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Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

4.7
1981 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,
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

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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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4.5
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Everything was perfect !!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This is the first time I've had dinner here, & I highly recommend the fried artichokes, & the
short rib dish for 2. Short ribs are a favorite of mine, & hard to find!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Have been going to this place for years. Love the people, love the food and the consistency!
Always a great go to!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food and drinks were delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We went here with some friends during a wedding weekend in NYC. Cute atmosphere, quaint, quiet. There is a market downstairs for meat, cheese, and olive oil. The food was excellent, although some people were complaining that the food seemed a little bit on the salty side. Over all the home made pastas were wonderful, and the staff seemed very accommodating for our group and requests.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Service was excellent
Starters were excellent
Wine was excellent.
Main courses (x4) were terrible.
Dessert was excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food was way to salty.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Il Buco is one of our favorite restaurants. It’s quite expensive but you know with every bite that it’s worth the price. It’s not fancy or stuffy and the focus is on extraordinary food. If you go early it’s not too noisy.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Maybe my favorite restaurant in New York! 100% delivers, 100% of the time.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Very noisy but was very enjoyable, service, food and ambience was great.

Would not hesitate to go back

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great as always thx for everything

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Rigatoni was flavorful without being overpowering. Crispy artichoke was tasty and original

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Loved it! Atmosphere and quality of food superb!

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food has declined. Pasta under cooked and chicken too salty. Used to be better

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Amazing staff, food and experience!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We ordered 10 different dishes between the four of us, and every one of them was excellently prepared, delicious, and in most cases different from other versions of the same dish elsewhere. Service was very gracious and efficient.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

All good. Only dessert took a long time to come.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great authentic Italian place. Good for pasta & baked goods

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place for breakfast! Wonderful food and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Delicious food, great wine, gorgeous decor -- can't beat it.

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