I have used the Open Table
I have used the Open Table twice with this restaurant and found it to be easy and useful. I received an email right away confiming my reservation as well as a reply from the restaurant confirming as well.
I requested a table by the window and was pleasantly surprised to see us seated where I expected.
Atmosphere excellent, views (although we have only been in the winter) will be even more fantastic in the summer months. Fantastic service, fantastic food and wine.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh, authentic Italian
I have never been to a restaurant so accommodating with the menu. They went above and beyond expectations. I love that everything is made from scratch, including the fresh pasta. They were so accommodating to just "whip something up" for me that was not on the menu. The food I could describe best as being Italian comfort food. The flavours are very authentic Italian. I only gave 4 stars because I like my food with unexpected flavours that I can't put my finger on but is just delicious. The flavours were more typical fresh authentic Italian. The restaurant is nicer on the inside than the website pictures show. We had great seats by the window and I can't wait to take advantage of the summer patio when it's open for the season.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yes! This is the place.
4th time at this restaurant and we have not been disappointed yet. Excellent wine selection, exceptional food and the servers have been outstanding. We had one small problem with one entrée and it was taken care of immediately and with nothing but apologies. We will be back many times over.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
on line reservations
if your going to use reservations on line, someone should check them. Last two times I made reservations on line and when we arrived, we got a table ok but no one had checked the on line reseration and did not know we were coming. Last two times we requested window seat on line in plenty of time, however no one read the on line reservations.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb Service and fresh pasta
Superb Service and fresh pasta melted in your mouth - light and tasty.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Before theatre dining
We were met by our extremely helpful and friendly waiter at the door. He was very knowledgeable about menu items. Food was delicious! View was lovely. We will definitely return and are looking forward to dining on the patio.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
mothers day experience
Il Buco has become our favourite dining spot for at least four years. We've also introduced the place to some friends who enjoy it as much as we do. It is always in the forefront when we plan a pleasant dining outing.
Sincerely, Aline and Claude Lamarre.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service makes the difference
My wife and I went out for our 21st wedding anniversary and were thrilled with the food, the atmosphere, but were blow away by our server (Jen) who really made the night special. No rushing us, taking the time to understand what we wanted and serving it to us in a professional manner. Really enjoyed our night out - highly recommended to anyone looking for great food and great service.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
We were in the area for our week long vacation and glad we found this restaurant.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who would of thought....
Not meant as a job towards Barrie, but I was really impressed to find a place that really strives to serve quality food leaning towards the higher end.
But in the end was very pleased the prices were very reasonable...I was blown away by this. I do know my food as I am a serious foodie (chefMarkus.ca)
The next day I ate in Yorkville, the food was much more expensive but the food was not superior at all so the Barrie wins!!!
If in Barrie, visit this place... eat there, we need to keep great restaurants in business.
I will most definitely be back.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and Welcoming
From the moment we walked into Il Buco, we felt welcome. The restaurant was spotless, the service impeccable and the food did not disappoint! We are planning a weekly dinner at Il Buco! What a find! Do yourself a favour and make a reservation, you will be happy you did. We have already recommended Il Buco to friends who went and thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place for a special night out
food was great - service very good and attentive!! grilled calamari was spot on. large birthday party in centre of restaurant gor rather loud so we cut short the evening. Parking in the area is really bad (but not reflective of the restaurant)
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great date night for my husband and I. Patio over looks the waterfront (was amazing to see everything going on with rib fest). Service was quick but did not feel rushed at all; waiter even would come back and refill wine glasses on a consistent basis.
Cant wait to go back!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was excellent! We had a reservation for Friday July 12 and had the pasta of the day. I have a peanut allergy and she went above and beyond to make sure it was addressed. We LOVED the ravioli in creamy pesto sauce and will def be coming back for another serving soon. Our table was secluded and quiet, she let us pick. And when she heard it was a birthday dinner she brought us out a candle on the cheesecake my date had ordered. The cheesecake was mouth watering!! We weren't as impressed with the bolognese sauce but it was still amazing food overall at a fair price. Thank you for starting our evening off so wonderfully. We will be recommending you to our friends/ family
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excelent food great prices would recomend to anyone and will be returning...
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Week nite at Il Buco
The food was very good and the service as well. Our server was very attentive. The week we were there we tried to be outside but it was to hot to be outside but I would recommend it if you can get a table as there is a good view of the lake. Even from inside though, you can see out with the large windows.
The fish of the day (Entree) was Pickerel. It was very well prepared and an excellent main fair to eat. The appetizers of Mussels and a beet salad one of each was very good and again, well prepared and presented.
