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Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Buca di Beppo - Columbus

Buca di Beppo - Columbus Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: columbus@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (614) 621-3287
  • 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, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jon Ashworth
  • 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: Nationwide Street
  • Public Transit: COTA Bus Service - Nationwide and Front Street stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Self parking in nearby parking structures and flat lot (located across the street from Buca di Beppo).
A word from Buca di Beppo - Columbus
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Upon finding Buca on the Columbus website while searching for good food prior to a concert at Nationwide, we booked through open table and were happy to have done so with the dinner rush beginning at 5:30. We were brisked through the kitchen for a subtle tour of the hustle and bustle of many chefs at work. Our seating was comfortable and we were quickly attended to by Seth who made a couple recommendations which turned out to be Excellent! Service was great! The food was awesome! The size and layout of the place was much larger than earlier perceived with plenty of authentic Italian décor. Highly suggest all try this place if in the area, but book ahead because when we left, there was a line out the door!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Food was good and location next to concert venue an added plus"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here in true Italian style, sharing everything from our main entree to a bottle of wine! Really loved the service and the food is always great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Was fun and good food. Family dinner before a big hockey game. Always fun and GO JACKETS!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Tacky feel, but good food. Would prefer not to be walked through the kitchen on the way in (added to tackiness)."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Our food was very good - restaurant was busy because of big hockey game at 7. They are very good at handling the "crowd" and the urgency of getting served. Service was friendly and abundant. They were very responsive to bringing our drinks/refills and our food.- just wished you would carry spumoni ice cream."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went there for my step daughter's and my birthday - had lots of fun! We got the big brownie sundae - however there were no brownies in it. BUT they made it right and sent the brownies home and didn't charge us for the dessert"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Awesome experience! Our server Kim was great with helping us understand the family style concept, as well as keeping the food & drink flowing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place is one of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times. Very moderate priced and excellent portion sizes."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "First time here-good food, good service, very kid friendly."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday and it wasn't cowded so we had a much better experience then most other reviewers. First time there and we got tons of food!!! Everthing was very good, I would go back again. Server was great too!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed laid back atmosphere wait staff very efficient ,drinks and food quick delivery"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Overall a great meal. Waiter was excellent and food was delicious. Portions were large and more than worth what was paid."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We came to Columbus to attend the Penguins/Blue Jackets game. Buca is just steps from the arena entrance. You could not ask for anything more convenient. The food was wonderful- highly recommend the apple salad."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our server, Tyler, was very energetic and attentive. Timing of drinks, appetizers, and dinner was perfect. Will definately return."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This is perfect for a double date to share lots of yummy food. Never been disappointed with any of our food choices."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I had 8 of my grandkids for spring break. We needed a place to eat before the blue jackets game. Thiswas the best place for us to gather. We had a very enjoyable experience. Will do again. Loved it."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had a great time. The waiter was very personable . We felt like we were sitting in our own dining room We will be back again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "First time we've ever had a bad experience at Buca. Poor service and shouldn't have put a family in the bar area on a Saturday night. Food was still awesome."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been to Buca before so I knew what I was walking into, but my friend had never been there before. From the moment we stepped in to the moment we left the staff were complete rockstars! The staff was courteous and willing to accommodate to any needs we had, we received our food and drinks in a timely fashion, and the food was PHENOMENAL!!!! I would recommend going to Buca Di Beppo to anyone and I will continue to dine here in the future! Great restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had group of 6 waiter was great, food was great, service was great!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been to this chain many times. Major problem here was that the veal parmigiana and spaghetti were room temperature! Not even warm!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Every year Buca provides a great low price meal that students really enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a group of 10 - food was great, noise level was quite loud."