Buca Osteria & Enoteca brings Italy to Toronto’s dining hotbed on King Street. Executive Chef Rob Gentile has been internationally celebrated for his locally sourced, constantly changing menu. Guests are drawn to return time and again for the warm hospitality and artisanal fare, including famed house-cured meats, pizza, and pasta, inspired by the classic traditions of Italy with a contemporary culinary touch. An open curing room is on view, and beyond the Enoteca, a smaller wine bar, offers the perfect space for intimate gatherings. Tucked at the end of a private brick walkway, guests can choose to dine under the soaring ceilings of the restaurant’s industrial chic dining room. Consistently rated one of Canada’s best restaurants by critics since its opening, Buca is a modern classic built on the perfect balance of old world and new.
Sunday - Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Had an amazing experience here. Everything looked and tasted to be of the highest quality. Will be returning again soon!
BUCA. ONE OF THE BEST. MENU WAS PHENOMENAL, SERVICE STAFF ARE AMAZING! A++ WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Caprese salad was disappointing - the cheese was so small and flat . It should look like this https://whatscookingamerica.net/Salad/InsalataCaprese.htm
Always exceptional! Best Italian food in the city!
Food was excellent. My daughter and I ordered the sea bass and a pasta dish and shared it. The sea bass was cooked to perfection and the pasta dish sensational. The tiramisu was rich and a large portion.
It was very noisy so could hardly hear my daughter across the table - had to speak very loudly.
They were out of most wines under $100/bottle. Went with the wine by glass - it was okay.
Meal was expensive but definitely would recommend this place.
Went after work with a few co-workers and was very impressed with the service and ability to accommodate specific requests. Not to mention the food was amazing!
Was ok, but not really impressed in any way. Food was flavourless, tables were too close and service was impersonal
Buca is a unique and well thought out space, with an ever changing menu full of incredible dishes. Their house made salumi is phenomenal and their main courses are equally worthy of praise. Their extensive wine list, delicious menu and incredible ambiance were only overshadowed by the thoughtful, attentive and friendly service; Teddy was truly one of the highlights of our evening.
Great atmosphere and sophisticated food. The wait staff is knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. A very positive and delicious experience!
I haven't been to Buca on King in years but it is exactly how I remember it to be...Awesome!
Inventive menu, super friendly staff. Tried the pork blood pasta, a bit skeptical, but it was an unexpected treat. Same for the zuccini flowers. Finished with tiramisu, which was the best we've had.
Amazing service, amazing food, overall amazing. We have been going for almost 7 years and the place is still top notch
Came to Toronto for a weekend before a business trip and came to Bucca for dinner with my husband. Cute place, phenomenal homemade pasta, outstanding waiter that knew everything about the menu and wine! Would recommend to friends and would come back again.
We came from Montreal to do some r&d and honestly buca was the most disappointing half the stuff on the menu they ran out of and the food was just ok !
Was excited to try out Buca since it’s known for its amazing Italian food. We ordered a variety of items to share, all of which were good but nothing special. I’ve definitely had better tasting pizza and steak tartar. The tiramisu was the highlight of the meal.
It was great!!! And the birthday gift was really unique!
Portion size way too small for the price. Service and ambience were very good
great food! great service!!! everything we ordered was great..
They’ve not came very offer to your table , and dinning atmosphere is way behind .
Buca always delivers amazing service and food. Big thumbs up!
Buca has time and time again exceeded my expectations. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly and the food is absolutely amazing. I would recommend this place a million times over. So so good!
Such a neat old building and very creative repurposing in the decor. Food was delicious, cookies to take home were a nice touch and tasty.
Perhaps a bit noisy in the restaurant. Wait staff are knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. A fabulous night out.
This dinner was the best date I have ever been on! As a person who used to work in a restaurant, I am prone to notice issues that occur in a restaurant. Me and my boyfriend usually go to restaurants and spot the problems, but this was the first restaurant, in a very long time, that I didn't see any issues. The staff was all on the completely same page. Every member of staff greeted us and spoke to us about how great the food was and overall were extremely friendly, un-obnoxiously knowledgeable about their cuisine and were prompt when serving us. The restaurant's atmosphere was lovely. The lighting was dim, but comfortable and it was definitely a romantic setting. The food was so delicious I could not even believe it. The pigs ears were so incredible and my Bigoli pasta dish was so tasty I scraped the bowl clean. The pricing was on the higher end for me and my boyfriend, but definitely worth it for a special occasion. When I made my reservation and told them it was our anniversary, they truly went above and beyond. Most of the staff knew and congratulated us and we got a special box of fresh pasta to go as a gift from the restaurant. The experience was 5 stars across the board. I would definitely recommend this place and I will definitely be returning! Thank you Buca for an absolutely fantastic experience.
