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: (610) 264-3389
  • 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 Service
Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall) reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (36)kid-friendly (22)special occasion (20)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (10)romantic (10)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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.
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    • 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.
  • Dales 50th birthday
    jewel
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We had 11 people in the pope room. the room was fun, this server was Bonnie, she was awesome and the food was great we all had a fabulous time!! Thank you for helping to make this birthday a Great one!There were 11 of us and everyone enjoyed our dining eexperience!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come hungry!
    Secero
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The portions are large so come hungry! The food arrived hot and was delicious. I will definitely be back but with a larger group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Db11
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our party of 10 (7 adults and 3 young children) had a wonderful evening. The service and food were great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tons of food
    Ed88
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This is a great place to go with a group. They give you a TON of food and it's always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash
    proudmom1
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We were there celebrating a birthday. The restaurant was VERY busy and as a result of that, our service was a little slower than usual. The food though, was very good so overall, it was a pleasant dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    It was my birthday celebration and our first time at the restaurant. We had a group of 9 with children and everyone was very accommodating. The food was very good, especially the Antipasto Salad and Chicken Parm. Thank you again for making my day so special!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    All2good
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    On our anniversary we decided to give Buca a try, it had been recommended to us as a great place to eat. We were seated upon arrival even though we were a few minutes early, the food was excellent and worth waiting for. We had chich Ken parmesan and spaguetti and meat balls and cheese cake for dessert. Look forward to trying other dishes and desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome Food! Great people
    Scrantonian
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Cant say enough positive things about our experience at Buca. My girlfriend and I are very picky eaters and we couldn't have been more pleased with our meal, service, and experience. We even had our leftovers the next day because we couldn't resist the Baked Ziti and the Chicken Limone. Though we live out of town, we will certainly be back for more at Buca very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love your restaurant and
    nyrickgrant
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We love your restaurant and try to visit it many times throughout the year. Your e-mail hit me just as we were planning for New Year's Eve and so we made a reservation. We have always had good experiences with you, and this was no exception. We did get placed in a corner between two large groups, giving us limited room, poor access for the servers and high noise level, but we still enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great après ski
    Lulu
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Took kids skiing in Poconos for the day on New Years Eve. Was able to book table at Buca de Beppo day prior. Arrived on time and seated immediately. Kids loved the decor and the food was very good. Enough to take home and make another meal from!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre
    unhappy
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    bartendewent because i had a coupon from the last time i went and had a bad experience. still the same and no improvement one r on duty doing to much work and we were once again not impressed. i would only go again if i had to.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great as was service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    We had reservations, and there was a party waiting when we arrived, but we were seated immediately. The server warned us that there would be a wait for the food since they were very understaffed and slammed in the kitchen. Even with the warning and the server being very gracious in thanking us for being patient, we waited over an hour for our food. I will go back because I love their food, but it would have been nice if we had forewarning when we arrived to maybe wait in the lobby or give us a lead time so we could then go shopping or something. There is nothing worse than sitting at your table seeing and smelling the delicious food for an hour in anticipation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This was the worst experience I ever had at a restaurant. When the food came out we were missing two meals. The waitress didn't notice till we said something. She left and never came back. The other two meals did not come out till the others were done theirs. The waitress never asked for refills. And the manager never cane over to table to check back after we complained. I would never recommend this place to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Dinner a la "B Team"
    CincoVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I think the "B Team" was working on Christmas. My pasta wasn't cooked through (and no, it wasn't al dente, which is how I normally cook my pasta). It was actually white and uncooked inside the noodles when I took a bite. The waiter was attentive and took ti off the bill promptly, when we told him. No complaints regarding service at all. My husband's chicken dish was tasty. We shared it, and we had plenty to eat, even without the pasta. One data point doesn't make a line - I'll try Buca di Beppo again, and see what happens.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, service and atmosphere
    Gman
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The food, service and atmosphere were excellent.. The staff make you feel welcome and are willing to help you however, even if it was Christmas night. The staff never missed a beat on making the night great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun family dinner
    MommaB
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    We have enjoyed going to Buca for years and as usual we were not disappointed. Two members of our party had never been here and they loved the food. We got stuck in traffic and ended up with a two hour detour. We called several times to tell the restaurant we were still coming and they were very accommodating. It helped relieve some of the stress. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Party
    Mv87
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    My coworkers and I had our Christmas Party here for the first time. The service was great and so was the food. This place really made us feel more like family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.