Buca di Beppo Italian restaurant is not your ordinary Italian eatery. Their main attraction is that they serve all their meals “Family-style”. All the dishes on the menu are meant to be shared. The Buca small entrée dish serves two or more. The Buca large entrée serves four or more. And the servings are pretty generous. The entrées are ordered put on the table and everybody shares from the dishes just like you would at home. . The chain caters to larger parties of people and event dining. The menu features Southern Italian-American cuisine served family-style to encourage sharing and conversation.
The atmosphere at Buca di Beppo is very inviting. There are lots of Italian memorabilia on the walls. You Might hear music playing from Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin. You can even reserve the popes table, which seats 12 to 18 people. Or you might be lucky and reserve the kitchen table, which allows you and your party to eat in the kitchen watching the chefs and the servers coming and going.
The setting is perfect for a family celebration, a business dinner or just a great night out with family and friends.
Buca di Beppo is open for lunch and dinner. For lunch the portions are smaller for single diners. You can have a salad and soup combo, an array of salads, pizza, pastas, baked and with sauce. Panini’s, and desserts.
The dinner menu is more extensive, including a good selection of antipasti, fresh salads, pizzas, and dinner entrées in both large and small portions. They also serve traditional pastas and specialty pastas, as well as oven baked pasta dishes. If you’re not full after dinner there is a generous array of desserts.
They also have a pretty large wine menu to choose from. White is available by the glass, a small 9 ounce carafe, by the bottle, or the 1.5 liter large bottle.
Buca di Beppo also has family meals to go and party pans to go as part of their catering menu. The family meals come in two choices which serve for or more people. The smaller family meal comes with a salad, selected entrées, bread and a dessert. The larger family meal has expanded salad choices, more entrées from which to select, along with the bread and desserts. Family meals have a limited menu selection.
Party pans are entrées in half pan, and full pan sizes. A half pan size serves up to 10 people and the full pan size will serve about 20 people. The party pans give you a choice of salads, pastas, entrées, side dishes, and desserts.
- Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11:30 am - 9 pm. Fri-Sat 11:30 am - 10 pm
- Take-out Service
- No Delivery Service
- Accepts All Major Credit Cards
- Casual Attire
- Kid Friendly
- Birthday Parties
- Good for Groups
- Gluten Free Menu
- Beer And Wine Menu
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Catering Available
The first Buca di Beppo opened its doors in 1993 in the basement of a Minneapolis apartment building. Five restaurants were operating in 1996 and 20 in 1999 when Buca, Inc. and began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange. They have since grown to over 86 locations in about 25 states.
According to Wikipedia , “Buca di Beppo” roughly translates as "Joe's Basement" (buca, which literally means "hole," can be a slang word for basement or cellar, and Beppo is a rare spelling of the nickname for "Giuseppe," the Italian form of "Joseph," in Southern Italy, since the most used spelling is Beppe).
In September 2008 Buca, Inc. was acquired by Planet Hollywood International Inc. and is now based in Orlando, Florida.
Zagat rated Buca di Beppo as good to excellent for their San Diego locations.
Here are the Zagat ratings on a scale of 0 to 30.
Food – 22
Décor – 22
Service – 22
Cost - $31
According to Zagat 68% Liked Buca di Beppo
Customer feedback at online review sites is consistently favorable. The size of the portions was quite favorable when it was mentioned. A consistent negative comment concerned the length of time you had to wait to get a table. There were a few comments here and there about the taste of the dishes, but they were about specific entrées and for the most part, customers found the food tasty. Overall customers seem to think that the experience was a good value.
- We ordered the Pasta San Remo, I believe the small order. It was more than enough, quite large actually. It smelt great, a lot of cheese and tasted delicious, just enough sundried tomatoes, they don't really skimp you on the chicken and can easily be split between a few people comfortably.
- I liked Buca, not the best food I've ever tasted but I can't say I was dissatisfied, it was good food overall. I'd say try this place if you want to get a lot of food for a bargain and I guess if you're craving Italian food specifically.
- I always love going to Buca because the interior decoration is crazy, but a good crazy! It always feels as though I’m walking through different peoples living rooms
- I was disappointed in the taste of the food here. We were with a large group and they did a good job getting everyone served quickly. The salad and bread were fine, but the pasta sauces just did not have much going for it. The cheesecake desserts were average.
