BUCA Yorkville, Toronto

BUCA YorkilleBUCA Yorkville is the relatively new sister restaurant to BUCA, the osteria that has defined Italian dining in Toronto by sourcing Canadian ingredients and creating stunningly imaginative menus. But the Yorkville location has a mind of its own.  It’s very-open-BUCA Chef Gentilekitchen is downright inspiring as the team of chefs, led by Chef Rob Gentile and Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Campbell, work their culinary magic. Their work speaks to the culinary possibilities that really set the stage for defining Canadian cuisine but it takes a chef like Rob Gentile to haul his entire team to places like Church Hill farm near Stratford, Ontario, for a day in the country and to experience the husbandry that’s required to set their Toronto tables.

Chef Gentile learned as a boy that food was sacred within his family who, for generations, grew their own produce, raised animals, cured meat, fermented grapes and preserved anything possible. It’s this philosophy that has influenced his entire career and caused chefs like Massimo Bottura, who is currently lauded as the #1 chef on earth,  to join him in the kitchen.

At BUCA Yorkville there is a regularly offered Chef Counter menu and it will be the focus of the Food Day Canada meal where guests will experience firsthand how each dish is created while overlooking the open kitchen.  It’s an exclusive, ever-changing menu, curated daily made with hand-selected, seasonal ingredients and served personally by the chefs.

Food Day Canada Menu 2016




MOLLICA FRITTA sea urchin bottarga, senape yogurt

PIZZETTA mascarpone, b.c. savoury clam, cure duck yolk

OSTRICHE east coast oyster, whitefish roe, summer berry, lemon


INSALATA DI POMODORO heirloom tomato, stracciatella, nipitella

TONNO E RAVANELLI raw albacore tuna, legumes, spring radish


SALUMI DI MARE cured fish and shellfish, seasonal preserves


STRASCINATI marinated tomato, saffron roasted black cod, white asparagus

RAVIOLI DOPPI turbot, side striped shrimp, legumes, brodo di mare


POLIPO braised b.c. octopus, saba, smoked rosemary

PESCE AL CARTOCCIO whey butter poached greenland turbot, summer radish, asparagus, caper


FRAPPOLE crisp pastry, mascarpone, blueberry, wild flower honey

PANNACOTTA strawberry, buffalo yogurt, rose

PICCOLA PASTICCERIA espresso, maple zabaglione



BUCA Salumi di MareBUCA Yorkville is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.

BUCA Yorkville est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs . Contactez BUCA Yorkville directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.

BUCA Yorkville
53 Scollard St,
Toronto, ON M5R 0A1


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