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Il Buco

4.3
4.3
1296 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

Warm rustic atmosphere, with an antiques filled decor, featuring a chef's table, a beautiful wine cellar, and main dining room. Beloved by foodies for its inventive use of the best ingredients available, il Buco is one of New York’s hidden treasures.

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Menu

Main

  • Cestino di Pane, Sale, Olio$5.00

    house baked bread basket by Sheena Otto, Trapanese fiore di sale, il Buco extra virgin olive oil

    • Zuppa$12.00

      chilled purée of heirloom beets, cucumber, toasted pine nuts, yogurt, chives

      • Rigatonchini$23.00

        house made pasta, Hudson Valley rabbit sugo, pecorino

        • Tagliolini$50.00

          house made egg pasta, Australian black summer truffles, butter, parmigiano

          • Spaghetti$28.00

            artisan dried pasta, Maine peekytoe crab, English peas, Calabrian chili, parsley

            • Risotto$24.00

              Principato di Lucedio carnaroli rice, chanterelle mushrooms, baby spinach, castelmagno cheese

              • Pesce$34.00

                grilled whole Spanish dorade, summer vegetable caponata, fino basil

                • Anatra$32.00

                  seared Rohan duck breast, bi-color corn, blueberries, frisée, red currants

                  • Maiale$30.00

                    cast iron roasted Flying Pigs Farm heritage pork chop, shaved celery, stone fruits, marcona almonds, black garlic

                    • Bistecca$40.00

                      grilled Painted Hills Farm wagyu skirt steak, heirloom cherry tomatoes, lemon cucumber, Tropea onions, ricotta salata

                      Olive Oil Tasting

                      we are offering distinct extra virgin olive oils to complement your meal; a tasting of all three $16

                      • "Biancolilla" 2016

                        delicate and fruity with notes of orange blossom and a soft spicy finish - Trapani, Sicily

                        • "Cerasuola" 2016

                          a hearty varietal olive, fruity and fresh with very green flavors; finishing with slightly bitter, spicy and sweet flavors - Trapani, Sicily

                          • "Moraiolo" 2016

                            November harvest with an intense grassy aroma and fruity, spicy flavors with a smoky finish - Foligno, Umbria

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                            What 1,296 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            4.3
                            4.3 based on all time ratings
                            • 4.3Food
                            • 4.1Service
                            • 4.3Ambience
                            • 3.9Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            1. NI

                              NICOLEC

                              New York Area

                              6 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on December 3, 2016

                              overall3food2service5ambience5

                              This was my second time dining there - both times I thought the food was way over-rated and extremely over-priced for what you are getting.

                            2. CD

                              CarlieD

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              vip
                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 1, 2016

                              overall2food3service1ambience4

                              I was quite underwhelmed with the food, especially for the high prices. We were also let down because we informed the hostess earlier that we were celebrating our anniversary, and they didn't do anything special for us. Would not go back here.

                            3. a

                              anonymous

                              New York Area

                              47 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              47 reviews

                              Dined on November 26, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I've enjoyed dining at il Buco every time I go there for the last 20 years.. Only downside is not always easy to get reservation... sigh They have excellent wine list ; but being picky on wine, I hate to spend more than half of the bill on wine ; thus their accommodation of corkage fee of $35 is quite reasonable.. Bravo !

                            4. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              69 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              69 reviews

                              Dined on November 26, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              First time and a great time! Food was impeccable and service was sublime! Very ahead of the curve with pre meal contact and wonderfully friendly faces when you arrive. Sommelier had complete command of the wine list and our service person Johnny took complete control and provided a happy and winning experience!

                            5. M

                              Mary

                              Columbus

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 25, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We ordered small plates throughout the evening -- one or two at a time -- and everything was exquisite. The staff was attentive and did not rush us through our meal. It was one of the best meals I've had in New York.

                            6. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              4 reviews

                              3.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on November 17, 2016

                              overall3food4service4ambience3

                              The table was very uncomfortable. It was too low and I couldn't get my legs under it. The noise level was very high. We had to shout. It's too bad, even though the meal was outstanding , I'm not sure we'd return.I prefer the Alimentari restaurant over Il Buco.

                            7. SH

                              StineHR

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 15, 2016

                              overall2food4service1ambience4

                              I had made the reservation 2 weeks in advance, and we were looking forward to visit Il Buco. BUT - since the restaurant does not use Open Table anymore, they had not received our reservation and we had no table irrespective of the fact that the booking was made through Il Buco's homepage and that we had recieved confirmation on our booking from Open Table two days in advance. We therefore had our dinner in the bar - without any compensation (a drink, an apology, etc.) - nothing. Very bad service (or no service at all...) The food was lovely and the waiter in the bar was very service-minded.

