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About Il Buco

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.

31 Dunlop Street East
Unit # 101
Barrie, ON L4M1A2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Bayfield

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(705) 735-9595

Website:
http://www.ilbucoristorante.com/

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.

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us to enquire about private dining options.

Private Party Contact:
Sue: (705) 735-9595

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Il Buco Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Waterfront (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (23)
Scenic View (21)
Authentic (18)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Business Meals (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fun (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We love this restaurant and visit quite often. The service is always impeccable and the food is well worth returning time after time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant and as for people who really like to eat Italian food, this place is a gem. The food was amazing everything was cooked to perfection and plated beautifully. We would highly recommend this restaurant to everybody looking for an amazing dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Another good meal at this spot. Always meets our expectations, but might be time to change up the menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

First visit but it came recommended and was not a disappointment. We will return another time.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Il Buco never lets us down. The food is always good and the mature, capable staff always make us feel like we're in a friend's home for a special occasion. I am celiac and they have NEVER messed up and given me something with gluten in it. In fact, once (a few years ago before they got other dessert options) they made me zabaglione specially so I could have dessert that wasn't ice cream!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

First time visitor to the restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary dinner. Myself, with wife and two kids. Very romantic ambiance and decor. Food and service was excellent. Kid friendly and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning and recommending to others.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

What a great place to have really nice dinner. Our server was professional and very kind. He serenaded a young couple beside us and it was very nice. The food was fresh, hot and tasted amazing. We will be going back for mores special dates.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love il Bucco and all your staff. Every time we visit it is better than our last.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food, great atmosphere... my favourite place in Barrie to eat!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I wish I could recall our servers name! An older gentleman with an accent; he was very attentive. We were able to sample the wine before making our final selection. The ambience was perfect for our date night. The food was delicious, with the serving size just right to enjoy an appetizer before and a dessert to complete the meal. The management came to see us too to make sure we were enjoying our evening. We felt like our enjoyment mattered. We look forward to returning!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

In a word "disappointing". The entire was mediocre at best. Would not return

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a lovely dinner celebrating my son's birthday. Our table had a view of the lake and our waitress was wonderful. We plan on coming back in November to celebrate the family being together prior to my son returning to the west coast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was excellent!! It was our 15th wedding anniversary and everything was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The roasted garlic was a treat. Food was very tasty and perfectly prepared. A bit expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Have overlooked this restaurant many times, but then decided to give it a try for our 15th wedding anniversary and we were both extremely satisfied. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fabulous restaurant! Book ahead very busy but yet intamate and quiet. Great ambience - view from window to water lovely. The wine list was good and the food wonderful. They were very accommodating for my Celiac disease. Ask for Jenn as your waitress she was awesome. It was a lovely evening and food delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent every time I go. Great service, great food, great view of water. Top 3 in Barrie

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The restaurant was fabulous. The issue we have is with Open Table. While making the reservation I tried to make it for 5 pm, your website told me the o ly available time was 4:15, so we took it against our desire.
The restaurant was empty until 5:30, we asked the server about this, they were also dumbfounded by that.

So al l on all the only disappointing part was Opentable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was great. Food excellent. Celebrating Anniversaries with our good friends the Greens.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dinner was delicious, portion size good. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.
Did find the noise level rather high. Perhaps a couple less tables would help?
Noticed a couple of customers felt it necessary to leave their ball hats on for their entire dining experience. I would consider this restaurant to be higher end than ball hat attire. Felt the management should have requested these patrons to remove their hats.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

An amazing experience we were very happy with the entire experience.
Will definitely go back when in Barrie

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Il Buco was a last minute find on a third party review site which boasted the delicious menu as well as the friendly service. My party of 7 - (5 girls 12 and under and 2 adults), were greatly pleased with the menu selection, the atmosphere, and the personable server who attended our table with a consistent smile and thoughtful acknowledgement of our younger crowd. The cost for our meal was under $200.00 and everyone ate and left with a full stomach. This restaurant is a definite find for food lovers (especially those who favour great service and Italian cuisine). A+

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went for my husbands birthday. Luckily we were able to have a table on the patio. I had the 6oz steak which was delicious, and the tomato and goat cheese salad to start was fantastic. My hubby wasn't that thrilled with his meal however, the veal dish was bland. The service was terrific, our waiter was very very good. The complimentary tiramisu was a lovely touch. I wish their front entrance was fixed up though...it's quite gross honestly, it's like walking into an old office building...you'd never know a restaurant was there. The other entrance, the stairs, could do with a touch up. Generally, it just needs some cosmetic fixings. Maybe some soft music outside would be nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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food4
ambience3
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was fantastic and our server was amazing!!! Will be back for sure

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

My food was excellent. Two of my friends ordered the tomato salad with goat cheese as an appetizer. Both of them were not happy at receiving two thin slices of tomatoes with a huge amount of cheese. Both said they were rather have had less cheese and more tomatoes. Service was slow but our server was really nice and friendly. All in all though, delicious and enjoyable.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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service3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

As always, good food and great service. This was our fourth visit this year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went there for an anniversary dinner and requested to be seated outside on their patio. It was a nice day and the view out on the bay made it a great setting for dinner even though the boat and motorcycle engines were noisy at times. Our waiter was very friendly and jovial and commented on the items that we are deciding between. The food was plated well and it tasted as good as it looked. The entree had a good sized portion and was filling. Overall we had a good experience and would return for another dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A great authentic Italian restaurant. 8 of us had a wonderful evening. The service was excellent. Recommend reservations on a weekend. Wine list was not large but when I asked for a recommendation I was given two small glasses of wine to try and pick one I liked. Nice touch. I very much recommend the location.

Enter from the waterfront side. You can access it from the Bayfield St side but not as welcoming.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I treated my hard working parents for dinner on Friday night. Service was excellent, great food and atmosphere, my parents love it hear because they feel like it is a real night out without a burden on the budget for me.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Absolutely amazing probably the best dining experience I've ever had, great food, great ambiance wasn't too loud, so I could talk with my girlfriend without having to yell, really nice waiter, service was fast but not too fast so you did have time to rest between courses and talk to eachother as well, everything about the experience was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Have been here before and it's always nice to come back for a meal. The staff is always very friendly and the food is always excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent as always! Highly recommend; good quality food at reasonable prices; house red wine very nice if you like a lighter red!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our family and friends visited the restaurant on several occasions. Great atmosphere, always excellent service, outstanding food.
I would highly recommend the place to anyone.

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great place our favorite Barrie restaurant a lovely meal is always guaranteed with excellent friendly service, and Susan is always most helpful.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was our first time going to Il Buco and the food and service was excellent. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. The only negative comment is that it was very noisy.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent! Great food! Terrific service! We will return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was not as good as past visits. The quality seemed to faulter on this visit.
For the price you pay you would expect better quality.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Weather prevented use of the deck, so all inside tables were full and hence the room was very noisy.
Wine is not stored in a cooler and thus even though we had a red wine, it was too warm for my liking. The lemon garlic shrimp app was very good, but the pasta special of baked penne was dry, suggesting that it was re-heated too long.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Enjoy going back to this restaurant. Never disappoints. Best Italian restaurant in the Barrie area. Great location, service, menu and very good food. Chef was accommodating in making veal piccata when not on the menu. It was excellent. Looking forward to going back.

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