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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 13 October 2020

Very nice Italian restaurant located in a small basement. There aren't many tables, so remember to book in advance. The staff was super friendly.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 January 2020

Man...this place was perfect. Everything on all of our plates for each course was superb and not only was everything eaten, but sauce was all mopped up too. This place is unusual in that they have no menu. The dude comes and sits down with...you and gives you the rundown as to what they have that night. Everything sounded good and it was hard to make a decision, but after eating it, probably could do no wrong. No wine list either as they have what they have. Since there is no menu, there was no prices, so at the end after eating a lot, with wine, we tried to guess the price. One of us guessed correctly but the others were over and we all felt it was more than reasonable. The staff were all friendly and the space is cute and cozy. Feels like a family operation and this is a family I would love to be in. We made this the last restaurant we ate at after two weeks in Germany and were so glad we didMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

Great dinner, loved the place. Very basic location but the food makes you smile. Fresh pasta, great fish and lovely desert. Also the people running the place are pleasant and taking the time to explain the dishes. No menu card however the quality of the...dishes makes you feel you don’t care. Thanks for the nice evening.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here two nights ago. Our waiter was fantastic & sat with us to tell us about the menu (spoken menu). He described & advised everything perfectly. The small restaurant was full & there was a great atmosphere. Our food was presented...excellently and we had a great experience on our first night in Hamburg. Would highly recommend to others.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

The food was amazing and the staff very friendly, almost like a family. Definitely not the last time we will go here.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

In Hamburg for 3 nights and came here because of Trip Advisor reviews. Not far from the Hauptbahnhof, down a few stairs into a very cosy little den of a restaurant. A great feel with very friendly staff. A spoken menu, as others have mentioned,...which worked really well. Initially we thought it a bit of a silly gimmick. A little annoying that there isn’t a wine list to view. Entitled as a customer to see prices etc. However, we all loved every mouthful of everything we had. Another HIGHLY RECOMMENDED restaurant in this beautiful city...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Can highly recommend. Spoken menu so pay attention. Two courses will usually be enough as they are huge servings.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019

Very authentic restaurant in a cosy setting. It's a spoken menu, and the food is so good we all left there very full and happy. Comes highly recommended! We will surely return here when visiting Hamburg again.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 25 September 2019 via mobile

We were looking for some place within walking distance of our hotel and found I’ll Bucko on TripAdvisor. Dinner far exceeded our expectations! Charming room and staff. No written menu. The human menu pulled up a chair and walked us through tonight’s choices. Very patient,...clear and accommodating. Our first two courses were the stars. Grilled calamari and a ravioli stuffed with marscapone and red pesto in a sage butter sauce. I had veal with forest mushrooms in a cream sauce and my wife had salmon fillet. All very good. Reasonable price for the quality. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

Needed some food late an evening I was passing through Hamburg. Everything had closed so I went here (they close at 12, kitchen is also open for a while), not knowing what to expect. I was greeted by a very friendly staff and I was...seated in the small and cozy restaurant. Very delicately furnished with white table cloths. There’s no menu so the waitress sat down with me and told me what they had to offer that evening. I ordered the mezzelune(?) stuffed with veal(?) and sage and a glass of Italian red wine. The pasta was homemade and was served quickly. Without knowing and having ordered it I was offered the bruschetta as a starter. It was delicious. So was everything else too. Great atmosphere and a lovely staff. I will definitely come back. And great value for money.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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18 October 2019|
Response from bluesartist | Reviewed this property |
You'd better as the restsurant😉
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Response from KOskarsson | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don´t know about X-mas opening times at II Buco. Brgds
4 June 2019|
Response from Wildchild1804 | Reviewed this property |
No I do not believe it does. This is a Italian restaurant, with a spoken word menu.
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Ristorante Il Buco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4