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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (30)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Business Meals (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (18)
Romance (17)
Lunch (15)
Authentic (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
People Watching (10)
Brunch (9)
Fun (9)
Group Bookings (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Cozy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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.

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

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