Buco Ristorante
953 Allwood Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
(973) 779-3500


NJ Restaurant Reviews

Victoria N
Nutley, NJ

Buco's is by far my favorite Italian restaurant. I visit at least once a month and I am never disappointed.

The food is amazing and I've never had a dish I didn't like. For appetizers, I highly recommend the swords & spears - two asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto, baked in delicious crust, with a creamy garlic and wine sauce with capers. Delicious! Bonus - even if you don't see it on the menu, you can ask for it by name and the chef will prepare it for you. Other delicious apps: risotto balls, calamari, garlic soup and any of their salads. The pastorella salad is my favorite.

For your main course, I highly recommend the Gnocchi Napolitana or the Fusilli Brindisi. The gnocchi is always fresh, homemade and comes with a delicious tomato, basil and pesto saude. Served with chunks of fresh mozzarella. You have never tried sauce like this before! Yum! The fusilli is a delicious dish of shrimp, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms and a light cream sauce. If you're looking for an alfredo-like dish, this is it. It won't hurt your stomach or make you feel bloated. Delicious. Meatballs are amazing - huge and made with sirloin. You also can't go wrong with the eggplant rolatini.

Desserts - everything is delicious. I always have the chocolate flourless cake, which is served nice and warm with ice cream.

The service is incredible, which keeps me coming back every month. The owners and the servers know my husband and I by name, so even if we don't have a reservation when we show up - we have a table immediately. Attentive, funny, helpful - these servers know how to keep their customers coming back.

Highly, highly recommend and can't wait to go back there soon. Five stars plus!

Amit K.
Clifton, NJ

Old style italian restaurant. great service and great food.
good place to take the parents.

Toby Toberson T.
Wayne, NJ

Simply the best Italian food in NJ. I recommend the Eggplant Parmigiana and Rigatoni Zingara.

Eve H.
Glen Ridge, NJ

The service is great, the portions are generous and the food is delicious  :)


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