Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee

  • Online Reservations

Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee
Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee

Buca di Beppo - Milwaukee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: milwaukee@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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great evening enjoying authentic Italian food. The baked eggplant was excellent as was the fried calamari. Our waitress was attentive, atmosphere was great!"
    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
  • "We arrived early since our play was shorter than we thought. Impossible to wait at bar because servers are going through the bar constantly. They need a bigger waiting area, especially for those who have reservations and would like a drink before-hand. . It is a loud and wild place -- and all the large groups were having a great time. Our pastas were great as was the salad. We had one problem entrée that was very disappointing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The noise level is high and makes it difficult to carry on a conversation between 6 people"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I think the title says it all. We order 2 small dishes and 1 small salad, plus 1 order of Mozzeralla bread for 4 people. We were so stuffed we could not finish!! You definitely get your money's worth and it was a major plus that all the food tasted fresh and delicious!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was great (we ordered too much). The service was excellent. Even a waitress not assigned to our table was extra kind to our special needs child. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Always had a great experience with larger groups. Always wonderful food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The experience was awesome! The four of us had a great time & loved the experience. 54th Birthday celebration with friends and the food was outstanding. We started with Mussels Bianca & Mini Meatballs along with spirited beverages. Entrees were Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Ravioli al Pomodoro & Veal Saltimbocca. Ordered Buca Small portion sizes with plenty of food for each of us to have our fill & a grocery size bag to take home. Shared Italian Creme Cake for desert and I must say it was the perfect ending to a fantastic dinner. Thanks for the birthday candelabra & song from the wonderful staff, very much appreciated. The web site was big help. Booked the reservation online and the hostess was expecting us. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I took 15 girls here for my birthday and had an amazing time. It was packed but the hostess made sure we got to our table as soon as possible. Our waitress was super nice and kind and helped us with the family style menu. She was patient with all the girls and took very good care of my party! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Great prices too."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Thought the food was ok. Some dishes were hits while others were very mediocre. Still a fun place to go though. I had a new server and was worried the service might suffer but she was really good and attentive."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The place needs a good floor to ceiling cleaning and some fresh paint in areas. They also need to remove the three two seat tables from the main walkway. We were seated at one and my chair was up against a wall frame that everytime I leaned back my shoulders hit it. The food was good. Lasagna as I remembered flavor and texture were perfect. The chicken and sausage ziti in garlic cream sauce was just okay. The garlic cream sauce was bland. The cheesy garlic bread was off as well. It tasted like the garlic was burnt and the forgot to salt it. Our waitress was very pleasant and checked with us frequently. I do miss the old wait staff though. Years ago they always joked around with the customers and made you feel at home."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have eaten at this location several times and also at other Buca's around the country. This was our 1st experience with sub-par food. The bruschetta was basically a bowl full of chopped tomato. The veal was tough. The stuffed chicken and the chocolate volcano cake were both on the dry side. We were there pretty early (5:15 reservation) and it didn't appear that they were busier than normal, so I presume the problem wasn't due to them getting slammed in the kitchen."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great Food ,Great Wait Staff, Amazing Atmosphere !! The portions are huge !! Good for family Dining or a couple. I will definitely put Buca in my normal rotation!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "While the food and the waitress' service was good I was very disappointed at the fact that despite having made a 6 o'clock reservation 2 weeks ahead of time and arriving ten minutes early, we still were not sated until 6:40. This has been my experience several times and it is very frustrating. However, the food was good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I took my wife, son and his girlfriend for dinner for late Valentine's Day. First time in this location. Wait staff was very good. Fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wow the first time I was there and would go back many times. Excellent food plus a very good price."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My second trip to Bucas. Best italian food at a good price."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a great time and the food was to die for. We love this restaurant and enjoyed our special night out."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good but WAYYYYYYYYY over priced....."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my girl friend here for Valentines's Day and was not disappointed. We had been to the Buca de Beppo in Las Vegas last year and was confident that this would be just a good. For a chain of Italian restaurants, this is right up there with the smaller family owned italian restaurants I have been to in the past. Their menu is one of the best when it comes to choices but I warn you, don't go there looking for common american cuisine, you won't find it but you won't be disappointed in anything you order. Mangiare bene il mio amico. (Eat well my friend)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Never had been before and was really impressed with the quality of food and service. It was convenient that they have their own parking lot since city parking can be challenging and pricey. We will definitely be back which is saying a lot since its a 45 minute drive for us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Bucca on Valentine's Day. We had a wonderful time and the service was fantastic. This would be a great place to bring the entire family or group of friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food of course was great. We went there on valentines day before the rush. Our waitress didn't seem to be only half listening. I don't know if she was busy, but the restaurant was a lot less busy than I have seen it before. Maybe she was anticipating the large amount of people and was nervous."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was fine but service was slow and not very good. They had 10 of us crowded at a table that should have had no more than 8 people at it. My husband ordered a drink right after we sat down. He never got it. A plate of food was delivered to our table that was not ordered by anyone at my table. I have had so many friends brag about this place. Personally, I have no idea why. Based on our service - it is doubtful we will ever go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was very good and flavorful. The Apple Gorgonzola Salad was surprisingly over-the-top delicious and our group all liked it. The cheesy Mozzarella Garlic Bread was also a delight, along with all of our main courses. My only wish would be a gluten-free pasta dish/noodles option. There are other GF options on the menu. It seemed the restaurant manager was making regular rounds to make sure his customers were all happy, plus he was assisting his staff, which is very nice to see at a restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had a group of 6, ordered 2 entrees and a pizza. Pizza was totally forgotten, subsequently we were finished with our other 2 entrees and sat around waiting for it. Wait staff were great. We were stuck at a table in the back of the restaurant, next to the kitchen and with 2 large, loud groups. We couldn't really have a conversation. No sure that we will return."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "As always, great atmosphere. Hope this gem stays around for generations."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I liked the food and the atmosphere for a double date. It was good energy for the four of us to talk and laugh but too loud for a nice romantic date with my wife. We thoroughly enjoyed our dishes, bruchetta was wonderful, and our waiter kind."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This venue is the perfect spot for group dining! Absolutely love it!!!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Went to Buca for date night on a busy Friday and was not disappointed. We were promptly seated and our waitress was very attentive and personable from the get go. With apps, a bottle of wine, and an entree to share, everything was delicious. Once finished with our meal, we were brought our bill but never once felt rushed to leave while we finished our bottle of wine. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we will be sure to return."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This has to be thee BEST Italian food I've tasted by far. Waiters and other employees were very polite. Great location. Only con; need single servings for dinner."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "My Fiance and I love Buca's, and every time we go the food is outstanding and the service is great. You should definitely try the spicy chicken rigatoni and the stuffed mushrooms, you won't be dissapointed. However the last time we went (last weekend) we experienced a bit of a hiccup. We made a reservation through open table for 7:15pm. We arrived at 7:15 and were told to wait. The restaurant was very busy so I thought this was understandable, however as the minutes went by my Fiance grew irritated that I wasn't complaining. Finally when a couple showed up with a reservation for 7:30 and was seated immediately I asked spoke to the host and we were seated shortly thereafter. After that, the experience was 100% perfect."
    Dined on 1/11/2014