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Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Buca di Beppo - Kansas City

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (816) 931-6548
  • 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: Kevin Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 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.
  • 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: Near Wyandotte Street
  • Public Transit: The Max bus stop - 47th and Wyandotte stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking. Wheelchair accessibility is available from rear of the parking garage.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
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 WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was very plentiful, but tasteless. The server was nice and attentive. Everything placed on the table was hot and fresh. Reservations were for 7:30pm I wasn't shown to a table until 8:20pm. Very fine restaurant but food was bland."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed our visit !. Servers were great ! The food was excellent. Service was fast and they continued to check back with us."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great time with a group of 7 ranging in age from 7 to nearly 70."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went this last friday, about 6 of us. Our waitress Naomi was awesome. very friendly, knowledgeable and kept up with our often rowdy table. (we were seated in the back by ourselves so we were not disturbing anyone) she understood our jokes and chimed in as well. It was a great experience from an equally great restaurant. Experiances like this keep us coming back (from WAY out of town) to dine here time and time again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Buca di Beppo is a great place for a group with their family-style dining. My group of 6 had a great time. It was early on a Friday, so the service was a little slow, but our server was just attentive enough that we didn't want for anything. The decor is fun and sassy and irreverent, and the food is delicious. We ordered stuffed shells, prosciutto-stuffed chicken, and chicken manicotti. All of it was cooked splendidly, presented in an attractive way, and of course, delicious to bite into. Thanks, Buca!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Staff was friendly, but service was just fine. Food was really good. We tried everything from appetizers, salad, dinner and desert. Our waiter was over extended, we waited for everything. Had to ask for water to be refilled. I would not go back. Walking to our table was a rat maze, once we were seated we were in a humid/damp room. I was warm and I brought a sweater because I normally need one in restaurants in the summer. We were seated in a room with two large parties that were loud. "Rooms" are large with nothing to break the sound. We seldom go out to eat. I expect more then this when we do. Too bad, the food was really good."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Went to Buca to enjoy some Italian food with a group of friends and was disappointed with where we were sat and with the waiter's attitude. The food, however, was good. I couldn't understand though how a small spaghetti and meatballs had 2 meatballs and yet a large only had 3 at double the price. We were also seated by a group of loud girls and another table of bachelorettes so it was hard to hear the person next to you. The waiter we had, John, also did not fall within good graces when he basically "threw" the butter packets we requested on the table. He did, however, change his attitude when I think he sensed our dissatisfaction with his actions and I asked for his name. I would say that Buca's saving grace was their food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our family met the family of our daughter-in-law-to-be to celebrate her birthday. Our waiter was courteous and attentive to the eldest in our party of thirteen people down to our 8-month old grandson. Every food choice from the appetizer to the the dessert was excellent. Because our meal was served family style, it was truly like sitting around the old family dinner table. My favorite---the apple gorgonzola salad and the lasagna--(I didn't want to order a traditional dish, but several in our party requested it. It was amazing.)"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went in the middle of the day and the server ignored us and we spent over an hour for one small meal. The bread is overpriced and is $15 for a small loaf. The meals are really sized for one person. Not a good atmosphere. Mostly upset about the server taking 20 minutes just to process my credit card.."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The booze was overpriced, the ziti was overcooked and tasted like rubber. The linguine was bland and the spicy hot sausage was not spicy hot. The only thing that was any good was the stuffed chicken. I feel that I did not get a good value for my money. Once the waiter knew we were unhappy tried to avoid our table giving poor service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was amazing! Group of 8 and we had two large prosciutto stuffed chicken and a large stuffed shells. Our waitress was terrible though. Pretty much ignored us the entire time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had been at this restaurant once previously and remember the food being much better. The posts didn't have enough sauce and the noodles were overcooked.I didn't tell our server because the flavor of the food was lacking also.very disappointed. For $50 plus dollars we could have had a much better meal at the Olive garden. Will not be back and will not recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a party of 12 for my birthday. We were seated in the Pope room. The room was the right size and perfect for a private party. Good food, good friends, good times! Everyone enjoyed their meals and left happy."