Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall)
Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall)

Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6102643389x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Talon Tyeryar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
  • Special Events: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: MacGarther Road
  • Public Transit: LANTA Metro bus stop at Lehigh Valley Mall.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in private lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall)
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall) reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (31)special occasion (29)kid-friendly (20)great for lunch (12)fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • TGNATS
    Celebration44VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First time at a Buca di Peppo, good food, a bit too chain type, but I'd go back. The noise level was very high and our server was very enthusiastic, however very loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well satisfied !
    Edzfavitalian
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We always enjoy Buca when we dine there. When ever my Son & daughter in law or any of my grandsons (5) come with their families they all look forward to a Buca dinner. The food and service is always top notch. Great job to all of you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Buca is a staple
    Yumyum
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    One of my favorite places to load up on carbs! :) I stop here at least once a month. They provide so many coupons and deals who wouldn't take them up on their offer!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    music was a bit loud and lighting too bright. food was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MemamemeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Theresa and Jennifer were wonderful. Both made going there a real pleasure. Food was plentiful and delicious. Thanks so very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    jennie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a group of about 20 people for my daughter's first birthday and the whole staff was so wonderful and helpful! Everyone had a great time and all the guests kept raving about how good the food was and how much of everything there was. Everyone had a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buca De Beppo
    MartyReview
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The Greatest Itallian Food in the Valley hands down! Our Families go to place especially when my Family comes to visit from New York, my Sister comes from NY, and as soon as she gets here she says, lets go to Buca.. Thank You
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • holy serving size!
    Yumyum
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Definitely enough food to share! Great atmosphere, normally very fast service. I enjoy this place,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ran out of food
    Foodalert
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Ran out of Veal on father's day by 4:00pm, only other choices were chicken calamari, shrimp and meatball...but what we had was still awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    familyfun
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food is always great and there is always plenty to go around. Great being able, with the large portions, to be able to sample everything that is ordered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Night
    VickiF
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We had 7 of us for my sons pre-school graduation dinner and it was wonderful! My son who is just about 5 loved it! He loved his light up cup, pizza and the best is when they came to sing to him with the candelabra to blow out the candles! Our waitress was AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great lunch
    Kate345
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    our family dines at Buca for birthdays, holidays,etc. Never had a bad experience or bad food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Italian Restaurant
    BethlehemBucafan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife is second generation Italian-American and she says that eating at Buca's reminds her of the times her Father's family got together and celebrated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as always
    LVdiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We always enjoy going to Buca. Restaurant was crowded, so we had to sit in the bar area, but overall a great experience. We found that the small salad + small spaghetti were perfect for three people.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This restaurant is great for large parties. I held my college graduation party here, and Bucca was very accommodating. They were able to move our reservation up, they had all of our food ready since we called ahead, and they were very attentive to our multiple guests while maintaining a genuine smile. I would defiantly recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GRADUATION LUNCH
    THEO
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    WE WENT AFTER MY SONS GRADUATION. PLENTY OF FOOD AND VERY GOOD!! i WOULD ABSOLUTLY RECOMMEND IT!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    Missy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had a fabulous dining experience at Buccas. It was a special occasion and they even prepared a whole cake/personalized and all...for our table! The food, service, ambience is so nice..very cozy, comfy. I work 50hrs a week or so, & I hate to go out because I'm tired and just want to be home & relax. The night was effortless... Wine in one hand..good food in another, with a friend or two:) It was really nice. I highly recommend the place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family day
    bernie
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    had a great time service was great she was very helpful
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dirty dishes
    Cooper
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Twice we has to ask our waitress to replace the utensils and dishes we were given because they were dirty. A restaurant can't recover from that in my book. Portions were large but mediocre. Do not recommend-- there are too many better options in the area, don't settle for this.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 255 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall) reviews archive.
