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La Buca

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) #1,684 of 3,620 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Italian
40 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3145
+1 503-238-1058
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Jun 15, 2017
“Nice Corner Italian Cafe”
Dec 27, 2016
“lovely italian”
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
40 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3145
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Lunch with a friend.Good service from the Owner/waitress who said "La Buca" is italian for "The Mouth". Bright windows and pleasant ambiance.We both had the meatball sandwich. Meatballs were very flavorful.The Gorgonzola salad which accompanied our sandwiches was quite good. Kobos coffee was excellent. Prices...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed December 27, 2016

we returned to la buca with a friend...i had a pbr, and the large spinach salad, and my partner had a glass of red wine, and the fish special...our friend had a coffee and the vegetarian italiano...so delicious, and the staff is so friendly...we love...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Too bad there are not negative ratings. First, they would not sit a party of 4, after asking twice in a nearly vacant restaurant, anywhere but next to the stinking restrooms. We moved ourselves, without help from the staff, to a table at the bar...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Lunch at La Buca was really great. The service was quick and super friendly. The food was very tasty, nicely presented, and very reasonably priced. The children's menu was great. Our my seven year old grandchild loved her penne pasta. We did not have dessert,...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a spontaneous date night. We were quickly seated in the bar. Nice ambience and very clean. Fantastic food, especially the abituale pasta, with penne, spicy sausage, and creamy tomato sauce. Also got Caesar salads, which were delicious. Overall a great meal, will...More

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed January 13, 2016

We have been meaning to give La Buca a try for a long time, and I am glad we finally did. All of our dishes were very good. Two excellent dinner salads, garbanzo soup, linguine with shrimp and salmon in lemon butter sauce and mushroom...More

Thank GaryFS
Reviewed November 10, 2015

loved coming here for lunch yesterday with a friend...i had the large spinach salad, and she had the vegitarina pasta and a diet coke....the food is always delicious...the staff quick and friendly.

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were looking for a quick dinner after arriving in Portland. Near where we were staying and fit the need. A small bowl of pasta with goodies! I had the fehttuchini Alfredo and added a (hot) Italian Sausage. My wife had the vegetarian penne and...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This place was perfect for what it was. My boyfriend and I sat outside, we didn't know they closed so early, but I'm guessing it's because of the nebourhood it is in. Not too bad of an area, but like all city's, at night things...More

Thank Kari D
Reviewed July 12, 2015

The LaBuca Italian restaurant in NE Portland is a very good, low key, Italian restaurant. Like many restaurants in the “Portland Food Scene” craze LaBuca also has a variety of “different” selections that are not normally found in traditional Italian restaurants. However it is possible...More

Thank Califdan69
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3145
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-238-1058
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