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Il Buco

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47 Bond St, New York City, NY 10012-2450 (Bowery and Lafayette)
Take the F V B or D Trains to the Broadway & Lafayette stop, or 6 Train to Bleecker.
(212) 533-1932
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mediterranean fine dining at Il Buco in New York is a true gourmet...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Local Italian

Warm local restaurant right on Bond Street. They have a limited menu (about 4 pastas and a couple proteins, along with a good selection of appetizers), but it changes daily so there is always something unique to try. The pastas were very fresh with great layers of flavor. Really nice wine list... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Dan V
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Plainfield, Illinois, USA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Plainfield, Illinois, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Warm local restaurant right on Bond Street. They have a limited menu (about 4 pastas and a couple proteins, along with a good selection of appetizers), but it changes daily so there is always something unique to try. The pastas were very fresh with great layers of flavor. Really nice wine list. Our young Argentinian server Frederico was really good.

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Morristown, NJ
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142 reviews 142 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We ate at Il Buco this weekend for an engagement party. The group was fairly large and the restaurant handled the table well. The meal was wonderful. There were tapas-style appetizers to share that included a tartare of bison, prawns in sea salt, roasted octopus, deep fried artichokes, etc. The entrees were equally good. I enjoyed the porchetta, that was... More 

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houston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You walk in the place and feel like you are really in Italy, so you build a lot of expectations, but then disappointment comes when you start eating. The food was average, and expensive. The place is packed because the place is very cute and a lot of people from the area go there. For me the Risotto is always... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Need I say more - three things that are difficult to come by in a city that has so many options. My pal told me about this place but was not sure it was any good since he use to frequent it years ago when he lived in NY. We were visiting for my art exhibit. On a chance we... More 

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The staff and management here really need to learn how to deal with customers. They are unprofessional and blatantly un-courteous. I would never set foot in this restaurant ever again.

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New York City, New York, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love Il Buco - reminds me why I live in NYC and why there's no better city in the world for foodies :) Definitely get the Kale salad and any of their pasta.

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New York City, New York
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48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

One of the more egregious sins of a chef are over/under-cooking, and on the evening of our recent dinner, regrettably, both occurred. Our pulpo appetizers were incinerated, while our steelhead trout entrees were shockingly 75+% raw. We also shared, with our appetizers, the ink squid past with crab and the preparer nailed this one which suggests that the talent is... More 

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The atmosphere at Il Buco is rustic and Tuscan - very romantic and cozy. The service is impeccable. It was recommended for our anniversary and did not disappoint. Having traveled frequently to Italy - I found the food to be authentic - exceptionally prepared from appetizer to dessert. They have a lovely wine list as well. For us, it is... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I'm becoming more and more disappointed with this restaurant. I've been coming here for at least 14 years. Even though the ambiance is lovely and the service is generally good, the food is erratic. Last night the bread was like cardboard. Risotto with pears and gorgonzola looked and tasted like it had been sitting under heat lamps for way too... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We a really pleasent evening at the Il Buco. When you enter the restaurant, it gives you the feeling of entering a restaurant in Italy. The waitress we had, had an outstanding know-how of the food and the drinks. I was surprised to find lardo on the menue. It's hard to find but so much tast! The pasta with pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Bond St, New York City, NY 10012-2450
    (Bowery and Lafayette)
  • Public Transportation: Take the F V B or D Trains to the Broadway & Lafayette stop, or 6 Train to Bleecker.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: (212) 533-1932

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?