NYC Bites: Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

I like a lot of places in NYC, but this is my new fave.

It has everything we love about a restaurant.

It's Italian. It's Rustic. It's Casual. It's Affordable with great service.
And it's downtown.

New York Magazine & The New York Times just voted Il Buco as top 10 restaurants in NYC for 2012 (now we'll never get in), and I know why.

The new Il Buco Alimentaria & Vineria is a rustic Italian food and wine bar that serves fabulous food to hungry patrons seated at long farm tables on industrial seats.

They serve house made salumi along with in-house baked bread served with delicious olive oil.

There is also a small market and a cafe, selling unique Italian specialty products, along with fresh pastries and bakery items in the morning to go.

There are 2 floors and the place is jumping. Family style is the way to order.

We were treated to a wonderful evening and tried one of everything!

Fried artichokes; octopus; fried polenta; sausage on lentils; shaved Chioggia beets w/ fresh ricotta (my fave); brussels sprouts w/ bottarga............

Pastas: squid ink w/ bacala; spaghetti w/ almonds and anchovies (YUM); lasagnette w/ Bolognese sauce.............

For entrees, we had an amazing porchetta with kumquats; beef short ribs and roasted rabbit to die for;

Panna cotta for dessert drizzled with aged balsamico, the best ever.

Delicious affordable Italian wines by the bottle and by the glass.

Great place for families w/ kids or small groups of big kids, like us!

Can't wait to go back!

Amo Il Buco! xo

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
53 Great Jones Street
(212) 837-2622

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SarahB said…
This looks so good! Looking forward to checking it out soon!
Cheryl said…
Stacey, you find all the great places! I've heard so much about Il Buco, now I can't wait to try (hope we can get in!).
Happy New Year!
K. said…
Happy Birthday Stacey! Looks like you had a great time at Il Buco. Loved the old place on Bond, but love the new place a block over even more!


Fried Artichokes? Do they look interesting! Great picture of you and Henry....
Patsy from CT said… amazing does all of that look?? How do you find all of these great spots. Clearly an innate talent! PS-Love the pics!