It’s often tough to get a reservation at a reasonable time at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria in NoHo, NYC. On a night that we were looking to have a late dinner, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria had availability and so we went. The restaurant serves rustic Italian fare in a casual, relaxed atmosphere and we loved the feel / vibe of this place. It was buzzing on a weeknight after 10 pm! There is a large dining space at the back of the restaurant although dinner is served at the bar as well.
Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria is known for its house cured meats, house made bread, desserts and gelatos, though we had dishes from the regular menu and would certainly go back. Dishes were made and plated perfectly. The vegetarian options are not many but are very satisfying…
- Crispy Artichoke and preserved lemon – was very crispy but somewhat challenging to eat. Loved the crispy artichoke at Soccarat Paella Bar (see link to related post at the bottom of this post)
- White asparagus with a slow cooked egg and hedgehog mushrooms – the thick juicy asparagus was nicely charred beyond recognition, overall – a wonderful combination of flavors and texture
- Side of Carrots – coffee (very subtle) and creme fraiche balanced the sweetness of the carrots – must get this dish!!
- Side of Brussels Sprouts – was delicious, although may not have been vegetarian
- Bucatini – Simple dish of bucatini with salt, pepper and shaved parmesan was extremely satisfying!
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