Ambience Lively
Accepts credit cards Yes
Noise level Upbeat
Licence Alcohol free
Food Options Gluten free, Vegetarian

Products and specialities

Pizza slices (gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian), coffee, hot chocolate, soups, potato croquettes, lasagna, free range rotisserie chickens.


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Love love love the pizza. Nothing like it in town.and the coffee's strong and silent . Prefect for on the way to a night shift at the Hoz!!

Love Pizza = Love Il Buco

The asparagus and caramelised onion slice is outta control! Great coffee too.

Pizza heaven. Always fresh & tasty. I convince myself its healthy too. Kinda.

My favourite place for a slice. Friendly service, great coffee and authentic pizza with amazing and different toppings every day.

Italian’s are known for their smooth talking, passionate men who know how to woo the ladies. If that creeps you out a little, never fear because they are also known for their pizza. If you are used to vegetarian pizza looking like a cheesy mess with a few tomatoes thrown on then you need Il Buco in your life. This is pizza by the slice - Italian style. This cute little store will transport you the cobbled streets of Rome, you would be forgiven for forgetting you are on Ponsonby Road. There are a few options to win you over, the potato and rosemary is amazing so why not start there?

Such good flavour and so adorable.. You must try this place

Damn these guys make a good slice! Not the greasy, heavy kind (that also has its place), but a flavourful version that will leave you satisfied, not in pain. The mushroom one is my fave. Gluten-free options available too.

You can't beat Il Buco for tasty pizza, there is a tantalising array of flavours on offer and they even do gluten free and vegan. I love the hole in the wall location, it is a great place to sit in winter and summer and enjoy a few piping hot pieces while watching the Ponsonby locals cruise by. Favourites include the Spinaci e Funghi - spinach, olive and mushroom, the Melanzane - eggplant, mozzarella, tomato, parmesan and the Primavera - caramelised onion, asparagus, mozzerella and brie. The genius thing about Il Buco is the pizza is sold by the slice so you can easily have more than one topping and if you are sharing with someone else you can try many.