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:
    Summer Hours:
    Breakfast: Mon - Fri 7:00am - Noon
    Sat & Sun 9:00am - Noon
    Lunch: Mon - Fri 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Sat & Sunday 11am - 3pm
    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 - 12:30pm
    Sun 5:30pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Justin Smillie
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: For information please contact our Events Manager Allyson at 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 housemade 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 Chef Justin Smilie 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 housemade gelato tastings.
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Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria reviews from OpenTable diners
232 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (165)neighborhood gem (113)hot spot (85)good for groups (77)notable wine list (60)special occasion (52)great for lunch (45)romantic (31)great for brunch (29)great for outdoor dining (25)vibrant bar scene (21)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (15)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were there at an off hour so it was not crowded or loud and really let you enjoy the beauty of the space not to mention the delicious vittles.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My kind of comfort
    DolceZio
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    For me comfort food means great ingredients in the hands of a great chef. Il Buco serves it right. The experience began with a lovely bartender from Texas. Our server was friendly and made suggestions that included house-made salami, quail, calamari, and rabiit to name a few. The experience was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The made in house charcuterie was impeccable! Very fresh, seasonal, delicious! And the dessert left a lasting impression on me- even now!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reiko
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I have been there twice, dinner and lunch. Food is always good, fresh and healthy ingredients, and tasty. Service was better at night. The only thing I hope is that more reasonable price for a glass of wine. I prefer less than $10 for a house wine.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was great as always but the night we went - service was horrible. It took 20mins to get our order in, the table next to us (who arrived when we ordered) received their food first, my second bottle of wine never arrived and the side dish came when entrees were done. Because our waiter was hard to find, we asked other servers for assistance and the response was "I'll find your server for you" instead of helping out. I was very surprised at the level of service
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great rest
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Fooled was unique and delicious - ate at bar and waiter behind bar was wxcellent
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Great place for friends to gather or a single friend to share a meal with at the bar.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    Pianogirl7VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    great food and relaxed atmosphere. Try the fried artichoke first and the salami plate. Their Branzino is the best in town!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect except for cake debacle
    Broadwayblue
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Once we were there it was a perfect evening, but prior to the night there were some disappointments. It was my husband's 50th birthday so I invited a group of friends. I called a week before the dinner to discuss having a cake served. I was sent a form and told I had to order the cake 48 hours in advance, but when I called 54 hours in advance I was told it was too late but that they'd look into it and call me back. They never called! There was no cake. Not the end of the world but in poor taste for a restaurant where you're dropping $1,000.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Charm and Energy
    Beans
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Although not elegant, here's a spot that has very good food, better than average service, and makes an honest effort to deliver on it's vision with integrity. Not a place for a quiet conversation, but good for a Saturday nite date - lively and honest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, friendly, great food
    RebeccaWVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Our group of 4 loved the food, great service and liveliness of Il Buco Alimentari. All the dishes were delicious-the baked gnocchi stands out but every dish was solid and great to be shared. The communal dining was fun too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Table was 20 minutes late. Quick service but not good Overpriced for badly cooked pasta. Just very Average Not good overall
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lively
    MikeB
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great environment and decor . Attentive staff, interesting menu and very Italian wine list. Pasta dishes disappointing and some dishes a little light. We felt the starters were the best part of the meal. Wines and beers great. If you like loud Italian this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not seat us for over an
    Stephyj8VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Did not seat us for over an hour and had the reservation booked a month in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Came here late on a Saturday
    CJay
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Came here late on a Saturday evening with friends and family. We had a larger group we were brought upstairs and seated with two other groups who seemed to be celebrating birthdays. The upstairs has a lovely atmospherejust like the downstairs. Because my party was celebrating, the hostess was kind enough to bring us all complimentary glasses of Prosecco while we waited. The noise is pretty loud, , but the food is fantastic. Be sure to brush up on your italian. I was lucky enough to have my foodie friend, who also happens to take Italian as a second language at school, so we were set, but otherwise my dairy-free eating would have been very lost and confused. The Gelato my friends ordered is to die for. Service = so-so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • home run
    ali39
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went on one of the busiest nights of the week. The place was humming, but they didn't miss a beat--everything was wonderful. In fact, we had one of the best meals we've ever had in Manhattan. Great service, food, and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was the second time that I have arranged for a larger party to eat at Il Buco Alimentari and again the service was terrible. We are regulars and eat breakfast and lunch at the restaurant regularly. We live next door and are friends with Patrick, the barista (he's great). Basically, the problems were with the table we got (different than the one promised when reservation was made), cramped quarters, no sommelier, botched explanations of wines, lack of knowledge about wine in general and no explanation of dishes when they were dropped (particularly meat and cheese plates...we had no idea which of the meats and cheeses were which).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Pleased
    Jeanjet
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I made reservations during a recent trip to NYC despite the mixed food/service reviews but the fact that they had Cace e Pepe on the menu won out. Could not have had a better experience, best meal of many excellent meals we had that week. Beautiful space, friendly, efficient servers & everything we ordered was delicious. I was particularly taken with the Pickled Palermo & after telling our server how much i liked it, a bartender actually came out and gave us the history of and instructions for making our own fruit shrubs and the drink itself. Incredibly nice. Towards the end of the meal, the bartender came back with a bottle of shrub for us to take and experiment with at home. Best & nicest service I've ever had at a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    VERY cool place, I went at night and it was crowded!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Italian restaurant in NYC
    Marina
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. The most authentic Italian food in NYC. The service is friendly and efficient. We love love love it! The atmosphere is incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything we'd hoped for
    Christodule
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Perhaps not the last word in foodie--nothing desperately "creative" or strenuously exotic here--but beautifully done and enormously satisfying. Wonderful salumi and fish dishes, a fabulous citrusy salad, and terrific gelati. Pleasant seating at long tables, subdivided according to the number of people in each party. A bit loud for my taste, but not overwhelmingly so. Excellent service and friendly general staff. We were even pressed to take home free loaves of bread, and they're still delicious two days later! This becomes an instant favorite. We will most assuredly go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Si mangia bene!!!!!
