Il Buco Ristorante
Il Buco Ristorante

Il Buco Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bucorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3106571345x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giacomino Drago
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: A private room that can accommodate up to 16 guests seated.
  • Private Party Contact: Ever 3106571345x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilshire Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and street parking for dinner.
    Street parking for lunch.
A word from Il Buco Ristorante
The A1 Autostrada was the first Italian motorway that connected Milan with Naples via Bologna, Florence and Rome and notably reflects Danilo Terribili's concept of serving classic Italian dishes from all regions. A1 Cucina Italiana introduces urban Los Angeles to the full range of flavors found all over Italy. The cuisine is simple and rustic with a few unusual, although authentically Italian ingredients to add a contemporary and somewhat unexpected spin.



Chef Fredy Escobar is committed to use the freshest and the most authentic ingredients resulting in lively, flavorful food. The pizzas are roman style. Thin crust with ingredients like Swiss chard, Calabrian hot peppers, mozzarella di bufala, guanciale, artichokes, prosciutto and home made Italian sausage.


Equally a neighborhood and destination eatery, A1 intends to be both.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Il Buco Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (23)special occasion (14)great for lunch (12)good for groups (11)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (10)romantic (9)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Never Fails to Impress
    BDPFoodGuy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Good solid neighborhood Italian Restaurant with a wide-variety of menu choices. The Italian Food is as authentic as it gets. Had fried calamari to start - outstanding - and chicken milanese as an entree. My guest had the pasta bolognese. Both were tasty. Also the wine list has lots of choices and the restaurant provides good value - and I receive periodic e-mails from them offing special dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It's always nice to come "home" to an old favorite, and know that it just got better. I will return many more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first timer
    RoastbeefVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went because the reviews on Opentable were so strong - more than 4-star is rare. Service was slow at first - our cocktails took an age. 4 of us shared 3 appetizers. The calamari fritti was excellent, the margharita pizza flabby, the buratta also not as solid as it should be. Pasta main courses all tasty. Best thing was the wine - Chianti Classico was a treat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Real Thing
    gastronomeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Upscale ambiance, moderate prices, well-prepared food, and with many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mich57
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great restaurant! Will definitely going back!!! I love the allegre salad!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite real italian restaurant
    susanbre
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Il Buco is a favorite of ours. Authentic italian cuisine, wonderful service....it makes us feel we are back in Italy. We are never rushed and always feel at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good quality, no nonsense Italian.
    Dinnersaurus
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Along the lines of other Drago Family Italian restaurants in Beverly Hills, Il Buco es perhaps the best of them and the least hyped. Maybe being father away from the rodeo drive area makes it easier to concentrate on what's important. This is a good quality Italian place where everything is just right and there're no superfluous or silly elements to distort what really matter in a restaurant. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish!
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Panzanella Salad was perfect /Milanese was perfect and the Bolagnaise was delish.. Service was great and the ambiance was delightful .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    Annie17
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Since opening, Il Buco has been a frequent go to place for us. The food is always delicious, the sevice is great and you can actually have a conversation and hear each other. The fettuccine tartuffate is amazing as is the pasta with eggplant, to name a few. On Fridaya bottles of wine are half off and they stock some wonderful Italian wines like vermentinos and vernaccias.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply delightful
    Angie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I've come to Il Buco on more than one occasion and every time it's simply delightful. I try something different each time and I'm never disappointed. The food is delicious, the ambience lovely and the service great (without being intrusive). Its perfect for a romantic dinner or just a relaxing place to catch up with a friend for lunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Pastas are very good; a bit pricier than we expected (2 pastas, 1 salad and 2 glasses of wine $80).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed!
    aikeaguinea
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    What a treat! Great food--seafood soup is scrumptious; pizza is perfect thin crust; and mozzarella salad is yummers. Me like very much. I wish they had their squid ink pasta available--the only, minor disappointment. Just a reason to stalk their menu and return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 136 reviews are from the Il Buco Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had dinner with my family on Mother's Day table was ready when we arrived. The wait staff were attentive and courteous Everyone was very happy with their food The risotto special was delicious
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient local restaurant
    VWbhVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Pizza was great, everyone enjoyed entres. Nothing stands out as amazing, but very good for a bite before theater or local venues.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food.
    DivabebeVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is a really excellent place for solid italian food. Not pretentious and when you leave you feel you should be on Via del Corso in Rome and not Robertson Blvd. Great burrata with prosciutto ...not salty. Sliced artichoke salad is another favorite. Pastas are also wonderful. Noise level not bad. Price is right where it should be! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peaceful and satisfying
    pastaloverVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    menu items aren't cutting edge, but they don't try to be. but food is well prepared and satisfying. whenever i want pasta, i consider this for a fix. friday nights they offer wine at 50% off. staff is attentive. you can hear your dining companions without shouting, more and more of a rarity in the LA restaurant scene these days.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eugena
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food is excellent & reasonably priced. The veal chop is superb.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    mwstaudtVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Have been to Il Bucco four times over the last three months. I found it on OTand it is near the hotel I frequent in Beverley Hills. Prior experiences were great. The food was terrific and the wine list has amazing offers. Service the first time was good, service the next two times was fabulous. Service this time was mediocre at best. Our waitress was just out of it and seemed not to care. Bread was late, super tuscan came to the table 30 minutes after ordering it. No ice bucket was brought or offered for the prosecco and pinot grigio. Just unattentive. This was disappointing after the prior visits. Still a favorite and I will go back myself and with large parties but I will ask for seating in the side room where I have had great service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaurelCanyonGirlVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Il Buco Ristorante is always reliable, welcoming and charming. Best, however, is the quality and consistency of the food and the occasional, unusual special. The menu is diverse, offering a few items that are uncommon on Italian menus in LA, and the Friday night wine special (half off full bottles) is a great deal. So, when we want an excellent dinner in a comfortable space, we return here.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable Flavorful Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Large menu with many choices without too many trendy ingredients. Reasonably priced. Good portions. Very welcoming staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give this gem a try
    mwstaudtVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Found Il Bucco on OT while looking for a restaurant close to my hotel to schefule a family dinner. Hsve been back several times. This visit was terrific. The food, wine and service was outstanding. I recommend visiting - the specials have always been fabulous and the wine list has some great offerings.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Caitlin123
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I went here for my birthday dinner and tr food and wine were magnificent. Authentic. Great service too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second visit,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our second visit, and it was great. Everyone is very attentive, friendly, and glad you were at their restaurant. We loved the food, and felt we were appreciated as customers. We will go back, and tell our friends. Ro & Michael Cobin
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    Toni
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I have to hand it to Il Buco for consistent delicious food. We go to Il Buco often and bring guests from out of town. Every time we visit the food is exceptional and the service is amazing. Waiters are very attentive, and the food...wow. I had the best clams and linquini that I've ever had and I'm Italian and very picky. The panzanella salad is wonderful. My husband had the tagliatelli and it was just wonderful. Desserts are to die for like the panacotta and flourless chocolate cake. Always a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelming
    Dick
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was seated at the most awkward table, feeling totally exposed and on display in the middle of the restaurant for a 9P reservation. Were you expecting more diners after 9P that I could not get a table with some privacy on Valentine's? I've never been here and tried to give them the benefit of the doubt but the service and food was not quite up to my expectations. I'm not italian but I've had more inspiring risottos before. I couldn't help myself from thinking throughout my dinner that I was never coming back again. I must say that they certainly tried to do their best and were warm and friendly.
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  • Horrible. Slow Service. Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Horrible. Slow Service. Bad quality food. I felt that the food they made was microwaved. Everything I ordered came out overcooked or soggy. It took around 10 minutes to give us water. When asked for the check, they gave us another tables check and didn't even apologize. From my own experience, I personally would not go here anymore but it might have just me.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our second time at
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This was our second time at Il Buco and I'm sure we will return even though we do not live in the area. Warm personal service and food well-prepared all in a relaxing little dining room makes for a perfect combination.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    foodie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Older crowd but unbelievable food. Will definitely be going back here.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More amazing than I imagined
    dmbblnd
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Right as my friend and I walked in the door and said we had a reservation, the person seating us knew who we were and saw us to our table. He was so helpful in explaining what was popular on the prix fixe, and was very convincing in trying something new. The staff was so attentive, also because it wasn't extremely busy at the time, but our water was always refilled as soon as it neared empty, and as soon as we were done with one course, someone would be there to remove the empty dishes and provide us with new silverware. The food was just, beyond exceptional. But the best part was the tiramisu. Never have I had such a light and airy tiramisu until I came here. I would highly, HIGHLY recommend this little gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice wine list
    mwstaudtVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    On Fridays Il Bucco has 50% their wines. Nice way to try out some fabulous offerings and the food was also terrific.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    The fish entrée from the DineLa menu was delicious. Try it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains one of my favorites!
    BHReviewer2VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Il Buco is our most favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food never disappoints always consistently good. Although the restaurant has an "adult ambience" when we go for an early dinner we take our grandchildren and the staff are always very friendly & accommodating to the children. Highly recommend the mushroom risotto & the carciofi salad. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken piccatta
    Susan
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Their chicken piccata is consistently good and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect neighborhood restaurant
    NeighborhoodDiner
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Il Buco has gone through several name changes, but they are back to their origins. The food is reliably delicious. The menu is typical Italian, but there are always specials and they'll make something (do-able) for your particular taste as well. The service is stupendous and the noise level lets you have a conversation. We always bring out of town guests there and no one leaves disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent.
    BH90211VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant for business meetings and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice, small neighborhood Italian
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Nice, small neighborhood Italian restaurant. The portions were substantial, not humongous. The food was very good, but needed a little more seasoning. The prices are moderate. The noise level was comfortable, except for one little girl who had not found her "inside voice" yet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience.
    Sexy
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We went there on 15th for my wife's birthday. The food and service were very good the waiters were very polite and knowledgeable and I will definitely recommend the place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • if you want pasta...
    pastaloverVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    il buco seems to understand that a restaurant is a service business. it seems that everyone here from hostess to the waiters to the busboys is focused on enhancing your dining experience. unlike the current trend of "no substitutions," il buco is willing to adjust their menu to give you what you like. regardless, the food is well prepared and very tasty. bread is fresh and perfect for dipping, and (again unlike the current trend in LA) and they don't charge you extra for it. reasonably priced and interesting wines on their wine list, and a very reasonable $15 corkage should you decide to bring your own. have dined here several times before and hope to return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was great! Food was
    Indollge
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Service was great! Food was good, but service was better
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school Italian
    LAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Nice old school vibe. Nothing special but all reasonably well done. Half price wine on Friday is a bargain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.