Il Buco

4.6
723 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
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 723 People Are Saying
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BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time here! Food and service is excellent.

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LC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and so was the ambiance. Great patio with a lake views. Our waitress Jennifer was very friendly and accommodating. I appreciated the kitchen's respect for my dietary wishes. It would be even nicer if this restaurant could offer more vegan and gluten free options on their menu.

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first tim at Il Buco. I had heard good things and was not disappointed. The beet salad was delicious as was my main of stuffed pasta shells. My cousins ordered butternut squash stuffed manicotti which was delicious as well. Highly recommend this restaurant I would go again in a heartbeat. The waitress was excellent too!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night out with friends we we were very comfortable on the patio and our server Johnny was very attentive, the food was DELICIOUS it was our first time and we will be back!

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy Il Buco. Wonderful food and service. Russell was amazing. Nice view. Need osso bucco!

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RW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great our server was great the guy singing at the tables made everyone smile. We went for my gf bday and we both really enjoyed it.

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F
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here on several occasions. They have a patio with a nice view, the service is always very good, their risotto is some of the best, and they have a very good house vine along with a nice selection of other wines.

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GK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - something for every-one. The baritone singing waiter is very good.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was out first time at Il Buco and i have mixed feelings after eating there. Food was very good and nice environment. However the service was not the same. The food took forever to come at out table and a few times we tried to call the waiters they wouldn’t come. Probably because they knew our food was taking too long and didn’t know what to say to us.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special dinner with my son and his girlfriend; would definitely go here again!

Great food, wine, service, atmosphere, location!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience at Il Buco! Food is amazing and the service so friendly, helpful and attentive. My friend has both a shelllfish and gluten intolerance and the staff were very accommodating and helpful.
My favourite Italian restaurant in Barrie hands down!!

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DK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another Awesome meal, and fantastic service... if it's not at least a once a month destination...it should be...

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment was perfect to celebrate a 50th Anniversary. The food was delicious and we did not feel rushed at all.

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ME
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Buco is my go-to place for meetings and events in Barrie. Based in Muskoka this is an ideal place to meet GTA colleagues halfway.
The food is exquisite and fairly priced. The service is exceptional, friendly, efficient, yet discrete.
I strongly recommend Il Buco for that authentic taste of Italy.

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BC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent! Restaurant is very clean and quit. Service was poor! Waiter confused orders and brought food not ordered and charged for food not ordered!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!
Terrific food Quality, ambiance, service, knowledgeable staff.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best server! Her name is Amanda. Incredible service, she chose a great bottle of wine for my girlfriend and I and made sure to check up on us from time to time. We had such a blast, the atmosphere is great for a romantic night out. We will definitely be back again!

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DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is pretty good for Barrie. Need a lemon-lime squeezer for those who don’t want fake lime in their drinks and better wines. Server was lovely. All the staff seemed nice. Nice touch to have them all thank you for coming on the way out - good training!!

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HH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Il Bucco the food is delicous. Always hot and stays hot.

The Opera Singer is really enjoyable!!

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 54h anniversary and drove 35 minutes at rush hour to enjoy this restaurant. Weather was beautiful and we had requested a patio table which gave good water view. Our waiter was very informative, attentive and entertaining and recommended the roasted garlic appetiser to share which was excellent. Our entrees were both delicious as was the house wine, both red and white so altogether a most enjoyable evening.

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HV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Il Buco each time we are in Barrie. The food is excellent and service is very professional.

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MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, authentic, Italian food, great service and romantic atmosphere!!! A beautiful view of the bay!

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FB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food with excellent service, will definitely come back

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Francisco is a fantastic waiter
Love his service, attentiveness Ana his accent!!!!

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GL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, and Amanda is an excellent server. We will definitely be back.

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our lunch will definitely be back, great staff too.
Thanks

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Good Italian Food and friendly service!!! When we arrived our seating and location were exactly as requested.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good! Serving staff was a little thin but we were not in a hurry anyhow. Great food well worth the wait!!

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TO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son birthday

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PA
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service but it was extremely noisy. Here are some more characters.

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. The restaurant was a little loud. The service was a little slow. Not much choice for desert for someone with lactose intolerant.

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RP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience, service was great, food was exceptional will definitely be going back

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LC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and friendly service. I would highly recommend this place.

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W
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good fresh tasting food. Even though they were very busy the service was great.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Server was pleasant but service was horrible. We’ve dined here many times in the past and the service was always excellent.
They seemed to be preoccupied with a larger party next to us. Never came to refill our water and we also found a barcode sticker from the vegetables in my wife’s plate. I brought it to their attention and they were very apologetic about it but didn’t offer anything to compensate for it.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Barrielicious, the menu was great! Had a wonderful meal nd the view from 5he patio was fantastic!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as always, even during a busy night. Cyril is amazing at his craft, and his service will keep us coming back

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner and even better service! the Garlic appetizer is to die for!!!

thanks

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CP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Il Buco they never disappoint. Had the Barrielicous option this time loved the pear salad, veal main and Chocolate mousse for dessert. Service was also excellent and we had a grear patio table.

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KT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The menu and prices indicated in open table does not match with the reality. The fix menu named 16 but in fact 30 CAD. Most of the meals are not existing.

There is no a la carte option.

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