Buca di Beppo - Louisville
Buca di Beppo - Louisville

Buca di Beppo - Louisville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (502) 493-2426
  • 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: Leo Kolowitz
  • 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, 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: 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: Taylorsville Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in private lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Louisville
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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Buca di Beppo - Louisville reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (58)special occasion (48)kid-friendly (36)fit for foodies (23)romantic (14)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (11)notable wine list (9)hot spot (8)late-night find (8)great for brunch (6)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Not much of a celebration
    unhappywife
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I reserved a table for 2 to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and mentioned that in my reservation request. We were seated in the bar area with two big tables that had about 7 small children. Most of the staff was so busy watching the Kentucky basketball game that they couldn't even get a drink refill. The bar area was not appropriate and being surrounded by screaming children was not what I had in mind for him.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food!
    Tuckdining
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Our dinner here was terrific as usual. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A chain is a chain
    Ripleyrules
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Pizza was made in a cracker crust. Even my 5 and 8 year old boys thought it was bad. Lasagna was satisfying but salty. Green beans were fresh and cooked right. The menu options have - like almost all chain Italian restaurants - an over abundance of pasta dishes with chicken or sun-dried tomatoes. It is so unnecessary and unauthentic to cook Italian food with those two ingredients. I wish one big box restaurant would try something truly Italian.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Family Place
    Zanetti
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We love Buca because its just like being at momma's house around the kitchen table with wonderful Italian dishes. Everybody wants to be italian!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    thediningMC
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    the food was great. The service was excellent. I would definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited forever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had reservations and were seated right away. However, once the drinks came, the food was late. Part of our large group of 14 got their pizza, but the others waited another 30 minutes for entrees. Bad service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall average experience
    tastycakes23
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Nothing bad to report about Buca di Beppo, but my experience wasn't above and beyond your average restaurant visit. If I went again though, it would definitely be with a group. Our family of 3 went, and I felt that we would have just been better off going to Olive Garden. The food is served family style, but because it was just the 3 of us, we ordered 2 dishes to share. With a larger group, more people could order different foods and you could sample more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday fun
    eat4fun
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went to Bucca Di Beppo for my daughters birthday. It was a lot of fun. Love the birthday song. We had a large salad that was very fresh and good. We tried a couple different small pastas they were good, but my favorite thing was the sausages with peppers, they are wonderful. For a really fun group party this is a great place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's Birthday
    Rosesmomsbirthday
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went here for Moms 71st birthday. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Food was excellent and served in a timely manner and very large portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • End of a busy Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    13 of us dined at Buca in Louisville after a tradeshow. Great venue, our waiter was great and the food was delicious. We will definitely make this an annual tradition as long as we're attending the Hardscape Show at the Kentucky Expo Center
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    Mattb
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Even after a snafu with giving our reserved table to someone else. They were able to promptly seat is at a different table. Food was great and service was even better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Always a pleasant crew working at this location. They are very accommodating to group and flexible. The food selection is wonderful and we've never had a bad dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big portions and good!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great place for large parties or just a couple of friends with similiar food preferences. Food was great, service was good, and we had a very nice time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another sucessful birthday!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Thank you again for providing my family with a memorable birthday dining experience. The staff was great and the food excellent. We will see you again in the near future!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner with a coupon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I went to Buca because I had signed up and received a coupon for my birthday. The coupon was $20.00 off two entrees. As anyone who has ever visited.... That's a lot of food. We ordered one entree to go and my husband and I shared the other. Three helpings later we still took home enough rigatoni for us to eat a full meal of. I sent a drink back because of a weird taste... But overall we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Nice service Too noisy Tables too small/ very crowded
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family style Italian
    Roel
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If you feel like family style Italian and you and your partner can agree on the dish to order - one order serves 2 or 3 - this is the perfect place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • belle
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was great and the service was wonderful. We had a good time and enjoyed everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    pastapastapasta
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Whether just me and my partner or my entire family, Buca always hits the spot! The food is great, the desserts are to die for and the ambiance alone keeps the conversation going.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian Food
    MattC
