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Buco Ristorante

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953 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012
+1 973-779-3500
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 02:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 04:30 - 23:00
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Passaic, New Jersey
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go to Buco's at least once per month for dinner and have sampled alot of their delicious menu. The service is always impecable and the food can't be beat.

Thank Njlou1
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

On 12/3/16 Buco's allowed my friends and I to host a 20th anniversary party for some dear friends. They let me decorate the table with my own decor. They were so hospitable. I bought in a cake too. They were so accommodating to us. Everyone enjoyed their food. It's a lovely restaurant. Judging by the crowd the locals support it.... More 

Thank stopwaitingandtravel
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Buco in Clifton is always very good. Their Sunday gravy with meatballs, sausage and braciole is the real deal. The twilight specials are a great deal too. This year we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner here. Nothing Italian today, long gone are the days of antipasto, soup and manicotti before the turkey. I don't know how we ever ate that much. The... More 

Thank Peter P
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I visited with a local customer, the service and food were exceptional - my first visit to a New Jersey Italian and I loved it! Well done to the owner and team for such a great experience, the lasagne was cooked to perfection.

Thank John L
New Paltz, New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing particularly special about this local restaurant. Solid Italian red sauce genre - serviceable food, decent service

Thank Avram S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Have lived close by to Buco for years never visited before, a friend gave me a gift certificate and we decided to go (free dinner....lol) Wow! Food is excellent, service is great and nice Restaurant. Now we visit at least once a month. It does get crowded on the weekends. They are also opened for lunch. But haven't been there... More 

Thank Michele R
New York City, New York
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449 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I met a client here for dinner. When I arrived there were a few tables of older women, perhaps taking advantage of the the "twilight special". Later, a few tables celebrating birthdays arrived. All in all, fairly busy for a weeknight but I am not sure why as the service was bad and the food was mediocre. The menu is... More 

Thank AnAnthropologist
Clifton, New Jersey
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I tried this restaurant for first time. It was a great dining experience. Our server, Tony, is the ultimate professional; he takes his job serious. We truly enjoyed the meal and the service; we plan to be back.

Thank Warriors07
New Jersey
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

A group of my professional colleagues recently gathered for a quiet celebration. The waiters were attentive and the menu offered a variety of delectable choices. As a rule I stay away from starches so pasta was not an option. I chose the cod from the chef's specials which was served in a light cream sauce with clams, mussels and calamari.... More 

Thank ebmomNewJersey
Wayne, New Jersey
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Good food, however , not gourmet, or fancy. Good service, and not expensive. The specials are very good, and if you go early, they are a really good buy, there are some all inclusive, such as salad, soup, choice of several dinners, and dessert.

Thank Richard M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
02:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
04:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 953 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-779-3500

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