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“Limoncello surprise”
Review of Il Buco Marbella - CLOSED

Il Buco Marbella
Price range: $26 - $37
Cuisines: Barbecue, Italian, International, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Open Monday-Saturday from 4 pm to 1.00 Am. Sunday closed. Description:Taste the authentic Italian food and enjoy a gastronomic journey , from Naples to South America whit Ramon and his harp.Meat and fish barbecu LIVE HARP: Monday, Wednesday,Friday and Saturday. WE'RE LOVE WITH FOOD. We love high quality food and drink.We love the stories about it,the people who produce it,the the place it comes from.
Reviewed March 13, 2014

We recently visited Il Buco on two occasions., three persons the first time, six the second time. We found the menu most interesting, the food well prepared and presented and the personel, including the owner and is wife (the pastry chef) most pleasant and helpful. The harp music added class and warmth to the evening.

At the end of the meal on our first visit, we were offered the usual Limoncello which we turned down. On our second visit, the same offer was made and this time we accepted. The six of us were served a non descript unlabeled Limoncello. Then came the surprise...we were charged EUR 21 for the six thimblefulls. We have very often eaten in Italian and Spanish restaurants and Limoncello is almost always offered at the end of the meal. However, this was the first time we were ever charged for it. This may be a triffling matter but it does leave a bad taste in your mouth.

Endre Mécs

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Il Buco M, Gerente at Il Buco Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Thanks for your opinion, we are very happy to receive your visit, and we apologise for inconvenient of limoncello. Really we offer limoncello at the table in all event and I am
sure that in this night the waiter had any mistake whit your bill.
We wait your new visit to repair this mistake ,and we are at your disposal with open bar with no additional cost and we hope you can believe this misunderstanding

best regards

Dario Palescandolo
Il buco manager

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stumbled in this little local family owned restaurant on new year eve. We ended up with one of the best meals we've ever had. This little gem has it all; the ambiance, the great service, the romantic harp musical theme, the wonderful yummy dishes from starters, the entrees and the deserts. Had an amazing time celebrating 2014 and ended up with a nice warm hug from the owners Angela & her partner. Everything was above and beyond. We highly recommended this place. The risotto with truffle and the huge tasty olives were my favorites. However, the whole 5 course meal was awesome, starting with some shaved Italian & Spanish ham, Parmesan & Montego cheese, the large tasty olives, then comes the truffle risotto, the salmon with orange sauce and the traditional Italian lintels, etc. They change the menus daily according to what ever fresh ingredients they can get that day. How wonderful.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Found this little restaurant purely by chance this evening and what a find!! We were on our way into Orange Square in Marbella Old Town and just happened to see this restaurant down a side alley. It looked really inviting with a few tables outside with heaters. The menu was on a blackboard outside, which had some English translation. But you have to remember this is a small restaurant frequented by locals. It is certainly not a tourist restaurant.!
The menu is quite long with plenty of choice including pizza, pasta, steak, chicken and fish including shellfish.
After some deliberation and chatting with the owner about what we wanted (nothing was a problem) we were shown to a table inside. There are only about 10 tables in the whole place but it was set up nicely with linen table cloths and napkins. There is no menu just the blackboard which is what they are serving that day so u can be assured everything is cooked fresh. Once seated we were given a glass of Cava, warm rolls and butter, bread sticks and little croutons of freshly chopped tomatoes and mozzarella. After taking forever to make our choices, we ordered San Danielle Prochutto and mozzarella together with caprese salad for the four of us to share. The prosciutto was sliced freshly and served with mozzarella. The caprese salad of mozzarella and fresh tomatoes had fresh basil on and was all delightful. For mains I had pasta with seafood which was full of clams, mussels,prawns and two huge languistines. My husband had steak and my daughter's had veal pan fried with fresh veg and pizza. The veal was not on the menu as such but because my daughter prefers veal cooked without sauce and cheese Tec, after some explanation and the help of Google translation (!) she got what she wanted! All four meals were served and presented beautifully and were absolutely devine!! In fact my husband said his steak was better than the one he had at El Rancho the previous evening!!! Desserts were offered as well as really lovely espresso coffee and with soft drinks and bottled water the bill including the tip came to 114 euros for the four of us.
There was also a lovely guy playing a harp which was most unusual but a pleasant change.
I must recommend this restaurant without exception. It is a gem and well worth looking for. I know we will certainly be going back before we return home to the UK!!

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stopped by chance looking for a small family run restaurant we were treated to a night of fantastic food including one on the best pieces of beef I have had outside of our own highland beef,with live harp playing and the most relaxed romantic but fun evenings out we have had on our travels.Everyone else in this small restaurant looked as though they were enjoying their evening as much as us.Go you can not fail to enjoy yourself and your meal the service makes you feel special.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

This wan an extraordinary culinary experience. Delicious food and excellent service. Strongly recommended!!!

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