Buca di Beppo - Maitland
Buca di Beppo - Maitland

Buca di Beppo - Maitland

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 4076227663x
  • 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: Thomas Tatti
  • 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, 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 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: Magnolia Avenue
  • Public Transit: Lynx #102 Bus - Stop for Enzian Theatre.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample private parking at the rear of the restaurant. Complimentary valet parking is available on weekends.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Maitland
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 - Maitland reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (61)special occasion (53)fit for foodies (25)kid-friendly (25)neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (8)scenic view (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great overall experience!
    cwpg
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My first visit to a Buca di Beppo. This was a family gathering for a bday celebration. The restaurant interior is adorned with loads of old pictures from Italy/Europe, Italian American celebrities etc. The entire interior design reminds one of an old style Italian restaurant. Very nice. The service by Margaret was fantastic. She was on top of everything and honored our special requests regarding preparation of some dishes. The food was great. I especially liked the meat sauce used with the cheese ravioli dish we ordered. Other dishes ordered were Chicken Limone, Fettucine Alfredo (but using penne instead) and a salmon dish I cannot recall the name of. The manager was very friendly, stopping by a couple times to check on things.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Awesome experience with our family for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    THis turned out so perfect. everything was so good the service the food just everything. I would do this again in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived up to Buca standards !
    Great
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I do a lot of traveling and have been in a few different locations aroind the US. My parents have never been so i had hoped they would live up to my expectations... And they did!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvement on food and atmos
    Michael
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've been to Buca in Seattle several time prior to moving to Orlando. We were seated in a back section of the restaurant which at first I thought would be quiet, except we had serving dishes on a table behind us and all evening throught our meal waiters came over and made a racket banging dishes all throughout our meal. My guests ( parents) were visibly upset because it was my birthday dinner. The marinara sauce leaves much to be desired. I'm Italian and know good sauce, it's not hard to make good sauce and it's pretty important if majority of your entrees require it. We'd love to be back, but won't be anytime soon. The restaurant really needs improving. Maybe the owner can focus more time on the food and atmosphere rather than a TV show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Oveall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The overall visit was good food and service included. I chose this restaurant because I believed it to be good for the large groups. I requested for the small room in the back (family room) so I could have a private and intimate dinner. The issue I had was that no one reviewed my reservation request so I had to call to check on it. After speaking with the manager I thought the matter was resolved, I was told that I would be placed in the wine room to shared with another group. I did not know the room would be so small, in additional the private intimate ambiance I was hoping for was not completely there. My party was not seated an hour plus pass the reserved time. The hostess was very apologetic, and my servers were nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again
    Foodie68
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was ok but the service was absolutely horrible
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Experience
    JoeSr
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Noise level was extremely high as we were seated amidst large parties. Kitchen was extremely slow and the toddlers meal was the last one served and the excuse given was the kitchen was slow due to the parties. Service was slow at best and the food was substandard in comparison to previous visits.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cold soup
    Nabuhay
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was okay but the soup was cold. The server took it away and brought it back a few minutes later but it was still cold. The restaurant was very busy and loud so it didn't tend to a romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Experience
    noname
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    They were ready for us, the meal was very good and the service excellent. The seating for our large group was a bit too crowded but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous first impression!
    FriendofFood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent ambience. The food was great and plentiful! We had five dining in our party and we still took home ziti for lunch the next day! The service was excellent and the booth inside of the kitchen was really neat. We may have to request that the next time just my husband and I visit! Overall, we can't wait to go back and take more of our family that have never been. We're positive that they will enjoy it. The entrees are served "family style" - meaning, that a huge platter is brought out and placed in the middle of the table for everyone to serve themselves (and trust me, there is more than enough for everyone to do that). The garlic bread was delicious and so was the Caesar salad. We didn't order dessert because we were too full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    Natson201
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We love Buca di Beppo for family night, special events and romantic evenings. The coupons make it affordable for anytime dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service was great, the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. Our entire group loved the food and had a wonderful time. The salmon sorrento with capers on topped was cooked just right and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner
    Lablady
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had a nice time, comfortable atmosphere and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buca Maitland is GREAT
    Tomtee
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Buca Maitland is a real find. We love the staff, the food and the location. Incidentally, our son's wedding rehearsal dinner was held at Buca Maitland a few years ago and it was an outstanding evening for our group. The personal service and attention by the Buca staff was more than outstanding. The follow up exceeded all expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We go to Buca once a week and always have a wonderful time. The food is wonderful and service is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We placed our dinner order the food came out &everyone was happy w/their food.We ordered dessert &no refills were made on the drinks.Now the bill the waiter set it down &walked away without saying anything if he did none of us heard him. We had 2 very large parties in the room w/us and it seems as they were getting more attention then we did or got before they showed up.I had to flag down one waiter to get my coupon taken off. When he brought the check back I looked it over and put my gift card and money in it for him & flagged him down again so he could take it. I was unpleased on how I had to keep asking 4 things or flagging down a waiter for them to take care of us.It was very noticeable that the bigger the party the more attention u get
