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.
Great service, amazing food. Decent wine list and cozy, comfortable atmosphere.
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.
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!
Fantastic restaurant. It is always a great experience there. Can't wait to go back.
Good food and service. Definitely one of the best spots in Barrie.
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.
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!
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!
Delicious food, fast friendly service, and great atmosphere. Will definitely recommend to others and dine there again.
Wonderful dining experience, the food to the drinks to the service everything was exceptional would highly recommend this place
My sister was visiting from BC. It was a great place to meet and catch up. The food and service was excellent.
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.
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!
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...
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.
Meeting a friend - good food and lovely wine
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.
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!
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.
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!
Always a favourite after 7 visits over a two-year period.
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.
We will absolutely return. Great food and we had an amazing server. Thanks Russ!!
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 💗
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
Incredible food always!! Thank you!!!!
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.
Enjoyed our meal overlooking the bay. A nice place to meet friends and a good lunch
Over priced wine. Good appetizers. Meal was just okay.
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.
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!
We really had a great evening. The food was very yummy!!
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.