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The ambiance and food were amazing, however the service was not so good, which was disappointing as we were there to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday. This restaurant has always been our "special occasion" place."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Their desserts are the best, especially their Italian Lemon Cake - it it wonderful! All food is made from scratch!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Buca is always a great time. The service is always great in my opinion. It's usually a fairly loud place, so I wouldn't recommend going there if you are looking for a quiet dinner. The food was superb (as it always is). Also as usual lots of leftovers. (They have huge portions for sharing). There was one funny thing that happened though. People are always surprised that you can make reservations to Buca. I personally don't want to wait an hour, so I always make reservations. Perhaps Buca should market this more to their customers. (Or the customers should look harder on the website. Haha.). I'll be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I took my significant other out for dinner for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. Portions are huge so plenty of leftovers. We definitely will be going back soon."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We did not receive our salad as an appetizer and asked the waitress to take it off our bill. The manager came by later and offered us another salad to take home "on the house". It was a gerrific gesture and really appreciated."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Dined here for our 16th wedding anniversary, good experience but we were sat at a table that seated 6 and there were only 2 of us. We asked to be seated in a booth and were told we had to sit there because of the waiter(s) were assigned to that area and none were assigned to booths at that time. Besides that, the food was great and so was our waiter, we will return!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were a party of four, made a reservation for 2:00pm on a Sunday. Arrived and was greeted by a nice young man at the entrance. We were promptly seated and a very nice waitress came over, explained the food format, since this was our first time here. Took our drink orders and brought us bread. Our food came quickly and was at the right temperatures and great flavors. Had some Sangria and Teramisu for desert."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had made a reservation ahead of time. Unfortunately their air conditioner was broken making it a miserable experience. I ordered veal. It was dry and unflavorful. It's not the restaurant's fault but a very loud patron told story after boring story. So annoying."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I made reservations online and in the request section I specifically asked for 2 celebration cakes as we would be celebrating 50th and 86th birthdays. Our waiter had no idea of the cakes and said that they should have been ordered prior to our coming...so no cakes for us. The air conditioning was broke so the place was extremely uncomfortable and hot. The waiter said, "yes it's very hot I put a fan in our prep area"...what about putting a fan in the dining area for the customers? Our reservation was at 4:30 and there was only one other table in our section, but we felt very rushed to get out...even had the manager come over and asked while we were still there did we need anything."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a favorite place to celebrate birthdays in our family. The staff is prepared for groups, the food is always good and the birthday singing is so fun! We've been having birthdays at Buca for many years."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I requested a table in a more private area and they stuck us in an area with a bachlorette party of like 10 girls. Kind of annoying and loud. Other than that it was delicious food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is a great place to take a family for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been to Buca a ton of times and never had a bad experience... Until Fathers Day. It is normal and common for them to run late on seating us, regardless of reservation time, but Sunday we waited an hour after our appointment time and then out server was way too overwhelmed to take care of his other 3 tables and our table of 10 people. We waited a long time for drinks and never got dipping oil for our bread until we were already through a whole basket of bread. Food took forever and they were "out" of tons of entrees, but the food we got was delicious as always! The manager discounted everyone's food because our experience was so horrible. This is very unlike Buca so we will DEFINITELY go back again! Hope for a good review next time:)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was great as always! The proscuito stuffed chicken took longer, but everything was tasty. Our server Trevor was very very nice!