Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (612) 288-0138
  • 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: David Burington
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, 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: Hennepin Avenue and 12th Street
  • Public Transit: MTA Bus Service - 12th Street Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking after 6pm weekdays and all day on weekends for Buca di Beppo.

    Street, metered parking is also available.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (51)special occasion (28)neighborhood gem (25)kid-friendly (23)romantic (16)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (13)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)notable wine list (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Jones
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Warm and cozy environment on a very chilly evening! Service was great. Appetizers came out quickly. Main dish was served after an appropriate time from the appetizer, not to quick, not to long. Chicken carbonara was great! The dish served two of us till we were very full, and there was still a lot to take for leftovers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The night was amazing, the service was exceptional (Alejandro). My girlfriend and I will come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had a great time, other than the fact that I had a reservation and still had to wait a few minutes for a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The fettucine alfredo's sauce was flavorless. The pasta "alla vodka" entree was more than al dente firm - too firm. I brought my 3 adult kids there and between the 4 of us we barely put a dent in the 2 pasta orders because none of us cared for the food. I hadn't been to a Buca restaurant in more than 10 years, and I was reminded as to why.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, it was great!
    Guysniteout
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I had a great time, and of course my friends love the place. It was a favorite years ago, and we decided to make a visit after several years. Our waiter, Cole was great...super great. The food was fantastic. And I ended it all with the best chocolate cake I've had in a while! (I did share it by the way).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like visiting an Italian Family
    LisaH
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Love Buca, their food never disappoints. It's delicious, filling & comforting. The restaurants are like a large family home. The pictures on the wall are endearing, familiar & entertaining. On this visit the food was delicious, the waiter was friendly & the atmosphere was welcoming. I was disappointed when I ordered a Latte with dinner & their machine was broken. It didn't ruin my experience but it was disappointing. Maintenance issues are a risk but there should be a back-up plan. Keeping your patrons happy means having the services & products offered readily available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old not so reliable
    Chief
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have relied on Buca for excellent food quality and preparation for years, but our last visit left us a little disappointed. A dish that was supposed to have Italian sausage had little of it and so left us with a boring dish, one dimensional main course, all be it one with a very nice cream sauce. Our antipasto salad came with one less olive than usual and only one pepper. The sliced pepperoni, which should be separated and spread throughout, was in globs. The kitchen should not have been rushed, because close to half the tables are empty. Maybe they are slipping.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, HORRIBLE service
    Lgee13
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was hands down the best food in town. My server was absolutely horrible. She took FOREVER and was so RUDE. I can't recall her name, but she definitely wasn't a server I would ever want to have again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for the...
    Bloom
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I've been coming to Buca for a while. The ziti is phenomenal, along with many other dishes. I absolutely love the warm, cozy atmosphere, full of photos of Italian icons and traditional decor. Normally I have dined at Buca for lunch, but recently went out with my mother and boyfriend for a Tuesday night dinner. We were seated in the back corner of our section, attended by one server. She took our orders promptly, but we did not receive our house bread at the beginning of our meal. Our salads and main dishes were out in a timely manner, but our server never returned to check on our food or ask if we needed drink refills. I felt like she was ignoring us, I never once saw her look our way. Great food, can't say the same about the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a bad place to eat
    David
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I enjoy the food for the price I pay. If you are a pretentious foodie (read: foodie) pass this one by. But if you want to entertain some friends, have a group meal, etc and don't want to break the bank this is your spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcrowded and loud/good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time I and my family have been here. It has great character and I'm sure when it is not overcrowded there is a better dining experience. But I feel that you way overbooked the facility. When you have to add tables to extend from the booth it loses a nice dining experience. And then we felt that we were packed in there like sardines. The group behind us was very loud and didn't care that they were. We had to shout to talk to each other. However the bright spot was our server. He was very good, courteous, attentive. Took care of us well. And even called after we left to tell me that he accidentally overcharged me and that the bill would be corrected. He sure didn't have to do that. So for that, I would look to come again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Style Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great Italian food served family style. The portions are generous, so plan to share! A fun way to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion with a group. Service was excellent. We were there for lunch on a Saturday and it was not at all crowded - made for a very relaxed and enjoyable meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    2for1
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I recently made my first visit to Buca on Harmon Pl., meeting two friends for lunch. The service was excellent and the chicken with lemon butter sauce was out of this world! I have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great time
    Hijean
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We made an online reservation for 13 people, and Buca made it a special occasion. Great family-style dining with something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coupon initially never applied
    okay
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our family decided on Buca because of a coupon we had. Prior to ordering anything our server wrote down the coupon code numbers. After we ate and recived the bill - the discount had never been applied. Adding to the frustration it took an very long time to even address the server about the wrong amount. Having younger kids with us only made the long wait worse. However, food was great and the extra nice job with packaging the take home food helped overall. Service was good other then the bill issue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coupon is a scam
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a $10 off $20 or more coupon. The total discount came to $6 something. If a coupon says $10 off, one should get $10 off. Otherwise the customer thinks you're scamming them and they won't be back. This seems pretty obvious. If the food was worth overlooking this we might have been willing to go back, but it's not.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mumz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and were a large group. The food was excellent without a long wait time. The atmosphere was fun and festive, service was great. My only problem was the noise level, there was a table next to us that was very loud and a little obnoxious we were not able to hear anyone sitting on the opposite end of the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First date
    Hoogie44
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took a girl who Ive known for 17 years to eat at buca for our first date. Ive been there many times but she has not. I was more than happy to get a reservation for two and 7pm which is prime time to eat there. Our food was delicious and our server was very friendly. She enjoyed the atmosphere and all the pictures and things on the wall, she also commented on how she wanted to come back. I couldnt be more satisfied with how dinner went and made it a successful first date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YumYumVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Chopped salad and tomato basil soup were good. Didn't need the full portions as even the lunch portions can be too big.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Steve
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We ordered a pasta with meat dish (chicken and sausage) and it had so little meat we had to send it back - it came back with only a skimpy amount of meat! The salad, eggplant parmiganio, and cheese manicotti were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bucca going down hill
    buddy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've eaten there for years, service was great but the food seemed really mediocre this time and the prices seem to be going up at the same time. Don't know if I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 14-person group including 2 infants
    muffulettaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great service, great food - really did a nice job. Will be back! Service was perfectly paced and we had 10 adults, 2 kids, and 2 infants with us. Food was great! Only thing that was slightly bad was 7 of us were stuck against a wall in a corner, making it near impossible for the people to get out without moving all 7 people. But Saturday night at 6:45, we had a great time with 14 people! :-) Very pleased
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-theater meal
    YUMMMMM
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We ate at Buca di Beppo last Friday before a play at the Orpheum. Excellent service by Josh. He helped us decide how many entrees based on party size (and appetite) while not overselling. 3 of the guests were making their first visit to Buca and I'm certain they'll be back. It was my first chance to visit the Minneapolis location and the food and service were impeccable. A little noisier then the Scottsdale or Columbus locations I visit often, but it could have just been the groups around us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buca's for memories
    PaulBunayn
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    On the advice of my son my wife and I had dinner for our 42 nd anniversary at Buca's. This was our first visit to this eatery - we found it to be magnificent. The atmosphere made for a very memorable meal. Service was friendly and impeccable. We had Cheese Manicotti and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken. Both were well prepared, presented well and delicious. We will not wait another 42 years to return to Buca's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious but finicky.
    Ptrand01
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While the food was great it took about half an hour for them to validate their most publicized coupon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rehearsal dinner
    goodeater
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was the best restaurant I could have picked for a wedding rehearsal/groom's dinner. Absolutely perfect!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still overpriced
    Fstlmn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Haven't been here in a while, but not much has changed. Big portions of so so Italian food. The wait staff tries to upsell. No prices in the various menus for the wines and beer. Everything was sort of flavorless. The lasagna was dry and overcooked. We did get in and out faster than usual. Nice for a large group that can agree on severs dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 402 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis reviews archive.
  • traveler
    travelersVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Stuck in a corner. Waiter didn't know about a beer on the menu. Hardly saw him. Cook had to clear our plates! Gave wrong dessert & when I tried to tell him he insited that it was the one I ordered! I know I said the right one, I'd been looking forward to it ALL day! It wasn't the first time we ate at one of there restrurants either! Will NEVER eat at ANY of there restaurants again! Took them off my email list! Worst experience ever! Very disappointed!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent Fare
    jhagen902
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We don't visit Buca very often because the portions are simply too large and expensive for two people. First, you have to agree on a single entree because the small size of each one is too large for two people. And, the food is good, but not spectacular, so it's hard to justify the cost. With a larger group (we had five), it is a it more manageable, but agreeing on what to have becomes that much more difficult. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Beth
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ask for Julien to be your waiter. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a large group
    sskm
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I recently hosted an event for a larger group (15 people) here. We really enjoyed the food, the wine, etc. Good service. I would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Gathering Dinner
    ErichMN
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Informal, food served family style which made it great for our birthday celebration, encouraging interaction among our small group members. Everyone liked everything and portions are generous. This Buca di Beppo (I think the original one) has a happy and close neighborhood and old world feel. We have been there only for dinners and will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Spot
    MPLSMike
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We haven't been to Buca for a long time and were looking for a place for 7 of us to eat. Great time and food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Impossible not to have a good time at Buca's. All ages will enjoy the festive atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was just ok
    Ajfriends
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Really didn't like the food. Bread was good. Service was good. Waitress could have told us how large the sizes truly were, we did tell her it was out first time there, ended up spending way too much with way too baby leftovers. But I will never go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice family restaurant
    Tucsonlightning
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This was a nice family style Italian restaurant. The food is served family style. It was average quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and lots of it
    blanch64
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was outstanding at this restaurant and we had enough left over for a whole lunch the next day. I will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Sercvice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had reservation for 5:15pm. Overbooked. Waited 40 minutes with senior citizens standing in the entrance. Very unprofessional. Good food, sadly an extremely unpleasant experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    BabycakeVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We always go for the meat lasagna. It is always consistently well made with lots of flavor, it is so delish. I also love and enjoy their meatballs. Great place to go for well prepared italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed, Fun, and Tasty
    BaJa
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made a last minute reservation at Buca on Mother's Day and it worked out perfectly. The atmosphere is fun and easy, and the food was great. The service was attentive and accommodating. We were first seated next to a very loud table of about 15 people and before we even had a chance to ask to be moved out server initiated the move for us to a quieter spot. The chocolate cake was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.