    SteveM
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Entertained an Italian friend who also happens to be a cookbook author, cooking teacher and leads culinary tours to Italy. She liked it a lot. So did we. Outstanding dishes were bucatini cacio e pepe (perfectly al dente, peppery and delicious); charcoal grilled seppie with beans (melt in your mouth tender); fried baby artichokes; and the lemon curd my daughter had for dessert. Bread was excellent, crusty and chewy, old world style. Rabbit and chicken entrees were good, not great. Very noisy, but not inappropriately so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic gem
    Poetess
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Although very busy, we were warmly welcomed and immediately seated at the time of our reservation. The wood and brick decor reminded me of restaurants in Tuscany: rustic and warm. The roasted gnocchi in a creamy mushroom sauce was an unusual and delicious dish. The salumi platter was beautifully presented and excellent and although the bread and oil were an extra charge, they were worth it. The doughnuts and olive oil cake were superb and because the pasta portions were not too large, we did not feel we had ordered too much. Bread, pasta and desserts we sampled were all house made and of the highest quality. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Best!
    4thGenNewYorkerVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Run, do not walk, to Il Buco Alimentary! Having traveled to Italy and all over the world on many occasions, one would be hard pressed to find a dining experience to top this one!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place!
    Christophe
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Fantastic place, that we tried for breakfast and dinner. Really great food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Simple and complex at the same time. Every dish ordered by our party was awesome. Dessert is over-the top. Lemon curd and pan a cotta are worth the trip themselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Joel
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Ambience was very nice. Restaurant is very pleasant. Makes you feel good. Service was good, not overbearing. Food was very good. Enjoyed the meal very much. Been here before and never have been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular. Pastas are always
    wordpicturVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Spectacular. Pastas are always out of this world. The big surprise on this visit was dessert. An apple tart that was amazing. A great dessert in an Italian restaurant? Yup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High standard lunch
    CKUSQ
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Our lunch order for four (olive oil tasting, bread basket, fried artichokes, small salumi platter and four pastas plus wine) was a 100% hit. It was our fifth or sixth visit, and we'll be back soon. The only negative comment regards the menu. I would deemphasize panini and add a few pasta and main course options. I believe you had a rabbit dish once. Bring it back. Or add a pigeon, guinea fowl or other substantial offering. Also, thank you for holding out against the insane brunch craze. You provide lunch as it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll go there every time I'm in NYC
    Annie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I'll go every time in NYC because the food is generally wonderful. The wine list is exceptional and the wine steward offers superb suggestions. Sit downstairs for a quieter experience. The atmosphere is relaxed and not too formal. I like the communal tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Very attentive staff. Good food. Outrageously good latte. Hats off to the barista
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded and very noisy
    MountainGuy
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I love the food here, and if you can get a quiet corner for lunch this place is great. But on Wednesday night we got a shared table, with 4 loud guys next to us, and the entire second floor was packed. It was difficult to hear the conversation, let alone to get down stairs and get our checked coats afterward. Not a very nice atmosphere I'm sorry to say.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    MariVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I don't know why this place is so popular. It's not bad, but really nothing to write home about.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eating what I serve.
    servereats
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I am a server at IBA&V and believe in Chef Justin Smilie's food. When I am working and the food is delivered, I think to myself, "I want to eat that". So on occasion I do. Saturday I stopped in for a pre theater meal of artichokes, sardines, salumi, garganelle with duck, cacio & peppe, porchetta and carrots. We were out the door in time for the show but I would have enjoyed staying longer and relaxing with my friend because the space is beautiful and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.