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Il Buco Ristorante

31 Dunlop Street East | #101, Barrie, Ontario, Canada (City Center)
+1 705-735-9595
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Ranked #3 of 383 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $1 - $35
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center
Cross street: Bayfield
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We've been a few times over the years and have not yet been disappointed. Specials were very good, chicken parm and spaghetti. Kids enjoyed the half pasta with the white sauce. All good, service was spot on. Best restaurant in Barrie of the waterfront.

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Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been here for dinner on 4 or 5 different occasions and I am more impressed every time I go. The atmosphere, service and food are all top notch and they ensure you are treated very well and leave with a full stomach. Cheers to the entire staff, especially the chef and his crew, one of the best restaurants... More

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed our meal at Il Bucco every time we have gone. What surpasses the high quality food, is the tremendous and attentive service from their staff...especially Russell Tighe. We recommend this restaurant for your next evening out.

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Orillia, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I visited Il Buco restaurant in Barrie, Ontario a couple of months ago. We were not disappointed. We got the "famous roasted garlic" appetizer.....to die for! We arrived and were seated on the patio by, I believe, the owner. Very, very nice man. We as I mentioned had the garlic appetizer and then I had the penne... More

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Oro Station, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had dinner here in late June with my wife and her sister who was visiting from western Canada. We sat outside on the patio with a nice view of the lake and our waitress took good care in ensuring that we had everything we needed while waiting for the food order to arrive. The service was excellent and the food... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My friend had suggested we go to this restaurant last night, I'm not a pasta or italian person at all but everyone else wanted to go so I went along for the ride and I must say I was very pleasantly surprised. Started with the carrot and ginger soup and was not disappointed at all, the portion was huge,then they... More

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Barrie, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was my first time at Il Buco and I will definitely be back. I highly recommend the house red wine, very tasty and appropriately priced. I had the chicken pram which was the special of the day and it was juicy, large and delicious. The appetizers were a decent portion and very good. Our server was such a delight.... More

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Bancroft, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Overall, disappointing. The calamari and shrimp putanesca was not available so my husband ordered the famous roasted garlic appetizer, which was way too large, visually unappealing and bread was soggy. I had the tomato bocconcini salad, which was bland. The tomatoes were woody, especially for this time of year. For mains I had the Veal Contadina, and my husband the... More

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toronto, ontario
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon around 6pm during the long weekend when Kempenfest was on without a reservation. There were 3 adults. You do have to go up a wooden staircase from outside to get to the front of the restaurant, which is located at the back of the building, overlooking a parking lot which is in front of... More

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Markham, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Amazing food! The roasted garlic is a fantastic appy. For dinner choose the linguini rapini. You won't be disappointed. We also had the seafood rizzoto and it was excellent. We're making this an annual tradition to "carb load" here before Tough Mudder at Mount Saint Louis!

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