Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall
Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall

Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (407) 859-7844
  • 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: Holt Cappleman
  • 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, 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: OBT & Sand Lake Road
  • Public Transit: Lynx #37 Bus and Lynx #04 Bus - Florida Mall Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available in the Florida Mall parking lot. Buca di Beppo is situated between Macy's and Nordstrom.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall
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 - Florida Mall reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (50)special occasion (33)kid-friendly (22)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (17)romantic (6)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • amw4905
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was a first time visit and we enjoyed it alot. It was just myself and one other person so portions were huge. It would be a great place for a large group and especially for celebrations. We will go back. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    Willie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my Second time here and the food was good like usual. It's was a group of 6. I ordered 4 different servings of food at a LARGE selection. The server failed to advise me that it would've been way too much food and let me order in bulk. The small portions for 4 different meal selections would've been plenty. I took home half the food. So, with that said, order the small portions first then if you need more, order more. Their portions are very large. Other than that it was a great experience once again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ginalola
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Always enjoy Buca. Authentic Italian, good variety of choices, fun atmosphere and always great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Food and SUPER Fun!
    odetomyberries
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I love Buca di Beppo, it's such a fun place for a group of people to pig out on great Italian food. Our server was awesome, made great recommendations, and the time of night we went was perfect because it was super quiet. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great family meal
    Ziegs
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Grandson home from college for the weekend, 6 of us went to dinner. Food, portions & service were over-the-top! The booth seat, however, was miserably uncomfortable! Felt like I was sitting in a hole surrounded by boards. We'll be back, in fact I'm bring a party of 20 for the holidays, but at your prices the seating can be improved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LittleOne1
    LittleOne1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Second time in 2 weeks went there. Service was excellent. Food was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Service was good; however, we were seated next to a group and their noise level was more than everyone else in the restaurant. I would have preferred a quiter setting, but the group left about the time dinner came, so it all worked out. Loved the wall pictures!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LittleOne1
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was good, but service was not. The waitress was running all over. Did not have a good sense of which one to wait on next. Had asked for more sauce for my food, it was really dry. It wasn't delivered in about 15 min. So, I asked one of the managers, I think. Had a black shirt on with a phone. By the time I got it, my food was cold. So just took it home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We should have sent dessert back. Very dry. Rest of meal was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place to eat!
    Express98
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I was a bit skeptical at first because I don't really like Italian food but as soon as I tasted the bread they brought out all my worries melted away. The service was impeccable and the food was to die for! I had the spaghetti and meatballs and if they told me I was only allowed to that meal for the rest of my life I would be ok with that. In fact I would prefer it! Best restaurant in Orlando
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melhor comida das minhas férias
    FredHY
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Comida italiana de qualidade. Bem servido, e bem localizado no Florida Mall. O atendimento foi excelente.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian excellence
    GenegenieUK
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The ambience was good and the whole dining experience different to alternatives. From the walk through the kitchens to the final spoonful it was difficult to find fault. Service and waiter recommendations proved excellent. The food was hot and presentation attractive. My only complaint was there was too much food!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My daughter's birthday
    Edgarnegron
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The server was phenomenal our food was fantastic it was a beautiful birthday and looking forward to come back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here often
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food and the family style portions are a fun way to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not there best
    UnhappyGuest
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I have been to other Buca di Beppo and the food was so such better, the wait staff at tis location, well I am sorry I bothered to ask for napkins 3 times and then recieved them with a attitude. We got Lasagna and it was little warmer than room temp, when I asked if there was a way of heating it up the answer yes but it will take a while she has lots of tables to serve first. And she never came back to get it so we ate it, I asked for a box never got that I had to walk over to the kitchen myself and ask again. We will never vist this location again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food, great service, fun staff from the time you are greeted, unique place for large and small gatherings, did I mention the food is excellent & plentiful, you will not leave hungry!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A very good restaurant, with good food, good ambiance and great value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    llama
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice ambience, but the lasagna was not hot all the way through, and they didn't honor the request for no peppers on the salad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    MauroCampos
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our experience was excellent in every way. Food delicious. A small warning though. The large portions of pasta are absolutely huge!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Munchhauser
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was with some old classmates for a bit of a reunion. We started with the meatballs (of course) and then continued on to our dinners. I had the Lasagna which was absolutely out of this world. Thanks for serving up some great Italian dishes!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We chose Buca do Beppo to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just great
    Diznutz129
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We brought a group of neighbors for dinner. Great time and dinner was to die for. Our server was so nice and friendly as was the manager. We just had a great time. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do you Buca?
