Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
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Sunday, April 21, 2019
Lovely evening with a friend. Mention of honor to Benedetto which made sure we were taken care of properly!
Great food, lovely atmosphere. Would come back and would recommend!
The service here is incredible. They really make you feel like you are the most important person in the restaurant. The food is also great. It is pricey but probably not NYC pricey. It is probably normal for NYC.
Artichoke appetizers were superb as was the gem salad and branzino and cacio e pepe. Rhubarb torte and milk chocolate budino were a great finish. Servers were very attentive. The restaurant was empty as it was an early seating and we were seated right next to another couple and tables are close so we made new friends.
I love the atmosphere and the service was great but unfortunately our overpriced pasta was completely undercooked. Not al debate, not with a bite to it, under cooked. Very disappointing!
I am disappointed. Came here once 3 years ago and had a lovely meal. This one... my risotto was bland and had little flavor. We were seated by a storage door that staff continually opened through the meal which shot blasts of cold air at us. We wanted another glass of wine and server was nowhere to be found for a good 10+ minutes. At the end, the server took our plates away while they were still 1/3 full.. did not ask if we were finished.
Its always perfect. What else can i say. And so are the servers and bar tenders.
Great all around. And not salty like last time. Love this place. Superb service
Food wasn't amazing, not bad either. To be fair, the waitress made several suggestions but we went in another direction.
Service was excellent.
the dining areas are bustling busy with happy diners, and servers running to & fro. Dishes are tasty - taking you to Italy without the airfare
Great food, especially the beef short rib, very nice service and lots of atmosphere
The food is always delicious and the service wonderful. It was a bit noisy for lunch time, but perhaps an indicator of the popularity of the spot.
Great food and very helpful staff. Wine selections were spot on.
My server actually took the time to explain the wine I ordered! Great food too! Doesn't need to try too hard to be different, just good food!
First time at the restaurant, which is pleasant enough. Friendly service but a very limited menu with entrees.
Great food, great service, keeps me going back again and again!
Alimentari is a wonderful place for a breakfast with friends you haven't seen in a while.
Excellent service and knowledgeable wait staff.
my favorite restaurant in nyc!
brought friends who had never been and they are now as obsessed as i am!
the food!!!!!!!!!!!!! the ambiance!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cannot wait to return.......
This is a really nice place in theatre district that rises above most of the “pre theatre” alternatives. Attentive service and very good food in a relaxed but upscale environment. My date and I were delighted to discover it!
I celebrated my 20 year anniversary here and everything was perfect. From the service to the meal. You can not go wrong celebrating a special occasion at Il Buco.
Our waitress was Flora and she couldn't have been more attentive, personable or knowledgeable. We had the olive oil flight-delicious. The appetizer special was lagostinos, fabulous and my mussels were were so good.
Old shrimp — they were seasoned very nicely but were mushy (due to soaking in cold water/melted ice too long)
Pasta dish was nicely seasoned but the pasta itself was beyond al dente— basically undercooked.
Porchetta - dry, over cooked, very little edible meat due to amount of fat. The fat was not properly rendered.
Unfortunately there were too many things wrong and we will not go back.
Restaurants in NYC are so obsessed with originality and spice choice that they often forget that most of the focus in the kitchen should be given to the main ingredient.
The service was lovely, however, as was the ambience.
Food was amazing, staff was phenomenal esp since we had two young children. Couldn’t have been better
Thought we had reservation for the other Il bucco a block away. Ambience of the restaurant is worst then Olive Garden; feels like they put tables in a deli. Lighting is very bright and not romantic. Prices are too high for it not being the real il bucco. I would rather go to one of the dozens of other great Italian places in the neighborhood than this one.
Great meal, interesting wine list, wonderful service. Highly recommend. All meals ordered were amazing.
Always the best!
Though prices are a tad high - the equality is matching. Wonderful service - knowledgable wine director - friendly wait staff.
Perfect before or after going to Public Theater.
our favourite italian restaurant. casual and relaxed atmosphere. very friendly and welcoming staff. food and beverages are of excellent quality! always worth a visit!
Truly THE best restaurant in NYC! Authentic and beyond delicious cuisine........professional and convivial staff.......warm and welcoming.
Cannot wait to return!
Always a good choice. Unfortunately, the prices seem to have up quite a bit compared to when I came first time. Hope they will not price themselves out of the market, I would like to have Alimentari stay in the neighborhood.
Also, the menu could be changed a bit more often. But everything on the menu looks good and it’s all well prepared.
We love the atmosphere here. Unfortunately the service tonight was terrible. There are so many back waiters etc walking around- and insufficient wait staff. Appetizers came before drinks and it took 10 mins to order drinks.
I was disappointed we didn't have a table as we had made the reservation and had not been told that we would be seated at the bar. The staff was nice and they did offer a table after we sat at the bar, but at that point we were settled in. Next time, they should alert people that bar seating is treated like regular seating.
Also, the bartender seemed a bit out of it and not very friendly.
What a night! Great food, great service and great camaraderie with a neighboring table of regulars who swooned over the same dishes we did. You can't beat their ricotta app especially when it is served with their homemade bread (using a secret imported grain). It rivals even Jim Lahey's Sullivan Street bread. Their famous short ribs do not feature traditional flavorings, but don't let the olives and walnuts deter you. Dig in! And don't forget the Cacio e Pepe. very simple, but sooo satisfying. The bartender makes a killer Old Fashioned, too.
The food is fresh, delicious and impeccably presented. Great wine choices and our server was really knowledgeable about every item and recommendations
Always great! Thank you.
Ottimo! Bel locale e buona cucina
The best pasta I have ever eaten! Our server was very knowledgeable and the service was impeccable.
Best birthday dinner ! The artichoke was a knockout!
This was our first time here. The experience was superb. Quality ingredients. Expertly prepared pasta. Reasonably priced wine bottles. Attentive knowledgeable service by Hector with assistance by many others. We will return.