Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Buca di Beppo - Columbus

Buca di Beppo - Columbus

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6146213287x
  • 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: 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Columbus reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (81)special occasion (48)kid-friendly (38)fit for foodies (24)great for lunch (19)neighborhood gem (17)romantic (16)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (12)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)notable wine list (7)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Pre Race Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I made a reservation. Which was not honored. Our party of two was given a table for 6 even though there were other larger parties waiting. We were not even served water or assigned a waiter for over 30 minutes. It took over an hour to get pasta and salad. We were never served bread. We never saw the same waiter twice. This was not the usual experience I have at a Buca.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overwhelmed Wait Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Despite being a downtown and convention location, the restaurant was clearly unprepared for the demand. 6:15 reservations, finally got food around 7:25p, left at 8pm. Server was pleasant but had way too many tables to cover. We were just abandoned after getting served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Buca di Beppo is exactly what you expect. Good food with a lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Always enjoy taking new people to Buca's. Not many restaurants that are this different in atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fun and good
    TrollsDadVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a great location, always busy and always consistent. A bit of a tradition for us before a family hockey night. Its hard to go wrong
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at Buca
    Firsttimers
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was awesome and our waitress was so helpful and nice! The style of dining is great for large groups or for sharing. Gotta try it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lasagna!
    EconJohn
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The lasagna is delicious! The Italiano Pizza Supreme was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great service, big selection, delicious food...would make this place a regular spot if I lived here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    JSETT
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As an Italian I enjoy great Italian food that I don't have to cook! :) Buca has great food, fun atmosphere and was perfect for my boyfriends birthday dinner with family and friends. Large portions and the family style dining make it perfect to enjoy with those you love.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CAK
    cindybenny
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My hubby, son and I went to dinner on Sat October 4th. It was crowded busy and loud but the food was good and our waiter was attentive and the food was quick to be deliviered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loves Pastas
    Lucille64
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been there quite a few times. Great atmosphere and very friendly staffs. Keep it up good work. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Asked for a quiet table, got a room with large loud group. Asked for cheesy garlic bread, told could not have due to using coupon, asked for other salad dressings, told only serve vinegar/oil dressing. The server only came back once to refill drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    LucilleRae
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had never been there - but walked past it many times...definitely not a walk-by anymore! Delicious food and extremely large portions- sharing a meal is recommended. Impressed with the size of the place- can seat so many! We went on a night when it wasn't too packed and got lucky with an outside table. Our waiter was very attentive and served us well. We will definitely go back and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FUN AND FOOD!
    pastayum
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I had setup reservations for lunch for my group of 12 at the Arena District restaurant. We were given the Pope Table which is always a fun experience. The server Amanda was AWESOME! The food was brought out quickly and was excellent. Our server was very well informed about the menu and was able to give guidance to some in our group who are vegan on the best choices for food on the menu. The music had a few feet tapping and was just a great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The customers in the restaurant were very loud. We couldn't talk at our table very well. With all of the birthday and bridal celebrations, there was alot of hollering to be done by the employees..We didn't enjoy ourselves. Our waitress was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yumm!
    sticksforfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, great time, however more enjoyable when in a group. We were just a party of two this time and were seated in a room away from everyone. It was a little lonely....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dental divas
    SweetT
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great time. Cody was an awesome server, even though he was slammed w tables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Aandj
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were sat down in a booth, we set there for 15 minutes and no one came to take our order. We had to get someone's attention and ask them if we could get someone to take our order. A waitress then came to our table. It wasn't even her table, she didn't know where the girl was that should have taken our order. The young lady who took our order was wonderful. She was very apologetic and super nice. Our booth was out of her area, she still made the time to make sure everything was ok. I sure wish I could remember her name, she she could get a pat on the back. The food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved going to Buca. The food was very good and there was plenty. We order a large meal for 4 girls and took leftovers home for a family of 3 to then have for lunch the next day. Plenty of food and very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would not recommend
    Mugs
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were there for a birthday party and we didn't have any birthday cards on the table. Then me and my mother took the ice bucket challenge when the waiter spilled 8 glasses of water on us. Then the kicker, you could only use one coupon per party and we had 20 guest and they forgot to sing to my daughters. They also ran out of a few items as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to Buca for my bachelorette party. Had a wonderful time. We were seated right away for a party of 12. Food was delicious, service was great, and it was a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diappointed
    codered
