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About Buca

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.

604 King St. West
Toronto, ON M5V 1M6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner
Sunday - Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
King St. West & Portland St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 865-1600

Website:
http://www.buca.ca/

Executive Chef:
Rob Gentile

Private Party Contact:
Chris Loizou: (416) 865-1600

Additional:
Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Buca Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Romantic (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Authentic (28)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely great - service and food spectacular. A little pricey but worth every penny - have been to more expensive places but nowhere near the quality and great service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced, cramped. We were in our neighboring tables’ conversations that’s how close we were

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Favourite restaurant in toronto. Food and service is great!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

I have looked at this restaurant many times but have never been. Wow! What an amazing experience. The food was absolutely incredible and the service was perfect. We will 100% return. So impressed.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was not good for such an expensive, trendy restaurant. We left most of it behind

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

So good as usual!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely impressed by the food, we tried the
Gnocco Frito - surprisingly delightful
Bigoli - delicious as expected
Tagliatelle - packed with complimenting flavours
Tiramisú - INCREDIBLE, this was the perfect tiramisú in every way.

*Impeccable service, they were on top of everything and had very thorough descriptions of all items on the menu, including little tastes of Italy, like where you would likely find the dish, and how it might be served there.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I had my 30th birthday dinner with my boyfriend here. It was a great choice. The service was fantastic from the moment we entered the restaurant to when we left. The food was amazing!! We ordered the salumi platter, parmigiana melenzane, nodini, branzino cicoria. Our attentive waitress suggested a very rare pasta dish called "Su Filindeu" and we were so happy we got it. At the end of our dinner, I was given a gift of fresh pasta with cheese and olive oil which my boyfriend and I used the following day. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or for those who just enjoy great cuisine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our Waiter was awful food was pretty good but they wouldn’t honor a gift card from bar Buca when the person who sold it guaranteed it was good for all three locations. The waiter was very rude when declining the gift card and I quote “sorry I don’t make the rules not our problem” Now bar Buca will not refund the gift card even with a receipt so we are forced to go to bar Buca (or give $100 away) even though my wife and I both can’t find anything appetizing on the menu...If you go I hope you have a much more pleasant experience than we did!

Tags: Tapas
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fabulous. Loved the food, the place, the service. Pleasantly surprised even with great expectations, wow, can't wait to go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was probably the best meal i had, im Italian and have been to many Italian restaurants in Toronto this was by far the most distinct and authentic, you wont find this kind of cuisine anywhere else, it is a materpiece. I had the Cervello to start and spaghetti al nero di maiale, which i recommend for anyone who goes here!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great date spot! Amazing service. Very accommodating to my dietary concerns.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and fabulous service. The scallops and branzino were perfect!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Err expensive. Food was mediocre. Pizza was excellent but the rest one star. Very overpriced.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual Buca knocks it out of the park. Here for our anniversary this time - and each and every dish was wonderful, from the cheese selection to the tartara and nodini, the tagliatelle and the su filendeu, to the wonderful desserts and perfect wine reco. Thanks to Tamara and Emanuele and the whole team. Service was impeccable. We’ll remember this night fondly!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent dining experience at Buca. It was our anniversary and they made it very special.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Love Buca. Has become one of my "go to" spots; for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Amazing. Great food.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was amazing. The tables were slightly too close for my liking, I felt like I was on a date with the table beside us but food was great, they didn't rush us and everyone was absolutely friendly. 100% will be going back

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Highly recommended date spot, very classy vibe and outstanding food and service!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was amazing from the moment we walked in. Our server Zoey was fantastic, the food was to die for, and the dining room was pretty cool.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Authentic
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

food portion was way too small for price being paid

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing, staff were great, food was unbelievable, amazing time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went for my daughters birthday and had a great time. Seated quickly, then attentive service. The appetizers were excellent (my wife and daughter get an eggplant side for an appetizer). Then the mains, all were again great. The basic dish I ordered had a fine pasta but they still managed to deliver it al dente. One tip- the usual entrance is now off Portland while work is done next door on King street. Also, parked on Portland, so no problem with the silly driving restrictions

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 17, 2017

An absolute disaster. Arrived at 8:35 for an 8:30 reservation because we arrived at the listed address on King Street and there was no indication anywhere that the entrance was half a block up the side street. Told that our table was just being prepared and asked to wait at a stand up bar so that we could be hustled for drinks, and of course we were positioned 10 feet away from our already ready and waiting table. When my wife sat on here chair it was extremely wobbly and it took 3 waiter visits till we finally told them to just exchange it with another. Noise level was excruciating.
No question that the quality of ingredients is extremely high, and when we had prepared dishes they were well prepared. We had a good plate of salumi with a few cheeses added, then a $50 plate of a very good gnocchi with truffles, then waited another 40 minutes for the other pasta dish that we had ordered which was the disaster of the night. It was described on the menu as special pasta made in Sardegna in a lamb broth with lamb neck, cheese and a special olive oil. It was assembled in front of us and turned out to be basically an Italian Ramen soup bowl. They placed the large bowl of soup in the middle of the table, and gave us serving utensils and two plates! to eat it off of. Ridiculous and a $48 bowl of soup. Overly pretentious and they think they are lot mor about hip and hype that a great dining experience. We high tailed it straight out after that, foregoing coffee and dessert, 2 1/2 hours was more than we could stand

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful experience, the staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very good one!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

There was class, quality, as well as comfort on all levels. Fish was delicious, everything arrived timely and our server (1) was extraordinary: kind, knowledgeable, attentive, discreetly observant, timely. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The chef giving us the take home recipe and pasta really made our night and made us both feel really special.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

All of the food was either extremely good or extremely bad. It had some of the better I have had in Toronto. But also some of the worst food as well. The venue was nice and the staff were great

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I go to a lot of restaurants but this one was one of the best I have ever been to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious food !! Amazing service!! Will definitely be back !

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The service was awful. We were sat and the server took 30 minutes to get to us then the food was extremely slow coming out.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was way too dark where we were seated and it was not possible to have a candle at our table. We are in our 30s it’s not like we have bad eyesight or anything; it was just really dark.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was my first time at Buca and let me just say I cannot wait to go back!! I have been to Buca bar, which was amazing, but this was outstanding! I enjoy trying new things so the lambs brains and the pig ears were actually extremely delicious. Their menu changes regularly so I am excited to return and try some new delicacies they have added. Bounissimo!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Certainly the best Italian meal we have ever experienced. Right from the moment we were greeted at reception with polish and open friendliness to the moment our waiter asked us to wait because the Chef wished to speak to us before we left.
An astonishing experience really.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The staff was attentive and personable. We even received an anniversary gift box of fresh pasta at the end of the evening!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in Toronto. Everything from the service, the food, the ambiance, and the wine recommendations were on point. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Extremely good food and service. The lighting made the menu a little difficult to see but overall everything was to be expected and then some. Would definitely dine here again AND recommend to any of my friends.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious. We met our server choose the menu & wines. Best decision ever!

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