Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

4.7
2005 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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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,
Lee Anne Grove
leeanne@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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Date night while on Vacation

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I was very disappointed. We arrived for lunch on a Monday to celebrate my daughters Birthday(party of 3). We told the server it was her birthday. The restaurant was quite empty. They placed us at a community table. There were plenty of tables open that never filled while we were there.

The server was indifferent to us. Made it a bit uncomfortable.

The guests next to us (party of 3) ordered after us and received their entrees before us.

Server was very off. We waited a very long time for our entrees. Our server was folding napkins next to us and was difficult to get her attention.

Food was ok.

It took so long to dine that we didn’t order desert. We were suprised no one even offered as much as a birthday biscotti for my daughter.

So disappointed as we have been meaning to try out this place and we are New Yorkers.

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OT
4.0Dined 6 days ago

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 on July 13, 2018

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
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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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OT
4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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

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OT
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great and really nice staff! Delicious food!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great Food and service

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Super food. Terrific market area. Very authentic Italian

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Spectacular dinner once again

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CD
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

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

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OT
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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

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

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Amazing place with unique dishes

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DA
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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
3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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

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OT
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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

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
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

An East Village gem! Amazing wine, service and food

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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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