Buca Yorkville

4.6
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Buca Osteria & Bar is more than an Italian restaurant. In the spirit of the widely celebrated first location of Buca on King Street, the outpost in the heart of Yorkville is a place to be inspired by the innovation of the restaurant’s creative, artisanal fare, rooted in Italian tradition. Buca Osteria & Bar offers a broad selection of fresh and impeccably prepared seafood, in addition to their much loved pizzas, pastas, and cured fish. Critically acclaimed Executive Chef Rob Gentile and Chef de Cuisine Kris Lee create the authentic cuisine. Buca has consistently been celebrated for using the freshest, carefully selected ingredients. Featuring sophisticated décor and an open-concept kitchen, the restaurant’s warmth and attention to detail stand out, both in environment and ingredients.
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JV
London
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. One of the best in the city.

PR
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I came in on Sunday morning with a friend and have been waiting to dine here for quite some time. I made a note on OpenTable stating that I have a severe nut allergy. Upon arrival, my allergy was acknowledged by our server which was very assuring. However, when I ordered the stracciatella + the bomboloni to share with my guest - our server mentioned that the "truffle paste" would have to be subbed out because it may contain nuts.

When our food arrived, a third plate that we did not order came out as well. We weren't sure if this was a mistake or simply a gesture - so we happily ate our meal and shared every dish as mentioned earlier. It wasn't until three hours later in the middle of my shift when I started to experience severe anaphylaxis and had to make arrangements to potentially go to the emergency. I called the restaurant and inquired about the dishes we had - turns out the bomboloni indeed had nuts.

It is now very clear to me that the third dish mentioned above was sent as an alternative to the bomboloni - never once was I told the bomboloni had nuts. There was - obviously - some form of miscommunication on one (or both) of our ends. You would think that our server would have mentioned something as she watched me eat the bomboloni knowing I had a severe allergy. I tried to notify the restaurant through their website. The food was outstanding (even the bomboloni....) , although the service we received was not nearly up to par for such a highly regarded restaurant.

OT
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with a focused menu and an extensive wine list!

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant. One of the best Italian restaurants in this city of Toronto.

TW
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food portion size was ridiculously small... A main meal was 3/4 the of than my iPhone in total. Expensive for this pretentious restaurant

VT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Niccolo was very knowledgeable about the food and wine.

JC
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their Burrata Pizza.
They are consistent with their quality here and I find the quality at this location better than the one on King St.

KB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Roman PIZZA in Toronto, bar none.
The service is so very attentive.

GG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Ridiculously expensive. The glasses of wine by the glass averaged $19 for 5 oz. Pastas were over $40. Seriously? We dine out a lot, and Buca's prices are incredibly out of line.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branzino was amazing, and our server was awesome

RR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection of Italian wine, excellent service and the food was great

GM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and exquisite food. Delicate flavors peppered with more robust flavors to create balanced and interesting dishes -- and a lovely menu.

BR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

VERY expensive and not worth it. Your alcohol prices are beyond belief. The salad was so lame I couldn’t believe it...a couple of red coloured sticks with minimal flavour. The cod was very good but very small and no vegetables to speak of. The bread balls were very tasty.

O
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was available at reserved time
Wait staff was amazing
They were aware of one guest with allergies and had already accommodated for it
It was one of the best meals we have had ... and we eat out often and in some pretty amazing restaurants.
We were able to enjoy the evening with our family and were very appreciative all that the kitchen and other staff did to make it a memorable experience.

Buca Yorkville is now on our list of restaurants we will return to often.

Thank you!

L
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and worth the price! Excellent service and impeccable food.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While usually the food at Buca is 5/5 today was definitely a 3/5 if that. Our server seemed judgey that we didn’t order more but nothing on the menu seemed to stand out for me this time outside of the burrata pizza. Garlic knots and the tiramisu... horrible. DO NOT EAT!
Also I’m pretty sure our server heard me complain about the service as he was more pleasant the second half of the service. Suggesting drinks we’d prefer but again he was judgey over the fact we didn’t drink wine vs cocktails. I mean I get it, holiday season and it’s busy also Buca isn’t really about the service anyway.
The food sucked so if I just had to base it on our food experience 2/5 and the burrata pizza wasn’t as good as usual. Quite disappointed :/

SC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening spent at Buca Yorkville on Dec 26.... terrific ambience...fantastic service and outstanding food....we loved it.

F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great. I thought this was the seafood Buca so was surprised when little seafood was on the current menu. Had the seafood appetizer and was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good time!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply awesome. A great lunch to impress high value clients or friends!!

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing but experience was soured by being seated next to an obnoxious table in a half empty restaurant.

GL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I guess it is the holiday season but service was very slow. Food was very good as usual but it took a long time just to get our order let alone getting the food itself. We went for lunch and I had the charcuterie while my friend had the truffle pasta and buratta salad. Would recommend these dishes.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best restaurants in TO. Tagliatelle with white truffle is decadent. Fish baked in salt is a fav.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional in every level.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pizza is outstanding

MD
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was good except for the guy who serve us tonight. He just look and ask my husband how's his food, if everything was fine - like he was the only customer.

l
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was underwhelming, atmosphere is beautiful.... but I don’t think I’ll be back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love dining at Buca. We came to Buca to celebrate his birthday and

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another great experience. Delicious food.

JL
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Great place, staff and food. Massively massively noisy, we were parked next to a party of 20+ very happy and excitable and high-pitched folks whose sheer decibels echoing round the room stopped us talking from time to time. We wanted to say our precious goodbyes without yelling in each other’s ears. Big let down. We are unlikely to return until we are ready to party big time ourselves.

RL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was incredible, especially the burrata cheese! Pasta was cooked to perfection. Service was exceptional. The only criticism is that it was busy and the food took a little longer than usual. Will definitely return.

ES
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still best pizza in the country.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. One of the best pasta dishes I’ve had in a long time

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love buca a lot ! Every time we want to indulge ourselves we go there because of the high quality service and food over there .

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Horrible waitress. Worst service. We had to wait for so long to get water or order drinks. Busy can’t be an excuse as the restaurant was empty

SG
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This used to be one of our favorite restos. Food was great, service was excellent and the place had a cool vibe to it, even if it was always noisy and hard to have intimate conversation.
I have noticed the last couple of times we have been there that things are starting to slip. The food, even the items that have remained unchanged over the years, is quite frankly not as good. Not sure if this is a result of the chefs or the quality of ingredients or both. Many items have been removed from the menu, and at least to us, they were some of our favorites. Good value wines are disappearing, and the remainder are ridiculous overpriced for avg quality. The service is still good, but I have noticed a huge turnover rate where in the past there seemed to be more stability to the staff members. This means staff that is less knowledgeable about the food/wine, etc..
Not sure what is going on there, but we dont look forward to returning as much as we used to. Thats a shame, but it is what it is.

KB
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wine list needs more options. Lots of choices of bottles that are priced prohibitively high.

OT
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening enjoying great food but the evening was made more special with our waiter Dimitrius! He is a 10+ for service.

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