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Il Buco

4.7
669 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation


Lunch:

Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm


Dinner:

Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(705) 735-9595
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Please contact us to enquire about private dining options.
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Private Party Contact
Sue: (705) 735-9595
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Bayfield
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Parking Details
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.
Additional
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 669 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

My sister took me here for my retirement lunch, food was excellent and oh so delicious. We sat outside on the patio overlooking the waterfront. So enjoyable and the wine was fabulous.
Our waitress was fantastic and didn’t rush us which is very important to me.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I took my hubby there for Father’s Day and had an amazing experience .. food was perfect and our server was friendly and cheerful !!
We will definitely be going more often :)
Rebecca&Eric

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food and good portions. Attentive, friendly and polite wait staff. Reasonable prices. Relaxed atmosphere and scenic year round.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time here. Sat outside on patio. View was great of the bay. Service was very good. Kitchen a bit slow. Food was excellent. Was pricy for three people. Over $200 with tip.Needs to be a special occasion to spend this much. Would go back but not as so on a regular basis.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was very good.
A very nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or just meet up with friends!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I took my daughter ( who is 8) for a Daddy Daughter date. The staff was amazing, my daughter loved it. I am very happy with taking her to IL Buco. Thanks to Wait staff and Chef for a great night.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

All of the above. Not sure about accessibility as we came in the back way. I'd like to take my mother to lunch, but she couldn't climb that many stairs.
Overall, the experience was lovely. Great server, lots of fun. Great variety of dishes. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Has a nice atmosphere and made for a very good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had a great time and a great meal. It’s my favourite restaurant in Barrie

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was great ! Server and food excellent. However the reservation app was frustrating as I wanted to change the reservation from 2 to 3. Tried but ended up staying at 2 . I must have done something wrong

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We liked it but found it very noisy inside - so much so it was difficult to have conversation with the people across the table and with the food taking quite a while to arrive, you needed to be able to talk among yourselves. The waiter was very pleasant and accommodating, but food was slow (not his fault I realize). Mixed reviews among our group about the food. My meal was excellent as were a couple others, but the rest of the group found theirs to be mediocre given the price. There were split opinions as to whether they'd go back again.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

It was delicious and fresh. The service was outstanding and the restaurant was beautifully decorated.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I took my son to dinner at your restaurant. He was visiting me from Vancouver. We sat on the patio for our meal. It is a nice view with the lake right there. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Had the best dinner Sunday night. Our waiter was amazing the food was absolutely delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Good food , good service, great view of the bay, the house wine is very good

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great place.. Good service and great food / wine at reasonable cost!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

My wife and I went for out anniversary and was sested promptly (made reservations). The waiter was very attentive and friendly . The food was wonderful!
I recommend this to all my friends and no one has ever regretted it!
This is our restaurant of choice!
Bravo!!!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

IL Buco is never a disappointment; always excellent food served nice and hot!!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Owners Susan and Enrique have a true gift for stellar Italian food made fresh on site. The ambiance together with the lake view in the summer from the outdoor patio or the warm cozy atmosphere with fireplace in winter it truly is a little bit of heaven year round. And it won’t break the bank.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always had a great meal and great service every time we are there. I would recommend the place to anyone I know. Will be back agai.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I took my mom for Mother’s Day and we had an amazing time and meal. Our waiter was pleasant and made sure all our needs were met. He even made a lovely wine recommendation and didn’t seem concerned with trying to sell us based on price. As I come from Oakville and find myself eating in Toronto often as well, it was very refreshing to find such great quality food for much better pricing and with much better service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent Outdoor patio with waterfront View. Super Food, superb wine. Great Beer.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Meal was excellent as usual. Our waiter, Russ, was excellent. Nice wine list. Looking forward to coming and enjoying the patio.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Biggest asset, the people that work there. The food is authentic and delicious. The service is classy, attentive but not intrusive
It is by far one of the better Italian Restaurants across Canada (Business travelled the country for a few years). It's our local favourite. Bravo IL Buco

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We are always happy with both the food (which is excellent) and the service. They have an awesome Tenor on board so mention birthdays, he will sing for you. Love love love this place.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Mother and daughter dinner

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was a little slower then I’m used to, keep in mind it was a packed house on a Friday night so I guess it was expected.

Overall I would return back just to hear the waiter sing happy birthday. Fantastic voice.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Entrance / exit extremely poor lower level..rusted doors,dirty walls and floors. Had taken newly married friends as a gift to them. We were somewhat embarrassed! Our first time to II Buco, at Winterlicious, we entered at the main street entrance. Found that entrance extremely disappointing as well. Soiled walls and unclean floors do not make a good impression.

Food, service and friendliness ... Excellent

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The singer is a great touch , great voice , it added to the fun . When in Italy some of the staff would come out and sing we loved it .

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 48th anniversary here. The service was excellent as was the food. We both had the Classic Caesar Salad and followed it with the Pork Scaloppini Gorganzola. This Gorganzola sauce is to die for . The atmosphere is like being in Italy, the decor and small details. The view is very nice as you look out over the bay. We will definitely be dining here again and would highly recommend that people come here to enjoy the experience.
Thank you to the staff for great service and great food.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Amazing food , great service

Would recommend this place !!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

This is a great restaurant with authentic Italian food, lovely atmosphere, great staff and service and good value. Ciao!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Fabulous dinner ! We just loved the high table that was reserved for us. Our waiter was excellent and introduced us to a great new wine. It was a special occasion and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We visited il Buco for our anniversary. I can't say enough about the atmosphere and the service (authentic through and through). They paid attention to every little detail without being over the top.

Our server, Cyril, was fantastic. He had an amazing sense of humour and really brought home the whole experience.

The food you ask?

It was sensational!

Please don't let the prices fool you. This place is the real deal, and at a reasonable price. As mentioned, the attention to detail was really impressive.

I have already recommended it to friends and colleagues and will be back when the opportunity presents itself.

Thank you for a great experience.

PS: if the bone-in veal chop is on special, and you are a real meat fan, please do yourself a favour and order it. It is delicious and massive (ala. Flintstones).

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We went for the food, (which was fantastic) and enjoyed the entertaining waiter. He was the true Italian experience! We will (and have) referred our friends to this wonderful little gem! Thanks for making our wedding day so special!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My favourite restaurant by far. The food and service is always amazing. Ive been going there for about 4 years and i have never had a bad experience there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service, amazing food. Decent wine list and cozy, comfortable atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent gem in downtown Barrie, service was amazing, cozy on a winter night and beautiful when the patio is open on a summer night. Great for date night, food is quality and authentic. Great wine list as well.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food and service was fantastic! Ordered the mussels and calamari as appetizers. Calamari was a bit spicier than anticipated, but still enjoyed it. The Pickerel was the fish of the day, and was prepared great with delicious vegetables. Manicotti was fantastic! Entrees were so good I had to order another and had the lasagna! Our server also did a great job of having the meals out in a very timely fashion, keeping us looked after, but not checking in too excessively. Looking forward to our next night out here!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic restaurant. It is always a great experience there. Can't wait to go back.

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