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“Could not be any better!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Buco

Il Buco
Ranked #1 of 186 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Simple, honest, real food made with love - Authentic italian artisan pizza, delicious house made salads, authentic Italian gelato + Superb organic coffee Here at Il Buco we work really hard to source only the best ingredients. It is our philosophy to try & stay as local and as seasonal as possible with our produce. We want to support our local farmers & businesses. So our ham is from Bangalow Sweet Pork, our salumi is from the boys at Salumi, our fresh fruit & vegetables are mostly sourced from local farmers including Coopers Shoot Tomatoes & where we need to use imported produce we try to support local distributors to cut down on our fuel emissions! So please enjoy your food knowing that we have made every effort to source the best & most yummy local ingredients that are in season!
Warragul, Australia
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206 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Could not be any better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Based on the Trip Advisor reviews we tried Il Buco tonight for dinner. It more than lived up to the great reputation it has established. Yes it is a tiny restaurant probably seating no more than 20. We were lucky enough to walk up & get a table for 4 straight away. We ordered an antipasto plate, bruschetta & 2 pizzas. Total cost was $80. Its a BYO with no corkage charge which is almost unheard of today but with a pub across the road & bottle shop around the corner will save you $$$ compared to a licenced restaurant! The service was prompt & very friendly. The food was absolutely to die for and there was plenty of it!This is absolutely authentic Italian food and is a definite must do if you are in Byron! You will not be disappointed!

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Warriewood NSW
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Accomodating staff and delicious pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

School holidays and a family of 9 to feed who wanted pizza - what to do? The staff at Il Buco went above and beyond to seat us - although there are no reservations if you walk in and talk to them, they will advise when to come back and in our case were perfectly true to their word... the table was waiting!
Pizzas are thin crust and the parma ham is sliced freshly on top which is authentically Italian in my experience, but unusual for Oz.
We had a big selection of pizzas - the buffalo mozzarella one was a favourite, the vegetarian was amazing as was the Salami Inferno.
Quaint, small, fun and filling - was our experience at Il Buco and we have recommended this to relatives who are Byron locals and hadn't tried it yet!

  • Visited July 2014
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
“Make sure you visit here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Such lovely service and excellent knowledge of the ingredients. Recommend the pizza pie. Best pizza in Byron Bay

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Worst pizza ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

I ordered takeaway pizza from here expecting the best after all the 'great' reviews on here only to be very disappointed in the quality of the pizza.

The ham tasted like it was from a month ago, and you can definately tell when ham is off. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

Visited June 2014
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Lucy C, Owner at Il Buco, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Dear customer,
We are so very sorry for your disappointment with your pizza. The Il Buco team pride ourselves on the quality and freshness of our ingredients used in all of our food. We source organically and locally wherever possible. Our ham is from Bangalow Sweet Pork and as with all of our cured meats is cut fresh to order to ensure it is the freshest possible for each pizza. We are at a loss as to what could have gone so wrong with your pizza and would like the opportunity to redeem ourselves with you. So please make yourself known to us next time you are in Byron so that we can give you a complimentary pizza as way of an apology for your experience with us.
Kind regards,
Lucy and Umberto
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Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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“Terrific taste of Italy in Byron”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a very popular, tiny restraunt. You will most likely need to be prepared to wait, it will be worth it! We waited 20 mins and the staff said they would call when a table was available. True to their word, they did. Very fine crust pizza with authentic toppings, and a couple of special's that were small pots of pasta on the night we were there. Little pots of tiramisu to follow 'magic' . The staff are delightful, despite how busy they were we were not rushed on.

  • Visited June 2014
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