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Il Buco

4.7
637 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 637 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

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

After the rather uninviting entrance from Dunlop St., it was a very pleasant surprise as the whole room opened up before us. Very nice. Had we known about a rear entrance, where we parked, it would have been a much better experience. However inside was very nice, the food was excellent, our waiter/server was very good. Overall, a pleasant experience that we would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We will absolutely return. Great food and we had an amazing server. Thanks Russ!!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. The atmosphere was perfect. Our dinner was excellent and our waitress Jennifer was wonderful. Thank you for helping us celebrate our anniversary 💗

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was my husbands birthday
He had the lemon shrimp and the penne vodka
He can’t stop raving about the meal
The best pasta he has ever had
Thank you for making the occasion special
Sincerely Tammy

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Il Buco is an amazing Italian spot in Barrie that surprises every time I visit. The menu offers delicious options with consistent value and variety. It's a great spot for a date night, special occasion, or a casual Italian dinner with friends and family. The price point for the value of the dishes is something you do not want to miss out on. Great hidden gem!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We loved our recent first time dinner at Il Buco. Our server was very attentive. Il Buco has a lovely ambience with candlelit tables in the evening. We started off with antipasto. It had a nice variety of items, however the grilled zucchini and portobello mushrooms were a little bland. My husband and I had the filetto portbello which was tasty and tender. Our daughter really enjoyed the manicotti. We finished up with tiramisu and creme brulee. The creme brulee was the best I've ever tasted! Prices were moderate, desserts were a bit pricey. Overall a very enjoyable experience!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

My husband and I as well as family and friends dine at Il Buco quite often. Il Buco is our go to restaurant.
Service is great, the special touch of Italian opera singing once in ahwile is amazing.
The food.... has never failed, always delicious.
Keep up the good work. Can't wait for my next visit.
Cheers!!!! Angela Mawdsley

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

As always, OUTSTANDING!
il Buco has been our favourite restuarant for years in Barrie and they never disappoint.
The food, atmosphere and the service are always top shelf. We look forward to our next visit.
PS - we tell people all the time - il Buco is THE place to go!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I was so happy you were able to work around my boyfriends food allergy, our service was amazing. The meal was amazing.

Thank you so much to our server who was an absolute delight.
Virginia Barlow

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

we enjoyed our experience and will most likely be back. I was not overly pleased with the table we had . It was my wifes birthday, which I noted when I booked on line. Something more intimate would have been much better. Our waiter was excellent. The food was good.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Incredible food always!! Thank you!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We have never been disappointed with the service and food at your restaurant. Most especially nice to be served and welcomed by one of the proprietors.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Enjoyed our meal overlooking the bay. A nice place to meet friends and a good lunch

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Over priced wine. Good appetizers. Meal was just okay.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We have been here before and it is always good. The ambiance is wonderful, the service is very attentive. The food is delicious, nice variety, something for everyone. Very good menu. The wine list is good too. We had a great bottle of red wine.
One always feels welcome. There is a nice patio overlooking Kempenfelt Bay, and is lovely in the summer. Highly recommended.

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