as a close option. Great place to bring clients and vendors

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TT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our first visit to BUCA was to celebrate a milestone birthday and we will be back ... often. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the service was outstanding and the staff were skilled at suggestions for cocktails, food and wine pairing. A truly fine dining experience. Thank you.

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r
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing considering the cost.

Fresh fish choices limited if ordering for 2 people.

Braised octopus had to be sent back because of toughness. Waiter's first response?" Would you like a sharper knife?" 2nd. attempt much better, but no hint of compensation for mis-fire i.e. coffee, dessert or glass of wine or reduction of bill.

Will not return ( was our third visit). Much prefer site on King.

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F
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been a past diner at Buca King and was looking forward visiting Buca Yorkville as I had heard many good things about the restaurant. It definitely lived up to the hype! I enjoyed everything about the experience from the service to the food! The only complaint I have is that it is very loud, so hard to have a conversation, however it would not stop me from returning as everything else was outstanding.

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c
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tremendous (as usual). Nothing like Buca on a cold and dreary Toronto day. The people are wonderful and the cuisine is nothing short of creatively comfortable. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The server was fantastic, very helpful and friendly. The lobster pasta was excellent. It was a very enjoyable experience.

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LW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Buca fires on all pistons - from the superb service to the menu. We went for a birthday brunch and it was outstanding - we all had different dishes and each one was excellent. Of note - you must order the buratta pizza and the nodini to start. I ordered the bombolone - the presentation was a huge surprise and the taste was incredible. I would highly recommend this restaurant - even if you went to sit at the bar and share a pizza!

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated two birthdays with them this weekend, excellent service, the eggs Benedict were savory works of art, the pizza was delicious, and I’ll be daydreaming about those sumptuous layers on that beautiful Italian waffle dessert for a long time! We enjoyed their thoughtful, lovely gift to the birthday boy and birthday girl, what a treat! Buca Yorkville is a true gem!

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GG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Went for my 29th birthday this Wednesday. I had followed Buca Yorkville on Instagram for a year or more. I was really looking forward especially to try their salumi di mare. For my main, I had the pasta with clams. To my shock, I was sick for may hours after returning home and I believe the clams were the culprit. It was such a shame to puke up the $15 2.5oz 2014 Barolo! This was a pleasant dining experience overall, albeit over priced, even for the clear level of thought and expertise put into their menu.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good, but the truffle hand cut pasta definitely wasn’t worth the price. Service was amazing though!

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LS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my all time favourite restaurants. Am never disappointed

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Took my friend out for birthday dinner and celebration.
great wine list and choice by the glass and by the bottle
plenty of food choice
great server and well dressed
great for people watching
great for late night nibble and drinks
the staff were warm, and very handsome

only issue - can be a bit too noisy, difficult to talk among yourselves

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Grease and smoke from the open kitchen made the dining room hazy and smelly. My dining companion ended up with sore eyes as did the table of 6+ men beside us. Management at first did nothing to compensate but after the large table complained they did comp some of the meal. Still quite disappointing.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

We had the back room, and acoustics made it very hard to carry a decent conversation

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r
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Your restaurant was oustanding! Love it! Your pizza was delicious our family loves it,it is so casual and very well done!

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DP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food, knowledgeable staff. Wouldn't think of Italian for brunch but absolutely great and a unique take on eggs Benedict would bring me back over and over

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing waiter who’s Greek and spoke Italian made us laught and the experience exceptional

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KJ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply an amazing experience. I was at a loss for words!

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h
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

nice food, but not sufficiently interesting or well-executed for the price point - Toronto has a lot of equally good or better pasta and pizza for much less, so you're paying for the Yorkville location

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BW
Tokyo
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great pasta and pizzas, kinda noisy since tables are close together. They are willing to do "special" dishes if you ask and the service is phenomenal. Waiters are knowledgeable and friendly. 10/10 would recommend

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JP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Service was very slow today

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exceptional as was the service. Always a tough dinner reservation to get but they serve the same menu during lunch. Definitely going back again.

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AR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular food. An amazing meal. You won’t be disappointed

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