Three Toronto restaurants are favorites among locals and offer delicious food in different surroundings
A trio of upscale and contemporary Toronto restaurants are some of the most highly recommended by the cities natives.
In fact the Buca Restaurant brand is said to have some of the best kitchens in the city which delicious foods in a variety of Italian culinary styles.
Buca Restaurants is owned by the King Street Food Company.
Their first venue to open was Buca Osteria & Enoteca on King Street West, which serves rustic and fresh Italian cuisine rooted in tradition and with a contemporary twist.
King Street Food Company’s newest venue is Yorkville’s Buca Osteria & Bar where the menu is inspired by coastal Italian cuisine with a focus on fish and seafood. It’s housed next to the Four Seasons Hotel.
Finally, Bar Buca which is a chic Italian style snack bar offering small and larger Italian styled plates and of course- a nice selection of drinks and coffees.
Buca Osteria & Enoteca is modern and stylish. Its also has an artisanal, memorable and eclectic restaurant menu which changes regularly.
The restaurant menu here includes fresh house-made pasta, such as Ravioli Doppi which is fresh ravioli stuffed with braised goose, squash and hazelnut crackle.
A charcuterie platter or Salumi Di Buca offers cured pork shoulder and cured wild boar which is dressed with fennel.
Buca Osteria & Bar is a 100 seater restaurant conveniently located in the prestigious Toronto neighborhood of Yorkville.
This Toronto restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes with a lean towards innovation. The menu here incorporates fish and seafood whilst maintaining Italian culinary traditions.
While pizza and pasta are constants on the menu, Executive Chef Rob Gentile and Chef de Cuisine Ryan Campbell have created a different experience featuring plenty of fresh fish.
The kitchen is open and menu choices change regularly. They generally include “Salumi di Mare” and seafood charcuterie, as well as decadent pasta dishes such as Alaskan king crab-stuffed ravioli.
Vegetable sides often include items like poached white asparagus with soft hen’s egg and smoked pickerel Bottarga.
Bar Buca on Portland Street is open early from 7 am.
Here clientele can enjoy a cozy brunch, lunch or dinner when they can dine on small plates like Mortadella and Porchetta Schiacciata (stuffed Focaccia.)
These can all be washed down with a wide choice of carefully crafted cocktails, wines and speciality coffees.
Buca Osteria & Enoteca:
Sunday to Wednesday | 5:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m
Thursday to Saturday | 5:00 p.m – 11:00 p.m
Monday to Friday | 7:00 a.m – 2:00 a.m
Saturday & Sunday | 8:00 a.m – 2:00 a.m
Buca Osteria & Bar:
Monday to Wednesday Lunch: 11:30am-3pm
Dinner 5pm – 10pm
Thursday to Friday Lunch: 11:30am-3pm
Dinner 5pm – 11pm
Saturday Brunch: 10:30am – 3pm
Dinner: 5pm – 11pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 3pm
Dinner: 5pm – 10pm
Photography courtesy of Rick O’Brien