Rob Gentile

Rob Gentile


About Rob Gentile

Executive chef of Buca restaurants and Chef Director of the king street food company, Rob Gentile is the most acclaimed chef of Toronto. In addition to his restaurant Buca, Gentile and the King Street Food Company are also behind the success of Bar Buca and Buca Yorkville.


  • Toronto's Most Influential Chef
    The Grid
  • Toronto's Best Restaurants
    Joanne Kates Top 100
  • Top Restaurants for Full-on, Blow-Your-Budget Indulgence and Awe
    Toronto Life magazine
  • 99 Chefs Can't Be Wrong
    The Grid
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Toronto

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

$$, Happy Hour, Full Bar, Italian, Wellington Place
"Hands down best coffee in Toronto. Rob Gentile is as insane as he is gorgeous. Hint: they allow you to upgrade your cappuccino to buffalo milk, and their normal milk is a creamy, organic version from Quebec!"
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Pizza, Full Bar, Italian, Wellington Place
"Lambs brains with prosciutto. I could eat these every day. The salty and crunchy taste mixed with salsa verde is the perfect balance."
Salumi di Buca
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Pizza, Full Bar, Italian, Wellington Place
"This is the best housemade charcuterie in town. The assortments are amazing and rich in flavour. I especially enjoy the prosciutto and Calabrese sausage. All of the cheese is fresh and fantastic, but I suggest the creamy Taleggio. Don't forget to order the Nodini and marinated olives. The Nodini are so addictive that they become an item that everyone fights for at the table. Olive oil, garlic, and rosemary bread knots are also so incredible!"
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Pizza, Full Bar, Italian, Wellington Place
"I love the cervello, which is comprised of lamb's brain alla saltimbocca with Sicilian caper agliata. Get a basket of these and a glass of Barbera!"