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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 215 restaurants in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Garden City, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic service, friendly and fun. Great and I mean great food by foodie standards and a wine list the is epic. Sit outside if you can and take your time. Top 5 eats on our foodie trip of Amalfie coast.

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Copenhagen
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Everything you could ask for in a Michelin star restaurant. Excellent food, great wines, attentive service, and beautiful location in the cellar. In fact the cellar environment and ambience is very special and worth the visit alone. In fact not much more to say but forget your money worries for an evening, forget the average food that you get everwhere... More

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Irvine, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We enjoyed the 7-course "I Trust You" tasting experience at Il Buco. I expected good food, some novel approaches to traditional cuisine, and attentive service. Il Buco exceeded my expectations and then some. First, the service. Our wait staff were friendly, engaging, and personable. They never hesitated to answer our questions on everything from the food to the experience of... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went for our Wedding Anniversary as a treat, and boy was it a treat. We went for the tasting menu with the matching wines, and it was fabulous. Peppe (the chef) came out to discuss what we wanted in the tasting menu, and tailored it to our likes and dislikes. Gaetano and Michele looked after all the guests with... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My wife and I wanted to splurge and treat ourselves to an upscale dinner with local food and wine. We each got the tasting menu with the chef's choice of courses. The food was excellent and included dishes I had never had before and items that I normally wouldn't choose. We each loved the food. The wine was very good... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Had a lovely evening here, food was outstanding and the chef tailored the 7 course tasting menu to our tastes so everything that came was a complete surprise. Each course was perfectly cooked and immaculately presented as you would expect and the waiters were efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. We were stuffed by the end of it although each course was... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Charm in a restaurant is not enough! When it takes over an hour(!) to bring starters then one wants more than eye-rolling apologies, one wants the cost of the course to be taken off the bill. Fortunately the bread selection is good (cover charge 3 euros per head). It has to be good and reasonably plentiful because the portions are... More

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Total surprise at how lovely food was, just came across this place wandering for a restaurant. Dealt with three vegetarians easily and happily make you anything you want even off menu! Chef gave us four treats as well which went down very well. Loved the sexy waiters too!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Food and service outstanding, but at these prices my wife and I would have appreciated not being beside a 3 generational family who treated the place like it was McDonalds. One self entitled child and indulgent parents, aunts and grandfather spoiled our night. The open room provides no buffer. And while I'm ranting why don't people know how to dress?... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Eaten at many michelin starred places...This place needs work! Some nice dishes. Amuse bouche was great. Nice breads and friendly service.. But not a one star in my eyes. Went a bit downhill after a few courses. Much better places to eat in Sorrento. Oh and I felt like I was in a cafe.. they had the radio on!!

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