Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs
Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs

Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6157781321x
  • 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: Juan Peralta
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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: Mallory Lane
  • Public Transit: Franklin Transit Authority bus stop at Cool Springs shopping district.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in public lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs
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 WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (50)special occasion (39)kid-friendly (28)great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (13)romantic (9)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Learn your booth restrictions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have always loved Buca but this trip was not their best. Our group was only 5. One was a baby and one was an older larger person. When we arrived they tried to seat us at a booth that would have left the high chair in the my way of others passing in and out of the restaurant. The other problem was the size of the booth seats was to narrow and the larger person could not fit in the seat. This was an embarrassing situation to have to tell the host that we couldn't fit and needed a table. Please get it together look at your customers and get the seating they need.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud good food
    Tony
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Really loud can't here yoursel but really great food
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • US Italian Style
    Live2eat
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    great decor and food. Can't go wrong here with anything you order. The meat balls.....WOW....they make them in the kitchen(watched them do it)...can't be any fresher than this! Try to reserve ahead of time and ask for the kitchen seating, where you sit at a table in the kitchen and watch food preparation while you enjoy your dinner! What a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lotta food
    Awesome
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    First time here and the food was amazing!! We had a party of 7 and sat in a booth. Pretty roomy until the food came, pretty cramped then, but the server was awesome at taking extra plates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for a Celabration
    Italianlover
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good time. Food was great. Atmosphere was excellent. Joe was an excellent server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Home style Italian at it's best!
    luckynbr4
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If you leave Buca hungry it's your own fault! With a menu packed with delicious options you can't go wrong with any of them! From apps to dessert our experience was divine! This is a great place for groups and the more people you have the more dishes you can sample! Watch the portion size because when they say it feeds 2-3 or 4 or more they aren't lying! Highly recommend the cheesy bread, lasagna, Penne de forno, and the collosal brownie for dessert for the entire table! Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coupons
    JeffOVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Be careful when you use coupons here. They strictly enforce there one per table rule. Not good when two families are sharing a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toodles
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We enjoyed our meal and also returned today for lunch. The fettuchini alfredo that I ordered the first time there was very dry and no taste to it. However, one of my sons ordered chicken and I ate some of his food. Today we were there and ordered the same chicken plus the manicotti. Both were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 50th at Buca
    n1ver2mind
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed the company of family at dinner at Buca, Cool Springs. The meal was very good although our salad was not delivered with bread and there was an attempt to deliver the entrée before salad (wrong entrée anyway). We did enjoy great desserts, excellent canoli, although we were a bit disappointed that a dessert was not complimentary for a 50th wedding anniversary, but manager did express congratulations. "Overall", it was a pleasant dining experience with the food and waitress being a hit with us all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent time at your restaurant! Our daughter's 15th birthday was a great celebration. We enjoyed the food and the service. We will return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service
    charming
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a party of 6 which isn't huge but still requires a little extra attention for drink refills and patience when ordering and things. Our service was outstanding and good pace ideal. We never had a drink go dry and we were allowed to enjoy our time together without feeling rushed out for the next table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and abundant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was very good and definitely abundant even when shared. The service was outstanding, we were checked on by our waiter but he still left us room to enjoy our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian Feel
    JPalko
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Date night with wife. We love the atmosphere. Our waitress was great - very fun to chat with. We commented on how much fun large groups have. Plenty of food in the single servings. One dish fed two and took plenty home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for our anniversary!
