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About Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

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.

53 Great Jones St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Lafayette & Bowery

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 837-2622

Website:
http://www.ilbucovineria.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lots located on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette, and at 25 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery.

Public Transit:
6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place
F,B,D,M to Broadway/Lafayette

Executive Chef:
Garrison Price

Additional:
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

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Ciao, Join us to celebrate Christmas Eve.
We will be serving The Feast of the Seven Fishes
More info coming soon. We look forward to welcoming you!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ciao, Join us to ring in the New Year!
We will be serving a 4 course menu at $85.00 per person
excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. We look forward to welcoming you!

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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.

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (43)
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Comfort Food (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Bar Seating (12)
People Watching (12)
Seasonal (12)
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Romantic (10)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good but the service was very slow. Sat us 20 minutes after the reservation was supposed to be for. Took another 30 to get our drink orders. Had to ask twice for our check. It was a nice meal but took 3 hours all said and done.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious! That’s what counts most.
I did not like the extreme noise, but I guess some people do.
The biggest turnoff, which may keep me from returning should the occasion arise, had to do with the way the wine is sold, in a way which puts the customer at a big and uncomfortable disadvantage. The wine list consisted of four or five wines ranging in price from about $60-90. The waiter then comes and starts talking about other wines with no written list. He says the wines he is mentioning are in the “same price range” as the wine list wines. He starts talking about them with no mention of their specific price. Hearing a list of wines rattled off can be confusing if you are not an expert. When a wine seemed interesting, I had to ask him how much it was; once he told me I had t make the judgment whether to keep hearing wine names faster than I could process or simply accept that wine. In the end, I was happy with the wine and appreciated the wine was poured sparingly, allowing us to drink it at our own pace.
This system to me was a bit of an ordeal which detracted significantly from an otherwise delightful though noisy meal. Yes, I know, I can afford a fancy meal and I’m worrying about a few bucks, but that’s how I am.
The food was great!
Thank you.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

We ordered a variety of items from the menu and were so disappointed, particularly from a value perspective. Octopus was too chewy, fried artichokes too salty/greasy, and the short ribs so salted it was nearly inedible. The cacio e Pepe was fairly good and the server was wonderful. I don’t know that’d I’d come here again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Second time here - love the short ribs, porchetta and several great starters and pastas (with a good sized group, family style). Had a delicious Barbaresco recommended by the Som to wash it down. Love it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of NYC's BEST. I hate to say that. Only because now it will be harder for me to get a res of my own! Authentic, soul-satisfying Italian without the flight. A fun and upbeat ambiance with an open kitchen, Il Buco is perfect for both casual and celebratory occasions. Service is knowledgable and relaxed, and you can practice your Italian with them!

SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS PLACE...just Go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was perfect as always . We were seated at the bar . The service was excellent ! The restaurant was just a bi noisy ...
I will come back again and again to Il Bucco. Best Italian place in town !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Loved the food but it has to be one of the loudest restaurants I have ever dined in. There was no way that we four friends could have a conversation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always excellent food and changing menu, you can't go wrong. Food and wine are both exceptional

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

ALWAYS LOVE IL BUCCO - ONE OF OUR FAVORITES AND WE LOVE THE COZY AND WARM AMBIENCE

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was great. The wines too expensive for what you get in the glass after all.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

At first we got the seats for the bar upstairs and they were terribly uncomfortable. They were very kind to move us to the bar downstairs and that made all the difference!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good, but meals not brought out together and several were just warm. One dessert was brought a full five minutes before the others.

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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Friendly and professional staff. And... great food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Loved the food and the service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Hostess service left more to be desired, and the restaurant needs to set expectations ex ante about seating options if they plan to seat customers at the bar even if the customer has made a reservation. Had I known that only the bar seating option is available, I would not have made this reservation, and I can imagine the dinner experience going even worse if this was supposed to be a special occasion. The particular bar seating option at this restaurant is not comparable to the table options - seats are cramped together to fit more people, and the bartender provides table service on the side - and this should be communicated to customers before they walk into the restaurant.

There also needs to be better communication between the hostess in charge of seating and the Opentable reservation system. If the restaurant is going to outsource reservation confirmations out to Opentable they need to let Opentable know about cancellation and reservation modification policies, instead of letting the customer suffer the consequences of miscommunication.

