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il buco

what people say

il buco pizza comes in generous squares. It's thin-based and filled with flavour. At the risk of sound incredibly clichéd, I really can't believe it took me so long to try it, I've been depriving myself. All il buco pizzas are made fresh every day. On Johnny's recommendation, we tried the patate e salsiccia, with comforting flavours of potato, rosemary and Italian sausage. We also munched on the flavourful broccoli e gorgonzola; a wintery and surprisingly spicy option. Our favourite was probably the calzone, so much lighter than any I've ever tasted before, and packed with mushrooms and spinach and ham. Yum. We also had a chat to Johnny about his free range rotisserie chooks. He only sells the very best chickens, birds that have never seen the inside of barn. He cooks them to order. He bastes them in duck fat. They sound utterly incredible. One more thing, coffee. Johnny serves Coffee Supreme, and my dad stops by at il buco every single morning for his daily coffee. That says it all I think.
except from Gather and Hunt

Il Buco has shown it's strong support of the arts and dedication to the environment as one of our most loyal sponsors since Art in the Dark inception. Not only do we love their community support, we love their pizza.
Celia Harrison - Creative Director Art in the Dark

Il Buco is, quite simply, the best pizza around – it is the only pizza that we would ever buy. Always hot, fresh and really delicious, Il Buco never ever disappoints. Il Buco has been a favourite of our company for many years now and we LOVE it! Too many variations of pizza to name a favourite , they all taste so amazing. We love that Il Buco caters for meat-eaters, vegetarians and gluten free customers, with gluten free pizza bases being an option (I am told the GF bases are really tasty too!) Jonny & his team are always fantastic & super friendly with great service – from the minute you walk into the store, you can tell they are organized and know they are serious about making the best pizza's possible. We can't recommend Il Buco enough!
Robbers Dog Films

Johnny and his team put together an amazing spread for our engagement party at the Auckland Winter Gardens... The il Buco menu is just delicious & they tailored it perfectly for us, cooked everything on site and our guests haven't stopped raving about the food! Simply scummy. What more can we say! We love il Buco!"
Thanks Jonny, can't wait to book you in again for our next party...
Kind Regards, Sarah and Dan at ICU

I highly recommend Il Buco for the best pizza slices in Auckland City. We include this as a tasting on our Ponsonby Gourmet Walking Tour as it is a real favourite for local Aucklanders and we want to show off our best foodie delights to visiting guests.
Kerry Swan - Zest

Just wanted to say thank you for the pizza on Saturday night - it was great! An excellent selection,and everyone loved it. We had plenty too, for what ended up being about 90 people, and have had leftovers as well, which we're not complaining about! Thanks for your help, especially on such short notice.
Alison - Abacus

We worked with Jonny and the team at Il Buco over the Rugby World Cup in2011 where they supplied trays of their superb pizza to us for our Pop-Up Café at Wynyard Quarter. The quality of the product is always exceptional and Jonny and his team are so easy to work with. Thanks to Il Buco we had a very successful six weeks at our Pop Up Café and lots of happy customers got to try freshly cooked Il Buco pizza by the slice in a unique location!
Mike Murphy, Managing Director, Kokako