Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

Italian Restaurant, Cheese Shop, and Gourmet Shop$$$$
NoHo, New York
222 Tips and reviews
  • short ribs
  • good for dates
  • seafood
  • sandwiches
  • lively
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  • Eater
    EaterOctober 13
    For breakfast, this excellent Noho restaurant serves a breakfast sandwich with a fried egg, fontina, and salame rosa; baked eggs with toast and sage; and Tuscan kale with eggs and parmigiano reggiano. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 30
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite spots in NYC. You'll want to stay all day eating the bowls of pasta (start w/ Bucatini Casio e Pepe) and paninis (start w/ Salame Rosa & Salva Creamasco), and drinking wine.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 9, 2013
    Delicious Italian in a lively atmosphere, but the real stars of the show are the short ribs for 2, the porcetta sandwich and the Cacio e Pepe. They're totally worth the hype.
  • Yiwa W.
    Yiwa WangOctober 4
    Aside from all the food being delicious, do yourself a favor and buy a bottle of their olive oil. Take it home and just bathe all your own food in it for a little piece of extended joy!
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissNovember 16, 2014
    The breakfast pizza with house cured prosciutto is great and big enough to feed two. Sneaky good brunch spot that takes reservations.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Eater
    EaterApril 23, 2013
    In the morning, a casual cafe offering light breakfast dishes. In the middle of the day, an Italian delicatessen. And at night, a bustling bar and dining room serving a menu of rustic Italian fare.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 15, 2015
    The Bitches say: A-. It didn’t take any photo doctoring to capture the beauty of Il Buco’s brunch dishes. They were unique, delicious, and true Italian cooking. Brunch here is an absolute treat. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 30
  • Risa
    RisaApril 23, 2013
    Too brightly lit & store-like to be romantic, but food is delicious. My picks: crispy artichokes, bone marrow carpaccio, bucatini cacio e pepe, & porchetta. Finish w their oh-so-silky zuppa inglese.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 7, 2013
    The offshoot of Il Buco just nails everything it tries, from the housemade charcuterie to the gelato for dessert. In a town of so many Italian restaurants, this is one to know.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BeckermanApril 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    From the best Porchetta sandwich in the world, the best short rib sandwich in the world, to perfect pastas and salads, this place is truly Magical! I come for lunch often. Meet me! - foodiemagician
  • Rosamaria P.
    Rosamaria P.May 11, 2014
    You can't go wrong with any of the choices here. Everything is delicious. The only change I wish they made is the staff up front. They aren't helpful nor particularly nice. But the food is delicious!
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyMay 1, 2013
    Get seated at the long table in the back. But if you sit across from each other you'll be yelling all night. Get comfy and sit on the same side of the table.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Beef tartare topped with rings of hearts of palm is just plain sexy, a hulking plate of beef that is slow-cooked to an impossibly tender finish. Read more
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    In the front: a café, a bakery, and a provisions shop for house-cured salumi or casual lingering. At the back, a dining area with a perfect little menu of Italian classics.
  • Monica K.
    Monica KohliApril 11, 2013
    Perfectly done fried artichokes. Lasagnette is delicious! And the mint chocolate chip gelato that tastes surprisingly like fresh mint is a great way to end this amazing and comforting meal!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMarch 19, 2013
    The carbonara is an essential New York bite: pasta tossed with house-cured pancetta, eggs, Parmesan, and black pepper. More places to eat like a local:
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne SMarch 23, 2012
    Great spot for a chic breakfast. Good coffee and the bomboloni (like donuts but no hole) are great. Ditto the house cured prosciutto. Nice neighborhood vibe & ambiance. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Go for the house-prepared salumi ($10-$32). You can make a meal of the salumi, wine and cheese offerings, but then you'd miss the artfully prepared appetizers and entrees. Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Your ideal meal: acorn squash salad and ricotta bruschetta with grapes to start, bucatini cacio e pepe as the pasta course, and spit-roasted short ribs for a main. Read more
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MaechettiFebruary 22
    The persimmon salad with Sicilian pistachio was amazing, Cace e Pepe was best in class, Branzino was deboned and super fresh highly recommend !
  • DL
    DLAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Could be my favorite casual Italian place in NYC. Not exactly cheap but you feel like you are in Florence. Food and service is good, food is rustic Tuscan Italian. Short ribs are a must.
  • BlackboardEats
    BlackboardEatsSeptember 13, 2012
    The seared octopus at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, is not only done just right—crispy on the outside, a bit gooey on the inside—but comes with a supporting cast of chickpeas and pickled currents.
  • Laila A.
    Laila AhmadiFebruary 29, 2012
    Fabulous short ribs, rustic and peppery. The richness is balanced by celery, horseradish, Castelvetrano olives and lemon. (Lemon makes everything better.) It's gigantic, so you'll want to share it.
  • Diego Z.
    Diego ZambranoFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Porchetta or Short Rib Sandwiches. The grocery is also fantastic. Their focaccia baguette is one of my favorite breads in NYC. Lardo, cheeses, coppa, whipped lard... Everything is delicious!