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Funky, Fun and Filling
    DanC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Buca di Beppo is a fun place. It's outrageously eclectic (funky) Italian decor makes it great for groups. And the portions ensure that no one walks away hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    JoeSr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We ordered the small chopped antipasto salad and large lasagna. Fed a party of for perfectly and two of us had seconds. The food was great the server friendly and attentive. Management made frequent visits to check on us. The cannoli desert was great to share as well. Over all a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • trakkerorl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was good, service was great. They were very accommodating;made it a very personable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buca ala carte warning
    GourmetReview
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Overall our experience was not bad, but it was under valued. Their menu entree prices were reasonable, but they are strictly ala carte. Nothing comes with them; not even a side of pasta; which is standard fare with most Italian cuisines. Be prepared to add sides which will end up costing one to two times as much as the entree. Veal Parmesan we had was just ok. It needed more cheese and tomato sauce. Portions were good and as advertised.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MeMa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I took my kids and grandkids there for a special birthday dinner. Waiter was wonderful, full of recommendations since it was my first time there. Loved the food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, fun place
    Turbyfam
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My teenagers love coming here. The portions are huge, so be prepared to share. Always a great evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Celebration
    BL54
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was a perfect option to celebrate with a group. Amble portions of food, well prepared. Easily accommodated our larger group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    Oviedoglo
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday with family and friends. Great place for celebrating special occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for family celebrations
    longjourney
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I'm Italian and it reminds my 87 year old mother of her NYC roots in Little Italy. Great place for a family celebration. Family style ample portions. Everything is ala carte - so you're best off ordering the pasta but if you have th budget the chicken marsala and vegetable sides are very good. Kitchen can get a bit backed up sometimes and wait staff can get a bit confused but all are extremely nice. Overall this is a great place with great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for small groups/celebrations
    mommaT
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had 10 people for a college graduation celebration. Several in our group are hearing impaired, and loud restaurants make it difficult to have conversation. Buca di Beppo was very accommodating. They put us in a less crowded room and kept the background music at a comfortable level. Our server was well spoken, and he made sure we had everything we needed. The food was delicious too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Tigergayle
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The atmosphere is great. So many old pictures to look at and many of them comical. The food is delicious! I love to go there with people that have never been there before. It is an experience! The staff is very attentive to all needs and very friendly. I will definitely go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    GreatItalianFood
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We can always count on Buca's for great quality Italian food and plenty to take home left overs. It's a great place to bring another couple and spend a relaxing enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good memories
    Familytime
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Ate there with my husband, Joe, my son Thomas and his girlfriend Jennifer and our 3 year old grandson Noah. It was like eating at home. The food was plentiful & delicious. We had chicken parm., pizza, stuffed shells, sausage & ziti, and ceaser salad. Plenty of hot bread. We laughed,ate & was greeted by Joe Esposito himself. He made us feel like family & it did not hurt that he came from Brooklyn (like me) or his name was same as my uncle who owned a meat market on Presidents Street in Brooklyn, or that he has relatives in Naples/Capri (like me). It was like eating at our home in Brooklyn when I was young and the whole family ate together.I would recommend this restaurant to anyone-with a caution--bring empty stomachs!! We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    ronniri
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    we ate at this buca on 7/20,in bar area. john was our server,what a great guy, service was 6 stars, food was good though meatballs were a lil over cooked, also booth's need a re-model, seat's saggy, if you have a bad back it will bother you into the dinner,otherwise "great"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 58 years
    Happyeaters
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    celebrated our anniversary (58) years...always enjoy eating ... servers always nice and competent... thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIGHER PRICES AND SMALLER PORTIONS
    Food4ThoughtVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Buca is always good BUT the prices are getting higher and the portions are getting smaller. I remember when a "small" pizza was much larger and much cheaper!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tman39
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is great nice and hot. but u have to get a better bread for the olive oil it's just to hard. but that's me. We been there many time and just love it. thank you we will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 451 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Maitland reviews archive.
  • Great time great service/food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my mother's 80th birthday in your Pope Room - our service was outstanding! Greg & Michael were the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outforlunch
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant is perfect for large groups and families. It is not a quiet romantic spot so plan accordingly. we went for our anniversary and they did provide us with a very good complimentary piece of cheesecake large enough for the two of us. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Party
    jsmith3113
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Went there for my grandson's 13th birthday and we had a great time!! Excellent food, didn't rush us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Healthy choices!
    MiMi
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is one of the only restaurants I know about that offers healthy choices! We had Wheat Penne Pasta and it was fantastic!
    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.
  • Family Favorite
    FloridaNative
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Buca di Beppo is a family favorite for us. We celebrate almost all our birthday dinners here. It is a fun atmosphere, food is consistent and good. Love the family style servings. Have never had a bad meal. Servers are hit or miss sometimes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The staff was fantastic. Everyone wished me a Happy Father's Day. The noise level was moderate. The food was amazing. My only complaint would be that I was really looking forward to eating my favorite dish, lasagna, however, I was informed that they ran out of lasagna. The other food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall