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Ristorante La Buca

The name translates as 'the cave' with rooms decidedly 'dark,. La Buca offers excellent, fresh fare (especially the outstanding grilled fish & other traditional Italian seafood!) & experienced old-world service. La Buca is located below street level on Washington Square.
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177 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(177 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 177 reviews
5 stars
(87)
4 stars
(69)
3 stars
(12)
2 stars
(6)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(97)
  • good for groups(64)
  • fit for foodies(60)
  • special occasion(60)
  • romantic(48)
  • great for lunch(29)
Ristorante La Buca Reviews List
Review 1 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/11/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/11/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/11/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2001
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2001
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent food and quiet venue

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This is a restaurant for grownups. The food is good, the service is fine, the noise level is quiet. It's the way some of us remember what restaurants were, and should be."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 4 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 5 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"As always, an amazing experience. Great meal, service and atmosphere."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
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Review 6 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 7 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 9 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Terrific Restaurant Week Menu

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The food choices were excellent and our dinner was delicious. Our salads surprised us with shrimp as an added ingredient, the pasta dish was tasty and our entrees (Bronzino and veal tenders f) were well prepared and satisfying as was the creme brûlée we both chose for desert . Service was great. Would recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 10 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent food

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere were great. My wife insists that we go back again & again & again."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
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Review 11 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
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Review 13 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 15 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The food was excellent.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 16 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Ristorante La Buca has been a fav of mine since I moved here in 1983.
I have NEVER been disappointed. Fresh ingredients , and careful preparation
are always present. We were a group of 5 and all were very happy with this dining
experience.
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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 19 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

For your dining pleasure

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Always the best food and service with a genuine "old world" ambiance."
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A classic!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I have be coming to La Buca for 15 years and its still one of my favorite restaurants. The food is classically delicious, nothing experimental and nothing over the top. It just has the perfect old world charm with white table cloths, carts to show the menu options, and picturesque wall murals in the cave-like setting. If you are looking for a romantic venue for a special occasion, a quiet dinner venue for colleagues, or just great upscale simple food, this place will be perfect. Its definitely not sceney, but thats why its so great! The wait staff have all been there for decades, the bar is full of locals, it feels fancy and homey at the same time. Foodies - try the langoustines, the dover sole, or the one of the many veal dishes. If you're not adventurous - the pasta and steak options are simple and fabulous. Either way, they have the best authentic caesar salad in the city! The bar is well stocked and the cocktails are strong. Nobody will be unhappy!"
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 22 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
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Review 24 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
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Review 25 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/11/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 26 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We have been going to La Buca for a pre-theater dinne for more than 20 years. It is an easy walk from the Wills Eye parking garage. The service is usually efficient. We always ask for an appetizer of pasta mista. It's not on the menu. There is a fish cart that is brought to the table for appetizer and entree selection."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 27 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice Classic Italian Spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"While I've worked in Philly for the last 40 years, it is only last Saturday when I first tried La Buca. This is a very nice place and the food is really good. I had the langoustines which are somewhat uncommon on Philly menus. They were excellent. The wine list covers most of what you'd want. The dessert especially the ricotta cheesecake was excellent. The bar appears to be a fun spot where everyone knows each other. I thought the bartender was funny and enjoyed his banter. Our dining room server Tom was extremely personable, efficient and fun to speak with. Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We loved it.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We have lived near La Buca for many years and always said we should try it. We are glad we did, because it was very good, and a throwback to the type of restaurant that has almost disappeared from Philadelphia.
If you want a full-concept. vibrant sort of restaurant that Philadelphia has become known for in the last decade or so, where everything from the food, to the decor, to the hipness of the waitstaff is all part of a singular aesthetic, this restaurant is not it.
This is an old-school, traditional restaurant with a tried-and-true menu, last decorated (if ever really "decorated") decades ago, with staff that seems to have been there forever. This is the sort of comfortable place with good solid food that I remember from my childhood when our parents would take us to different cities. I can't remember the last time I saw Clams Casino on a menu.
Perhaps it made me feel nostalgic more than anything else, but I am glad there are a few places still left that predate, at least in feel, not only the latest restaurant explosion but the first restaurant renaissance of a few decades ago. If someone wanted to recreate this sort of place as a new, typical, concept restaurant, I am not sure it could be done without seeming overdone, because La Buca, is the genuine article. I would recommend it to anybody interested in that sort of experience.
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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love this Place!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Had a family dinner on Friday night, there were 8 of us. Derek was our Server, this is the second time we went there and it just gets better and better! Planning a birthday celebration in March!"
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 32 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/07/2016
 2008
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Review 33 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/02/2016
 2004
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Review 34 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 35 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 36 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

La Buca

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Love Ristorante La Buca...excellent wines, best veal parmigiana in town, great service...an old fashioned look about it, which I also like!"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2000
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2000
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 38 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best New Years's Dinner in years.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"First visit happened to be on New Years Eve for an early dinner. Our party consisted of 6. We were seated promptly. The waiter took our drink order and explained the specials and answered our questions. 4 of us had wine by the glass and each was excellent. Salads were were fresh and crisp with just enough dressing. Our main course selections ranged from seafood, steak and veal. No complaints from anyone. Everyone cleaned there plates. Desert was the crowning touch. You know they were great even when the vanilla ice cream got a thumbs up."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2013
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Made the trip to Philadelphia even better! Amazing food & flawless service!"
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2013
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Review 41 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch
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Review 42 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Authentic Italian food; reasonably priced"
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2007
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Review 43 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
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Review 45 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
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Review 46 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

NOT the place to go before a show

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Ate here last Friday night - made a 6:15 reservation and showed up on time right at 6:15. Told the waiter we were going to an 8:00 show and so we ordered our meals within 5 minutes of sitting down. The appetizer came quickly, but despite numerous attempts to ask them to hurry up, our dinners did NOT arrive until 7:25. We wolfed down the food as quickly as we could, paid and ran out just in time to make the show. Waiter was nice and as he apologized he made it clear we weren't the only ones dealing with the crazy delay. They clearly took more dinner reservations than they were staffed to handle. Food was mediocre at best and no management in site (we were told the manager was helping in the kitchen because they were so back up) I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, particularly if you are looking for a place to eat before you go to a show."
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2009
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Review 47 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Service! Great Food!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This was a wonderful experience from beginning to end! Our server Dereck was informative and friendly :) the baked oysters, delicious! There were 5 people in our party, each of us ordered different dinners, each of them were fantastic! We will definitely go back!"
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 48 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2007
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Review 50 for Ristorante La Buca
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/14/2015
 2004
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