Daily bite: Buca announces new locations in Toronto area

Buca Yorkville opening
Rendering by Slate Management of upcoming St Clair Buca location

Toronto hospitality group King Street Food Company has been steadily adding food businesses to the family since 2006, with some award-winning concepts under their belt. Most notably, the group boasts Buca and Bar Buca, two of the city's most well-known Italian eateries with their culinary director, Rob Gentile.

Just last week, King Street Food Company publicly announced that they would be opening two new Buca concepts in the Toronto area: one at Yonge and Eglinton and the other at Yonge and St. Clair.

“We have identified two thriving neighbourhoods that are a perfect fit to grow the Buca brand,” said Peter Tsebelis, partner and managing director at King Street Food Company. “We look forward to drawing inspiration from our new surroundings in order to build community-specific concepts that we hope will become the fabric of the area.”

Since no Buca is created equally, people can expect notably different experiences from each of the new locations (in addition to the under-construction Buca and Bar Buca in the Vaughan area). The Eglinton location is on track to open in spring of 2018 and aims to be a slightly reinvented Bar Buca concept, which will be a day-to-night Italian café (think coffee and pastries in the morning and cocktails at night) that offers homemade gelato, a variety of pizzas, as well as take-home dish options.

The location at Yonge and St. Clair will offer a "brand new" Buca concept located at the base of a residential building. Opening in late 2018, the hospitality group notes that this restaurant will be markedly different from the others, though there are no further details as to what exactly will make it so.

Stick to Buca or Rob Gentile's social streams for more updates.