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jay Jul 23, 2004 03:56 PM

Can anyone tell me anyting about Il Buco on Bond St.? Whenever I pass by it, I'm always tempted to go, but I would appreciate a little feedback. Any specific reccomendations on what to order? I know the menu changes, but a general idea would be really helpful. Thanks a lot!

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    dkstar1 Jul 23, 2004 06:36 PM

    its fantastic. Enjoy. Be sure to buy a bottle of their olive oil or balsamic vinegar

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      bookistan Jul 23, 2004 07:39 PM

      It's a really special place. The food is Mediterranean, with a lot of emphasis placed on good quality local ingredients ala Alice Waters. The service is friendly and gracious, and the atmosphere romantic, especially downstairs in the wine cellar.

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        ABNG Jul 25, 2004 11:26 PM

        At Il Buco I think you are paying for great ambiance.
        It is a charming restaurant but with only decent food. The ingredients may be very fresh and from a local farmer, but I always felt I could have bought a much more interesting and sofisticated meal for the amount they charge. Perhaps I am not ‘getting’ the Buco, but it seems like a rip off to me.

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          gourmet2 Jul 26, 2004 03:05 PM

          I think you nailed it. I've always been bewildered by it's rep for superior food.

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            UESgal Oct 13, 2006 04:00 PM

            My husband just had dinner at Il Buco this week, and he was very unimpressed by the food.

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          jp328x Oct 13, 2006 06:18 AM

          I like to go to Il Buco's for lunch. There's no line and the waitstaff is exceedingly friendly. I always have the same thing, the porchetta panino with a bottle of mineral water. The panino is fantastic (if you like pork, you'll be in heaven).

          The only negative is all the construction currently going on all around it. I like to eat outside so the construction ruins the ambiance for me.

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