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Buca di Beppo - Lombard
Buca di Beppo - Lombard

Buca di Beppo - Lombard Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: lombard@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: Italian, American, 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 & 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: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Went for a birthday celebration. Our waitress was phenomanal. She couldn't have done more! The food was tasty, and more than enough to go around. Have been here several times and will definately return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was over cooked, waiter was delayed multiple times, bathrooms closed"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Perfect for the whole family. True Italian style food and dining."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I really enjoy Buca's. The food is outstanding, and usually the service is good. This time, however, our server was not so great. Luck of the draw, I suppose. Bit I stop love the food and the ambience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We ordered a ziti dish that was supposed to have chicken and sausage in it. We called the waiter back and asked him to help us find the meat. He was embarrassed and 10 minutes later came back with a small plate of bland chicken slices that we immediately stirred into the very tasty sauce to try to rescue it. By then we had almost finished eating. The coffee was served ice cold but was immediately replaced when we made note of that. We observed another table sending both of their entrees back and asking for a check. It seems the menu quality has gone down as the prices go up. It's a fun place to go and the lobby is always full of people who have not made reservations but the dining experience itself is going downhill it seems."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Being an Italian family who eats together every Sunday, it is hard to please the whole bunch when eating out Italian. However, we know we will always feel right at home and enjoy all the food we get at Buca. My children love it too so major bonus."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Consistently great food and service. Staff always have a smile ready and the manager often stops by to confirm that the customers are happy with their experience, without being intrusive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "One thing is usually you wouldn't put a group of 20 in the middle of a small room and have it a long table. That way person on one end can't talk to other? That was odd! That made things uncomfy and hard to host for people having going away party."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Started out with a Salad that took at least 20-25mins. The manager came over to apologize for the delay gave us a $10.00 gift card and credited our bill ,which was very nice .Then dinner came no bread with our meal had to ask for it bread arrived No butter or Oil. Coffee came cold sent it back waited 10-15 mins for a new cup. We all were freezing it was so cold in the restaurant we wore our coats ."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Made reservations 15 mins in advance and was seated immediately upon arrival. Place was packed 80s decor Poor service. Had to ask for refills. Food to an hour to arrive (however they did take the main dish off the bill as a courtesy) Food was ok (I had the shrimp linguine)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We shared the Chicken Marsala, which was very good, with a sweetish sauce and mushrooms. Also had the mixed green salad....the addition of gorgonzola on top was a good one."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We were seated in the kitchen for dinner. The experience was very enjoyable and a different type of dining experience. We were a group of 5, and I like the fact that the booth was set in so that were able to enjoy the "kitchen experience", but were not in the way. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive, and the food was excellent. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Overall our meal was tasty and we were able to order a variety of food. Since portions are family style, there's plenty of food for all to share."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "It was a festive Thanksgiving and, you know, for once, I thought I would give myself a break from cooking. Thus the search for a kid friendly dining establishment was in order. Well, I am pleased to disclose we found it in Buca Di Beppo. :-) The staff was friendly, courteous, sat us right at the time of our reservation. Actually a few minutes early... Dinner was yummy and well paced. we every splurged on the ridiculous MONSTER sundae! What a hit!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food was amazing! The server and his suggestions were great! Ample food with enough to enjoy the next day which I did! Yum!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have always loved Buca. Very sad they closed their Chicago locations. We came out to Lombard for my son's birthday, his choice. Wish there was one closer to downtown Chicago."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Took a group of 8 for a business lunch and could not have had a better meal and better service. First class across the board. My group raved about it all afternoon. Thank you !"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was the worst restaurant experience in my lifetime! The receptionist Tony at front desk was outright rude! We had 7 pm reservation through open table, when our group reached in time, Tony said "there will be a wait" At 7.20 when I inquired he said"I cannot tell when we will have a table for you" At 7.45 my family members who were coming from South Barrington wished to leave ; at this time I ventured to ask this rude guy Tony and he just blew out; "this is the 3rd time you are asking me and I do not have a table for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I made 6:30 reservations, They said there cleaning off tables from a party will be ready in 5-10 minutes go head to the bar for a drink.45 minutes later we were seated in one of the smallest booths for 6 I have ever seen,we were packed in like sardines it was hot and uncomfortable.I guess they wanted it to be cosie and wanted us to buy expensive drinks at the bar."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were seated for our reservation after waiting 40 minutes in the most crowded waiting room I've ever seen. I heard from a diner that a dining room had been flooded, which might account for the long wait, but no staff member ever offered up a bit of explanation or apology. Dinner took another 45 minutes to appear. They didn't offer a kids menu to our 10 year old, and I don't think they offer one. Noise level was extraordinarily loud until the group of 10 waiting to be seated for a birthday party stopped standing directly on top of our dinner table, then dropped to merely very loud. The food was very good, but not good enough to overcome the rest of the experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "had dinner on valentines day 2014 here! Couldnt have been happier, food is very well priced and portioned. The wait was a little frustrating. I made reservations in December and i had to wait about 20 minutes but it was v-day so i understand, overall very pleased!