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Buca di Beppo - Brandon
Buca di Beppo - Brandon

Buca di Beppo - Brandon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: brandon@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (813) 681-8462
  • 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: Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Padilla
  • 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, 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 & Promotions: 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: Between Providence Lake and Goronto Lake
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free private parking lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Brandon
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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "If you like Italian food you cannot beat Buca's. That's all I have to say. I had to write more because I got the message; "You have too few characters"."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was my first visit and I have to say it definitely won't be my last. I love the atmosphere and the authenticity overall. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly, definitely a top pick"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were seated at a table for four, but our party was five. We complained to our server, Olivia, who immediately took care of it and seated us at a much larger table. She was very friendly and took good care of us through the meal. The servings are huge. The food was very good, but I thought the alcoholic drinks were too high priced."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "From the first time we ate at the restaurant we wanted to eat at the “Kitchen Table” so for my daughter’s birthday we reserved it. The service was subpar; it was the server to be honest. We are literally the only table in the room and she had to be reminded to bring us items that we requested, it took 20 min to get the check and then we had to ask for the leftover box’s after paying. The other item that was missing about the experience was the servers are supposed to come by the table and talk about the items they are taking to the other customers… We had the same salad explained twice, but all this other yummy looking food just went out the room. We just will sit in one of the regular tables next time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I hosted an 89th birthday lunch for a very good friend. She chose Buca because she had been there for my birthday (in the kitchen) and wanted to go back. She was DELIGHTED, as were all the guests."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "service was great. the accomidation were to my expectation. the food was great. we had a great time. thank you I would definately consider Bucca."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Place is amazing. Great for family dining and group gatherings."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Family portions must be shared - go w/ plans to share w/someone. Ambience - Tour thru kitchen & themed dining rooms. not a vacant spot on the wall. CHA-CHING: $140 for 2! (Before tip)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for a school event called Girl be nice to Guy day! He had never been there before and he loved it! We had a great time and I wouldn't have changed a thing! It is my go to place for nice dinners!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I'll keep this brief. The food was great, the atmosphere was great, the tour was appreciated, and the staff **really** goes all out to create a unique experience. Bravo!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "On the road with the family. Wanted a good place for dinner in N area of all strip malls an chains. Yes this is a chain, but it is much better than Appleby's or Tuby Tuesday. Nice house Chianti."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Obviously having a reservation meant nothing, zilch, nada, what is the reservation thing of which you speak. I understand Valentine's will busy extra busy... but to have to wait for almost two hours just to be seated (on top of how ever long it would take to get your order) was ridiculous. Easily 30-35 standing around waiting when we arrived. Apparently something broke(was never sure what). Their fix: Let them eat pizza! They brought out some quickly thrown-together thin crust pepperoni pizza to calm the savages. I lost count how many people left and on their way out, letting this cluster of an establishment know that they are "Number 1!" Never again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a group of 10 people; server was quick and very attentive. Made excellent suggestions and recommendations on how and what to order. Also, very relaxing...did not feel rushed! Great place for large groups."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "No bread was offer. The sangria was watery. The manicotti was good also the salmon. The chicken Marcella was not good mushroom sauce was too sweet and the other mix of different pasta was awful. Then we ask for capuchino as the sangria was watery no sugar was offer. We'll I don't think we will go back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Portions are good but you are definitely paying for it."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Love the large portions and family style meal. You'll have a better time planning on having leftovers and order extra so every one can share from the large platter. It may seem you are buying too much food but the leftovers go a long way. Every thing is delicious. We are regulars and it reminds me of going up north to grandmas."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We arrived ahead of our scheduled reservation, and expected to wait, but we were seated immediately. Our waiter was fantastic, very personable with a good sense of humor. The food was excellent (as usual), the wait time was short, the proportions huge and the prices were reasonable. It made driving 80 miles to get there worthwhile. Buca's is one of our favorite restaurants. We would recommend it to everyone!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was a great place for Italian. We went there for valentine's day and had such an amazing experience. They serve in big portions which is great if your dining just as a couple or in a large group."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had an outstanding time! Food, service and atmosphere were spot on. The restaurant seems very capable of accommodating larger groups. Two things really stood out to me ... #1 - the atmosphere in the restaurant was pretty infectious. Everyone seemed to really be enjoying themselves while dining. Typically, when you go to a restaurant, you see people sitting around and eating - nothing remarkable. Everywhere you looked you could see people laughing and having a good time. #2 - the portion and quality of the kid's meals. Nothing is more annoying than going to a restaurant and paying $6 for a pack of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. The kid's portions at Buca were very generous and of good quality. Very impressed. We will be back again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have eaten at Buca in Brandon about half a dozen times. The food and service are usually outstanding. On my most recent trip, the service was poor and the food was served room temperature (I'm assuming the food sat for a while in the kitchen). The spaghetti was overdone to the point that is was just a pile of mush. We did mention the overdone spaghetti to the waitress and she had the kitchen prepare another order for us to take home. I'm hoping that this was just a fluke because we usually love the atmosphere and the food. We will give them another chance."