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“Great atmosphere, Excellent service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of il buco Ristorante

il buco Ristorante
Ranked #14 of 273 Restaurants in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Montreal
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“Great atmosphere, Excellent service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

fancy/expensive... Great pasta and fried cheese... Also had good cod salad. The rest of the meal was just OK. Double to triple the price of other (tastier) restaurants in the same city. Nice if you want to splurge for one night. Would recommend to others with the cautions mentioned here.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Wonderful restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Il Buco was one of our favorite restaurants on our honeymoon in Sorrento. We had a wonderful seven-course meal that was absolutely delicious and each course had a beautiful presentation. This is a top-notch restaurant with excellent service and a great atmosphere. Outstanding and a great value. We recommend it most highly!

  • Visited October 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We made last minute reservations and glad we did. It is a nice place but we did take our 7 month old because we were on vacation and didn't want to miss this spot. They were very kind and accommodating with our baby. They had a little kids seat, one that attaching to the big chair. It didn't work too well, a full highchair might have been better but very nice they offered. They helped with the stroller and did not make us feel like we were intruding with a baby. We did have toys for him so not to bother others and helped us find a table that was convenient. The food was great and very fresh. They use a decanter for the wine, a very pretty one I might add. When we arrived they gave a chef welcome bite, a fried mozzarella ravioli! So yum.

  • Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Nice but turn down the lights!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

We visited Sorrento in November and picked Il Buco to celebrate my birthday. The food did not disappoint and the service was superior. In terms of ambience while the cellar is very pretty and the simple decor exudes a classy vibe, the hospital quality lighting and how bright it is takes the romantic feel out of the restaurant. We beg you get a chandelier and some table candles.

The wine list is a must see and if you want to sample Italy's finest selection of Grapa this is an added bonus. We would still highly recommend this if visiting Sorrento.

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“Top-Notch Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Highly recommended by our hotel, and we can see why. You are greeted warmly at the entrance, and step down to one of the most unique dining rooms you'll ever enjoy. Curved white ceiling; beautiful table linens, plates and flatware; and waitstaff dressed to show they care. The tasting menu will set you back about 100 Euros, and it's worth every cent. The portions are not huge, but you have 7-8 courses to enjoy, and you won't be sending anything back but empty plates. The presentation will have you taking pictures with your iPhone...it's that lovely. And the complexity and uniqueness of the flavors.....wonderful. Some of the best service I've ever experienced at a restaurant. What a truly lovely experience. There are also tables outside, which we would have selected if not for the heat wave that Sorrento was experiencing that week. Reservations are a MUST, especially if you would like to eat between 8pm and 10pm.

  • Visited August 2012
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