Il Buco
Il Buco

Il Buco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilbucoristorante.com/
  • Phone: 7057359595
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

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


    Dinner:

    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 7057359595

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Il Buco reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (55)great for outdoor dining (46)special occasion (42)romantic (34)fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (27)good for groups (22)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (13)late-night find (10)hot spot (8)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • macquinton
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a place my wife and I return to often. The food is great, the owners and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and personable. While I can recommend almost anything on the menu (and do), I always appreciate a great cup of coffee and crème brulee as a finish and both are great here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local gem
    Lizlovesfood
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Il Buco provides a wonderful total dining experience. The waiter made us feel special from the moment we walked in the door until we left 3 hours later and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be returning & will highly recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply a great evening
    Moze
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    What a pleasant surprise. A little gem tucked away on Dunlop street. The food was very good, and the service was great - very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romatic Dinner
    gillergee
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    When I reservced via "Open Table" I asked for a quiet romantic table. The owner gave us two choices with one being a table for two away from the main seating area at the windows overlooking the bay. I was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointed...
    moso18
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We made reservations for a romantic dinner. Upon arrival our table was not ready. We had to stand & wait for over 10 mins. The atmosphere would have been perfect if there hadn't been a large, loud party in the dining room. When our table was finally ready, they seated us away from the main area in a spot overlooking the bay, but it was a very cool, rainy night & the a/c vent was right above us & blew cold air at us the whole time. We were freezing. On a positive note, our waiter Russell, was very efficient and friendly. He never left us for too long. Yet knowing that we were trying to have a romantic dinner, he left us alone at the right times. The food was average. Portions were small for the price. I expected it would have been tastier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    great service and food. good ambiance, very friendly service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food and service was excellent.....The ambience was wonderful and the view if dining in the outdoor area was beautiful.......and...a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Requested seat at window overlooking water..perfect spot. Food was great, portions were healthy. This was our second time here, will be back for sure
    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.
  • Absolutely Amazing!!!!
    DMaia
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    First time going, and it won't be the last. Perfect place for a romantic special occasion. Food was delicious, service was great, and an all round amazing evening. I would recommend this place to everyone because you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place
    Adixon
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had an amazing time and the food was outstanding. We were a group of 8 and everyone had positive things to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great service, good food, and fantastic view! Would go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    FamO4
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We shared the famous baked garlic app along with the mussels. All meals were excellent including my risotto of the day. The kids enjoyed their pasta and the tartufo desserts which were delicious yet not overly heavy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't pass on this one . . .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    With a warm welcoming and very professional service staff when add outstanding Italian food at a reasonable price . . . well you can't go wrong here ! Well worth the drive from anywhere !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • James
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Once again a lovely dinner for two by Chef George. The service was prompt and not rushed. The food was as expected, cooked to perfection, delicious and portioned to feed a healthy appetite.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place.
    Goodeats
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, great service, a bit on the pricey side. Dinner for 2 you are looking at around $70 with no alcoholic drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Angela
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I go quite often either in a group or for a romantic dinner for 2 and am never disappointed! Food is amazing! Staff are amazing! Great service! I recommend this restaurant all the time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT Fine Dining
    sanddc
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Disappointing. Calamari and shrimp putanesca was not available so ordered the famous roasted garlic appetizer, which was too large, visually unappealing, bread was soggy. Tomato bocconcini salad was bland. Tomatoes were woody. I had the Veal Contadina, and my husband the Veal Mare e Monti. These were essentially the same dish, same veggies, with minor variations with shrimp and cream in the Mare e Monti. Totally uninspired creations. Flavours were okay, but wore thin after a few bites. Portions were large, veal very tender, but boring food. There was a definite disconnect with our server. He seemed distracted and quite bored with the whole service; so were we. Outdoor evening setting was nice. We made the best of it, but won't go back again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ManoandJoanie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent Food and very good service (a little slow but it was nice not to feel rushed). Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Fair Service
    Molly
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The app's were great and arrived promptly. The mains, while good, were lukewarm and we waited for an hour......not worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Service
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service we had was pretty dreadful. Our appetizers came out in a timely manner and were great. HOwever after finishing our appetizers our main meal took about 35 minutes to come out. Our server just avoided us like a plague until he brought our dinners which he said sorry after WE ASKED what took so long he explained it usually only takes 8 minutes however they forgot your order. Then my friends pasta was suppose to be pesto rose sauce there was one scoop of pesto under one piece of ravioli. My meal was good and the other servers looked quite attentive to their tables however ours again was terrible, and then he didn't even offer to take anything off the bill for the long wait.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Undiscovered deliciousness
    Bubba
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Despite the small street front presence, the restaurant is surprisingly large, well-decorated, and most importantly, adept at serving up great flavours in correct proportions. Service is quite attentive, and quality is consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    madhappydining
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    nice to finally see an Italian restaurant in Barrie that the food is authentic. yet with a modern touch.and the wine actually compliments the food. Well done !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food
    GiMar
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Food was very good. Would be happy to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Iltalian Food
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Il Buco provides a wonderful summer experience on their outdoor patio, overlooking Lake Simcoe. The food and service are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Choffx2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I dined out on the patio on a last minute reservation and we're easily accommodated. Servers are very knowledgeable and pleasant. The food is exceptional. Highly recommend the roasted garlic appetzer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been to this restaurant four or five times this year and have never had a bad experience. It is without a doubt my favourite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good restaurant
    Torontonian
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Il Buco on Friday, August 1st. This was our first time experiencing fine dining in Barrie and it was nice surprise. We enjoyed a nice view of the lake during dinner, and both the service and food were wonderful. Our server was very helpful and friendly (made good food and wine recommendations), and the menu was reasonably priced for a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we loved it
    debandjohn
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been to Il Buco several times, the food and service is always outstanding, the only thing that put a damper on the night, my husband got quite ill after eating his dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DE-lish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food! Friendly service!! (and the cutest waiter I have ever seen!!)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Buco - the best in Barrie
    Reesie211
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I heard so many good things about Il Buco, I knew I had to try it. I went during the Barrilicious Festival, and was not disappointed! 5 stars across the board.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodjunkie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is always exquisite, delicious and presented well. The service is above and beyond. On one of our visits the chef catered to a special order for our large group without blinking an eye, they could not do enough for us
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barrieliscious surprise
    CarolC
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised that the food portions for Barrieliscious were very generous and the food, service and outdoor patio were great. I would definitely refer this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a great place to enjoy a day or evening. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth the visit
    Frenchman2007
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good service, very good food, great patio view, but the interior is just as nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunny days
    Harry
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Baked garlic is an extremely rich and tasty appetizer highly worthy of sharing. $14.95 3-part lunch menu is a worthy deal. Add in umbrella request if you want shade with your deck lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    James
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Once again we had a fantastic dinner from the Barrielicious menu. Special thanks to our server Jon Carlo and the chef George. The food and service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special time!
    deebest
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Been a favourite of ours for a number of years. Even hosted our son & daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner so is a sentimental spot for us. Friendly and professional and food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rhonduh
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was amazing! Will def be coming back again soon :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Couples Evening
    Stuffed2capacity
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We enjoyed the ambiance, the view and the food! The service was exceptional from greetings to goodbyes. Definitely a great meal from starters to dessert. Will return and recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    the menu was limited and you had to choose from Barrielicious menu, which was not really what we wanted, but the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Buco & Barrielicious
    almondcakelady
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My first dinner at Il Buco coincided with Barrielicious. It was a great meal. Portion sizes were more than adequate for a Barrielicious price. Owner very amiable. Was impressed. Will return for sure. Very good service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.