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Absolutely phenomenal customer service, wonderful atmosphere
The service was absolutely fantastic. I booked the evening as a anniversary with my girlfriend and we were greeted at the door with a friendly "happy anniversary" as soon as I gave the gentleman my booking info. We were given complimentary prosecco and again wished happy anniversary. The desert tiramisu was exceptional and hands down the best tiramisu I've had in Toronto. The manager greeted us after our meal and we had a pleasant conversation during which he also wished us happy anniversary and gave us a small box of pasta and raw ingredients that we could use to make lunch the next day. Overall the service was outstanding. I will be coming back and recommending this restaurant to others.
Service was great, vibe was awesome, most our food was delicious eggplant zucchini cake our ice cold! Pasta was popping hot! Overall greasy places would still come again
Unbelievable foods and service. A five star experience from booking to dining to coat check. We felt like the most important people there.
First of all, wow. Just wow. Although the location is a little hard to find, this restaurant was amazing from start to finish. The host and manager greeted me and offered to take my coat and were extremely friendly. The staff is all very helpful and professional. The ambiance is very nice! My dinner portion was a little smaller than I would have liked, but Jesus Christ that was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Order the Brigoli!!! Dessert: fantastic. I had the Tiramisu Buca and it was like four desserts in one. I would 100% come back to Toronto just to visit Buca again. Thank you!!!!
hands down, best pizza in TO
As always, a fantastic dining experience. Chef and the entire team were on point. Roberto remembered the bottle of wine I ordered back in DECEMBER
The bigoli is one of my all-time favourite pasta dishes. Ingredients, preparation and presentation are always on point
Will keep coming back
It was a great birthday celebration for our son with family and friends attending (7). Our server was attentive, confident in his food recommendations and the pace of service was perfect.
I was very pleased that Buca was able to increase the reservation from 4 people to 7 same day. The request was handled professionally and seamlessly.
We will be back!
Outstanding! We each had cocktails; appetizers (we asked to be surprised by a cheese and charcuterie tray and it was possibly the best one we had ever had); mains and desserts.
There were 4 of us and for everything we had, we each “raved” about our choices!
Our server Ruben, was spot on with all his recommendations and helped to make it a perfect night. His level of service (and those supporting him with our table) was also impeccable.
The manager brought over a home made pasta “kit” for the birthday person to prepare and enjoy the next night at home. A very nice touch for a table of foodies!
The whole Buca team is to be commended for a night that we all gave 10/10!
Great service, great cocktails, great food and great atmosphere. Would definitely return
Always a great dinner experience. Very attentive staff
Food was nothing special and the service was slow. Seemed overpriced for the value, we were expecting more
I wasn't prepared for how incredibly delicious this meal at Buca wasn't going to be. The tuna crudo was light and fresh and the house bread with eggplant spread was nothing short of a revelation (I would have liked to take home a jar of it!) The duck yolk pasta with duck offal ragout was creamy, savoury and perfectly al dente. Flavours I won't soon forget! I would be remiss to not mention the outstanding Tiramisu, complete with a perfect brulee'd layer before the whip on top adding texture and a delicious burnt, sweet note. Highly recommend - will be back for sure!
Way too expensive for the quality of food received
Food and service was disappointing. Don’t think I’ll ever return.
Son got into grad school
Excellent dining experience. Server was very knowledgeable about the menu. All cooked well and hot! First time coming and we'll definitely be back.
Excellent as always! Don’t skip the burrata pizza, it’s a must have! Every time we are in Toronto we visit here! Well done.
Great food, we went early to hope to get an earlier seating and they made us wait a bit even though there were empty tables.
Front door staff were friendly and courteous. When we were seated we were approached by multiple servers. No one introduced themselves and no one identified who would be our primary server. It then became obvious who our primary server was. Unfortunately she was more concerned with checking in with her friends at another table. We were clearly an afterthought. We were there celebrating a friend’s Milestone birthday which I had indicated on the reso. There was no effort to even acknowledge the birthday. I had previously been to Buca for a birthday which is why I had chosen to return. Unfortunately the service this time around was so disappointing and I’m not sure I’ll return or can suggest this restaurant is worth it. I got better service at the MOCA (at the cafe) and Terroni this past weekend.
First time to BUCA which came highly recommended. My date and I sat at the bar. Food, atmosphere, service and wine was all terrific. You also had Gluten free pasta option which was a deciding factor on making a reservation. BUCA should offer a gluten free pizza crust to expand the menu for people that can not eat gluten.
Mentioned it was for special occasion in the open table, but no question was asked. Thats the only complaint. Also, its super hard to find the restaurant as it is hidden in the alley. Other than that, we enjoyed the food and the service.
This was an al around amazing experience!
Food was exceptional and the wait staff very attentive. Only drawback is it’s very noisy and difficult to have a conversation unless you raise your voice and then run the risk of having your conversation overheard by your neighbours.
Excellent food. Varied menu. Excellent service. Perfect guidance on wine selection and pairing. Interesting location but seemed a little too loud for me personally.
Their pizza is out of this world. Order the pomodoro e tartufo. You will not be disappointed. Our server, Amrita, was top notch. We took her lead and let her choose our meals. Fantastic.
Buca has great ambiance, with warm flattering lighting that offsets the industrial look of the building. Drinks were a bit expensive, but certainly very good. We split the Parmigiana Di Melanzane to start and it was absolutely incredible, the perfect balance of flavours. The Proscuitto pizza was also delicious, with airy melt-in-your-mouth crust and a generous portion of Proscuitto. Service was spot-on, with the servers recognizing our needs before they were even vocalized, without being over-bearing. Perfect for a date night or a fun evening with friends. Will definitely return!
The food was absolutely AMAZING. If you’re looking for a legit Italian spot, this is the right place.
Superior food and service , not your ordinary Italian restaurant. I’ve gone with Italian friends and they say it’s very authentic.
The only real complaint was the print is so small and the restaurant so dark - I couldn't read the menu at all - which would have been nice. The waitress though explained things.
Their food and desserts used to be very very good. I was driving all the way from Newmakert to Downtown toronto only to go to Buca but I have been there last weekend and I realized their foods get so salty and their tiramisu uses to be awesome but this time their tiramisu was awful. I would not go back there any more.👎
Very good service and food
Food was amazing, service was great, drinks too. All around great experience.
We add some friends over for the weekend and we wanted to have a great Italien experience. We went before a d we loved our experience. Unfortunately this time the service was awful and we were feeling a lot of pressure to get out at the end of our diner. Rushing us to finish the second expensive bottle of wines we ordered because we were one of the last clients in the restaurant. I wasn’t impress by the food either. The overall vibe was good but our waitress was the worse and kind a give us a bad mood from the start...
Was great overall - really enjoyed the burrata appetizer!
I came here specifically on my trip into Toronto, one of my favourite restaurants. I asked the chef if he could make pasta carbonara for me as it wasnt on the menu for the day, he did and it was perfect. I love this restaurant and recommend it to every one. Appreciate the great service I received from all the waiters.
I love Buca’s thin crust pizza! Absolutely the most flavour with the freshest ingredients.
Buca is rated 4.6 stars by 1938 OpenTable diners.