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

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 3176322822x
  • 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: 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: 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.
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Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (65)kid-friendly (35)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (8)romantic (8)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Always Good.
    4ColtsFansVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything was good but there was some Eagles fans sitting in our dining room that were drunk and obnoxious. Not the fault of the restaurant. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food !!
    Yummyoh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service was wonderful! It was a tad loud, however, it was a fun atmosphere! Definitely would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family dining
    corethorn
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    great place to take the entire family. only restaurant that can handle taking a large group people and the staff not fall apart on the service and the wait time even when ordering a large amount of food at one time. also like the fact that the restaurant does not force a gratuity on your bill they let you pay the server for the experience and service they provide the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typically good, but poor experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They were not busy, and it was a big Notre Dame Shamrock Series weekend in Indy along with Colts had a home game so preparations should have been made for the big weekend. Unfortunately, they were out of several items including signature wine and drink selections specific to Buca. After items were unavailable, our waitress avoided our table for the remainder of the evening, and not due to expressed displeasure as we provided a lot of grace to her because of the cards that she was dealt due to poor planning by the restaurant. I brought a couple for their first experience, which will be a lasting for them-not positively. We will try again though as usually we have a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise Level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my second visit with the first visit in the pope room with a large group. I do realize that there was quite a few exciting and drunk football fans for the Notre Dame/Purdue game so I am not blaming Buca totally. My family does not get out much because of finances but this was a special occasion because my daughter was in from Denver at a conference and we drove down from Fort Wayne. Let me say that I could not get out of there fast enough because of the rude and loud patrons. I am not sure how much control you even have but it was a horrible evening for me to spend $170.00 and don't even want to return. The food was very good. My experience sucked. Sorry just being honest. Frank Rotundo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pioneer64
    pioneer64
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is a fabulous place to dine with our friends. They had never eaten there. All of us had a very enjoyable time. The food was delicious and plentiful! Great staff made for a special experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Literally the best.
    IllBeBack
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Seriously the best Italian food I've had in a long long time. I used to eat at Olive Garden a lot, but I think Buca just stole their business for good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pope Room Wait
    ssackett
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were very pleased with the food and our server at Buca Di Beppo. However, we had reserved the Pope Room for 12 at 8:00. We arrived promptly at 8:00, but were told that a group was still sitting at our table and we would have to wait. So for half an hour, our party of 12 ladies in taffeta gowns had to sit at a small table in the kitchen, which was stifling hot, waiting for out table. Once the manager got involved, we did get a complimentary appetizer, which was appreciated, but the hostess was not very polite, nor accommodating, and just assumed that we should know that people were sitting at our table and we should wait. If large groups use the Pope Room, it would be appreciated if ample time were allotted between guests.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner!
    mantea
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our experience at Buca di Beppo was outstanding! The quality of food, energy, cleanliness, attitude, and attention of the staff was great. This was definitely a great pick for my wife and I to celebrate our first year anniversary. Romantic as well! Thank You!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad service when busy - again
    gaya2081
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    So this is the second time I have received bad service when they were very busy. This time we were seated and the waiter came by to take our drink order. We were ready to order our food and did so - including an appetizer. Someone brought by our drinks and then we waited and waited. Finally, our food came out....all of it. The main course was hot, but the appetizer was not hot, just warm. Shortly thereafter a manager stopped by and asked how we were doing (note at this time it had been since we ordered our food that we had seen our waitress). The manager took away the appetizer and promised to take it off our bill. Maybe 10 minutes later our waitress dropped off 2 new drinks, we requested the box and the bill and we eventually got both.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gen Con 2014
    Madcity
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First year where I have gone to Buca and this place was filled with more than usual. In the past had a crowd start coming in as I was leaving. Good food as always. One small mistake is that our garlic cheese bread was taken to another table. Did get a one but felt odd since entrees came out in good time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boisterous, fun and delish!
    CampingFan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Knew reservations would be helpful on a Friday with convention in town. Arrived a bit early, and we were seated on time. Food was tasty, menu was varied and dinner arrived at appropriate times - no rushing due to crowded, busy restaurant. Love that all leftovers are boxed automatically. Server was attentive, despite our small table for two being set back in a corner behind a table with extra chairs drawn up to it to allow for additional folks. He had to squeeze to get through each time, but still checked in enough.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food and service!
