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“Beautiful Italian food, our favourite restaurant in Port D” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bucci Italian Restaurant

Bucci Italian Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 116 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bucci Italian Restaurant has been a favorite with locals and tourists alike for modern urban Italian, since 2009. Established by Spencer Patrick, Bucci delivers Italian buzz to the heart of Macrossan Street. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days per week, Bucci is family friendly affordable and delicious.
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Italian food, our favourite restaurant in Port D”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Good mid priced dining experience! Entree was mushroom bruschetta & crumbed olives which were both good. The highlight however were the pastas for mains - we had spanner crab linguine which was a simple & classic dish with a generous proportion of sandcrab. The other dish we had was the de-constructed lasagne, which had a beautifully rich beef ragout, which made you want to lick the plate. By that stage we were too full to have dessert... Service was reasonable, although the restaurant gets very busy, & seems perhaps understaffed, with the Maitre d' also covering food service & seemed to be run off his feet. Definitely book in advance - we made a reservation, but they were still running behind despite this, & there was a substantial line up of other people waiting for a seat which I'm guessing didn't have reservations. Overall, flash Italian, fair value, our favourite food experience after spending 6 days in Port Douglas. Would definitely go back!

  • Visited December 2012
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Italian night in Port Douglas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

You have got to try the open lasagne, it is fantastic, different from the norm as it states but the quality of the beef and the presentation are great. Great little setting and this place packs out in no time at all, best making a reservation during peak times.

Visited December 2012
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Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

The service here is great, the food was OK, steal a bit pricey, but good, although I did have to send mine back to be cooked from blue back to med rare, but it was GOOD. We dined early so be warned there can be a lot of kids at that time, so dine later if you want romantic peace and quiet. Overall a good choice, would go back.

Visited January 2013
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19 reviews
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“Rudest Usher ever. If she is not taken off the rolls this restaurant won't survive for long.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We were really recommended this place and would have loved to dine there. The first night we showed up a bit late and the Maitre de reception was rude enough to say we can't take you. She could have been polite.

The second night we showed up at 6.30 and 75 percent tables were empty and she said she can take 5 people only at 8.30.

That was it !!!!

Haven't seen a rude waitress ever. We feel sorry because I am sure she is not the owner and I am sure chefs are good. But with this kind of reception I can certainly say they are turning people away by the scores.

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Melbourne
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very underwhelming to say the least. We had heard great things and on this occasion, Bucci did not live up to our expectations. The open lasagne was such a shame - the flavours did not marry together well. Scallops were badly overcooked and chewy and dessert was undercooked....

Visited January 2013
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