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  • First Review
    November 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 28, 2014
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LIdiners's Reviews
 
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is a market, salumeria, bakery and restaurant dedicated to quality products. <br />This "simple convivial spot that tastes just like Italy" feels like a "village inside-a-restaurant". While the Alimentari sells house made salumi, freshly baked bread and an ample assortment of imported and domestic items, the open kitchen looks out onto a rustic dining room with communal tables and long marble wine bar. A seasonal menu by Executive Chef Joel Hough features salumi/cheese boards, small sharing plates, fresh pastas and roasted meats and fish from a rotisserie and wood burning oven. The upstairs private dining loft, adjacent to the roof garden and overlooking the main restaurant and market, is available for parties up to 50 people for cocktails and/or a seated dinner. Whole fish under sea salt and roasted short ribs or porchetta are house staples often served family style as are house made gelato tastings.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had heard great things about this place and honestly it was diappointing. We were a party of four and were seated at a table for six with another couple. I know in the city it is tight but it was awkward honestly. We took the waiters advice and ordered three appys and two entrees. Two of the three appys were fine the third we did not like at all. It was literally one forkful for each of us. The entrees also did not dazzle. The short ribs which we heard is their signature dish were dry and very, very fatty. And the bronzino was a forkful or two for each of us. It was not nearly the right amount of food to order, we needed more for sure. We ordered a cappucino which never came but was on the bill. We had three drinks all total and the bill with tip was $410 which is high for only two entrees, even in NY. There are many great places for foodies in NY, this just didn't do it for us."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
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