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About Buco Ristorante
Buco ristorante was opened in 1998 by the Bucco Family. Located just off of Route 3 in Clifton, we are conveniently located just minutes from the Meadowlands Complex and New York City. The menu at Buco's offers authentic Italian cuisine with excellent steaks and seafood. Daily specials & twilight dining available. Buco's has an extensive wine list and wines by the glass. We pride our self on delicious food and great service at affordable prices.
Clifton, NJ 07012
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment Available Monday, Friday & Saturday Night in our lounge.
Catering Trays To-Go are available. Please call for a menu.
Private parking lot is available
NJ Transit Park & Ride Allwood Road Clifton is located within walking distance to the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buco Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Every time I have been here, I am never disappointed. I have recommended it to so many people. There is so much to try. Plus I love the live music on Friday nights. This restaurant would be wonderful for any occasion. The food is always excellent. And the atmosphere amazing!! Recommended.
Booked this place for my best friend's surprise birthday dinner and the food was absolutely divine. All 7 of us at our dinner table loved the food and the waiter was super friendly and accommodating. The menu has a great variety of tasty vegetarian dishes as well. We ordered 3 different appetizers and everyone got a different pasta dish to share. Every single appetizer and pasta dish that we all shared was phenomenal and tasted authentic. Great wine too. The atmosphere was wonderful and the live piano music was a great plus! Definitely will be coming back here again for sure! You will not be disappointed!
Food was mediocre. Calamari was tough and terrible. Zucchini flowers were tasteless. Pasta was good but other dishes were over sauced and merely satisfactory. Wait service was initially attentive but we had a wait for the main and then the dessert menu. We were unable to catch our waiter’s eye to order dessert so eventually asked another waiter to get us a check and then left without dessert. Room decor, menu, etc. are all out dated. Apparently appeals to the geriatric crowd.
My wife, sister and I enjoyed our meals.
I had the risotto primavera with chicken and shrimp which was very delicious, however the shrimp could have been a little more tender.
My wife enjoyed her veal dish, however she like my sister's veal cacciatore more since the veal was so tender.
The only thing I would change to your restaurant would to not have a liquor license and become a BYOB.
It has been a while since we last dined here. The food was as good as I remember. While the service was not bad, it was not exceptional either.
Here is an example...I happened to overhear the specials for desert being given to another table by a different waiter. When we were offered desert, no mention was made of any additional selections not on the printed menu. I had to ask about one of the items I was interested in and only then was I informed of it being available. Had I not overheard I would never have been informed of any other options. Somewhat disappointing being this is not a cheap place to eat. Overall we enjoyed our meal and will return in the future.
Food quite good; very large portions and moderate prices. We were there at 6PM, at which time not crowded or noisy. Not haute cuisine but very tasty Italian specialties. We especially enjoyed the beef ragu over polenta as an appetizer (large enough for 2 people). Service is friendly and attentive. Easy to reach with parking onsite.
I found the restaurant on OpenTable, and visited with my parents in honor of Father's Day. It kind of looks like a little hole in the wall, but once you get in it's a special gem. The food was delicious, and the service very attentive, but they knew when to give us time to enjoy our meal and drink our wine. I would definitely go back!
Poor service marred what should have been a good experience.
We have eaten at Buco's numerous times with good result; this meal was very disappointing. Dining with another couple, we made it very clear to our waitperson that we did not want to be rushed and, once the appetizer was served, to check with us prior to ordering up the main courses. We were assured this would be no problem. The waitperson told us to simply get her attention when we wanted the meal to be fired up. Unfortunately, immediately after the last salad plate was taken away servers attempted to serve the main course. We had the food taken away.
Subsequently, the manager/owner came to the table to assure us that fresh meals would be prepared; we would not be served reheated food. Confusion in the kitchen was reported as the problem.
After the main dishes were cleared two dishes were to be saved as leftovers. One came back without any of the vegetables that were on the plate. We asked for that to be corrected. Several minutes later the leftovers were returned, with vegetables. The server stated that he found the original plate in the kitchen and used those vegetables. Yikes! As those leftovers could no longer be trusted, we chose not to take them. A waste. The manager did not return to the table regarding this issue.
Throughout the meal (appetizer and main course) our conversation was repeatedly interrupted as waitstaff removed each plate as each diner was done. Proper serving in fine dining restaurants have waitstaff wait until all diners are finished with a course before clearing dishes.
There is obviously a need for better staff training in the front and back end of this restaurant. The food is usually good and we like the live music on the weekends. This experience, however, left all four of us with a bad taste and questions as to whether or not we should return.
The ambiance was great, my kina place..They had some live music , very entertaining. Our server was top notch. Very attentive and friendly. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed it..Nice crowd of people and it wasn't loud , I can actually hear her talk ..We will definitelybe back.
This is the 4th time we've been to Buco and every time we have been completely happy . The food is delicious, the service is great and the prices are reasonable. I brought a friend from out off town this time and he kept raving about the meal. I highly recommend Buco
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