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Il Buco Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center
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31 Dunlop St E | #101, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A2, Canada (Bayfield)
+1 705-735-9595
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Eight of our friends all went here for a birthday celebration and it was amazing! From the appetizer, the drinks, the pasta and finally the Traditional songs sung to our birthday girl to top it off. Very nice affordable place to eat in Downtown Barrie with great Italian food. Close your eyes.... you're in Italy...

Thank D6831NWroberto
Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Barrie. It has a patio overlooking Kempenfelt Bay and the decor is lovely. The food is very good and if you have John Carlos as your waiter, he has a great, romantic singing voice. The only drawback is that the washrooms are located down a flight of deep stairs. Not so... More 

Thank jenniferlX2448LT
Il Buco R, Owner at Il Buco Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. I just wanted to let you know that there is an elevator to get downstairs to the restrooms and that we do have fully wheelchair accessible restrooms as well. I am sorry you were not aware on this visit but hopefully we will see you again soon. Thank you again, Sue More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, service and choice. Highly recommend. Has a great patio that I will be coming back to in the summer to dine on.

Thank Potbelly59
Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to for a romantic dinner in Barrie. Great for couples or as a group. Amazing food and service.

Thank Candice K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere, great food. You also get the pleasure of a nice view of the waterfront as well.

Thank Bonni-Lyn B
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a Saturday night and made reservations in advance. (Definitely a good idea) We were seated next to the window and even though it was miserable out, the view was still lovely. The food was as delicious as ever. (We have been several times now.) My husband had the filet portobello , my son had the... More 

Thank Chelsea C
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our service was AMAZING. Russell was his name. Always smiled and treated us as we should be treated. Human. The food was to die for. I have never enjoyed a dinner out as much as I did going here. Thank you Russell for the experience.

Thank Frankie14th
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I go out for $100 dinner date night I expect $100 service. We always make reservations on nights that we know Russell is working, and we always sit in his section. Our $100 dinner gets $1,000,000 service every time. The food is always perfection and our consistently ordered starter is in the oven as we are seated. If there... More 

Thank Jeff V
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The food is always amazing! Enricos garlic apply is a must have- unless you are watching your waistline! Ask for Russ if you are looking for a truly special evening. He anticipates our needs every time and has great suggestions for wine and entrees!

Thank Murray L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went to this nice spot for a dinner with friends and lemme tell you. The service we received was excellent. The waitor, Russell Tigne was exceptional. This man belongs on the cover of world servers magazine. The food was great and the restaurant decor is very nice. Great spot on the lake. Although a little tricky to locate on the... More 

Thank Tysen87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$44
Italian, Mediterranean, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Dunlop St E | #101, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +1 705-735-9595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?