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We came in on Father's Day and it was great! The Eggplant parmesan is Excellent. The Best! I also love the salads and manicotti. Very good atmosphere and food. I will come back again and again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family and I love Buca di Beppo - Kansas City and have been driving from Lawrence, KS to eat there twice a month for 13 years. This last visit to Buca was extremely disappointing. The server (who appeared to be a trainee) was rude, mixed up our food order with that of the party at the neighboring table. He also brought us wrong wine (red instead of "Ciao" Pinot Grigio) and argued with us."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We ordered the Chicken Rigatoni. While it had a good flavor and spice, there was hardly any chicken. It was our first time ordering that dish and we based our decision on the picture and the suggestion of the waiter. Other than that it was a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Buca is always such a crush that you can't get in unless you have a reservation. It is NOT the place for a romantic dinner as it is always so loud & food is served family style. It was my husband's favorite place, while I always felt it was ok. The food is only so-so and very overpriced, plus we have different tastes so I usually compromise and get what he wants since we have to share everything. If we are spending over $100 on dinner for two I prefer someplace with better food where we can talk. This time our service was so bad (waited 30 minutes for lukewarm entrée, never got the dessert we ordered, only got out in time to pick up our daughter because another server stepped in with our check) that husband says he won't go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I really was looking forward to my dinner at Buca the other day. First we were brought a dirty plate with junk and a piece of old pasta on it then after eating half of our salad we find a hair mixed it, kind of turned me off for the rest of the evening. This is the second time I found a hair in the last year. I don't think i will be back..... I will make my favorite salad at home and I am sure I can find their lasagna recipe online too...."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Making reservations at Buca is generally a must, but I find it very frustrating that making a reservation actually just means that you are allowed to check in and wait for a table like anyone else. We had a 7:30 reservation, and we ended up waiting about 40 minutes for a table when we got there. This meant it was close to 9:00 PM by the time we received our food, and we had kids in our group. Let's stop calling it a reservation if your seat isn't really reserved, and start calling it something else more appropriate."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have to say that I had much higher expectations. We got the spaghetti and meatballs, fettucini alfredo, and the Baked Ziti. The Baked Ziti was great no problems there! :) The Alfredo was dry, not enough on the noodles and it didn't taste homemade... I made some at home and it tastes better then that! The Spaghetti I was so excited about to get a really good homemade Italian Marinara... and I got great meatballs, but what looked like dry noodles and diced tomatoes.... There was nothing homeade or amazing about the sauce... For a nice Italian resturante on the Plaza, I had much higher expectations. I get better Italian at some small hole in the walls that aren't so pricey."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had a group of 6 for my birthday dinner. We had reservations at 6:45 and had purchased movie tickets for 8:30. Our food order got lost and we ended up missing the movie. Management and staff were apologetic and comped our food but we ended up being there for almost 2 1/2 hours. They were very busy. All of my other experiences here have been great, this was my first not so great visit. Food was great though, as always. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our server had waaaay too many tables to handle. Lots of weird debris floating in my wine. Food was good, but not likely to go back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our food is ALWAYS great we were very pleased to find out that they brought the Garlic Mashed Potatoes back!! They are not quite as amazing as they were before but they are still FANTASTIC. This is really the first time I have ever had a bad server. She appeared to only have 3 tables in my section and clearly could not handle them. She came to our table 3 times..To take our order, bring our drinks, then to bring our ticket and box our food.. Someone else had to get us more drinks and bread because she was nowhere in site..I will not let 1 waitress stop me from eating there!! We love Bucca's"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Buca di Beppo at lunch time was a very different experience -- almost nobody there! Which is too bad, the lunch menu has actually edible portions and a good cross-section of their usual good food. (The full dinner menu is still available.) I do recommend it."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We have been to Buca di Beppo a few times. We have always had great food. Although, because of the portion sizes and family style serving, it's better with a group. This last visit, though, our service was punctuated by poor service. Our easiest forgot things, was inattentive, and seemed slightly annoyed. We were celebrating my son's graduation, but it was marred by the poor service we received. For a $200 dinner, that was disappointing."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food is always great. You really can't go wrong with anything that you order. I have been here a couple of times and have always loved the service and food. This is an awesome place for date night, but it is also a good place to go with the family! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014