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

Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: coolsprings@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (615) 778-1321
  • 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: 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 & 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: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my beautiful and amazing girlfriend there for Easter this year (2014). She had never been before, and she loves Italian food. The smile on her face from the atmosphere to the delicious food to the fact that they walk you through the kitchen to see where all the magic happens... priceless! Apparently, I did very well! :-) Buca di Beppo's in Cool Springs is definitely a place to take that special someone that you love with all of your heart and soul!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had a great time. The food was excellent as usual. I didn't have to do the dishes."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We took our daughter & grandkids here for Easter lunch. It was a great meal and lots of fun. I was so glad I had made a reservation due to it being mobbed when we left!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Pizza was really good as so was the chicken Parmesan. We ordered a Cesar salad that our whole table felt was not very good, in fact we barely even ate it. Service was great. We found it a bit pricy for 3 people to eat, would be better in large groups "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Will you leave Buca hungry? No way! Will you be amazed by the deliciousness of the food? Absolutely! Will you be entertained by the decor of the restaurant? Definitely! I've eaten at Buca several times, and I've never left disappointed. The service is fast and friendly. All questions are welcomed and answered. The serving sizes are perfect for sharing. I love Buca, recommend it wholeheartedly, and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The portions are huge and we got 2 meals from 1 small portion ."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Buca is probably my favorite restaurant. If you ever have the chance, request the "Kitchen Table" upon reservation. Typically the waiters will bring large dishes by to show off the chef's amazing work. If a dish is made wrong, your table will most likely end up receiving it for free! There's pretty much no way you'll go wrong with ordering off the menu. The food is amazing and the ambiance is stellar. Do yourself a favor...reserve the kitchen table and visit this place soon!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Enormous selection of entrees, appetizers and beverages. Ordered the lasagna, baked ziti and spaghetti with meat sauce. All dishes were superb. Interior decor features interesting Italian memorabilia."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had my daughter's 18th birthday celebration with 8 of her friends. It was a lot of fun - the food and service were great."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My party has a great time. Some who was there first time is coming back to surprise her sister and husband for there 46 yr. anniversary. The bread is my favorite. Can't wait to be there again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Buca di Peppo. I was celebrating sweet 16 birthdays for two of the young ladies in my girls group at my church. The food was very good. The only downer was that the waiter assumed I was giving a tip and never asked me if I needed change. In fact he never returned to my table. I had to ask for my change even though I had planned to tip."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was not our first visit. We keep coming back, because we really like the food. We also like the big portions. We have plenty of leftovers which seem to reheat wonderfully. Its very likely that we will return again soon."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Four of us went to celebrate two birthdays. We had the $40 for 4 offer - spaghetti with meat sauce, and added two meatballs. Garlic bread was great - our friends couldn't rave enough about the Caesar salad (as we did,) and the meatballs added the perfect touch to our meal. We even had leftovers. My husband had the coupon for the free brownie dessert and our friend, although she accidentally deleted her coupon, also had the same dessert. The restaurant was friendly and accommodating with her dessert. It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal - they served each dessert cut in two with the extra spoons so we could all enjoy it. We were very pleased. Being we don't live that close, our friends want to go again for his birthday in August."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Even though we had a 5:30 reservation we were not seated until 5:50 & we arrived at 5:15 - when my wife came back from the rest room she said there were many empty tables. I don't understand if we had a reservation why we had to wait 20 minutes. Also,the decorations on the walls were quit dust - they had cob webs hanging off the - not one the entire wall of decorations - we were in the room with a big whit birthday cake hanging on the wall and the cake had several dust/cob weds."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "WE live in Memphis, Tn. My grandaughter ,age 15 had soccer in Murfreesboro, TN. She was with her teammates but has been to BUCA before. SOOOO we made sure that we made a special trip to Franklin JUST to eat at Buca. The food is wonderful!!! We all had been there before except my husband. He really enjoyed the food. We are not drinkers and did not go for the wine or bar. My 5 years old grandson loved his pizza and ate the whole thing(Kid size). He really enjoyed watching them make his pizza. Our waitress Kaylin said she was fairly new but she was well trained - gave my husband a tour of the kitchen area and recommended that my grandson watch them make HIS pizza. FUN and GREAT food. WISH you were in Memphis.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We ate Sunday lunch here with family members and thoroughly enjoyed it. We also had enough food for an army. The only down side is that we really didn't understand about it all being 'family' style so we had way too much food. However, we took it home for dinner another day but it was expensive and we wouldn't have ordered so much if we had understood how it works. But in any case, it was great food!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. I wish it had not been so noisy and HOT. Too many large parties where sat in the back room. So, this made it very crowded and very warm. Loved your menu. Thanks,"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Three friends and I met here for a birthday dinner - Buca is our traditional celebration location. As usual, the food was wonderful (we all crave the apple gorgonzola salad - yummy!), and our waiter, Frankie, made the meal even more festive by bringing over the wait staff to sing a birthday song to our friend. A wonderful time was had by all!