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Il Buco - Il Buco, Barrie, ON
Il Buco - Il Buco, Barrie, ON
Il Buco, Barrie, ON
Il Buco, Barrie, ON
Il Buco, Barrie, ON

Il Buco

4.7
4.7
1193 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (705) 735-9595
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us to enquire about private dining options.
  • Private party contact
    Sue: (705) 735-9595
  • Neighborhood
    Barrie
  • Cross street
    Bayfield
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 1,193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Simcoe County

    Best Overall

  • Simcoe County

    Best Food

  • Simcoe County

    Best Service

  • Simcoe County

    Best Ambiance

  • Simcoe County

    Best Value

  • Simcoe County

    Great for fine wines

  • Simcoe County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Simcoe County

    Romantic

  • Simcoe County

    Great for scenic views

  • Simcoe County

    Good for special occasions

1,193 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our dining experience at Il Bucco. The food is always superb! Get the specials, you will not be disappointed! The roast garlic is a must.

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  2. Hillgoat

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We discovered Il Buco about 4 years ago. Googled “risotto” as we were driving from our Huntsville home to Toronto. Since then we have stopped in Barrie just for Il Buco at every chance. Superb service, food, atmosphere, wine. The servers we have met all seem to love their work and have been there for years. If we want something a little different from the menu, “of course!”. Don’t think you can go wrong.

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  3. Gray

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jamal was our server. He made our anniversary celebration memorable. He recommended the ravioli in pesto sauce with tiger shrimp. The portion was generous the flavours were fabulous. Never a disappointment.

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  4. JesseB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Jamal was on point with everything that restaurant had to offer, he was amazing from the get go. I’ve never been there before and he made it very comfortable and we were very happy that we went. The food was great, the portions were very good. We left full and it didn’t cost a fortune so that’s another plus. Will definitely be going again. Cheers

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  5. CindyA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and outstanding service; the most important things! We think the entrance leaves a lot to be desired; unprofessional and unwelcoming. The restaurant could use a refresh; it’s a bit worn.

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  6. DarrenB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a Barrie gem! The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the value is amazing. Entree prices are in line with chain restos, but at Il Buco you're getting home made, high quality food! I would highly recommend. We were sitting on the glass so the view of the bay was great, and just added to the experience. Excited to go back soon with friends!

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  7. TBS70

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely our favourite Italian restaurant in Barrie . When you enter the restaurant you’re treated like old friends ,whether you go weekly or once a month. Service is great and food is amazing . My only request would be I’d love an Eggplant Parmesan as a special once in a while .

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  8. DanS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was all very nice. The staff was great, and the food was amazing!

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  9. CharlesG

    Puerto Vallarta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food. Will certainly return.

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  10. WALTERL

    Belize

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our goto restaurants in Barrie. Food always cooked to perfection and service top notch.

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  11. ChristineW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our main course was delicious! U fortunately the Calamari appetizer was over cooked. Very rubbery and tough. Our server was also not up to usual standards. He seemed very disinterested and like he didn’t want to be there.

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  12. Normnutt

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, good meal and dessert. Great choice if specials on top of good menu. Nice atmosphere. This was a nice birthday dinner. Will go back.

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  13. IreneM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Great service. Wish they had more appetizers. Not every eats seafood.

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  14. BrianD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue for special dining in Barrie. The menu, food, and service are unfailingly excellent.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely delicious. I had the blackened salmon - it came with a pesto sauce; I don't usually like pesto, but this was scrumptious! I do recommend the antipasto misto as well. My fiancé had the risotto special, and that was also a hit.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Always enjoy our time there. Can’t wait to come back.

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  17. Hcb902

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Italian family atmosphere that you feel welcome in as soon as you walk in. Fantastic prices for the quality of food you receive!

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  18. DanielleS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! When you go, ask for Jamal. His service was amazing!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant. Nice service and food and there is a good view.

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  20. DwainM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing. We highly recommend giving it a try, it is a regular stop on our list for sure.

