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Cucina Buca - Yonge & St Clair, Toronto, ON

Cucina Buca - Yonge & St Clair

4.4
4.4
244 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Cucina is an exciting new restaurant concept born from the culinary excellence of Buca (Michelin Guide-recommended establishment). Located at the northwest corner of Yonge and St. Clair, this elegant two-story restaurant offers a relaxed and inviting ambiance where you can savour Buca's renowned hospitality, unrelenting commitment to using the finest ingredients, and exceptional modern Italian cuisine.

Notable highlights on the menu include the Focaccia di Recco, an Italian IGP* dish featuring fresh stracchino cheese enveloped in a crisp dough. Additionally, the Tagliatelle Al Ragu Bianco, the Mezze Maniche Amatriciana, and the Tagliata di Manzo are sure to delight your palate.

Chef Jorge Fiestas describes the menu as an experience of 'simple food perfected.' It encapsulates the essence of simplicity in the dish itself while incorporating innovation in the preparation process.

Please note: we are a two floor restaurant. Kindly inform us of any accessibility needs when booking.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 840-9822
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

244 Reviews
  1. km74

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I find the tables are really close together in the front bottom floor by the window - I have sat there at least 3x - so it is really difficult to have a private conversation. You can hear what the next table is speaking about.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This food experience was less satisfying than than my previous experience. Both the fish and lasagna were overcooked and dry.

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  3. Doug

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambience and excellent service. Too much pepper in shrimp pasta and eggplant overwhelmed taste of other ingredients.

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  4. Toronto92

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    For the price, I would much rather go to another restaurant. The service also wasn't great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service - love the vibe too. Best Negroni in town! This will be our neighborhood haunt ....

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  6. Carmen

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was average. The portion was pretty small.

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  7. MaxK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food and great service but the atmosphere is very loud and the spacing between guests feels somewhat crowded.

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  8. AshlieW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ribeye Carpaccio was fantastic. Our bottle of wine was delicious. Try their special bread thingy. Server was attentive. Tables too close together though. Wanted to have a more private conversation but the table next to us was in our business most of the night. Atmosphere was enjoyable. Overall good valentines date.

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  9. Heidizxx

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta and the steak are perfect. Also staffs are so nice.

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  10. MartinM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated on the main floor beside tall windows. It was cold. My wife never took off her winter coat. It was noisy. The tables for 2 are long and narrow which places us far apart. Very difficult to hear each other being 5 feet apart with quite a lot of noise from nearby conversations. Water for 1 person is a litre bottle. (cost $$$) and 3 pieces of bread required for the appetizers was $7.00. Won't return there.

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  11. Mika

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, lovely venue. The foccacia di Recco was amazing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Cucina Buca. Welcomed by Mario who provided great service and very friendly. Food was amazing. Thank you

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  13. Mishu

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, definitely a must try for anyone who hasnt been here before. Lot of new items in the menu and loved their wine collection

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  14. KJB69

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    fabulous service very tasty food. Definitely will be returning to try the various pasta dishes. The Bronzino was exquisite.

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  15. WendyW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food - exceeded expectations! Server was lovely.

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  16. WicWic

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service - absolutely superb. Our server was beyond cooperative when we asked to move our chairs in order to accommodate one of us hard of hearing. My only complaint is the noise level which is too much for older customers. While I appreciate the design, the sound amplification inhibits conversation. But it does provide a "buzz vibe" likely preferred by most of your clientele.

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  17. Tony

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food well presented at a high price. Service was excellent. Noisy.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great!!! Will definitely go again!! service was impeccable!!

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  19. MarnyP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy that Buca is in our neighborhood! Casual, comfortable and cheerful.

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  20. AmaSto

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for anniversary dinner, sat on the upper level. Beautiful lighting and furnishings. service was attentive, but not overbearing and our server made excellent suggestions when asked and paired a wine with my main course beautifully - they were excellent! the food was incredible, highly suggest ordering apps to share and mains to share! The tiramisu was enormous, the craft cocktails were delicious, and their custom Negroni menu was a lovely little bonus. Highly recommend and will be back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not good for us. Main course are salty, chef said because of the cheese. Not my taste

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  22. JoshuaL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and environment. Have returned a number of times and will continue to do so. Five stars!

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  23. CatP

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. The knots were soo good, especially dunked in the residual oil. Cocktails are expensive and thats where all your money will go. But the food and service was fantastic.

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  24. LindaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner out. The beet salad with the smoked cheese was divine. All the meals were served at the same time (party of four) and was hot. Will definitely recommend and return.

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  25. AlexK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the service was very good as well. The grilled octopus was very good. Service was attentive and efficient. We will definitely be coming back!

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  26. SunitaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    First and last time that I will go there. Average food; No vegan options Did not get value for $$$$$$$$$$$

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  27. JohnF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit, and we were not disappointed, the food was great, the service was great, an overall great experience, we will be coming back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Always love this place and the service.

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  29. FoodieJC

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dessert was good. We had tiramisu and the hazelnut ice cream.

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  30. MichaelL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoy this restaurant! Why they don't make their Olive Oscolana a permanent fixture mystifies me. Best in the city. I guess it's a lot of work but well worth it! I know i make them at home.

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  31. RitaH

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A pleasant surprise for quiet conversation, menu choices and excellent service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    All very good, but acoustics terrible. If restaurant is relatively busy, it is impossible to have a conversation without raising one's voice.

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  33. Alannafoxy

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delish! Service outstanding. A gem of a place that we will return to.

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  34. GrantM

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My second visit. The service was excellent. Food is over flavoured. Not sure what I was eating. Also somewhat overpriced. I don’t think I will go back. There’s better value and quality in Toronto.

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  35. MichaelR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Mediocre, uninspired food. There is better Italian food at other places not far from Yonge and St Clair.

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  36. pakalolo

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent, except for the large wait gap between the first and second courses. If something went wrong in the kitchen, which is always possible, we'd have appreciated someone acknowledging that and keeping us posted.

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  37. at24

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here a few times, and always love coming back.

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  38. Hsquared

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, and very nice service. The room is comfortable and it was nice to watch the kitchen from time to time. A nice smell of wood smoke from the oven. It is all wood and hard surfaces so there is considerable hubbub. We chose it for convenience but would go back intentionally

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  39. bobby1963

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this bright , modern space.

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  40. RussellN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was excellent and the bill came it was a lot less than I had anticipated. I will be going back soon

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Cucina Buca - Yonge & St Clair is rated 4.4 stars by 244 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 28 times today
Google Map for Cucina Buca - Yonge & St Clair

2 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M4V 1L5

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown / Uptown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Counter Seating
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