Buca di Beppo - Lombard
Buca di Beppo - Lombard

Buca di Beppo - Lombard

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (630) 932-7673
  • 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: Jorge Felipe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, 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 iver your order ($25 dreception 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 delelivery 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: Butterfield and Highland Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Buca di Beppo - Lombard is located in the Southwest corner of the Yorktown Shopping Center on the intersection of Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Lombard
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Lombard reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (79)special occasion (53)kid-friendly (45)fit for foodies (23)great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (14)romantic (11)great for brunch (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • We asked not to sit by a loud group but they did
    Pete
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The first table they gave us had three small children next to us and we asked to be moved; then they put us next to a larger group yet which was awful; it ruined our dinner as we had to yell to talk to one another; there were other tables we asked to be moved to but they said they couldn't; I guess taking care of the wait staff is managements top priority
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My favorite Italian restaurant!
    BUCA
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I always come here for my special occasion! The food is excellent and the ambiance is festive and romantic. The prices are worth the portion, very generous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The spicy chicken rigatoni dish was outstanding as well as the chicken parmesan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and atmosphere
    Deka
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a wonderful place to dine when you have a family or group occasion. Our party was only three but we ordered an appetizer and two small entrees. It was plenty! And my martini was good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • garypVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was great, as always. Our server, Dewayne, was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family atmosphere
    aleida1004
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was great. Great place for an Italian family get together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor follow through
    shlywo64
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Going out for a meal is more than great food, Buca has that covered. It was my nieces 15th birthday, the reservation was put in her name and I carefully explained on-line that we (Caroline's Mom and myself) were bringing a group of 6 girls for a lunch to celebrate her birthday after a busy day of shopping. We walked into the restaurant early, it was not busy being 2 pm, were seated late and NO ONE knew it was Caroline's Birthday until I went out and spoke with someone. Really? Why have a such a great website tool that is not viewed and used by the restaurant to make the experience personal. Buca-Lombard-IL. You dropped the ball!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner
    sue309
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We needed a restaurant for a family dinner for 12 people on a Friday night. Buca di Beppo was perfect! With the family-sized servings there was no discussion about who should pay for what; we split the bill by the number of individuals. The staff was considerate and gave us time to visit and talk. It was like having a family dinner at home -- except we were all able to sit at one table and not different tables in different rooms.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HelenVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Never been here before, a friend recommendation it. Food & Service was GREAT, the restaurant overall needs a facelift, very old and cluttered looking interior. Need to open it up a bit and make it more inviting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Redrover16
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was great service perfect went with group of 7. Food came out hot. So good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service is the best part
    Sue59VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our server was very attentive but she had little to work with. Even though we were there an hour after opening, the lasagna was an hour away from being finished. For kids and families it is a good value for the price. There are lots of choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kitchen table review
    Fool4Food
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We dined at the Kitchen Table for the first time and it was a great experience. Food was good and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MissNikki
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food , great atmosphere. One of our favorite places to eat. Definitely worth the 2 hr drive !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for foodies
    DewiVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nice delicious food. Price to value is very good and quantities are enormous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good!
    PnutBuddha
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have been to Buca's several times in the last 3-4 years and the food is consistently delicious. The atmosphere is fun and the staff is helpful. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Service
    EmankcinVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    While most diner's don't go to Buca di Beppo for a fine dining experience so expectations should be adjusted accordingly. However, I think most diners would agree that it is a turnoff and a health concern that food orders are routinely carried through throngs of waiting customers through the main lobby/waiting area of the restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buca di Besta
    burbanbill
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our group of seven seniors get together every few months to catch up. We asked for and got a corner table off the bar and enjoyed conversation, super food and excellent service. We will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were sat very quickly since I made a reservation. The wait staff was good and the building was good. Food was generally good, we were disappointed with the garlic cheese bread though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertainment in the Kitchen
    Ktchfun
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The kitchen table was available when we were being taken to our table and they asked us if we'd like to sit there. We said yes because we have eaten at the kitchen table before and it was fun. This time it was a blast! I would highly recommend eating here if you haven't tried it yet. It's family style so, a little different than the typical restaurant. But, the food is wonderful! I haven't gotten anything I didn't like. If you're a dessert person you must share the "Colossal Brownie Sundae". It's ice cream and brownie yumminess. I'd also recommend eating in the kitchen if you have the option. It's fun and entertaining! I enjoy watching the chefs cook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the experience at Buca!
    happydiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Buca does not disappoint! The food was hot and delicious! Our server was attentive and friendly! We love this location...it is one of the best Buca's and we will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic for a large group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a group of 18. The service and food are great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family dinner
    keithp
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had not been a over 10years. The portions were big. There were 4 of us. Got a small size of chicken, which was 3 pieces. Also got the large of the spaghetti and meatballs (3). That was way plenty. Had enough leftovers for another meal at home. We also enjoyed the cheese cake and the Chocolate Cake. Server kinda ignored us till the end. My wife wanted a water and the server kept passing us by. I thing because our table was right by a large pole which was hard to get around. It was loud in there. Mostly since there was a party of 15 next to us. When they left the noise level was more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good meal, but ...
    DaddyBob
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I and two friends dined at Buca in Lombard Friday evening, We had 7 p.m. reservations and were seated on time. Chris was our server and he was attentive and able to answer any questions we had. We were seated in a small dining room off the hallway which leads into the kitchen. There were four booths on the sides and two large tables in the center. The first half of the meal was great, then a large party began to be seated, they didn't like the table setup so they milled about while it was reset. There was a loudly crying child which was very disturbing to me. I don't feel these large parties should be mixed with small parties as they are louder and generally more disruptive. Our drinks and food were both good and plentiful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Not very good, the garlic was so overpowering on the garlic bread that it tasted fishy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food fabulous service
    Bigfam22
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our group of 14 can be a bit of a handful. Wide age range and LOTS of questions. ..some questions were repeated by diners not listening. Tamika handled every thing happily and without the slightest fatigue. Tamika helped make our occasion that much more pleasant and the food...well...Bucca's food speaks for itself. Just be sure you come hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing. : (
    Imnursemurray
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Buca di beppo used to be our family's favorite restaurant-not anymore. Our calamari was lukewarm at best, which grossed me out! It should be deep-fried, hot and crispy, not warm and rubbery. The Caesar salad dressing tasted odd-definitely not like the dressing should and some of the lettuce was wilted and old. No complaints on the rigatoni or the chicken parmesan-they were the best part of the meal. Sadly, I don't think we'll be back-too much nearby competition that has better food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • meatballs
    sassy1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our dinner was good, very generous portions as usual. A little too noisy as usual. All in all decent dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Party Place
    WineAndDine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went with a large group of people for a Birthday Party and it was awesome...great times!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Notimpressed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Second time here. Had been here many years ago. Uneven garlic on garlic bread. Pasta too spicy. Wine was disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best night ever!
    HappyImItalian
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our dining experience was awesome! My family thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambience, decor and the wonderful staff!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Chonk
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great service, great food, great time! Always a great place to go with a big group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome to Italy!!!
    Escape4us
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    From the decorations on the walls to the large portions of great food, this is a place the whole family can enjoy. Be careful not to order too much food because you need to leave room for dessert,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location
    foodisgood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Location was very convenient right off the expressway. Food was delicious, fresh and hot. We used a coupon that saved us money and made the outing even more enjoyable. The only negative was the service. Waitress didn't seem too concerned that one in our party found a piece of plastic or tiny glass in her drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun family time
    Family18
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our group of 18 were in town for a wedding and we thoroughly enjoyed the family style, the great food, the atmosphere and, of course, the company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    First visit for some friends and able to sit in the kitchen booth - loved it! Food was great and made it a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Birthday Spot
    AceReporter
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a party of nine for my birthday. Adults and kids had a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The kitchen table was a blast!
    Fran
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    5 of us crammed into the kitchen table and we had a great time. There was never a dull moment with interaction of the staff. If you're looking to NOT have a quiet evening but instead have great food in a fun sarcastic environment then I recommend booking the kitchen table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never go away hungry!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love that you order family style and the portions are huge! Great food and good service. Baked ziti and spaghetti with meatballs are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mizzwizzVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Try Buca's lasagna - you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 693 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Lombard reviews archive.
  • mid summer doldrums
    fivediners
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Appetizers and main dishes great, but salad had brown edges and used cores which made it bitter. They forgot to put the brownie in the big brownie sundae. But the waiter was great and gave us two brownies to bring home. Noise level was high because of screaming kids. The thing is we love the food well enough to put up with their mid summer doldrums.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall