Il Buco

4.7
758 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 758 People Are Saying
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JM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our 25th anniversary dinner and we really enjoyed it. Great service and the food is awesome!

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RP
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are looking for excellent Italian Cuisine Il Buco in Barrie is the place to go.
Another outstanding meal with friends!

Excellent restaurant all round excellent value

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food and service were excellent.
I am finding more often...that it is difficult to talk amongst ourselves when you have large groups in.
Not sure if you could can temporary curtains....or something to cut the noise.
Just a sugggestion....as I will be very careful about booking next time, and ask if there are large groups booked in.
S

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A
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding service combined with really good food. It was a fun night out.

Wine list could have more selection.

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DM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We came in just after it was used for a private function. It was not ready for the dinner crowd a bit noisy and not set up. Server was great and apologized for the situation. Dinner was good from the appetizers to the dessert.

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DH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il Buco is one of our favourite dining out spots in Barrie.

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

You can always count on a quality meal at Il Buco. Their servers are friendly and helpful. The choices are varied...there is something for every taste. This is definitely one of our favourite places to eat in Barrie! Lunch or dinner...a good choice every time!

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PV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , great value, great service, great menu.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nothing wrong with this place. Nothing spectacular either. It was an ok dining experience. Very average.

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LB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly helpful staff. Lovely ambiance. Food was good. Service excellent. Would definitely go back :)

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BF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The ambience was great. The service was very attentive. Food was very tasty. Menu had something for everyone. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Turkey enjoyed the meal my husband and I had at Il Buco. The food was fabulous and service was right on spot. Will go back there in the future.

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TI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic Italian food in Barrie! Great find! Excellent lasagna and dessert- even the house wine is good!!

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super delicious and wonderful staff! Received a free birthday desert too.

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JG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took friends, who are also clients, to Il Buco for lunch. Great atmosphere for conversation and outstanding food. Service was excellent.

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SP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Sometimes a little noisy and tables very close to one another but overall great.

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VT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was 4 in our dinner group and we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and service by Cyril was friendly and professional. My husband and I shared the Antipasto for two and had the Chicken Parmigiana and Pollo Fiorentina- both excellent. We sat at a table overlooking the lake and patio. Can't wait for summer again to try dining outside! We will definitely be back to try other fare!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner at ilBuco is always special. Cozy ambience, warm welcoming staff & absolutely delicious food.

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Barrie. We’ve eaten here many times and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food or the service. We had “John” as our waiter and he is always very attentive.
Our friends were new to the restaurant and they were very impressed and commented that they would certainly return.

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DQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed a really nice dinner; our first time to this restaurant. The service was professional and friendly. Our meal was wonderful. We will definitely return. Only one comment for improvement, the lake view and pretty outdoor lighting were lovely but the windows were in need of cleaning.

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MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always - the food and the service are wonderful. Specials are always creative and yummy

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DA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely perfect anniversary meal. We still haven’t stop talking about it!! My husband had lasagna and I had the gnocchi which we paired with an antipasto tray and mussels in cream sauce for apps. Atmosphere was gorgeous with the water front and candle light. Really sets the tone for a romantic night. Service was remarkable, staff were polite and friendly!

But seriously the food, FANTASTIC!!!!

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ER
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
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 on October 11, 2018
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 on October 9, 2018
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
2 reviews
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
4 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
Toronto
2 reviews
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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