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“Fantastic food and service” 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 #26 of 98 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Price range: $8 - $31
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had an enjoyable evening. Our food was excellent except for the cold Wagu Beef Lasagne that was cold when served, it was quickly rectified and the chef cooked another one which was served at the right temperature. It was only a small inconvenience and the management was apologetic and appreciated us pointing it out. I must praise the professionalism of the management. We had a lovely dining experience and will definitely be back again. Service was superb. An excellent restaurant not to be missed while holidaying in Port Douglas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
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“did not honor reservation”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This review is strictly regarding staff.
our 1st night in PD went here for dinner, was told by host they are the busiest restaurant in PD and reservations are essential so could not seat us. ok off we go. next day tried to call but only got VM so made a reservation online, got it and got email confirmation. went that evening to be told their phonelines have been down and was unable to retrieve messages or online reservations, im like what????? was told they could not seat us. host was not even apologetic or at the least try to accommodate us or offer us to wait or anything. very disappointing service.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Would not go there from our experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband went to this rest. for dinner as had advertised on their specials board out front of rest. Risotto. Which was only there to get you into rest. Asked for Risotto. Waiter told us ONLY available lunchtime. False advertising. We left went to Chinese just down the street

Visited August 2014
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“Not as good as last visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had two beautiful meals at Bucci when we were on holiday last year and were looking forward to returning. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed with our meals which were very oily. The service and ambiance however are great, maybe we just picked the wrong things off the menu. We were able to BYO wine for $15 corkage.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great for sharing & some quirky but rustic Italian on the menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Middle of McCrossan St and unassuming, but very friendly staff and excellent, flavoursome food. Ensure you book or you will wait or be turned away.
We shared Roasted Sicilian Sardines, the Soy Bean, Garlic and Anchovy entrees after the mixed Mount Zero Olives as starters.
We enjoyed the daily special: a seafood, herb and beetroot risotto and the open waygu beef lasagna for mains.
My Grappa, frozen grapes and 80% dark chocolate dessert was amazing; blending the sweetness from the thawing grapes with the grappa flavour and slightly bitter dark chocolate...
Expressos to finish. The only slight slip up was with the delayed Italian red wine, otherwise 5 stars. Would definitely recommend, I think we had the pick of the menu.

Visited August 2014
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