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: 4078597844x
  • 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
62 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (51)special occasion (33)kid-friendly (30)fit for foodies (24)great for lunch (16)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (8)great for brunch (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and experience
    clark
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Since we were first time guests we got to tour the kitchen and the restraurant. It is family style dining. We shared a small caesar (for 4 of us) and there was plenty. We then shared spagetti and meatballs and fettuccine with chicken and broccoli. Both were awesome and we even took some home. Great atmoshere and food with a lot to look at.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suber bond service.
    BaldurM
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Superb service and 1 class servise, good qualty of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Mothers Day!
    Dann
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife & I dread going out to eat on Mother's Day. The restaurants are usually crowded, prices are high and service can suffer. Well, let me tell you, our family had a ball this Mother's Day at Buca. They were geared up for the crowd. Because we had reservations, they seated us right away. We had the most pleasant and efficient waiter. He sported a beard (he had to get special permission from the owner for it) because his other job was in wrestling. Can't say enough about his service and the food was fantastic. As usual, we over ordered (thankfully) because I have been dining on the left overs. We asked for extra red sauce and he generously brought us more. The prices were the same as everyday and they even let us use a coupon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, excellent food
    Davidsmeal
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our favorites are the garden salad, spaghetti with marinara sauce, chicken Parmesan and toasted bread.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had lunch at Buca Di Beppo, 10 of us and food service was outstanding and reservation process thru Open Table worked great! The restaurant called on Sunday morning to make sure we would still be there so that was great as well!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    JoeK
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a good time, service was great, but the food was cool, we didn't say anything to the server about this...We drove 35 min. to the place... not really worth the drive, parking was hard to fine because it is in a large mall.... We had eaten at their places in Jersey and Philly and had great experiences...other then the food being cool it was a nice time
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  • Excellent Food and Atmosphere
    Newsboy89
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Although we visit the Buca at the Florida Mall regularly, it is a must when we have family in town. The food is excellent and the service amazing! It is such a great opportunity to share and try new things as the meals are served family style and enough for everyone. Each time we visit Buca we usually get our 'hearts desires."
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 449 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall reviews archive.
  • Great Place
    JamesG
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Such an awesome place to eat!!! Went with a group and we were all completely blown away (in a good way) with the service, food, and setting. We enjoyed ourselves the entire time!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    Suefla
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We have eaten here several times over the years and we have never left disappointed! Food is beyond delicious, and I love the great old pictures that hang on the walls throughout the restaurant. It's a family style restaurant and the plates are plentiful. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I guarantee you will enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Italian Food!!!
    Thomas
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went for Easter dinner and the other couple was most impressed with the food. Excellent service and outstanding for the price.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for big group events.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great for big group events. Our family had a great time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best visit yet.
    FatPaulie
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I've never had anything but good experiences at any Buca di Beppo I've visited (Chicago, Louisville and Orlando), but this was the best visit yet. We were seated quickly. Our server, Kelly, was quick, polite and helpful. Our food was served faster than we expected, and was prepared perfectly...even the special request we made on one of the dishes. We were entertaining out of town guests who had never tried Buca before, but they say they're going to become regulars now.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BirthdayBoy
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The food was outstanding, but the server was sub-par. He made many mistakes on the order and took quite a while to serve us. We reserved the table inside the kitchen and thought it would be a great experience. We ended up having to wait a while to view a server, got drink/food order wrong. We ended up getting free things because of the mistakes, which were appreciated. It would have been much easier and better if we weren't sitting in the kitchen, unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!!
    Swlee38
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Great food and service. Wonderful menu to choose from and so much food. Nice that there are two sizes to choose from!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE RESTAURANT WAS NOT FULL
    MaureenVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    THE RESTAURANT WAS NOT FULL BUT THEY SAT EVERYONE SO CLOSE TOGETHER WHICH MADE IT VERY LOUD.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spicy restaurant
    Sdtfoods
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun place with good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bucca de Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awful
    awful
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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,
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  • over priced - bad service
    average
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic