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Il Buco

#2,228 of 4,256 Restaurants in Sydney
#2,456 of 4,677 Places to Eat in Sydney
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142A Liverpool Road, Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2136, Australia
(02) 9747 5179
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian meals and plenty of service

Wednesday night, no booking, family staying across the road so we decided to catch up over an Italian meal. Greeted at the door with an uncertain look when we mentioned we had not booked, but the array of empty tables in that half of the restaurant had us slightly bemused, so can only guess that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Maria H
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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Outstanding food. Good portions. Friendly professional staff who were keen to provide an Italian ambience. I have eaten here twice on trips to Sydney and would come again. CAVEAT I arrived early.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The worst service of any restaurant I have ever been to. The owner is very loud and in your face rude. If you are looking for a nice place to eat, try the Thai place across the road.

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wednesday night, no booking, family staying across the road so we decided to catch up over an Italian meal. Greeted at the door with an uncertain look when we mentioned we had not booked, but the array of empty tables in that half of the restaurant had us slightly bemused, so can only guess that they wanted to keep us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of our local restaurants, and we do love coming here! Service can be a bit hit-and-miss (can also be overattentive), however we love the atmosphere and the food is fine. Desserts are amazing and generous - the tiramisu is stunning! Definitely come here if you like a cozy, warm atmosphere - food and service are not standouts... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant appeared to be welcoming when we first arrived as guests of our Sydney friends. The entrees were quite interesting and served promptly. The mains were uninspiring and the truffle risotto was bland. The portions were generous. The lingering memory however will be the debacle surrounding the serving of digestivi. One "amaro" was appropriately coloured brown, the other was... More 

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Haberfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The combination of great food, excellent service and the warmth of the reception from the proprietors and staff make this restaurant a necessary experience. Don't be fooled by the photo on the page because it is NOT a photo of Il Buco at Enfield

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Last minute call late night and we ended up here, we were pleasantly surprised the food was amazing the staff very good, very accommodating and went the extra mile, they were very busy but you were still attended to promptly. Meals are large servings and great selection available. reasonably priced Great wine selection to accompany the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Meals were a little expensive but what I had was good....my group tried steaks...pasta....a few veal meals...all gave me thumbs up. Nice touch was the hot crisps as a complimentary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The food was fresh and tasty. We thought the menu was good with some traditional favourites and some interesting specials. The fig and prosciutto entree what a combination and I thought the Gorgonzola gnocchi was delicious. We were too full for desert but the table to us left nothing but empty plates. The staff were very helpful and professional we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This place looks nice, seems clean, but when I visited I encountered the most unfriendly staff I've ever met in my travels. Rude and aggressive manager, interferring, sarcastic and pushy waitress. This critic certainly won't be reviewing them favourably in columns now, and I will never return. The Fawlty Towers style experience left me choking back laughter as the supercilious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142A Liverpool Road, Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2136, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9747 5179

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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