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“Wonderful dinner!”
Review of Bucci Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

Bucci Italian Restaurant
Price range: $8 - $30
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Italian being our favourite cuisine, we had high expectations on this place!
We started with two well made cocktails and were then showed to our table. The menu had everything we could wish for. We chose arrancini balls and a caprese salad. Lots of other entrées/share dishes are available if you'd feel like light dining or tapas style. For mains we shared a duck fettuccini and the saltimbocca with a side of truffled polenta - delicious!!
The selection of Italian wines could've been larger but we found a Barbera d'Alba that worked well.
The service was good, however, the runner made things a bit confusing by interfering with the waitstaffs' duties.
I can really recommend this place and wouldn't mind going back again!

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Thank lilasyra
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Went with friends after hearing great things but the service let it down.took forever to get a drink.food was ok but nothing special.

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Thank johny3d
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We ate at Buccini twice on our trip to PD (the only place we went to twice). We loved both experiences. The food is excellent as is the service. We were with our 1 year old daughter and found them to be very accommodating to her (parked pram out of way, provided highchair, kids menu and pencils); however, the relaxed courtyard atmosphere also makes it feel like quality restaurant. We were there early to accomodate our daughters dinner and bedtime so were in and out before the rush but there were half a dozen tables occupied both times and we found no problem with the service- our waiter was very friendly & informative and all meals and drinks were served quickly, but we didn't feel rushed either.

Over the two different nights we ordered the Waygu beef Lasagne, Spanner Crab Linginue, Veal Saltimbocca, Bruschetta, Caprese Salad, Scallops (starter) and Prawns (starter) and every meal was outstanding. Particularly the lasagne. The wine list was varied with some great Italian & Australian wines and we loved the 4 different glasses of wine we had.

Overall a superb experience, I highly recommend it.

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Thank MzPink
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stumbled into this restaurant by chance during our trip to Port Douglas in June this year. As it was by chance we didn't really have any expectations. The restaurant looked busy, with a good ambience and was reasonably priced so we thought we'd give it a try.

This was one of the best meals out we have had in a long time. The food was delicious. My fiancé ordered the lasagne which is generally pretty standard wherever you go. However, the lasagne served here is no ordinary dish. Made with wagyu shin beef and truffled mascarpone, this truly is a sensational dish! My boyfriend is still raving about it. I ordered the duck pappardelle which was equally as nice.

The service was attentive, but relaxed and the waiters seemed to genuinely want you to have a great experience and made great recommendations.

The price was very reasonable. $100 for two alcoholic drinks, shared starter, two mains and shared dessert.

An excellent choice. If it hadn't been our last night we would have gone again!

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Thank Jen_c_w_2013
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had a fabulous meal our first night in Port Douglas at Bucini. I ordered the lasagne, which was amazing. My husband had the a tuna risotto that was a special, and loved it. Our daughter had the barramundi served with a fennel salad. For dessert, we had the lemoncello sorbet...lovely and refreshing. Our daughter had a chocolate fondant that was rich and amazing. We would definitely dine there again. The staff were friendly, the food was great and the location can't be beat.

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Thank Catherine L
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