Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.2
164 reviews
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Come in to Bucatini, an authentic Brampton Italian restaurant & wine bar for a truly authentic Italian dining experience! At Bucatini, we only use the finest ingredients to highlight the exquisite flavours of each dish. Indulge yourself in this local Brampton Italian restaurant and enjoy all aspects of real Italian cuisine. Bucatini is located in Northwest Brampton. We are on the north side, just west of Hurontario.
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LA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment you walk in your made to feel like family , great service and the food is amazing.
Definitely the best Italian Restaurant in Brampton.
P.S ... try the fresh homemade pasta ... WOW !

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DG
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This gem is hidden in a non-descript commercial plaza but don't let that fool you. This is a great restaurant with fairly reasonable prices given the quality of the place. This is my third time there and it won't be the last.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a regular stop for us. Service is always good. Food is exceptional and consistent.

A staple for anyone looking for great Italian in the Brampton area.

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so happy to have regular customers like you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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OH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Our party of 6 arrived on time- the first 4 actually arrived 15 mins ahead of time, the other 2 came in on the dot at 7pm. It took more than 1 hour to get our meal. Food was superb, thank you. BUT I didn’t expect that the bill would include the service charge, which I find too much considering that we waited so long for our meal. It’s my husband’s birthday and I foot the bill. I didn't want to make a scene right there and then, so when I got home , I calculated how much was slapped on me as gratuity... 18%!!! I checked your website and couldn’t find any indication that a gratuity of 18% is included right away! I find this practice preposterous. Suggestion: At least indicate in your website or on the bill itself that what you charged was 18%.
I will still tell my friends that food was good at Bucatini, but service is slow, & high%gratuity is pre-determined without customer consent.
Will I go back? I know of other excellent Italian restaurants which are more reasonable.

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on July 2, 2019

Hi Olivia, Thank you for visiting Bucatini to celebrate your husband's birthday, and we're glad you enjoyed the food. We're sorry you found the gratuity charge too high. It's standard practice in the restaurant industry to add an automatic 18% gratuity charge to larger parties, in our case 6 or more. We are currently in the process of printing new menus, and this will be noted on them. Aside from that, we hope you will visit us again soon for a second opinion. Thank you

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JE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would most definitely recommend this restaurant. We started with a mouth watering appetizer, the asiago cheese plate. The waitress came over and lit the cheese on fire, it was the best cheese paired with a fantastic bottle of Italian Armani Pinot Grigio. We moved on to the main pasta, it is handmade, in house by the chef. I have to admit, it was by far the best tasting pasta I have ever tried in my life. We were so full, but why stop now! Dessert was also house made tiramisu, as recommended by our lovely waitress. At the end of our meal the owner came over and greeted us with some jokes and a complimentary drink. Not every often will an owner show so much passion for his patrons and his restaurant. The music was authentic Italian music that set the mood perfectly. It wasn't the right time to lounge on the modern comfortable looking patio, I look forward to having some drinks with my girlfriends on the next visit. If you are looking for a nice classy Italian restaurant with outstanding food and service in Brampton, this is the spot. The whole experience was fabulous!!!

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on June 3, 2019

Hi Jessica, Thanks so much for the wonderful review, we really appreciate it. We're so happy you enjoyed your time at Bucatini. We do our very best to make sure our guests have a truly unforgettable experience, and it sounds like you did! We look forward to seeing you on our patio soon!

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Owner has no customer service skills and wanted us to leave asap after eating. The food was 10/10 and the restaurant was very clean 10/10

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you for your review. We're very happy to hear that you loved the food and the restaurant, but it's unfortunate that you felt that way about the service. Surely, there was some kind of misunderstanding or miscommunication, because we would never ask our guests to leave. Hopefully, we'll see you again for a second opinion. Thanks

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KB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely business lunch! Staff & food were great! Highly recommend!!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Kristy, Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

I've been to this restaurant many times and loved it and especially when they have live music. However, the special mother's Day menu was rediculous Ly priced and not true to the regular menu. The food was good but not worth the price. Also we really expected a better setting maybe with music and the service was a little off. Will go back but not for special occasions.

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Aleksandra, Thanks for joining us for Mother's Day, we really appreciate it. It's unfortunate to hear that you did not agree with our special menu pricing, we do our best to stay comparable to other fine dining restaurants in the area. We did not have live music on Mother's Day because we were hoping to create a more personal setting for our customers, and most seemed to enjoy that. We understand that it's hard to please everyone though. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner and our Server Smokey was amazing and so attentive.

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on May 22, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review, Jessica! We'll be sure to let Smokey know that you were very happy with his service. Hope to see you again soon

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Booked for a Mother's day dinner. Given a terrible table near the washroom and server area. Was charged an automatic gratuity on a table of 6 people??? Charged extra for "fresh" pasta. Do not recommend.

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Katt, We never like to hear that a guest was unhappy with their experience. Had you requested a specific spot when you reserved, or if we had other available seating at the time, we would've gladly moved you. An automatic gratuity is standard at any restaurant for larger parties, especially on special occasions. And the "fresh" pasta is actually homemade pasta that we make, which is why there's an extra charge. Our standard pastas were also available.

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been coming here for years. Always great food and service.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Ann, Thanks for your continued business, we really appreciate it. See you soon!

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k
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food! very nice service! the owner was so nice

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your excellent review! See you again soon.

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JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and courteous. The service provided was amazing. Would recommend for a nice date night or for a surprise birthday lunch/dinner for family/friends/significant other.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The owner Vince was lovely.
Wait staff were great too.
It was just a really awesome night out celebrating a friends birthday
Would definitely recommend this place.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. The owner and staff were very attentive and caring. The food was exceptional with every course. We will be back!!

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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great authentic Italian food. Very attentive service and nice atmosphere. Will def visit again

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was amazing!!
Will be back again.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was very pleasant and elegant. The service was very good and friendly. I would recommend the restaurant anytime

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My partner and I had an amazing experience at Bucatini thanks to the wonderfully warm staff, especially our waitress who provided us with exceptional service. All of that plus the fact that our food was delicious made our anniversary celebration amazing.

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GT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service we will be dinning again very soon..

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I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday here. The food was delicious. Very nice waiter.

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IA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Reservation was effortless ….. great meal. Ambiance was good as my friends and I had the opportunity to chat, laugh and generally had a great time.

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VF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was good but it wasn't amazing. I would have liked to have seen more gluten free options (even the mention of the availability of gluten free pasta). Lots of pasta options though if that is what you would like.

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LA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service , great food ! Can’t wait to go back.
Owner Vince makes you feel like family .

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was my husband’s birthday but no acknowledgement of it.

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BS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As always Great Food and service. Authentic Italian cousine with delicious Pizza and Pasta options.

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CM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food again, and very enjoyable music. Really enjoyed the evening and will be back soon.

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CM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food presented beautifully with great options in a very comfortable atmosphere. I appreciated the gluten-free pasta availability and will definitely be back many times.

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IS
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing and fun team working there. They were able to accommodate my daughter’s peanut and treenut allergy *and* my food restrictions, which are more complex (SCD), and still serve good food.

My niece folded a napkin like a Christmas tree, and then much of the Bucatini team was watching to learn how.

And a live musician playing CHristmas songs on the piano was an excellent addition to the evening. His volume was perfect - we could hear him fine without being overwhelmed.

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KB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great place for a quiet lunch meeting with a colleague.

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L
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

It was our anniversary and we went for dinner. It's not our first time at the restaurant but this experience was the worst. It was exremely loud. We could barely bear the pianist. I would not refer a friend to go to Bucatini. The food wasn't cooked as well as it usually is. All the servers in the restaurant looked bored and uninterested. Overall, I was not satisfied.

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 21, 2018

Hi Luvlee, Thank you for spending your special occasion with us, it's very unfortunate you felt unsatisfied with your experience at Bucatini. We pride ourselves on excellent food and even better service and try to make sure every guest leaves with a smile. Many of our guests love listening to live music, but we can understand that some people would prefer a quiet environment. We advertise when all our music nights will be, so hopefully we'll see you again on a night when no one is performing.

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SS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

This was our second experience here for me and my wife after having a mediocre experience 2 years ago. We decided to give it another try and we regret that we did. The food was ok but the server was not at all friendly or responsive. Nor was the host upon taking us to our table the menus were put haphazardly on the table and he left quickly even though there were only 2 tables with guests at the time. It was dinner time and dark outside yet the inside lights were turned up full brightness making the ambiance like a cafeteria. Our reservation was for 6:30 and we arrived on time. At 9:00 we were told they needed the table and we would be moved to the bar to finish our wine and order dessert. We weren’t ever told of a “time limit”. We chose to pay the bill and leave. We went elsewhere for our dessert. As we left I asked the host about this treatment and his response was that we had the table for over 2 hours and he needed it for another party that he had booked. No apology, just arrogance to us. We will never be back.

Bucatini Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 20, 2018

Hi Steve, We'd like to thank you for visiting us and we apologize if you were unsatisfied with your experience. Here at Bucatini, we pride ourselves on making sure that every guest leaves with an exceptional experience. During our busy nights, especially over the holidays, we block off tables for 2 - 2.5 hours so that guests such as yourself don't have to wait an unreasonable amount of time to be seated. We're sorry if this wasn't made clear to you beforehand, but we hope to see you again.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It is a really nice restaurant and have moved to Brampton for over 15 years, I decided to try out different upscale restaurants in Brampton which we found one.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing.....I definitely will go back.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good,I especially asked for a small birthday wish/surprise something for my partner during the reservation and they completely ignored.Food was good though

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food & great service!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A phenomenal experience! Food was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious! Highly recommended for casual dining as well as for those special occasions.

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OT
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had not been to Bucatinis for some time due to a food issue. We had heard it was under new management and so we gave it a try. We had sea bass that was outstanding. We will return.

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Mushroom risotto was undercooked (grainy and not creamy) and too garlicky. Medium/well steak was rare and the same piece of steak was just re-cooked and brought back out, sea bass was dry. Lamb Shank and Chicken Parmesan was good (only 2 out of 6 meals was good). Not good value for the money

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Every time I visit I'm always thrilled with my meal and service. It's one of my favourite places to enjoy an authentic Italian dish.

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