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Buca King Street West, Toronto, ON
Buca King Street West, Toronto, ON
Buca King Street West, Toronto, ON
Buca King Street West, Toronto, ON
Buca King Street West, Toronto, ON
Award-winning

Buca King Street West

4.6
4.6
1965 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Buca King Street West brings Italy to Toronto’s dining hotbed on King Street West. Buca has been internationally celebrated for its locally sourced, constantly changing menu. Guests are drawn to return time and again for the warm hospitality and artisanal fare, including famed house-cured meats, pizza, and pasta, inspired by the classic traditions of Italy with a contemporary culinary touch. An open curing room is on view, and beyond the Enoteca, a smaller wine bar, offers the perfect space for intimate gatherings. Tucked at the end of a private brick walkway, guests can choose to dine under the soaring ceilings of the restaurant’s industrial chic dining room. Consistently rated one of Canada’s best restaurants by critics since its opening, Buca is a modern classic built on the perfect balance of old world and new.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 865-1600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jorge Fiestas
  • Private party facilities
    Private dinning rooms and set menus available.
  • Private party contact
    Kristen Edmonds: (416) 865-1600
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Cross Street
    King St W & Portland St Located in the alleyway of the King/Portland Ce
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 1,965 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,965 Reviews
  1. MinaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice vibes, good service. Our main course came a bit later than usual and the manager offered us free desert!

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  2. ZofeyaH

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Buca was amazing! Highly recommend to anyone looking for an outstanding fine dinning experience. The service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. The tiramisu was the best dessert i’ve had in Toronto, and better than most i’ve had in Italy.

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  3. AnnaS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Everything was perfect. We will return.

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  4. Nfazerna

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening celebrating a birthday! Fabulous, attentive service. Great food as always, some favourites and some new dishes to try. Buca never disappoints!

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  5. Ureak

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    The food and the service are OK but the place is absolutely too noisy. Just understand what the waiter said was quite impossible. Avoid if you are looking for romantic or just quiet dinner.

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  6. Tacos

    Melbourne

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Buca. We believe that the best restaurants do not rely on good food alone. The best also have excellent service. That’s what we got last night. Our friendly waiter guided us with our menu choices and then explained the dish when we received it. We shared the in house cured salumi, salata pomodoro, and the funghi pizza. Everything was delicious. We’ll be back!

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  7. KaylaB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Elegant and delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful and the chef even gave us an anniversary gift! Highly recommend.

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  8. ariannac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Buca team made a surprise birthday dinner very special

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  9. Dude

    Vancouver

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was great. It may have been the best pizza I ever had and I have had some great pizza.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Execellent food, great service, nice ambiance. Can’t wait for next opportunity to go back.

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  11. LisaCM

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an early reservation so quiet. Very attentative staff. Excellent cocktails and beautiful food. Thoughtful details like metal drink coasters, unusual cutlery and table linens very nice.

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  12. AndreaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We had a 7:30 reservation on a Saturday night at the King West location, and we felt totally rushed. 4 servers were swarming our table, grabbing plates from under us while we were finishing our last bites. There were many empty tables around ours, so it wasn’t like they were waiting for our table to seat the next guests. We would have ordered a bottle of wine and more cocktails, but the servers were too eager to promptly close the restaurant by 9:30pm. The food and drinks were great, but the servers need to chill out a bit - especially on a Saturday night!

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  13. PATF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff were welcoming ,polite and happy to explain menu choices. Overall it was a 10 out of 10. Pat

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  14. Mandamus

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Exceptionally good and even better than prior times. Incredibly good food, with excellent service.

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  15. Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Service was great and the food was amazing. Celebrated our anniversary here and would do the same next year.

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  16. SusanI

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I did not think it was as good as Buca in Yorkville

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  17. JessicaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were phenomenal! Staff are very professional and genuinely polite-- tge servers explained the ingredients and flavors when each course came to the table. Wine sommelier was also very knowledgeable and quite personable. Will definitely be returning for dinner soon!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here on a reco from a friend in Toronto and it was really good. We just ordered a bunch of appetizers and pastas and did it family style - so good. Don’t sleep on the horse charcuterie and the eggplant with ricotta.

