Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilbucovineria.com/
  • Phone: 2128372622x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Mon - Fri 7:00am - Noon
    Sat & Sun 9:00am - Noon
    Lunch: Mon - Fri 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Sat & Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Alimentari Menu: Mon-Fri 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    Alimentari Menu: Sat & Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Mon - Thu 5:30pm - 11:30pm
    Fri & Sat 5:30pm - 12:30am
    Sun 5:30pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joel Hough
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: il Buco Alimentari & Vineria boasts a charming event space where you can host your breakfast, lunch or dinner event. The Loft can accommodate approximately 60 seated guests or up to 100 guests for a standing reception. For smaller events, we are pleased to offer our communal farm table that seats eighteen. Non-private, loft room seating is ideal for large party celebrations or group business.

    For information please contact our Events Manager, Allyson Emhoff, allyson@ilbuco.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette & Bowery
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place
    F,B,D,M to Broadway/Lafayette
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lots located on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette, and at 25 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery.
A word from Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is a market, salumeria, bakery and restaurant dedicated to quality products.
This "simple convivial spot that tastes just like Italy" feels like a "village inside-a-restaurant". While the Alimentari sells house made salumi, freshly baked bread and an ample assortment of imported and domestic items, the open kitchen looks out onto a rustic dining room with communal tables and long marble wine bar. A seasonal menu by Executive Chef Joel Hough features salumi/cheese boards, small sharing plates, fresh pastas and roasted meats and fish from a rotisserie and wood burning oven. The upstairs private dining loft, adjacent to the roof garden and overlooking the main restaurant and market, is available for parties up to 50 people for cocktails and/or a seated dinner. Whole fish under sea salt and roasted short ribs or porchetta are house staples often served family style as are house made gelato tastings.
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Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria reviews from OpenTable diners
237 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (175)neighborhood gem (119)hot spot (98)good for groups (90)notable wine list (67)special occasion (56)great for lunch (43)romantic (28)vibrant bar scene (27)great for outdoor dining (24)great for brunch (22)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Exceptional Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Read a review in the Toronto Globe and Mail about this restaurant and was impressed with their menu...as a non meat eater they accomodated me very well with an amazing tuna and pasta dish to die for...only wish the had the razor oysters on the half shell available!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service unbefitting an Applebees
    TeamBVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were seated more than 20 minutes after our reservation, then seated at a less-than-stellar-table and then ignored for some time before a snotty waiter screamed "STILL OR SPARKLING?" at us with nary a greeting. After he didn't come back for another ten minutes, we left. What a disappointment after making a reservation a month in advance!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Came here for dinner with my girlfriend, and it was perfect for a romantic night. Great food, great wine, and not too pricey for the quality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect service and great food.
    Foodisgood
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service here is the best. The food is impressive and you feel great after having eaten here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    RuthVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I love this place. The atmosphere is festive and the food is fantastic! It's great to share plates with the table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Very Loud
    marcus
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Very good Italian restaurant, but not exceptional in any way, bare bones décor, relatively expensive, and very very loud. If you are looking for great salumi, then skip the salumi here which is just middling, although not too expensive. Great salumi is always very expensive. Signature caccio and pepe pasta was way too peppery, this is not da Felice in Rome. Main dishes of chicken and porchetta were interesting and well prepared. Ice cream and sorbetto deserts were also quite good, better than the alternatives. Do not even think about the NY Times 3 star rating, this restaurant is not in that ball park.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why?
