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Buca

604 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-865-1600
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Ranked #257 of 6,590 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: King St. West & Portland Ave.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Ontarıo
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We live in Toronto and this is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. We've been there several times and the food and service is consistently excellent. We always look forward to a meal at Buca.

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tampa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I took my friend here to celebrate her birthday. The staff was warm friendly,professional & attentive. I kept asking the waiter to say my friends name.(American girls love accents) The space is very cool! While it wasn't an inexpensive dinner, it was totally worth it. I've never been to Italy but I get the feeling I just ate there. Very... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. I went with my sister and ordered the gnocchi with lobster, which is one of the best gnocchi dishes I have ever eaten (on par with Bice in Dubai and Il Cortile in Montreal). The dessert was heavenly as well. It turned into a star-studded evening with Martha Stewart and Venus Williams... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I am a Torontonian and am amazed at the selection of restaurants that are available in downtown Toronto. I have been to Buca several times and have left each visit with an even greater appreciation for this restaurant. I will be dining at Buca, one again, at the end of this week with a group of colleagues from Vancouver, some... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Yes it may be pricy but it is worth every penny. Starting the night off with fresh bread knots and an array of delicious cured meat all hand selected from around the world was perfect. The menu is never static but be sure to try traditional Italian dishes like dandelion salad or zucchini flowers! My favourite part is splitting a... More

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Calgary
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126 reviews 126 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The menu at Buca is not very approachable outside of the pizza choices - lots of guts, blood and brains. And it is an expensive night out. But if you are prepared for this, you can have a fabulous night. The basement seating was airy and bright on a sunny summer evening, the service was friendly and made me feel... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had an absolutely fantastic meal. Entrees were the blood pasta and the gnocchi with lobster. Service was nicely paced - we did not feel rushed at all. This should be on your list!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Without a doubt, this was one of the best meals my wife and I have had in a restaurant. I love to cook - I'm not a chef but it is always disappointing to go to an expensive restaurant, and then say to yourself on the way out - I could have done that better and at a fraction of... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a disappointment. My appetizer: cheese and salami, which was decent, but the servings were so miniscule we laughed out loud. My portion of cheese was made for a mouse! The main: veal boiled in a ziploc bag, served on a plate with milky blood. It was just terrible. My dessert: Some strange but horrible version of tiramisu. I complained,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had the pleasure of going on a business lunch - walked by it 4 times before I figured out how to get in, but once there, loved the "Industrial Chic" look of the main hall. I bet it can be loud when it's packed in that main room, but has more private nice areas in the back and a... More

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