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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?

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

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