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Ristorante La Buca

€€ - €€€Italian
711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3525
+1 215-928-0556
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“veal” (12 reviews)
“dover sole” (5 reviews)
“rum cake” (4 reviews)
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711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3525
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My brother and my wife would give this 5 stars. I might give it 3. My veal tasted very good, but didn't look at all like the description in the menu. In other words things mentioned were not there, other things were.The service was good...More

Thank watercop
Reviewed 1 week ago

arrived and got seated right away! downhill from that! had to ask waiter for a glass of wine to start! then had to catch another to ask for menus. seems that their are a lot of regulars and they are the ones that got doted...More

Thank tmulholland7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't easy to find someone at entrance. But all other aspects were good. Nice service. Well done steak and salmon) Mozzarella salad was okay (cheese from NY).

Thank Vlad N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We descended into a charming little restaurant with an intimate atmosphere, attentive service, and excellent food. Our party of four each ordered a different dish, and each one was convinced she or he had made the best choice on the extensive menu! We will definitely...More

Thank sandora415
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited La Buca a number of times over the years for lunch and dinner. Have to say we are never disappointed. The tables are meticulously set; food is delicious and staff can't be more accommodating. No matter whether your first visit or your...More

Thank mariePennsylvania
Reviewed 29 September 2017

La Buca is one of our favorite restaurants and we eat there often. It is the best white-tablecloth Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. They bring the meat, fish and seafood cart by your table before you order. It is fairly small; ten tables or so. It...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant is a couple minute walk from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other main attractions, which is how we came across it. This restaurant is below grade - you go down a flight of stairs to access it. It is large, roomy and...More

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Food was delicious. Snapper special excellent. Served with a side of brocoli and potatos au gratin. Eggplant open faced panini also very good. Full bar. We were only a few diners but did not affect the quality of the food. Please visit.

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This Italian restaurant serves first rate food. We love the seafood and pasta.The atmosphere is casual. The service is excellent, Make reservations on the weekend.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Dined on a Saturday evening and it had a decent amount of customers. The restaurant is located in the basement. The entire restaurant is old with an Italian charm without any fancy decor or any touch of modern amenities. The service was attentive and friendly....More

Thank SouthPhillyPT19148
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Linda R
25 May 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
I would never go there in shorts, but you do not need a tie and jacket.
Joe S
7 April 2016|
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Response from tomezsko |
Across Washington Square and right on 6th street. About 200 yards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3525
    (Between 7th & 8th)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-0556
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