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Buca di Beppo - Jacksonville
Buca di Beppo - Jacksonville

Buca di Beppo - Jacksonville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: jacksonville@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (904) 363-9090
  • 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: Rafael Chico
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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: Phillips Highway
  • Public Transit: JTA bus stop at Avenues Mall.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in mall parking lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Jacksonville
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I took a group of 10 on a Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. We had been before and then the food and service was good. Not this time. The garlic bread appetizer did not arrive, though we asked about it repeatedly, until well into the meal. The salads, which we asked for before the entries, arrived at the same time as the food. Several of the food orders were wrong. One meal (for a child) did not come out right until after we had all eaten and were ready to leave. Several of the entries were not cooked as they were described on the menu. The whole dinner was a disaster. The manager did comp the salads but it was still enough of a bad experience that we will not be going back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I ALWAYS LEAVE POSITIVE RATINGS FOR WAITRESSES AND HOSTS, SOMETIMES EVEN THE COOK WHERE i GO TO EAT. THIS BEGAN AS A DISASER, CONTINUES AS ONE BUT UPON LEAVING I MUST SAY THE EVENING MANAGER ( ERIC) ATTEMPTED TO MAKE RIGHT THE INCIDENTS THAT OCCURED. IT BEGAN WHEN WE WERE SEATED AND AS I MOVED INTO THE TABLE MY HAND WENT PLOP INTO A LARGE COLLECTION OF FOOD REMAING ON THE TABLE CLOTH. I BECAME NAUSIATED AT THAT POINT NOT SURE IF THE MESS WAS FOOD OR SNOT. THE WAITRESS (A BLONG/ CHUNKY WOMAN ABOUT 28 YEARS OLD OR SO SAID AFTER I SHOWED HER THIS, "THEY (MANAGEMENT) MUST HAVE KNOWN YOU WERE HUNGRY SO THEY LEFT SOME OF THE FOOD ON THE CLOTH TO EAT!" NO APOLOGY BUT A HIDEOUS LAUGH. IT WAS JUST OVER 25 MINUTES BEFORE SHE EVER BROUGHT THE BREAD."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Thursday March 20th we arrive at 6pm and the table was ready. Our server was great, I would be happy if we could have her every time. The food is always good and the deserts were a big hit with the kids. We had eight people including two kids and every one was happy with the selections."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We love the comfortable atmosphere, ample table space, and varied menu. It's always a FUN place to eat!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I was part of a party of 10 and we had two 4 eat for $40 coupons, plus we ordered two extra small entrees and an extra salad. Some of the men said they were still hungry when we left (not enough dishes w/ meat). The women all were full and the food was great. We had a friendly waitress and a good table."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We made a reservation for a large group of parents and children and were given a side room to ourselves. This was good call by management. However the food service was poor. It took over an hour to get the aops. out to us. Then getting plates cleared was a group effort we cleared our own plates to an open shelf between the courses, not enough staff clearing and serving when food started arriving. When first drinks were being served a glass of red wine was spilt by a server all over one of our group, half a glass went in her purse. An accident but all that was given for this mistake was a comp on the spilt wine and and the next glass free for that patron. Ruined dress and purse. Really tough to rate this one as a good experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Sat night, last reservation to have a late dinner with family.Service was less than normal. Extremely let than normal.Waitress took forever to come and take the initial order.Brought out salads with no silverware. Was told by waitress, this is what happened when late reservations dinner night. I was taken back by this comment.Good order was small ordered a large. Waitress had to re-order a large serving.Veal was hard not soft Your waitress that served us was extremely "ditzy" and kept bring silverware which was missing re filling our waters with new cups not removing the old."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We go to Bucas quite often. Their appetizers are all very good. I will admit there are several things on their regular menu that I do not find too tasty but for the most part they have very good food. If you are a wine drinker, you will enjoy their house wine which is made by one of the oldest Italian Wineries......Banfi."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My second experience here, this time for my birthday, and I have nothing bad to say. The food is absolutely to die for, I've never been excited for leftovers! I had a large group which they had no problem accommodating (about 25 people) and everyone I dealt with, from managers that called to confirm things to any staff member I came into contact with during my evening, was absolutely friendly. I actually loved the atmosphere of the room being open for people to walk through, it gave the night some extra personality."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I love this place. My first time dinning in this restaurant was in Naples ,Fl. With friend , now here in Jacksonville, I can say," wonderful place".Fall in love with the great service we received. The food is great!... will recommend any time to my family &friends."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Wife and I came for valentines day and weren't let down. Our server was very helpful in all our questions about the menu. Food came out promptly and it was very delicious. One thing to know, Buca sells pasta outside of the entrees plate, so you'll need to to buy some if you want a side with the main course. We ordered the chicken Parmesan and it tasted very tender and great. Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "1)Had Sat. reservations for 6, w/request for quiet table. 2) Seated promptly, not so quiet table 3) Service hospitable & prompt 4) Husband put fork in mouth B4 realizing there was dried, stuck on food. Gave to near-by waiter who apologized. Executive Chef came out/apologized. Had nice chat. He took the time to make us feel like we were important & fully accepted the blame, even tho he is not the dishwasher. (5) Food was good. Ordered 4 entrees, most very tasty & would order again. Last time were there, not too impressed w/the shrimp, this time went with chicken/sausage. Good. No one "raved" over taste, but nothing was NOT good.Dessert was their treat, and what a treat it was. I recommend the sampler, it's enormous and delicious. TY"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was just ok. Kitchen took extremely long time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've eaten at different buccas across the country where we really enjoyed the food but it is inconsistent in quality; sometimes good sometimes not so much.There's never enough sauce and usually have to ask for extra with our dinner. We see quality going down for such an expressive dinner. The wait staff is always accommodating and they do their best. Buca had become a second or third choice when dining out for Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Very disappointed in the over all night. Food was raw. Server was so new he couldn't get any part of our order right. I talk so highly about this place and brought family that nighy. Needless to say I will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "this was our first time and Buca and although the setting was nice and our waiter was pleasant, the food was sauceless and boring for Italian food. We actually had to ask for a side of sauce for a couple of dishes to make them not be so dry. The service was soooooo slow it took over 2 hrs to eat here, I know that Italian food doesn't take that long to cook. With the entrees being so boring, the salad dressing, house italian was so salty, it was almost intolerable. I won't be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Our waiter Dakota was excellent he didn't forget about us and checked on us regularly. His suggestions on food items were on point."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "There were 20 of us in the party. We were told to be there on time for our 5:30 reservation. We were all there on time and the restaurant didn't seat us until after 6pm! The waitress was distracted with other tables to serve and was not attentive to our requests. 1 beer refill request had to be taken by another waitress and it came about 20 minutes after the 1st request was made. The bills were all messed up and it was a disaster! The waitress never did get it all straightened out after 3 tries and we ended up paying each other to fix the issues! The waitress didn't return one of our credit cards and had to go hunt it down! All in all, the only good thing was my father having a good night on his birthday with his family."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was great. Think we got a new guy who had never been a server before. Forgot to place one of our entree orders plus other issues."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Always like taking the family to Buca! We have a great time. Food is good Italian. Meatballs are to die for and they are the size of your fist. Be careful to not order too much! Large portions are really big."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We were celebrating a friends baby shower and all the Mommy's had brought their little "minions" along, not only were the incredibly polite but the servers were fun and playful with the kids. The food was delicious as always and the price was amazing for the amount. I have 2 boys ages 5 and 2, the older had a kids pizza while the younger shared my entree and a slice of his brothers pizza, with the bread baskets the food was more than enough."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My son took me to the one in Kentucky and when we found the one in Jacksonville we planned a birthday party for another son. Even though we had a reservation we had to wait 25 minutes to be seated, there was also a mix up on the tables we wanted. All in all we had a good time. The food was very good, loved the decor. Our waiter Justin was fabulous, went over and beyond to make us enjoy the experance. I can't say enough good things about this young man. We were so pleased we will ask for him on our next trip which will be the end of this month for my birthday. I would say the only bad thing about it was the noise level was very loud and we seemed to have to speak loudly to be heard at the other end of the table."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great waiter Also we were short on time and ordered ahead which really helped!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a party of five and arrived forty minutes prior to our reserved time. We checked in and waited. We were not sat for forty minutes when people with no reservation came in and were seated ahead of us. Our waitress had a large party she was serving so we were neglected the whole time. We had to ask for my youngest daughter's food 3 times because she forgot about it. The rest of us had already finished eating when her food finally arrived. Also our waitress neglected to inform us our drinks we ordered (strawberry tea) were not refillable. This was our first and last trip to this restaurant due to the poor service and being made to wait to be sat. The food was good but the service left a bad taste in our mouths."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My wife and I spent our anniversary dinner here. Service and atmosphere was outstanding and the food was too good to describe. Thank you for making it a wonderful night!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food as always was good but it took forever to get it! Other tables came and went before we ever saw our food. Server was embarrassed and did nothing. Manager came over to say "it would be just a little longer". When the food finally came it was good as usual but the extremely long wait dampened the night."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Who knew...?! Doesn't look like much from the outside, especially considering it sits on a mall beltway, but inside is quant with normal access to the dinning room(s) being through the kitchen where the chef's staff greet you as you pass through. The dinning rooms are nicely decorated, small (lending to a lower noise level), and many. We brought our entire family of 6 and were easily accommodated. The food was plentiful. We ordered two small entrees and one large and still had plenty to bring home."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "After making advanced reservations we expected to have a table waiting for our arrival. We waiting for over 30 min in the lobby with 30-40 other guest for our table. We had 7 in our party but were asked to take a table that would only fit 6. I stood while my family waiting for a larger table. It was about 1 hr and 15 min from the time we ordered before the food was brought to our table. The food was good but we waited and waited and the server was not very attentive to our drinks. I was thankful that they opened on Christmas and it was a great evening out with the family but by the time we got our food everyone was a little uncomfortable and agitated. Next year we will definitely plan to dine somewhere else."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This is the second time I have eaten at this restaurant. I was pleased with the service and food. We had a large group and not one person in our group was disappointed. Which as everyone knows, can be a hard thing to achieve"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food was good overall but somewhat expensive. Acoustics very poor so very noisy conversation levels, not really relaxing atmosphere to dine in."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "On Christmas day, dinner was a disaster; wait was long even with reservation, food was cold, and the waitress was a nervous wreck. The manager saved the day with apologies for the cold food and excuses for the long wait and bad service. The best thing that night was the chicken Parmigiana."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Although the food was good as always; it was cold. There was also no ice for the drinks. We wanted to bring our left over food home with us, but the server informed us that all he had was a large pizza box. We tried putting the left over food (covered in sauce) in the box, only to leak out all over my brother-in-law. I understand it was Christmas evening, but the restaurant should have been better prepared to accommodate its dinner guests. I am still undecided as to whether or not I regret buying Buca Gift Cards as Christmas gifts."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Unless you plan on ordering the same entrees this is an expensive average dinner. You can order two sizes, small & large. The small feeds 2 & large 4 or more. Small is priced for two. Unless you & your companion order one entree and share your looking at an expensive check and a lot of food to take home. The food was just o.k. nothing outstanding. The atmosphere was also just o.k.. Not a a place for a nice quiet dinner or for good italian cuisine. I would suggest this place for a large group as the servings are large and you may get buy with less entree orders at a reduced selection of course The food was not timely but our server did a yeoman's job to keep it all together."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The restaurant was very busy. Considering it was Christmas Day, and most everyone was on time for their reservation, the wait was no bad at all. The waiter was very nice and made us laugh. The only problem we had was that the restaurant did not have what I ordered, but they comped my alternate selection, so that made it better. Overall, I would go there again. The food was tasty, and the service was excellent!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had a group of 9 from our office. We were slightly dissapointed with the seating arrangement - one long booth wasn't conducive to good coversation. However, the food choices were excellent and the service from our Server was outstanding. Tammy did a GREAT job satisfying multiple requests. We'll definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Reservations in advance was part of the necessary plans for this years Italian Christmas...and it all played out nicely!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Despite being overwhelmed with Christmas evening diners, the hostess, servers and staff were wonderful. Dinner was delicious, and we are very grateful the restaurant opened for dinner for those of us traveling on the holiday."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We made 5:30 reservations for Christmas day and showed up at 5:20 and checked in amidst many others waiting. We were told it would be just a little while because people were staying longer than anticipated. So, we waited. After 15 minutes we decided to get a drink at the bar and checked in again to let them know where we'd be. After 20 minutes we want back to the desk to make sure they knew where we were. Reservation no longer showed up on her list, said we would be seated immediately only because she remembered us checking in twice before. We were seated at 6:20, 50 minutes late. We were then seated in a nice quiet section with a empty table behind us which remained empty for the next hour. !"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Christmas. Called-no reserv. available. Saw on Opentable &tried. Reserv. confirmed 6:45. Told onsite 45 min wait. The Mgr came out apologetic it was Christmas and not everyone was going to be fed. Reservations? Corp. didnt cut off. I've been here since 6 am, staff ready to go home. If I stay talking to you, I can't bus tables. Sat 45 minutes late, drinks not served right away. Out of wine choice #1. Bar so busy I didn't want to turn in your order yet? Food ok, rushed. Kids pizza not prepared. But we'll comp it. Mgr came over defensive & we don't know what's involved. Meal was comp'ed & we were told you are 30th table that has lit into me. Seems that even Corp has stopped responding to the many neg reviews they have started receiving."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had made a reservation 6 weeks in advance. After an hour wait with no idea when we would ever be seated, we left. As it was Christmas night, we had carefully planned our evening. It was our first meeting with our my daughters new in laws. It was totally embarrassing."
    Dined on 12/25/2013