  • Never Fails to Impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I have never had a bad experience at any of the restaurants within this chain. My wife and I love to come here by ourselves and often have family get together’s here because of the food, friendly people and large seating areas. It’s very homey which is another reason we pick this restaurant. When we have a large get together, we request the "pope" room which has great acoustics and is fun spinning the pope around.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca Rocks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Buca Di Peppo is the best Italian Restaurant in the Lehigh Valley! Do not go to Olive Garden across the street!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Energy Dining
    foodmakesmesmile
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The staff at Buca is very energetic, the atmopshere is kid friendly and the menu has many of the traditional italian foods plus more. This was my second time dining here and I always plan to go back. It's family style so it's better and more cost effective to dine with a group. You can celebrate any special occassion and my girlfriend just booked her birthday dinner in the party room in advance, after we ate. They take you through a tour of the kitchen and the restaurant before you are seated while they explain how the restautrant is run. I recommend eating at Buca.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Celebration
    mombro
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We reserved the Pope Table for our party in celebration of our son's Confirmation. They were able to accommodate our large group with ease. The service was absolutely outstanding and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was appropriate and the staff went out of their way to make our special occasion extra special. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent.
    monettenom
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My wife and I always ask for and get the same table we want each time we visit...in the lovely little wine room...the ceiling is a grape arbor laden with hundreds of wine bottles. There is always Italian music playing, romantic and/or pop. The food is delicious and we ALWAYS end up taking something home. The desserts are monstrously good and " built for two". The service is attentive and helpful and always friendly. There are always coupons in the newspaper and through the email connection we've made and we use them frequently. All in all, we recommend Buca di Beppo for lunch and dinner. Mangia! ps you can't beat Buca's marinara sauce and meat gravies!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • repetitive
    robertashcraft
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We go to Buca's just about every month. The restaurant always provide good food and a friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy
    montalvo
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I was very pleased with the whole dining experience
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so-so
    familyoffive
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    For the price and amount of food I wouldn't classify it as any better than an Olive Garden(which is extremely less expensive). They looked understaffed and there was the appearance of confusion among the waitstaff as to where the food was to be delivered. I probably won't take the family back, but that shouldn't stop you from giving them a try. It could have been an off day. I just can't afford to take that risk for $100+ to feed three children and my wife and I.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love sitting in the kitchen
    LVdiner
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We always ask to sit at the kitchen table, and it is a treat to do so. We see the food being prepared, chat with the staff sometimes, and get to see what some of the other dishes look like.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time to be had!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We love going to Buca, we know the food will be spot on, and there will be lots of conversation and laughter. This time we went for my son's 15th birthday and we sat at the kitchen table. We were not disappointed and had a great time. Thank you for all you do.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Experience
    Missy1
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Our group of 4 included my 85 year old MIL who wears hearing aids, our table was in the Wine Room (right off of the kitchen) it was EXTREMELY loud....my MIL had to turn her hearing aids off because of the back ground noise and therefore could not hear the family conversation..This noise bothered all four of use....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner..
    clari1001
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Love this place, great food, great drinks, and most importantly great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had requested a quieter
    joyzmom
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had requested a quieter table for my autistic daughter and the staff did alot to oblige us even on a busy saturday night. They even moved us from a table they had set up at the bar to another table. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    It was cold and the service wasn't good. It was not a good experience will not be back .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We have eaten here many times and enjoyed ourselves. This trip seemed to be an off night. The food service was EXTREMELY slow. It took an hour to get our salad. Our dinners took the same. The waitress apologized many times, but a manager never came to our table. The food was good, but it was a disappointing visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday dinner
    Jim1952
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The family style dinner was just what we wanted for our birthday celebration for my wife's 60th. The server recommended some entries for us and checked back with us many times to make sure we were enjoying our dinner. The food was very good and we had enough to take home. Would recommend Buca di Beppo for small and large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and happy Gf.
    Alex
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I have been to Buca di Beppo restaurants, in the past, with my family and my girlfriend. Both my girlfriend and I loved the food and the service was excellent. She had a wonderful dinner and was very happy. Which made me happy. I will definitely be returning to any Buca di Beppo for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    Luv2dineout2
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Awesome food and service love this place you get alot of food for what you pay for which is always nice .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good atmosphere.
    Dpesq
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good food and atmosphere but for price should get a lil more. Not a problem for special occasion but comes into play for normal trips out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    VdayDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was a great place for family and kids and love the family style, but food was a little bland for our tastes. Still service was great and so was the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHOLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    we ALL thought the WHOLE exp. was outstanding. food, service, etc. very nice time. will come back again soon. thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.