Buca Yorkville

4.6
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Buca Osteria & Enoteca; 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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E
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All was very good, the service was excellent as always. It’s just very expensive, and very noisy in the back part of the restaurant.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s day

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive service, and equally impressive food. High quality, fresh ingredients were used in our dishes and this was very evident from tasting. I will definitely be returning.

N
Houston
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We made a reservation for 10pm, which was confirmed by their staff. The end of our meal felt quite rushed as the staff wanted to get home for the night. The food was good, but the service was less than welcoming, especially as the night went on. I’m sorry you had to stay late for us, but you knew what you were getting when you confirmed my reservation for 10pm. When I drop $400 on a nice meal and am expected to tip based on a percentage, I expect more from the service than this.

D
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not many options for starters, very creative dishes, some of them really amazes you but some of them felt like are a little try hard (to look creative). Cocktails are really successful, wasn’t really accurate to description though (my lemon peel wasn’t burnt as described, it was just a twist but I was excited about it). Great service, welcoming desk is 4 stars, but the rest of the staff was really nice and honest. Desserts were a little under level compare to the rest of the menu.

VC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server gave great service. Other than that, we thought the food was overrated. Definitely not worth the cost.

RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! The service was beyond compare and the food was so unique – try the cured fish "charcuterie" board with squid ink dumplings!

A
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and delicious. Attentive service. Prefer Yorkdale location to others for space.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch. Shared a wonderful pizza. Not cheap but the food was good.

HM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always an enjoyable experience. Nodini is a must order.

C
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful food and service. Prefer if it was a nicer décor to be frank.

MK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

AN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was spectacular! Thank you!!!

JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!

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VS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff were helpful, friendly and accommodating. The food was beautifully presented and consistently delicious. All in all, it was great time and we will return.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bread knots where too hard

JV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. One of the best in the city.

PR
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I came in on Sunday morning with a friend and have been waiting to dine here for quite some time. I made a note on OpenTable stating that I have a severe nut allergy. Upon arrival, my allergy was acknowledged by our server which was very assuring. However, when I ordered the stracciatella + the bomboloni to share with my guest - our server mentioned that the "truffle paste" would have to be subbed out because it may contain nuts.

When our food arrived, a third plate that we did not order came out as well. We weren't sure if this was a mistake or simply a gesture - so we happily ate our meal and shared every dish as mentioned earlier. It wasn't until three hours later in the middle of my shift when I started to experience severe anaphylaxis and had to make arrangements to potentially go to the emergency. I called the restaurant and inquired about the dishes we had - turns out the bomboloni indeed had nuts.

It is now very clear to me that the third dish mentioned above was sent as an alternative to the bomboloni - never once was I told the bomboloni had nuts. There was - obviously - some form of miscommunication on one (or both) of our ends. You would think that our server would have mentioned something as she watched me eat the bomboloni knowing I had a severe allergy. I tried to notify the restaurant through their website. The food was outstanding (even the bomboloni....) , although the service we received was not nearly up to par for such a highly regarded restaurant.

OT
9 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with a focused menu and an extensive wine list!

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant. One of the best Italian restaurants in this city of Toronto.

TW
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food portion size was ridiculously small... A main meal was 3/4 the of than my iPhone in total. Expensive for this pretentious restaurant

VT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Niccolo was very knowledgeable about the food and wine.

JC
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their Burrata Pizza.
They are consistent with their quality here and I find the quality at this location better than the one on King St.

KB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Roman PIZZA in Toronto, bar none.
The service is so very attentive.

GG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Ridiculously expensive. The glasses of wine by the glass averaged $19 for 5 oz. Pastas were over $40. Seriously? We dine out a lot, and Buca's prices are incredibly out of line.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branzino was amazing, and our server was awesome

RR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection of Italian wine, excellent service and the food was great

GM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and exquisite food. Delicate flavors peppered with more robust flavors to create balanced and interesting dishes -- and a lovely menu.

O
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was available at reserved time
Wait staff was amazing
They were aware of one guest with allergies and had already accommodated for it
It was one of the best meals we have had ... and we eat out often and in some pretty amazing restaurants.
We were able to enjoy the evening with our family and were very appreciative all that the kitchen and other staff did to make it a memorable experience.

Buca Yorkville is now on our list of restaurants we will return to often.

Thank you!

BR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

VERY expensive and not worth it. Your alcohol prices are beyond belief. The salad was so lame I couldn’t believe it...a couple of red coloured sticks with minimal flavour. The cod was very good but very small and no vegetables to speak of. The bread balls were very tasty.

L
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and worth the price! Excellent service and impeccable food.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While usually the food at Buca is 5/5 today was definitely a 3/5 if that. Our server seemed judgey that we didn’t order more but nothing on the menu seemed to stand out for me this time outside of the burrata pizza. Garlic knots and the tiramisu... horrible. DO NOT EAT!
Also I’m pretty sure our server heard me complain about the service as he was more pleasant the second half of the service. Suggesting drinks we’d prefer but again he was judgey over the fact we didn’t drink wine vs cocktails. I mean I get it, holiday season and it’s busy also Buca isn’t really about the service anyway.
The food sucked so if I just had to base it on our food experience 2/5 and the burrata pizza wasn’t as good as usual. Quite disappointed :/

SC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening spent at Buca Yorkville on Dec 26.... terrific ambience...fantastic service and outstanding food....we loved it.

F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great. I thought this was the seafood Buca so was surprised when little seafood was on the current menu. Had the seafood appetizer and was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good time!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply awesome. A great lunch to impress high value clients or friends!!

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing but experience was soured by being seated next to an obnoxious table in a half empty restaurant.

GL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I guess it is the holiday season but service was very slow. Food was very good as usual but it took a long time just to get our order let alone getting the food itself. We went for lunch and I had the charcuterie while my friend had the truffle pasta and buratta salad. Would recommend these dishes.

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