Il Buco

4.6
736 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
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 736 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.6
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ER
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

No vegan options
No kid friendly meals, the ambiance was good it was not overly loud, great wine options.

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PH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service. I would eat there every day if I had the money.

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GW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Business dinner, great waiter, very good food and a relaxing environment with a great view.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Best Waiter, The Best Service and The Best Food!

Not only is Cyril the best waiter we have had anywhere, but the restaurant is fabulously presented, the atmosphere and the food was excellent in taste with generous portions, quality and presentation. And the bonus is the prices are very fair.

Our waiter Cyril was attentive, charming and very courteous, adding much to our pleasure making us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for him. Highly recommended.

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I
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Night! Food was delicious. Authentic Italian Cuisine and great portion sizes. The Staff is warm and welcoming and the restaurant takes you right back to Italy.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary this past Saturday. The food, and service was amazing. We have 4 young children, so getting out alone can be difficult. This was a perfect evening for us. Nothing short but amazing. The servers were so friendly, and chatty. Being serenaded was so fun, and it honestly looked like all patrons of this place were genuinely happy and relaxed.
The food was amazing. The antipasto to the dessert were great. Thank you for making this so special for us.

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GB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Il Buco was recommended by a local and we were not disappointed. The food was fabulous, authentic Italian complete with singing Italian waiter. It was my husbands birthday and he felt special with a lovely bd dessert. A real gem as a traveler who is always looking for that special spot, we found it in Barrie Ontario.

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MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always so good and our server John is amazing . . .

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Certainly not our first time, brought a family member for the first time and service, food and overall ambiance was great. Many thanks for a wonderful evening. Highly recommended. Suggestion: heaters on the outdoor patio in the fall and early spring would be an awesome and welcomed addition. Overall one of the best in the Simcoe area.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Food was fair. The service as non-existent. After taking initial drink and food order we rarely saw Russell. 1/2 hour wait between completion of the appetizers and the entrees. Another 1/2 hour after entrees were finished before we were offered desert or coffee. At no time were we asked if we required anything else. Asked for a glass of water that never came. Had to leave table and find our server in order to settle the bill.
Restaurant was not that busy, it was a Tuesday evening.

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LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have been going here for a few years and have never been disappointed. Always great service,and very good food. Great views too. Luv the restaurant and will keep returning for sure.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolute treasure, I'll be sure to go back again!

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BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always have a great time here! Food and service is excellent.

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LC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and so was the ambiance. Great patio with a lake views. Our waitress Jennifer was very friendly and accommodating. I appreciated the kitchen's respect for my dietary wishes. It would be even nicer if this restaurant could offer more vegan and gluten free options on their menu.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was my first tim at Il Buco. I had heard good things and was not disappointed. The beet salad was delicious as was my main of stuffed pasta shells. My cousins ordered butternut squash stuffed manicotti which was delicious as well. Highly recommend this restaurant I would go again in a heartbeat. The waitress was excellent too!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great night out with friends we we were very comfortable on the patio and our server Johnny was very attentive, the food was DELICIOUS it was our first time and we will be back!

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy Il Buco. Wonderful food and service. Russell was amazing. Nice view. Need osso bucco!

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RW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great our server was great the guy singing at the tables made everyone smile. We went for my gf bday and we both really enjoyed it.

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F
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here on several occasions. They have a patio with a nice view, the service is always very good, their risotto is some of the best, and they have a very good house vine along with a nice selection of other wines.

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GK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent - something for every-one. The baritone singing waiter is very good.

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EC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I first tried Il Buco about a year ago, and it is now my favourite restaurant! The food is high quality, authentic, and fresh made, and the service is personal and professional. I always leave this restaurant feeling good. Thank you Cyril for the fantastic service time after time (and for remembering the wine I drink), and to Chef Jessica for accommodating my dietary restrictions with such incredible food I never feel like I am missing out! My husband can't get enough of the gnocchi, he said it is the best he has ever had. You will be seeing us frequently!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

This was out first time at Il Buco and i have mixed feelings after eating there. Food was very good and nice environment. However the service was not the same. The food took forever to come at out table and a few times we tried to call the waiters they wouldn’t come. Probably because they knew our food was taking too long and didn’t know what to say to us.

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

Special dinner with my son and his girlfriend; would definitely go here again!

Great food, wine, service, atmosphere, location!

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

Always an amazing experience at Il Buco! Food is amazing and the service so friendly, helpful and attentive. My friend has both a shelllfish and gluten intolerance and the staff were very accommodating and helpful.
My favourite Italian restaurant in Barrie hands down!!

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DK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another Awesome meal, and fantastic service... if it's not at least a once a month destination...it should be...

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The environment was perfect to celebrate a 50th Anniversary. The food was delicious and we did not feel rushed at all.

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ME
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il Buco is my go-to place for meetings and events in Barrie. Based in Muskoka this is an ideal place to meet GTA colleagues halfway.
The food is exquisite and fairly priced. The service is exceptional, friendly, efficient, yet discrete.
I strongly recommend Il Buco for that authentic taste of Italy.

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BC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was excellent! Restaurant is very clean and quit. Service was poor! Waiter confused orders and brought food not ordered and charged for food not ordered!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome!
Terrific food Quality, ambiance, service, knowledgeable staff.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best server! Her name is Amanda. Incredible service, she chose a great bottle of wine for my girlfriend and I and made sure to check up on us from time to time. We had such a blast, the atmosphere is great for a romantic night out. We will definitely be back again!

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DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food is pretty good for Barrie. Need a lemon-lime squeezer for those who don’t want fake lime in their drinks and better wines. Server was lovely. All the staff seemed nice. Nice touch to have them all thank you for coming on the way out - good training!!

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HH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy Il Bucco the food is delicous. Always hot and stays hot.

The Opera Singer is really enjoyable!!

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 54h anniversary and drove 35 minutes at rush hour to enjoy this restaurant. Weather was beautiful and we had requested a patio table which gave good water view. Our waiter was very informative, attentive and entertaining and recommended the roasted garlic appetiser to share which was excellent. Our entrees were both delicious as was the house wine, both red and white so altogether a most enjoyable evening.

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

We visit Il Buco each time we are in Barrie. The food is excellent and service is very professional.

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MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, authentic, Italian food, great service and romantic atmosphere!!! A beautiful view of the bay!

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FB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food with excellent service, will definitely come back

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Francisco is a fantastic waiter
Love his service, attentiveness Ana his accent!!!!

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GL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, and Amanda is an excellent server. We will definitely be back.

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our lunch will definitely be back, great staff too.
Thanks

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

Good Italian Food and friendly service!!! When we arrived our seating and location were exactly as requested.

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