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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 382 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $1 - $35
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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
Bancroft, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
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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Quebec City, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were excited to return to Barrie and to dine at Il Bucco restaurant. When I reserved, I was a bit sad to find out that our waiter of choice, Patricio, was no longer working there. The lady who waited on us gave us poor service. We had to wait for things, we needed to flag her down for others.... More

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Il Buco R, Owner at Il Buco Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello Natalypr, I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is through reviews and feedback that we can do everything we can to maintain a level of service and quality that doesn't leave anyone disappointed. I apologize for the service you received and want to assure you that we are addressing the fact that... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

No joke..they served my girlfriend *RAW CHICKEN* . How does THAT happen?? Was NOT expecting a free meal after that or even make a huge deal about it, but the half assed apology, FREE tiramisu (very small btw) and TEN dollar gift certificate (the raw entree was OVER $17 dollars) forced my hand :( Be warned, the manager's excuse for... More

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Il Buco R, Owner at Il Buco Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello Jordan, I certainly want to again apologize for the mistake we made on Friday evening with your girlfriend's dinner. I also want to further apologize that you feel I did not apologize properly or compensate you adequately. While I did remove the dinner from the bill, gave the complimentary dessert and the $10 voucher, perhaps I should have done... More

Port Colborne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I not from the area but get to Barrie a couple of times a year. It was my first visit to il Buco but I'm looking forward to going back. Good Value Excellent Food

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Barrie, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Il Buco is the most romantic restaurant in the city. The ambience and the menu reflect both love of spirit and love of food. The staff and proprietors of this gem are quality people that know their stuff. On a clear night, sitting amongst the stars in the sky, the beautiful sparkling candle light on the tables, and the wonderful... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great atmosphere, service and location. Very flexible seating (patio or inside). We had the mussels in white wine sauce, veal with shrimp & mushrooms and handmade ravioli. I asked our server for a $40 wine recommendation...boy did she know her wine list. Great wine at a more than reasonable price. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

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Kirkwhelpington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to Il Buco last night, and were lucky enough to get a table on the patio, even though we didn't have a reservation. Our waiter, Russell, was attentive, and personable, and added to the experience. We had starters of mussels, lemon shrimp, then split the pasta bolognese, which was more than enough for the two of us. We... More

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

On what was a special occasion, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Il Bucco for a romantic dinner. I ordered the Pollo Florentina, a chicken breast dish. It looked quite nice, with a creamy sauce... However after trying to cut through the chicken breast and finding it jelly-like, I discovered it was almost completely raw. I had unfortunately... More

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Il Buco R, Owner at Il Buco Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello Johanna, I am the person who spoke with you Friday night and I certainly want to apologize again for the very unfortunate mistake we made with your dinner. I cannot apologize enough to correct the fact that it happened but if there is anything we can do to make it up to you please contact me directly at ilbuco@live.ca.... More

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