Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilbucovineria.com/
  • Phone: 2128372622x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Summer Hours:
    Breakfast: Mon - Fri 7:00am - Noon
    Sat & Sun 9:00am - Noon
    Lunch: Mon - Fri 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Sat & Sunday 11am - 3pm
    Alimentari Menu: Mon-Fri 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    Alimentari Menu: Sat & Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Mon - Thu 5:30pm - 11:30pm
    Fri & Sat 5:30pm - 12:30pm
    Sun 5:30pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joel Hough
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: il Buco Alimentari & Vineria boasts a charming event space where you can host your breakfast, lunch or dinner event. The Loft can accommodate approximately 60 seated guests or up to 100 guests for a standing reception. For smaller events, we are pleased to offer our communal farm table that seats eighteen. Non-private, loft room seating is ideal for large party celebrations or group business.

    For information please contact our Events Manager, Allyson Emhoff, allyson@ilbuco.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette & Bowery
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place
    F,B,D,M to Broadway/Lafayette
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lots located on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette, and at 25 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery.
A word from Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is a market, salumeria, bakery and restaurant dedicated to quality products.
This "simple convivial spot that tastes just like Italy" feels like a "village inside-a-restaurant". While the Alimentari sells housemade salumi, freshly baked bread and an ample assortment of imported and domestic items, the open kitchen looks out onto a rustic dining room with communal tables and long marble wine bar. A seasonal menu by Chef Justin Smilie features salumi/cheese boards, small sharing plates, fresh pastas and roasted meats and fish from a rotisserie and wood burning oven. The upstairs private dining loft, adjacent to the roof garden and overlooking the main restaurant and market, is available for parties up to 50 people for cocktails and/or a seated dinner. Whole fish under sea salt and roasted short ribs or porchetta are house staples often served family style as are housemade gelato tastings.
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Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (177)neighborhood gem (120)hot spot (99)good for groups (92)notable wine list (68)special occasion (55)great for lunch (41)romantic (31)vibrant bar scene (26)great for outdoor dining (24)great for brunch (22)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Fit for foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I give my experience 4 out of 5 stars. The food was delicious--no guest should ever leave without trying the short ribs. We shared one pasta--Bucatini--it was heavenly. Both dishes had a rich melt in your mouth flavor. We were sat 30 min after arriving (even though we had a reservation.) This was quickly smoothed over by glasses of Prosecco and we appreciated that the hosts acknowledged our late seating. However, our server was very absent (she seemed busy and overwhelmed.) She was not helpful with recommendations and/or describing the menu, she was not warm/friendly, and left us feeling like we disappointed her in our choices and lack of ordering dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.........
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When you step in to this place off of Great Jones Street its like stepping in to an Italian eatery in Rome. The food is outstanding, the menu authentic and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. The kitchen can be seen by patrons and presents itself nicely. Table seating for two is limited mostly to the bar which is cozy and well staffed. For larger parties there are ample 6-8 top tables. Everything about this place was outstanding....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a joyous place
    FoodwomanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everyone happy, eating awesome food, sharing. A good time is always had by all, especially if they ordered short ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was fantastic. The Pollo alla Griglia was possibly the most flavorful chicken I've ever eaten in my life. The gnocchi was good as well. Then desserts - we had 3 of them. Hands down the panna cotta drizzled with a 10 year balsamic was the best. However, we did manage to eat all 3 no problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never fails to impress...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was my fourth visit to Il Buco, and it has been just outstanding each and every time. We were sat at the bar only diners, no drinkers standing around), and at first wished we had a table instead, the bar was an extremely comfortable place to sit, and the service (Lindsey) was terrific. The food is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable
    coreyman97VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It was the perfect spot for a quick early dinner. Everything we ordered was very good - Ricotta, Artichokes, Cacio y Pepe and another pasta. We shared everything and were happy. Be advised that the plates are small and not cheap for the amount of food you get. However, the quality was worth it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special dinner
    RatherbnNY
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My dinner with out of town friends was excellent as always. The server was particularly charming and knowledgable. Laurie, the hostess is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Delish
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Loved this place. Had a quick breaky here. Great interiors and cool vibe. Rustic but trendy. Would love to back and check it our for lunch. Think it would be great. Enjoyed our breakfast. Definately worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Italian
    DingdangVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love this place...noisy , busy, and very Italian except no one is speaking Italian, otherwise you would think you were in Italy. Eclectic seating , great bread and olive oil. Yummy antipastos, porchetta to die for and good Branzino too....not to mention the crispy artichokes, grilled razor clams and other tempting appetizers. Espresso,is excellent...and should be....we will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip, Vibrant and Charming
    JavatraderVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We came for Saturday brunch and the charm hits you as soon as you walk in. Nice wooden, cozy yet open interior. Bars to sit and eat at as well as tables. Great antipasti and charcuterie selections. Do not miss the ricotta or the prosciutto, both of which were fresh and out of this world. Pasta were cooked al dente and were perfect. Bread at the table was phenomenal. We had an olive oil tasting as well which was fun and delicious. Server was distracted and didn't seem like he wanted to be there but others walking around restaurant were attentive. Wine list was pretty good, fairly priced and Italian-centric. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, festive, delicious.
    BabychinVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    A few things to note about this restaurant: 1) the food is excellent. 2)the wait staff is kind, helpful, enthusiastic about their food 3) the restaurant is LOUD -- if you're looking for fun and delicious, this is the place. If you're looking for quiet intimacy -- you should probably look elsewhere. I've been here before and I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Fergus
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food here is consistently delicious. The communal seating at some tables leaves you too far from your dinner companions but that's the only negative. Otherwise, delicious delicious delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening.
    MartinigirlVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were seated upstairs and it was the perfect place for our party as we wanted a room quiet enough to hold conversation. Food was interesting and fit our pescatarian crowd as there were many vegetarian and fish options. We shared all dishes. I felt the portions were a bit small. The beet dish was probably one small beet chopped up to look like more. The wine list was nice but I felt pricey for such a casual atmosphere. We did a bottle at $60 and one at $90. Overall I liked it but felt it was overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty rustic Italian, lively enviro
    keeks
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Il Buco Alimentari is the more casual offshoot of Il Buco. It is very familiar (note that there are community tables) and serves rustic, tasty, delicious, well-prepared foods, no skimping on the oil. I had the cacio i pepe, and it was done very well, with lot of terrific aged parmesan, and very corsely ground pepper, pasta very al dente. Very authentic. A lively atmosphere, bordering on very loud. The service which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and Relaxing
    Jerseygirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Enjoyed having a birthday celebration there greatly. Acknowledged when we were being seated by the hostess. She also remembered when I passes her by on leaving!!! Makes you feel extra special as so many other people had come in during that time. Great service - Our waiter Eric explained things well guiding us on how much to order and extra special dishes. Others there to fill water and clear off plates and silverware with each course made it feel special just as it was needed. Food excellent. Some of the portions were smaller than expected for the price but favors wonderful. Exceptional was the ricotta appetizer, the pasta's and the short ribs. The attention to detail is a tribute to the pride of ownership. Keep it up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    foodie56VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I had heard great things and I have been to il Buco but from the moment I walked in I was disappointed. The hostess was not very welcoming, the server took forever to take our orders once she served us water. The menu was limiting and nothing we ate was especially good. We had the crispy artichokes to start, the riso neri (risotto with black squid ink and calamari) and the cacio e pepe. Not many pasta offerings. They also charge you $1 pp for bread. I wouldn't go back or recommend it to anyone. It's a shame, it's a cute space and great location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Felt like we were in Europe!
    JimmyE
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Amazing food and great service! Attention to details was much appreciated. We spent 4 nights in New York and ate at two Michelin star restaurants but this one was the Best overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Betsey
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Best shortribs ever , wonderful salad, great fried artichokes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It was the best treatment we received during our 9 days staying. The Porcheta dish was such incredible with many tastes and flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    One fo the best restaurants in NYC! We do a "supper club" as a group of friends going to a new restaurant every week and we could go back here every week and be unbelievably happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was poor. The food was mediocre. I would not recommend this place
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ithaca Traveler
    IthacaTraveler
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent classic Italian food, especially the house cured meat appetizer. Fresh and tasty pasta. Excellently prepared and seasoned fish. Friendly, helpful, low-key service. Clean, bright decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfectly lovely
    vonsloneker
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    All our fussy requests beautifully fulfilled: favorite table, off menu items, tricky wine service, fruit with our cheese course, etc., etc. Super professional, in the dining room, at the door, and obviously... in the kitchen. Invest in making yourself a regular, it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LisaVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Have been there twice, food is great. Plan to wait min 30 mins + past your reservation time. Worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I think it was a bad night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This restaurant came very highly recommended so on our last night in NYC booked for a special 'guest chef' dinner. We were seated 1 hour after our reservation time and then got food 1 hour after that. The systems seem to have fallen apart on what was probably an experimental night. The staff were terrific and communicative and were dealing with a lot of unhappy guests. I'd give it a try again on a regular menu night, next time we visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple but essential
    Masamasa
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is my third visit to this restaurants. Pastas are always great, maybe, best in NY. Dishes are so simple but quite essential. No gimmick. I really like their way. I'll visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, service inconsistent
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Have been here a few times--consistently delicious and beautiful food, but slightly inconsistent service. Had a 9:30pm reservation and was asked to wait at the bar for 25 minutes, which was fine, but there was no acknowledgement that we were seated almost half an hour after our reservation. That being said--I will go back (the food and location are tops), but next time, I will try to make a slightly earlier reservation so that I'm not frustrated by the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still the best!
    RuthVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is one of my all time favorite New York restaurants. Every course is a gastronomic orgasm! The crispy artichokes and the mushrooms are always a standout. Impeccable service and a fun crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • You have to have the ribs..!
    Fowlski
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Second time through and they are just as awesome as I remember them being..!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • new chef
    NadineVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Th new chef brings a fabulous new kick to the menu. love the some of the spanish ingredients. delicious. can't wait to try more things
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like you're in Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This has been my favorite Italian place in NYC. The pastas are outstanding, especially the gnocchi and the cacio e pepe, the salads and vegetables are fresh and well seasoned, and the ambiance is casual, fun, and chic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid choice
    ManthoVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had reservations for 9pm. We arrived a little early and were seated about 10 minutes after our reservation time. Staff is very attentive and professional. Vibrant atmosphere. Food was tasty and prepared well. We ordered crispy artichokes, meat tray, and gnocchi. I'm not a big fan of gnocchi, however this was really flavorful and more like pasta. Dessert was great- had the hazelnut gelato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect last meal in NYC
    HungryLondoner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Was recommended to go here and have the short rib (sharing for 2) by someone that lived in New York for 20 years. It was one of the best things I have eaten! The place has a deli counter in the front, a small bar and a restaurant area at the back. It certainly isn't a tourist trap. It's felt like we were in a proper trendy New York place that only locals know about. Loved it. Salted roasted beets starter was excellent as was the ricotta. The charred spigarello was very tasty and held up to the awesomely bold flavours of the short rib. The only reason for not giving 5 stars for food was the slightly bland polenta side. It didn't fill me with joy in the way everything else did. I will go next time I'm in New York and so should you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    AMHess
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We've come to Il Buco for wine, for gelato, and finally for dinner. It does not disappoint. The ambiance is warm and inviting, the wine list is great, and the food is terrific. The branzino, pacchere and tartare were all a hit! Service is great as well (they didn't bat an eye when someone ordered a latte after dinner!). I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to miss.
    jnntt
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I make a point to eat here when I'm in town. Such a great spot and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Izzy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I expected noise, but not a constant roar. The food was better than average, but underwhelming. The dishes were pricey, the selection limited, and seeing a fish come out without a thing on the plate was offensive. The staff was not efficient. We asked that they filet the fish but it took a long time to come back. When I made the reservation, I noted that I was bringing a friend who was celebrating his birthday and asked that a candle be put in the dessert of his choice. When I called to confirm, I mentioned it again and was told that they made a note of it. No candle. In short, at this price level, the uncomfortable seating, noise level, limited menu and inability to provide prompt service adds up to NO, I will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always
    yummoVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Come back here every time we are back in town for a visit, never disappoints. Sea bass is unbelievable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    NycTourist
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went on the recommendation of a friend with our two young daughters. The wait staff was exceptional by providing recommendations that would be kid-friendly. They were also very prompt on serving the food, refilling our waters, and clearing the table. We were thoroughly impressed with the food. The crispy artichokes are a must and though I don't ever have gnocchi, il buco's roasted version is now my favorite! We will definitely go back when back in Nyc and would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great (Jones) as always.
    DanielKarenVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We are Brooklyn-centric. Usually stay in Brooklyn for all our dining, but this is one place we look forward to skipping over the bridge to enjoy. Ate outside this time and it was so pleasant and relaxed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot and great
    JDub
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Place has great buzz -- often this is associated with lousy food. NOT at Il B Alimentary e Vineria. Everything we had from the AMAZING char-grilled octopus in spicy oil with faro beans and greens to the unbelievable gnocchi with artichokes and slightly oven melted reggiano to the incredible made on site bread and Piemonte wines were truly of top quality. The staff was beyond nice as well as really responsive and efficient. The sommelier actually knew about the Piemontese wines and did not try to "up the ante," rather described the wines I was interested in trying and recommended a great one. Good people watching as well. Paparazzi-level actress on second floor our night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic