Buca di Beppo - Florence
Buca di Beppo - Florence

Buca di Beppo - Florence

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 8592828451x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • 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, Happy Hour, 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: Florence Mall
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Buca di Beppo - Florence
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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Florence reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (26)special occasion (21)kid-friendly (14)romantic (8)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Amazing
    awesomeness
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The servers are always enthusiasts. They take care of your every need and the food is delicious. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    special
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    had two relatives in from out of town. There were 5 of us in the group and everyone enjoyed the food and good service which is unusual for our group. There was a wide range of ages and tastes in our group as well. The waiter did an excellent job. I had the chicken parm which was very good. I really like their marinara sauce. Others had shrimp with linguini and lasagna.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plentiful
    Fatty2by4
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Buca was a fun spot for our group of 10! The portions were so plentiful that everyone walked out with a "go box"! The eggplant Parmesan was the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate!
    4Girls2Many
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We celebrated my twins' 13 birthday. From the moment we entered it was all about their special day. From the personalized cards to the happy birthday song, it was a great time. The food was excellent. The dessert was huge. Our server was very good and helped us get out in time to make our movie. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    BriarHopper
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our experience at Buca di Beppo was great. This was the first time there for both of us. Server was very helpful and courteous. The paisan came out and asked us how our meal was and if the Sangria was good also. Food was great, service was great, but it is a little on the noisy side. Be prepared for loud talking amongst patrons. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a great time! The only downfall is that it took a very long time to get drinks from the bar. However, our server was knowledgeable about the menu and all in all we had a fun night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Buca has a very unique and appealing atmosphere. It is very relaxing. The food is excellent and portion are fine. They have a very nice wine list and a wide variety of menu selections to fit most people. It would be nice if some of the sides could be purchased for one person. I am the only salad person in my family and I hate to pay $12.99 for a salad for just me. It is great for families and larger groups because of the family size portion options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I've been to Buca many times and usually enjoy eating there. This time, however, wasn't the greatest. Our server was moving in absolute reverse even though the restaurant wasn't busy at all. When our food came it barely had any sauce on it. We never got a chance to tell the server because if we would've waited for her to check on us the food would've been cold. I can't say that this was one of their best nights for neither the wait staff or the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent & Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Buca di Beppo is consistent, - all over the US. The service is friendly and attentive. The portions, clearly family style. We enjoyed the spaghetti & meatballs -yummy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LLG
    Gilmore5
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was amazing. Everyone but our server was right on top of things. Our server did forget many things and we had to remind him.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Wonderful food, but when I think about the need to share it is extremely overpriced. Probably by double the charge of what it should be. Then all the other tricks like throwing in souvenir glasses we pay more than what we want. Will not go back again. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner with friends
    Riss
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is a great place for dinner. The servers and hostesses were very friendly and the food was delicious. We had more than enough food for three adults and one child and we simply got one small entree, one side, and an order of garlic bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to Buca di Beppo in Florence with a large group to celebrate a graduation and a birthday. The food was excellent as was the service. All the staff were very friendly! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Wedding Reception
    June1st2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    When planning our wedding and reception we wanted an intimate, cozy event included only our children and their spouses. My husband's father came over from Italy as a small child and we wanted to include some heritage in the event and Buca di Beppo was our first choice. The wait staff and management team helped to make our day stress free and enjoyable. Not only did they accommodate us arriving about an hour early, but approved the drop off of our wedding cake earlier in the day. The management staff understood the importance of our reservation, service was prompt and the food delicious! Thank you again for taking care of our reservation from the initial on line reservation request, the calls from Emily to clarify details to fulfillment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pickyt
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was really good, and atmosphere was perfect for the group. Our only problem our drinks were a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Atetoomuch
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We went for my wife's birthday. The food was good and the staff was great. Really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 173 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Florence reviews archive.
  • Staggs Mother's day Dinner at Buca
    Mothersdayatbucca1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I must say that the dinning experience at Bucca in Florence was most excellent! The food is always great. My family has dined many times at Bucca and has never been disappointed. On Mother's day I had reservations for two with my wife. Of all the great restaurants in the area she picked Bucca for her special day. At the last minute my daughter and two of our grandchildren wanted to join. As expected the restaurant was booked solid, however the general manager worked diligently with me to get the three additional great seated at our table. It was most appreciated and his good will effort will keep me coming back for sure. The cheese cake is the the best I've ever had.Bucca in Florence KY is unsurpassed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    Sadira
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family went to the restaurant for Mothers Day. The food was outstanding even so we had a pesky gnat flying around. The wait staff was excellent and very helpful. The portions were huge and presented in a pleasant manner. Needless to say we had to box up leftovers which is perfectly fine with me,I love leftover italian food. I would highly recommend this place for special dinings seeings that the portions are so big and the prices slightly high because of the family style dining. But it was worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise for Mothers Day
    Newfavorite
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My son, wife, and myself have not been to Buca for a few years. It was a nice late lunch surprise for my wife on mothers day. The service was excellent and I cant say enough about the food. I made my reservations a week prior and there was no issues with it. Overall GREAT dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    aandmegansays
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is place is a bit expensive, but if you go with family and friends and share even a small portions between each other; you will have plenty of food! The larges are huge!! I would suggest picking out a few small dishes and spilting it between everyone to save on money! Other than that, the food is awesome and so is the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ziti!
