Buca di Beppo - Lombard
Buca di Beppo - Lombard

Buca di Beppo - Lombard

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6309327673x
  • 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 May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (70)special occasion (51)kid-friendly (42)great for lunch (26)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (19)romantic (10)great for brunch (10)hot spot (7)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing. We won't go back.
    LoveToEatOut
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The hostess was very nice. We had reservations & were seated on time. Got our menus, glasses of water, and bread - nice. But that's where it ended. For a table of 7 ppl, we got 1/4 full carafe of olive oil. Each time we asked for refills, we got another 1/4 full carafe. For 7 ppl? Then the food was mediocre: no flavor, light on the sauces, tasted bland. And these were easy dishes that I could make at home, but mine taste better. But our appetizer was very good - the caprese trio. Our server was a bit off that night, not rude, but not friendly, a bit odd. Of the 3 couples, only 1 got the correct bill. The other couples had to work to fix their bills. We didn't even want to order dessert. Too bad-it used to be a good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation accomodation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I was VERY specific about a round table for 10 when I made the reservation. I hate eating with a group that size at a long table. You don't have a round table for 10 but I didn't find that put until we got there.. It was like it or lump it! Our waiter was great! A lady came around to see if we were ok. The look on her face told me she could have cared less
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loud...
    Italian
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our table was placed in the same room that had a party going on. It was extremely loud during the first half of our meal. We don't blame the patrons for being loud, as they were just enjoying their party. We blame the restaurant for placing us there. For an expensive meal, we would have liked to been able to communicate to the other members at our table without talking very loud from not being able to hear each other. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    Liamo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A nice variety of Italian food in a photo-covered restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time and Food!!!
    SwedishChef
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We came in Saturday for an anniversary dinner! Great service by Kurt and the food was terrific! We love this place and we'll definitely be back once again! Thanks for making our special occasion very special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Family Dining
    Jwa9999
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We celebrated my wife's Birthday and had a good meal at a good price. Great value for the money. Family style dining at it's best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grossly overpriced -disappointment
    seriousdiner
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Their food is excessively overpriced. A family meal for 2 adults and 3 children =$170-incl. only one alcoholic bev./wine. If you enjoy getting ripped off-Chicken Limone=5 itty bitty pieces of chicken breast for $32, or $36 for fettuccini alfredo w/chicken-then dine here. For $170, I could have done better elsewhere. We had containers of noodles to take home, but pasta is one of the cheapest menu items to produce. 3 entrees and a side, one appetizer, one drink=$170. The food was under seasoned (I am a professional chef, so I know) and the alfredo must have been sitting under the heat lamps for awhile, as the top portion of the bowl had dried out noodles that were hard. This was my first time going here and I would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    birthday64
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This restaurant is great! The food is delicious, plentiful, and hot. The staff is courteous and helpful, always there is we need anything. Birthday64
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Buca is one of our favorite restaurants to entertain ourselves and family. Whether dining in or carrying out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Delicious
    MeFamalia2u
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food is always prepared fresh and served in a family atmosphere. Portions are generous and enough to share for everyone. The restaurant itself is a visual story depicted by pictures which adds to the vibrant experience of true family dining. Service has always been the hallmark and its apparent with all the staff from the front door through the waitstaff including the support employees. A place for all occasions and a reliable menu with service to boot. Well done!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Chitown
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and service were fantastic which led to a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slooowwwww
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and drinks were good, as always. Usually service is pretty swift. I am there with the kids and not for a lingering, romantic 2 hour dinner. Well, this time we got a 2 hour family dinner. Service was brutally slow. We had a 6:30 reservation and walked out the door at almost 8:30. Not sure what the problem was but if that pace keeps up, we'll be there less and less.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good grub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good food, great service, a bit hot in the dining area. Looked like the a/c wasn't working that day, oh well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Magic
    GREAT
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my husband here for Father's Day, It was love at first sight! He really enjoyed himself, The staff was wonderful and very friendly. They made us feel at home :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good
    Cosmo7VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A place I chose to celebrate Father's Day with my family. Truly big portions made in the classical old Italian style
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for grad party
    Chyristina
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I took my son here for his 8th grade graduation party. You get enough choices so everyone is pleased.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Maria
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We were celebrating my son's graduation with a party of 13. I think we were the last group of the night, but even then we were welcomed with smiles, great service and great food. Our group had a good time and everyone enjoyed the great tasting food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun place to gather
    love2dineintheburbs
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Though we did not come with a group, we decided that it would be a perfect spot to share a fun evening with friends and family. Most all food is served family style with the chance for all to taste and enjoy every entre. That's a little more limited when only two are dining. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our meal in an interesting, fun atmosphere. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mizzwizzVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Buca's Chicken Parmisan and Zita are must haves - great that individual meals are offered in addition to the Buca Small and Buca Large. Love the Pope Room for a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mom's Birthday
    bucabday
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was great, but are waitress was not very pleasant. We weren't even done with our food and she was already collecting our plates. She had a really bad attitude from the beginning and we had to keep reminding her of things she was forgetting to bring to the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We came in for my Daughter's graduation for a late lunch. We had 14 people. Service and food was Excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    WeekendDiner
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was quite good and the pictures on the wall are always entertaining. Basic Italian food done well. We went with some friends and shared several dishes and deserts. Had plenty to eat. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wolfyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have been here numerous times. This restaurant never fails to please.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and went out for our birthday(s). We share the same day. We love Bucca di Beppo. Everything was excellent, as always.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 668 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Lombard reviews archive.