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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.
New York, NY 10012
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
Lafayette & Bowery
$31 to $50
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Parking lots located on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette, and at 25 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery.
6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place
F,B,D,M to Broadway/Lafayette
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,
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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.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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