Buca di Beppo

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  • A La Carte = A whole lot of food that nobody would eat

    Mar 28, 2005 by xyzwyatt is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Seating for large crowds
    Cons: Nasty food, not priced for a small families

    Summary: Buca Di Beppo is an Italian restaurant and is best suited for large groups of people celebrating a special occasion. They serve what they call Immigrant Southern Italian Food. The food comes out in large quantities which is intended for sharing. ... read more

  • Make sure you have $$$ when you get the check.

    May 5, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Nice lunch menu, but often it is cold when served.  Maybe pre-prepared and reheated?
    Cons: Overpriced on bread, desserts and drinks.  Has a musty smell. Won't go back. 

    Summary: I love italian food.  My friend and I use to go to Buca during the summer for lunch.  Yesterday, I asked for a "small" order of garlic bread with my meal.  When I got the check ,my lunch was $23.70! I am glad I didn't order a "large" ... read more

  • Festive, Comforting and Not Stuffy

    Aug 7, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonable price; colorful ambiance; good food.
    Cons: Sinewy veal; desserts and adult beverages pricey.

    Summary: The food is good and plentiful. It's served family style. We found the small size best suited to two people, although you could do three if you added an appetizer. The red sauce on the veal parmigiana was "fresh style" - very light and flavorful, not a ... read more

  • Large Portions but Bland Food

    Jun 23, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good service, big portions
    Cons: Bland food and expensive, even for big portions.

    Summary: I heard of Buca di Beppo several times before trying it. There was a location near our house and my friend had gone there with her husband and raved about the portions. She's Italian but I didn't hear from her about the quality of the food. A few ... read more

  • Love the busy walls, fast and friendly service and menu choices!

    Jan 20, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: fast, courteous service, menus upon seating, friendly atmosphere
    Cons: Not being able to order individual sized portions when it's just 2  for dinner. 

    Summary: We are close to the Colonie, NY store and have never experienced a negative eating experience there.  Our adult children and other friends and family members always enjoy it.  The menu is extensive, and the bread is served warm and with oil ... read more

  • Very fun choice for a family style group outing

    Aug 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great atmosphere for a group outing
    Cons: Bland food, for the most part

    Summary: We have been to Buca de Beppo several times: once with a total of four in our party and the other times with anywhere between six and twelve people. Buca's got a fun atmosphere without being childish and without the arcade feeling (such as at Dave ... read more

  • Tastless Food in Roseville, CA

    Jun 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I did enjoy the decor somewhat but felt it was a lot to absorb.
    Cons: TASTE, TASTE AND MORE TASTE - Quality and not quantity.

    Summary: My husband and granddaughter and myself went to the Roseville, CA restaurant upon my insisting that it was great Italian food. Well to our amazement, we were all disappointed with the quality of the food. The Bucacini was the biggest disappointment since ... read more

  • Everyone is Family at Buca!

    Apr 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good food, lots of fun, great atmosphere
    Cons: long wait if you don't have reservations

    Summary: Italian food. Whether a quick pizza or a six course Italian meal at your best friendís Italian grandmotherís house, we all love it. More than the food is the camaraderie that goes along with Italian families. They are loud and boisterous, and nearly ... read more

  • Buca di Beppo-your ultimate Italian Dining Destination

    Feb 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food quality, price, family friendly
    Cons: Limited locations, slow service, limited parking

    Summary: My one and only trip so far to the restaurant has been wonderful. I am definetely coming back. This is an Italian-themed restaurant, very charming and classy. It is appropriate for just about any occasion such as family gathering, a meal with kids in the ... read more

  • Not the hugest fan...but it is popular.

    Jan 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I don't like any of it really.
    Cons: Too loud, too hot, too expensive, not enough variety.

    Summary: I've been to Buca Di Beppos a total of 3 times, 2 in the city I live in and once in a far away state. They were very similiar even though they were different states. I also did a to-go order of cheesy bread because we had a 10$ off coupon, and it ended ... read more

  • Buca di Beppo Trumps Olive Garden for the REAL Italian Family Restaurant...

