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Ristorante La Buca

4.6
617 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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The name translates as 'the cave' with rooms decidedly 'dark,. La Buca offers excellent, fresh fare (especially the outstanding grilled fish & other traditional Italian seafood!) & experienced old-world service. La Buca is located below street level on Washington Square.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 928-0556
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Please call for details
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Private party contact
Guiseppi or Anthony Giulanni: (215) 928-0556
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 7th & 8th
Additional
Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room
What 617 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

When we arrived there was not a hostess and we waited almost 12 minutes before someone approached us to be seated. The service was good the food was good however I thought the restaurant was a little dated. I definitely would go back there again in a pinch. It was not bad at all

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SueB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We have visited La Buca several times prior to a show at the Walnut Street Theater. The food and service is always wonderful. We always leave full!

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nightout (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been going to this restaurant for several years and one of the things I like best is the consistent food grade. HOWEVER, this time I did not enjoy the salad (too much dressing) and my fish was not cooked enough. It is a pricey restaurant and was not enjoyed this past weekend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I have been to La Buca many times. We go at least once during theatre season. They are an excellent choice for a pre-theatre meal. As always the service and food were excellent. I have to give a shout out to Tom our waiter. He was very attentive and accommodating; can't say enough good things about him. Our food was outstanding. My husband and I both had fish. Tom fileted them beautifully with virtually no bones found. The dessert selection was plentiful and our selections were very good. My husband had the berries and I the tiramisu. I would highly recommend La Buca and my husband and I look forward to going back again.

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George (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was an excellent meal and the ambience was lovely

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Yum. Great fresh fish. Quite old fashion elegance.

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Diane (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

La Buca is an excellent restaurant. We have been going there for years and they consistently serve up the most delicious dinners, whether it is stuffed shells, a small filet, swordfish, veal chop or salmon. It is always a dilemma as to what to order because we enjoy it all. The service is an additional plus because of the professional waitstaff.

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VanessaC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

They made my birthday dinner so special! Loved the calamari!

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Nana (Western NC)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good but our waiter was very abrupt and rude. The bill, which was handwritten was hard to decipher and the amount was wrong. We were overcharged by $10 for the wine. It took a while to get it straightened out and we were almost late for the theater.

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renataspix (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I lived in Rome, Italy, and my congratulations to the chef. Excellent food. Service on the other hand was fair to poor. This could have been due to too many tables for one waiter. The house wine was excellent (Valpolicella).

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