Buca di Beppo - Appleton
Buca di Beppo - Appleton

Buca di Beppo - Appleton

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/default.aspx
  • Phone: 9207393745x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jocelyn Harvel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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: Wisconsin
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Buca di Beppo - Appleton
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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Buca di Beppo - Appleton reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)special occasion (8)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)romantic (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Nice Atmosphere, Quality Food
    alchemist
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I dine at Buca every few months, and it is always a nice experience. Their menu is quite varied so everyone is bound to find something that they enjoy. The only drawback to this visit is that we were located at a two-top that was in a very busy area between the entrance and one of the server stations which made it a little loud with lots of traffic. Excellent portion sizes, flavorful and perfect service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I received 2 sausages in my order...it used to be 4. The chocolate cake was $12.95....FOR ONE PIECE.....give me a break!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Very good food and atmosphere! Would come back again and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a bit pricey, music was cheesy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    the portions are huge but I'm not sure it warrants the amount charged. The appetizers were way pricey. drinks fine, etc. The sound track was a little bit much - it went into repeats of songs that did stick out. There were a lot of loud comical songs, it would have been nice if there were more variety . The service was fine - just didn't jump out as anyone goint the extra mile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca Saturday dinner
    jawh
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I ordered the Italian broccoli, and while I thought it tasted good, the portions seemed noticeably smaller than last time. The pasta chicken Carbonara dish was good, but I thought the temperature of the room was a little cool and seemed to cool the food quickly. I enjoy the music and the pictures and decorations and visiting Buca.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great pasta
    TrainerTVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had never been there for lunch before, and I will definitely return for lunch time. Great lunchtime prices. Portions were still plentiful, but not excessive, as sometimes it seems to be for dinner. Great coupon offers. Check online and join their email club.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    luv2travel
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Celebrated my birthday at Buca with some family and friends. We got the "Pope's Table", round table that was perfect for our group. Staff was attentive and food was excellent. Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca di Beppo is GREAT!
    KevinDevilDog
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I took my mother to Buca for her 69th birthday. She LOVED it! It started with a personal tour through the kitchen and each of the rooms, The Poster Room, The Pope room, the Sinatra room, etc. She decided on the Sinatra room. The food was plentiful and was excellent. The Tiramisu was fabulous! Plenty of left overs. And she certainly enjoyed the "Happy Birthday" song that was sung by the staff. I certainly recommend Buca for your celebration, to lunch, to a group outing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2sophiedog
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have always liked eating at bucas because we love Italian good and bucas is very generous w/their portions served family style if you wish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining with friends
    Foxes
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Brought 4 new people with us. Had a great experience as usual. While there, the manager even stopped by to introduce himself. Thanks, Buca!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 31 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Appleton reviews archive.
  • Large Italian proportions
    Trevster
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food sizes come to feed at least 2-3 using the "small" sizes. Have a decent wine selection, that they will allow you to taste prior to selecting. I normally get the stuffed shells, but to my surprise they removed it from the menu. Thankfully the chief was willing to make it anyways. Plan on taking left overs home, if you want a scenic dining table ask to be seated in the "pope" table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times!
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. The place was clean. The bathrooms clean. The hostess was kind and our waitress was well versed in the menu. She was able to help us out with our purchases. This was our first time at this restaurant and we felt like we were veterans thanks to the service! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, not intimate or relaxing
    pkrbkr
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Overall good food but the family style atmosphere makes it not the ideal place to go for date night. Restaurant wasn't very busy yet the two us us we were seated right next to a mother with 3 young (loud) children. Seems they could have took care to give everyone some space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prom 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a great experience for our prom. They did an awesome job serving 20 of us. The food was amazing and the portion sizes were large. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New fav. Place to go!!!!
    Johnboy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Been to a lot of places and u by far are the best in town all around great place from the food to the people you are my new fav. I'll be back for sure and I'm telling everyone about you !!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • to much food
    walt
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We have been to Buca's before with a smaller group and it went well. This time we had more people,13. The food ordering got out of control as a result I had large bill and a lot of extra food. It waitress explained that small meals served 2 or large served 4 The first couple ordered 2 small meals then later ordered a appetizer. So we had twice the food we needed. As I was paying it would have been helpful if the waitress reviewed the items ordered with me. I don't know who ordered what, but the bill was huge and there was a huge amount of left over food was. We had attempted to explain the ordering process to the group before the meal but everyone wanted to order something I will go back with a smaller group that will order responsibly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family gathering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had a surprise birthday party and everything was perfect! Everyone worked together to pull off a surprise for someone we can never surprise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All is well with Buca!
    Mangiamo
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Buca is one of our all time favorites because of the great fun atmosphere, outgoing staff, and the incredible food! We've been coming for years and will continue. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant!
    Sconnie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We all liked this restaurant and it was not as pricey as I thought it would be. First of all, the small portions that feed 2 people will feed at least 2, especially if you are ordering more than one entrée. We ordered one large and one small for 4 adults. The 2 guys ate 2nds (maybe even 3rds) and we still had a ton to take home! The kids had mac and cheese and it is really good also! We had the Ziti and Chicken Alfredo Carbonara. Both were very good. They do take reservations which I liked - many places don't on Friday and Saturday nights. Service was excellent. It started getting a little crowded but that is to be expected on a Friday night. Be sure and join their e-mail list to be able to use their coupons!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely will be coming back!
