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“The best restuarant in Port Douglas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bucci Italian Restaurant

Bucci Italian Restaurant
41 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland QLD 4877, Australia (Formerly Buccini)
+61 7 4099 6364
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Ranked #29 of 97 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Price range: $8 - $30
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bucci Italian Restaurant has been a favorite with locals and tourists alike for modern urban Italian, since 2009. Established by Spencer Patrick, Bucci delivers Italian buzz to the heart of Macrossan Street. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days per week, Bucci is family friendly affordable and delicious.
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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“The best restuarant in Port Douglas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We had visited Bucci in 2011 and loved it so made sure we booked up again when in town this year. Make sure you make a reservation as this restuarant is always busy and you don't want to miss out on an opportunity to eat here.

The service is excellent with very knowledgeable staff who are able to assist with your choice of food from a varied menu. My personal favourite is the hay baked lamb followed by the zabaglione. However this time I tried the tuna rissoto from the specials board. The waitress came with news that the chef had ran out of tuna and would it be ok for him to make me a seafood rissoto. This turned out to be one of the most delicious dishes I have ever tasted.

Do not visit Port Douglas without making a visit to this great restuarant. You will be hooked like we are and return year after year.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Douglas, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing Scallops!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

With my parents visiting us for Xmas they decided to go to Bucci for dinner one night. I haven't really eaten out much since arriving as most restaurants are quite expensive in Port. We ordered Arancini and stuffed olives to share and then we all had half dozen scallops for our main.
We shared a limoncello gelato dessert which was to die for!! I highly recommend this, but don't drink the limoncello if you are driving!!
All of this was absolutely delicious and the serving sizes were just right. We also ordered the Panzanella bread salad which is a traditional italian bread salad. This was the only part of the meal which was disappointing. The traditional version of this salad is not filled with rocket as it was at Bucci. As we were expecting it to be like the traditional recipe we found this a little disappointing at bit of a rip off as we paid top dollar for a bowl of mostly rocket.

On the whole we will definitely go back when we want a nice night out and can pretty much guarantee the food will be consistently good here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Excellent Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Loved the different choices available - from homemade Spaghetti meatballs to spinach and ricotta cannelloni. Kids loved it as we'll. very attentive staff on a very busy evening. - pre Christmas.

Visited December 2012
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Manchester, UK
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“Really excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Recommended by our motel manager. Hay-cooked lamb just beautiful. Restaurant full by 7.30 on a sunday night. Yes, a bit pricy, but so are most restaurants in Port Douglas.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Italian twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Four of us went to try bucci and were all thrilled at the experience. Loved the tapas style menu. The lasagne and lamb was amazing. Very friendly service and great advice on the menu. Love the style and decor. Would recommend to anyone heading to Port Douglas.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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