Our humble beginning started when we saw that Oita was blessed with beautiful weather and fertile soil, with the ocean to its right and the lush mountains to its left. Such an environment only meant one thing – fresh, high-quality produce. By combining the availability of such produce alongside our Italian culinary expertise, we seized the opportunity to create what we now call “Oitalian” (Oita-Italian) food.
The Bucio family believes that food is life and life is food. We believe in the Japanese philosophy of natural seasonal flavours, utilising the freshest possible ingredients, under the mastery of Italian techniques. Oita’s fresh and healthy produce is a vital yet colourful palette to life – spring is bitter, summer is crisp, fall is rich, and winter is sweet. The array of high-quality local seasonal produce is itself a dominant factor in our creation of Oitalian food. Through Oitalian food, we seek to bring the produce to life and share its unique qualities to people all around the world.
In order to share and learn more about the Oitalian food experience, we have established a Cooking School, as well as a Catering Service. We maintain a strong relationship with the culinary world in Italy too, bridging the food gap between Oita and Italy. Oitalian is right here in Oita’s 5th Avenue. Yet we endeavour for Oitalian food to transcend the Seven Seas, inspiring others to develop their very own natural connection between food and life.
Osteria Bucio was established for this purpose of sharing the Oitalian experience. We are always waiting for you with a smile.