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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The Indianapolis Buca di Beppo has windows! Ask for any of the dining rooms that look out on the street scene or the outdoor seating. Christina was a great personality and made the meal enjoyable. Four people were well filled with two small entrees with a small salad is all you need. Lots of good quality food. Only issue is the salad was delivered after the entrees. It worked but would have been better with a standard delivery. Reasonable price for four with a bottle of wine at $115 including tip."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "There was a group of 10 people in our party and every one of our entree dishes was saturated with pepper flakes. The only thing that was not was a pizza. Mind you, everyone with us that day likes spicy food, but it was if they dumped a jar of red pepper flakes in each dish. Extremely too spicy. The wait staff told us that most of their food was on the spicy side. Spicy is one thing, a five alarm fire is another."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Too high priced for less than average food...service was horrible"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We went with 4 picky adults and some picky kids. The food was excellent and a crowd pleaser! Te waitstaff was super friendly and made the meal memorable. A magician came to te table to entertain the kids and he was great! I highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were celebrating my wife's birthday and I asked the waiter to bring a surprise brownie sundae right after plates cleared and it did not happened. We waited so long, I had to forgo the surprise because people we getting ready to leave. I had to track down the waiter and we still had to wait another 15 minutes or so, very disappointing! I also thought the large calamari app. was small and a rip- off. The baked ziti was just a pile of noodle with a little sauce and 2 globs of cheese on top, tasteless. The eggplant parm was very good. I can't speak for the others food because I did not try it. We've gone to other Bucco before and liked it, but the one in Indy.......not good."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Lets start with the pepperoni pizza, the pepperonis were huge, the cheese was excellent, the sauce was great, and crust was good also, we tried spaghetti and meatballs...they were 1/2 pound, sauce was great, and and overall excellent dinner experience. I do recommend! Please give this a try, service and staff was very friendly!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ate at Buca di Beppo with 14 family members and enjoyed the good food, fun atmosphere, and friendly service! Never once were we out of drinks, food or laughs!! I recommend this highly!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Friendly Staff,Interesting Decor generous portions. Layout Is A Little Confusing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We gathered a group of 7 for dinner before the show and Buca accomodated our group size, food options and timing. A great solution to the problem of assembling a group before the show."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " we went to bucca to celebrate my daughters graduation as a family. Due to cold food and slow service we could not all eat at same time and became ruushed to finish."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our food was terrible, we didn't get one of our dishes until we were almost done! Our server took 20 minutes, yes 20 minutes to bring our card back. Made us very nervous! Would not recommend! Go to Greenwoid Buca!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "family style large quantities; the apple salad is my favorite"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had a great time, however there seemed to be an absurd number of bachelorette parties there, so the noise level was higher than we expected. Regardless, we will return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went as a family for a family meal. Once we ordered we were ignored. We asked for their house bread which the waiter agreed twice to bring was never received. The salad tasted like prepackaged salad greens were 3-4 days past their expiration date. The pasta was OK at best. When I requested the check I ended up waiting at least another 15 minutes to get it. I would not waste my time with Buca. There are better places in Indy to get a good family meal."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent, as it was the last time I was there. It came out in no more than 10 minutes. The only issue was that the bartender was our server so once he got busy (we could see the bar from our table) we were not able to get any more service from him due to his other duties. Overall, excellent!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "With 4 kids under 6, we did not feel unwelcome for a big family meal. The 6 year old was a bit disappointed there was no free dessert for his birthday, but he liked the singing."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My family is well acquainted with Buca as we have been going here 2-4x a month for years. That changed about a year ago when we noticed the food quality going downhill. We decided to give Buca another chance. We made a reservation specifically to indicate that it was a special occasion. We also made a lunch reservation at noon specifically for the lunch menu, but we were not given a lunch menu. The food was horribly burnt (both entrees and app). Everything was bland. No bread was brought out. The first two drinks my husband ordered were denied because they lacked ingredients. They seated a party of EIGHTEEN on both sides of us in the bar area and loudly proclaimed they could have our table when we moved. Our food had not been brought out!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were two couples who had a variety of tastes, so ordered small portions of several dishes. Luckily, one of the couples was local and will have extras for a couple of days. The food is great, the variety is great, the wine list is adequate and there are other both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. As you can tell, the portions are large. We forgot that and ordered three different desserts, finishing two and a quarter of them. again, the quality was wonderful, the portions large. This is a great place to take a group, they actually have a few rooms set-apart with large tables to fit the whole group "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We go to this Buca every year after the 500 Festival Parade. It seems like the last couple of years they have been totally unprepared. Not enough servers or staff, we had our reservations and we still waited 20 minutes to be seated, while waiting many of the other groups just left. The host seemed either lost or just didn't care, everyone worse in the place was scrambling to keep up. You would think that with 100,000 people a block away watching a parade that you know ends at 1:30, it wouldn't be too hard to figure out when to staff the restaurant. I will still go to Buca, just not this location at this time."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "THe hostess, the one with the weird pinkish hair was very unfriendly, arrogant and did not put our party of 8 at a suitable table. She almost forced us to leave she was so bad. Screaming kids everywhere and too small a table for 8 so we couldn't enjoy the meal. Will not go back there!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "a colleague and i enjoyed the dinner and atmosphere before attending a theater performance. the food was excellent and plentiful (i had leftovers!) i am pleased to share our experience with others at work."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I have been to Buca di Beppo's three times. The first two were great experiences with food, fun, and friends. This trip was a disappointment in that we had reservations for 10 and they space they put us in was not a good one for 10 people - not enough "elbow room." Our reservations were made two weeks in advance and we were there 15 minutes before our reservation. Perhaps we can request a certain area next time. Service was great, though! Food awesome! We will go again. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great first impression. Everything about the restaurant was welcoming. The food was amazing. I will definitely be dining there again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Anthony was a very attentive, friendly, and pleasant server who was juggling several other tables besides our large group. The only issue with our lunch was the time it took to receive our main course, which was roughly an hour."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My extended family and I came to celebrate 2 very special occasions and we were very disappointed at both the food and the ambiance of the restaurant. It was very hot in the restaurant which made it very hard to eat since our appetite was decreased and the food was just not very good. The meatballs were dry, the chicken in the canalloni was tough and the sauce was tasteless. You'd think with a reputation like Bucca has that they would make sure everything was top notch. I think it will be a very long time before we come back especially with all the choices that Indianapolis has to offer."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were quite uncomfortable due to the fact that air was out... We were dressed up for Mother's Day... Everyone was really miserable. Not sure it was a good idea to remain open under those conditions"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Host was very disorganized and after letting him know that my part of nine was early and waiting out side he didn't put us in as early arrivals. I know this because 20 minutes later I walked back in and asked if anyone was going to let the people outside know when they have been called. know a new female hostess was up there and could find where we had been checked in so she did put us in at that point after wait 20 minutes outside. The male was so incompetent it is funny and a fitting example of the dinning experience over all!!! The AC had been out for days and even though you had my cell # and email no one thought to let us know this, I'm glad our Great Grandfather didn't come because he would had an extremely hard time with the heat"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was understandably busy, being Mother's Day downtown. So it made sense that the food took forever to come out, they were out of iced tea and bread, and the server frequently disappeared. The part that really disappointed me was that once the food finally arrived, it was bland and tasteless, with barely any sauce on the three pasta dishes we ordered. I have dined with Buca before and loved the food, so I'm guessing they just weren't prepared for the busy day. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was too crowded and the layout is just confusing. Members of my party are claustrophobic so it was not a pleasant experience for them because they were so close to the next table. It also seemed as if the air conditioner was not working because it was very hot and stuffy "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had the Pope table for my son's graduation party. All 15 guests could see each other and interact. The round table was perfect. The manager, servers, hostess and bartenders were outstanding. Everyone in our party had a great time. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We chose Buca for a graduation celebration on Saturday night. Buca was so uncomfortably hot, it definitely squashed our appetites. Who wants to eat heavy Italian food in 80+ degree temperatures? All the wait staff was aware of the situation and apologized but there was nothing they could do as apparently the AC was "not working optimally." $144 for two meatless bowls of noodles, one bowl of lettuce, and one bowl of garlic bread with tomatoes--a meal that could have been easily prepared at home for well under $20--definitely a poor value for the dollars spent. There was a toddler who repeatedly screamed ear piercingly, everyone in our dining area startled each time it occurred, & management didn't ask the family to please calm their child."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed sharing this new experience with family. A few thought it pricey but later changed their opinions due to quality and quantity of the meals! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had reservations on Friday night of mini marathon race weekend. We were told that even with reservations we would not be seated for another 45 min. We were fortunate to find seats at the bar and were treated well by the bar staff. Food and drinks were good. Besides never getting a table, overall we had a great experience."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I took my daugter there for a surprise 16th birthday party and it was a disaster. They didn't have our table ready until 30 minutes after our reservation time which completely blew the surprise. We then waited and hour and a half for our food. We would have left but they had my cake which we couldn't even eat because it was so late. The help was leaving before we got our food. Terrible."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "815 reservations got us in on time but didnt see main meal until past 10 pm. There was only apology after apology from the waitress but no sign of a manager to help her out or urgency to serve us. Very disappointing had to wait so long for the food. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had to wait way too long for our food to arrive, and I overhead other tables complaining about this as well. The restaurant was extremely busy due to prom groups, but this restaurant is used to large groups and should be better prepared. Also, while the food is good, I think you can get similar or even better quality Italian food for a better value at other local restaurants in the area. Overall, it's a decent and fun place, but it wouldn't be my first choice for Italian food."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went for my daughter's 14th birthday party with 8 of her friends. Eric, our waiter, took great care of us. The food was great and the atmosphere was fun. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The service was great and food was delicious! The staff did a great job managing the Mini-marathon volume of work."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Must make a reservation to get in; glad we had one. But with 2 young children, it was a very draining experience. Very good food but incredibly packed and crazy busy. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We went to carb load prior to the Mini Marathon the next day. Buca never disappoints! We were stuffed and walked back to our hotel to sleep until early the next morning. Thanks again for a great meal, dessert, and atmosphere we've come to expect!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014