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Bucca DePeppo has a great menu with a wide variety of choices. Excellent for large groups or just a romantic evening. The decor will keep you occupied to the point you'll put down your phone to look around. Some real conversation starters. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steve&fly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The service was GREAT and the setting was perfect. We all enjoyed the many choices we made and shared. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant for Adult B-Days
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have now celebrated our 4th child turning 18 at Bucas. It is just a fun place with a motivated service staff and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make a reservation on the weekend
    belleilad
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Luckily, I had the foresight to make a reservation. Even as we arrived Saturday evening, there we tons of people waiting. Because we had a reservation, we were seated in about 10min. The staff was visibly working their hardest and most of them remained friendly throughout the chaos. Our server was kind, personable, speedy, and knowledgeable. Thankfully, though, we are repeat customers and knew what we wanted quickly, and he was happy to take our order immediately, which worked out great for us and the staff! We ordered the 1893 Salad, Chicken Marsala, and Chicken Carbonara, all of which were DELICIOUS and came out in a timely manner! We will be back for sure! Thank you, Buca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday every year
    tasteofsicily
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Bucas is our go to spot for my cousin's birthday every year. The food is enough to feed our whole group with leftovers and the desserts are extravagant in size and taste. We always have a great time spotting pictures or decor we hadn't seen before. The wait staff is great and even when the restaurant is busy, very attentive to our needs as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Service
    Dineright
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    my mom and I enjoyed the fettuccine supremo, it was wonderful. I will highly recommend Buca to any one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Family Eating
    loovillediner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food, family style with large portions. Portions make Buca's very reasonable for families. Service was great, and the kitchen table was a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • birthday
    birthday52
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    SERVICE GREAT FROM MULTIPLE STAFF WAITRESS VERY UP BEAT AND HELPFUL REALLY ENJOYED EATING IN KITCHEN
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will not return
    LadiDevil
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is our 3rd trip to this location and I was not happy camper. I went to location as a friend of the party wanted to go. I had a coupon and was over charged w our meal. The manager was supposes to come to our table to review the bill and never showed up. The server took extra 5$ out of each of my party bill (2 seperate bills) and an extra 10$ From my bill. That's a total of 20$. When we confronted him he denied it even thou we had the proof.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food fun atmosphere
    Lynz
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a good restaurant when you are going out with friends. Make sure you aren't on the verge of a headache though because it is so loud!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place to take family, friends, etc. for a nice night of good food and great service. Love the overall atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I celebrated my college graduation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    it was great we had 40 people and we were placed with one server he was great but we could tell he was getting overwhelmed
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been Many Times...Great Place
    CheleBelle2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went and enjoyed myself for my 44th birthday celebration. I got a chance to sit at the Pope's Table. As fun as can be had in such a public place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!!!!!food great-service ehhhhh😕
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Salads are awesome..pastas superb!loud atmosphere.waiter not so friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I hoped for.
    Kfar998
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We reserved a group party table and were told upon arrival that we would need to be split up. When we walked in there was another party in an argument over the same issue. The person bring honored wasn't even at our table. The service was horribly slow, and waited nearly 45 min -hr for our orders to be taken. Three different people had problems with their order, receiving the wrong item or not getting it for 20 minutes after everyone else. The place was so loud it was impossible to celebrate between two tables. The food was good (when it was correct and finally arrived) but the service, atmosphere, messing up of accomodations and overall poor experience was a huge let down
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  • Packed in like sardines
    fancie64
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had reservations for 8, ended up with only 6 adults, 1 child. One adult was actually sitting in the aisle, barely had access to the table. It was really too crowded to be an enjoyable 70th birthday for my husband.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two grown women
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We took two daughters for their birthdays. Neither one had ever been to Buca di Beppo before this. One will be taking her husband back this week, We knew they would be excited about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Italian Place!
    Jaclyn
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I absolutely love this place! The service is great, the food is delicious. I always look forward to and enjoy going here. The collosal Sunday is amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 415 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Louisville reviews archive.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our server was wonderful with handling our large group. All orders correct and drinks refilled, checks separated, and he was very patient. Made it a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out2eatnlville
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I took some friends for a birthday. I was pleased with the food but disappointed with the birthday celebration. A candle was brought but no one sang and not even a dessert was offered. Everyone loved the atmosphere and the staff was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cozy with so-so food
    MaryLou1023
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The atmosphere was great and we loved our cozy table but the spaghetti and meatballs was mediocre at best; very bland and disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic