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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing, as always, and we had so much fun! Thanks for being so delicious!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We love going here for special occasions & anytime really, but this is my fiancés choice for Fathers Day every year!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I are not from Columbus, but graduated from OSU and have made it our home. When our families come out... this is where we go to dinner. Great find!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This place is fun and has good food with servings that will feed many mouths. But if you are in a hurry, you may want to think twice."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was delicious best italian food I have ever had and the service was outstanding. Loved the kitchen tour as you are taken to your seat. The way the restaurant was decorated was so cool and i recommend reserving the popes room for parties. Overall we will be going again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We went to Buca for my daughters 16th birthday. Enjoyable, great waiter, good food"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We came here for a bachelorette party. There were actually a few other parties going on the same night. The food came out fast and was delicious. Only thing was we were a little crammed next to the other bachelorette party so it was kind of hard to move around. But overall very good experience!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was ok for what it was. We went for a bachelorette party And it served it's purpose well. All the ladies were happy and the waiter? Andrew was fab. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything about our experience was perfect from the wait staff to the food to everything. Very pleased!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My family and I love going to Buca at Nationwide. The food is amazing, the service is always good. It just an overall great experience. We live out of town so it's always a special treat for us."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Inside far back area was way to loud & extremely too crowded! Server had to many tables covering at one time! private note to Restaurant-Waiter was good , covering too many tables at once, back room way too crowded & too loud! when reservations are being made for a group, somehow inquire if elderly ( handicap ) in group. To go back to the far end of the Restaurant was extremely difficault. and we had 2 in our group of 9. Thanks!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had 8:15 reservations for a high school graduation dinner with family, group of 11. The first table we were seated at was the size for 8 people with 3 extra seats crushed in, extremely uncomfortable. Plus we were put a room with 3 bachelorette parties going on, which wasn't real condusive to family. We asked to be moved and were accommodated pleasantly and very quickly. We moved to another room with several groups, but it was a little quieter and the seating more comfortably spaced. We had a very tasty meal, our waiter Adam was great and attentive. The reason I say bad timing is because 2 years before we came after graduation, but the meal was at 2pm on Saturday, and it was much quieter than 8:15pm on a Saturday. Lesson learned. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Family went there for a special occasion, it was in the middle of the day on a sunday so the restaurant was slower. Service was good, food was good, overall pleasant experience. Have been to this location before, it has a nice feel to it."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I've been coming to Buca's for years and it has never disappointed me. The wait staff are always enthusiastic, even during their busiest times. The ambiance is unique and the food is outstanding time & again. I highly recommend Buca's for any pasta lover!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "25 minute wait on drinks and service was terrible. So glad it wasn't busy! Fml"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were in Columbus ofr a sporting event and took a group of 11 to Buca. We were greeted at the front door and taken on a short tour of the kitchen which was a very cool experience and, in fact, caused us to order some of their magnificent meatballs as an appetizer since they looked and smelled so amazing...and they did not disappoint! The meal was served family style which was perfect for our large group - the chicken dishes (Parmesano and a stuffed Prosciutto) were outstanding as were our pasta dishes. A very good value meal for sure!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a large group and the service was excellent. Perfect evening."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Everyone was very accommodating from the hostess to the wait staff. Especially with the number of bills there were and that we were not all seated with those we were paying for. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We always have a great time at Buca!!! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was the first time we had been here. It was delicious. We had salad, 4 small entrees, and dessert. Everything was excellent. More than enough food with those choices for the 6 of us. Our picky 2yr grandson even enjoyed the baked penne. The atmosphere is fun and entertaining. You'll never see everything, the restaurant goes on and on. It's huge. Service was excellent. It is a little pricey, but worth it. I've been to other restaurants in the same price range, and they do not compare to Buca di Beppo. It is by far the best. We've already told our friends about it, and plan on coming back again soon."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have been here for several occasions and never really had a complaint. The food is usually good and consistent. But this time I feel it was below the standard that I am accustom to. I have head people rave about the meatballs and there size so I figured I would try it this time. They where large but to me it felt like it was more filler than meat, kind of bland and I felt that the sauce was on the thin side. We also order a dish that was a shrimp alfredo sauce. This to seemed on the thin side. But I will not let this so so experience stop me from returning. I enjoy this restaurant and the atmosphere and will not one time cloud my judgment. The service was great and the appetizers was excellent."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We have been coming to Buca for a while but this time brought newbies with us for an early dinner before the circus. Not sure why they sat us in a room that was set for a very large group. Well they arrived 10 minutes after us, these teens were so loud we couldn't hear each other! Thankfully we had a wonderful waitress that moved us right away.....problem solved!! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Entering the place was overwhelming. The restaurant is divided into many rooms and cubicles with a very kitchy decoration, and the noise level was tremendously high . It was a very negative first impression. The food, though, served in a family style, was generally tasty and abundant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I want to thank Bucca for a wonderful job in putting us in a place that wasn't really crowded. We have an autistic son who will cry for no reason because he is out of his environment and people usually stare and give dirty looks but we were in the Cardinal room and it was very nice. I always look forward to my Mother's Day at Bucca"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I visited Bucca for Mother's Day with a group of 14, including 7 children. The noise level and friendly staff ensure that the kids will have a great time while the whole table gets to visit and chat. Going with a large group is best because of the portion sizes, sharing several meals is a must for the table. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had our 3rd sons college graduation celebration at Bucca on Sunday, May 11, Mothers Day and as usual it was awesome. The party size was smaller, than our 2nd sons wedding rehearsal dinner that we had here 2 years earlier 16 as opposed to 40 but with both occasions everything was spectacular. Our waitress, Paige, was more than efficient she was the epitome of a fantastic representation of Bucca. Every single employee we came in contact with was too. Rare that on such a busy day everyone you came in contact with was so courteous, welcoming,charming and inviting. Without hesitation would recommend to everyone for dinner or parties. We have used this restaurant in downtown Columbus quite a bit and will continue. Thank you. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to bucca a few times and always had a food experience. The food is great but this time everything seemed spicy and it shouldn't have been. Service was ok but it was mothers day and they were very busy. Can't expect to much on a busy day"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the restaurant. We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. From the walk thru the kitchen to the table to the waiter and the food. The wait staff was excellant. Isaac was our waiter. He explained the menu and how to order. The food came to the table in a timely manner. The food was excellant. Our entire family was very satisfied with our choices. The overall experience was great. We hope to visit when we return to the Columbus area. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We usually enjoy Buca di Beppo. This was our worst experience! Our server was slow and disorganized. She was also really dirty. Her shirt was sloppy and had stains all over it. Usually, the food is pretty good. While the chop salad was great, the spaghetti and meatballs were bland. The meatballs were undercooked too. I'm not sure if this experience will hinder us from going back, but I'm sure it won't be our first choice in the future. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had an awesome time at Buca's celebrating Mother's Day with daughter and grandkids. Food was great. Wonderful service. Fun times"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My family went out for Mother's Day. We enjoyed great food and friendly, prompt service. The atmosphere was great. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing with very big portions. The noise level was a little more than I would have liked, it was even hard to communicate with our own waiter. But overall, the quality and service was very good."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Wonderful food and plenty of it. Something for everyone, to include the veggie members, and those that want spicy...and everything in between. Great for any celebration."
    Dined on 5/3/2014