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Il Buco Ristorante

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly

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beef carpaccio
shaved‎ blue rare beef tenderloin with mixed greens and parmigiano cheese
tomato goat cheese salad
fresh sliced tomato with lemon scented creamed goat’s cheese, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic…
roasted beet salad
roasted beets with mandarin oranges, blue cheese and toasted almonds on a bed of spring…
classic caesar salad
crisp romaine, herb croutons, bacon and parmigiano-reggiano tossed in our house made roasted garlic dressing.
fresh sliced tomatoes with fresh bocconcini cheese, basil, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
for 1 9.50
for 2 17.50
anitpasto misto
grilled eggplant, zucchini, roasted red peppers, prosciutto, fresh bocconcini, mixed olives, and artichokes
calamari and shrimp putanesca
grilled calamari and shrimp with capers and olives in a spicy tomato sauce
steamed mussels
served with your choice of a white wine tomato sauce or a pernod cream sauce
enrico’s famous garlic
oven roasted garlic topped with a goat’s cheese cream sauce, pine nuts and sun dried…
lemon garlic shrimp
fresh black tiger shrimp sautéed in garlic, lemon and white wine. served with toasted baguette
in a tomato basil sauce with fresh mozzarella
house made lasagna with a bolognese sauce, parma prosciutto and mozzarella
linguini rapini
with‎ Italian sausage, grape tomatoes, steamed rapini in a light tomato, garlic olive oil sauce
house made manicotti stuffed with spinach and ricotta baked in a rosé sauce with mozzarella…
penne a la vodka
with bacon and reggiano cheese in a rose sauce
spaghetti mare
shrimp, mussels, calamari and clams in a zesty tomato sauce
pappardelle bolognese
fresh pappardelle ribbons with our house made bolognese sauce
fresh pasta of the day
ask your server for today’s feature
all entrees are served with roasted potatoes and daily fresh vegetables
fresh fish of the day
please ask your server for today’s feature
red snapper
pan fried fillet of red snapper with spinach and cherry tomatoes in a white wine…
pollo florentina
tender chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and spinach in a dijon cream sauce
medaglioni di pollo
chicken scaloppini in a mushroom marsala sauce
veal mare e monti
veal scaloppini with forest mushrooms, black tiger shrimp in a light cream sauce
veal contadina
veal scaloppini sautéed in a roasted garlic jus with zucchini, mushrooms, and red peppers
pork scaloppini gorgonzola
pork scaloppini with shallots, garlic and gorgonzola in a white wine cream sauce
filet portobello
grilled 8 oz beef tenderloin with a portobello and roasted garlic brandy jus
US$15 - US$44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Mediterranean, Canadian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
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All reviews beef carpaccio pasta penne a la vodka tiramisu pollo shrimp recommend il kempenfelt bay our waiter lake simcoe great view of the lake italian cuisine romantic dinner special occasion wonderful food recommend this restaurant dunlop st
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Reviewed yesterday

My best friend and I came here on Saturday as kind of a last minute option as the restaurant we had planned on going to was closed. I must say Im happy that we ended up at El Buco. Beautiful setting, great ambiance and incredible...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jeannie Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Il Bucco has a great atmosphere and the service is excellent. The menu has something for everyone. We've enjoyed every meal we've had there.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Judi B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat here service and food is 5 star. Only thing that I dont like about II Buco is the entetence from the front it really looks terrible. Then you enter and it's a whole different feeling. Always a great time here

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 5,681,961
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I know many people rave over Il Buco. While I agree, the food is perfectly good, I don’t feel it is is exceptional. The location feels like a 1980 Italian restaurant, the menu feels the same way. There is little in there to challenge the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Madtaffy7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love taking friends from out of town here We are guaranteed good food, great ambiance and great staff

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank garylA8718JH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try this gem of a restaurant after searching reviews for local restaurants for our trip to Barrie. After a full day of skiing, with appetites ready to be satisfied, we were not disappointed! Our server Russ was fantastic and had great recommendations....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kat_76N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great night out we enjoyed our meal and the service was great I do like the atmosphere here and look forward to our next night out.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Norm D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

delightful dining experience loved the singing server little tight for seating two but all and not bad nice to see outside to the lake all in all wonderful food compliments to the chef

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank phyllis c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a group of us and the food was managed with expertise. The service was just enough attention but not intrusive or rushed. So refreshing! I ordered the garlic and shrimp appetizer, delicious! My friend is a beef carpaccio snob, she can stop talking...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Connie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Il Buco. The pasta was the best I’ve had in years. My husband ordered the pork medallions which were very tender. Everything was so favorable. Service was terrific. Salad, appetizer and mains were served without delay....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jandmwaher
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19 November 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.
29 July 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
Shawn S
26 March 2017|
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Business casual
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