Buca

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Italian
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.
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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, attention paid to every detail. All the extra touches left an impression on us. We certainly can't wait to go back.

CM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian Dinner! Super Keen Server who knows her stuff! Best Tiramisu Ever❤️

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waited 15 mins for reserved table

JA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had a reservation but still waited 15mins or so to be seated and that brought down the service . Food was delicious.

CS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Buca. 10 years is a testament to the level of food and service. We had charcuterie and I had the simple tomato pasta. When simple is done right it’s sublime. Wine list rocks. I am a repeat customer. Love the little bread knots and the olives. Meat cured in house. Check it out.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I don’t understand what the hype is. The good was mediocre at best

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went above and beyond. The food was incredible. The entire experience was spectacular. We went back 3 times in a week!

DV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Had the truffle pasta Su Filindeu before, so we ordered two truffle pasta plates this time. But unfortunately the pasta didn’t taste the same. It was dry and the white truffles didn’t melt like it did before. It wasn’t hot enough. Also the chef came to the table and did the truffle shavings for us last time. We felt special but this time the truffle was shaved in the kitchen then brought to us.
My wife didn’t touch her truffle pasta so we got it to go. But they ended up giving it to someone else.
Probably won’t buy it again. Very disappointing for the high price.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OUTSTANDING! A truly great dining experience. My wife and I travel to Toronto several time a year. My wife loves to shop, and I love to dine at different restuarants. I have dined at many restuarants over the years and have to rank BUCA in my top (3). I will be sure to make a dining at BUCA a must.

DM
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely

JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner. Would definitely recommend to others . Can’t wait to return!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The waitress seemed to be a little annoyed with us because we didn’t know what we wanted immediately. Also it was strange that the menu had no starter salads. The food was good, but I much prefer the Yorkville location’s menu better.

V
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great evening at Buca. The ambiance is industrial and modern, the drinks were good and the food was delicious. The portions were a little skimpy and a couple in our group left hungry. For that reason I may hesitate to return. The service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service, decent food. Overall good experience

L
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough. As always the food and service are unparalleled.

JL
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is ALWAYS fantastic!!!

A
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not the best Italian place I've been to in Toronto, but it was good nonetheless! The pizza was the best, the pasta was fine, the bread and eggplent dip were great. The anniversary gift was very cute and very sweet and I'm looking forward to trying it! Thank you!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Pasta was hard and tasted very average. Looked booring as well just pasta covered with beige sauce and nothing else on it. Was expecting something good/great for the price but it was just a let down. Left within 1 hour of arriving.

D
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, the service was fantastic. The cured meats and cheese were outstanding. Overall a great experience and will definitely go back next time I'm in Toronto.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The bigoli at the King Street location is no where near as good as the one in Yorkville and needs some work.

l
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It's a little too dark for an afternoon lunch, for my preference

HE
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular as usual. Service is always wonderful. Can’t wait to go back!

CT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was mediocre for the price of the food. Extensive wine list but the server didn't seem to have much knowledge about the wine.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The service was very attentive. They never disappoint. Highly recommend.

MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have wanted to try Buca for a long time as it was highly recommended. The atmosphere was great, but the cost of dinner wasn't worth what we ordered. My pasta was more than el dente with hardly any sauce. Beef cheeks were fantastic though. Skip the cheese/salami board... not worth the $70

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing burratta cheese pizza! Will go back for sure!

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Our server made excellent recommendations

CG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Anniversary

FS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience amazing food and service

CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fabulous, but the wine outrageously expensive.

ML
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great idea to give a make-at-home pasta as a birthday treat.

KS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! This resto did not disappoint!!!!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

It was meh.

NM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting Toronto - follow Buca and BarBuca on Instagram and was excited to taste their menu. Nodini was excellent along with everything else we tried. Highly recommend

GL
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Very disappointed. We had salumi and fromaggi everything lacked flavour same for the tartufo pasta. Pizza was ok. Pricy for the quality I do not recommend.

AR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Buca is one of my favorite Italian restaurants to visit - the food is always so delicious! This is the type of place we like to eat for special occasions. As we come once a year, my expectations are always set very high and for the most, they always deliver. The food was amazing as always, and our waitress warmed up to us by the end of our visit. She wasn't pushy which was great, but I do wish she would have given us a bit more info on the menu or special features. Secondly, I will say that our second waitress who wiped down our table after each course could have been a bit more welcoming- she didn't even smile or acknowledge us. Other than that, every bite was delicious and I recommend to all Italian food lovers.

SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was really cool. Our waitress did not seem interested in my party of 3 women. She was more interested in the couple next to us that was enjoying bottles of wine - I guess if you assume people won't spend money they can receive below par service?
I will go back for the food but perhaps I will try another location.

L
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Buca on a Saturday evening for wine and dinner with a good friend. We've been before, in fact, I think that I've dined here at least twenty to thirty times. The food was great, as always, and we were ably assisted in our choices by our server. However, it was with the wine steward that our selections really sang! Both of us having recently spent some time in the Piedmont in Italy, we gravitated to that part of the wine list and were guided through to our ultimate selections while enjoying a great conversation. We were well served throughout the evening with both wine and food. The staff were never obtrusive or interrupting any conversations we were in. But it was the wine steward who made my evening go really well. I'll be looking out for him the next time I go.

F
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way

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