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  21. WilliamC

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly we never got our main course…..we waited for over an hour for our appetizer and our waitress did very little to assist us….we mentioned that after waiting for over an hour that we wanted to leave and speak to the manager; that took another 20 minutes…..it was very sad as we have always had a great time there and with our friends….we don’t know if that will happen again ! William.
    Il BucoResponded on February 15, 2024
    Hello William. I am sorry for your experience last night. As you mentioned, you have dined with us before so you know this is not a typical occurrence. It was a particularly busy evening and unfortunately that does sometimes slow things down a bit. The total time you were with us was one hour and I am sorry that the complementary drinks and appetizer was not enough to make up for the delay. We do allot a 1.5 hour seating for a table of 2 so had you not cancelled your entrees we would still have likely fallen within that time frame. Should you decide to give us another try, I am sure it will be better.

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  22. ShawnH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and Staff! The atmosphere is also very nice. Great view of the lake as well :)

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time celebrating my girlfriend's birthday at the restaurant last night. Extremely pleased with the experience, especially the attentive and cheerful waiter who took care of us. Highly recommend!

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  24. TBS70

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal our food and service was amazing . Our server remembered that my daughter was vegan and told her anything could be made vegan because it was made to order . Our very favourite place to go for authentic Italian cuisine.

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  25. Kahori

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Barrie! Great for special occasions

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  26. DeanS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great food was good service was awesome was a little loud but not bad for a big restaurantother then that we will be returning

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  27. osmiornica

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place with great service and yummy food.

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  28. JulieL

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and ambience at Il Buco . ..Nikki was our server and she had great suggestions about adding roasted garlic appetizer to the localicious menu Great time and food had by all

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As if Il Bucco wasn’t reasonably priced to begin with. The month of January, locallious, pre-set 3-course dinner for $40. The only downside no regular menu options. Wasn’t informed on Open Table about Locallious. The Lamb shank is super tender and delicious. Fettuccine bolognese was yummy.

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  30. AlitaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Barrielicious.... The menu and specials were all incredible. The homemade pasta I had was mouthwatering full of flavor The service incredible, price amazing Will definitely recommend.

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  31. JoseyV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience overall. Will definitely return. Thank you!!

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  32. AndreaD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favourite restaurant and never had a bad meal since I’ve been going when they opened in 2008. I had the warm mushroom salad that was a treat. The pork tenderloin was tender and full of flavour. If you haven’t tried it please do. Sue and her staff are all top notch.

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  33. TrevorJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious. Our server was very quick, nice and attentive. We will for sure be going back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a good restaurant. Service is good, food is good to very good. I had the arctic char which was pretty boring, my 2 dining partners had the pork tenderloin and loved it! They let me try it it was as the better choice. The warm mushroom salad was great as was the free bread. The tiramisu was also really good. $40 for a 3 course meal was a very good deal!

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  35. AlissaS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The local 3 course menu was spectacular from start to finish! First time visiting and will definitely be back soon.

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  36. GeordieF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there many times and never had a bad meal or service

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  37. CalG

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual. It’s our favourite restaurant in Barrie. Servers are outstanding. Portions are just right and there’s always an extensive choice of specials. If you’re a garlic lover try the roast garlic appetizer. Delicious! We recommend it every chance we get and especially to anyone celebrating a special celebration.

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  38. KellyD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The blackened salmon with salad for lunch was excellent, and a good value. Our server was very pleasant and professional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  39. KristaF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been looking forward to coming there for dinner and it was worth the wait. We enjoyed the evening out. The restaurant was a hoping packed from the time we got there till we left. Good to see lots out enjoying themselves again

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  40. MarissaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently moved to Barrie and have been looking for a little hidden gem and this is it! Everything we ordered was delicious, the portion sizes were great, the drinks were awesome and the service was top notch , thank you Russell!!

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FAQs

Il Buco does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Il Buco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 735-9595.

Il Buco is rated 4.7 stars by 1193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Buco

31 Dunlop Street East, Unit # 101, Barrie, ON L4M1A2

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bayfield
  • Neighborhood
    Barrie
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (705) 735-9595
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us to enquire about private dining options.
  • Private party contact
    Sue: (705) 735-9595
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