Il Buco

Italian Restaurant$$$$
NoHo, New York
126 Tips and reviews
  • Italian food
  • romantic
  • cozy
  • wine
  • seafood
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  • 7th.List
    7th.ListJanuary 8, 2013
    Ambiance? Rustic country vibe Food? The menu ( has become famous for its seasonal Mediterranean small plates and daily selection of homemade pastas, local poultry and fish entrees. Read more
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurMay 31, 2016
    Take a seat at Il Buco’s elegant, L-shaped bar for a glass of wine and assorted cheeses. The Mediterranean-Italian eatery provides an intimate vibe to relax in with friends or family. Read more
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanAugust 21, 2015
    Ask to be seated at the wine cellar downstairs for an intimate dinner. Octopus/rabbit sausage/spaghetti with a sea urchin base/pollo is a must try. Delizioso
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy CJanuary 29, 2015
    Rarely do I leave a restaurant completely satisfied. Tonight was one of those few times. We shared the kale salad, burrata, risotto, and pork sausage. Also, the panacotta and apple tart for dessert.
  • Orion
    OrionAugust 21, 2012
    Delicious Italian food (even the bread+oil+salt was excellent)! Decor is so fantastically homey & farmhousey. p.s. lunch there is a good way to beat the crowds. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place. Delicious food and gorgeous space. Downside: seating is awkward - lots of communal tables and tables by doors leading to kitchen etc. Staff can be iffy/unhelpful.
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LachsAugust 23, 2013
    the chocolate sorbet is the simplest and richest dessert on the menu, made with incredibly high quality dark chocolate. you can (and should) also get it to-go at alimentari
  • Jen H.
    Jen HaysJuly 13, 2011
    This food is amazing and so fresh! Ask for a wine paring, especially if you want to try it all! The sommelier recommended a nice wine that paired pretty elegantly with a wide variety of foods.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HabibMarch 9, 2013
    Outstanding. Pork blade was delicious. Don't feel you need to pay a lot for wine - even the cheaper bottles are excellent. Take somewhere there that you like. Will make an impression.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    AMAZING Italian food, lovely atmosphere. If in season definitely get the heirloom tomato salad - divine. All pastas are great.
  • Geoff v.
    Geoff van der MeerJuly 25, 2015
    Rustic Italian food and setting. Highly recommend. The wine cellar is the perfect cool place to sit on a summer evening.
  • Beril E.
    Beril EsenJanuary 18, 2015
    Ceviche is cured in blood orange here; definitely a must-try! Hanger steak is a little underdone but nonetheless highly palatable. Chocolate cake was somewhat too sweet.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerAugust 8, 2015
    Love the Italian home vibe. Pastas are incredible as are fish and meat courses. Wine list is impeccable.
  • Erina Y.
    Erina YoshidaApril 24, 2015
    Authentic Italian spot. Very romantic and rustic. Try reserving the hidden wine cellar table for a special occasion!
    Upvoted Feb 6
  • Social E.
    Social Espionage, LLCDecember 28, 2010
    My favourite dress-up Italian in the city. A varied menu with something for every palate - warm comfortable place that you can really relax and enjoy scrumptious italian cuisine and a great wine list.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 12, 2016
    Dunk the warm country bread in Umbrian olive oils produced exclusively for Il Buco. You’ll have no trouble finding a wine to match your meal; Il Buco’s list is one of the city’s best. -TimeOut
  • David K.
    David KaplanJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Spit-Roasted Short Ribs castelvetrano olives, celery, walnuts and horseradish - Doubly amazing. Enough for four people to share easily without too much fighting.
  • Glen C.
    Glen CoatesSeptember 23, 2014
    My favorite spot in NoHo for lunch. The people who work here are the best and the daily pasta menu always has something mind blowing on it.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsFebruary 12, 2013
    An amazing Italian grocery store in the front, a romantic trattoria in the back – the porchetta a la Romana and octopus carpaccio are outstanding. For more, follow us on 4sq or at Read more
  • Katie D.
    Katie DesmondDecember 4, 2010
    terrific meal! i highly recommend dinner downstairs in the wine cellar. the kale salad in awesome, along with the pork chop. and if you feel like splurging, definitely get the truffle pasta
  • Rent the Runway
    Rent the RunwayApril 27, 2011
    Lit by lamps mostly made of farming tools, this is for the foodie in you. Ask your server about the red wines- they've got an impressive selection but don't skip out on the Kumquat Rickey either way.
  • Tiffany & Co
    Tiffany & CoJune 1, 2011
    Formerly an antique shop, this charming enoteca beckons with the warmth of an Italian grandmother and fires romance. Book early and they’ll celebrate Tiffany couples with a prosecco toast.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 19, 2014
    Mediterranean dishes change every night at the buzzing antique store turned restaurant. Il Buco is a favorite of many seasoned New Yorkers.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyAugust 4, 2011
    Il Buco’s homemade pasta was perfectly complimented by their fine wine list. Don’t hesitate to purchase the nutty green olive oil and take home, it’s worth it.
  • Hale T.
    Hale TunaboyluSeptember 11, 2013
    Great place. Ricotta salad and salt coated red snapper perfect. Ricotta cake with apricots awesome. Wonderful interior setting and atmosphere
  • rich m.
    rich masioSeptember 14, 2015
    Food is insane good. Som guy was terrific, staff had to deal with an asshole group who disturbed the entire restaurant on 9-12-15. They made them leave and took care of everyone.
  • Stephen A.
    Stephen AleschAugust 11, 2011
    I live a block away. I've been here 120 times, they still ask me where I'm from and if I've ever been here before. The food is good but turnaround of staff is high. Who's torturing these people!
  • Reb F.
    Reb FSJuly 12, 2013
    No wireless signal in the downstairs area! Tough if you are expecting emails. But, delicious food and wine. If I wasn't working, would have been lovely!
  • citizenM
    citizenMAugust 18, 2014
    Charming, cozy and candle lit, it is one of the most romantic restaurants in New York. Read more
  • Justine B.
    Justine BloomeNovember 25, 2015
    Must try - this little Italian hole in the wall is at the foot of my friend's building and is warm, wonderful and delicious.
  • MarieClaire
    MarieClaireDecember 9, 2010
    I don’t like when comfort food gets too fussy. Nothing overly fancy here. The dishes are simple and fresh, just as they should be. And the rustic décor is so cozy. -Nina Garcia, Fashion Director
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 5, 2013
    A truly amazing and romantic Italian restaurant - especially if you sit in the wine cellar.
  • Ekta D.
    Ekta DaryananiMay 7, 2015
    The spaghetti with sea urchin is garlicky and delicious! The panna cotta with the balsamic drizzle blew my mind!
  • Virginie M.
    Perfectly cute. Spaghetti with cockles and white wine <3 Pasta is amazing and fish is delicious.
  • John T.
    John TantilloJune 27, 2014
    Try the Tuna main coarse and ginger ale drink. Thanks Jonscott for a great birthday lunch.
  • J S.
    J StandeferApril 20, 2016
    Great female bartender. Great pasta dish. Great wine selections. Neat take on the kale salad.
  • Yota A.
    Yota AndreouMarch 25, 2016
    Cosy, atmospheric, great pastas and very fresh salads! Expensive wine list for the quality.
  • Meredith A.
    Meredith AMarch 10, 2012
    Reserve the wine cellar for a large party and prepare for amazing food in a beautiful setting.
  • Pedro M.
    Pedro MaldonadoOctober 24, 2016
    The waiters are very kind ! And the food is amazing! Federico was just Excellent!!!
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    White lasagna bolognese is amazing. Very rich. Go splitty splitty with a pal on that and the ricotta dumplings.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AbrahamOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Velveta tempranillo by the glass us absolutely incredible. Unfiltered, buttery and smells of a nice port. Enjoy this glass and you'll not forget it.
  • Henry B.
    Henry BevanMay 18, 2016
    Only been here for lunch. Quality food in a lovely setting.
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonMarch 11, 2011
    Wine cellar is one of my fav rooms in the city! Everything is great, but my fav is the panna cotta!
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkApril 1, 2011
    Described as “last meal”-worthy, it’s the perfect place to take your confessor to show your appreciation for his dexterity with a cheese cutter. Quoted from Zagat.
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DrapkinJuly 14, 2015
    everything is good here. excellent sommelier!
  • Stefaan V.
    Stefaan VertriestNovember 27, 2014
    Wine cellar is top location. Great pasta. Try THE wagyu carpaccio
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinSeptember 21, 2015
    Great Italian restaurant, ask for a table in the wine cellar, so romantic!
  • Nico P.
    Nico PitneyOctober 16, 2014
    We split the urchin tagliatelle and the kale salad and could not have been happier.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 23, 2012
    Order a reliably fantastic pasta, such as the fleeting egg ribbons with ramps: Read more
  • Casey G.
    Casey GollanFebruary 19, 2011
    Everything is good but save room for dessert. Get the panna cotta with balsamic; die and go to heaven.
  • Erik M.
    Erik MichielsenDecember 23, 2012
    Host your private dinner - bring sweaters - in the best location for it in the city - the cellar.
  • Victoria N.
    Victoria NatenzonDecember 18, 2014
    Love the authentic Italian feel. Amazing food and super cozy.
  • Kurt W.
    Kurt WinrichJanuary 11, 2014
    If they offer the truffle pasta special, get it, it's worth it.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HilaryJuly 21, 2013
    great italian restaurant. get the chocolate sorbet for dessert.
  • Pir G.
    Pir GranoffSeptember 15, 2015
    Truly exceptional food. Everything I have ever had here was top notch.
  • Ellen D.
