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Ristorante La Buca

711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3525
+1 215-928-0556
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (12 reviews)
“dover sole” (5 reviews)
“rum cake” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Buca is one of our favorite restaurants and we eat there often. It is the best white-tablecloth Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. They bring the meat, fish and seafood cart by your table before you order. It is fairly small; ten tables or so. It...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This restaurant is a couple minute walk from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other main attractions, which is how we came across it. This restaurant is below grade - you go down a flight of stairs to access it. It is large, roomy and...More

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Food was delicious. Snapper special excellent. Served with a side of brocoli and potatos au gratin. Eggplant open faced panini also very good. Full bar. We were only a few diners but did not affect the quality of the food. Please visit.

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This Italian restaurant serves first rate food. We love the seafood and pasta.The atmosphere is casual. The service is excellent, Make reservations on the weekend.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Dined on a Saturday evening and it had a decent amount of customers. The restaurant is located in the basement. The entire restaurant is old with an Italian charm without any fancy decor or any touch of modern amenities. The service was attentive and friendly....More

Thank SouthPhillyPT19148
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had dinner here Saturday night and had fantastic time. The food, the service, the atmosphere were all excellent. We had stone crab, baked oysters, clams casino, an un-believable pasta dish, veal chops and two other veal dishes that were just melt in your mouth...More

Thank Jay1012013
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Food was good, the portions were not too big and not too small, everything is al la cart, nice atmosphere.

Thank lisawD5648TM
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Located Washington Square, below street level, elevator is available. We enjoyed the Old school Italian grotto décor. We both had a Red snapper, crab meat, shrimp special, broccoli and one little potato croquette, skimpy on the shrimp and crab meat, side of pasta with nice...More

Thank DJMAN5
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We go here 2-3 times a year for pre-Walnut Street Theatre dinner. I love the Zuppa and we've had the orlando chop and the veal chop. The fish choices usually include Dover Sole which was very tasty. This week the service was quite prompt but...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 12 February 2017

There were 7 adults in our party and we all really enjoyed our meal. We were going to the Walnut Street theatre and the location was perfect. We had a variety of foods and all were great from the drinks, bread and entree

Thank travelingsisterPa
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Linda R
26 May 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
I would never go there in shorts, but you do not need a tie and jacket.
Joe S
7 April 2016|
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Response from tomezsko |
Across Washington Square and right on 6th street. About 200 yards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3525
    (Between 7th & 8th)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-0556
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