Buca di Beppo - Davie
Buca di Beppo - Davie

Buca di Beppo - Davie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (954) 577-3287
  • 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: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Tony Marziano
  • 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: Directly across the street from Nova Southeastern
  • Public Transit: Broward County Bus Line - Breeze bus stop on University.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in shared public lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Davie
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
Buca di Beppo - Davie reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (52)special occasion (35)kid-friendly (24)neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (13)great for lunch (13)romantic (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/27/2014
    Went for Thanksgiving dinner and our server was Amir and he was beyond amazing. He made a experience fun and comfortable. He is an asset to this restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would rate 4/5
    Kiki
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The overall ambiance of the resturant is awesome! It's an experience as a whole going to Buca Di Beppo. You get a quick tour of the kitchen which is exciting, especially for first timers! It is pricey, however DONT be tempted to over order... There will be enough food. Portions are big which justifies the pricing. I highly recommended the lasagna (IT WAS AMAZING!) or the chicken Parmesan(not a personal favorite but it was loved by everyone at my table). We all disliked the penne a la vodka since it was too garlicky.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt uncomfortable
    Mary
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have been in the restaurant many times before because We like it but in this occasion We felt very uncomfortable with our guess friends when our waitress ask us twice (in different times) if she can bring us boxes to carry our left over food when We didn't even finish our plates. This never happened before. We felt like we had to eat quickly because we had to leave the restaurant in a rush. No good experience. There was also change of waitress. The food was excellent as always. We congratulate the chefs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The waitress made the night...
    hdog
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our waitress was excellent. She took care of everything we needed and kept refilling our drinks in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buca in Davie - Uneven Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our experience for my wife's birthday at Buca in Davie was uneven and a bit disappointing. The food was delicious as usual. I made reservations via OpenTable and requested a birthday dessert. in the notes I then called them 20 mins prior to arrival to confirm and they confirmed the dessert. She asked which dessert and we decided on the sampler. It never came. I didn't want to bring it up during the dinner as I wanted to surprise my wife. This was also the 2nd straight time that the hostess tried to put us in the empty bar area even though the restaurant was less than 1/2 full. We were the only people in that section and it was exceptionally dark. We could barely read the menus. We requested a different seat in the main dining area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfecto!!
    perfectooo1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Felt like I was in someones home or meeting someones family.. also the kitchen walk through was awesome..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for us
    Redhead
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    we were very disappointed in the food and service on Sunday nite. We were a party of six, and had a reservation made in advance. We were seated at a long table for 10 which made for poor conversation. The table was in a corner, which made it confining. We were not allowed to change tables. We waited 30 minutes for our bar drinks, one martini had to be remade. The service was slow, the food arrived cold and no one enjoyed their dinner. I was embarrassed as I had suggested buca. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Party of 21 & still great service!
    Janette
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went to Bucca this weekend for my daughter's birthday and despite being a large groups of 21, we received amazing service. our waitress recommended great dishes and just the right amount of food so that we wouldn't have too much leftovers. We had such a great time and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    LostMayhem3027
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The Prosciutto Stuffed chicken was amazing. Service was fantastic and just an overall great environment to have a meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guerline's Review of Buca Di Beppo
    DiningExp
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was delicious which equals to great chef and assistant chef. The servers were very nice and down to earth people. We went as a group but we are of different cultures and that was our first time at this restaurant. Our server Chris (I believe that was his name) was courteous, very nice to walk us through our first experience at Buca Di Beppo. I would like to say, if anyone does not know the meaning of family gathering, he/she needs to go there. Everything, from the people to the food spelled two words "United Families" which is something rare in the U.S. these days. I was glad to choose the place and more privileged to have met some nice servers that impacted our lives. Thank you very much guys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Vane
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have no complaints about Buca! Their food quality is always on point, the service is great and the ambience is awesome. Everyone always has a great attitude! We go there all the time! We love it! We just recently celebrated with a group of 18 and our waitress was amazing! We never had to ask for anything. She was constantly filling out cups and keeping the group happy! Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great selection
    ivanVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We were a group of 16 and they took good care of us. Huge variety of pasta dishes to select from and to share.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    Margarita1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I went for my graduation dinner and the waitress took care of us. I know we were probably difficult since we were a big group so I really appreciated her service! I wish I remembered her name, she was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca is a find.
    hdog
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This location is really fantastic and much better than the other location that I had eaten at. The portions are huge and the ambience of the restaurant is kind of cool.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Robsabobs
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a 4/$40 coupon and thought we would try the restaurant. Our server was not familiar with the coupon and had to check on everything that was printed on the coupon. It included a salad, garlic bread and a pasta. We ordered some drinks and our meal and added some meat dishes. The salad came out fairly quickly and the pasta right behind it. We didn't have time to eat the salad. The manager offered to buy us dessert to make up for the timing. It took 25 minutes to get our dessert. In the meantime, our server did not bring our coffee either. We were only told we would get it "shortly". So the dinner took almost 2 hours, the food was fair at best, and the $40 coupon helped to reduce our check to $90. Definitely not worth it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Wait too long for dinner took 1.5 hour after we sat down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Olmedo Was Great!