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a 830 pm reservation, but didn't get a table until 9 pm. That was disappointing, especially because the waiting was crowding to the max so i assumed everything will be late. i was getting nervous because we a 11 pm showing in the city. Fortunately the food did not take long to come out, the servers were friendly and upbeat despite the crowd. we didn't rushed to leave. I would definitely to back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My daughter chose Buca for the dinner spot for her 13th bday. We had been there before and everyone agreed the food was excellent. Our time from arrival (reservation) to being seated was minimal. Our table was a little small for the size party we had (7) and the server, where as she was nice to my wife, was rather rude to me and not the swiftest server, considering the restaurant did not appear to be extremely busy (lots of open tables). The food however was excellent as always and my daughter had a good time. I would definitely good back or recommend a friend."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was very good, we were disappointed in being seated 30 minutes late. They did comp a couple of salads but still an unfortunate start to the evening"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I went in assuming the best based on the price point of the restaurant, and was disappointed when I left. While my appetizer was good, the flavorful taste stopped there. Our entrees were bland, and pretty much put a stain on our dining experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food and great service from the waiter. Waited 30 min to be seated with a reservation, which was the worst part of the experience. They have very big servings, which is great when you have big groups. Overall is a good place for families but not so much for couples; can be very noisy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "There was a huge crowd waiting in lobby, it even spilled into bar area and hallways. Even though I had reservations, it was 45 minutes later that I got seated. I asked the server, and he stated they had over 900 reservations every Saturday and that this is typical. A very poor practice. I am not returning to this specific location. Food was just ok. I would only suggest for lunch or non weekend dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Another great meal at Buca. Large portions so bring lots of friends. Just my Wife and myself this time, so we had lots of good leftovers for the next day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was great!!!! Except on valentines day we made a reservation for 9 of us (4 being kids) at 8:15 pm and we didn't get seated until 9:10pm. The entry is small and there was a lot of people waiting for their tables. With the waiters walking in and out of the kitchen into that crowd was frustrating."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, only problem is that we had to wait 25 minutes after our reservation time before we got a table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was pretty good however the noise level was so high we could barely hear one another. It was mostly due to teenage girls that had to tbles of eight. I believe they were all going to a dance because they were in fancy dresses. Our waitress was very slow bringing things that we ordered and forgot sometimes. We had a 6:15 reservation but were not seated until 7:00. I would recommend the restaurant because of the food just watch for the night on which you book."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The waiter had to be asked several times first for drinks then for salad, then our meal was almost delivered to another table. Super noisy and never in my life have I eaten at an Italian restaurant where pasta didn't automatically come with Chicken Parmigiana. The salad was wilty. Not a good experience. Very disappointed, especially on Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 7:30 for 4, but apparently a lot of others did as well. Expected a little wait due to it being valentines day. Actually it was about a 25 minute wait. When we left there were as many people waiting as when we arrived but we had seen numerous empty tables. Either a kitchen issue kept them from seating more people or they weren't good at managing their tables. Overall the food was very good. Service was great once seated and we had a very relaxing dinner. I will definitely try this resteraunt again and hope they have their reservation system in better order."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband I started going to Buca in the city in Clark when we first moved to Chicago and were dating. It was our favorite place to go. The food was amazing and we loved the ambience. We have been to this location twice now and been disappointed each time. The menu has changed, some items have been removed and some have changed. The veal parm used to be nice and crispy on the outside, now it's soggy and the ham that once topped it is gone and the cheese lumpy. My favorite garlic mashed potatoes are gone. I feel like a restaurant that used to be charming and fun, has turned into a chain that s cutting corners."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had 6:15 reservations but had to wait 25 minutes for a table. People who came in without reservations were told 30-45 minutes so why bother especially when there were numerous vacant tables and booths. I got the impression they were understaffed. the waiter was efficient but always in a rush. The food was good but overall rather pricey for Italian cuisine. Another issue that was annoying the poorly plowed parking lot and the haphazard parking of cars. I think we walked 2 blocks in the snow to get to the entrance."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went to Buca for my son's birthday. We had a reservation but weren't seated until about 15 minutes after our reservation. It was crowded and pretty noisy but we ultimately had an enjoyable meal. The food was pretty good, not great. The Apple Gorgonzola salad was very good but the garlic bread and our two entries only fair. The Chicken Glorioso was strikingly bland but the Quattro al Forno was better. The Italian Creme Cake was the other really good item we had, with the Tiramisu being good but below average compared to other restaurants where I've tried it. Overall pretty good but not somewhere I'd go regularly. Certainly the bill of about $112 for four people was not commensurate with the overall quality of the experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had a Birthday celebration here and it turned out Great! The food is meant to be shared by many. Enjoyed the meal, will have many other Special occasions here in the future."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Food is always great. The service was excellent!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "always good food and service. The portions are huge."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Super busy on a Saturday evening. While it would have been worth the wait, I am so glad we made reservations! Reservations can easily be made by going on the Buca website. No need to call the restaurant to make the reservations. Server was very helpful with food suggestions - was very knowledgable about all items on the menu."
    Dined on 1/11/2014