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Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall
Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall
  • Address:
    8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, #1304
    Orlando, FL 32809
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: floridamall@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: Italian, American, 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 & 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: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant is very well located in the mall. It's good for families because the plates are huge! We were in a party of 3 and we have 1 appetizer and 1 entree. The food was good but too spicy! So for those who don't like it hot svoid the calamari."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A lot of fun for the whole family. Food was good especially the meat dishes and service was quick. Didn't like the way they treated reservations. It's first come first served even with a reservation."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was amazing, the walls are fun to look at, and the staff is super duper friendly. Ashley is a great hostess and Patti was an amazing waitress! My fiance and I new favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "we had the 4 for 40 selection, and were suppose to get the large size portions, in which we did not...we were given the small garlic bread, salad, and main course....seeing that the main course didnt even feed 3 of us, I did ask the waiter if it was the large....he looked at the platter and said no it was the small.... and apologizes for the small portions....he did, have the additional entree encreased, but that was it....the food itself was bland,the garlic bread just tasted like stale toasted bread....the ceasr salad seems to just have oil and vinegar dressing on it, not impressed, the meat sauce....the sauce was bland, meat was unseasoned, and the sauce was waterythe desserst was awful . the tiramisu, was heavy, and bland,"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our server, Adam, was great! He joked along with the adults and kids at our table, was very attentive, and made eye contact each time he was addressed or in turn addressed someone at our table. He even aided us in embarassing our friend who had just returned home from a long business trip by having staff join in and sing "Happy Birthday" to him. Our meal was delicious. The establishment was clean, neat, and organized. The hostess gave us the kitchen tour and everyone in the kitchen greated us as we passed through. During our meal, the on duty manager checked in on our table. Even he joined in with our lively bunch who likes to joke around and have fun. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant many times - and to be honest it has gotten worse every trip. Today was out last visit. Service was HORRIBLE!! Food was too spicy even though we had asked for it NOT to be made spicy. Never got seconds on bread. (had 6 small pieces for the entire table) had to ask for water 4 times - 3 people - to finally get a refill with our check. SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE. FOOD WAS OK! Not sure what is going on with this restaurant.....actually asked who we thought was the manager - man in tie seating people for water and still did NOT get any. Sad - this use to be one of our favorite places to go. NOT one person came by our table to ask how anything was."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed the "4 for $40" deal greatly, then we ordered the big brownie sundae in the giant martini glass for our birthday girl - a group of servers brought a CANDELABRA and sang the special Buca birthday song - best birthday recognition ever! The noise level was due to our rowdy celebrating party, but the other diners in our area didn't seem to mind...at least I hope they didn't!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Spring break week at Disney, no dinner reservations= leave the park! We love the food and family style of Buca. The prices are a little high, especially when you order the small portion of the meats with the expectation it feed 2 or more with leftovers - it has 3 small pieces of veal - delicious, but misleading . The small portions of the pastas will however feed 3 or 4 easily. The place is fun with lots of crazy decor to look at and the desserts are around 15 dollars and are presented with serving spoons for you to eat with!!! I recommend only ordering a dessert if you plan on sharing since it is huge! Overall, a fun , decent chain"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Have been at bucca in Indy,in. And love it wherever I go. The food is terrific always and servers are always happy and friendly. The fl. Mall resturant was no exception. Keep up the good work. I'be back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My family has been to the Chicago restaurants many times and have enjoyed the food. Can't say so with this location. The salad had way too much dressing on it- we couldn't even finish it. The ravioli with meat sauce didn't taste good at all. The ravioli was overcooked."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We came to Buca di Beppo for a surprise birthday party. The staff was extraordinary helping us set up for the birthday and bringing the cake after the dinner with a birthday song. Our waiter was super friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back for another family dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "They give you so much food it's crazy. Fortunately, we took the advice of previous online reviews. We were 6 people. We each ordered a SMALL entrée which was plenty to feed us all. We ordered a large salad for the six of us and had to takes some home (it was THAT GOOD). When they call a dessert "COLOSSAL" it is because it is as big as your head! The only reasons they didnt get 5 stars is because the wine was served with sediment and the coffee was served with grains and for some odd reason, the stuffed shells seemed spicy. Otherwise everything was great. I felt like I had been transported through time to my old neighborhood in Brooklyn!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Was able to get the kitchen table and it was great. Recommend it for your next visit."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This was my 1st place at the one located at the Florida mall , great food, great decorations , seems that everybody was in party mood that Saturday night, best if you go with family and friends to share the big portions of food they serve! the staff work hard to serve you well, i will go again ! thanks, Fam.Rivera from Puerto Rico."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our family of 5 went to celebrate a new job and we had a great time. The service was terrific and the food was very good. We ordered a big salad, garlic bread, 3 entrees and 2 desserts and had plenty to take home. We liked being able to share and get a taste of everything. The chicken marsala was especially tasty. The meatballs were HUGE! And the desserts were rich and chocolaty. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We were lucky enough to get the kitchen and the service was wonderful and watching them cook was exceptional. Love it and cant wait to do it again"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were seated right on time. Our party of six was well taken care of by our Server, Patty, who was friendly, attentive and fun! She joked with our group and even made a special hat for our Birthday girl! The screaming youngsters at the table behind us kept getting up, banging chairs and crawling under our feet/table - but that is no fault of the restaurant but of inconsiderate parents and we knew going in that the restaurant is, of course, family-friendly. It was worth mentioning because it did seem to negatively impact the two other tables close by who were loudly verbal about their distaste. Overall great food and evening!