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Il Buco

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47 Bond St, New York City, NY 10012-2450 (Bowery and Lafayette)
(212) 533-1932
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband brought me to Il Buco for a date night. Unfortunately we didn't have reservations and took a chance at 6.30pm to see if we would get in. We did, but were told with a little bit of annoyance we'd need to be done by 8pm, which was fine as we had a concert to go to after. The... More 

Thank harjithiara
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for diner and really liked the cosy atmosphere. Good and healthy fresh food served. Make a reservation if want to go, always busy.

Thank Breukelaar
Sao Paulo, SP
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184 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to celebrate a business success that our team had. We were a table of six. The place is relatively small and pretty loud so best to make reservations. The quality of service was top notch. The appetizers were perfect and delicious. The octopus was a success. The special (meat dish which serves 2 or 3 in theory) was... More 

Thank Traveller10000000781
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK, we were late for the reservation but we did call to notify them. We were seated at a most awkward table-at an angle between an aisle and in front of the service door. Spent most of the time wondering if we were going to be battered by passers by. The food was wonderful, especially the chilled corn soup. The... More 

Thank Andromedagalaxy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gourmet food. Great service. Classic Italiano cuisine. There were only two things I didn't like: very small portion sizes (although I eat like a Grizzly Bear) and a slender man-like Maître d' standing over your table doing absolutely nothing - felt a bit weird to be honest. It was also over priced - but I'll let Il Buco off for... More 

Thank Alex H
Brooklyn, New York
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Reservation for 7.15pm, ordered 2 appetizers that took so long to arrive that I made fun that they are kneading the potatoes /flour. (B. truffle Gnochi ) We ordered 2 bottles of wine, before we finished the first bottle the second arrived just after the first appetizer appear.( They want us to spend on drinks but please bring our food)... More 

Thank JT88888888
Hong Kong, China
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I will admit that I'm less of a regular now that I live abroad, however when I'm in-town, il Buco remains an important destination to bring colleagues and clients. Made a reservation two weeks ago and arrived this week to discover that we were to have a table for two in ..... the basement (I mean, the "wine cellar"). Incredibly... More 

Thank KaiserBrit
Huntington, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

What a shame. I didn't want to do it, but sadly I must. As I've read lots of stellar reviews about this place, I wondered if I was at the right restaurant. Hot, steamy Friday night, we thought we scored a great table in the cave. At first glance, I thought it was hip and cool, but sitting there within... More 

Thank nybud2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This place has a wonderful environment for eating out . It is well decorated with great lighting and actually a small room . There seem to be many locals eating here and the food choices are all excellent, although the menu selections are relatively small. The menu itself has pages about where the food items originate , which farms, etc.,... More 

Thank Caroltod
Maldon, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

After the shock of not being allowed to sit at a table - two people seem to have to sit side by side at a bar - we settled in for a great evening. Inventive food which is well executed. The wine list is extensive and, maybe we were just lucky, but we had a lovely bottle of white. Staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?