Il Buco

4.7
820 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • 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.
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CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Beet Salad is awesome
I ordered in December and it was superb.
Had this past week for lunch but the greens were a little soggy

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GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service food experience absolutely the best!

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

As we arrived at Il Buco, we were immediately greeted and welcomed with open arms and sat right next to the window with a beautiful view of the lake. One thing you can't get over is the service. The waiter, Cyril (sorry if I got that wrong) was simply fantastic and always there when you needed him, very friendly and very professional.
For lunch, at least, you should give this place a chance. The lunch menu is priced reasonably and the service/presentation will make you wonder why you haven’t been here yet. A good variety of choices, all of mine were excellent.
Thanks again and we will see you soon!

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GL
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic Italian cuisine. IL Buco is an experience

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p
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, an amazing experience. I was the 3rd time we drove from Toronto to have dinner there and it's worth every km...
Thank you Francesco and Il Buco team.
Best,
Pedro

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Reserved a table several weeks ahead requesting a window seat. Never got the window seat. Disappointed.

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TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful athentic flavourful Italian meal !!!

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HC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The staff are exceptional, professional and always friendly. Our meals were delicious with many menu options to choose from.

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K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner with hubby and kids. Great evening!

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NK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere for Valentine's. Great service. Fast and very friendly. Will definitely be back.

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I go every year for our Valentines Day dinner. Always look forward to going to Il Buco and they NEVER disappoint. Hardest part is leaving at the end !

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GL
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have eaten here many times. It is our favourite and it never disappoints. I highly recommend this restaurant. But make a reservation it is popular

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CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The food was above average but not outstanding. Standard Italian fare. The portions were appropriate for the price. No specialty bar menu. Too many surveillance cameras to feel private. Service was good until the regular diners showed up. Russell, our server spent over 10 minutes on 2 occasions talking with one table of regulars and sharing personal photos while ignoring us. He lost our tip to gain their friendship. There are better places to dine and be treated with dignity.

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SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere .. the food was really good lots of different options on the menu and our server was very friendly and made our experience really nice and well worth a night out... the price was good for the mewl you got! Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great the food the service the place we loved it

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant we’ve been to in years. The food, staff and relaxing mood you created were just so nice to be in for an evening out. Thanks for a wonderful birthday dinner!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. We were greeted by the staff who found our reservation no problem, then seated at our table. The food was fantastic along with the restaurants inviting ambiance.

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H
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We will be back. We enjoyed the quality and flavour of all our entrees.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was mediocre, atmosphere was lovely. We were hoping for more authentic Italian food but 3/9 guests were unsatisfied with their food. Overall, not bad but we won’t be in a rush to return.
On a side note, bread was way too dense, gnocchi was stodgy and tenderloin was average for being the most expensive thing on the menu.

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in Barrie. Everyone should visit, and have the garlic appetizer!

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

In one word: Pleasant. And I am not using that word to be gently negative or due to a struggle for something better to say. It is the most succinct way I can describe it. I was pleased with my starter. I was pleased with my main, with both quality and portion size. I was pleased with the desert. I was pleased with the personable service. I was pleased with how perfectly full I was at the end of the meal - satisfied without feeling bloated. I felt contented. My experience there set the tone for the rest of the evening enjoying a perfect date night with my wife. The capper was one of the most amazing cappucinos I have ever had - my wife and I were both bringing up how much we enjoyed them the day after. We will definitely go back, for a chance to enjoy the view from that patio in the Summer.

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j
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for Barrielicious. Food and service were excellent. My wife had beef carpaccio, pork tenderloin and chocolate mousse and I had Ceasars Salad, blackened salmon and chocolate mousse.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time at your restraint. I loved the atmosphere! The view was amazing. The food was amazing as well. I will definitely come back to your restaurant.

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MT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A little on the noisy and cold side but otherwise was amazing!

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A
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We attended for Barrielicious, food was fabulous! Service was a little more casual than we expected but overall it was a great experience, thank you!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere definitely will be going again cheers 😀🍻

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S
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food and drink selection was excellent. Service by cyril fantastic.
Ambiance outstanding.
Not cheap but quite worthwhile, and the Barrielicious event is great value.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been here several times. I have consistently had great service and delicious food. I will continue to recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food as always and excellent service. Top notch restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. I would highly recommend it.

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife had been there a few times and decided to go as part of Barrielicious. I really loved this restaurant. The waiter (forgot his name - glasses, short greying hair) was excellent. It was a fantastic experience and we will be back for sure.

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DK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As usual the food was excellent. The service exceptional was a little cool sitting by the window but probably splitting hairs here. One of our favorite places to eat in Barrie.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Barrielicious, great selection of proteins and fresh salad and vegetables. Highly recommended any time of the year!

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B
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were there for Barrielicious and know the set menus may not be as good as the regular menu. Interesting portion sizes for main course and a bit light on veggies. pork tenderloin was good but lots of meat for one..scallopinni was a bit undersized. the tiramisu was lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and Jean-Carlos was wonderful!!

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KK
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent experience. GREAT service. Great food. Our waiter was awesome. He sang happy birthday to my wife which absolutely thrilled her. We will definitely return and we’ve told our friends of our experience. Thank you again.

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VD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourites - great for a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, etc.

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FD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit to Il Buco, and we were not disappointed. We had tried on several occasions to secure a reservation but this place fills up fast. I booked for the Saturday a week in advance.
We shared the Enricos garlic in goats cheese cream sauce and it was as the waiter said one of the favorites.. Very good.
My wife had the hand stuffed pasta and I had the 8oz tenderloin and both dishes were superb.
Overall a wonderful dinner and we will certainly be back.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Was serenaded in Italian.

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PA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Menu, Service, Meal and Ambiance! Cant wait to go back!

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BM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always great quality food, authentic, and excellent service. Nice ambiance and handy parking too. A bit more attention to the blinds would be helpful as sun was a bit blinding, but that would be a trade off in blocking the lake view.

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