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Thu, 06-30
US$15 - US$44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Mediterranean, Canadian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The street entrance doesn’t give you any idea what you will find inside. Ate on the patio, which is elevated to see the lake and everything around. Our waiter Sarah was exceptional. The food was perfect. Beet salad was the best I’ve had. Thank you...to the entire staff for a wonderful evening.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed February 18, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely amazing meal even after all this time closed due to covid the food was A+++ and the staff even better. Thank you to our waiter Russell who made our night even better.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 18, 2022

We have not been out for dinner for a while due to lock downs for covid. So when the opportunity finally came we of course picked Il Buco. Always great food and service and this starts with ownership. Covid protocols in place, but to be...honest this restaurant service has never suffered due to covid and for sure the food has been consistent. A big feat during the pandemic! We had the shrimp appetizer, caesar salad, lasagna and the mushroom pasta then the cheese cake for dessert. The dinner was well paced by our outstanding server Jenn and each course was presented at the right temperature. Il Buco is well visited by locals and tourists to the area and all are welcomed and treated special. This restaurant has long serving staff and there is a reason for this, you can tell they work so well together and everyone seems happy. Hopefully the pandemic tide has shifted and we will be able to visit more frequently.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed December 22, 2021

This is a first class restaurant that offers an outstanding dinning experience from start to finish. Located in downtown Barrie this is the place to go for authentic Italian cuisine. Server staff were suburb and extremely helpful. the food was of high qaulity and extremely...well presented. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2021 via mobile

Overall experience was great, I had the famous Roasted Garlic Appetizer, the garlic was good, but the dish was overwhelming covered with the cheese sauce. I had the fish as my main, it was good, but I wish I picked something else. My friends had...the Lemon Shrimp as an App and Gnocchi and the other had the beet salad and the Risotto special, both enjoyed the meal. I realized it was Saturday Night, it seemed like we were pressed to hurry our stay.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 30, 2021

Anyone who says this is pricey, has very little experience in restaurants. This is more affordable than places like Milestones, Keg, Scadabush, Moxies... on average, appetizers are $12, main meals around $26. I found it very reasonable. Loads of character in this place - great...atmosphere. Had to break away from chain restaurants and was looking for just that. Really enjoyed it! I'll definately go again and again. They offer lunch too.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 7, 2021

I had read the reviews on Il Buco Restaurant and have wanted to go for while. I am happy to say I was not disappointed. My friend and I were warmly greeted.and shown to our table. We were not rushed in choosing our wine or...our dinner. Russell was a patient waiter and very charming. I ordered veal and my friend ordered chicken, both meats were tender and the mushrooms were nice and earthy. The vegetables were fresh and lightly sautéed. It was all delicious. It was worth the hour drive and I will return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

This is a gem of an Italian Restaurant. We were taken to our table in a back part of the room. We asked to be moved to next to a window with a lake view and our request was thankfully accommodated. Take note when you...reserve to ask for a window seat if available. The service was excellent. The food fine Italian. For apps we had the calamari and shrimp puttanesca, antipasto misto and caprese. For mains, a gnocchi, seafood risotto and barramundi. All were excellent. For dessert, an adequate tiramisu and exceptional chocolate raspberry tartuffo. The entire meal was a treatMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

Il Buco came recommended to us from some other folks who had eaten there previously. We were only in town for the night. After walking around downtown and the waterfront for a while, we confirmed our original desire to eat at Il Buco. (Downtown Barrie...leaves a bit to be desired) It was a Wednesday night and the place was full but they were able to seat us at a table of two. I could tell there were a lot of local folks, but also some tourists and a few business groups. The waiter was excellent, the food delicious, and our overall experience wonderful.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

Having a family get together, we wanted a special place for dinner, while in Barrie Ontario. Thousands of TripAdvisor reviews were spectacular (except for one terrible review - by someone who has a history of exactly one review), so we gave it a try. The...7 of us shared several appetizers including their famous beef carpaccio, roasted garlic and antipasti. Some of our dinners included Chicken Marsala, Veal & Shrimp pasta and Mushroom Truffle Pappardelle, and there was no problem with gluten-free and onion-free meals - which are always an good indication of fresh made ingredients.! EVERYTHING that was ordered was cooked to perfection, and EVERYONE had the most amazing dinner experience. Service was very attentive, and Sue the owner, came by to ensure that we were all well taken care of. I have to say, that l did not expect to find such a great restaurant in Barrie, as this was definitely one of the better meals we have enjoyed, and very authentic Italian cuisine.!! Do not miss Il Buco.!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from Bruce D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I just don't know. I suggest contacting the restaurant directly.
July 28, 2018|
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Response from jujaz | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry to say I'm not sure. We always take my 9 year old granddaughter but they have never once asked if we would like a children's menu for her. I can only assume that they would offer one if they had one. However... More
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March 26, 2017|
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Il Buco Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5