Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

4.7
2003 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is a market, salumeria, bakery and restaurant dedicated to quality products.

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.
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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 11:45am
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
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Phone number
(212) 837-2622
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Garrison Price
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Catering
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria offers an abundant catering service for a variety of occasions. From corporate lunches and parties to highly curated apartment dinners you can order from a selection of house-made platters of panini, charcuterie, breads, pastas, and entrees.

For more information, please call 212-837-2622 ext.101 or email danny@ilbuco.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lafayette & Bowery
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Parking details
Parking lots located on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette, and at 25 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery.
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Public transit
6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place
F,B,D,M to Broadway/Lafayette
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Special events & promotions
il Buco Alimentari & Vineria boasts a charming event space where you can host your breakfast, lunch or dinner event. The Loft can accommodate approximately 60 seated guests or up to 100 guests for a standing reception. For smaller events, we are pleased to offer our communal farm table that seats eighteen. Non-private, loft room seating is ideal for large party celebrations or group business.

For information please contact our Special Events Coordinator,
Gabriella Knoll
gabriella@ilbuco.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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2,003 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
17%
Good
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Fair
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Poor
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4.6
food
4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I love the Cacio and Pepe as well as many of the other regular items -like the olive oil tasting and the branzino. So although it wasn’t a “ special occasion”— dining here is always “ special”!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

I USED to love ILBA, but the last 3 visits within 9mos, crammed seating - less than 5 inches from neighobors, rushed /pushy service and delayed (well produced) food. A little better at lunch but dinner anytime has disappointed - focus on QUALITY instead of quantity and treat your clientele better.

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BI
New York Area
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lunch special for $29 was a great bargain. All three courses were great. the only downside is there aren't many choices for the lunch special. BUT, if you like what they are serving it is a great value. The two of us were very happy with all three courses.

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New York Area
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ordered the branzini which was very good. However, charging for bread was a bit tacky with the high priced menu. Will not go back.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! The atmosphere was lovely and the food delicious!! I would definitely recommend it!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great and really nice staff! Delicious food!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

il buco alimentari is friendly given its high level of cuisine and has a cozy/rustic/modern atmosphere/decor. it offers spot-on italian food (the cacio e pepe is a complete treat, as is any salad with anchovy dressing AND the bread service) and really fun italian wines that the waitstaff can pair perfectly with your courses. oh, and don't forget the 3 kinds of spritzes and the ridiculously good negroni cocktail. for my 5 year old, the chef was able to whip up a simple spaghetti, which was also delicious and cooked perfectly. highly recommended.

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SM
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent, lively but relaxed, with efficient and amiable service.

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OT
Hamburg Area
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food and service

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New York Area
2.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

To begin: know that if you order a cocktail, you will be served half a coupe at $15. Know also to avoid the octopus appetizer: not good. Again, know that the cacao e pepe is good but served cool and finally do not order the neri: not good. Our third and final time.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar for dinner for two and enjoyed fried artichokes, pasta w/ crabmeat and branzino. All delicious. Was surprised that the branzino was served whole—asked kitchen to filet and remove all bones. Was met with some resistance, but they finally did it. Warning- for a casual restaurant, it is a bit pricey.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super food. Terrific market area. Very authentic Italian

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual food is very good , some of the dishes are outstanding !
Tasty, genuine not overdone in presentation and no added gravies killing the meat taste.
The sommelier was perfect with his recommandation of the right wine.
Never disappointed !

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D
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dinner once again

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CD
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Excellent wine list. A real treat.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. It’s always perfect. I’m a regular. They take great care and are very generous.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy to eat Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. Food is delicious, fresh, unique and the it's in a great atmosphere. It's nice to be in a restaurant that you can talk and not scream. It's a go to for me.

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TY
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Just about everything was really good. The meats and bread were exceptional. I ate too much as usual.
We picked out a nice wine. It was priced about right for a restaurant. Great open air ambiance
I enjoyed the rigatoni with pastachio pesto and the calamari crostini .
I found the bucatini to be a little too al dente for me but my wife liked it. She eats dry pasta out of the box. Especially Setaro!!! Just kidding! I'm glad I found this place I will be back!

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BG
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Accommodated table Chand request but had to check if I made reservations, not sure why but did. Clams with melted anchovies must eat! Sausage & black rice appetizer different. Red rock crab and pasta too salty. Must get short ribs 4 2 next time.

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B
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

il Buco is the best! We’ve been there countless times and the food never disappoints.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with unique dishes

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DA
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant with excellent food and service. Its was recommended by a friend who reports that he and his wife have eaten there 40 times (yes, the restaurant apparently keeps track and thanked them for their loyalty!). Look forward to returning next time in NYC.

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New York Area
2.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The anti pasta was served quickly, but it was neither warm nor well presented....simply shoved onto a plate. The pastas arrived over 45 minutes after the anti pasta. They arrived luke warm, over cooked.....and with a price tag of $25+.....expensive and very disappointing. We were going to order entrees, but after seeing what was served to neighboring tables and having waited so long for the pasta course, we decided to give up. I hope this was simply rare and very off night for the kitchen.

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BA
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very much a regular at this local spot. Service food, ambiance is always exceptional ....for this lunch meeting food & service missed the mark. First bad experience :( very surprising....

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MD
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten there for many years and in all spheres the restaurant keeps getting better

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OT
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Welll first time and it was ok. Been at the other location.

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OT
San Francisco
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tables are close together and it’s a bit noisy but went for lunch so that was just fine. Excellent food, great service, decent wine selection and moderate prices. Would recommend if you are in the neighborhood but wouldn’t travel too far just to go there.

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JL
Los Angeles
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

all great except the confusion between two Il Buco Alimentari and Il Buco . I had a gift card to il Buco and it was not accepted at the Alimentari... and no where during the reservation process was made aware of this

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OT
New York Area
2.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very meh, at this price point I expected better food and a nicer setup outside. The inside looked like a nice place, but outdoors, the chairs were very out of character with the rest of the restaurant and I was stuck behind a door with very little room to move around.

Meal:

Bread: $2 per person... what?

Crispy Artichokes: very interesting, I liked it.

Cedar Plank Trout: Maybe I just don’t like trout? $34 for this I was expecting much better. The fish was very unflavorful. The skin was crispy and they said it would be prepared medium rare... idk

Black Pepper Pasta: don’t remember the exact dish, but it was extremely over seasoned with black pepper for $22... just not very good

Comment on service: I was just expecting better. Waitress didn’t really have a nice attitude and the other waitstaff who helped remove plates and refilled water were kind of awkward (this wasn’t a big issue but I feel like if I’m spending $150 on a quiet dinner, at least the service should be decent, it was meh and kind of strange)

Next time I go: queue Eminem “next time, there won’t be no next time” just don’t go here. I’m sure there are a lot of better options in the area.

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S
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Buco Alimentari e Vino is like a visit to Italy. It is wonderful for dinner and also lunch. We had lunch on a Saturday and sat outside (only about 6 tables). Wonderful meat and cheese plate and wines by the glass. Staff is always to helpful and informative. We enjoy the artichokes every time a must have and the pasta as well as any special appetizers.

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G
New Orleans
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 4th visit in 3 months and another great dining experience. It's so nice to dine at a place where everyone you come into contact with- from the host/hostess to the bartenders and waiters, is genuinely solicitous and warm without coming across like it's part of their job. It's more like they've welcomed you into their home. Food is excellent and the 4 dining areas each have something to covet depending on your mood- outside, inside by the bakery, inside by the kitchen, and upstairs by the skylight. All equally nice settings. Bartenders are friendly and lack (thankfully) the pretension found at other establishments.

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JV
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly the most authentic Italian food in New York. It is outstanding beyond all expectation.
The service is impeccable, and the wine list excellent, though a bit pricey.
The pastas were superb and the whole roasted trout still lingers.
Only negative: One cannot have a conversation. So noisy, it almost ruined the evening. I think if maybe we had sat in the front it would have been better. Really terrible acoustics.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular. Food is superb. Service outstanding - both bar and table. Wine sommelier is first-rate. Hosts and hostesses are warm and inviting.

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JS
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Setting up the Reservation was super simple. The food was excellent and the service was great! I would highly recommend it.

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OT
Edinburgh
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is relatively simple, absolutely fresh, and perfectly prepared. Somelier helped us pick a southern Italian wine that was interesting and absolutely delicious -bright and juicy with complex undertones. My companion and I each had a vegetarian starter and a pasta. Both were very good: healthy, visually attractive, and so tasty. The salad greens with buttermilk dressing were especially memorable for their perfect simplicity. Free sparkling water was a nice touch. Including an $80 bottle of wine, our bill was still under $200. I was very satisfied with the value and will go back.

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TM
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An East Village gem! Amazing wine, service and food

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T
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Unusual choices on the brunch menu. Yummy bread basket ($11) which they replenished. Came with good jam, butter, and ricotta cheese. Truly outstanding bread. I had the kale/egg tart that was mostly kale. Others had excellent egg dishes. Delicious food, not big portions but enough. Outstanding atmosphere. Check out the community table (literally, what it's made of).

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M
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal - met with friends and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening! Food was delicious- we spent the entire evening and commented on the comfort of the space - the noise level wasn’t bad - great wine list & waitstaff

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BP
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent in many respects but too much salt in every dish. Not for the sodium sensitive. It's a shame because the produce is extremely fresh and the preparation flawless, except way over salted.

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RA
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience and meal. Made the res on OpenTable and called an hour before arriving to ask that they put a candle in some gelato because we were coming for our anniversary. Arrived and they ended up seating us at the chefs table which was amazing. Gave us complimentary prosecco to start our meal and ended it with 2 complimentary deserts. This place went above and beyond to make our meal a very memorable one. Aside from making the meal an incredible experience for my wife and I, the food was EXCELLENT!

Everything tasted exceptionally good and I am not saying that because of how they treated us, its just the truth. The dishes shine through and my belief is that its because of the high quality of the products they use - no hormones, all organic, and local. Short ribs are easily the best I have ever had. Highly recommend making the trip here for a meal, its worth it! A+

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