We dined on a week day and so it was very quiet, which suited both of us. I will return to dine at Il Buco.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like authentic Italian
If you like authentic Italian food, well priced for what you're getting this is the place. As a bonus one of the best lakeview patios in Barrie.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service food and surroundings were outstanding. I am sure we'll be back again!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best and most inclusive
One of the best and most inclusive Barrielicious menus. My girlfriend and I had never even heard of this restaurant but saw it on the Barrielicious list and decided to give it a shot. We were very pleased with our meal and the restaurant overall. Has an extensive wine list but the house red is surprisingly excellent.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian's seal of approval
would recommend this place - had an friend who married into an Italian famliy and she thought their veal parmegiana was one of the best she's had and she's travelled and eaten plenty in Canada as well as Italy.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little taste of Italy
I always enjoy coming to Il Buco and have never been disappointed. It is a great place to come to get away for the evening and enjoy Italian inspired cuisine. Summer is always wonderful sitting out on the back patio enjoying the breeze as well as the view. The food is always delicous and never too little or too much. One of the few places that I can really say I come away satisfied.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Barrielicious at Il Buco
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely three course dinner at Il Buco Saturday night for Barrielicious. He had the butternut squash soup to start, and said it was the best he'd ever had. I had a tomato and goat cheese salad that was divine. For mains, he had chicken parmigiana which he loved, and I had gorgeous veal contadina with perfectly steamed veggies. Dessert was chocolate mousse for him, and tiramisu for me. Both were fabulous. We will be back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful evening overlooking the water and a sailing regatta. Good portions and attentive service.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with family and friends
I recently had dinner at Il Buco during Barrieliscious and found the restaurant and service to be very good. The food was exceptional and we did have a fantastic waitress. It was very busy and she kept up fine. The only reason I didnt give it an outstanding in service is that we had to wait for our food. However, I had to order a special meal and I'm not sure if this held up the order. It likely did in which case the service would rate an outstanding.
I have a Olive Oil allergy, only when ingested, and I had called ahead to see if they could make me a meal without Olive Oil. They accommodated my request without hesitation, even on a very busy night. Everyone enjoyed their food.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first time experience....food was delicious....waiter forgot bread....but we will return....
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed being out on the patio overlooking Kempenfelt Bay! We then moved inside and enjoyed top quality food! What more can you ask?
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I decided to come to your restaurant on a first date. Not something I would normally do, but I heard that your place was a great romantic place.
The staff were great and seated us in a secluded yet outdoor spot. Our server was fantastic as my date and I had an elongated conversation.
Food was fantastic and will definitely return
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Barrie's best restaurants (if not the best). Excellent food, above the board service and reasonably priced.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, service awesome (Thank you Russell).
I've been here once before and I will continue to come time and again!
Server knew when to come and see if we were ready to order. He knew the specials (which I know change)
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved this place. It was our first time here and our 38th wedding anniversary. We sat outside on patio and the view of the lake was beautiful. The salads were fresh and tasty. The Caesar salad was not too strong. The pork was excellent and tasted amazing. The ocean perch was just as good. Our server was very professional and excellent. He did not rush us and brought out our food in a timely manner. The wine choices were good and well priced. Overall and excellent choice for dinner.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time dining at Il Buco
First time dining at Il Buco and I would highly recommend it. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful in
explaining the menu. The ambience of the restaurant was very good and I will definitely be recommending it to our family and friends.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ryan was a great server. Really
Ryan was a great server. Really friendly and very helpful. Thank you!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Has become my fav dining spot for Italian. Perfect food, service and atmosphere. Reasonable prices.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did not disappoint
After making plans with friends to get together to catch up we thought we would try a different restaurant. The only negative thing to say would be that we have been missing out the last 5 years. We are so happy we finally tried this place,food was amazing and service was top notch. We will be returning and returning.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
Went with a friend for a special occasion and we loved it! The food was amazing as so was the view!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant hidden in Barrie
We found this restaurant via an OpenTable suggestion,and boy were we happy that we went out for a visit. Lovely view of Lake Simcoe, staff were pleasant and attentive, food was very delicious and reasonably priced. Great wine list, and just a wonderful gem in Barrie. Worth the visit and we will be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The garlic appy was amazing, service was good and the food is always great... I would recommend this resturant to anyone..
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our dinner experience was a very pleasant,calming,and a relaxing occasion. The ambience is very nice.
Would certainly return.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was spot on - funny, kind, and absolutely knew the menu! I would recommend Il Buco to anyone wanting great food, fantastic service and a wonderful view!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't let the entrance throw you off, once inside, the ambiance and decor was warm and inviting! Service was top notch-pleasant and attentive. Food was amazing! We had the scallops as a starter, and the pesto ravioli chicken as our main. The mango gelato is a must try. We will return for your reasonable prices, great food, excellent service, and perfect ambience.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was AMAZING! I'll be going back ASAP. The atmosphere was relaxing and intimate, even with a larger group there the same time as us.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM