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Il Buco

4.7
652 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Il Buco is one of Barrie's best kept secrets. It is fine Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Come and enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner while taking in the beautiful view of Kempenfelt Bay.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch:

Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm


Dinner:

Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(705) 735-9595
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Please contact us to enquire about private dining options.
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Private party contact
Sue: (705) 735-9595
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bayfield
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Parking details
Parking is available on Dunlop Street or around back in the municipal lot. Free after 5pm and on weekends. There is an entrance on either side.
Additional
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 652 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I went for out anniversary and was sested promptly (made reservations). The waiter was very attentive and friendly . The food was wonderful!
I recommend this to all my friends and no one has ever regretted it!
This is our restaurant of choice!
Bravo!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

IL Buco is never a disappointment; always excellent food served nice and hot!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always had a great meal and great service every time we are there. I would recommend the place to anyone I know. Will be back agai.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I took my mom for Mother’s Day and we had an amazing time and meal. Our waiter was pleasant and made sure all our needs were met. He even made a lovely wine recommendation and didn’t seem concerned with trying to sell us based on price. As I come from Oakville and find myself eating in Toronto often as well, it was very refreshing to find such great quality food for much better pricing and with much better service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent Outdoor patio with waterfront View. Super Food, superb wine. Great Beer.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Meal was excellent as usual. Our waiter, Russ, was excellent. Nice wine list. Looking forward to coming and enjoying the patio.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Biggest asset, the people that work there. The food is authentic and delicious. The service is classy, attentive but not intrusive
It is by far one of the better Italian Restaurants across Canada (Business travelled the country for a few years). It's our local favourite. Bravo IL Buco

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We are always happy with both the food (which is excellent) and the service. They have an awesome Tenor on board so mention birthdays, he will sing for you. Love love love this place.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Mother and daughter dinner

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was a little slower then I’m used to, keep in mind it was a packed house on a Friday night so I guess it was expected.

Overall I would return back just to hear the waiter sing happy birthday. Fantastic voice.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Entrance / exit extremely poor lower level..rusted doors,dirty walls and floors. Had taken newly married friends as a gift to them. We were somewhat embarrassed! Our first time to II Buco, at Winterlicious, we entered at the main street entrance. Found that entrance extremely disappointing as well. Soiled walls and unclean floors do not make a good impression.

Food, service and friendliness ... Excellent

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The singer is a great touch , great voice , it added to the fun . When in Italy some of the staff would come out and sing we loved it .

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 48th anniversary here. The service was excellent as was the food. We both had the Classic Caesar Salad and followed it with the Pork Scaloppini Gorganzola. This Gorganzola sauce is to die for . The atmosphere is like being in Italy, the decor and small details. The view is very nice as you look out over the bay. We will definitely be dining here again and would highly recommend that people come here to enjoy the experience.
Thank you to the staff for great service and great food.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Amazing food , great service

Would recommend this place !!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

This is a great restaurant with authentic Italian food, lovely atmosphere, great staff and service and good value. Ciao!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Fabulous dinner ! We just loved the high table that was reserved for us. Our waiter was excellent and introduced us to a great new wine. It was a special occasion and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We visited il Buco for our anniversary. I can't say enough about the atmosphere and the service (authentic through and through). They paid attention to every little detail without being over the top.

Our server, Cyril, was fantastic. He had an amazing sense of humour and really brought home the whole experience.

The food you ask?

It was sensational!

Please don't let the prices fool you. This place is the real deal, and at a reasonable price. As mentioned, the attention to detail was really impressive.

I have already recommended it to friends and colleagues and will be back when the opportunity presents itself.

Thank you for a great experience.

PS: if the bone-in veal chop is on special, and you are a real meat fan, please do yourself a favour and order it. It is delicious and massive (ala. Flintstones).

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We went for the food, (which was fantastic) and enjoyed the entertaining waiter. He was the true Italian experience! We will (and have) referred our friends to this wonderful little gem! Thanks for making our wedding day so special!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My favourite restaurant by far. The food and service is always amazing. Ive been going there for about 4 years and i have never had a bad experience there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service, amazing food. Decent wine list and cozy, comfortable atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent gem in downtown Barrie, service was amazing, cozy on a winter night and beautiful when the patio is open on a summer night. Great for date night, food is quality and authentic. Great wine list as well.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food and service was fantastic! Ordered the mussels and calamari as appetizers. Calamari was a bit spicier than anticipated, but still enjoyed it. The Pickerel was the fish of the day, and was prepared great with delicious vegetables. Manicotti was fantastic! Entrees were so good I had to order another and had the lasagna! Our server also did a great job of having the meals out in a very timely fashion, keeping us looked after, but not checking in too excessively. Looking forward to our next night out here!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic restaurant. It is always a great experience there. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good food and service. Definitely one of the best spots in Barrie.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I love this restaurant. We were celebrating son's birthday who loves Italian cuisine. Our waiter was wonderful, charming and friendly. The food was wonderful! Fresh ingredients and so flavourful. We are definitely return customers.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service was great; our waiter was such a sweetheart and hilarious too. The food was incredible. There was no ridiculous wait times even though the place was packed. Overall a great experience. I would definitely recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We have been here several times and have had a wonderful experience every time. The food is fresh and amazing and the staff are the best in Barrie. I would not hesitate to book for any occasion, I know I will never be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious food, fast friendly service, and great atmosphere. Will definitely recommend to others and dine there again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful dining experience, the food to the drinks to the service everything was exceptional would highly recommend this place

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My sister was visiting from BC. It was a great place to meet and catch up. The food and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always 100% at IL Bucco as expected, honestly I feel like family here, they treat you so well and food is always absolutely delectable, save room for dessert either the tiramisu or cheesecake, both will leave you wanting more.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We visited Il Buco for a date night, and we were delighted. As requested on the reservation, we were seated near the window. I thought it might be chilly, but there was a little heater against the back wall below the wall fireplace, which added warmth and ambiance.
We really wanted to talk, and were able to because our server seemed to be there only when needed. She was extremely knowledgable about the menu, offered great suggestions, and gave us plenty of time to enjoy the food and conversation, as she drifted in only as required.
We shared a delicious roasted garlic appetizer. My partner had the cannelloni and I had the ravioli, and we shared the cheesecake with caramel topping. All of it tasted amazing, and we have already made plans to return.
Next Steps for Il Buco? I understand there is an elevator, but have no idea how anyone would access it. Not a concern for us, but might be a good idea to post signage at both entrance stairs with brief, clear directions for older and/or handicapped patrons re: elevator location and use.
I loved our meal, and found several meat-free options, but would also like to see one meat/dairy/egg-free choice.
Overall, a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Love everything about this place! The food and wine are always fantastic - I would definitely recommend Il Buco to anyone who likes quality food for a reasonable price. Though you can't go wrong with anything on the menu, make sure to try the creme brule...

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I had the lasagna and was disappointed with the portion size, it was very small. I wish I had taken a picture. My wife and friend had the chicken parmageon they were very generous portions.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Meeting a friend - good food and lovely wine

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I never leave disappointed, to the greetings at the door to service to the outstanding food, I’ll Bucco knows what they are doing and do it very well when it comes to pasta.
Definitely has become our favourite spot, we’d come more often if we could.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Absolutely delightful! Anytime I am in the Barrie area I head to Il Buco to eat. Guaranteed delicious eating at a very affordable price. I love my coffee and theirs is A+++++

Highly recommend a visit - or several to Il Buco!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

It was my birthday so we went to a restaurant that we had been to before and knew it would be good. We were not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Amazing food! They accommodated my reservation request by seating us at the window. The wait staff was very personable and fun to deal with. We had a great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always a favourite after 7 visits over a two-year period.

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