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had reservations for 8:15pm on valentines day. We arrived 10 minutes early and checked in. The hostess advised they were running behind and would about 20minutes. 45 minutes after the scheduled reservation we were finally seated. The waitress said the kitchen was a little backed up and the sooner we got our order in the better. The appetizer came in a timely matter.That was it. Our main meal was placed on out table 1 hour after ordering. To top matters one of the dishes we had ordered was a pasta dish where the pasta was undercooked and had to be sent back. The general manager would not talk with us when we requested the manager... Instead the kitchen manager was sent out.The waitress did good, but everything else was a major FAIL."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I gave this one star because I had to. We had a very bad experience for our first visit. We get there 10 min early and the hostess says, " you're too early" and then promptly forgot about us. After about 20 min she looks at us like "and who are you"? After remind ding her of our reservation, we are seated. We shrug it off, sat down and order our meal. An hour and a half later, still no food. The server tells us, he doesn't know his much longer it will be, but that it would be a while. A larger party that had arrived at the same time we did received their food, ate, and left in that time frame. We cancelled our order and left and will not be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made reservations for 8:45pm. Got to the restaurant at 8:30.They were running 30mins late.We sat at the bar.I wanted to order a glass of wine.Bartender said no wine glasses.Ordered an app & was told it was going to be 30mins. Got our app 45mins later. It was now 9:40.We were directed to our table, the table next to us said would be up to a hr till you get ur food and the table we sat at was empty for 40mins.The manager just made excuses.NO FOOD.They were not ready for a holiday on a Friday night. It was like no one knew how to run a restaurant. We left Buca's & went to Italian kitchen.We were seated quickly & they were not out of food. 2/15/2014 we ate at Kobe's,they stopped taking walk-ins b/c they had reservations.Buca could've done this!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made a reservation but still had to wait over an hour to be sitted and over an hour for the food. The server didn't even come by to ask if we needed a refil on our drinks, we had to get another server each time because she would just not care to come and ask how we were doing. We love this restaurant, but after this experience I'm not sure if we'll be coming here as often as we used to"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Orlando location is GREAT ! Brandon needs serious help in the food quality."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Food was great, tour a wonderful surprise, & everyone friendly!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is our favorite family :dine for no reason" place. The food is always good and an appetizer, small salad and small pasta entree feeds the 4 of us without stretching the wallet."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Great time although I must admit that unless you are looking for repeat meal the next night (with leftovers) it really doesn't seem equitable for two people to dine, especially if you have different tastes and need to order different entrees. The smaller portions (stated for 2-3) was really more like for 4-5. Good time, good service, good food."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was great and tested awesome. The server was super. He even told us the chicken we ordered was only 3 pieces of chicken and offered a way to get a better deal. I say $20 for 3 small pices of chiken was overpriced though."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Entertaining decor and hearty food with large portions. Appetizers were outstanding and main course dishes were savory. Luked the fact that the breaded chicken was still moist and not thick in the crust. We will be back to try more."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food is phenomenal: good portions, delicious taste, consistent quality. The staff was attentive to our requests for a quiet environment where we could also plug in a laptop. They really went out of their way to ensure our visit was comfortable. Great job!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Love it...had been wanting to try it for years and was not disappointed...concept and food are great...definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had more than 10 people in our party and the folks at Buca were accommodating and willing to make our visit a memorable one. There were no disappointments! Everyone in our party (all family) had plenty of quality food to eat (and some to take home). Thank you Buca staff for making our gathering a tasty one to remember!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We like to order a large and take home enough leftovers for a couple of meals. Great for a busy week. My husband's favorite spaghetti restaurant."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We chose Buca because we have enjoyed the service and food in the past. This time we were not that impressed. We had carafe of sangria and it was have ice and were not able to pour a it without getting more ice than wine. It took a fairly long time before the salad was delivered to our table and we hadn't even finished our first plate of salad when the entre arrived. We ended up eating the salad after the entre. We had the veal and one of the pieces was not cook completely. By now I guess this did not contribute very positively to our evening out."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We celebrated my niece's 16th birthday with family. Lots of choices, good sized servings. Like the small and large options for the family style platters. 1893 salad was excellent as always. Food quality is okay, not great. Family friendly and we had great service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The family style servings is fun and can help save money. The larges are quite large, so be ready!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Buca di Beppo is definitely the place we have eaten for Italian food in all of Tampa Bay."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Many mistakes...incorrect orders...forgotten orders...wrong size orders....nearly no chicken in the Chicken Carbonara. No bread???? Really??? Waiter appeared to be either new or overwhelmed. He tried very hard."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had a party of 20. They didn't skip a beat with our service. Of course, it wasn't busy at the time; however, I've visited before and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 12/25/2013