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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 646
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    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 37
    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
Outstanding Presentation

We celebrated our 20th anniversary here on our last night in Sorrento. The service was impeccable, the presentation amazing and the food was delightful. We did the 4 and 5 course tasting meal. It included more than those courses with other small items sent by the chef, who come about and talks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
lameusel
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California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our 20th anniversary here on our last night in Sorrento. The service was impeccable, the presentation amazing and the food was delightful. We did the 4 and 5 course tasting meal. It included more than those courses with other small items sent by the chef, who come about and talks with all the patrons. We also opted for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Innovative dishes, using only the finest ingredients. The owner clearly has passion for his business.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Having heard so much about Il Buco before our visit, we were really looking forward to dinner there. First of all we have to say the staff are outstanding, great service, charming and efficient. The setting is fine but the "Trust Me" tasting menu was a big disappointment. The chef goes through the options with you beforehand, but like a... More 

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Miami
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our group was seated in the room upstairs. The setting is impressive with a modern white chandelier centered over the table. The food is definitely well put together in a creative style. The service is truly outstanding. It was certainly an excellent choice for our evening.

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Lakeville, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were told we had to eat at Il Buco....it is so over rated. The chef takes your order but really doesn't listen to your likes and dislikes....he just makes what he thinks you should have. It takes hours....tiny portions....I went away hungry. The worst meal we had in Sorrento!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stumbled into this restaurant after unsuccessfully trying another (closed due to off-season). The service was fantastic, the ambiance was romantic, and the menu was different than a lot of other restaurants in the area. The only downside was the prices - don't get me wrong, the food was creative, but it wasn't the best meal I've ever had. I... More 

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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Just finished our dining experience here and it was wonderful! We both got the "I trust you" tasting menu which consisted of 5 courses. First course, a "black and white calamari" blew my mind. It was calamari with squid ink...brilliant!!! Everything following was wonderful as well. Service was excellent, great wine, overall excellent experience, would definitely recommend it to friends... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Celebrated my boyfriends 30th birthday here and they made is extra special. Food is amazing and service is fluid. Would highly recommend.

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Provincetown
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you're looking for a restaurant for a special occasion this is the place but don't go hungry. The food is excellent but the portions are very small. Food presentation is outstanding. Wine list is very nice. The wine that was recommended to us was really nice. There is no house wine available. Great atmosphere to bring someone for a... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you are a foodie, then this is the place for you! Food is definitely in tasting portions and is very creative. Ate outside on one of the step tables which was romantic. Service was not excellent - they came to the table several times and interrupted us trying to get us to order quickly. All in all I would... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?