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Il Buco

2o rampa Marina Piccola, 5, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
081.878.23.54
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Ranked #14 of 230 Restaurants in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic service, great food preparation. Meal was extremely long bc of the courses, so if you aren't used to that come prepared.

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Scotland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is obviously a very high quality restaurant with a price tag to match. If you are willing to pay the price you will be richly rewarded. The service here is exceptional. The waiters are extremely professional and knowledgeable in what they serve and this is matched with impeccable politeness and friendliness. The food is of a very high quality... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit Il Buco after reading some of the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. It is at the higher end price wise, but I still felt value for money.... as they say... you get what you pay for and we felt there were enough added extras and the quality of the food and the... More

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We did the Chef's choice tasting menu. Best part of the meal was our waiter. He was friendly, incredibly knowledgeable with the wine, on top of the details. Loved our wine and everything except the main course (which was fish - was bland). Definitely would recommend.

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Munich, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Excellent service and superb food. With aperitif, starter, 1st course, 2nd course, dessert, grappa/coffee and wine the bill was over 200 euro but certainly worth it. Was there for over 2 hours and they don't rush and let you enjoy the wonderful ambience. Sit outside if weather permits.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We met the chef - he just came to the table and talked for a while. The food was 'to die for' and the wines also fabulous. Given the standard this was a very reasonable dinner for two. Would recommend an indoor table to avoid being dive bombed by mosquitos. Outstanding.

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Cambridge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited Il Buco to celebrate my qualification as a lawyer. We had a truly fantastic time. We went for the set menu (7 courses with 7 glasses of matching wine). The food and the service were out of this world. The sommelier was incredible and matched the wines perfectly to each dish. There is the option... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We happened upon this gem on our first night in Sorrento - it ended up being one of our favorite experiences in Italy! We were welcomed by Michele, who proceeded to make our night an amazing experience from start to finish! He is OUTSTANDING! We "met" the fish that were caught that day, and chose a rockfish that was turned... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Feels a bit wrong not to give this 5 stars, bearing in mind I was proposed to here! And of course, I said yes. Food was good, but not Michelin star worthy in my honest opinion. Small portions, not seasoned enough and too long between courses. Service was fantastic though! Get an outside table if you can. Remember to book... More

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towcester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went twice it was so good this is a step up in all aspects from all other restaurants we tried in Sorrento. Brilliant waiters, incredible beautiful tasty food and one of the best sommeliers we have ever experienced, funny, friendly, knows his stuff and most importantly recommended great value for money local wines.

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