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“My Favourite Italian Restaurant in Barrie”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Buco Ristorante

Il Buco Ristorante
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Ranked #1 of 501 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $44
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center
Cross street: Bayfield
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“My Favourite Italian Restaurant in Barrie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Superb food and ambience here always. Parking is available and the view to the lake is always a treat here all season.

Visited January 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Barrie, Canada
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“very overrated!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Went there with another 'foodie' couple who heard it was great - we were all disappointed. Service was fine but food was like something you would make at home - so ultimately very overpricced.

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1 Thank V C
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Orillia, Canada
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Well prepared food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

We had a wonderful summer evening on the patio overlooking the water. The beet salad was delectable as were the pasta in oil dish and chicken dish. Wanted to return the next evening to treat ourselves again as the food was so memorable.

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Thank lynnfrombarrie
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Ottawa, Canada
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Italian delight Sunday night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Excellent meal on the outdoor patio. Last minute decision to eat here on July 1st Canada Day for supper. No reservation but squeeked in( very accomodating thanks to the owner?).
Food excellent- I had pork Tenderloin( daily special)$24 while my wife chose Chicken (Medaglioni di Pollo)$22.50.
House wine ($29) red was Italian Sangiovese and excellent.
Creme brulle for dessert was Ok only.
The only disappointment was Carlo our waiter- snooty and lacking in some manners. This detracted from an otherwise favourable meal experience

Visited July 2012
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San Carlos, Mexico
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

My husband and I very much enjoyed our dinner at Il Buco. Our waitress was very good and the ambiance is very nice. There is also an outside deck overlooking the water. All the pasta is homemade and if you would prefer a different sauce than listed on the menu they are interchangeable.
Would definitely go back or recommend.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Gail M
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