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was overall good, was a very busy Saturday night. Eh moments... Hostesses were not so friendly, more chatty with each other than guests and made one feel as if we were burdening them Had reservations but still had to wait 30 minutes... No biggie Bathrooms were nothing to write home about :-( should probably be cleaned every couple hours on such busy evenings... We did mention to the server that there was a birthday in the group but it was forgotten about by staff. Gold star moments Our server was awesome! He double checked orders to ensure that te allergy list we gave him was non existent or taken out of any order we placed. He was attentive but not over bearing. Explained menu, offered suggestions and knew the menu very well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Buca never disappoints! From the moment we walked in, we were greeted and charmed by any buca team member we passed with warmth and good cheer!..it felt like walking into an old friend's or dear relative's home and enjoying beloved friends, warm delicious food and great sangria! Thank you!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • ". The food as usual was good ... However the service was horrible ... you obviously did not have enough staff to cover all the tables... We sat for 1hour and 25 minutes before they took our order... That is right before they took our order... we finally ate about 2 hours and 15 minutes in to the time we arrived.. Get Help on busy nights disappointed"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went out with a group of friends for dinner. we got there about 10 minutes early and we're set right on time. the food was great and had huge portionS. Our waitress was dealing with a large group next was so unfortunately we did not get the most attentive service. would definitely recommend it for groups. Large parties are frequently there so the noise levels can get a bit loud. would definitely go back again and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "M friends and I went to Buca on a Saturday night when the Eagles band was playing across the street at the Nationwide Arena. So it was SUPER busy. Even so, I can't give them a "free pass" on SUPER slow service. We dine at different Buca Di Beppo restaurants in the Chicago area, and just like at the Columbus one, the food and atmosphere is ALWAYS great! But when you finish your cocktails, then finish all the water in your glasses and still can't flag down the wait staff, it's unacceptable. We will continue to frequent the Buca restaurants, and I hope that this was just a "bad night" for them....."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "You would think that being next door to Nationwide Arena that Buca would be prepared for and capable of managing crowds before major events. But, before the Eagles concert it seemed as though they were totally clueless. They clearly overbooked. Had a 6:00 pm reservation and got seated at 6:30...only because of constant pestering of the hostess. Tables didn't turn because concert goers came early and stayed at their table for hours. Some people bypassed the hostess and just grabbed tables as they opened...before the legitimate party could be seated (management did nothing). Service was slow. Food was good. But, with our 6:00 pm reservation we had to rush to get out the door at 8:00 pm. I regret talking my friends into dining there."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Worst dining experience I have ever had. I made a reservation 4 weeks in advance to secure the normal experience I have with Buca's. We were stuck at a table in the bar. The waiter had a hard time serving us, there were peoples rear ends in our faces the whole time, they were screaming to the point we could not here ourselves, they wanted to use our table to set there beer on and got very nasty when we tried to get up. The food was good the service was good but because of a very rude bar crowed the waiter was not able to do the usual Buca service. The manager said he would contact me the next morning and that hasn't happened yet."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I recommend this place, we go there everytime we are in Columbus."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Buca has one of the most unique dining atmospheres anywhere. The food is great , the service excellent and choices are many. Highly recommend if your hungry for Italian food you can't go wrong here!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. Set up so cute! Food is delicious! Great for anything from a family gathering to a romantic date!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Thank goodness we went for lunch. Very overpriced, not as good as olive garden. I ordered baked ziti, there was nothing baked, it came spooned on a plate with very little sauce covering some noodles that were hard from being left out. I had a coupon that the waiter said didnt qualify but it only stated good for a free small baked ziti. Funny thats what i ordered. Also ordered a lemon cake dessert, i did not taste any lemon flavor at all. We went as a party of 6 for a birthday celebration. The only good thing i can say is that the table was ready."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great food, thankfully made a reservation because the line was out the door...we would have never been seated! Waiter was AMAZING...super funny and fun. Loud, but not too loud. Food was really good. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was ok. I didn't really think the food was anything special. I loved the setting and the employees were nice. I got a glass of wine and when the waiter asked how it was I was honest and told him I didn't really like it and he didn't offer to get me something else, he wanted me to buy another drink. I didn't think the portion sizes were as big for a family portion."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was even better. Can not wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "At the end our delicious meal out server brought out a cheesecake with lit candles to us. We assumed it was delivered because they messed up one order or because we were one of the only groups in the restaurant. All 7 of us blew out the candles and licked them. As we were cutting the cake, a different server asked if we had brought the cake into the restaurant. After saying no, she explained her table was expecting this cake; it was delivered to us by accident. She took the cut cake, replaced the candles back in the cake, and delivered it to her table. The other table had no idea this happened. We were so horrified that they would take dessert from us and simultaneously break several health codes. We received no apology or dessert. Ew."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We stopped here before a concert. The atmosphere was great and the staff kept people moving through the restaurant even though they were getting very busy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014