    Gametotry6
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Went all the way downtown for breakfast. Extremely slow service, average breakfast, bad coffee. Great bread though. Could have done better in my local Pain Quotidien. Disappointed and wondering what the buzz is about
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Consistently brilliant in every way- Food,Service, Atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic Renaissance
    mmarkerVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Il Buco's decor goes out of it's way to appear casual and rustic but there is a great deal of attention to details behind the scenes. We sampled a selection of house cured salumi, grilled octopus, gnocchi, rabbit, and the crispy polenta. Every dish was terrific. The octopus had a lovely smokey flavor. The gnocchi was light and paired with asparagus, and the rabbit was crispy and tender. And the polenta went with everything! The wait staff was friendly and unobtrusive. We will definitely visit Il Buco the next time we're in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday dinner
    LiindaBVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A friend had recommended this spot for dinner. It's small but very busy and happening. I had a delicious branzino that they were kind enough to fillet for me.The food was very good but the menu is small. The noise level was very high and they were almost too quick to wisk away the food in front if you. We enjoyed it but probably would not return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Major Disappointment
    cyni
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Il Buco must have a terrific PR team. Every magazine article raves about the food at this Italian "darling". I eagerly anticipated my return to the city in order to experience the food for myself. I made the reservation 6 weeks in advance and invited family to join me (party of 7). But my gourmet bubble was burst! The food was majorly disappointing. I ordered the classic Roman dish, Caccio e Peppe. It chould have been called undercooked Spaghetti with Pepper. The gnocchi was a strange concoction with kale pesto. The portions were preciously small. The service was instrusive; the server was not knowledgeable. Seated on the non-descript second floor didn't help. Overall, this was a terrible dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular
    cmfan
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This place made me deliriously happy. My husband and I were only in NYC for approx. 24 hours and had sought a lunch recommendation from a foodie friend. Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria was perfect: gorgeous (and comfortable) rustic interior, welcoming staff, luscious fare. Had to restrain ourselves from ordering most of the menu! Enjoyed the porchetta panini (so much more than what that name typically implies), gnocchi with kale pesto and asparagus, grilled sausage on the side, and a heavenly basket of bread/olive oil. Our waitress was a bit cold--unusual for the place as a whole--but she was efficient and let us linger. No room for dessert but did leave with a killer apricot crostata from the adjoining 'market' for a later snack.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A spot where I could be happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I went for lunch with a friend and her son who I hadn't seen in years (and live far from NYC), and I couldn't have picked a more perfect spot. The menu was exciting and the ingredients super fresh. While I'm not a fan of communal seating, I didn't mind it very much here but that could be because it was lunchtime and not very crowded. Small issue with one of the desserts we ordered but not enough of reason to not go back. Eating at this place again is at the top of my list. As for my guests, they were very impressed and will make sure to go back the next time they're in NYC. With or without me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The noisiest restaurant in NY?
    ItaliophileVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellant food. Good service. We could not wait to leave as my wife and I could not talk to each other. We shouted for a few minutes and then just shoveled down the (very authentic) food and got the check. No dessert. No coffee. Relative silence on the streets of NYC ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Small portions - expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As part of the new chi-chi precious farm-to-table movement you get much smaller portions at fairly inflated prices. $15 for 3 razor clams or $21 for a quail is high. Small pasta portions at $20+ also. Lastly, yet another whole-roasted branzino - not very creative. Gelati were excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed...
    adenizenofharlemVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I've eaten here for lunch and a private event and enjoyed the food, so I chose Il Buco for a late night anniversary dinner. I hadn't realized how noisy it is there, even when half empty -- wretched acoustics that make it a very UNromantic spot. Service wasn't rude, just indifferent; the old "you're lucky to dine here" attitude. Food was especially disappointing. The artichoke appetizer and gnocchi were tasty and well prepared, but the fava beans in the ricotta salad were bitter and raw (which I'm fine with if they taste good), the spaghetti bottarga had little seasoning other than the grated fish eggs (i.e. salty), and the Porchetta tasted OK but was 50% fat so there wasn't much to eat for $34. I may return for a casual lunch.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome short ribs!
    mj467VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was my second visit in recent mths to this restaurant just so i could try this amazing dish! It is my favorite restaurant item in NYC. We are from out of town but visit NYC frequently. Consider ourselves foodies and have visited many of the top ranked Zagat restaurants, usually French or Italian. I do not even typically order short ribs or cook them at home. There is no way to describe how good it is. Just go give it a try! (Shared dish- you need at least 2 people to finish it.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Alimentari !
