Il Buco

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47 Bond St (btwn Lafayette & Bowery)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 533-1932
12:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
5:00pm - 10:30pm

For almost 20 years, Il Buco has been one of New York City's most appealing Italian restaurants, serving unpretentious, savory food based on first-rate American and Italian ingredients. About a year-and-a-half ago, the proprietors opened a more casual sister restaurant — the name means something like "food shop and wine bar" — and it's so lively, with such vivid, hearty food, that it has all but overshadowed the original. Chef Justin Smillie, who refined his craft at Barbuto, among other places, fries baby artichokes and grills quail with the best of them, makes great pastas in-house (lasagnette with ragù Bolognese, plump Neapolitan-style schialatelli with octopus and spicy tomato sauce), and delights diners with everything from shortrib and gorgonzola panini at lunchtime to razor clam ceviche with hearts of palm and spit-roasted rabbit with endive and Taggiasca olives at night. -- Arthur Bovino



  • 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!
  • A truly amazing and romantic Italian restaurant - especially if you sit in the wine cellar.
  • Get the octopus. Really.
  • Amazing kale!
  • awesome from beginning to end!
  • Eat dinner in the wine cellar at Il Buco - it's beautiful. A little chilly, so I'd bring a sweater.
  • 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
  • I dont 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 dcor is so cozy. -Nina Garcia, Fashion Director
  • Mediterranean dishes change every night at the buzzing antique store turned restaurant. Il Buco is a favorite of many seasoned New Yorkers.
  • Cozy rustic deliciousness
  • Described as last meal-worthy, its the perfect place to take your confessor to show your appreciation for his dexterity with a cheese cutter. Quoted from Zagat.
  • 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.
  • Everything is amazing
  • Pana-cotta with balsamic vinegar! A truly surprising dessert!
  • If they offer the truffle pasta special, get it, it's worth it.
  • Great place. Ricotta salad and salt coated red snapper perfect. Ricotta cake with apricots awesome. Wonderful interior setting and atmosphere
  • 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)
  • Order a reliably fantastic pasta, such as the fleeting egg ribbons with ramps:
  • 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.
  • White lasagna bolognese is amazing. Very rich. Go splitty splitty with a pal on that and the ricotta dumplings.

Nearby places

53 Great Jones St (btwn Lafayette St & Bowery)
344 Bowery (at Great Jones St)
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl)