Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
This "simple convivial spot that tastes just like Italy" feels like a "village inside-a-restaurant". While the Alimentari sells house made salumi, freshly baked bread and an ample assortment of imported and domestic items, the open kitchen looks out onto a rustic dining room with communal tables and long marble wine bar. A seasonal menu by Executive Chef Garrison Price features salumi/cheese boards, small sharing plates, fresh pastas and roasted meats and fish from a rotisserie and wood burning oven. The upstairs private dining loft, adjacent to the roof garden and overlooking the main restaurant and market, is available for parties up to 50 people for cocktails and/or a seated dinner. Whole fish under sea salt and roasted short ribs or porchetta are house staples often served family style as are house made gelato tastings.
Breakfast: Sat & Sun 9:00am - 10:45am
Lunch: Mon - Fri 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 11:00am - 3:30pm
Aperitivo: Mon-Sun 3:30pm-5:30pm
Alimentari Menu: Mon-Fri 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Alimentari Menu: Sat & Sun 11:00am - 5:30pm
Dinner: Mon - Thu 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Fri & Sat 5:30pm - 12:00am
Sun 5:30pm - 11pm
For more information, please call 212-837-2622 ext.101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some street parking
F,B,D,M to Broadway/Lafayette
For information please contact our Director of Events,
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is a market, salumeria, bakery and restaurant dedicated to quality products. The upstairs private dining loft overlooks the restaurant and market. For parties of up to 50 the Chef creates custom designed family style menus featuring house specialties.View Private Dining Details
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Join us at Il Buco Alimentari on Thanksgiving Day. We will be open beginning with breakfast at 9:00 am and then serve a special prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving dinner from 1:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Reservations require a credit card and email. We look forward to welcoming you!
Thursday, November 22, 2018
A wonderful trattoria that evokes the feeling of dining in Rome. Wonderful fresh ingredients and authentic Roman recipes (fried artichokes, cacio pepe). Bravo!
Inattentive bar service waiting for table; didn’t get better at the table. tight seating. Towering pile of endive salad that was meant to be shared. Gummy bucatini. Great bread. How about some reasonably priced wine? Won’t rush back.
All around excellence, from the food to the service. The wine steward guided us to a very good bottle. There were enough options for my vegetarian friend. My pasta with lamb ragu was outstanding, as was Le Boyfriend’s spaghetti Nero with crab. Looking forward to my next meal there.
Fabulous as usual
we had a great dinner starting with the great bread and plan to return soon. staff very accommodating given we had a 7 pm theater at the Public - we were able to start earlier than 5:30 by sitting in a table in the bar area - service also very prompt
Great food and great drinks!!
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Great spot!
Food was great, service very prompt, a little on the noisy side... but, I’ve not been upstairs before, which is perfectly good, especially if you are to have a large group. I would probably ask for the ground floor seating if it’s an option.
never disappoints, really can't go wrong with anything that's on the menu.
It was excellent
Way too noisy and cramped. Food was of reasonably good quality but the environment was too bad and it was pricey.
Very helpful staff in accommodating specific needs of the night.
Food was genuinely delicious and wine list extensive.
Will definitely return.
We were made to feel welcome and comfortable the instant we entered the restaurant-1 hour ahead of our reservation I should add. The service was wholistic in that there wasn’t a time when weren’t watched over. I would recommend going before the main dinner hour and order from the limited menu. Wine prices are fairly high but the quality and selections were special. Try the specialty cured meats for a unique experience. Save room for desert!
Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Best to come with friends or a group since the seating is communal except for a bar-like spot. Creative dishes well prepared. Reservations a must. Very busy neighborhood place.
As a person eating alone the only option proffered here, as in most NY restaurants, is going to be sitting at the bar, which is fine, except that it’s compromised by your neighbours coats/bags/elbows/backs. The seats are VERY close together in an ungenerous way. The opposite of the food which is nicely inventive and comes in welcoming amounts. Not vast, not tiny either, and fully flavoured. I tried several of the white wines by the glass, none really hit the button.
