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Bar Buca

75 Portland Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M6, Canada
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Ranked #190 of 6,654 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Buca (King St. West) and Bar Buca (Portland St.) have now been jointed by Buca Yorkville, next to the Four Seasons Hotel. Chef Rob Gentile's food continues to evolve but remains by far the most traditional and inventive take on Northern Italian cuisine. The Yorkville outpost skews a tad more to fish than meat, but doesn't want to be known... More

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Calgary
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic service as soon as you walk in ( make a reservation) . Great atmosphere! We went with another couple and did a large sampling of the menu. The groups favourite was the pizza hands down. Dessert was amazing! We had a traditional chocolate Italian dessert that the pour chocolate sauce over, I cannot remember the name but it was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What do you do when you want to try everything on the menu ? You make a promise to yourself to come back, and I will. Date night and in need of a restaurant that will tell the person you love how much - go here. There were no reservations available but we walked in and were seated at a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Couldn't get reservations at Buca Restaurant so decided to try it's pretty little sister restaurant. Bar Buca doesn't take reservations but we did not have to wait for seats on a Saturday at 7. Seating is at communal tables or at the bar overlooking the kitchen. My husband, who loves to cook, enjoyed watching the workings of the kitchen. There... More

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Bournemouth, England
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166 reviews 166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Loved this place. Really good service that was attentive and knowledgeable. Excellent pizzas with top quality ingredients and perfect dough. Definitely going back to taste some of the pasta dishes.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A nice modern open kitchen décor. An extensive wine list for wine lovers. Dishes is perfect for sharing among 2-4 persons. They can seat about 30 people and has a 10-12 feet long bar that you can stand for drinks. They have a patio outside the restaurant. Unfortunately, they do not accept reservation.

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toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

On Thursday night my wife and I arrived without reservation. The place was hoppin' so they set us up at the bar and were seated shortly thereafter. We chose the two tasting menus with wine pairings. Honestly, it was a fantastic choice. Flavourful, visually stunning and the pairings were perfect. Our waiter Steven was a great host. My only complaint... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We absolutely love it here. Atmosphere and food is the best. We had the pigs ears and warm bread knots to start, would highly recommend. For our main we both had the bigoli.... The best pasta dish you will ever have. Staff were pleasant, not as friendly as previous though which was a little disappointing. Overall a fantastic choice.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Have been several times and each and every time it's a wonderful experience. From the food to the staff, great service and food each and every time.

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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Love the cheese board they offer and the ambience of the place . Great food and atmosphere! I recommend making reservations.

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