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have always loved Bucca.... but this time might be the last. Our server was ok... she ordered the wrong app so we had to wait for them to prepare the right one... our dining experience was over an hour and a half.... I looked at my watch and we hadn't had our entrees an hour into the meal. I thought the cost was too expensive for what you got. My overall feeling is that I won't go back.."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "If i had a Buca di Beppo in Knoxville Tn i hardly ever cook at home"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We keep going back, because the food is great and we can share the big entrees. It has an authentic Italian feel, for affordable price. I imagine we will continue to get the same thing every time, but I'm sure there are other great items on their substantial menu."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This restaurant albeit a chain reminds me of my Italian grandma's basement in Chicago. You see, we all had Sunday dinners together forever. My papa made a very large round table with a lazy susan in the middle. My great uncle was the middleweight champion in boxing. He was quite famous in his time. The paneled walls were covered with his pictures, and posters along with pictures of my grandparents jetting off to Las Vegas. The decor in this restaurant captured for me, a true 100% Italian, what is in authentic Italian (non fancy) restaurants everywhere, including Italy. The food, forgettaboutit! Fantastic!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great place for families & groups. My daughter loved it when the staff came out and sang Happy Birthday to her and presented a huge candle for her to blow out. Food was good as was the service. We had a ton of leftovers so order with care!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Food and Service used to be very good. Did not have the same experience this time"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This Buca has a great location in the Cool Springs Area that was perfect for a group event I sponsored. The restaurant sales manager Holly was excellent to work with in terms of flexibility and enhancing the experience. The service was outstanding and kept everything moving smoothly for our large group."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Good food, big servings, friendly service - has always been good so far."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We had 7 in our party, 4 of who are under 10. It's often hard to dine in a nicer restaurant without disturbing other guests, but our family noise blended in with the other happy diners. The food was great too! We'll definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have friends in the area. The closest Buca's are 2-3 hrs away from us so everytime we come to our friends house this is our special place. We take 4 children with us ages 3-14. They are always welcomed. We love the food and the serivces. The pictures all over are awesome conversational pieces. It is just an all around great place to eat. The food is amazing!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our first dinner out after just moving to the area. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed the choices. Even better for larger groups, since servings are larger."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food, check, good service, check, ease of reservations, check. Most of the experience was great, but on Valentine's day, why would u put a couple next to loud family w a louder baby when there were obviously other tables available? Soured the evening a bit."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and me have been several times at Buca. It was always very good. The food taste well, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. We always take the big pasta bowl, so we can take the rest home and have a second dinner. And then the food is still good. The Buca kitchen does always a good work. Well Done! Uli Bear"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the great food. The portions are huge so we could share a entrée. Looks like this would be a great place for family or group dining. I will most definitely be returning to bucca again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Having heard great things about it, my wife asked to go for her birthday. I made reservations noting it was for a birthday celebration. I expected the birthday to be acknowledged by the restaurant staff, but it wasn't. It was just the two of us. I was surprised how long it took to get our food. And when the food arrived, it was only warm--not hot and fresh as I expected. We might try against my wife insists, but it won't be because I want to."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed our Valentine dinner. Reservation was made and we got in five minutes after the time which was great on such a busynight. Food was well-prepared and on time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and great place to celebrate special occasions."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Unfortunately, I took my wife to Buca for 39th Anniversary on 15 Feb, 2014. We had reservations for 6 PM and they were 20 min late seating us. That was okay because I saw they were busy, but it all went down hill from there. Our salad came three loafs of bread later and our meal arrived 35 min after our salad. I requested them just bring a box for our food and to go ahead and bring a desert. The food arrived and then the desert shortly afterward. The lava cake was terrible. The cake was dry and very little ice cream. It was hard to digest! The only good spot in the evening was our young waitress who was very apologetic and her service was otherwise good. Dropped over $100 for a bad experience. will not be going back to Buca again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great restaurant with fun, "authentic" atmosphere. It was very crowded and we had to wait 30 min even with a reservation. The waiting area doesn't have enough seating. But the food and servic made it an overall great experience!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were able to get a table on a friday night as they have a ton of seating. Food is good, servers attentive.BUT. . .food took way too long to arrive.For type of food (mainly pasta) it should not take a half hour to come to the table. And, we ordered the manicotti for two and it was only 4 tubes for $18. I think 2 people would be 5-6 tubes. A side of brocolli was $9.99. That seems more like the range of a steakhouse, not a family style pasta joint. Finally a SLICE of cake was $12.99. huh??? So while we got in and food decent, be aware of portions and price."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Open table is a complete waste of time, call the business yourself you will be better served. The points system does not apply to the last three reservations I made so is useless, the information is inaccurate so is useless. Buca on the other hand is good food was good service great, ambiance so-so, noise level loud, good for a group romantic for two not."
    Dined on 2/14/2014