The food is terrific and creative. the salad was superb. The servers were friendly and competent. Listened to my special request.
Way to impress out of town era
I have been at Il Buco only a few time. Each time- food quality and preparation was original and great. Upstairs is great party space. Downstairs- two levels - tables are great. The environment is rustic and not fancy- but great in that it is not large - but ample- Service is wonderful. The home made breads and sausage (Salami) very fine.
My favorite in NYC. Service is above and beyond. And the food....also shout out to Benedetto (THE wine man of New York)
The food was excellent, especially the special Branzino preparation. Although noisy and crowded the atmosphere allowed for good conversation for our group of 4.
Service less attentive than past. Seating crowded. Some excellent plates. Excellent wine.
We were seated quickly and the service was very attentive. The food was well prepared, presented in a thoughtful way and was delicious. A great find.
Everything was awesome, but the one element that was head and shoulders above all was the service. If I could give 10 stars for that, I would! Staff was smart, responsive and kind. Thanks!
I love the menu. It’s my favorite place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fresh crunchy vegetables, delicious authentic pasta and spectacular grilled meat. It’s the only time break my vegan diet. I criticized the service only because it was too hovering and didn’t leave us alone enough. Bugged us to order when we had drinks and constantly pushed us. Otherwise it is perfection.
East Village gem that I go back regularly. The Italian wine list is wonderful, the Branzino melts in your mouth and do not leave without trying the cace e pepe.
The food was very good, but i don't like the server first takes you to the bar seating rather than a regular table that is available on the side.
Everyone we had was absolutely delicious. Wait staff excellent.
Food was very good. Seating was a little tight. I would go back.
Bad experience overall. Had not been back for several years -but going back was duh a disappointment.
1. Ordered a giant shrimp pasta dish. There was only one shrimp cut into small pieces to look more. Never seen anything like this before. Explanation was that it was supposed to be a crab - clam based dish, Sunday evening they ran out of it and replaced with shrimp. And they did not have many shrimps either. But the menu read “giant shrimp” and it was not pointed out to us when we ordered. They did remove it from the check in the end. After i complained.
2. Very Awkward service. The waiter was either stressed or angry or something between. The waiter aid was apparently told to fill up the glasses with water. Literally they had very small glasses and each time we had a sip of water he ran to refill them. We avoided drinking so that we don’t have him all over us all the time.
3. Crowd overly pretentious. More pretentious vivre ever seen.
Ordered the chicken and it was raw. We told the waiter who apologized and took it away. Then came back and said it would be taken of the check but that they didn’t have more chicken to make the dish again. The waiter didn’t offer us any replacement and quickly left leaving my husband with no dinner.
The restaurant is good but it’s not the “real”Buco. I though I was booking for the fancy restaurant for an anniversary date. I did my research online and saw cool pictures of Il Buco, so I was looking forward to it. When I arrived they told us the reservation was for “Il Buco Alimentaria y Vinatería”, a completely different restaurant, that’s much less fancy or comfortable.
My pasta was cold-arugula pesto, service mediocre, atmosphere fun, appetizers good. Wine great!
Food was great. Every course was delicious.
We were a little late so we had to rush to make our concert nearby. The waiter really tried to get our food out quickly. The artichoke appetizer as well as the assorted meats were enjoyed. The pasta dishes, though small, were very good. I enjoyed the roasted chicken. It was quite pricey at $90 per person and quite noisy. I’m not a fan of the communal table. It just feels awkward. Otherwise a good meal.
Dining out is always more enjoyable when your server gives the impression he enjoys his work, is glad you are there and is happy to serve you. On two separate occasions recently my servers at Il Buco gave the opposite impression. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our meals in spite of the indifferent, bordering on surly, waiters.
Great food, our waitress was super friendly and gave us excellent recommendations. Would definitely go back.
All three courses were off the charts. Can’t wait to return!
Very good, cosy restaurant. Outstanding ovarall. Good italian food.
Excellent food. Good service.