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About Il Buco
Il Buco is one of Barrie's best kept secrets. It is fine Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Come and enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner while taking in the beautiful view of Kempenfelt Bay.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available on Dunlop Street or around back in the municipal lot. Free after 5pm and on weekends. There is an entrance on either side.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us to enquire about private dining options.
Private Party Contact:
Sue: (705) 735-9595
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
Il Buco Ratings and Reviews
Although a bit pricy, the value is in the quality of the food and atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but very understandable for a busy Saturday evening. More wait staff may help.
Enjoyable Birthday Celebration!!!
Thank You!! Il Buco
Great meal everyone enjoyed their selection
Good Service, Good Food, Good Service. We will be back :)
This restaurant is a favourite place for a nice dinner.
Great staff, great food and great times!!
We celebrated New Years Eve and as usual the service and food were incredible,it’s our favorite restaurant to go to for any special occasion. The atmosphere is lovely and romantic. We will be back for Valentines Day!
Great food and service, reasonably priced. First time there and will return for sure.
The food was terrific , The waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and was very helpful when choosing what we wanted to eat and drink. The overall experience was outstanding and I’ll be going back with A doubt.
Always a great night. Their menu is great but their specials are even better. Staff is always fantastic.
Venue was charming. Felt very old world. However my veal scallopini was second rate. The meat was tough and the sauce was mediocre.
We love this restaurant and visit quite often. The service is always impeccable and the food is well worth returning time after time.
This was our first visit to this restaurant and as for people who really like to eat Italian food, this place is a gem. The food was amazing everything was cooked to perfection and plated beautifully. We would highly recommend this restaurant to everybody looking for an amazing dining experience.
Another good meal at this spot. Always meets our expectations, but might be time to change up the menu.
First visit but it came recommended and was not a disappointment. We will return another time.
Il Buco never lets us down. The food is always good and the mature, capable staff always make us feel like we're in a friend's home for a special occasion. I am celiac and they have NEVER messed up and given me something with gluten in it. In fact, once (a few years ago before they got other dessert options) they made me zabaglione specially so I could have dessert that wasn't ice cream!
First time visitor to the restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary dinner. Myself, with wife and two kids. Very romantic ambiance and decor. Food and service was excellent. Kid friendly and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning and recommending to others.
What a great place to have really nice dinner. Our server was professional and very kind. He serenaded a young couple beside us and it was very nice. The food was fresh, hot and tasted amazing. We will be going back for mores special dates.
We love il Bucco and all your staff. Every time we visit it is better than our last.
Fantastic food, great atmosphere... my favourite place in Barrie to eat!!!
I wish I could recall our servers name! An older gentleman with an accent; he was very attentive. We were able to sample the wine before making our final selection. The ambience was perfect for our date night. The food was delicious, with the serving size just right to enjoy an appetizer before and a dessert to complete the meal. The management came to see us too to make sure we were enjoying our evening. We felt like our enjoyment mattered. We look forward to returning!
Yet again another exemplary meal at New Years. Seemed appropriate every special occasion we celebrate as a couple takes us to this hidden romantic treasure in Barrie. Accommodating and professional staff is most definitely beyond expectations. Susan and Enrica make a point of ensuring the guests are well taken care of and enjoying this fine Italian experience. We’d be lost without them.
In a word "disappointing". The entire was mediocre at best. Would not return
We had a lovely dinner celebrating my son's birthday. Our table had a view of the lake and our waitress was wonderful. We plan on coming back in November to celebrate the family being together prior to my son returning to the west coast.
Everything was excellent!! It was our 15th wedding anniversary and everything was great!
The roasted garlic was a treat. Food was very tasty and perfectly prepared. A bit expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
Have overlooked this restaurant many times, but then decided to give it a try for our 15th wedding anniversary and we were both extremely satisfied. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much!
Fabulous restaurant! Book ahead very busy but yet intamate and quiet. Great ambience - view from window to water lovely. The wine list was good and the food wonderful. They were very accommodating for my Celiac disease. Ask for Jenn as your waitress she was awesome. It was a lovely evening and food delicious.
Excellent every time I go. Great service, great food, great view of water. Top 3 in Barrie
The restaurant was fabulous. The issue we have is with Open Table. While making the reservation I tried to make it for 5 pm, your website told me the o ly available time was 4:15, so we took it against our desire.
The restaurant was empty until 5:30, we asked the server about this, they were also dumbfounded by that.
So al l on all the only disappointing part was Opentable.
Service was great. Food excellent. Celebrating Anniversaries with our good friends the Greens.
Dinner was delicious, portion size good. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.
Did find the noise level rather high. Perhaps a couple less tables would help?
Noticed a couple of customers felt it necessary to leave their ball hats on for their entire dining experience. I would consider this restaurant to be higher end than ball hat attire. Felt the management should have requested these patrons to remove their hats.
An amazing experience we were very happy with the entire experience.
Will definitely go back when in Barrie
Il Buco was a last minute find on a third party review site which boasted the delicious menu as well as the friendly service. My party of 7 - (5 girls 12 and under and 2 adults), were greatly pleased with the menu selection, the atmosphere, and the personable server who attended our table with a consistent smile and thoughtful acknowledgement of our younger crowd. The cost for our meal was under $200.00 and everyone ate and left with a full stomach. This restaurant is a definite find for food lovers (especially those who favour great service and Italian cuisine). A+
We went for my husbands birthday. Luckily we were able to have a table on the patio. I had the 6oz steak which was delicious, and the tomato and goat cheese salad to start was fantastic. My hubby wasn't that thrilled with his meal however, the veal dish was bland. The service was terrific, our waiter was very very good. The complimentary tiramisu was a lovely touch. I wish their front entrance was fixed up though...it's quite gross honestly, it's like walking into an old office building...you'd never know a restaurant was there. The other entrance, the stairs, could do with a touch up. Generally, it just needs some cosmetic fixings. Maybe some soft music outside would be nice.
Food was fantastic and our server was amazing!!! Will be back for sure
My food was excellent. Two of my friends ordered the tomato salad with goat cheese as an appetizer. Both of them were not happy at receiving two thin slices of tomatoes with a huge amount of cheese. Both said they were rather have had less cheese and more tomatoes. Service was slow but our server was really nice and friendly. All in all though, delicious and enjoyable.
As always, good food and great service. This was our fourth visit this year.
We went there for an anniversary dinner and requested to be seated outside on their patio. It was a nice day and the view out on the bay made it a great setting for dinner even though the boat and motorcycle engines were noisy at times. Our waiter was very friendly and jovial and commented on the items that we are deciding between. The food was plated well and it tasted as good as it looked. The entree had a good sized portion and was filling. Overall we had a good experience and would return for another dinner.
A great authentic Italian restaurant. 8 of us had a wonderful evening. The service was excellent. Recommend reservations on a weekend. Wine list was not large but when I asked for a recommendation I was given two small glasses of wine to try and pick one I liked. Nice touch. I very much recommend the location.
Enter from the waterfront side. You can access it from the Bayfield St side but not as welcoming.
I treated my hard working parents for dinner on Friday night. Service was excellent, great food and atmosphere, my parents love it hear because they feel like it is a real night out without a burden on the budget for me.
Absolutely amazing probably the best dining experience I've ever had, great food, great ambiance wasn't too loud, so I could talk with my girlfriend without having to yell, really nice waiter, service was fast but not too fast so you did have time to rest between courses and talk to eachother as well, everything about the experience was amazing.
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