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I realize it has been awhile sine my last visit but I didn't expect such a difference. The food was really bland. We come for Garlic and richness. This was a total disappointment. I had to add salt and pepper and still was not impressed. And don't get me started on the FIRE ALARM. I would have thought we would at least be compensated something for having to sit thru that for over 10min. It will be a long time before we visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Was there to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary and we were seated in the area with many parties going on bachelorette and 3 birthdays! Singing was great but would have liked to of set were it was a little less noise. Other than that experience was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise Birthday Dinner
    BirthdayBash
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a surprise 76th Birthday party celebration for our Mother. Despite the excitement level of the many Katy Perry fans that were in the restaurant early on, the staff did an amazing job of helping us to celebrate our Mom's special day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a wonderful time
    luv2explore
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a wonderful time. It was the first time we had ever been. It started with a tour of the kitchen area and then we were seated in a nice "U" booth with outside chairs. This was great as we were basically sitting in a circle and could talk with everyone. The waiter did a wonderful job letting us enjoy our company while having a dining experience. The family style dining allowed us to try several different appetizers, dishes and desserts. I would definitely recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    aiyuu
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, great artwork and photos on the wall- overall just awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went to dinner for my birthday with my family. It was a beautiful experience and always great food. I recommend this restaurant to any individuals looking for a big group. There are plenty of food to go around and then some. We will be returning
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diana
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Overall great dining experience. The vintage atmosphere and checkered tablecloths set a nice stage for family-style meals. The service was stellar and fun. The food was infused with loads of real garlic and the red sauce was delicious. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just great
    31lover
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Just great! I will be back! Everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    MmmmFood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Took a good bit of time to be greeted by the server. When she finally came over she seemed surprised by our table. Asked at least twice for the dressing to be on the side for the salad and the request was not met. The portion size of the garlic bread was not as she decribed it. I questioned her about it and she said she would adjust the price which was also not done. Ultimately it wasn't a terrible experience, but certainly not great. For a meal of $200 I have higher expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE!
    YUMMYTUMMY
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Sucha a great lunch, the seating was so conducive for conversation and was a wonderful location for a group outing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was great but we were seated near a large bridal party that made our conversations difficult to carry on and our experience not very enjoyable. I think had we not had to deal with the loud large party the experience would have been better. Seating definitely needs to be taken into consideration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a nice dinner to celebrate my sister's birthday. Because this is such a family oriented place, there were a lot of badly behaved children we had to listen to, but that is outside of the restaurant's control. I love the bright colors and interesting art/photo through the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing, as always, and we had so much fun! Thanks for being so delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nightmare at buca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Have never been to one of these, and never will return. SO LOUD - between the servors clattering the stacks of plates and the every-other-minute singing happy birthday and clapping, it was unpleasant. The house mixed salad was SO salty, even without any add-ons. Then the rigatoni dish was way too al dente (and i used to live in italy). the manager came over with a grim look on his face, and seemed unhappy to agree to us ordering something else. the servor took nearly 10 minutes to come take our re-order. only good thing was that the spaghetti and meatball that we ordered was in fact good. and it's not really cheap, especially if you're only 2 people. mediocre at best!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ugh
    disappointed
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I Could Of Made The Same Food At Home For Fraction Of The Price And It Would Of Had Flavor. To Expensive And generally disappointing Expected allot Better For The Price But It Didn't live Up
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    bucaisbae
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    What a great place to celebrate my friend's birthday! The waiters sang to her despite being busy. We had lots of fun and will most likely go for whoever has a birthday next!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 864 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Columbus reviews archive.
  • Want cold food, eat here!
    Spiritwind
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We ordered, Stuffed Mushrooms, arrived super quick, 1/2 cooked, hard and cold. We ate as were very hungry and somehow out waiter disappeared. Waiter came back and we let him know about mushrooms. Ordered Spicy Chicken Pasta, Lasagna, and had to ask for bread and butter. The meal came within 3-5 minutes, which shocked us, the Pasta as warm. The Lasagna which was of good portion and I cut off 11/2" x 4" piece was cold and almost icy. Told server, he disappeared, a few minutes later another waiter came by and my husband stopped and asked if they could micro the Lasagna for a minute or so. He did and returned. Our waiter never showed up till several min. plater, no apologies, no manager, no nothing. Horrible Fathers Day meal for my husband.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for Groups
    arewethereyet
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The group sized portions are fantastic and will do more than fill you up. The servers are also accustomed to serving large groups so most shouldn't delay too much in accomodating for your many numbers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca is the best!
    Luvwine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love going here for special occasions & anytime really, but this is my fiancés choice for Fathers Day every year!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.