    Outandabout61
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    A friend in the know in NYC suggested this restaurant - it was amazing, the atmosphere, the service and particularly, the food & wine - all great ! Just go, relax into the scene and enjoy !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fix the Toilet Lid!
    nycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The unisex bathroom's toilet lid refused to stay up—a very frustrating situation for males trying not to pee all over the lid. The service was very slow, although the waitress rushed us all through the meal & never was gracious or thanked us when bill came. We had 3 courses, drinks & a bottle of wine. Please!! Because of the outstanding food, we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portlandfoodie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent food and wine. The noise level was higher than I like and it was difficult to converse. At times service was slow, but when it cam was quite friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but...
    brissont
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We had a bizarre experience here using a $100 OpenTable gift voucher a friend gave to us. As instructed, we gave it to the waiter as soon as we sat down. When the check came at the end of the meal, our credit card had been charged for the full amount, and they had for some reason thrown away the voucher! They ultimately resolved the situation for us, but it took close to 20 minutes. The restaurant also has a strange seating policy where even if you have a reservation they will absolutely refuse to seat you until your "whole party" arrives (even if it's only two people!) Bottom line: food was very very good, but definitely pay attention when your check comes if using a voucher.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good meal near theatre
    dinakal
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We needed to find a restaurant by the Orpheum Theatre...looked online and found this had some nice write-ups. We were not disappointed. Food and service were excellent. Very pretty inside - sat upstairs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Waiting2VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    If u like crowded loud communal dining with high prices for what you get then go here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Great food and service but fairly pricey. Some of the portions could have been a bit larger. Overall very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    eAkM
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We were treated exceptionally well! The food was incredible and the service was very good. The short rib and the bucatini were delicious. Thank you for a perfect birthday experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pranzo perfetto
    smartyVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Went on Memorial Day. Can't wait to go back. From the salumi platter for due to the fried rabbit to the potatoes to perhaps the best fried artichokes we have had in New York what more can one say. Oh yes, the salted caramel gelato and the lemon meyer and dark chocolate sorbets for dessert were just sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool & Quaint
    8bySpanky
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The good is very always devine and the service attentive. Their version of french onion soup will make you forget all others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    JCB1
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The best pasta in New York Simple and to the point. The salad -- latuga -- OUT OF THIS WORLD I love this place and the fact that I can buy the best pasta in the world to take home with me to cook on some future evening. SUPER FANTASTIC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovelilly1987VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The hostess was not very welcoming or friendly, which was disappointing, since she was the first person with whom I came in contact.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and delightful
    WrkdinVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Always consistent and delish. gnocci are amazing! ricotta is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plus food, minus service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Food, especially the short rib and branzino, was excellent. Might have bee n the worst waiter I have ever had in NYC, and the busboys almost spilled a carafe of wine on someone twice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So New York
    Christo
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Great restaurant with fabulous food. Located on a place called Great Jones Street, that is only 2 blocks long. Otherwise, it is 3rd Street. The chef is visible in the totally open kitchen watching everything that happens and checking every plate that goes out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Bartender!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    All the staff at Il Buco are awesome, and the food is outstanding. But the bartender really stood out. He had us taste wines before we bought glasses, had a huge selection of wines by the glass and the bottle, and then gave us a primer on amaro so we could have some with dessert and really learn something about Italian liquors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Downtown Italian Rest
    Belicious
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This is a busy, energetic place with multiple options for dining. Can eat at a table, the bar or a communal table. Has authentic Northern Italian food, homemade pastas. Can do take out food as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best brunch in a while
    Yumminess
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Was thrilled to have such a tasty brunch in such an open airy space. Not many restaurants can do brunch and dinner right but this one does. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect place
    RosetheBaker
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    When I lived 7 min away I was a regular. Now that it's more like an hour and a half trip I'm still a regular though a bit less frequent. Best bread in town. I always order the amazingly delicious salumi--both made in house. If you go in rhubarb season order the galette and don't miss the salted caramel ice cream.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The reservation took an hour for us to get a table and then we were seated upstairs at a table by the door. But they brought us endless prosecco and drinks and appetizers to make up for it. The food and drinks were great and the atmosphere was lively and energetic for the group!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Al Buco AV is the best
    dr10596VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I LOVE this restaurant. The food, the ambience, the service and vibe. All are simply as good as it gets. It is rapidly becoming my go-to restaurant in The City. The razor clams are a thing of beauty that deserve their own review. My only complaint is that it is WAY TOO FAR from Los Angeles for me to enjoy regularly. Run, don't walk to Il Buco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    tuanamo
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Asparagus appetizer and squash tagliatelle were superb. Ambience is casual, shared tables. Might not be best for sensitive business meetings but a great lunch spot otherwise.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Budgie123
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Excellent food and service. Pasta portions were somewhat small, but excellent, nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic