Il Buco

4.6
683 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 683 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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OT
3.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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。

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent dining experience and food was amazing!

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LE
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Never disappoints. Consistently good food and friendly service.

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f
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.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Waitstaff always friendly and food always great!

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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.

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CA
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.

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GS
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.

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SH
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!

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P
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.

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JK
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!

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BV
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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P
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.

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PW
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.

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RA
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

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OT
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.

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BR
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.

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OT
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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DB
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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ST
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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KM
4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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

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SH
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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DB
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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JM
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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OT
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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DP
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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PH
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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L
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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MK
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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

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KF
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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DH
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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

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GL
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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GF
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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OT
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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DM
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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RM
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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GC
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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LV
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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L
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Mother and daughter dinner

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