    kayleedavv
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were looking for a place we haven't been to and when someone recommended buca we decided to give it a try! I loved how they took you through the kitchen before seating you. Service was great, we ordered a small chicken carbanara and it was PLENTY for us two! We got the chocolate chip cannnolis for dessert and they were amazing. I've already recommended this place to several people in the past 2 days. Great place overall!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for 5 or more
    DebK
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Bucca wasn't busy on the night we were there, so we got excellent service. We had 5 people in our party, so we ordered an appetizer, 3 small entres, and a large salad. It was a good amount of food to share, and the number of entres meant everyone had enough choice to find things they liked. My husband and I didn't enjoy it as much when we went previously and ordered just for two, but we would definitely go back again with groups of 5 or more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had the Pope room, we had a party of 14 for lunch and it was a good experience. Everyone got their food and we could all talk and see each other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My husband and I had great food and wine. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    Skillzusmc
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food as always was outstanding. I had booked a reservation online and it was easy to just walk in and have a seat ready on a Saturday night in Cool Springs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait and loud
    bigfamilyeatsout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    In spite of having a 6:45 reservation, we were not seated until around 7:10. It was so loud our group could barely hear each other talk across the table. They ran out of lasagna so there were some disappointed people. And no piece of dessert for the birthday girl! They bring out a candlelabra instead. Seems a bit cheap to me. However, the food we did order was delicious and it is certainly kid-friendly. Not sure I'll bring my crew again as it was expensive, loud, and we still had to wait too long with a reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    tinken2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Gathered with close friends, good food and laughter! Awesome service!tinken
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit - nice experience
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was my first visit, and it was a very pleasant one. I met a friend I hadn't seen in a long time for dinner. The food was delicious, the atmosphere comfortable, and the service great. I loved the fact that we could sit and catch up without having to yell over loud music. I will definitely return, and will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Buca Di Beppo
    Goodfoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and a friend of mine had dinner at Buca last night. The service was great, we were seated right away even though we were late for our reservation due to traffic, and most of all the food was hot and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for family, but noisy.
    lucydoll2816
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Celebrated 3 anniversary couples, including 2 six year old boys. Atmosphere and decor are fun, as we are Italian-Americans. However, being put in an alcove with a group of 30 rowdy 20-somethings forced us to have to practically shout to have a conversation. Our server was very attentive, food was pretty good. The traffic in that area is definitely a drawback. Might go back if assured of a quieter room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went to Buca to celebrate family birthdays with a party of 12. The food was delicious and the waitress was outstanding. Thank you for a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place for a large dinner party. I went for my birthday with friends and family. They brought out a nice dessert and a candle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining experience
    Dining080114
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A little confusion about being seated. Waiter was great! Food was great! Will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for any Occasion
    New2theArea
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    First time going with friends who recommended Buca di Beppo. The experience was amazing from our waiter to the food. If you haven't been here you have to go. We will be back soon...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hit with My Family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My family lived the selections and quantity of food! We definitely want to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alenabakesVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My only complaint was that we had reservations but were seated at the very back of the restaurant next to the emergency exit. I would think that if you took the time to make the reservation, to let the restaurant know you are coming, you would get rewarded for that. But that's just my opinion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow
    kykat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fruite de mare was delicious. Bread was Cold. It took 50 minutes to get one order. Manager just said yes they had a new cook and it would get better soon. Margarita was refreshing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Buca di Beppo is one of our favorite restaurants! The food and service are always excellent. It's the most consistent of any place we've ever been. You always know you're going to get the best. I love the concept of the family dining and you always get your money's worth and have leftovers for the next day. The decor is wonderful. We enjoy looking at all the pictures and feel we've experienced Italy at it's finest. Great job! We drive about fifty miles to eat there and have recommended it to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    LoveBucca
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I enjoyed my time at the restaurant and the server was awesome as well as the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Italian Food
    ItalianFoodLover
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We went recently on a Friday night to Buca's. The service was great, the waiter was friendly and the food was fabulous. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Overall, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of towners
    Mafuchan
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We brought or family and friends from out of town and they absolutely loved it. None of them were used to a family style restaurant, but everyone was accommodated and enjoyed the meal. Great for large groups!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed.
    Sbaynesbarney
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Old, cold bread. Spaghetti only fair. Teramisu old. Bad experience. Green beans like rocks
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Love the food and how comfortable it feels to sit eat and relax
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 453 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs reviews archive.
  • Great place for a family party!
    teacherjim
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had multiple celebrations going on in our family. This was the absolute best place to have it! With the exception of the noise level, everybody was very well pleased in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • waiting
    pickyeaters
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We moved from the area and came back for a birthday. It has been years since we had dined in the Cool Springs area. We had to wait a little longer than usual for our meals... it was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for families
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoy an occasional visit to Buca with our grandchildren. (3 and under). It is easy to find something everyone likes on the menu and for the kids lots of decor (pictures etc) to keep them occupied (well maybe at least briefly). Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • daisey
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was good, the service was good but the room temperature was tooo cold!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic