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Il Buco

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142A Liverpool Road, Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2136, Australia
+61 2 9747 5179
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Davistown, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with family and friends! Food was awesome. Atmosphere was definitely there. Our male waiter wasn't very welcoming & was quite dismissive when I asked a question related to the menu. Made me feel quite stupid as the menu is a little hard to decipher if you don't know Italian. He needs to loosen up and learn to smile but... More 

Thank Maddisea
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Okay this place is not fine cuisine but it has a special place in my heart. Larger tasty servings of Italian comfort food, no pizzas, reliable friendly service especially if you are a regular.

Thank Dinadan
Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My husband and I went because of the convenient location and found a real gem of Italian. The only place I have tasted better was at our Italian friends house and some of the food was even better than that! We had two pasta dishes, I had the spaghetti Marinara and it was divine. It had loads of seafood in... More 

1 Thank NatMonki
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

As we were staying at the Inn across the road we decided to have a meal at this Italian Restaurant. The ambience was great, the attention by the waiters (owners?) was good. I ordered the oso bucco which was an absolute disaster and was tasteless and drastically needed seasoning, spices and herbs. The two other guests in our party ordered... More 

Thank Eileen M
Melbourne, Australia
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368 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were staying in the apartments across the street and liked the idea of a traditional Italian-style meal without having to drive. We were not disappointed - this is a great Italian restaurant with friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff and we enjoyed an excellent meal. My spicy prawn spaghetti dish made specially to order was top shelf and I would... More 

Thank Robert C
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Pasta Buco is a delicious variation of Pasta Norma. The seafood special of pan-fried John Dory superb. The service is always very friendly and attentive.

Thank Adam T
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

we were hankering for some italian food and visited il buco. greeting was weird and we were shuffled off to a corner table. waited a while for a menu and drinks. not particularly busy and plenty of waitstaff but disorganized and we seemed to be over looked. from description on menu, food appeared to be authentic and tasty. alas my... More 

Thank clearskye
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were on our way home from an adventure with three small children. It was past their dinner time when we stumbled upon this jewel of a restaurant. From the moment we entered the staff put themselves out to take care of us, joking with the children and making sure my daughter-in-law and I could relax. The food was yummy... More 

1 Thank Nina_Gregory
Sydney, Australia
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292 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 673 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We used to frequent this restaurant lots. Now it is just a former glory gone down hill. Quality has gone down, while prices have gone up. 2 out of the 3 things I wanted (one from the menu, and one from the specials board) were not available. 4 of us in the restaurant for the 2 hours we were there,... More 

4 Thank Patrick R
Brisbane, Australia
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236 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The best Italian food I have had for a long time. It appeared a family business with a great atmosphere and ambience. The service is second to none and the food was delicious. I had the veal which was creamy and melt in your mouth. A little too much garlic, but hey it's Italian.

Thank Kazza880

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142A Liverpool Road, Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2136, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9747 5179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?