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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 214 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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English first
Irvine, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

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
97 helpful votes 97 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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İstanbul, Türkiye
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Perfect Location , Unbelievable service and Delicious foods highly recommended . Little expensive but definitely worth it .

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Eat here on our last evening too cap a memorable holiday in a beautiful part of the world! we took the taster menu which the chefs tailored to my wife's dislike which was exceptional. we both have been lucky enough to have eaten at other Michelin star restaurants however to date this is the best due to the menu/ service... More

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