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Buca Vaughan, Vaughan, ON

Buca Vaughan

4.3
4.3
132 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Italian
Modern Italian Dining, Rooted in Tradition

Buca Vaughan was born out of a deep reverence for Italy's rich and varied regional culinary traditions, as well as an unwavering commitment to upholding the highest benchmarks of quality, culture, and design. We adhere to these principles by exclusively sourcing the finest, seasonally available ingredients from select purveyors and local farmers. Our enduring love for Italian culture fuels our dedication and passion in every dish we prepare.

Moreover, in a nod to our heritage, we have merged the beloved concepts of Buca King and Buca Yorkville. This union offers our guests an even more extensive and diverse culinary journey, celebrating Italy's timeless flavors and traditions.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 303-2212
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Vaughan
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet for guests dining with us. The building has street or underground parking (paid parking).
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • York

    Innovative

  • York

    Great for fine wines

  • York

    Romantic

  • York

    Good for special occasions

132 Reviews
  1. FIFI

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was absolutely delicious! Service was impeccable. Beautiful decor. Very classy. Wine was lovely. You could see the kitchen staff cooking up a storm. The tagliatelle with Ragù, Melts in your mouth. Branzino and lamb chops were so tasty but a little light. Our waiter recommended the octopus pizza, something I’ve never seen done together and it was a winner! The whole evening was amazing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit disappointed with the food and service in general. Taste of food was good but food temperature was lukewarm when served, not sure if they were not expedited from the kitchen fast enough. Service was adequate but our orders were missing and an appetizer came after our main courses were finished, the food temperature was kinda cold too being a fritti dish. Dessert was nicely plated however the sweetness of the white chocolate ganache was too overwhelming. The dining room felt cold with draft and insufficient heating and maybe one of the reasons why our food cooled down so fast. Overall, there’s room for improvement being a Buca restaurant and hopefully our next visit will be a better experience.

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  3. JoeC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! A must for any italian food conisuer.

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  4. Stanley

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the environment and food. I like the services as well. For surely I would recommended to my friends.

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  5. KaitlynB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such an amazing experience from start to end! I appreciate that they valley for free considering parking is impossible to find or you have to pay for it yourself. The restaurant itself is such an amazing place. The ambiance and vibe is exactly what we wanted and expected when we went. The service and staff were well knowledges and impeccable! Our server Christian went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with everything and provided service that will be remembered. He definitely made us feel special and made us look forward and want to come back to try more of what the menu has to offer. 10/10 experience and we will be back for sure!

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  6. Grace

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very friendly and informative, We’ll definitely call me back

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  7. CarmenB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, creative and very flavourful dishes. I would expect to pay $100+ for a steak at steak house but not $150 here. Lamb chops were fantastic but only 2 at $65 and pay extra for a side dish is a little crazy. Very expensive. Parking was hard to find and you need to know the area.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very refreshing addition to Vaughan dining scene. Finally something that makes you want to go back. Good food, service, ambiance. We really enjoyed our night and will definitely be back.

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  9. Sonic

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! Had good presentation and was flavourful. The service was excellent and I loved the environment in the restaurant.

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  10. NNNN

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to Buca many times both downtown and Vaughan and I have to say this location is away below the standard. Very mediocre quality and not worth going back. Service is horrible and I mean it. Some food items were not available. Overall, not worth it. We’ve spent almost 300 and that’s not included main dishes. Only appetizers and desserts. You can certainly make a trip to downtown if you crave Buca.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service the staff was amazing attentive and very courteous. Highly recommend. TG

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burrata pizza is incredible! We enjoyed the warm welcome and service.

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  13. LaraB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and customer service. I took my partner there for a birthday and they were very attentive. We even received a gift at the end! Highly recommend.

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  14. RobT

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Food was Excellent and our server was great. Pizza was light and delicious we shared for Starter. Along with the sausage stuffed fried olives with our Cocktails. Our main course was soooo good Polenta with 3 meats prepared at the table. The down side to this experience is that we love to have a bottle of wine with dinner. They have a large list of all Italian wines and all are extremely expensive. We ordered a $330 bottle , once I added to my wine app the wine is. Available at $68.00? The mark up in my opinion is Insulting. For this reason alone I would not return. Shame because the food is worth going for. Maybe stick to a beer.

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  15. DandDinTO

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor food and very expensive....no reason to ever come here ahain

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Food was very underrated and I have eaten at this location many times and they keep changing the menu and each time have less and less offerings. As far as I’m concerned, they would be better off referring back to their original menu. Certain dishes were sent back due to quality issues but ambiance was excellent. I have this rating because as much as ambiance and service are important, we come to this restaurant to dine which directly relates to the food, and the food did not stand up.

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  17. Foodiemom

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a nice experience my only complaint was that my pasta was cold and waiters kept walking by and noticing our empty plates and not removing them. Complimentary valet service was a great plus!

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  18. Kimmy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this new location lived up to the expectations from visiting the other locations in the past. Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

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  19. NickK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice sitting area. Excellent food. Very good service .