  • Alicia P.
    Alicia PestalozziAugust 16, 2014
    A wonderful experience overall: the crispy cod panini is to die for, their cocktail collection is great and the service is excellent!
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingFebruary 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Simplest pasta is often the tastiest at the best restaurants. Perfectly cooked spaghetti with cheese and black pepper. The best.
  • Percolate
    PercolateApril 14, 2012
    This place got 3 stars from the Times and now you can't really turn up for dinner without a reservation. But they've got a sort-of secret breakfast that's totally delicious. Try the baked eggs.
    CITY GRITAugust 5, 2014
    Start with the Hamachi Crudo, Fried Artichokes, Beef Tartare. If you don’t order the Bucatini Cacio e Pepe and the Short Rib for Two you have lost the day!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 28, 2015
    Charming. A light bustle for brunch that signals a lot of action going on but enough space to keep the noise level light. Nifty spot that's a little unnoticed from the street but gets plenty traffic.
  • Denis S.
    Denis SosnovtsevAugust 9, 2014
    The short ribs for two are just as good as all the tips say. Perfect juicy texture, and plenty of meat for two.
  • GiGi D.
    GiGi DownsNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Taste the gelati. Menu changes based on what's being butchered downstairs. Nose to tail approach. Incredible pastas. Great for sharing, a date, even family friendly. A true neighborhood gem
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJune 3, 2013
    This place feels like it was transported here directly from Tuscany. Dishes are simle, tasting of the sun on endless fields of sunflowers and grapes, including the fried bunny (trust us).
  • Tom L.
    Tom LeeApril 1, 2013
    Donna Lennard had meant to open a casual, wine-centered offshoot of Il Buco, which she opened 18 years ago on Bond Street. But then she installed a baker who makes slow-risen, wild-fermented breads...
  • Percolate
    PercolateJune 19, 2012
    Our office was on Bond Street when this place opened and we were serious regulars. It's awesome and a great place for a 3pm cup of coffee without the coffee shop craziness.
  • Lockhart S.
    Lockhart SteeleMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    It's four—maybe more—restaurants in one! Breakfast: sleepy, quiet, delicious. Lunch: hopping; sit at the bar at back. Afternoon: get bread and cured meat to go. Evening: slammed; yummers.
  • DishEnvy
    DishEnvyApril 12, 2012
    If you're with a group, you won't regret splitting the impeccably spiced, tender and multi-textured Spit-Roasted Short Ribs. Be sure to rate them on DishEnvy!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJune 12
    Good for late afternoon small plate snack and drink too. Grilled calamari $16 best, cured hamachi good $16.
  • Isabel Z.
    Isabel ZapataAugust 29, 2013
    The short rib sandwich might be the best meaty sandwich I've had in the city. Vainilla gelato was excellent too.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KarnofskyFebruary 26, 2013
    Seared octopus char, primi agnolotti pasta with butternut squash, sage and breadcrumbs. Finish with the sea salt branzino... You want it. All of it.
  • Miriam L.
    Miriam LeiaJune 1, 2012
    Simple, delicious Italian. Love the fried artichoke, the grilled octopus, the quail, and the ricotta ravioli. The panna cotta with aged balsamic is outta this world.
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissFebruary 12
    This is the closest I've found to actually being in Italy. Amazing bakery, sandwiches, small snacks, sweets, preserves, oils, all delicious!
  • Michelle Y.
    Michelle YuanJanuary 12, 2013
    Charcuterie! Pasta! Ribs! Ricotta! Agnolotti! Affogato! Agrodolce (cocktail with rye and aged balsamic)! Even the bread and evoo is DAMN GOOD.
  • Willem V.
    Willem Van LanckerAugust 24, 2015
    Incredible, decadent, fresh Italian just like mom used to make... if your mom was a celebrated Italian chef. Best Italian I've ever had.
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanAugust 24, 2013
    Every bite of the short ribs is exceedingly luxurious, melt-in-your-mouth, meaty, fatty goodness. Perhaps even too much of a good thing, as you start to feel weighed down half way through the meal.
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiOctober 4, 2013
    Start your morning with fried eggs and porchetta on toasted country bread. It's just the right amount of rich -- great way to start your day without making you want to take a nap.
  • JuAnne N.
    JuAnne NgAugust 5, 2012
    Get the gelato sampler. The chocolate chili definitely has a kick to it. Blueberry tasted fresh and fruity. Salted caramel was the best!
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline RubinDecember 29, 2014
    Great ambiance upstairs. Enjoyed the salted beets and the veal pasta.
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 2, 2015
    "Super fresh, super clean, and a great presentation. I could sit and eat this all day and still want more!" Chef Chester Gerl Read more
  • Jen B.
    Jen BekmanSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop by for weekday breakfast noms. Be sure to get something that comes with toast, since their breads are so damn delicious.
  • Noah B.
    Noah BrierFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The real secret of this place is that they serve breakfast and it's reasonably priced. $5 for delicious baked eggs is hard to beat.
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