The food was fine, and the restaurant did provide a somewhat bland complementary mushroom risotto, but glitches like this diminish the whole experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Best to go for sliced salumi and a glass of wine, not for dinner. Very pricey and I left feeling a bit queasy from the fatty cut of meat I ordered. Also, I need to eat wheat-free and waitress looked at me like I came to the wrong place, even though it was noted on my account. And I did come to the wrong place. Go if you like home-made pasta, at a steep price.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great meal!! Awesome bread. Porchetta sandwich was the bomb!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We spent Thanksgiving and It was the perfect choice, the food and service were fantastic

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful meal on Thanksgiving

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was good, service was ok, not great, and while the din of the restaurant made it difficult to talk, it was a fun, casual and cool atmosphere.

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 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very good food and atmosphere. We were let down by the attitude of one waitress but this was quickly rectified and we were taken away from her and given a new table and waiter who turned the whole experience around.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We've been here before. It all ended well but this time, although the food was generally wonderful, the service left a great deal to be desired; for four people, two entrées were served initially, one entrée followed the first two by five minutes, and the last entrée followed by an additional five minutes. In addition, one of the pasta dishes fail to impress. As a result, management for us wonderful desserts, so it all worked out. We will try again and hope this was an anomaly

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was well executed, service attentive and space absolutely beautiful.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Table wasn’t ready for reserved time and nobody seemed to care. Tried to buy a bottle of wine while we waited but we weren’t allowed to use space by the bar to drink it so that was pointless too. Twenty minutes later we sat and were seated at a terrible table in the middle of the entrance- literally in the doorway. Poorly managed and lots of attitude. Too bad because the food was good and wait staff was actually nice! Front of house seating team though really ruins the experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Beautiful food with seasonal updates. The roasted squash with pepitas, aged goat cheese, and calabrian chili oil was a perfect fall dish. The selection of 4-5 pastas is always diverse and perfectly prepared. The tagliolini neri with crab is the current star. Great seating options for small or large groups. We enjoyed being seated at the bar this past weekend and Jon, the bartender/server, hit all the right notes - knowledgeable and friendly without being instrusive. Very knowledgeable sommeliers who also strike the right balance of sharing good wine insights/history/tasting notes/ without getting too technical or serious.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My only complaint is the same for most NYC restaurants these days, TOO LOUD. You can't carry on a conversation without yelling across the table. Turn the music down just a little and perhaps people won't be yelling.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I made a reservation a week in advance for 6:45PM. We arrived as a full party at round 6:50 for the reservation and immediately checked in. We were told to wait by the bar while our table was prepared. After 15 minutes of waiting I re-checked in and was told again to wait. After another 15 minutes another member of my party checked in again. We were then told that WE were "extremely late" for our reservation and they would see what they could do. After assuring the hostess stand that we had been waiting (and receiving a lot of push back) they told us to wait for the table. After another 10-15 minutes we were sent to a table by the front door. At this point, we were very displeased with the customer service from the hostess stand and our seat and asked if there was anywhere else we could sit. We were then told again that WE were late so this is all they could do. After being recommended a bottle of wine that was not longer available and and underwhelming meal, we were informed by the table next to us that they had a similar issue with their reservation and were comped a charcuterie board. We were given no offer.

I have been a patron of this restaurant and would occassionally take clients here for dinner. I will no longer return as this was terrible service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

But we had to wait 40 mins between appetizer and main course.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

I love this spot. It’s consistently delicious and on point. My only complaint, is that their branzio and lattuga salad are no longer on the menu.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Even with advance reservations for birthday, we were walk to seat at the bar. After asking for a table we were walked to sit in front of the restaurant in a very uncomfortable high seat in the Market area. Not what you expect to seat and eat what everything the Chef promise in the review and food everything from scratch but nothing unforgettable. Love the olive oil and will stop by to buy a bottle but not for dinner ever again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Birthday was very good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had the BEST time - our waitress was awesome, I was at lunch with 4 tweens/teenagers and the kids were treated with just as much respect as I was and we all loved it! It's perfect for families, couples, young/old --food and awesome!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a delicious meal, the staff was attentive and friendly. We sat upstairs and it was not very noisy and easy to have a conversation. Downstairs can be loud.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have always enjoyed visiting Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. The setting is always comfortable and relaxing, the food enjoyable. The whole place just feels artisanal and authentic!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Way too noisy. Acoustics are awful. It was impossible to have a conversation. Couldn’t wait to get out of there.
On the other hand the food is delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

All good except TOO LOUD

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great spot for authentic tasting pastas
Fried artichokes a big hit
We’ll be back

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Fun and bustling. Crispy artichokes were fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Consistently the best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent food, authentic, very cool yet understated.

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