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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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MAIN
Cestino di Pane, Sale, Olio
house baked bread basket by Sheena Otto, Trapanese fiore di sale, il Buco extra virgin olive oil
5
8
Zuppa
chilled purée of heirloom beets, cucumber, toasted pine nuts, yogurt, chives
12
Rigatonchini
house made pasta, Hudson Valley rabbit sugo, pecorino
23
Tagliolini
house made egg pasta, Australian black summer truffles, butter, parmigiano
50
Spaghetti
artisan dried pasta, Maine peekytoe crab, English peas, Calabrian chili, parsley
28
Risotto
Principato di Lucedio carnaroli rice, chanterelle mushrooms, baby spinach, castelmagno cheese
24
Pesce
grilled whole Spanish dorade, summer vegetable caponata, fino basil
34
Anatra
seared Rohan duck breast, bi-color corn, blueberries, frisée, red currants
32
Maiale
cast iron roasted Flying Pigs Farm heritage pork chop, shaved celery, stone fruits, marcona almonds, black garlic
30
Bistecca
grilled Painted Hills Farm wagyu skirt steak, heirloom cherry tomatoes, lemon cucumber, Tropea onions, ricotta salata
40
OLIVE OIL TASTING
we are offering distinct extra virgin olive oils to complement your meal; a tasting of all three $16
"Biancolilla" 2016
delicate and fruity with notes of orange blossom and a soft spicy finish - Trapani, Sicily
"Cerasuola" 2016
a hearty varietal olive, fruity and fresh with very green flavors; finishing with slightly bitter, spicy and sweet flavors - Trapani, Sicily
"Moraiolo" 2016
November harvest with an intense grassy aroma and fruity, spicy flavors with a smoky finish - Foligno, Umbria
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$41 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without DOUBT the best food we had in NYC we stumbled across it while out for a walk and it was amazing 'the staff were super and the food exceptional definitely the best Italian food we have had anywhere cant reccomend it highly enough

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank lisalowry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had been looking forward to our first visit to I’l Buco with great anticipation based on the reviews. Our expectations were met and were far exceeded by the wonderful dinner we had. The food was spectacular and the service was impeccable....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank bobscag
Reviewed October 27, 2019

Bread and olive oil was delicious,(you are charged for it). Had to send back the tagliatelle with truffles...was absolutely tasteless. It was replaced with a cacio e pepe that was just ok. Lamb was good but fatty and not very plentiful. Gelato just ok...vibe was...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank deeerdeeer
Reviewed October 9, 2019

I have been visiting this Great place for decades. The owner Donna is the best Host. The food is fantastic and the service is superb. Highly recommend:))) And for a special intimate dinner ask for dinner in the beautiful wine cellar!!!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank viottoregina10
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Every time we visit NYC we try to make it to this lovely restaurant. The food and service are always great. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass and the knowledge to help with pairings.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Aside from the fresh and fantastic Sicilian olive oil that comes with the bread, what an amazing dinner! Celebrated my sister graduation from NYU and it did not disappoint. From appetizers to wine selection to stellar service, fun cozy atmosphere and great prices for NY...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank gina718
Reviewed August 27, 2019

I booked this restaurant on a recommandation. It was for a special occasion. We arrived exactly at the right time, they told us there was no place for now. We waited for more than 30 min before having a seat. It was crowded and loudy,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annagbts
Reviewed August 26, 2019

Our server was arrogant and condescending. No special requests at this restaurant. As the server said, "the chef knows how he wants it served". Asked if the morel mushrooms were fresh, we got, "madam, we have been here for 25 years". Well, does that mean...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank par4605
Reviewed August 17, 2019

Shame! everything was nearly perfect. Lovely atmosphere, attentive service, tasty food... and in the last moment everything as spoiled by a (very rude) customer visiting the restaurant with two dogs. I am allergic to dogs and I was not aware that this restaurant was dog-friendly....More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank PEDROWINE
Reviewed August 4, 2019

We stumbled on Il Buco and were immediately taken by its small and cozy atmosphere. So we decided to give it a try and it was simply delightful. The sommelier was very knowledgeable about Italian wines, even the somewhat obscure ones such as the enantio...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Response from nediva_in_nyc | Reviewed this property |
The atmosphere is awesome and upscale-ish. I would dress for the occasion!
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