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Buca - Overrated and comically pretentious

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Buca - Overrated and comically pretentious

gwanderc | Aug 15, 2011 01:59 PM

Had been looking forward to heading to Buca for some time now and finally had the chance to go this Friday. I had heard about the pretentiousness of it there (aka servers/employees), but I found it comical how great Buca "thinks" it is.

Our meal was by no means bad but I was expecting quiet a bit more, considering how wonderful the people working there think they are and the restaurant - Enoteca Sociale in my mind is a much better equivalent dining experience. There is no pretention at Enoteca and the meals in my mind are definitely better. Buca has a more unique/beautiful space though

I know it was only a one time experience this weekend but after spending the amount of money I did - I expected more

It is interesting how they seemed to treat us as if we had never eaten italian food or had no clue about the wide world of restaurants. I by no means think I am the world's greatest restaurant critic but I have eaten at enough great restaurants (low end to high end) to know that Buca is def not up there.

Lowlights were the meats and cheese plate, and a couple of the pasta dishes

Highlight was one of the white pizzas with chilis and smoky taste, and the actual Buca space

I would like to give it another whirl but it really irked me how they seem to act there - maybe part of it is the whole King West cheesiness, new modern cool thing they might be going for?

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Buca
604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA

Enoteca Sociale
1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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