A+++Wonderful restaurant with beautiful atmosphere. Really good food!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad I went!Have been wanting to try this place, and am moving uptown so finally made a reservation. It was great! The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious, and our wine was great too. I would definitelty recommend, and I imagine when I've been away from the village for a while, I will make a point to return!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall outstanding!The food was excellent and the decor is comfortable and cozy. For a couple that rarely vists NYC I would have dinner at Il Buco everytime we come back. There is no excuse to eat at some chain restaurant when this place exists. Some restaurants have food that tastes good, Il Buco had food that was enjoyable, fresh, and absolutely delightful.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a special restaurantThis is a special restaurant with good food and ambiance. The service was outstanding, in fact I mentioned that I had heartburn. The bartender brought me a special tonic that did The trick. I had the quail which was tasty and prawns. The waitress mentioned it came with shells but they were hard to get out of shell, but when I did they were very tasty. My wife had the chicken that was very tender, tasty and delightfully crispy.she also had a glass of a Portuguese wine that she said was dry and delicious.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThey went out of their wayThey went out of their way to make our anniversary special! We had a great time and great food.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectOne of the greatest restaurants in all of NYC. And our server Luba is the sweetest person we have ever met!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is only one thing toThere is only one thing to say about this restaurant. Fantastic!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Buco recommended highly.We sampled a number of the small plates and each was a delight. Kale salad and grilled octopus stood out, as well as the polenta. Wines Re pricey, wait staff informal but fun...cozy decor.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting, outstanding food.Interesting, outstanding food. Noisy, but one can still hear the person across the table.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again an excellent dinner/evenOnce again an excellent dinner/evening/experience at Il Buco! Everything was perfect!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. TheThe food was excellent. The sweetbreads so tender-not at all overdone, the sole was so delicate and just cooked to perfection...the vegetable accompaniment blended in beautifully with the sole and didn't overwhelm it in any way. The Calamari was likewise tender and just enough of the ink to flavour the sauce. The balsamic vinegar with the pannacotta was terrific...a lively touch to the old favourite.
The Petit Arvine was a discovery for us and we both loved the delicate flavour and fragrant nose. ...Cold country whites win hands down down for me! Just hope we can find it when we return to Australia!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWalking into the restaurantWalking into the restaurant is like walking into Tuscany. The ambiance and decor was warm and inviting, with rustic decorations. Food was great, especially the kale salad. I'd love to try more of their appetizers next time. My date had the rabbit and really enjoyed it. I had the papparadelle, which was flavorful and fresh, but nothing too out of the ordinary. The service was great. This is a very romantic spot for a date!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWipe the plate cleanIt has been years since I had last eaten at Il Buca. While excited to return I had some concern that all the love (and talent) may have gone to the new Il Buco Alamentari. However that could not have been further from the truth. We were blown away with the outstanding food and service. I love eating wonderful big flavor food in a bit more casual environment. Not a typical "Italian" restaurant nor do they present themselves as such but with menu items like duck egg with truffles, Sweet breads cooked in lardo, Spag with uni. So not pretentious, relaxed, and food you can wipe the plate clean and smile while you do it. Will be back ASAP3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat meal, even at an off-hour.great meal, even at an off-hour. A friend told me to 'run not walk' to the restaurant and was absolutely right. HAVE to fill in a noise rating; it was quiet when I was there, but suspect that's not the norm. The three-stars for ambiance reflect the fact that it is casual and puts the emphasis on food not decor (although the obviously broken chair next to me was a little distressing)3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's decadent and delicious,experieIt's decadent and delicious,experience.
I came here to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and it was fantastic.
the service was helpful and accomodating.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousDelicious. Everything (before dessert) was beyond my expectations, definitely recommend trying. We had a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and everything was super!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM