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Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: indianapolis@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (317) 632-2822
  • 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: Daniel Guba
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: Washington Street and Market
  • Public Transit: IndyGo Bus Service - Market & Ohio Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking available. Paid public parking in nearby parking structures.

    Skywalk available from local area hotels, the convention center and Lucas Oil Stadium.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service was great. Con was we had reservation and still waited an hour in the bar which we turned into fun times."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We have gone to this location quite a few times over the years for FDIC. We were very disappointing this past visit. We made reservations two weeks ahead yet waited about 45 minutes to get our table. The waiter was friendly and accommodating but forgot several drink orders. We were prepared ahead for our order so we knew what we wanted, though we never received our appetizers. The food took at least another hour and seemed to lack sauce therefore it was dry. We may not add this to our list next year... I would still recommend the experience to those visiting but we were very disappointed."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We always go to Bucca one night when in Indy. We travel in a large group and this place fits the bill for a good and inexpensive meal. This year was a large departure from our normal experience. Our party of 16 was seated at a table for 12, we had to push back hard to take the next table. Our server was totally overwhelmed, long wait for drinks, entrees that were ordered never showed up, then appeared on the bill after we asked to have them removed. The kitchen was out of certain items, which I but, not when the city's 2nd largest convention is in town. If the food was not so good, I would be more disappointed. It is not as if we will not go back, we were just disappointed that a place that is known for handling large groups blew it."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I made reservations for 7:15pm but my party was not seated until after 8pm. We had to stand and wait in the noisy kitchen! It was fun for the first 5 minutes but after standing (shifting to move out of the way for those who could be seated) it got really old."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent dinner choice while visiting Indy for the firefighter's conference. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I have never suffered through such a horrible meal. Our table was seated promptly. We were not given menus and the waitress did not come by the table for 20 minutes. She took our drink orders and disappeared for 15 minutes to return with only water for the table. We placed our order between 7:50 and 8:00 PM -- the first plates arrived at 8:35 but only 9 of the orders came - and one of them was wrong. The three orders that had not arrived finally arrived at 9:20 with the refire of a pizza coming at 9:30. I will never eat at this establishment again. Horrid service and the food was bland and tasteless when it arrived barely lukewarm."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was the first time they were out of the Veal Parmigiana. It is my favorite dish and I had to settle for Chicken Carbonara, nowhere near as good. We also ordered the Calamari and it was the first time I have ever had it and it was rubbery."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our family loves Buca. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The food, as always, was tasty and hot."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I went with a group of girls from my office. The place is family style Dining, so it surprised me that they had such a hard time splitting checks. Most Of us had wine. We asked then to give each person their own drink bill and split the food part 7 equal ways. We ended up having to pay twice because they couldn't give each of us one check. They each have us our own drink bill and then a separate one for the food. It was annoying. Everything else was great!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This place is great for taking your family to dinner. I would recommend going to OpenTable and getting a reservation though. Walk-in can happen but downtown in the evening is busy. I made my reservation at 6:00pm online and was able to get my family seated at 7:30pm. Getting seated was quick and easy. The staff here is fun and work well together. Rico our server was wonderful with our kids and checked on us often."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I brought my boyfriend for his 21st birthday and the service was excellent, our server Carl was wonderful and they sang for his birthday. The food was pretty good, however there was a large group that came in and made it extremely loud and we couldn't hear each other talk. But the place was very fun. We had a great time."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My brothers and I went to Buca before the Pacers game on Monday and had a great experience. Our server (I think his name was Bryan) was fantastic-- he made sure we always had what we wanted and was helpful in making food selections. Would definitely go again for any kind of special occasion."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, especially the di Beppo salad and desserts. Be forewarned - desserts can serve 3-4 people. We definitely over-bought. The noise level was very loud, but it was a Saturday night. Even though he was covering several large tables, our server did a great job. Prices are higher than our norm, but not bad for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was delightful and did a great job. Food was tasty, hot and abundant. Fun family style dining and very helpful wait staff. Always enjoy meals here."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We got seated immediately. Server was top notch. Food was excellent!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to find a warm eclectic inviting restaurant to eat at after a long day on our feet. The service was very friendly and helpful. The food was the best Italian any of us had ever had. We hope to return again in the near future."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food portions are enormous so come very hungry or with as large a group as possible! ! Very nice to walk through the kitchen area to see the food being prepared first hand. The wall "art" tells the immense story of Italian culture."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We reserve the Pope Room each year. It is a private and fun atmosphere for a large group (12-15) people. The round table allows for everyone to see each other and to share in the same conversation. The Bucca staff was attentive and fun as always."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I go to Bucca as it is close to my office at least 3 to 4 times a month. Soups, Pasta etc are wonderful. They have a bit of turn over but there a few of the team members that have been there for years. They know me and I know them. They have built a loyal client in me. I miss the lunch coupons that drove me to the place more often. Since they do not come out as often as they use to they don't see me or my lunch buddies as often. It is a nice American Itailian resturant."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "we were there to celebrate our anniversary, just the two of us. they placed us in a room with 3 other BIG parties so our waiter was more attentive to the bigger group. we started a few years ago coming to Bucca to celebrate but after this year we will be finding another restaurant to go to. it was so loud we could not even have a conversation because we couldn't hear eachother speak."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a great time dining here. Fast service and the food was excellent. Would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wonderful students, my wife and I were so pleased with our dining experience. The waiter, Christine, provided service fit for royalty. She ensured our party of eight was completely comfortable with our seating arrangement--in fact, she sensed hesitation, made some suggestions and offered an alternative which better met our needs. Dining with a group of teenagers whose experiencing their first dining at Buca's was made easy thanks to Christina explaining the menu options that best fit our needs. I am looking forward to my next great dining experience at Buca di Beppo."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I had a reservation at 7:30pm. We were seated at our table 15 minutes after my reservation. Waited forever for our first round of drinks. Our food took forever to get to our table and my pizza that I ordered never arrived. The manager did come over and apologize but it was to late. The waitress said she was sorry and what really got me was she blamed everyone and everything else on the poor service. I love the food but won't go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We always enjoy buca's great atmosphere excellent food great service love going there thanks."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food, good place, great night. Would go back in a second."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I, and another couple visited on Valentine's Day 2014. The restaurant was quite busy. I had made reservations so we got right in and seated. Our server was wonderful, answered all of our questions and really worked hard to make sure everything was perfect. Evidently the restaurant was having some trouble with their computer system (according to the server) but we didn't notice any delay in service. The food was wonderful as always, and the service was over the top. Thanks for a very memorable Valentine's Day meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you like lots of good food served rather quickly, then Buca is for you! Family style meals means large portions of the things you like the most"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been several times and are always pleased. A large entree will serve 2-3 people. Order different thing for the whole table and share. Meatballs are at least the size of a billard ball. I love the lemon chicken!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Celebrated Valentines with our friends. The food was delicious and arrived at our table very quickly. Our waitress was wonderful and extremely friendly. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was great until time to pay our bill. I had a coupon for $ 10.00 off & when Arielle came back w/ our checks, my coupon had been split. She acted like the computer could not correct it. Unfortunately, upon closer examination of the receipts, the bills were ran under my friends credit card twice, rather than half of the check applied to my credit card & half of the check to his credit card. Further confusion for Arielle & again it seemed like a BIG deal to void it out & bring corrected bills. Our families had four children between us & we had already been at restaurant over 2 hs & didn't want to wait any longer, so I ended up giving cash to my friend. With today's technology staff should be better able to correct their errors!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had 15 people in our group and we loved every minute of our experience at Bucca. We were quickly seated and greeted by our waiter who did a FABULOUS job! Our food came quickly and warm. They were so delicious, not to mention the deserts. We all left happy and full and would recommend it anyone who loves Italian food and Italian charm."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Our food wasn't bad; the pasta was served cold but the rest of the food was fine. But the server was clueless--we ordered pinot noir and she brought some kind of white sparkling wine and blamed the bartender when clearly she had no idea that pinot is a red wine. She never refilled our water glasses even though we'd had all this garlicky food--it was very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went for a birthday lunch and made reservations ahead of time. Our out of town guests were so impressed with the place! The service was excellent!! Our waiter was fabulous, friendly and helpful! Good was delicious."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Seriously, there were some ridiculous things happening at the bar which made it very hard to hear and carry on conversation. Also, someone yelled at our waiter and he seemed very upset about it. Also, they possibly brought us food from someone else's order (because they tried to bring food out to us twice). However, since I only go every few years at most, I'll probably go again. In general, the enjoyment outweighs a bachelorette party at the bar..."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dinner while in downtown Indianapolis. Great service and personal touch. I have been to Buca's around the country and truly enjoy my meal selection every time. After finding that one item was slightly different than in the past (carmelized onions were not listed on the Pizza Bianca any longer), the waiter advised that he would easily have them added. Mmmm-good."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a fun time celebrating a friend's birthday and I highly recommend the food! There isn't a bad choice on the menu. The food is perfect for the "Foodie" to take then non-Foodie friends."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Invited a group for a surprise b'day party. They were able to get us all together and plenty of room for elbows. Everything went very well and without a hitch. They even offered to make a cake (at cost) for the birthday recipient. I would definately recommend for couples and or families. By the way, food was very good!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "the food was very good and plenty. my husband thought it was very romantic for new years."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had my birthday party there with a group of 20. We all had a great time, the staff was helpful, and the food was great. I only wish they would have had a table that fit such a large group but, we did have two large tables side by side. So we could talk with the other table if we wanted to."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were in Indianapolis for a work conference and decided to make reservations for 18 at Buca. I had never been before but had heard great things. Not only was the food excellent but our waiter (Eric Head) was outstanding. He was able to handle our large energetic group with a smile. Normally at restaurants with a group our size something gets messed up or there are multiple waiters. He handled us on his own, had drinks brought out prompty, and us all in out and fed in a little over an hour!!!!! It was such a smooth and pleasant dinner with outstanding apps, entrees and desert. I will definitely be recommending Buca to others."
    Dined on 1/11/2014