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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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (35)
Romantic (33)
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Waterfront (31)
Scenic View (30)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (19)
Business Meals (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (11)
Great for Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Incredible food always!! Thank you!!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Seasonal, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on February 2, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went here during barrielicous with a couple of friends on a Saturday night. The food and service was awesome! One friend got the chicken parm and said it was probably the best he’s ever had. I ordered the lamb shank, something I’ve never had before and loved it! All of our meals were very good and the service was prompt and friendly, overall a great experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We really had a great evening. The food was very yummy!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, People Watching, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Second time eating here and the food was amazing both times. Our waitress was awesome. It is a bit pricey, but a great spot for a special night out or if you want to impress someone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing food. Ample size servings. Great service. Just overall a great night out!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Number one choice for that soecial occasion. Food is amazing. Great wine selection. Service is great too. The only issue is the seating. Waterfront is beautiful if you can get a seat to enjoy the view. We have yet to get one even with reservations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The staff was very friendly, loved the candlelight and dark atmosphere, not crowded, view of the bay. Food was very good, time to sit and talk,

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very delicious. Nothing bad on the menu. House red is light but tasty.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

As usual Il Bucco never fails to deliver. A great restaurant in the heart of Barrie My all time favourite.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent as always. Never let down. Best spit in Barrie. Service excellence

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Such great food. We will certainly be back. Service was wonderful. The decor is perfect

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 22, 2018

First time going to this amazing place. Waiter went above and beyond without being intrusive . Compliments to the chef our meals were outstanding . Thank you for a beautiful birthday dinner

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Entirely pleased with the food and service. The one off-putting element was the entrance off Dunlop Street - a very gritty and unwelcoming entrance, full of cigarette smoke. I believe there is another entrance that would be far more pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I have been here a few times now and the food is always fantastic. The Beef Carpaccio melts in your mouth. Always a fantastic meal!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Although a bit pricy, the value is in the quality of the food and atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but very understandable for a busy Saturday evening. More wait staff may help.

Enjoyable Birthday Celebration!!!
Thank You!! Il Buco

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great meal everyone enjoyed their selection

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good Service, Good Food, Good Service. We will be back :)

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant is a favourite place for a nice dinner.
Great staff, great food and great times!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Years Eve and as usual the service and food were incredible,it’s our favorite restaurant to go to for any special occasion. The atmosphere is lovely and romantic. We will be back for Valentines Day!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service, reasonably priced. First time there and will return for sure.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was terrific , The waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and was very helpful when choosing what we wanted to eat and drink. The overall experience was outstanding and I’ll be going back with A doubt.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a great night. Their menu is great but their specials are even better. Staff is always fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Venue was charming. Felt very old world. However my veal scallopini was second rate. The meat was tough and the sauce was mediocre.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 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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 (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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 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 9, 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 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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