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Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
The original Il Buco a block away started life as an antique shop and evolved into a homey, well-loved trattoria. This operation is purpose-built for multitasking: a café, a bakery, and a provisions shop in the front dispense espresso, artisanal sea salts, and house-cured salumi for takeaway or casual lingering. At the back, a dining area with a perfect little menu of perfect takes on Italian classics like bucatini cacio e pepe and porchetta. If they added rooms upstairs, there’d never be a reason to leave.