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“warm and rustic”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Buco

Il Buco
Ranked #1,028 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bowery and Lafayette
Transit: Take the F V B or D Trains to the Broadway & Lafayette stop, or 6 Train to Bleecker.
Description: Mediterranean fine dining at Il Buco in New York is a true gourmet experience. A fusion of Italian and Spanish flavors blends to create seasonal delicacies and handmade artisanal pastas. With an award-winning wine list, critically acclaimed Il Buco serves up sublime tapas-style dishes and entrees in a homely dining room with country-style charm.
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“warm and rustic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

House made salumi, excellent olive oils and bread, tender pastas. The main room is lively but for a real treat, ask for a place in the wine cellar.

Visited July 2014
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NY/NJ
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422 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
“Excellent meal, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were here with a rather large group, seated in a small alcove/private area towards the back. The service was great and the food excellent. The wine selection is also very good. My only qualm was the way they pushed the first wine on the host. It was obviously out of our price range, and although ordered, I think he felt everyone could start with a little of that and we'd go on. But the waiter poured large servings so that only a few of the guests received some, meaning either we all don't get to taste it or he has to buy another. Luckily a few of us saved him by saying we could forego it. I would definitely come back, and I would highly recommend the place. Just watch the wine.

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Top raw materials”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you looking for a great place in Noho area this is it.... You can indulge in a wine list longer than your arm and a good range of signature courses.... the raw materials are excellent, spices and herbs taste like they were cut 10 mins ago... Menu a bit confusing however the waiters are happy to help.... One of those gems...

  • Visited July 2014
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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316 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Dinner with Walt & Nicola”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

What an evening!!! Almost didn't happen due to travel hiccups; but, perseverance pays off!!! Walt and Nicola suggested and so thankful they know their way around. Welcome to dutch inn and wonderful experience to be remembered. Once you arrive you're home and the staff is nothing but family. Great selections, wine and atmosphere! Truly and experience to remember!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Pbaglaw
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great food & service - bathroom... not so much!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Recent repeat visit for lunch. Food and service were great. Our waiter was helpful in selecting wine and starters. Kale salad and Fava Bean salad were spectacular. Swordfish entree was equally enjoyable. The big disappointment came in the restroom! Despite all of the herbs and candles, the smell of urine was sickeningly overpowering. Our dining party all detected and suspected the same problem - a large trough, filled with dried herbs, must have fallen victim to misuse! Time to redecorate the restroom so that the overall experience matches the fine food and service.

  • Visited June 2014
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