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Buca King Street West

4.5
4.5
1899 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Buca King Street West brings Italy to Toronto’s dining hotbed on King Street West. Buca has been internationally celebrated for its locally sourced, constantly changing menu. Guests are drawn to return time and again for the warm hospitality and artisanal fare, including famed house-cured meats, pizza, and pasta, inspired by the classic traditions of Italy with a contemporary culinary touch. An open curing room is on view, and beyond the Enoteca, a smaller wine bar, offers the perfect space for intimate gatherings. Tucked at the end of a private brick walkway, guests can choose to dine under the soaring ceilings of the restaurant’s industrial chic dining room. Consistently rated one of Canada’s best restaurants by critics since its opening, Buca is a modern classic built on the perfect balance of old world and new.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 865-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party contact

    Kristen Edmonds: (416) 865-1600

  • Neighborhood

    King West

  • Cross street

    King St W & Portland St Located in the alleyway of the King/Portland Ce

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 1,899 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. Capitain

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    The kitchen has no flexibility for modifications ,
  2. RonC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We have enjoyed Buca for many years and make it into Toronto 1-2 times per year. This time we found our dinner not as enjoyable. We love the Eggplant parmigiana, one of the reasons we coming back. Our appetizers were both luke warm to cool this time and not that enjoyable, we should have sent them back. Our main server disappeared 3/4 into our meal and he only came back to out table for the bill payment. The rest of the meal was ok, not the usual wow!
  3. AudraS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, nice ambiance, excellent service.
  4. GuillaumeB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fancy authentic Italian food with great wine selection
  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! Everything was very good, service was a little slow but friendly. Will be coming back when I’m in Toronto
  6. Yasir

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    This was my second time at this restaurant. My first time, back in November 2022, everything was great and i would give it a 10/10. However this time, I’m not sure what happened with their service/management. The food was good (8/10), however the service was 2/10. Our server had an attitude and wasn’t very attentive. Even something like Boston Pizza has polite and attentive servers. Also my drink’s ice cube had a fly in it that I only noticed until the ice cube melted just enough to reveal the stuck fly. The server argued that it fell into the drink after the fact and had gotten stuck, which didn’t look like it since the fly’s body was half frozen in the ice. All management did is remove the drink from my bill but no apology or anything was given. A restaurant, even with good food, is not good at all with poor service and unprofessionalism. I will not be coming back.
  7. EricC

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible, haven't been back since the pandemic but I'm glas to see it is just as good as I remember if not better! Pizza Tartufo still reigns supreme as the best pizza in the city! Chef Jorge is KILLING it!!!
  8. AnnaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Our food was lukewarm at best. My first bite is oso buck was 1/2 fat… ugh. My partners eggplant was also only warm, but tater fine. Defiantly not up to standard. Very disappointed
  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    If you are not familiar with toronto this place can be difficult to find. The service was quite poor with long delays between the staff checking in on the table. The food was decent with small portion sizes, but certainly not offering good value. Overall there are better Italian restaurants around.
  10. Dman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Front desk remembered my umbrella.
  11. HeatherH

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing evening with our two son’s. Great vibe and the wait staff went above and beyond. All the suggestions from our lovely waitress were spot on. The food was amazing. Looking forward to going again next time we are in town.
  12. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, staff, and service great as always!
  13. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  14. Benji

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had - service is excellent. Food is amazing. Go now
  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Very rude server! He was upset or angry since starting the encounter and it kept getting worse.
  16. drchuck72

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Buca on King since 2013. It never disappoints. The service has always been first rate and the experience is always special. Even their glassware is imported. Nothing routine about this place. The food is always outstanding. We ALWAYS get the Gnocco Fritto. I was introduced to it the first time I went and a visit is not complete without it. This time around, we also had the eggplant melanzane. I’m a big meat guy but this dish was out of this world good. Love the olives ascalone and we had a wonderful tagliatelle pasta with Parmesan cheese and truffles. Great restaurant to make an impression on a first date. I’ve been married almost 20 years and my wife and I love this place. It’s one of our go to restaurants for date night. It’s and hour drive for us but it’s worth it.
  17. ZinC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was excellent, all staffs were very friendly and attentive. We had a great dinner as a family of 3 with a toddler!
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. No wonder it is on the Michelin list in Toronto.
  19. LAinTO

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good however service and overall experience was underwhelming ; as I could have gone anywhere else
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the burrata pizza and eggplant is out of this world!
  21. KristinB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very nice atmosphere, cool high ceilings. Extensive, $$ wine list. Solid Italian food, although on the $$ side
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful fresh food and great service! Value is 4/5 due to the amount of food compared to it’s price
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Was rushed throughout the entire dining experience. Waitress cleared our plates before we finished our apps. Was also ushered out right after we paid even though our booking time limit hadn’t even come up. Will not be returning
  24. Luv2eatanddrink

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pretty good
  25. IsabellaT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was delicious, service was amazing and everyone is so amazing friendly
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and a delicious selection of cheese and wine!
  27. Nikki

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The carbanara is very good! Service was outstanding. Never had a glass half full of water. Very on top of things. Food is a little pricey for what you’re getting but nonetheless very delicious. They’re pizzas are good value because they’re massive. Overall great time.
  28. Phantom

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have been to Buca many times. This time we found the execution of the menu to be below previous experiences and in the end over-priced for the quality.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and food was excellent.
  30. Eatoutalot

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With my family. Attentive, confident and thoughtful service - really great food. Casual, warm atmosphere. A lovely evening.
  31. Kris

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food. Bartender Andrew was amazing and recommended some great cocktails all night.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We did not receive a side dish and accused of lying by the server. She was incredibly rude. On a $400 bill that was unacceptable.
  33. KristinS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and great value for money. Would definitely recommend.
  34. Michael

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food was okay with some hit or miss. It was way too expensive for what I got.
  35. JosephM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Portion of the pasta is extremely small for the price of $32! Very poor value. Very disapointed.
  36. Hmacg

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Surprised this is on the michelin list. My pasta was salty and the server was not interested in a single diner, had a table of ten,with the possibility of a bigger tip, to cater to. Can not recommend.
  37. micoaks

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    went here with a group of friends for my boyfriend's birthday, and the food was excellent but the server kept asking us questions about money and if we were certain we could afford certain things on the menu, which really threw off the vibe of the dinner. I felt since we were younger than most of the patrons we were being treated differently and with a little less respect, which was extremely disappointing.
  38. Margaret

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buca was an amazing restaurant that did not disappoint! Best service we have ever had in a restaurant for a very long time. The server new every dish and was able to explain in detail what to expect. We ordered apps, mains and dessert- all were exceptional! Wine list a little pricey but to be expected with a high end restaurant. The atmosphere is a cool vibe in what appeared to be an old warehouse. We would definitely return and highly recommend to friends!
  39. LucaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at Buca Restaurant and I was blown away by the experience. The food was absolutely delicious, with each dish being carefully crafted and full of flavor. The service was top notch, with the waitstaff being attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere was cozy and inviting, making it the perfect spot for a date night or a special occasion. Overall, I highly recommend Buca Restaurant for anyone looking for a high-quality dining experience.
  40. ImreS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I've had in Toronto as of late. Amazing service, delicious food, and a great energy in a beautiful space. There are a lot of new places to eat which are wonderful. Even so, I'll be back to Buca soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Buca King Street West is rated 4.5 stars by 1899 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Buca King Street West

604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King St W & Portland St Located in the alleyway of the King/Portland Ce

  • Neighborhood

    King West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 865-1600

  • Private party contact

    Kristen Edmonds: (416) 865-1600

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