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Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee
Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee

Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (414) 224-8672
  • 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: Sal Fontanazza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, 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 & 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: East Juneau Avenue
  • Public Transit: MCTS bus stop at Van Buren and Juneau.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in public lot. After 5:30 p.m. additional parking is available in the Jewish Community Center parking lot north of the restaurant.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee
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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Diner Reviews
  • "We ate at Buca on Sunday evening because we had what we thought was an awesome coupon. The food is served basically a la carte, which we didn't understand at the time, so we received two large meat entrees with no sides. The first entree was Salmon limone which was overcooked and served on a plate of burnt oil. The second entree was Bruschetta stuffed chicken, which was dry and overcooked. The atmosphere was nice, the waitress was friendly. Previously we ate lunch there and enjoyed it. We may or may not return for lunch at a future date."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The service was okay. I felt she was rushing us to get out of there. She made us aware it was the end of her shift and kept pushing us to leave. The lasagna was horrible! It was overdone! The Moscato wine was fantastic! The best I've ever had!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A friend and I got together for a late birthday lunch. Our server was wonderful and attentive, but unfortunately I would say my food was average, not great, but not bad. I had the chicken cannelloni and it had a fine taste, but finding any chicken in the filling was a challenge. The sauce had an excellent flavor, but was almost overwhelmed by the amount of melted cheese on top. This is why I gave the food just 3 stars."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "always can count on great Italian fare to share nice cozy atmosphere and comfortable booths"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "So what if it's a chain, it's still delicious and the best place to get an easy reservation that caters to larger groups. We had a last minute decision to go out to dinner and the group quickly grew from 4 to 8. Buca's had availability. Our server was great and there was plenty of food. Best part - dinner, drinks, dessert and tip came out to under $40 a per person (we were there for 3+ hours, drinks flowed...)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a great experience! Our server Sam was fabulous!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "As a lover of Italian food I love going to Buca's to! Their various pasta dishes give you plenty of delicious choices. Their salads are fantastic too. I had their Italian soda which comes in many flavors. Delicious food and friendly service make it worth the price. It's only pricey if you only have (as in my case) 2 people eating the small (family size) dish which feeds 3-4 people."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a great time at Buca's after my daughter's graduation. We had a large group which made the large entrees great for sharing and trying more than one thing. All of the appetizers and entrees were very good. I enjoyed each one. The service was also courteous and friendly. All in all, a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Server and manager were friendly and professional. Food was delicious, plentiful, and healthful. The gorganzola cheese/apple salad and the minestrone soup were my favorites."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I loves eating here! The food was absolutely delicious. I would recommend going here for special occasions. It can be a bit pricey, so I would definitely say it's a place to go only occasionally. I went on my birthday with a group of 7, and they were more than welcoming and our table was ready when we got there. They sang to me and put candles in front of me. (No free food) Definitely great food with leftovers for days!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Buca di Beppo was a great place to spend an evening. There was excellent Italian food, extremely friendly service, and overall a nice place to eat dinner. No complaints, would recommend."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were with a group of 8. Asked our waitress if one salad was enough. And she said yes. Then we ordered entrees. Two large chicken parmesan, two large alfredo deluxe, and a small order of ziti. WAY, WAY too much food! It would have been nice to get some guidance during this part of ordering. We have leftovers, but those don't always go over in our house. If you've never been here before, then make sure you ask lots of questions or you'll have lots of leftovers."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great food! The restaurant looks nice. Our server was amazing! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food was pretty good, but the service was terrible. We waited 30 mins to be seated when we had a reservation. I know that it was very busy, but we also waited over an hour for our entrees and we had to flag down other wait staff to refill our drinks. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "As family we celebrated Mothers Day a week before the actual holiday. We had Children, Grand Children and Great Grand Children With us. It was great!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Set up a reservation online, very short notice for larger family meal after my daughters 1st Communion. I was a little worried at first. However the staff at Buca knocked it out of the park. Members of our group arrived at different times before our reservation, while we were running behind - photos following the communion. Buca's accommodated everyone perfectly, it wasn't a big deal that we all arrived a different times or that the the host's and guest of honor were late. Where we may have overlooked a detail in the planning of the get together Buca's anticipated & accommodated. Without any request our waitress even brought my daughter her every own special dessert following our meal accompanied by a lit candelabra. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "You would think a restaurant taking reservations for mother's day would be prepared for the crowd; especially a family-style restaurant such as this. The food and service (because the waiter had several tables and absolutely no help) were fair at best."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Egg Plant Parmesan was very good as was the penne with spicy Italian sausage. The wine was fair to good, typical off-the-counter. Fun atmosphere for Mother's Day. Lots of families."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Great kid friendly place. Jimmy, our waiter, was great and did our whole table of 11 by himself. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had been here before with my summer camp a few years ago and knew it would be perfect for my 21st birthday family dinner. The staff was more then accommodating and the food was excellent (like I remembered)! Great place for a group but be prepared to take more food home then you actually eat while at the restaurant! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed your restaurants (Wheeling IL and Milwaukee), it is a "treat" because of how far you are from us (Kenosha WI). Thanks for the great time."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Brought a date to Buca's to celebrate her birthday. Good service. We shared two entries and had plenty left to take home. Not 5-star cuisine but satisfying. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "plenty of parking,plenty of seating for all size parties, seems to cater to groups of four or more. good food but those with special diet needs are limited."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Buca's was a great atmosphere to enjoy dinner for our Bachelorette party. The Ambiance was energetic and eclectic. The food was great, especially the eggplant parmesan, and though they were extremely busy, the service was good. I would definitely go back to Buca's , what a fun place!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I came to Buca's for a date night. We haven't had one of those in a VERY long time. The food was great, the cheesecake the best we've ever had and our server was outstanding. If I can recall her name was Shana? Oh and the lemon drop martinis are to die for!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a group of mixed ages/generations and Buca delivered something for everyone. Vibrant Italian themed setting for lively conversation. Food was perfectly paced. We never felted like we were waiting or rushed. Fun night out!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Unpretentious Yankee Hill area chain Italian restaurant. Good for groups as dishes served family style and are meant for sharing. Recommend dressing and sauces on the side. Italian bread a bit doughy, but plated olive oil and vinegar a nice touch. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had to send back to two dishes: Mashed potatoes and a salad. The server tried the mashed potatoes and reported back to us that they were indeed "awful and tasted like paste". Our server apologized when we asked why our 13.00 salad came with only five garnishments: three green olives, one black olive, and one pepperoncini. He stated that it was policy to only put that amount on, but then offered to bring us more. The cheesy garlic bread, which was warm on the outside was cold on the inside. We also did not receive our booster seat until after I mean arrived. the wooden railings by the booth our VERY dusty. We attempted to try Buca's again, but only because we received a gift certificate after having received even worse service prior. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The portions here are gigantic. Great for sharing amoungst groups or couples... if you both agree on one dish. Very reasonably priced. It was a little loud when we went (a few parties in the building) it's not a place to go for romantic dinning, but I still enjoyed it. I will definitely go there again someday with a bigger appetite."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great food, huge family size portions with attentive servers in a lively environment."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Because we all work odd schedules, we picked a Thursday night to get together for Easter. We enjoy going out for Italian with the family and Buca does a great job. From the wine and drinks, salad and all the way through dinner we enjoyed a dinner with our whole family. We had family style portions and more than enough to eat at one meal. We enjoy this restaurant for the great food and fun atmosphere. Party of 8. By far the best part of our meal was the wonderful service of our waitress , Adriana. She was very helpful with suggestions and attentive to our wants and needs. Hard working and efficient and really made us feel welcome. It's so nice to enjoy a holiday meal with your family and be treated to great service and great food."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "What a great place. The Italian ambiance is a step back in time! Food was authentically Italian -delicious. Bountiful portions. Great house wine. Highly recommend it for a fun, nice evening with family or friends. Service staff were pleasant and efficient."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Buca is a decent place - but the food truly isn't that good, but they like to charge as though Luigi is making the noodles by hand to your request. Maggiano's would be a better choice if available - food is better and serving sizes are also of epic proportion."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is a great place to bring your family and friends to celebrate that special occasion. The food is served family style which adds to the fun! The apple and Gorgonzola salad is a must try as is the shrimp Fra Diavolo!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Just as my table had finished dinner and was ready to order dessert, we were told that a large group was coming in soon and we'd have to leave. We explained that we were not ready to leave, nor did we choose seating in this area. We were not given options by the server. We asked about another table, and we're told that there were other reservations throughout the restaurant and they could not accommodate us. We asked to see the manager. When the manager came, he did not introduce himself, nor was he apologetic. While he agreed to move us to another table, his response was less than welcoming. The server came back to explain that they have a 2 hour time limit on their tables. I've never heard of such. This was our first visit, and last."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our waitress was excellent!!! I would definitely come again!!!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "2 ovens were broke, so it took over an hour to get food. I'm glad I had good company to make the time fly by. When we did get our food it was fabulous & the service was 5 stars. We arrived early for our reservation & they were still able to seat us without any problems!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We took our daughter and her college roommates to Buca's for dinner on a Sunday night. Food and service were great. Chicken Parmesan, Baked Zita and Spaghetti and Meatballs were all great. Service was also great and a good time was had by all. We've eaten at many Buca locations from CA to Florida and have always had consistently good food. We're looking forward to trying your new southside location at Southridge Mall in Greendale, WI."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Service was shaky. Waitress spilled balsamic and charged us for an entree we didn't order. Pizza was tiny for $14. Almost felt like they gave us a kid's-sized pizza by mistake. Since we had less food than we thought, we were glad to have the extra entree, otherwise we would have left hungry. Food here is still as good as ever, but service and value seem to be going downhill."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I've been going here for my birthday the last 7 years and always had great food. But this is the first time I have been disappointed. The good was cold. When we told the server she said I'll see what we can do. She came back and said well give you a free dessert. My meal cost over a 100, the desert was 9. Plus they used to give free desert for your birthday. Let just say I was disappointed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014