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Il Buco

2o rampa Marina Piccola, 5, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
081.878.23.54
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Ranked #19 of 225 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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

An excellent restaurant with great food and wine ...a little pricy.. located in the heart of the old city in an very large stair case that comes up from the port area..

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

When a restaurant is billed as Michelin starred you expect something stunning. Sadly our visit to Il Buco can only be described as average. An amuse bouche of local fish was virtually tasteless. Starters where of Carpaccio (under seasoned) and Scallops (excellent) We then both had risotto with prawn and apple. The apple overwhelmed the taste of the prawn and... More

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IlBucoSorrento, Proprietario at Il Buco, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for choosing Il Buco and taking time to share your experience. We are very glad you enjoyed the location, an old cellar of the convent of Theatines monks dating back to 1400, and the service offered by our staff always attentive but never intrusive; However, we are sorry to read that our... More

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to this restaurant and were somewhat disappointed. We sat at a table right under the music speaker and it was a little loud. The service was attentive but the food was over priced and mediocre. Would not go back.

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IlBucoSorrento, Proprietario at Il Buco, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for choosing Il Buco and taking time to share your experience. We are very glad you enjoyed the location, an old cellar of the convent of Theatines monks dating back to 1400, and the service offered by our staff always attentive but never intrusive; However, we are sorry to read that our... More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We new it was above avarage pricing and expected above avarage food. Disappointing. i would not go back even though the service was immeculate.

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IlBucoSorrento, Proprietario at Il Buco, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for choosing Il Buco and taking time to share your experience. We are very glad you enjoyed the location, an old cellar of the convent of Theatines monks dating back to 1400, and the service offered by our staff always attentive but never intrusive; However, we are sorry to read that our... More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here on our last night in Sorrento. It was a refreshing break from the standard fare that seems to be served at so many restaurants. Food was creative and delicious from the amuse bought to the final course. The kitchen happily accommodated all dietary restrictions (including the request for plain pasta for my picky 7 year old son).... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended and we can see why. The setting was fabulous and the waiter was able to walk us through the history of the old convent which now houses a beautiful restaurant. The food was exceptional and was beautifully served. Each course and the source of the ingredients was explained by our waiter. There were optional taster menus... More

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

By some way the best restaurant in Sorrento. We had the 10-course 'Trust Us' menu paired with wine, choosing the meat and fish option. Every course was exceptional and the wine choices were perfect. You get a proper glassful every time, unlike the thimbles you are often served with taster menus. The service was very professional, but not 'up itself'.... More

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Manhasset, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife an i celebrated our 10yr anniversary in Sorrento this month. The bartender at our hotel recommended Il Buco and told us it was the best restaurant in Sorrento. He was 100% right. This place has it all. Great spot close to the main square, awesome decor, very cool and romantic setting. the service was unbeatable. Michaele our waiter... More

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London
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Before booking this restaurant you must know this is an expensive place to eat, therefore don't expect a bargain. That said, it is worth it for the setting, service and food. The restaurant itself is spacious with wide set table, you hardly notice the other diners. The food is delicious with a variety of menu options, tasting, food/wine matching, a... More

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Everything was spectacular! Cocktails were made at your table, the food was perfect and the staff were wonderful.

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