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  19. Geoffr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. High marks all around

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, extensive wine selection, excellent service

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  21. MarcoK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The ambiance was very nice. Staff and service were great. They were very accommodating and helpful. I just think the menu could have a few more items that I would’ve preferred in an Italian restaurant. Very limited menu but definitely fresh and tasty.

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  22. Joanne

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Summerlicious menu was a great way to have our first experience at Buca. The service was friendly, informative and timely and each of the courses from the Salumi e Gnocco Fritto, Bigoli and Pistachio Gelatto were delicious. We enjoyed our evening at Buca.

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  23. Foodie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. My only recommendation would be to get a separate oil fryer for vegetarian dishes. A dish is not truly vegetarian if it’s fried in the same fryer as meats and seafood. This really limits your menu options. I would have loved to have tasted the eggplant/cheese tower. It looked incredible!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect, but service was too eager to get us off the table.

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  25. neverben

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was sincerely the best meal I've had in Toronto all year. For whatever reason I feel like I've had a string of misses trying new places, but returning to Buca after some time was a welcome treat. The spaghetti with anchovie was wonderful., the cheese plate excellent and the wine reco perfect.

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  26. Cece

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was mediocre. The lamb was a strange cut of lamb & even though the doneness was supposed to be med rare, it was very much on the rare side. The pasta dish was undercooked. Dessert however was delicious! The manager was very kind and tried very hard to rectify the issues which I appreciated.

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  27. sbind

    Indiana

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really neat building, lots of brick and stone. Very unique menu and everything we had was excellent. Very knowledgeable servers as well. Will definitely be back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service 10/10, Food 10/10, Ambience 10/10. The staff is super nice, I highly recommend the place.

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  29. JacquesS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I had the carbonara plate and had no taste like noodle cook in water , they did not even offered cheese (reggiano , parmagiani) i had to ask twice to have some , and they were very anxious to get us to eat and leave , really did not like my experienceat all, will find another italian restaurant in toronto when i go back .

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  30. Cama

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a terrific Summerlicious dinner here for our anniversary. The duck ragu and beef short ribs were perfect. The drinks were great too. The restaurant also acknowledged our anniversary with a little parting gift which was lovely, and a lovely gesture. Highly recommended.

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  31. Joey

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    For those who have never been here before, it is a little hard to find. Needed to break out the ole google maps. However, once you're there, the service is fantastic and the food is delicious! Went here for Summerlicious with some girlfriends and it delivered. Dessert was a little disappointing, everything else, I'd eat again.

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  32. zeroB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really outstanding. Great food, attentive servers, tons of attention to detail.

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  33. PeterH

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Inventive cuisine, good ambiance and friendly service.

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  34. Angelo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Definitely a place to visit if you are looking for a fantastic dining experience!

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  35. KristenF

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing find in Toronto - a wide array of authentic Italian dishes with new menus daily. Absolutely delicious and great service as well.

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  36. 2thesun

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This Italian restaurant was suggested to us by another great restaurant we went in Toronto. It is definitely an upscale restaurant. No cheap bowls of pasta here. The charcuterie boards are not to be missed- you can even get a half portion if there are just two of you. The menu apparently changes every day. In addition to the wonderful food is the exceptional service. Our main server was- Izzy but everyone seemed to pitch in. Seriously great service. If you are making a visit to Toronto make room in your budget for this underground gem.

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  37. SamM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Nice Italian Restaurant. The food is good, but the entrees could be a little big bigger in terms of portions wise. The ambiance is fine, nothing crazy, a little drafty.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielo made the experience so fun and different !

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  39. JessicaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good but really overpriced, $45 for a pizza is insane. We tried the carne salad and it was definitely not the greatest thing on the menu, I would not recommend. There was not many pasta options. Service was great but the place was dead and quiet.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Food was 5* We were celebrating my moms birthday and the chef brought her a little gift box of ingredients and a recipe for her to try on her own.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Buca King Street West is rated 4.6 stars by 1965 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Buca King Street West

604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    King St W & Portland St Located in the alleyway of the King/Portland Ce
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jorge Fiestas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 865-1600
  • Private party facilities
    Private dinning rooms and set menus available.
  • Private party contact
    Kristen Edmonds: (416) 865-1600
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