Satisfactory food. Had better at Buca before. Service was not the best today
Food was amazing
All in all I had a positive experience with this restaurant, staff was really friendly and our server was really knowledgeable with their menu, even recommended great food pairings which we followed. My only feedback is that their in-house cold meats are on the salty side, so when we got the pizza that included it was a bit too salty for my liking but net net the food was good, portions are on the smaller side.
-Service was the strongest point.
-Food was good, but quite salty.
-Restaurant is a bit overpriced
A wonderful restaurant with outstanding food and excellent service.
Buca provided a very authentic Italian menu which we thoroughly enjoyed. Everything was fresh and dishes were innovative. Service was terrific! They surprised us at the end of the dinner with a takeaway pasta dinner for two which we cooked and enjoyed at home the following night. We found that to be a very thoughtful gesture and truly appreciated the special treatment we received for our anniversary.
Amazing service. Portions were extremely small for some pasta dishes. Overall, I feel it was an over priced dinner.
Trendy Toronto hot spot. We were a party of 3 people. Found the menu a little too creative (pastas) for our taste. Got there late and ended up ordering their strawberry fruited green salad and mozzarella salad. Neither was memorable. Too late in the evening for the filet for us (our friend told us people go there for their meat dishes) so we settled on sharing 3 of their pizzas. The Salumi di Buca was fairly tasteless, the Asparagi was good, but not great BUT THE FUNGHI!! That was an amazing pizza. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Two nice glasses of wine that were really over priced. (Was that 3 oz's of wine? It didn't feel like a glass of wine really.) We all shared a Mille-feuille for dessert that was very good. My friend had a mint tea and I a decaf cup of coffee. My husband had a Coca-Cola. Our bill was over $200 US! $68 a person for pizza, salad, two glasses of wine, a coke and a tea and coffee and one small mille-feuille! Of course that did include tax and tip but...really. Over priced and the room was so loud, it was hard to have a conversation. Still, we were with a friend my husband and I both adore and we were on vacation in Toronto - a really great city - so... we did have a good time in spite of it. I will say that the wait staff was truly wonderful but, I really can't recommend this restaurant and would not run back.
Went here with my wife before going to the theatre. Excellent food and service. Unique options on the menu and all food we had was freshly made and very tasty. Casual, industrial decor. Service was very good. Each dish was described went it was delivered to the table. Bring your wallet as this quality in not inexpensive.
Outstanding food and service...worthy of its reputation.
Very unsatisfied with experience. Left a more detailed review on google, however summarising... Service was slow, food far from the standard expected. I did not eat most of the dishes and left hungry and upset. Server was polite, but failed to miss that I just wasn't touching the food and only quality checked once my husband had eaten everything.
For the price the food just wasn't on the level you would expect. Service was good but atmosphere felt cold like you had to be somebody to dine here. You can find much better Italian food in the city that's more authentic for way less. The image in which they present Italian dining is all wrong.
Delicious as always!!!
We were visiting Toronto and many months ago I had somewhere seen Buca recommended for its great food. We certainly were not disappointed. The food was well prepared, flavorful and nicely presented; and the service was great. The wine list is extensive and our server was knowledgeable about pairing wine for the different dishes my wife and I were having. The wine list struck me as a bit overpriced, but not excessively so. The bread knots were wonderful and my branzino was wonderfully prepared. Portions are a bit on the small side, but that was part of our decision to eat at Buca after several heavy "touristy" meals.
Visited Buca to take my boyfriend out for his birthday. We were both looking forward to it after hearing rave reviews from a few friends.
The service was great! The servers and food runners really know their dishes and are detail-oriented and attentive. The restaurant itself is rustic, beautiful and very cozy. Unfortunately, the food did not match the level of service. We ordered three appetizers, two pasta dishes, a pizza, a bottle of wine and some cocktails. Food lacked much flavour and was unimpressive. The pizza was especially disappointing. It was so crispy and thin that it was basically like eating a chip, and it was overly salty. After everything we ordered we were still contemplating on going somewhere else for an additional bite. We decided to skip dessert since we were so unimpressed with everything else we ordered. The cocktails were enjoyable.