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Ristorante La Buca

) #261 of 3,560 Restaurants in Philadelphia ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian
711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3525
+1 215-928-0556
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“veal” (12 reviews)
“dover sole” (5 reviews)
“rum cake” (4 reviews)
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711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3525
Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My husband loves the branzino. You can order 1lb or 1.5 lbs. They de-bone the fish right in front of you!

Thank ShihYu
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Whenever we see shows at the nearby Walnut Street Theater, we have pre-show dinner at La Buca. This Italian restaurant is solid and never fails to please. Tonight included a lovely shared order of Calamari Friti, Seafood Livornesi with linguini for my hubby, and Dover...More

Thank Star S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had Veal Marsala and Veal Piccata with sliced creamy potatoes and broccoli for lunch today. Impeccable service, a great glass of Chardonnay and a robust Gimlet.

Thank mghdi1120
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to La Buca, with some good friends who have been here many times. It was all they said it would be ,and more. The cocktails were perfectly mixed. The bartender was both efficient, and most entertaining. They bring to your...More

1  Thank 1977DougT
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Linda R
Is this dressy attire or casual?
25 May 2017|
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Response from 1977DougT | Reviewed this property |
We were comfortable in business casual attire prior to a show at the Walnut street theater, as were many other. I also noticed a few others in more upscale dress, so I would say whatever your occasion calls for is... More
Joe S
Is there parking available nearby?
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail