Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee
Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee

Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 4142248672x
  • 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: 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)special occasion (32)kid-friendly (18)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (9)romantic (7)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great place for larger groups. The good was good. Our server was friendly but could have been more attentive, we waited a long time for water, to place our order and the check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kudos to Whitney!
    MrsGriff
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We arrived at Buca to celebrate my daughter's birthday, while there was a bit of a delay in being seated, it actually worked out because it allowed time for the rest of our group to arrive. Our waitress, Whitney, let us know up front that she was fairly new, and while it was obvious that she has a lot to learn about managing large groups, overall she did a very good job. It's not easy to accommodate large groups so kudos to her for handling our group all by herself! Of course, the food was phenomenal and so were the drinks. Buca is a favorite of ours and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    tsbestdining
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I really enjoyed this restaurant, the food was amazing. When me and my fiance left we were happy and full. I give this place two thumbs up. The atsmosphere is excellent and the waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The portion sizes are amazing and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Patti
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I made my reservation on line which was very convenient. Our table was ready when we arrived. Our waitress "Megan" was very friendly and gave us great service. The food was fantastic and none of us walked away from the table hungry. A great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, family friendly!
    Suzanne
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    When family comes from out of town, we frequently choose Bucca's for dinner as we did on Labor Day. The food is always good and the family style servings perfect for our group who range in age from grandparents to toddlers. This was the first time we brought our grandson who was asleep in the car seat. They were able to comfortably accommodate him. The ambiance is always relaxed and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always have a great time and the food is excellent many choices and the service is always excellent,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • johnydinanelli
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The kindness and generoucity of our waitress made me cry.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Garda
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I wish I could rate the service higher than 5 stars. We had a group of 15 for dinner (like we do every year). All from Ireland. We insist on taking them to Buca on the Thursday of Milwaukee irish Fest. Once again, the staff went above and beyond to make sure we all got served fast!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere/Great Food!
    HungryBunch
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Portion sizes are huge and we went with a hungry group. We had the combo appetizer, stufffed mushrooms, garlic bread, bruschetta, salad, ravioli, stuffed shells, chicken and sausage ziti, and canoli. I think that's it... My personal favs were the brushetta which was so fresh and the ravioli which had an outstanding meat sauce. We also had some of the signature drinks which were very tasty and specialty coffees which finished the dinner off quite nicely. We are looking forward to the next time! We're hoping to leave enough room next time to try the brownie/ice cream dessert :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family-style classics
    Nottooshabby
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This place is pretty straight-forward - simple, classic Italian cuisine with a respectable wine list and a great atmosphere for large groups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couple's wedding
    Queenbee
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I thought that they could have had better choices with the food selection, parties seemed to be pleased servings were good. Waitress was pleasant . The only reason reason that I gave them (3) stars because I did not care for the texture of the food, the waitress did offer me something else, but I decline.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Service and food is always consistently great! Went for a 52 year old birthday and the food came out fast and hot. I love the birthday song they sing to make the birthday guest of honor feel special!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Mrs. and I eat at Buca's 3-4 times every year, either dining in or carrying out. We enjoy the food very much; it is universally well-prepared, flavorful and very satisfying. I cannot name one dish as a stand-out favorite as we have enjoyed everything we've tried so much it has become difficult to choose. The service is regularly satisfactory, with pleasant and engaging servers, but rarely outstanding. I think kitchen times and high restaurant volume can adversely impact service. The atmosphere of Buca's is rarely conducive to a quiet dinner, but a family-style experience is what to expect especially at peak times. Bring your appetite!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We came because we had 50% off and enjoyed the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular experience
    pastalover
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We visited Bucas to celebrate my birthday and had a great experience! The service was awesome! Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and she added a nice little bit of extra fun to our dining experience. The food was amazing as always and keeps us coming back for more! I enjoy the atmosphere that Bucas provides to diners and will always have it listed as one of my top restaurants to dine. Can't wait till my next visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very bland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I absolutly love italian cuisine, but found the food to be very very bland. Wasn't very pleased with the food, but the atmosphere and the group of friends I was with made up for the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very disappointing
    johnydinanelli
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    Snookie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday lunch
    bostonvisitor
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Group Restaurant
    Ckressin
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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...).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ask for Sam!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Had a great experience! Our server Sam was fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    foodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    always can count on great Italian fare to share nice cozy atmosphere and comfortable booths
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food - Good Times
    love2eatout
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JeffC
    JeffC
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Viva pasta!!
    Pasta4me
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leftovers on leftovers on leftovers
    MeowFood
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 491 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee reviews archive.
  • Great food
    felix
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great food! The restaurant looks nice. Our server was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have used more help ordering
    momo2
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Restaraunt
    dever
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not prepared for the crowd.
    hatecooking
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    great
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was excellent. Great kid friendly place. Jimmy, our waiter, was great and did our whole table of 11 by himself.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    21finally
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening at Buca's
    krugcpa
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I do not recommend anything.
    fefferness
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • forgetaboutit
    onamission
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't Have Been Happier!
    Aurora0630
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun for a group
    tjeresa
    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!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.