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Il Buco

47 Bond St, New York City, NY 10012-2450
(212) 533-1932
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Ranked #871 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bowery and Lafayette
Transit: Take the F V B or D Trains to the Broadway & Lafayette stop, or 6 Train to Bleecker.
Description: Mediterranean fine dining at Il Buco in New York is a true gourmet experience. A fusion of Italian and Spanish flavors blends to create seasonal delicacies and handmade artisanal pastas. With an award-winning wine list, critically acclaimed Il Buco serves up sublime tapas-style dishes and entrees in a homely dining room with country-style charm.
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

House made salumi, excellent olive oils and bread, tender pastas. The main room is lively but for a real treat, ask for a place in the wine cellar.

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NY/NJ
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419 reviews 419 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were here with a rather large group, seated in a small alcove/private area towards the back. The service was great and the food excellent. The wine selection is also very good. My only qualm was the way they pushed the first wine on the host. It was obviously out of our price range, and although ordered, I think he... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you looking for a great place in Noho area this is it.... You can indulge in a wine list longer than your arm and a good range of signature courses.... the raw materials are excellent, spices and herbs taste like they were cut 10 mins ago... Menu a bit confusing however the waiters are happy to help.... One of... More

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

What an evening!!! Almost didn't happen due to travel hiccups; but, perseverance pays off!!! Walt and Nicola suggested and so thankful they know their way around. Welcome to dutch inn and wonderful experience to be remembered. Once you arrive you're home and the staff is nothing but family. Great selections, wine and atmosphere! Truly and experience to remember!!!

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Recent repeat visit for lunch. Food and service were great. Our waiter was helpful in selecting wine and starters. Kale salad and Fava Bean salad were spectacular. Swordfish entree was equally enjoyable. The big disappointment came in the restroom! Despite all of the herbs and candles, the smell of urine was sickeningly overpowering. Our dining party all detected and suspected... More

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We went with two Italian foodie friends who gave it high marks. The cacio e pepe did not quite convince the table at first, but people grew to like it better as they neared the sauce at the bottom. The short rib panino was not quite up to the standards of the short-ribs at Da Marcella, much less the Gotham,... More

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North London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My friend and I visited from London and booked beforehand after some excellent reviews. Our food was delicious and we thought the decor and layout was really very beautiful and thoughtful. For us however the waiters were rather surly and service was very slow indeed and people next to us were complaining of the same thing - perhaps a Friday... More

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

once again, il buco did not disappoint. went with 2 friends and shared salads, pastas and mains. oh and an awesome reasonable bottle of red. make a reservation early and let the anticipation build...

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Milan, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Really nice place, not to big, furnished with great taste, service very kind and efficient! We were there in 7 at lunch time. We ate a few starters, an Italian main course - pappardelle were really good (ok, remember they are in NY not in Rome)... - and chicken (really well done). In general: - 10 for the atmosphere -... More

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We were looking forward to our Il Buco experience, but we left feeling very disappointed. Four people pushed wine on us and acted as though we were wrong to decline. Our bread and olive oil was yummy. Yummy ended there. The appetizer was supposed to include a horseradish sauce, and there was not a hint of it on the plate.... More

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