Il Buco

4.6
705 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(705) 735-9595
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Facilities
Please contact us to enquire about private dining options.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Contact
Sue: (705) 735-9595
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighbourhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross Street
Bayfield
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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 705 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

The Opera Singer is really enjoyable!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food with excellent service, will definitely come back

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The food was really good! Serving staff was a little thin but we were not in a hurry anyhow. Great food well worth the wait!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Son birthday

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great food and service but it was extremely noisy. Here are some more characters.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Food was amazing. The restaurant was a little loud. The service was a little slow. Not much choice for desert for someone with lactose intolerant.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

A wonderful dining experience, service was great, food was exceptional will definitely be going back

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great atmosphere and friendly service. I would highly recommend this place.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Very good fresh tasting food. Even though they were very busy the service was great.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Server was pleasant but service was horrible. We’ve dined here many times in the past and the service was always excellent.
They seemed to be preoccupied with a larger party next to us. Never came to refill our water and we also found a barcode sticker from the vegetables in my wife’s plate. I brought it to their attention and they were very apologetic about it but didn’t offer anything to compensate for it.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We came for Barrielicious, the menu was great! Had a wonderful meal nd the view from 5he patio was fantastic!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Phenomenal as always, even during a busy night. Cyril is amazing at his craft, and his service will keep us coming back

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Great dinner and even better service! the Garlic appetizer is to die for!!!

thanks

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Always a great meal at Il Buco they never disappoint. Had the Barrielicous option this time loved the pear salad, veal main and Chocolate mousse for dessert. Service was also excellent and we had a grear patio table.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The menu and prices indicated in open table does not match with the reality. The fix menu named 16 but in fact 30 CAD. Most of the meals are not existing.

There is no a la carte option.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

お誕生日会もやっていて、スタッフの人が素晴らしい歌声でとても素敵な感じでした。

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent dining experience and food was amazing!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Never disappoints. Consistently good food and friendly service.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The service was great! Some of the food dishes were good (shrimp) some were okay (salmon).
We made the reservation based on their website menu but this menu wasn't available for our dinner, it was a limited fixed menu which was very limited (no steak?) but the patio and wine and friends made up for this.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Waitstaff always friendly and food always great!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Il Buco never disappoints, even for a party of 8 in the midst of busy Barrielicious season, where every table is booked solid and diners enjoy an outstanding three course meal for just $30. I highly recommend Il Buco for a wonderful Italian dining experience in the heart of downtown Barrie.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very noisy venue even when only half full. Not recommended if you want to have a conversation over your meal.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Amazing food, great service. It was so good we went two nights in a row. The risotto was phenomenal, rack of lamb had a generous portion and was perfectly cooked. Seafood and pasta dishes were tasty and anthentic. Quality ingredients well prepared. We are looking forward to go again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Il Buco was fantastic. We shared Enricos famous roasted garlic and I had the spaghetti mare and my husband had the red snapper. The food is always amazing and our waiter Francesco was beyond amazing. We will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Fantastic Italian food with an authentic feel. Every item on the menu we tried was delicious. We went twice in the same week. Professional wait staff, great wine selection, delectable food. Patio with view on the lake for those who want something a bit more casual.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food! We've been there twice now, and our experience was excellent. The service is fantastic, the views are great and we'll be back again soon!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Loved the feel of authenticity at this restaurant. Friendly service and great wine choice!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great atmosphere and very comfortable dining. Menu is uncomplicated and good value. Would suggest their pasta dishes over the entrés. A couple nice wines on the list, but not the widest selection. Worth exploring bringing your own even if there's a corkage fee.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
18