    YumyumQueen
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We came her the night before the flying pig to do our carb load up. It was delicious the baked ziti was out if this world, such amazing flavors!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went for Easter lunch with 15 others. Everything was great and we had no issues with service for such a large party.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family gathering
    Stully
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    first time visit with extended family. Food was good and overall experience was good--but we could have had a better explanation of how the family dining experience would work, since none of us had ever dined here before (proportions, salad-bread options etc). Also, we were sat at the table right next to the kitchen--so a lot of ice machine and soda dispensing noise.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opinion
    TheRiz
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Baked ziti needed more sauce it was kinda dry. The stuffed chicken was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bridal Party
    ShannluvsBran
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had a great time there. Staff was very friendly, Wine was delish, food was plentiful. After a day dress shopping for my wedding, we really enjoyed relaxing at your resteraunt
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    LoveItalian
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My first time at the Florence Location. Service was outstanding, food was great also. Will definitely be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the free coupon...
    Steve
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was not great. It was inconsistent throughout the serving dish. Dessert clearly came from a frozen package. You could make better at home. The best part of the dinner was the wine. The waitress never offered a second glass or water refills. The place was crazy noisy too.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • italian feel
    tricki
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    From previous experience, the restaurant rocks, but this particular experience was rated lower only because of the waitress. She forgot our bread at which was served by the busboy, and when asked for cheese my meal was eatin before it arrived. I assumed she was still fairly new, so no worries, I will return because of the delicious foood. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday
    Jenkeene
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We are a family of seven. Mom Dad and 5 kiddos ranging in age from 21 to 7. Dined Friday evening with four of them. Food was very good. Our youngest who is somewhat picky highly recommends the meatballs! We had a salad to share which was excellent and shared two entrees amongst us while two of our children enjoyed the spaghetti with meatball from the children's menu. All leftovers were boxed up and enjoyed at home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't Be Back
    lebinky
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The service was excellent. Felt very cramped where we were seated. Had the Chicken Cannelloni. Not much chicken lots of ricotta and mozzarella. Pretty bland. I thought the meal was very expensive. Could have a much better meal at half the cost at Olive Garden.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • im from ny and we moved to
    lvurfood
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    im from ny and we moved to nky about 6 years ago and glad we found some great italian food thank you STEPHEN GOLDSTEIN WALTON KY
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for small family
    Milano
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My two boys (age 20's) got the large portion of shells and ate them all. The sausage, cheese and spinach were ground up very fine. Shells fell apart once you cut into them, allowing all the filling to pour out. They said they were good though. The seafood pasta (clams, calamari), was good and came in a big bowl, but the sauce was very soupy. It fed four adults. The cheese bread was $7.99 and I couldn't see or taste the cheese. It came in a basket and didn't even look like a whole loaf of bread. Too expensive for what we received. We opted not to purchase the salad or a veggie. This would be better for a family with small children.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was wonderful.
    Bonvoyage
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Everything was wonderful. Our only suggestion - we had a party of 10 and they put two tables together and tried to put 6 people on one side with the booth seating. Most of our party was regular size adults and it would have been a tight squeeze. We did ask to add another table to our tables to allow for more comfortable seating. Our waitress immediately accommodated our request, however, we did over hear a couple of the other waitresses/bus boys saying that should not have happened - us adding an additional table. So that was a bit unprofessional. Otherwise - we love Bucca's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca Virgin
    jewelrymaker81
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This was my first visit to Buca and I LOVED IT!!! I can't wait to go back. The food was great, the waiter was awesome and the atmosphere was very interesting. My only complaint was the cake for the dessert was a bit dry, I just smothered it in ice cream and raspberry sauce, couldn't hardly tell then. We'll be back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the greatest
    LoveItalian
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We all really felt that they wanted to get us in and out as quickly as possible. The food was fine but the service was just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Times at Buca
    UK1Fan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service is always great, kids will love it. We have went with a group of people and everyone enjoyed it so much. Buca staff and managers make every experience special with a combination of friendly service, great food. My husband and I enjoy it so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    Robert
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Just had a great family dinner; sort of a combination Valentine's Day and Family Night. Serving sizes were large; meant for sharing. Overall value is good. Food is very good. The soup of the day was bean soup and it was fantastic. The family shared a rigatoni dish and had leftovers to take home. The entire staff was very friendly. I loved the themed background music. It set the mood for a nice Italian dinner. A very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Lunch
    tacklebox
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had reservations for a valentines day lunch. We were left by the cash register for 5 to 7 mins as the gal there told us she would be right back and we assumed she was going to look for a table for us. We didn't understand this as there weren't many patrons in the restaurant at this time. She finally came back and seated us. After several mins our drink order was taken. When the cashier came back for our order we asked if the lasagna was ready ( it was 15 mins before noon) and she said yes.After 10 mins she came back and said it wouldn't be ready for 15 more mins so we changed our order. See private note to restaurant for the rest of the story
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous group experience
    TRog
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We had a group of 10 celebrating three birthdays, and the service was impeccable. By the end of the night we felt as though we were part of the staff's family. They laughed and joked with us and made us feel welcome. Family-style food sent all of us home with leftovers. Great experience for our large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    Kromes
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We were sat quickly, server was wonderful, food was good and hot. Dessert was delish. We were there for two birthdays so we really appreciated the prompt and fun service. The manager even came by to check on us. Funny fella.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.