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  20. Sabrina

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good but very overpriced. Better service can be provided as well for price.

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  21. LauraC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, but definitely overpriced. $90 for a plate of pasta is crazy. Even though it was delicious, the amount was not worth it.

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  22. KevinS

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the valet parking, beautiful place and food was amazing

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  23. LindaM

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Buca is a beautifully designed restaurant. Food is exceptional. Disappointed with the service. This was our second visit to this location after it opening back in the summer. Can’t say that the service has improved much.

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  24. AnthonyP

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional dinner at Buca with attentive service. Free valet was a nice touch too. Will be back!

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  25. RachelC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was good, just thought the price was bit too much (compare to similar quality in Montreal). Our waiter was good but he couldn't describe the beverage properly in English so we had to make a guess.

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  26. Leon

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Impecable service, nice setting. Quite expensive. $90 for truffle gnocchi is excessive. Bronzino crudo was great, octopus- beautiful presentation but a bit tough. Pasta was too al dente for us, but then we are not Italians😁

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  27. MartinR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, awesome environment and location. Pizzas are not the common ones l, these are superb !

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  28. PATSCAR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at vsughan resturant and we were very impressed with service and food. We did not try wine list as we don't drink, but food was very good and so was desert. All good for us .

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very pleasant time at Buca! Great service, good food! Bravo!

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  30. TaniaS

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a beautiful dining experience! Food was phenomenal- ambiance was beautiful but service by our waiter wasn’t the greatest! He was a little unpleasant- rarely smiled. He spilled wine many times when serving and dropped the slice of pizza that was left over: I had requested to take that home with me. He apologized but didn’t offer anything in return. Given the stature of Buca, I would expect impeccable service at all times. The servers assistants on the other hand were very professional and knowledgeable and offered impeccable service!

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  31. CharmaineL

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I was quite disappointed about the new location at Vaughan. Maybe the area is more commercial and industrial, overall ambient feels more stressed when dining in. The sommelier not really knowledgeable and seems not feeling like to recommend/serve wine for us. I am not sure he is the sommelier or a waiter. The food overall is not good as the Yorkville location. Even the pasta was quite disappointing me. We ordered Salumi(selection of 3 salumi served with seasonal preserves), it was ok. BRANZINO (raw european sea bass from cyprus carved table side, finished with prosecco, lemon, novello olive oil - whole fish), it’s ok but not as good when I had it at Yorkville location. SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA (morelli pasta from tuscany, guanciale, pecorino romano, black pepper, duck egg), the looks and taste were so so. SALUMI DI BUCA (preserved tomato, scamorza, roasted scallions, salumi di buca, peperoncino), it was ok.

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  32. DianaI

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Went to check it out due to its reputation in Toronto. Sadly, it did not hold up at this location. Slow but kind service. $90 for a truffle gnocchi is just unnecessary. They sous vide a tomahawk steak (that’s just not how a $270 piece of meat is cooked). Dessert was underwhelming. The only item we ordered that was worth it was the pizza. It’s all really unfortunate for this chain and not worth the visit to Vaughan.

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  33. AnatA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a great place to celebrate, with a good ambiance and fresh and tasty food. With a professional Service.

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  34. Elle

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I would recommend live music or a DJ for weekends at least to bring up the mood. I really wasn’t enjoying listening to other tables (being so close) and ease dropping on other convos , vise versa. Our server was the best though really amazing. Cheese board was kinda weak.. the pasta amazing and the branzino too was amazing !

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  35. VirginiaL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We really enjoyed everything and the service was great until payment. The person who took payment was not very friendly

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  36. KevinB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the worst experience. Seafood pasta with angel Hair Spaghetti, $55 Barely any lobster in the angel hair spaghetti Tomahawk steak swimming in olive oil. Benzino swimming in olive oil Vegetable, swimming in olive oil Also, we had an 8:30 PM reservation We waited for 40 minutes just to get a table. Nobody came over to offer us a drink nothing. If you want to get jerk out of your money, this is definitely the restaurant Only reason why I didn’t complain or make a scene because it was my wife’s birthday, and I didn’t wanna ruin her night

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  37. IshtiaqA

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice ambiance and a good Italian vibed restaurant. It was not good to know that some of the menu items were not available and that spoiled the meal plan of some of my guests.

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  38. annie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good experience as usual, excellent food and warm service

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  39. PartheniaM

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Service was pretty good and the food was delicious — Buca is always consistent. I have been coming to Buca for over a decade and the food never disappoints!

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  40. AlbertT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited half an hould for reserved table fo be "cleaned" But the food was so good that i quickly forgot about

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FAQs

Buca Vaughan is rated 4.3 stars by 132 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 8 times today
Google Map for Buca Vaughan

898 Portage Pkwy unit 1, level 1, Vaughan, ON L4K 0J6

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Vaughan
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet for guests dining with us. The building has street or underground parking (paid parking).
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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