- We loved Buca di Beppo. They were very helpful in finding us vegetarian and gluten free options. It has now become one of our favorite restaurants. The garlic mashed potatoes and green beans are wonderful. We loved their salad too.
Although most of the Buca Di Beppo locations in the United States are company owned the search of the Better Business Bureau ratings go from A+ rating to D. Buca di Beppo is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau.
Most restaurants that had a rating had A or B ratings. B ratings were for product or service issues which were resolved by the Better Business Bureau but the customer was still not satisfied.
The D rating was a result of unresponsiveness by the specific restaurant to a customer complaint concerning delivery issues.
Factors that affect the rating:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
Bucadibeppo.com is ranked #91,719 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings. About 47% of the visits to this site consist of only one page view (i.e., are bounces). The site's visitors view 2.7 unique pages each day on average. The site is in the “Italian” category. Bucadibeppo.com has been online for at least fifteen years.
The Google page rank for BucadiBeppo.com is 6/10.
Quantcast rating for Buca di Beppo is 17585 www.bucadibeppo.com is the corporate site for a national chain of family style, dinner-only Southern Italian restaurants. This site reaches approximately 83,873 people monthly in the United States. Their flagship restaurant is in Minneapolis MN. They recently moved their corporate headquarters to Orlando FL.
The San Diego location has 1,300 likes on Facebook. 26,067 had visited on Facebook. Buca di Beppo joins Facebook on May 11, 2011. There was little activity on the San Diego Buca di Beppo Facebook page. The last entry, which was a comment from a consumer, was two months old.
Buca di Beppo restaurants have a Twitter following of 8313, with 3007 tweets and they follow 5920 people. - @bucadibeppo
Buca di Beppo has about 30 official videos on YouTube. A search of Buca di Beppo on YouTube returned result of over 5000 references.
Buca’s Pinterest account came up with10 boards and 190 pins. http://pinterest.com/bucadibeppo/. There are 211 followers and it seems the last activity was aged 11 weeks.
According to Google safe browsing http://knoji.com/details/bucadibeppo/ is not currently listed as suspicious.
Of the 4 pages Google tested on the site over the past 90 days, no pages resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on May 19, 2013 and suspicious content was not found on this site within the past 90 days. Also within that period www.http://knoji.com/details/bucadibeppo/did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites, nor has it hosted any malicious software
One thing to keep in mind when ordering food at Buca di Beppo restaurants is that the dishes are served family style. That means each dish is meant to be shared like at home.
Each dish is available in either Buca small which serves two or more people, or Buca large wood serves four or more people. The menu also breaks down the price per person. For instance, if a Buca small is $12.99, the menu will indicate that it’s costs $6.50 per person. So if you want to figure out your per person cost for a meal it’s right there on the menu. Generally, the more people you have the less expensive each serving is going to be.
Buca di Beppo also publishes a banquet menu. If you are having a large group out to dinner, you can determine a fixed price for your meal. There are a number of different options, and the dinners are priced per person.
Prices are moderate running from $11-$30 per person. That includes one drink tip and taxes. The lunch menu has selections starting at $6.99.
Many of the dinner entrée’s run from $9.50 to $14.50 per person for Buca small dish. And from $7.25 to $10 per person for the Buca large dish. The portions are quite generous and you may find that there is enough food served so that that you can lower the per-person costs.
Buca di Beppo has digital gift cards that do not require shipping. They are either sent immediately or sent on a date of your choosing. Buca’s also has branded Buca cards or a variety of cards for special occasions. For an additional charge you can make a custom gift card. You can upload a photo, personalize your message, and select from an assortment of greeting cards. For more information you can call your local Buca di Beppo restaurant or Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can pay for your Buca di Beppo orders online or at the restaurant using the following payment methods
Credit & Debit Cards
- American Express Credit Cards
- Discover Credit Cards
- MasterCard Credit and Debit Cards
- Visa Credit and Debit Cards
Other Payment Methods
Buca di Beppo Gift Cards and Buca di Beppo digital cards
They do not accept alternate or online payment methods such as PayPal, Billmelater, E- Checks or electronic funds transfer.
Buca di Beppo restaurants do not offer refunds or exchanges on food. However they do make every effort to make sure that the customer is satisfied with their dining experience. So it's up to the manager's discretion to refund or offer complementary food or beverages if the customer is unsatisfied with any purchase.
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