Buca Yorkville

4.6
869 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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.

$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.
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Chef's Table, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch
What 869 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing first experience. Food was amazing. Great for a special occasion.

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AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for brunch with a few friends and we really enjoyed the food. They included a birthday treat of pre-packed ingredients and a recipe card which was really unique. Great touch.

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EH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good place for friends gathering and special occasion. Excellent service and food.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the food at the Buca restaurants is always OUTSTANDING.

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TO
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Place for lunch. The ingredients were as always top notch and the preparation was flawless. The service was professional and friendly. All notes played perfectly!

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L
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very creative and beautiful desserts (tiramisu; the figs with the goat cheese pudding has a great presentation and taste combinations are really unique, I liked it a lot). Great and friendly service! Amazing food! Everything were pretty nice with good flavours and nice presentation (Angelhair pasta with lobster cream sauce and funghi pizza), except the duck. The meat was quit tasteless and sauce didn’t have much flavour either; if there’s a crispy skin on top would be better:(
Still would recommend this to everybody!

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RT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner- the branzino crudo, prepared tableside was a highlight!

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EJ
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We have been here 2 times
Both times the food was good the service not so much
Sunday we sat at the bar
Bartender not very friendly and lacked menu knowledge
Did not make us feel comfortable and the reason we like the bar is that most places bartenders mAke a difference
Everyone a little too serious for a lunch mood
Not got us again
Sorry

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A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh ingredients! Outstanding! Service was top notch ! food was top quality!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Long wait for food. Ended up being cold. Super salty. Staff were nice enough but you’re better off going to Joso’s, Estia or Sotto Sotto. Overpriced even for someone willing to pay for it.

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GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The maître d was rude when we arrived and it tainted the whole experience. Will never go back

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Everything about the dining experience was great except that there was a mistake made by the restaurant and did not hear an apology for where I made a reservation for my fiancé to be

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AK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and attentive, stellar service. We were there for my parents’ birthday and they got special treatment, including a thoughtful gift from the restaurant manager at the end.

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KF
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Sadly, we were seated beside a table of 4 men (maybe early 30's) who were drinking and so noisy that it was difficult for us to hear each other talk across our own table. It did not create the best experience, as it made it difficult for us to hear each other without yelling.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very good lunch yesterday and the service was great. I look forward to coming back again.

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CS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We shared the breadknots which I love from the king st Buca. We also shared a simple salad and I had carbonara. All was delicious and I loved that the meat in the carbonara was a bit crispy yum. Had a nice glass of wine. Very nice lunch.

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j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always the best food and service

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BS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always frequent the King street location with great success so tried the Yorkville location and was SO HAPPY....What he does with his fish crudo dishes ..unreal

Please try this one

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! No complaints

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a birthdaay celebration. Great atmosphere. The Burrata pizza was amazing! Polipo was a tad over cooked and too salty. Asides that, great place! Would come back.

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2
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service is always excellent and the food is consistently delicious
Sometimes I feel that the dinner is being rushed along

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AL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, amazing service! Highly suggest the Branzino crudo.

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NL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Took my wife here for her birthday. We did the chef's counter option, which was $130 per person with the option to do wine pairing on top for another $60. There was about 13 courses overall. There was probably only 2 dishes which we didn't find amazing. The rest were devoured. It was ALOT of food.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, incredible service.
I think it was Max??? Sorry I can’t remember the name of our server but he was awesome! Thank you

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Food was great as always as was the table service. The mature d’hotel staff were a little haughty for no real reason at all. The worst part of my experience was that they seated us next to a bus station and across from the bathrooms and then, all of a sudden, we were enveloped by the smell of toilet. I pointed this out and they said “well, I can’t smell it”. Come on man.

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Houston
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good and creative Italian dishes with an emphasis on seafood. Seafood salumi was delicious. Pasta was nice and al dente and sauces were full of flavor! Such creative (and delicious) food, however, does come at a price $$.

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j
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding, food and wine were delicious. Great spot for a nice lunch out.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Your king street location is my husband’s favourite restaurant in the city. I was unable to make a reservation there for his birthday dinner because of the flood so we ended up at your location. The menu was different (understandably) so we ventured and tried new things to our unfortunate disappointment. The gnocchi was bland. The zucchini florets were overdone. The halibut was nothing special. Our server was very nice and recommended a nice bottle of wine. The maître d came by at the end of our meal and gave us a nice birthday ‘gift’ to make our own pasta at home. We thought it was a very nice gesture until we noticed $12 on our receipt for a “gift box” ... not cool! Needless to say we aren’t ever coming back.

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a
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

went for a celebratory lunch with a friend to get the pizza pomodoro. it’s out of this world.

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F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have dined at Buca Yorkville twice and both times the service is exceptional and the food was absolutely delicious. The presentation was excellent. Will definitely be revisiting. Great place for a business dinner or special occasion.

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FC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dining experience as usual. Our meal is always beyond perfect. Service was and is always at it's best. Kevin was beyond hospitable with such attention to our needs(ask for him). This was our first brunch at BUCA. The BOMBOLONE and FRICO are so well made! Delicious! Start with LA GIADA, OLIVE CALDE and a CAPPUCCINO!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good Italian food. Not sure I would rank it quite as high as far as best restaurants in Canada. There are better options in Toronto.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The best food. We just love this restaurant. We enjoy time after time.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, some very imaginative dishes, others more ordinary. Service is good although a bit chaotic, with different servers at your table. Very good timing between courses. Recommendations for wine with a course shows they know their stuff. Premium wines by the glass on the list, however at a price. On the whole a very good night out.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice restaurant with good quality of food. Staff are friendly.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One word: Amazing!!

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HC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious brunch in an amazing atmosphere, was greeted by the chef at the end of the meal offering a birthday take home treat! Great touch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Just not impressed and honestly overpriced.

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j
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So good I tipped 30% and still can’t shut up about the experience. Bellissimo!!!!! Grazie Tante!!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent restaurant, I highly recommend. great location, great ambience.

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