                            8. VD

                              VillageDiner

                              New York Area

                              118 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              118 reviews

                              Dined on November 6, 2016

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              We were initially taken to a horrible table in the back room but our request to be moved was granted and we were soon in the very cozy and rustic main dining room. Service thereafter was friendly and attentive. We started with olives (good) and found a fairly priced Umbrian red from il Buco's extensive list of Italian wines. We shared a rigatoni with meat sauce to begin (superb), and then had the cavoletti salad (excellent) and the pork main dish (quite good). Il Buco has wonderful bread, served with excellent olive oil. At $120 pp il Buco is not an everyday dining destination but is worth repeated visits. This was our third time and we expect to return.

                            9. H

                              Hector

                              New York Area

                              44 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              44 reviews

                              Dined on November 5, 2016

                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                              Great food and service.

                            10. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Raleigh

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 5, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Incredible meal. Loved the wine list and service. Atmosphere is a break away from the reality outside of the front doors. All in all... Dope-io. ;-)

                            11. s

                              suledo

                              London

                              14 reviews

                              4.0

                              14 reviews

                              Dined on November 4, 2016

                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                              Hip and cool farmhouse setting for great modern Italian food. Pricey and noisy but service is great and the vibe is happening.

                            12. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on November 4, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I love Il Buco. There is so much integrity and high quality of care in the food and service. It is absolutely one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC.

                            13. AJ

                              AllanJ

                              Miami

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on November 3, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was our 20th Anniversary, and I can't think of a better restaurant for an occasion like that: great food, excellent service and wonderful ambiance. Only downside was the noise level, which for our tender 'senior' ears was a bit too much. But everything else made up for it!

                            14. MB

                              MichaelB

                              New York Area

                              8 reviews

                              4.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on November 2, 2016

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Very charming high-end Italian in a comfortably rustic setting on a cobble-stoned Manhattan block. Impeccable service and hospitality.

                            15. R

                              Robert

                              New York Area

                              32 reviews

                              5.0

                              32 reviews

                              Dined on November 1, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Il Buco never fails. Hip and fun atmosphere, great food!

                            16. D

                              Diane

                              New York Area

                              8 reviews

                              3.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on October 29, 2016

                              overall3food5service4ambience1

                              We have enjoyed il buco for more than a decade but our experience on Saturday was disappointing. Food was excellent. However, there was a wait for the table and when seats were available at the bar we were asked to get up because they were reserved for people eating. Our table was in a cramped area in the bar and noise level was unbearable.

                            17. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 28, 2016

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              It was a nice moment for us visit Il Buco. Sure we come back again. Best!

                            18. LI

                              LIFoodie

                              New York Area

                              6 reviews

                              3.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on October 28, 2016

                              overall3food4service5ambience4

                              I do not like to split a large table for 2 different parties... too cramped.

                            19. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on October 25, 2016

                              overall3food2service2ambience3

                              Nice venue but very pricey for the quality of food offered. It supposed to be a Mediterranean restaurant but most ingredients come from the US. Do not go there if you want to eat pure Mediterranean food.

                            20. m

                              martsuz

                              Vancouver

                              25 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              25 reviews

                              Dined on October 24, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Our second visit and we could not have asked for better

                            21. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on October 21, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Consistently good food, great service and very nice vibe. We got a table outside and it was just perfect. I love this place and it continues to be a favorite of mine.

                            22. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 19, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing food and great service!

                            23. BT

                              BradT

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on October 14, 2016

                              overall2food1service2ambience3

                              This "upscale" version of their lower key Sister restaurant which is delightful is not worth the extra $. Terribly slow service between first and main course then when the main came the lamb was ok but the steak was an unacceptable and inedible cut of meat. To be fair the manager asked if we wanted something else but it was too late and too long to prep so we declined and also declined the comp dessert offer as well. Just wanted to leave.

                            24. LS

                              LaurieS

                              New York Area

                              23 reviews

                              5.0

                              23 reviews

                              Dined on October 8, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Loved this restaurant. Food was impeccably and creatively prepared and the service was excellent...better than most. We will definitely return!

                            25. W

                              Watcher

                              New York Area

                              12 reviews

                              2.0

                              12 reviews

                              Dined on October 8, 2016

                              overall2food3service3ambience2

                              Frankly disappointed. Had eaten there before and enjoyed it. Went for an early lunch. We all had either pasta or risotto, and it was agreed that it was good. But there were no vegetables to be found, no small salad, nothing crunchy. It was kind of like eating oatmeal in the morning and heading off to work. Not a real meal.

                            26. JV

                              JeanV

                              New York Area

                              5 reviews

                              3.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on October 7, 2016

                              overall3food2service3ambience3

                              The food was just average, although the bread and olives were very good. I had a salad which was tiny and just okay. I would go there for a drink to sit on the patio, which I had done prior to this visit.

                            27. C

                              Cjjb54

                              New York Area

                              34 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              34 reviews

                              Dined on October 5, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Great food, interesting wine list and attentive and friendly service. The main room can get a little loud so for a quiet tete a tete would suggest the wine cellar. I love this place!

                            28. W

                              Wigsie

                              Hampshire

                              15 reviews

                              5.0

                              15 reviews

                              Dined on October 3, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I think this restaurant is amazing, truly delicious food, knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere And can't wait to return.

                            29. w

                              williamr

                              Pittsburgh

                              6 reviews

                              4.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on October 1, 2016

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              We enjoyed the restaurant. The only complaint that we had was it was too dark inside. Many people were using their cellphones or the candles on the table to see their menu, including us.

                            30. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Manchester

                              3 reviews

                              4.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on September 26, 2016

                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                              40th birthday trip to New York. Drew wine recommendation was great and she was really charming. Have the Pomodoro soup and lamb!

                            31. EE

                              EasyE

                              London

                              34 reviews

                              5.0

                              34 reviews

                              Dined on September 26, 2016

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              Second time here. Love it. Cosy, authentic, relaxed and romantic ambience. Needs a bar/waiting area though. We were a little early for our table and were ‘directed’ to the bar for a drink. Which is fine apart from the fact that there are diners at the bar so we have to lean over them to order drinks which was way too awkward – especially if there are more than 2 of you. The menu is all seasonal so everything we enjoyed was fresh and delicious. The bread basket was nice with the delicious nutty olive oil. We didn’t order it but when we saw the neighbours dish delivered we ordered Kale Caesar salad which was really really good. All our courses were fresh and delicious and the wine list is a treat for any buffs – a varied price range too. The tables are mostly large and shared but they have a neat way of splitting larger tables with plants which works really well.

                            32. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Dallas

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on September 24, 2016

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Great service excellent environment. Good match food and wine

                            33. SL

                              SusanL

                              New York Area

                              38 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              38 reviews

                              Dined on September 22, 2016

                              overall2food2service2ambience3

                              Very disappointed with the food choices and prep and presentation.The staff was easily confused and did keep track of orders and arrival of food.

                            34. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 18, 2016

                              overall2food1service4ambience4

                              The starter was good with different kinds of charcuteri. The risotto tasted like rice porridge and was not good at all. It is an easy dish to do, so I dont understand how it could turn out like this. Also I did not find the Zucchini Flowers that was in the description of the dish. During dinner suddenly I got bitten like ten times on each leg - it did not seem like mosquitoes so maybe it was fleas. We were sitting outside and the neighbours at the table had brought their dog... The place is too pricy for what it is. The service was excellent!

                            35. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Hawaii

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 18, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Loved Il Buco. The food was sensational and the flavours extremely well considered. Very good sized portions too and great for sharing (so we could try more!). Service was impeccable, the staff were friendly and very knowledgable in wine recommendations and matching with food. We had the ceviche, prawns, octopus and risotto. All simply delicious. The highlight was the fruit tart and wine match though! 100% would recommend and go again.

                            36. LP

                              LindaP

                              New England

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on September 17, 2016

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Food was excellent. We had gluten, vegan and regular diet diners and we all loved it. Definitely would recommend

                            37. LW

                              LauraW

                              New York Area

                              6 reviews

                              3.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on September 15, 2016

                              overall3food5service5ambience2

                              The service was great. The food was exceptional. The noise level last Thursday was abusive. Management should consider asking obnoxious parties to be more considerate of others. Everyone at the communal table was suffering. We were pushed out before dessert. It's a shame.

                            38. MN

                              MoxieNYC

                              New York Area

                              48 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              48 reviews

                              Dined on September 8, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was always one of our favorite restaurants when we were dating. The atmosphere lends itself to intimacy even though around you in the shadow filled room the service impeccably dances around to deliver a memorable evening. So, when we got married, the obvious choice for our wedding dinner was Il Buco. It didn't disappoint and never dies. The food is reliably fantastic. And we are always so grateful that even though our anniversary overlaps with fashion week they manage to fit us in. This year was like no exception...I love them.

                            39. S

                              Sylvia

                              New York Area

                              17 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              17 reviews

                              Dined on September 7, 2016

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              Wonderful unique NY experience with fine food and sophisticated diners. Service was elegant in a antique store setting. Highly recommended.

                            40. DA

                              DebbyA

                              Los Angeles

                              19 reviews

                              4.0

                              19 reviews

                              Dined on August 27, 2016

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              My son and I ate early before heading off to the theater, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We shared the dishes and had the olive starter, two wonderful salads, (fava bean salad and tomato/panzanella salad)"deconstructed" lasagna, and a snapper dish.

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