    Ellen DaneluzziFebruary 19, 2015
    Need more vegetarian and vegan options. Only came at a clients request, wasn't anything on the menu that didn't come from an animal.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinJune 29, 2016
    Olive oil tasting and olive oil cake are delicious
  • Petter N.
    Petter NylanderNovember 26, 2012
    Try a variety of mixed dishes to share. Octopus was great.
  • Luma
    LumaAugust 26, 2016
    Good food, excellent service. It's a nice hole in the wall resturant with good italian food.
  • Alper E.
    Alper EkşioğluNovember 1, 2016
    They printed a new menu with our names because of our anniversary celebration. Very nice gesture!
  • Kathrine
    KathrineJune 8, 2015
    Cozy and cute atmosphere, really good food.
  • Caroline S.
    Amazing scallop ceviche and lobster risotto.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinJune 29, 2016
    Sit in the cellar and order the tagliatelle
  • Makis S.
    Makis SpaisMay 30, 2014
    Pana-cotta with balsamic vinegar! A truly surprising dessert!
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyJanuary 18, 2016
    Put up with the slow service and savor the friendly vibe and amazing food. Worth it.
  • David K.
    David KaplanJuly 6, 2012
    Try the Agrodolce - Rye, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, ahhh
  • K
    KMarch 25, 2016
    Rustic decor with tasty, fresh Italian grub
  • Sindhura C.
    Sindhura CitineniJuly 19, 2012
    Scallops appetizer-- one of the best ever!!!!
  • Jacalyn L.
    Jacalyn LeeMay 29, 2011
    I come here every year and I almost always leave feeling underwhelmed
  • Christian L.
    Christian LiistroJanuary 3, 2011
    Try the pappardelle ai funghi and the milanese, spectacular!!
  • Victor C.
    Victor CJuly 5, 2011
    Great for lunch too. The gnocchi is excellent.
  • Daniele C.
    Daniele CodegaApril 11, 2015
    This place might be the best Italian restaurant in town.
  • Diana L.
    Diana LewinSeptember 30, 2016
    Everything! Food is delicious.
  • Can R.
    Can RoyMarch 24, 2012
    Get the kale salad. One of the best.
  • Jen K.
    Jen KSeptember 13, 2012
    Cozy rustic deliciousness
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurstJuly 23, 2010
    The duck egg app is out of this world. Everything here is incredible
  • Eugene N.
    Eugene NNovember 11, 2014
    Try the olive oil tasting
  • Elie H.
    Elie HirschfeldMarch 11, 2016
    Great food and atmosphere! Love this place.
  • NCM
    NCMJune 18, 2012
    Try the Gelato - You’ll taste the tropical juiciness up front
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.March 26
    Love the atmosphere and really great food!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzenicsSeptember 18, 2014
    Throw a party in the cellar
  • Slow Food NYC
    Slow Food NYCJuly 17, 2012
    Happy to award the Snail of Approval to Il Buco
  • Tinsley M.
    Tinsley MeloyAugust 28, 2009
    Eat dinner in the wine cellar at Il Buco - it's beautiful. A little chilly, so I'd bring a sweater.
  • Renee O.
    Renee OronaSeptember 26, 2011
    Great biscotti and cortado.
  • savas k.
    savas kazantzidesMarch 7, 2015
    Olive tasting!
  • Krystian K.
    Krystian KucharzykDecember 26, 2012
    Venison tartar, skip the zuppa
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony G.September 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask Erin for help, he has a super personality
  • David K.
    David KaplanJuly 6, 2012
    Try the Sardinian Kir - Grapefruit
  • Tony T.
    Tony TestagopolosJuly 30, 2014
    Everything is amazing
  • André A.
    André AlbuquerqueJuly 6, 2013
    Very good!
  • Marjie S.
    Marjie SssSeptember 27, 2016
    A full course in amaro from the amazing bartender
  • Mia M.
    Mia MabantaNovember 26, 2012
    Get the octopus. Really.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MillerAugust 15, 2016
    Sitting at the bar.
  • JM D.
    JM DAugust 20, 2011
    Fantastic risotto with nectarine!!!!
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 19, 2016
    A+ atmosphere with B+ food
  • Kathy I.
    Kathy IshizukaOctober 16, 2010
    Buffalo carpaccio. Dine in the wine cellar.
  • Elise H.
    Elise Hu-StilesMay 24, 2013
    Amazing fish dishes
  • Sergio U.
    Sergio UribeApril 16, 2015
    Everything was delicious!!!
  • Magee S.
    Magee ShiobanAugust 15, 2011
    awesome from beginning to end!
  • David K.
    David KaplanJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Lasgnette - Amazing
  • Alberto C.
    Un lugar muy romántico y con excelente servicio. // Prueben la "Panna Cotta con Balsámico" es deliciosa.
  • Roman S.
    Roman SDecember 3, 2015
    Отличная кухня и сервис.
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