    Erni63
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My friend and I have been going to Buca de Beppo for more than 10 years, so we've seen the restaurant change - both good and bad. We can still get a small spaghetti with cheese baked on top, but you have to pay extra for that. That's not great because they used to do this automatically. It's the only way plain marinara-topped spaghetti tastes good. The bread has also gone downhill. It used to be hot and fresh, but now it's usually served room temperature and it's nothing special. That's probably the phrase I'd use for Buca now versus when we first began to go. It used to be special and it's no longer that way. The managers are still really nice and helpful. I'd still like to see the nude pictures removed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Family Dining Destination
    Ziegs
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    "Buca" has been a favorite family dining destination for our family for several years. We all love Italian food, and Buca does it right. It's a little noisy with so many large groups and families celebrating in the festive atmosphere, but we 6 love it -- ages 14 -> 70.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Grad's celebration
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We arranged for a party of six to celebrate my daughter's graduation from UCF. We had reservations, arrived early and were seated right away. Promptly greeted by our server, soon had obligatory bread, water, a couple of carafes of their red Sangria (which everyone liked), and the celebration was underway. We ordered a mix of antipasto salad, bruschetta, and three entrees. All food was excellent, was served much more quickly than expected, and the server never got in the way of what mostly felt like a family celebration with plenty of great food and drink. We had plenty left over, ordered a couple of desserts that were also quickly devoured, and all in all had a great meal and time. Highly recommended for a celebration event.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    mommyhanson
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our group of 6 had apple gorgonzola salad (YUM!), lasagna, and manicotti. So good! Great service! Had a coupon otherwise a little pricey. I cant afford.to eat here often but its great for special occassions! Love the kitchen tour and family style dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    2Foodies
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Although this location was hard to find, we had a nice night. The food was good, ambiance was good, and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 469 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall reviews archive.
  • Buca never disappoint
    Mostafa
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We were a group of 16 (9 adults and 6 kids). The food arrived promptly, hot and as always delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, efficient and polite. A Most enjoyable dinner experience indeed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it
    JimGOrlFL
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Actually every time I have been there I have loved it. The food was excellent and plenty of it. We really liked the Tiramisu. The one extra special surprise was our wonderful server. Melanie was about as close to perfect as a server could get. It took us a day to work it off and then we started to think about when we will come back. Thanks
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    WebberwarriorVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Love the food and the service. The Pasta San Remo is the best and always share a plate of meatballs, they are huge and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • freddie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was excellent , friendly and competent waiter, Fast service, Plates were huge, price is good, nice decoratrion
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Walp
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food is great (quality AND quantity) Service was perfect
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Have eaten at Buca several times now. Have tried both family style and individual. Food with friends and special occasion. ALL the food was great! Appetizer on through, although have not yet had dessert. Guess I will have to return another time. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never coming back......
    twins2230
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Michelle was our server.She did help our party of 6 understand the small and large menu items.Thats where it ended!Another server brought our pasta(that was cold)we asked for our bread that she never brought us.He left our food sitting on the side ,went to get the bread and slammed it on the table,then gave us our food .Michelle came back 5 minutes later with our bread as if nothing was wrong.My husband told her that she forgot about us and she said "No I Didn't"...She had way too many tables!!!!Won't be back,worst service!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SERVICE
    mrlaughs
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The waitstaff seemed inexperienced and had a non interest in the Guest experience...there was confusion with the billing and waiter was getting frustrated when I asked for an explaination of the charges. Then had a bad attitude when presented with a discount coupon. What started out as a good experience turned into a negative one that was over $200.00....Great food service less than desireable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca is Excellent
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Buca serves outstanding food. The portions are huge and the prices are reasonable. We shall return when in the area. Keep up the excellent quality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ginalola
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My husbands birthday and we had visiting family. It was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carla
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Food outstanding, service terrific, and staff friendly, cant say enough good things.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Drove hour and half to celebrate a birthday party. From start to finish everything was absolutely fantastic. We sat in at the kitchen table and from the very beginning, we were treated extra special. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We sat at the kitchen table. It was a somewhat noisey but my husband and step daughter had never experienced the kitchen table and they enjoyed themselves. The food was excellent as always. Our server was very attentive so the overall experience was great. Thank you
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall