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Ristorante La Buca
711 Locust Street
Center City
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cross Street: 7th Street
Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The name translates as 'the cave' with rooms decidedly 'dark,. La Buca offers excellent, fresh fare (especially the outstanding grilled fish & other traditional Italian seafood!) & experienced old-world service. La Buca is located below street level on Washington Square.

Giuseppe Giuliani of Ristorante La Buca has enjoyed a most interesting year, if indeed awards are a true measure of success. In the span of a few months, La Buca received a DiRoNa Award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) and was chosen as a winner of the "Insegna del Ristorante Italiano nel Mondo" granted to selected Italian restaurants that have demonstrated superior achievement in the culinary arts, and that over the years, have acted as "goodwill ambassadors" for all Italian things. As an indication of how seriously the Italian government takes this award, it was presented to Mr. Giuliani in person by the President of Italy, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro.
--Restaurant Report, 1997


  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Cross Street: 7th Street
  • Price: $30 and Under
  • Payment:
    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Dress: Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
  • Parking: Street Parking
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