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Il Buco
Il Buco

Il Buco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilbucoristorante.com
  • Email: dining@ilbucoristorante.com
  • Phone: (705) 735-9595
  • Hours of Operation:


    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm


    Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us to enquire about private dining options.
  • Private Party Contact: Sue (705) 735-9595

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bayfield
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Dunlop Street or around back in the municipal lot. Free after 5pm and on weekends. There is an entrance on either side.
A word from Il Buco
Il Buco is one of Barrie's best kept secrets. It is fine Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Come and enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner while taking in the beautiful view of Kempenfelt Bay.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great and the service was stellar. The signage could be better to enter from Dunlop street. It was busy and crowded when we got there but we had reservations and were seated immediately. Would have liked a better table with a reservation as we were in the pathway of the main dining area."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We reserved through open table for a quiet anniversary dinner,(unknown to our hostess, and waitress). We were seated at the best table overlooking the waterfront! Our server was very polite, well informed, offered suggestions (when asked). The wine, appetizers, and entrees were delicious and well portioned! Unfortunately we were too full from our great dinner to sample dessert. Our waitress was courteous and did not come to bother us, she allowed ample time to sit and enjoy our meal! I would highly recommend Il Bucco to any of my friends. Dining here was a delightful and very pleasant experience! We will be returning. Thank you"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I book here regularly for a group of us every couple of months and we all enjoy it immensely! I have also been there for a romantic dinner with my husband and for special occasions (parents anniversary). The food is amazing - love the filetto portobello and chicken parm! Service is great! We usually have Russ when we are in a large group and he is a fantastic host! Dessert is amazing!!!! I find prices to be fair to good compared to other restaurants (for 2 people dining we would spend more $ at the Keg but we also get lobster there, however I enjoy the food and atmosphere at Il Buco over the Keg). Atmosphere is relaxed and ambient. Will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I took my wife to Il Buco for her birthday as have dined there before and appreciated the place. This time the food seemed even better than it had before. I had a Beef Carpaccio appetizer that was divine and a Pollo Florentina (chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and spinach with a dijon sauce and assorted vegetables) that was delicious. My wife had an Antipasto to start and mushroom ravioli that was a special of the night. She thought they were both spectacular. We shared some excellent Chianti that was recommended by our genteel and elegant server, Giancarlo. Our dinner was capped off by delicious homemade Tiramisu and cappucino. Food and service was exceptional!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "For a Thursday evening we almost had the restaurant to ourselves. As usual the food and the service were fantastic. We brought another couple and spent an enjoyable evening catching up with our friends while the staff thoughtfully let us enjoy our peace and quiet without forgetting our service. Our friends were extremely impressed and plan on going back as well. Our evening was top notch all the way!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Il Buco always makes any occasion special. The food, ambience and especially the staff."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Il buco on a Friday Night in March. Food, Service and overall experience is great. Not over priced for the quality of the food. We had eaten there in the summer outside which was also very good. Grilled Calamari/shrimp appetizer will have you licking the plate. Pasta is fresh, authentic and flavourful. We will be regulars."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Drove past the place twice but glad we finally found it. Can't wait to try it in the summer with a very of the bay."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "All the food we ordered was house made and truly tasted that way! Definitely a favourite place."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "After my first visit to Il Buco, I was left wondering what took me so long to find this absolute gem among Barrie's fine dining establishments. The food, service and ambience was spectacular; which was a good thing since this was my choice for our party of four. We were all thoroughly impressed and will definitely go back for more."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent evening, first time at the restaurant and will absolutley be going back. Food was great, awesome wine list and very friendly people and atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I'll keep this review simple. I was pleasantly surprised walking into the restaurant, it was more overall than I had expected, with a fantastic view. The food was very good, I had the red snapper entree. I really enjoyed the small cherry tomatoes. The rest of my dinner compatriots had the gnocchi dish and fish of the day, I forget exactly what type of fish. Everyone was satisfied. We had to skip on the wine this time, I will be back in the summer to sit outdoors this time and only with my girlfriend. Not the greatest group atmosphere, I think commonly you would not bring a group of people here to dine anyways. Just my preference. Overall I was satisfied....The server was weird...everyone agreed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I needed to find a restaurant for a meeting as both parties met from out of town. Found you through the internet "places to eat in Barrie" Excellent setting, beautiful view and incredible menu. Professional service All were very satisfied with our meals. The Filet was a great recommendation and the wine list compliments any dish. I will be back and I would recommend this restaurant to all."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I took my wife to Il Buco for Valentines on the 15th. I made the reservation through OpenTable which I find a great way to make reservations. I specifically made a request for a table near the window to view the lake and did not get one even though there was a table available. We have been to this restaurant before and found this time the food was OK where in the past it was very good. There was a noticeable delay in getting our dessert and our bill. The tables where positioned to close together and felt we were on top of one another."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great value and wonderful food . Could be anywhere in Italy. A must try if you love Italian food"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I recently celebrated Valentines Day with Il Buco and our great expectations were met and surpassed with the terrific menu and service. Staff do everything possible to ensure a great dining experience for the patrons and the owner drops by the table to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the food and service and welcomes you back to Il Buco."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This place was very romantic with great customer service. Food was better the first time we went. Great wine list and great service. Would recommend for a date night!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and outstanding service. My spouse and I were delighted"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Valentines day and even on a busy night like that service was very good and the food was excellent. Highly reconmended!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Quite simply a stand-out restaurant. You won't be distracted by passersbys, even though the restaurant is in the heart of Barrie. You will,however, be treated to a great view overlooking the bay. The food exceptional... Apps to dessert were all delicious and expertly prepared. The service (Russell) was excellent, too. Just the right amount of conversation and a touch of humor."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The words "I love you" are easy to say. Dining at IlBuco is one way to show your significant other just how much! The ambiance, food, wine, and service are excellent! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Lots of twists to Italian classics but tiramisu was great"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "It was a great dinner, the food was different but it was incredible, the wine went amazing with all three courses of the meal and the staff was incredible. Well worth the price in my opinion."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "At il buco for barrielicious. Great food, great wine, great service. A wonderful night out with friends"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Il Buco is great, no surprises. Food and service are always great, ambience is great. What's not to like? Try it, you will put this restaurant on the top of your list."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I just wanted to say how much my Husband and I enjoyed our Barrielicious experience at Il Buco on Friday Jan 31. It was our first time dining here, but it will not be the last! Upon arriving we were given the option of either the dining room or somewhere more private. We opted for a table for 2 in the quieter area. Our server was awesome (sorry I have forgotten her name) and the food was fantastic! All in all it was a great experience, one that we hope to repeat soon. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "i went to this rest. for the first time during barrielicious. while i may try it again, i was not impressed by my food. the app of 'tomato and goat cheese' was small and not overly tasty. my main course of salmon was nice, but i found the veg of broccoli and carrots unimaginative and plain."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Il Buco hits all the marks. It has a great outlook over the lake, good ambiance, excellent service and food. We've dined there a number of times and it is always excellent. The staff is very personable and professional. The food is always delicious."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "An upscale restaurant. Enjoyed the ambiance of the space. A first time for our party of 4. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will go back and also tell our friends."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We love this restaurant, it's a great little gem in Barrie. The service was excellent with Patricio as our server. The ambience was lovely, the food was top quality."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We were in town for a ski-trip in Barrie and picked this restaurant for group of 9. The Barrie-licious menu was very good and reasonably priced. We loved the atmosphere and our server was a definite 10/10. Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We have dined at Il Buco four times in the last year and every visit was enjoyable. Delicious food, wonderful service and a superb view of the lake in beautiful Barrie!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Superb service and meal was well presented and very tasty"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful first time at Il Bucolic. The garlic appetizer was especially delicious. Our main entrees - veal and steak - were done to perfection. Veggies were not overdone .... Just right.... Lots of flavour. We would come back again"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I have never had a disappointing meal with Il Buco. I am glad we finally have a great Italian ristorante. This is my first choice for a night out."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We found Il Buco last year when we were planning to be in Barrie (we live 2 hours away) and were celebrating my son's 17th Birthday - It was a wonderful experience all the way around. The staff was friendly, courteous, helpful and engaged making our dining experience wonderful. The food was outstanding. I love good food and this did not disappoint! The menu was varied with a number of delicious offerings to choose from. The portion size was generous but not over sized. We all had an amazing evening. It was so memorable that when we asked my son how he wanted to celebrate his 18th Birthday - he enthusiastically asked if we could return! We did and everything was as good of better than we remembered it. We look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Fabulous Dinner. Very last minute and the ambiance was amazing - quiet. Beautiful view of the lake. Service was amazing after being told they weren't expecting so many people. They did a great job. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "If you are looking for ambience, good quality food at very reasonable prices, great service and friendly staff, Il Buco is the place to go in Barrie, Ontario. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The staff are very proffessional,couteous and friendly. Food was excellent, with a great choice available. All this was complimented by a great ambiance"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Food was very good. Dinner @ 6:30pm Saturday night and place was busy but yet the service was still good. Place was a little noisy but with that many diners there it would be expected, but not over powering were you couldn't hold a conversation at your table. Definitely go back again"
    Dined on 12/14/2013