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“Delicious”
Review of il buco Sorrento

il buco Sorrento
Ranked #16 of 280 Restaurants in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed my husband's birthday at Il Buco! What à good decision! Atmosphere was great, food was absolutely delicious and the staff were outstanding!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not much to report”
Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

We did not find this restaurant in time for dinner but took time to look for it to sample their tiramisu. Unfortunately, they would not give us a table "just for dessert and coffee", even though it was around 10pm and the restaurant was half-empty. Very disappointing indeed...

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Perth
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Ate hear in September with two teenage daughters. We had the 8 course set menus which were just delicious. The chef met us at our table and discussed our preferrences and even cooked individual meals for my two fussy daughters. All in all a wonderful time, topped off with a bottle of bubbles. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

We ate here last night and it was delightful. We both had the tasting menu and were very happy with the selection. The courses consisted of pasta with olives and fish, sea bass and rum baba for dessert. The restaurant sent over limooncello and a small plate of desserts. The service was the best I have seen in Italy to date. Do not miss it. Make a reservation as we saw a number of people being turned away.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“The Best”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We came across this restaurant while looking for somewhere to eat one evening in Sorrento. We saw all the staff waiting outside down the alleyway and were abrehensive. In fact we walked away and within seconds thought why not give it a try. Wow, we are so pleased we did. We were taken inside upstairs to a small room with 4 two seater quarter circle tables and one large 8 seater. The whole room was light airy and very modern and the quarter cicle tables are such a good idea. Immediately on sitting , the amuse bouche arrived, very fast. We ordered a cocktail and it was constructed on the central table to everyone else's wows, it was beautifully made and beautifully presented by our waiter. We then chose the 7 course Tickler menu and on ordering, the waiter suggested we had a different second Tasting menu so that we could share and try different dishes. So we had 14 dishes in total! It was a fine suggestion and we thoroughly enjoyed every course. What stood out was the pasta with fine lamb pieces and mint but everything we had was amazing. We asked the waiter to recommend a wine and gave us a choice of three, one at the lower price range, one in the middle and one pricier! Great waiter, he even said that if we didn't like what we chose, no problem, they would change it! I have to mention the service here, it was outstanding. Service was efficient, friendly and very informative, perfection in our books.
I read below that someone said they were snobbish and you should dress, no not true! We were in casual clothes, trainers as we hadn't expected to fine dine and we were made to feel very welcome.
At the end we were given the Lemoncello from the region to end our coffee and chocolates with. We mentioned to the waiter that we had been to many Michelin Star restaurants and this was incredible and he took us down to meet Chef Pepe, a real treat.
If you are in Sorrento, don't miss this gem. We recommended it to some people we met on a tour from our hotel.

  • Visited September 2012
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