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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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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 664
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    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
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
Spectacular!!!

My wife and I had never been to a Michelin-starred restaurant, but being on our honeymoon and all, we decided that our last night in Sorrento had to feature a trip to Il Buco. Down an alley off of a main square in town, the restaurant features unique al fresco dining and incredible service. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Jzabl001
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had never been to a Michelin-starred restaurant, but being on our honeymoon and all, we decided that our last night in Sorrento had to feature a trip to Il Buco. Down an alley off of a main square in town, the restaurant features unique al fresco dining and incredible service. We were treated to table-side margheritas... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had read a lot of great reviews about this restaurant before going there along with Rick Steeves recommending it in his book about Italy. My wife and I went there with two other travelers with our group, and we were also disappointed with the lack of ambiance there (they had a private party in their main cellar dining room),... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We booked Il Buco in advance as a treat for our honeymoon and were not disappointed. The service from start to finish was superb - with friendly knowledgeable waiting staff and a chef that came out to meet us to check for anything we did/didn't like. We both went for the 5 course tasting menu, but mine was varied slightly... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great location, great staff, ok food. We went for the "surprise me" 8 course taster menu with the wine flight for €300 for the two of us. The meal started well with a selection of raw fish, the calamari with passion fruit was exceptional. The beef carpaccio with mozzarella was also great, as was the "local fish, a bit like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant on 12th may 2015 as a treat for out honeymoon. We were greeted by the happiest most helpfull staff ever. The chef came to our table and explained the menu, the staff were always vidulant and very well informed. The food is out of this world! We decided on the taster menu which was delicious. We... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant and walked away the happiest person in Sorrento!! Reading reviews saying portions were small, they were BUT when your eating 5 courses it's exactly what you need! The Trust Me menu is a must ! The fish is amazing just as the meat is! Yes it's pricey but you get what you pay for and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is an incredible restaurant. Food is perfect. Waiters are very friendly. The chief is very helpful. He comes to your table and describes the food which you are going to eat. We ate a 5 course dinner. I would recommend this place for all food lovers.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Food was italian style, and had several small courses. Fantastic range of breads. Plenty of fish and meat choices on the menu. Food was all served very carefully and decoratively by charming staff. It was all delicious, with complex flavours. Setting outside was very pleasant until the karaoke started in the square close by. We shall sit inside next time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Il Buco was recommended to us by friends who had visited a few years earlier and we were warned it was on the pricey side. As soon as we arrived however the price was the last thing on our mind. The setting was beautiful and the staff made us feel like royalty. We chose the taster menu where the presentation... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited for a birthday treat and enjoyed the 'trust us' menu which in essence is a tasting menu that you choose with the head chef. All dishes were presented well and delivered from a taste perspective. Service was equally fantastic but wasn't stuffy or intrusive. Eat here for the best food in Sorrento!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?