    YQuintero
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is my second time here at this location. I loved my server Olmedo! He is so energetic, friendly and always carries a smile! He has made our birthday dinners 100% more special! Food is amazing! Thank you Olemedo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service; argument over coupon
    DrWeston
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It took 2 hours to eat, with 5 children - way too long a wait. Also had 2 checks with 2 coupons(4 for $40), would not honor the second until we threatened to leave and never come back. Coupons said nothing about 1 per table. Finally was resolved to our satisfaction. Food was good once we got it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise level deafening.
    chatblu
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Unbelievably noisy. Food was good but on the cold side this visit, which is strange as plates were rather hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW italian amazingness
    Julito824
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I felt AT home from the time I got there the ought out the meal and even after on my way home. The attentiveness is unsurpassed and the ambience is beautiful making a great date night or family night spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and experience
    PapiVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were a big group for a birthday party. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very traditional
    sparkie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very good food. So traditional to experience the Italian food. Service was promptly too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lighting
    Fughetabahtit
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I truly enjoyed my experience at Buca. My only request is that something be done about the table lighting. In the past, I have noticed the dark spots at tables but not until this visit had I been a victim. Unfortunately, my table was far too dim for my liking. The service and food more than made up for the lighting and, as always, I have enjoyed my experience and will continue to look forward to visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food not gourmet!
    MargoVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Not the first time dining here as my husband likes this chicken and pasta dish with a light tomato cream sauce. I myself prefer a more ecclectric instead of your normal Italian menu. The ambience is great though with so much memorabilia. Worth a trip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cynthia7
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was our first vist and we will go again. Our bread order came at the end of the meal which was a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Relaxing ambiance
    Relaxing
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Celebrated my daughter's 14th birthday with family and absolutely loved the relaxing ambiance. Very soothing lighting and the music was low and relaxing that gave us a feel of true Italy. My daughter wants to go gain very soon and so do I.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!!
    lagrilla
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced
    KMan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife can make this meal for a 1/3 of the cost. There are so many better Italian restaurants in the neighborhood that are much less money. We ordered the Chicken Marsala and it tasted like a honey chicken dish from a Chinese restaurant. All of the servers welcomed us as we came in the restaurant and they are overly friendly, but not worth paying for the mediocre frozen dinner tasting Italian food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • davie14
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our table was ready when we arrived. All of my dining request for seating were fulfilled.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    Goodfun
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is good and portions are just right for large parties. Food servers are attentive and lots of fun !! Eating in the kitchen is a hoot !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    Laura
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everything was perfect food service wine we always bring friends from out of town
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 316 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Davie reviews archive.
  • Kindapicky
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a retirement luncheon for someone from work here and had a great time. It was very quiet---we were seated at a table for eight and had a practically private room. The hostess and waitresses helped us with our choices for food. It was delicious and we were not rushed but stayed to talk a long time after we finished the salad with apples and gorgonzola, eggplant parm, lemon chicken, and baked "ziti" made with whole grain penne. Price was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • grad celebration
    celebration
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was the choice my two grandsons had when I told them I wanted a celebration dinner for their graduation. Our group included their mom and step dad, two baby sisters ages 3 and 11 months. We didn't have to wait and the little ones behaved very well with the 11 month old making it almost to the end in her high chair. I was appreciative that I could reserve on line and that you take reservations for groups. We over-ordered, especially with the salad, but that was our fault. I love, love, love your plain warm bread and butter. I actually liked it better than the garlic bread and that is very unusual for me because I am a garlic bread addict! It was overall a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cayuga
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Although they added small dishes some time ago, they still do not offer small enough plates for two people to have some choice and to enjoy a meal. All dishes are big enough for at least two very hungry people or for three persons. The wine that comes in carafes is also too large for two people. We felt overwhelmed with all of the food and wine. Also, they give you some plain bread but offer garlic bread for a high price. That should either be a nominal fee or be included. The food was good and if it were in normal portions at normal prices, couples could enjoy themselves here. As it is, we will not return unless we come with a third person or another couple, and then we would have to order very carefully.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mom
    Garcia
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Love Bucca, glad to see it on Open Table and great to have been able to visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!!!
    Jimmy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Davie Buca di Beppo was great. We had a wonderful meal and the service was awesome. He had a few suggetions for us and we went with it. Glad we did as the meal was great. We have had a few bad times at another location, but the Davie made us want to return to this particular restaurant again and again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Enjoyed the tour through the kitchen. You know you're eating in a clean place. Great food and liked the decor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2Celebrate
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Atmosphere, food were good, Service could have been better....we were having a birthday celebration with 11 people and there was one waitress. She brought the drinks & set them on the front of table...did not even call out so we knew what was what. The the drinks got confused & we ended up having to ask for 1, then she added it again to the bill. There should have been 2 servers for such a large group. Never asked to help with serving cake, & minor issues. Atmosphere excellent, main complaint was service... maybe she just needed help. Also wasn't friendly...never smiled, never wished Happy Birthday or asked if we needed drink refills. It was a memorable birthday celebration , just wish the service and friendliness were better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, dessert not so good
    Firegarcia
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very pleasant. The food was good until we ordered dessert. We ordered the Mt. Vesuvius. The cake tasted like it was old. It was not moist what so ever. Unfortunately, this ended our evening with a bad taste in our mouth "no pun intended."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • horrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Dont make a reservation because u will have to wait anyway, then when you are seated you will wait another 15 min before your waitstaff comes to see you. The food was ok but our appetizer came out after our dinner did. Dont go there to celebrate anything because it will be ruined.
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    • Noise LevelModerate