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Il Buco Ristorante

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31 Dunlop Street East | #101, Barrie, Ontario, Canada (Bayfield)
+1 705-735-9595
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We visited Barrie over the long weekend in August and checked out TripAdvisor for a good Italian restaurant and we discovered Il Buco! A lovely quaint restaurant located in downtown Barrie, Il Buco is a must to visit. The staff are professional and very friendly, especially Jen, who was a true... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
canadathebeautiful
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Kingston, Canada
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Kingston, Canada
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited Barrie over the long weekend in August and checked out TripAdvisor for a good Italian restaurant and we discovered Il Buco! A lovely quaint restaurant located in downtown Barrie, Il Buco is a must to visit. The staff are professional and very friendly, especially Jen, who was a true delight and created a great dining experience along with... More 

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Ontario
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We initially went here to sit on their back balcony to enjoy a drink and the view of the lake. We enjoyed it so much we made reservations to return the following evening for dinner. Service both times was friendly and attentive. The view is just beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We ordered three courses and their house red... More 

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Toronto
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The first time we went to II Buco I was overwhelmed with my pasta dish. It was excellent and couldn't wait to return. The restaurant itself has a beautiful ambience, white linen table clothes, excellent wine. Unfortunately we returned expecting another amazing dinner. It was a HUGE let down. I had another pasta dish and it tasted like it was... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When we first moved to Barrie last spring, we were on the lookout for a new fine-dining restaurant, and received many suggestions, but when a friend suggested Il Buco, we knew we'd found our favourite – we've kept trying others, but it's our go-to place, and we've brought many friends here ourselves, and recommended it to many others. From the... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was our first visit to Il Buco. The outdoor patio has a beautiful view overlooking the bay which certainly adds to the ambiance. Service was prompt and courteous... although we were there on day that it was not crowded. We had the Snapper, which was deliscious..... and the Salmon was grilled and cooked to perfection. The pasta dishes are... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've been here a few times and have always had great food and service. The view of the water is beautiful and adds to the ambiance. Whether it's a business meeting, date night, friends or family, you won't be disappointed!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The service, the food and the ambiance were very nice. We had the chicken Parmesan and veal dish and were happy with our choices. The chicken was not heavy considering the breading and the cheese. The veal was tender and juicy and very mild (take the extra pepper if you like spices). Loved the tiramisu and the chocolate mousse. We... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great Italian food, ambiance and service. Always enjoyed dining there either at a window table or on the high outdoor balcony with a gorgeous view. Went during Barrielicious when there is a set price menu.

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Barrie, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our family and in laws visited. Variety of items ordered all pasta dishes. Mushroom soup was very good. Pasta dishes were very good , nice portions . The meals were delivered steaming and after a few minutes they still were . Hot off the stove you bet cha. All of the meals were like this which was wonderful. This was... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have been to ll Buco twice now and have had excellent service and food each time. We will definitely go back. We are use to some very good Italian food in Toronto and the USA so it is nice to have a place in Barrie finally. We find a lot of places in Barrie lacks consistency, so to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Dunlop Street East | #101, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    (Bayfield)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +1 705-735-9595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?