    PontiacBoy91
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Came with my partner for a Valentine's Day/Anniversary (the day after) meal. The food was exquisite, the server was very friendly, and it was a nice, enjoyable, quiet evening. It was my first time there, and my partner's first time having the fresh food (had leftovers from friends in the past) and we both REALLY liked it. The meal size is enough for 2, plus left overs, and the prices are not bad at all! The wine room was really cool. The ceiling is full of bottles signed by different people (didn't focus on who signed them though). I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone, and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Portions, Good Food
    ORDTGUVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I thought that the service was good and portion sizes huge, plenty of food for large groups, plenty of sharing. Priced very nicely. I was disappointed in the inconsistency of the food, some dishes great, some really bland and poor. The pasta and tomato sauce was very underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome kitchen table
    luv2travel
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We LOVE sitting at the 'kitchen table' at Bucca! It's so fun to see all the dishes going out and the staff is a hoot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wide selection of italian dishes.
    joan
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Everything we have tried has been awesome. The Chicken limone and Chicken Parmigiana our favorite. Tiramisu yum! Great to take home and freeze and eat later! Did try some spinach stuffed tubes with cheese Chicken Cannelloni and odd/different taste. Only dish did not eat. Took it home for others to try but same reaction.... tossed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating a birthday.
    Belle45
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Great place to take the children for their birthday. The food was great. It was early and still quiet so the kids could explore the pictures. This is where they like to celebrate their birthdays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Dennis
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had a great time. The food was great. The server was great and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food came in a very reasonable time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambivalent
    dlucy
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Theatmosphere was great, server was friendly and efficient. The entree, Prosciotoo chicken was so-so. Not real tasty, served looking like three lumps on a dish. For the price, I really couldn't recommend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was excellent and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    food was excellent and the service superb . we will come again, very nice they sing for your birthday, so much food to eat, had lots of leftovers. Waiter was Alex and he was GREAT, even packed up leftovers and labeled them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Family Expereince
    FamilyNightOutClub
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Love Buca di Beppo for family outings. (I've even catered Buca for Christmas family dinner before) This time, we dined in with a party of 6. Food was great and plentiful as usual. We had 2 meals worth of leftovers, which disappeared without an issue. Our waiter was energetic and very accommodating. We had fun and will definitely return. <3 Buca.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Thanksgiving dinner
    Badgerfan
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We had a small family Thanksgiving dinner this week. The food was outstanding and plentiful. Thanks to the staff for making our Thanksgiving dinner one to remember for a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    sdenmark
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Had a wonderful family style dinner that I would recomend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Good Food
    LibraryLady
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Our service was spot on. The food was average. Salmon was over cooked. Pasta was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but overpriced
    MiaWallace
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Our service was great, server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Atmosphere was average. Food was quite good but something I could have easily made at home. The only disappointing part was the overall value, having to pay for garlic bread which came out as an appetizer seemed a little odd. Maybe in a bigger city, but around here people expect those sort of things to come with the meal automatically. In comparison with local competitors I would probably not go back. At the very least maybe they should offer some sort of family meal deal i.e. two small pastas, bread, salad and bottle of wine...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The evening was incredible... awesome food, Excellent price for amount served!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for celebrations
    AmyD
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We recently had dinner at Buca's to celebrate my daughter's 4th birthday. She loves Buca's and begged us to go out to dinner there to celebrate. We made reservations for our large group online, which worked perfectly. We were greeted by the hostess asking if we were celebrating a birthday and asked for my daughter directly. Obviously, this made her feel special. Beside the great food and ambiance, my daughter's birthday was treated like a special event!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!! Will go back again.
    Chev69
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We went on a Friday night with a group of friends and atmosphere was great. Made reservation online which was nice and user friendly. Staff was great and welcoming. Of course food was amazing once again. It on our list of favorite restaurants and we will go back even with the 45 minute drive from our house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but busy & loud!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Overall, it was a good experience. I would definitely recommend making a reservation though because we would've waited at least an hour had we not made a reservation. The food was great and the service was alright.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Jenla
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    I brought 2 friends who had never been to Buca before. It was & a great experience for all! Excellent food, a great waiter, & a fun night was had by all
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, unexpected
    PF311
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    What a neat place! As one of the very few restaurants in Appleton that accepts OpenTable reservations, we thought we'd give it a try on a Saturday night. It was pretty busy but the seats were spaced out and the noise level was perfect. The food portions designed for 2 are absolutely gigantic... I think our bowl for "2" could have easily served 4-5 pretty hungry people. Either way though, the pricing is very reasonable and the food itself was delicious. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Meal
    BucaBirthday
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The food was excellent and décor was super fun! We came with a large group for my Birthday, everyone had so much fun, but the service was a little disappointing. However, the family style meal was just perfect for a fun get together!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service but
    Stahmy
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Good food and service but a little over priced for what you get.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate