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Il Buco

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Westgate Arcade Westgate | 11 Westgate, Otley LS21 3AT, England
+44 1943 468586
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Il Buco for my husband's birthday as a party of 11. Fantastic food, superb service, literally could not fault anything at all. The food was exquisite and beautifully presented and we are a very fussy lot! Service was efficient and the waiter clearly knew his stuff. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough, make it your next... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a family dinner. Service was impacted by staffing issues. Owner attempted to do all tasks while the other staff tried to deliver food clear tables etc. Hence was slow at times. Food: starters were good. Main courses: pasta and liver dishes were good. Pizza looked good but wasn't easy to cut and bit wet on top. Owner offered... More 

Thank steve272014
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just been in for quick bite to eat. Didnt look much from outside, downstairs in a small arcade. However once inside staff were very friendly and food lovely - home made hake fishcake, spaghetti bolognese and prawn risotto. House red and rose both tasty. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Holiday2010Leeds
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic menu and service I would highly recommend a visit here but book first to avoid disappointment. Family run authentic Italian restaurant offering a wide and varied menu. Warm service and we'll cooked food. Been here many times and never disappointed. Early bird, Al la Carte and specials board. Lovely

Thank Ian N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Found this restaurant by chance as parked in public car park next to it looking for somewhere to eat en route from Knaresborough back to Leeds. Slightly claustrophobic feel about it being below ground with no windows. Air conditioning a bit fierce so felt cold and draughty where I was sitting. Also sitting fairly near to speakers so music far... More 

Thank chickletStaffs
Otley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Popped out for a mid week meal and thought we would try Il Buco given the good reviews, lovely evening in a nice calm relaxed atmosphere with very attentive staff and lovely food, a very nice little hidden gem.

Thank 6732
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

What a superb secret little place this is, hidden away in the corner of a courtyard, down some stairs into a basement room. It will take some finding but well worth the search, the food is tasty, hot and well presented, the staff were spot on with their service, smiles and Italian accents. Prices are reasonable and so too are... More 

Thank Eric S
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely Italian Restaurant , friendly welcome, lovely food and atmosphere. Really enjoyed our evening out. Difficult to find if you don't know the town but locals will point you in the right direction. Busy for a Tuesday evening.

Thank Sheila M
Otley, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Food fantastic and fresh as always, the choice from the specials board is brilliant and encourages you to try something different. Staff very friendly and helpful, great atmosphere

Thank Andrea P
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I booked in at Il Buco with my mum and dad on a Saturday night after being told by several different people that it was worth visiting. Our usual Italian is buon apps however this exceeded their standard. The food at Il Buco was outstanding, the service was even better. Very friendly and lovely family run Italian with a nice... More 

Thank Bianca M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$58
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westgate Arcade Westgate | 11 Westgate, Otley LS21 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Otley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 468586

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?