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“Wonderful meal!”
Review of La Buca

La Buca
Ranked #442 of 3,845 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
Description: A Vancouver favorite for years, La Buca provides a consistently satisfying dining experience for locals and visitors alike. As a neighborhood restaurant, La Buca welcomes walk in diners, however as "the neighborhood restaurant that everyone wishes was in their neighborhood", it can fill up quickly, and reservations are recommended and appreciated.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This cozy eatery is obviously a popular spot (for good reason) as it was full on a Monday night, and we were glad we had made a reservation. Set among a row of independently owned shops in a residential neighbourhood,you might be fooled by the location, but it is definitely a destination! The plating and originality of each course we had left us very impressed. Limited bar choices were not an issue for us. The service was very seamless. We can't wait to return!

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Recommended by one and all, we simply had to try La Buca when the opportunity presented itself and were certainly not disappointed. The food was quite simply, Great!

La Buca is a small restaurant with very cozy seating, so if you are looking for an atmosphere where you can stretch out your legs or engage in private conversation, then this is not the establishment for you. Similarly, a full bar menu is not available with only a limited selection of specialty drinks that one would assume are regimented to keep the flow moving in this small scale restaurant.

With the preamble done, the food is what this place is all about. Our table predominantly ordered the evenings specials which were all top notch in terms of both preparation and taste. Highlights were definitively the quail appetizer and assorted pastas. La Buca is definitely worth the visit for some outstanding Italian cuisine....

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for years ever since a foodie friend recommended it. It's a tiny place hidden among a bunch of neighbourhood shops so there's
no way we would have just gone there if we didn't know about it.

Not a lot of tables so make a reservation. The food is excellent and I always recommend you try a couple dishes of pasta (they'll make any pastas as appetizers too). Service is always friendly and prompt.

When I want a guaranteed great meal or want to take friends out, La Bucca is the go-to place every time.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We've been gong to this little gem for the past 4 or 5 years for my birthday. It's a tiny, tiny spot (maybe 7 or 8 tables?) and chilly if you're sitting by the door, but it's a cozy, wonderful spot. Every time we've been there, the service has been great, and the food is amazing. It's an Italian spot, but has a lot of novel flavours and presentations styles.

I highly recommend it for special occasions. I'd recommend it for less special ones as well, but I'm not made of money.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Went to La Buca (unfortunately misspelled in the TripAdvisor listing) on Macdonald last night and had another fantastic meal. This is about our 5th time there and it never disappoints. We had the chef's selection menu last night (where the Chef selects the five courses you will eat) and they nailed it. Opening with perfect rapini with an anchovy dressing and tempura anchovy (way better than it sounds on paper - it was dreamy), then a lovely rigatoni in pepper sauce, perfectly executed Ahi tuna over house-made caponata, lovely bisteca Roma, and topped off by a great dessert. Add in a very reasonably priced, and very tasty, bottle of wine and it all came together very nicely.

An important aspect to La Buca is the service. Always very friendly without being overly familiar or grating. Nice balance and very knowledgeable. You won't get many meals like this - even in food-happy Vancouver. The room is a bit noisy (if you're sensitive to that) but it's good noisy - it adds to the Italian energy...

It's a bit out of the way but more than worth the cab ride (always call first).

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