    Oct 31, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large portions, fun dining, nice staff, good prices...
    Cons: If you're picky about who you share food with...

    Summary: "When you're here, you're family." Olive Garden's been saying that for years now, but until we actually took our kids to Buca di Beppo, we didn't experience real "Italian Family Dining." I grew up enjoying my mom's homemade lasagna and spaghetti sauce, ... read more

  • Not worth going out for

    Jul 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The restaurant seemed clean enough.
    Cons: Its expensive; you leave with a big bill.

    Summary: I agree with other comments about the "family style" concept: Its not what we want when we go out. There are so few choices because the idea is to pick something and everyone shares it, so of course it ends up being something boring. I could easily ... read more

  • Mamma Mia! Is there room for more?

    Jun 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food tastes great, awesome atmosphere... did I mention the food tastes good?
    Cons: It is a bit pricey for a couple alone

    Summary: Disclaimer: This restaurant serves Pepsi products! Whenever I walk past the Christmas-light draped Venus di Milo statue that adorns the front walk of the Buca di Beppo in Mayfield, a small part of my sensibilities dies. I mean, seriously, it's like a ... read more

  • BUCA SOUTHERN ITALIAN RESTAURANT

    May 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent food. Huge portions. Delicious. Pizza was OK, but did not "wow" me.
    Cons: Pizza was not as filling as other dishes, it seems.

    Summary: We just came back from our first dining experience at the Buca Di Beppo Westlake restaurant located in Westlake, Ohio. We were very pleased with our dining experience. I called ahead to see if reservations were required. I learned that the ... read more

  • Buca di bland

    Mar 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big portions, family atmosphere
    Cons: Kids, decorations, big portions, family atmosphere (did I mention too many kids!)

    Summary: Alright, since I am about to grace the internet community with yet another review, I thought it would be nice to start off with a statement that I hate Buca di Beppo and I am not the biggest fan of italian food. I ordered the PENNE CARDINALE with ... read more

  • Amazing Dinner, Great Atmosphere & Awesome Service!

    Jan 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive as a group, not bad for couples, full menu, service is outstanding, GOOD eats!
    Cons: Parking always stinks, if you don't have reservations it can be a while.

    Summary: Buca De Beppo has a unique Italian kitchen style dining experience. I would recommend Buca to couples or large groups. The service is simply amazing and I have never had a complaint when I was just with a friend or when it was a bunch of people ... read more

  • Buca di Suckso

    Dec 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nothing!
    Cons: Opens @ 5 pm, too expensive for what you get, long wait, not baby friendly

    Summary: We decided to go to Buca di Beppo for my husband's birthday dinner. We had been before and experienced some problems such as long waits and very loud diners. SEATING: This time and our last time there, we were seated in an area where there were two ... read more

  • I've Heard the Horrors of Buca di Beppo, Now I've Experienced Them

    Oct 4, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: ?
    Cons: Big portions (ok for big groups), poor service, bland food, tacky decor, menu, etc

    Summary: I had never been to Buca di Beppo until very recently. Iíve heard a lot about it in the past, and much of what Iíve heard has been bad things. However, despite all the warnings, I still wanted to give this place at least one try. If you aren ... read more

  • Perfect Italian!

    Oct 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: So much food, great service, very funny pictures on the wall
    Cons: It is a little expensive

    Summary: This restaurant serves real Italian, any Sicilian mother would be proud. I am in Denver,CO for a few weeks and I went last night with a bunch of friends, 14 people including myself, to this place. It was late by the time we left but the servers were ... read more

  • Buca is something different than standard chain restaurant fare

    May 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Food is good, atmosphere is unique, staff was friendly
    Cons: Pasta should be a standard tag-a-long with dishes such as Chicken Parmesan

    Summary: My family and I visited Buca Di Beppo on Mother's Day this year (2003). We'd never heard of this chain before, so we thought we'd give it a try. We loved the kitchen tour that you receive on your first visit to their restaurant. My son is an aspiring ... read more

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