Buca Yorkville

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Buca Osteria & Bar is more than an Italian restaurant. In the spirit of the widely celebrated first location of Buca on King Street, the outpost in the heart of Yorkville is a place to be inspired by the innovation of the restaurant’s creative, artisanal fare, rooted in Italian tradition. Buca Osteria & Bar offers a broad selection of fresh and impeccably prepared seafood, in addition to their much loved pizzas, pastas, and cured fish. Critically acclaimed Executive Chef Rob Gentile and Chef de Cuisine Kris Lee create the authentic cuisine. Buca has consistently been celebrated for using the freshest, carefully selected ingredients. Featuring sophisticated décor and an open-concept kitchen, the restaurant’s warmth and attention to detail stand out, both in environment and ingredients.
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. One of our favourite restaurants but just very expensive.

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and vibe. Our server was really friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back

S
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

nice ambiance. great service.

TL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Have been to most of top restaurants in Toronto, this probably the one disappointed me the most.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I took a friend there for her birthday lunch, wait was a long time for food, my friend and I ordered the same pasta dish with clams, I took 2 bites of it, extremely salty, clams are already salty no need to vet due it with the salt. We waited a while because my friend and I complained how salt the pasta dish was. We ordered another pasta dish, which was decent, it’s the one with the egg on top, it was not too bad with the salt.

MH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very expensive
The overall was good
Noice very loud

HL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mixture of corporate suit biz card crowd meets a mish mash mix of modern decor millennials. Professional, attentive, attractive staff. Modern, sleek decor that plays it safe meets incredibly clean presentation re: the way food is plated. The salumi seafood sampler mixed platter offers variety & was beautifully done!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, great food (we shared plates) great wine selection too.

VP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational at every single touch
Highly recommend
Food A+
Service A+

RK
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always !!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s too loud.

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and wonderful service! Great place for birthday dinner!

T
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, great service and attention to detail. The interior of the restaurant is also classy yet modern and welcoming. Can’t wait to go back.

RC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Restaurant is too difficult to find. The noise level through the roof. Ambiance, non existent. Food mediocre at best. Pizza was great. Good wine list. Food way overpriced for what you get. I ordered black cod, smelly and bad then got risotto, got barely any food, charged $55. ( for rice). Would never recommend this place to anyone.

AD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service. Serves as a great atmosphere to mix not only good food & drink, but also entertain a date.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love a dinner at Buca Yorkville! Excellent service, great cocktails, and delicious food- the bigoli is our favourite.

AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. All in all, a fabulous dining experience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant service in Toronto.

MZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food, ambiance, service, location was great. Loved it.

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at a center table and had a hard time hearing eachother so they graciously moved us to the front corner table where we proceeded to have the most divine (4) hr meal. Loved every sip and every bite! Our server was lovely and every cent was worth it.
We will be back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner

B
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizzas. We had salad, pizzas, salad, and dessert. All of them are delicious. Will definitely come back to try other items

w
Montreal
270 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is really good but waiters need to come down to earth a little bit. Sorry but service must to improve. When you say to the waiter do not rush to the food and they bring out the 1st course before you finish ordering your meal you know something is wrong. Our waiter told us we must order the branzino ASAP cuz it takes 20 min to prepare. Sorry but the fish is served raw. You do not need 20 min to serve raw fish. Bottom line, this resto is more concerned about turning tables and selling higher margin foods then making the customer's experience pleasant. Sorry but this is my 2nd and last visit to Buca.

RG
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific meal a real dining experience
We will definitely be back in the future

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The burrata pizza lives up to its hype. We also had the lobster pasta which was great too. The octopus and squid ink pasta was recommended and we thought it was ok. Probably won’t order that last one again. Our waiter was very kind and attentive. Overall very happy with the night!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. Be back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was not very good. Girlfriend didn't enjoy the food, we notified them, they replaced it with some basic salad. Yet they still charged us for the plate that we didn't eat. Manager never came by to check up on us or apologize, which is customary. The server was nice and professional though, it wasn't her fault.

Place was very noisy as well.

Parking is very expensive, staff had no idea about any of the details.

Never coming back or recommending this to anyone

RD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Enjoyed and will return for more.

AS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Congratulations to the team.
Unforgettable tasting memory.
The ambiance, and noise and the taking orders quick approach bothers a bit, but the food per se compensates it.

c
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Best Pasta dishes in town! Had the Salumi de Mer taster (5 fish) which was quite a nice appetizer

HW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

A very loud place. We could not hear each other. The food was okay. The prices were high.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can never get enough of the branzino crudo. Thanks to Gabriel for setting aside two orders of it, in advance.

They were the last two portions left by the time our reso came at 930pm, so I’m glad I called ahead to pre-order.

Great service from our waitress too.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food
Outstanding wine
Outstanding service
Our favorite restaurant in Toronto

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously good food.
Seriously good service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service but quite pricey

m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a great lunch on Saturday. These people know their way around fish. Raw oyster presentation was beautiful. Very classy and unusual. A raw whole fish branzino crudo was sliced table side next to ours. Looked spectacular but my feeling is that it is a dish to share with others, 4 people? Would love to try it. We had a scrambled egg dish with shaved summer truffles. Delicious and generous. We also split a flatbread pizza which was light and had nice flavors. We saw a pasta dish walk by that looked great. Switched another reservation for dinner Monday so we could go back. Not inexpensive but they know how to impress.

JC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, but so loud

BE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We shared a salt and herb crusted fish which was delicious. However, $140 for 800 grams seems high, and it included nothing else.
Similarly, the Italian Rose we had was superb, but not at $100 per bottle.

HJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

After a very positive first experience at Buca several years ago, I was very disappointed this time around. Portions are tiny and the dishes are extremely expensive but lacking complexity and strong flavour. The burrata pizza was the best thing we got this time around, was very underwhelmed by the risotto (tiny portion, could only taste the saffron and hardly any other content), and the tonnarelli (hardly any flavour and minimal portion of octopus). The service was fine but nothing spectacular or friendly, which is what you'd expect for a meal of this price and reputation. Wine list was very restrictive. Overall there are much better restaurants to get real bold Italian flavour, real portions and a more welcoming experience.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Couldn’t have been a better anniversary dinner.

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