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La Buca

4025 Macdonald St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L 2N8, Canada
+1 604-730-6988
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chef's menu” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (12 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4025 Macdonald St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L 2N8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you're lucky you will need a reservation here. Good Italian with an excellent wine list. Service depends on who you get, the nice one or the one with attitude. Don't let it spoil your dinner you just need to be firm and don't take...More

Thank myvancitydotca
Reviewed 17 June 2017

we are new to town and decided to try a small restaurant in our neighbourhood for a quick Friday night out. Well...what a wonderful surprise! Evidently we were one of the few in Vancouver who didn't know what a gem this little Italian restaurant is....More

Thank Oscar H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Perfect in every way. I had some trepidation at the outset, as I unfortunately have to adhere to a gluten-free diet. To my very pleasant surprise, I was treated like gluten-free royalty at La Buca. As we were a party of eight, we were served...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very small dining room but it did not lead to a very private experience as it was quite loud. Food was very delicious but had very small portion size. Little disappointed with the carbonara but loved the veal. The staff was helpful and friendly. With...More

Thank Magnus R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I am hesitant to post a review of La Buca. My wife and I have been eating here for several years. It is our favourite restaurant in Vancouver! It is small cozy spot in a strip mall in Arbutus Ridge. Reservations essential. My fear is...More

Thank galianotom
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Saturday evening to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had the family style eating. Food was excellent especially the homemade pasta however we were disappointed by the low level of engagement by the waiting staff. Not sure if we would return.

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Enjoyed an excellent dinner at this Italian bistro. Dinner with friends. We ordered four different dishes and we all enjoyed every bite. There was nothing left on our plates. Nice wine list with price point options. Service was excellent. Busy place so you definitely need...More

Thank Skye757
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This tiny little place has a cozy atmosphere and excellent food. You must have a reservation as it is very small and very popular. We went with friends and booked about 2 weeks in advance. We had an excellent meal in a place steeped in...More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

There were eleven of us that came together to celebrate the Christmas season and the year that's about to pass. We ate our meal family style. 2 appetizers, 3 pastas, a fish and a neat dish followed by two desserts. La buca is a small...More

Thank Panos A
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to anywhere in North America (including San Francisco and New York). Excellent food, good service, and a cozy atmosphere. But for its out of the way location, I'm guessing this would be rated much...More

Thank Bill H
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4025 Macdonald St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L 2N8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-730-6988
  • E-mail
A Vancouver favorite for years, La Buca provides a consistently satisfying dining experience for locals and visitors alike. As a neighborhood restaurant, La Buca welcomes walk in diners, however as "the neighborhood restaurant that everyone wishes was in their neighborhood", it can fill up quickly, and reservations are recommended and appreciated.
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