Buca Osteria at King and Portland in Toronto is Wonderful

September 16th, 2017

Buca Osteria is a must-visit Toronto restaurant for people who love authentic Italian food. The large, open concept dining room with exposed brick walls is trendy and inviting and the hot spot is also a magnet for visiting celebrities.

With a group of friends, I tried the special chefs menu that Buca had prepared for us.

Dishes included deep fried olives stuffed with salami, homemade gnocci stuffed with pesto, crusted and pan fried. Branzino fish that melted in your mouth. A grilled prime rib Fred Flintstone would be happy to bite into. Homemade pizza with fresh ricotta and basil leaves. I could go on.

This is the kind of place where you can taste the fresh tomatoes, the garlic and the lemon on your tongue. It’s the kind of cooking I try to do at home and sometimes succeed, but rarely with this kind of flair.

Buca is totally recommended.