Il Buco is a traditional Italian Pizza al Taglio (pizza by the slice) on Ponsonby Road. All pizza is handmade on the premises by Jonny the owner, who has being feeding hungry and hungover Ponsonby locals for over eleven years. These are serious pizza slices with rich fillings and available in 30 combinations. Delicious when washed down with coffee, hot chocolate or a winter soup.
The space is cosy with a covered outdoor area should you want to stay, consume and muse over your previous night or contemplate your forthcoming day.
|Accepts credit cards||Yes|
|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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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?
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.