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We celebrated our Mom's 81st birthday at Buca. We had the pleasure of sitting at the dining room table and had the best time. The kitchen staff and front of house staff all interacted with us and we had a ball. The food was spot on and so was the service. I highly recommend the kitchen table for any kind of celebration as it is the best seat in the house. Great show Buca....we will be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "BIG portions and reasonably priced. You DEFINITELY will not leave hungry. Mainly Southern Italian."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a party of 12 and it took forever to get our first round of drinks along with refills throughout the meal. Salad came out wrong vas they never corrected. They ended up bringing the wrong salad back out. When dinner came they brought the good and then we had to wait 10 minutes for plates and 3 of the 12 plates were dirty. The servers didn't seem to care and were slow to respond to any of our needs."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Buca is always a fun place. This location has lots of energy, food was very good"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "When Buca first opened the food was excellent. I think it has lost that. We ordered a large apple gorgonzola salad expecting it to be full of fresh flavor. The Italian dressing overpowered the salad--it's all we could taste. The spaghetti and meatballs are your signature dish and the sauce was thin and runny--didn't stick to the pasta. We also had a very loud group next to us...about 30-35 people. Large groups should be in a room or space with other large groups. Probably 15 of that 35 were kids...so it was very loud. Like I said, when Buca first opened it was the "go to place" for Italian food. Not so much anymore. We were a party of 5 and 2 of us are Italian. The food just seems "ok"...not excellent."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was good but it is meant for two or more. So if you want more then one entrée it will get a bit pricey. We arrived early and were seated in the bar area. The bar area was empty except for employees and they were rather loud talking and joking amongst themselves. They did quiet down as the area began to fill with others but that was half way through our dinner. The service was outstanding thanks to Dianne our server. She was great. Dianne was friendly and had a great smile. Dianne made up for the restaurants shortcomings."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was authentic and very filling! Lots of leftovers!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was terrible ... Manager needs to learn to manage or change jobs"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Portions are large and can feed two people easily. The Food is very good and well prepared. The seasonings are right on and very tasty. Never a dissappoinment."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This was an awesome dining experience. My fiancee and I came here for our three year anniversary as a lunch date, part of a wonderful day. She loved it and we are still enjoying the leftovers as well. It was great service and a great meal. We got there early and were taken care of right away so that we could continue on with our anniversary. All in all, a great experience I definitely wouldn't mind repeating."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Service was great, beverages kept full, food was wonderful! Chopped salad was fresh and lots of great ingredients, dinner followed just as we finished salad so timing was perfect."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "My friend and I decided to take two good friend of ours to eat here for a special occasion. We saw the menu on their website and had an idea on how much we were planning on spending and also which food items to choose. However I didn't anticipated how big the portions would be! Its my first time going to a family styled dinner so we ordered alot of food thinking they were small portioned. You definetly get your money worth in there and the staff was super friendly. I would definetly go back."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The was good. Tge waiter was good, but the rest the people was so boring, with bad day probably."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "We visited while on vacation. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was fun. The food itself was delicious--tasty meatballs, good veal, great calamari. It was a great way to unwind after a flight and start a vacation!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The food was amazing. It was very expensive though. We finished everything, so we did not order too much."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Always a great experience go visit Buca Di Beppo, Fun place to bring your family or a group of friends. And you have food for many days after a visit!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "For the second year in a row our family of six (two teens) decided to spend New Years Eve at Buca di Beppo. Great food, upbeat atmosphere, not too pricey, very pleasant server. Okay, with several tables of out-of-town girls' soccer teams around us , it was kind of noisy, but we'd do it again. A totally unique venue!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We noticed right away that the menus have been cut back significantly. Yes, I understand this sector of the restaurant industry has been hit very hard by the economy, but the offerings are not impressive like before. They have the "basic" Italian fare and nothing special. The dessert menu is pitiful now. BEWARE, promotional items on table tents (aka impulse items) list no prices at all. FIFTEEN DOLLARS for a bland chocolate lava waterfall. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? The pasta was the usual tasty and piping hot. The service still spends way too much time upselling but we all know that is no different than other corporate restaurants and servers want tips so you learn to ignore it. It won't stop anyway. The service is typical slow too."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Love this chain which feels like hometown favorite."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We made an online reservation for our group during the holiday season. Everyone met at the restaurant and our table was ready. The food was great and the service was great too!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Lots of meat sauce on the raviola but the spaghetti entree is pretty dry. We always need to ask for more sauce and that really isn't enough for the quantity of pasta. Great meatballs. YUM!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "My family and I live at least 4 hours away from each other. We met at Buca in Orlando, which was a shorter drive for everyone. The front staff was very polite, and made us very happy that we were there! The decor was fantastic, rustic and made you feel like you were in your own house with pictures and plants all over. The wait staff was very accommodating, and helpful, especially when we broke a glass of wine! The food was out of this world. Being Italian myself, it did not disappoint, and the gravy and meatballs were on point! We did not feel rushed at all! It was wonderful! I would do it again!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013