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Il Buco

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2a rampa Marina Piccola, 5 | Piazza S.Antonino, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
081.878.23.54
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 834
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  • 201
    Very good
  • 92
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  • 45
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Just let yourself be taken by the chef's suggestions and you'll have a great dinner: I promise ! He choses the best local ingredients (try the olive oil if the peninsula) and makes wonderful dishes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Giorgio Z
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just let yourself be taken by the chef's suggestions and you'll have a great dinner: I promise ! He choses the best local ingredients (try the olive oil if the peninsula) and makes wonderful dishes.

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Thank Giorgio Z
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful meal for a fancy night out. Was one of the special meals during our weeklong visit. Go for the tasting menu.

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Thank Ayesha C
The Valley, Anguilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food! Wonderful ambience! In a suggestive position in the ancient walls fantastic dinner in the center of Sorrento. Quality service! Too much for us!!!

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Thank vickyrossanguilla
County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

some dishes were good, the fish of the day was cooked very well but for the most part the dishes were quite overpriced and they gave such small portions. the pasta with shrimp came with half a prawn. HALF. i cannot understand why some people think tihs should be rated first in sorrento. didnt get a chance to try the... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We have now visited this fine restaurant about 9 or 10 times since 2010. Never had any complaints only ended up with compliments to Chef Pepe and his team. Really a place to recommend. Keep up the magic.

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Thank SlimSlamDeli
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I got this as a recommendation from our hotel concierge, who grew up in Sorrento. We decided to take his advice and head here for dinner. We were treated by an amazing staff who were friendly and helpful, followed by amazing scallops and then an out of this world chateaubriand for two. This has been our favorite... More 

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Thank Lance M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Ranks with the best restaurants anywhere in the world. The chateaubriand for two was perfectly cooked and the tray of grilled mini vegetables was an added treat. The broccolini was also perfectly cooked as was the cheese shuffle starter. The lemon shuffle dessert for two with sour cherry sauce was the perfect end to a perfect dinner. The wine, a... More 

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Thank jhgeller
London, UK
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We found Il Buco by accident, just walking around the town on our first night in Sorrento. Had we consulted TripAdvisor first (as I normally do but hadn't bought any data) we might not have gone there. This is an excellent restaurant. The food is Michelin star quality, beautifully presented, well thought out menu with perfect sized portions which meant... More 

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Thank Roz1212
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This restaurant is a prime example that the rating system on Trip Adviser for restaurants has to be treated with caution as in terms of ambiance, quality of food, attention to detail, presentation and staff this should easily be in the top five. Its not cheap but its worth it - go at least once if you like good food.... More 

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Thank Grandpy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at this restaurant. The food was extraordinary, and the wine pairing was top notch. The staff was friendly and welcoming, and flexible with regards to swapping dishes in the fixed menu. If I ever visit Sorrento again, I'll definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2a rampa Marina Piccola, 5 | Piazza S.Antonino, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Sorrento
  • Phone Number: 081.878.23.54

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?