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Bar Buca

#209 of 6,694 Restaurants in Toronto
#232 of 7,218 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Downtown West
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75 Portland Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M6, Canada
4168651600
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Buca Osteria Enoteca is an Italian restaurant from the King Street Food...
Buca Osteria Enoteca is an Italian restaurant from the King Street Food Company (Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse and The Saint Tavern). The menu aims to combine the ingredient specificity of rustic Italian cuisine with the culinary finesse of fine dining, building recipes around fresh and seasonal produce, but using a number of classical culinary techniques as well. The beautiful and understated main dining room has soaring high ceilings, exposed raw brick, and iron beams - using the natural elements of the heritage building. Towards the back, beyond the open curing room, a smaller wine bar, the Enoteca, is sleek and private.
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  • 127
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food tasty but portions tiny - pros and cons

Sometimes I do feel constrained by the rating system here so I'm going to just contribute pros and cons: Pros: food very tasty and well prepared; 'interesting' menu; fun, funky environment; top rate servers. Cons: portions tiny and I'm not greedy; lambs brains, intestines etc do limit the menu so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Sometimes I do feel constrained by the rating system here so I'm going to just contribute pros and cons: Pros: food very tasty and well prepared; 'interesting' menu; fun, funky environment; top rate servers. Cons: portions tiny and I'm not greedy; lambs brains, intestines etc do limit the menu so avoid if you're vegetarian; some could find the noise level... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had difficulty choosing as the food all sounded so good, great wine list as well and staff were helpful with matching wine to food choices. A great evening, place was busy but service was really good. Would have gone back for brunch but were flying out the next morning.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped in for a cappuccino and uova strapazzate on a Saturday with a friend on the patio. Delish and service was great. See you again soon, Bar Buca.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had brunch at Bar Buca with some friends and we all couldn't agree that it was amazing. Menu is not large during brunch but the options are fantastic. I personally had the focaccia with mortadella which was very tasty. In addition I tried the focaccia with egg and pulled pork which was also excellent. Nice change to the regular breakfast... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Six adults went for a celebratory dinner and we all loved it. I think the meal was the better for our outstanding waiter who made everything sound delectable and delicious. He was knowledgeable about the beers, the wine and every dish we asked about. I did feel that the charcuterie platters, one cheese and one sausage were very skimpy but... More 

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Ottawa
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stopped in at Bar Buca for lunch. The sandwiches were amazing. On recommendation of the waitress I ordered the foccaccia with porchetta. Not for the faint of heart, but a wonderful sandwich. I plan to head back on my next visit to Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our party of four adults had dinner here. What we liked: The food tasted good and the dishes were well presented. The staff were helpful or at least tried to be (when my husband wasn't happy with some of the red wines he sampled, the waiter remained patient and helpful). The lofty part of the restaurant had a nice atmosphere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just had Sunday brunch here with a friend and we have liked it very much. The food is delicious and they also have a great choice of brunch-cocktails and various coffees. We sat outside which was not special however the inside is lovely with a cozy atmosphere. Strongly recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A luke warm greeting around 8pm for dinner. 45 minute wait. Not too crowded. No one offered a drink or appie while we waited. Finally went to the bar to order a drink to be totally ignored for 5 minutes. Finally, acknowledged, friend ordered a coffee and bartender smirked at him (espresso was ready awfully quickly). Finally seated.Shared tables which... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Sleek and industrial looking with communal seating, it’s located on Portland just off King. We were there for lunch – reservations weren’t an option but it was only nicely crowded so we had no wait. We chose to do several sharing plates but I noticed many people looking for a quick lunch were ordering the stuffed focaccia. There are a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Portland Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: 4168651600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Cafe

Description

Buca Osteria Enoteca is an Italian restaurant from the King Street Food Company (Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse and The Saint Tavern). The menu aims to combine the ingredient specificity of rustic Italian cuisine with the culinary finesse of fine dining, building recipes around fresh and seasonal produce, but using a number of classical culinary techniques as well. The beautiful and understated main dining room has soaring high ceilings, exposed raw brick, and iron beams - using the natural elements of the heritage building. Towards the back, beyond the open curing room, a smaller wine bar, the Enoteca, is sleek and private.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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Downtown West
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