    TheGameCrafter
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every year we're in town for Gen Con and we always seem to go back to Buca! We enjoy the food and service. There are plenty of big tables for groups and it's very enjoyable. The food is family style so be careful you don't order too much. We always seem to order too much food though! Definitely worth a visit while in Indy! (Also be sure to visit St Elmo Steakhouse!!) Use opentable to book your reservations... makes it much easier!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REMINDS ME OF GRANDMA
    DOUGIEZVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Being 100% Italian Bucca seems to be the closest I have found to eating at Grandma's when I was growing up. The size of the portions, the friendly staff and the decor bring back GREAT memories. GREAT!!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place But
    DJ69discjockey
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love the place. The seat was wet I had to ask the server to wipe it down again after I had sat down on the wet bench. The guys that clean the tables where very repectful and work there @zz off. They should get bigger tips from the waiters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Group
    Fred
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I went to Buca di Beppo as a member os a small group of 8 people who had all met in Indianapolis for a conference. None of us had eaten here before. We were all impressed with the restaurant, from the atmosphere to the service and then the great food. We ordered a couple of antipasti and then three small entrees, and the amount of food was perfect. We topped everything off with a limoncello and had a very reasonable bill. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly Disappointed - Not returning
    UsedtoEnjoyBucca
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Made reservation on Open table at 6:00 pm for 8:00 pm. Arrived at 7:55 and was seated within 5 minutes. I was impressed since we had a party of ten. Server took drink order, one guest was in rest room and did not order. Drinks came a little slow but not too bad. The one guest who had to order drink when he brought our drinks waited FOREVER for hers. Server was asked no less then three times to bring the drink. Server took our food order fine and accurately. Room was super super loud. Was a room with 2-3 groups of large parties and was so loud that I had to yell across the table to hold a conversation. Then it took 2 HOURS TO GET OUR FOOD. Table next to us arrived after, got food, and left before we even were served. Left at 10:15
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    Sand1762
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nice place, everyone in our group was very comfortable. Overall great environment and kid friendly
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have yet to be disappointed by Buca. Ample portions, excellent food, and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Terrific service macaroni a little too al dente. Hearty portions
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    Educators
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our Delta Kappa Gamma women educators organization had a ten-year anniversary for our leadership/management group. I worked with Gina Beasley, sales manager, and she was wonderful ! We had a private back room for our group of 25. The noise level in that room was very quiet. I've heard that the noise level in the main part is pretty loud, but our room was fantastic. Food was excellent and the wait staff most congenial and efficient. Corey and Kayla took great care of us !
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order your dessert early
    jrh3
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    If you want tiramisu, order it early. Very popular and sells out fast. Depending on your dinning area, it can be rather loud. Overall a fun time and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian family style food
    Tenpinktoes
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Three of us shared 3 small entrees and we had plenty of food leftover! The de Beppo salad is terrific!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    dinerdude
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We had reservations in celebrating my Fiancée's birthday. We were seated & waited. The server was nice but we had to wait a long time for everything; drinks (soda & water w/ very little ice), to take our order, get our appetizers, get our food, refills, and our checks. We wanted the vegetable lasagna, but was told they had came out with a new menu & vegetable lasagna was omitted. We ordered the vegetable pizza instead(ok). The meat lasagna was ok & seemed a smaller portion (we ordered large) than the last time we were there. The shrimp diablo was ok, vey spicy, but not much sauce. The table next to us was very loud. Overall the service was poor, the food was ok & not as good as last time & the other customers in our section were very loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Geoinleb
    Geo8VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not sure why they put us in the bar when we had two minors with us. Service was slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun to go but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love going there because the food is so good and service is outstanding but it seems pricey.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and windows!
    Windows
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lousy
    THX11
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Too high priced for less than average food...service was horrible
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent for picky crowd!
    Dextermom
    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!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing b-day visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian
    DanDunk
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After the Theatre
    Worthmythyme
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    chls
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Friendly Staff,Interesting Decor generous portions. Layout Is A Little Confusing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater Night
    Laura
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing food and service!
    Luv2travel
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Fun!
    FamilyDiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not first choice again
    willnotreturn
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OldBobVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    family style large quantities; the apple salad is my favorite
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Fun
    JoHan
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good stuff
    Gingersnap
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.