Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

4.7
2329 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 an Italian 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 Preston Madson features salumi/cheese boards, small sharing plates, fresh pasta, 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.
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
Preston Madson
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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
Jillian Klein: (866) 944-0470
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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 catering@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. Some street parking
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Public transit
6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor PlaceF, B, D, or M train 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. The non-private loft room seating is ideal for large party celebrations or group business. For information please contact our Director of Events, Lee Anne Grove events@ilbuco.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is casual and friendly. The artichoke appetizer we had was fabulous. The bucatini with olive oil and parmigiano was outstanding, as was the linguini wit mussels. This is one of our top restaurants in the city. We will definitely be back!

LJ
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beyond delicious meal.........professional and convivial staff.........upbeat and welcoming ambiance.......
cannot wait to return

SV
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remains our favourite local resto!

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner, as usual. Food and service were superb!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always the food was exceptional. It was not crowded as it was Monday evening. My only criticism is that it can be crowded and tables are very close together.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for a very enjoyable dinner . I came to New York for three days for the Fancy Food Show. The pasta cacio e pepe was delicious. One of the guests ordered the halibut thinking it was without a sauce. When we asked our wait person to replate it without the sauce, they immediately removed the plate and prepared a new halibut without the sauce. Even tho we said it wasn't necessary, they were very helpful , gave us a new dish. Our guest was very happy. The pappardelle wth lamb and the crispy artichokes were also perfect. Thank you.

TJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about ot

PJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely restaurant, bartender, crowd and totally fantastic food!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was perfect but the metal chairs scraping on the terracotta floor was insanely annoying. Why don't they put pads on the chairs, get different chairs Borneo both??

ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointing visit been many times before went with out of town guests. The cacio e pepe dry very little cheese. Complained to the waiter he said that was the way it was supposed to be I was looking forward to one of my favorite dishes. They forgot to give us our leftovers that to was disappointing.

DB
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Above average food. Pricey but not disappointing.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem. The food is always perfect, service well paced and skilled, and atmosphere I can only describe as Italian Happy.

PD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very tight seating in the dining room...we changed to seating at the bar...porchetta was a treat along with the asparagus pesto risotto...all great...will definitely return!

c
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not the best.
The person who was in charge of taking my order did
not do a very good job on following up after
I ordered a drink (took 25 minutes to get it).
The servers who are not the waiter/s did a great job,
but the person who took my order did not really care
and did not in my opinion do as good a job as everyone else.

T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic - perfect for a quick, delicious bite.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina italiana eccellente; pasta e pizza veramente buoni.

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JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive and the food was fantastic!

JB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THANK YOU! BEST TIME EVER AND AMAZING FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant...told open table I was a no show

s
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time, as always. Food was excellent , crispy artichoke hearts , crude and lasagnette did not disappoint. Our bartender , Vincent was sweet , knowledgeable and attentive. He recommended the perfect wine for our meal.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not at all what I expected from an expensive Italian restaurant. The food was barely ok, my risotto was undercooked and tasteless. Waiters were messy, although very nice. I felt I was paying too much for an average meal. Would not recommend it.

W
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The salami board was very nice. Bread was cold. Polenta was wonderful!!! My husband ate parpadelle. He ate everything! I choose caio spaghetti. It was terrible, no al dente, it was hard.

BB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s great place to have dinner w friends or for a date. Staff are very atteuand foos s always delicious.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Michael the Maitre de and Giada our waitress couldn’t have been more accommodating
We had a lovely evening!

RD
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had exceptional salads and pastas. We are Il Buco fans and this is our first visit to Alimentari and it was great. The bartender made exceptional Manhattans.

AG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff took excellent care of us and the food was INCREDIBLE!!! Beautiful atmosphere, fantastic wine and holy COW that house made gelato! Go here! Come hungry!

ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The taste and quality of the food and vine it s like to be in Italy awesome!

k
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoy the staff (from check in to the servers and bartender) - friendly, great attitude, nice folks. The food is wonderfully seasonal and tasty - highly recommended for lunch or dinner.

SB
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and service was impeccable. Our waitress and assistant went out of their way to make our anniversary special. Loved the quaint feel of the place.

SQ
Jackson Hole
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After arriving late due to subway delays, we arrived frazzled and got seated at the bar top on a busy Friday. The bar staff could not have been more friendly and immediately raised the experience up several notches, making sure to top off my sparkling rosé and keeping close tabs on us. Our dishes were served with excellent pacing and each outdid the last, with the Manila clams appetizer and swordfish special two standouts.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Restaurante and the food is amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I did not enjoy my visit here. This was the second time I come to the restaurant and did not like the food or the service.

KM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the downstairs room. When just two of us - love eating at the main bar or the Chefs bar. Great room, super food, flexible kitchen, tenured and top rate staff. A great value in NY dining - top rate all around!

AH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waitress! Food was amazing and ambiance was even better. We are definitely going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Way way too loud. Drunk girls at next table screeched for over an hour. Unbearable.

a
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. Food was delicious as was the service. It was also surprisingly quiet, so easy to have a conversation.

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is always first-rate in the quality of ingredients and execution. Service is pleasant and prompt. The wine list is encyclopedic although more moderately priced wines would be welcome. Wine advice in my experience over several visits has been mixed, depending on the sommelier on hand. More attentive suggestions that do not trend to the more expensive options would also be welcome. Cocktails are excellent. I shall certainly keep going back anytime I'm in New York!

n
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Salumi is outstanding; pasta dishes were perfect, especially the spaghetti bottarga...but the service is always a little reluctant. There always seem to be lots of staff...but none of them are our server...and the sommelier doesn't arrive until the first course has been served.

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

My family has had many wonderful dining experiences at Il Buco on Bond St. When we went to Il Buco Alimentary & Vineria for a Mother's Day brunch, we expected similar service in a new setting but were disappointed. First, although in writing when confirming the reservation, there was no children's menu available, for a Mother's Day brunch. Our server apologized and said it was a miscommunication with the back office, but as a result, our picky eater was now looking at a lovely, but beyond her comfort level fancy adult menu. Moving on, we found that all of the add-ons (coffee, juices, bread for the table, side of olive oil...) to the pre-fix quickly brought the bottom line up and took away the festive feeling - the outing quickly came to feel like a profit making venture versus a celebration. Our last note: the service was uneven with plates coming out at different times for the same course, tables who sat down after us being served ahead of us, water glasses being refilled twice in 5 minutes and then sitting empty for 20 minutes... We had probably (no lie) 7 different staff come to our table during the meal so it became confusing to know who was responsible for which aspect of the experience. The whole outing ultimately felt disappointing and nothing like our meals at the original Il Buco. We won't go back to this location.

LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. The combination of Italian meat/cheese shop, low key atmosphere and delicious food always make this a standout choice for me!

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