Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6122880138x
  • 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
59 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)special occasion (26)kid-friendly (21)neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)romantic (6)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • traveler
    travelers
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 391 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis reviews archive.
  • 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.
  • Buca di Mother's Day
    Geneva
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My mom has been begging my dad and I to go to Buca with her for the past few years. We hadn't been there for at least 10 years. I knew that's where we would take her for mother's day. And it was great. She was ecstatic! The only downfall was that this was also Prom night for some and a group of about 70 high school students prevented us from getting seated at our reserved time. That said, we got to hang out in the bar and were treated really well by all the staff. We didn't mind waiting because of how nice everyone was. We will definitely be back, and before 10 years lapses again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Overall Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a group of 13 for a post Confirmation celebration. Family Style added to the experience because everyone was able to try the same dishes. The server was attentive though sometimes we were lacking a few plates here and there. The seating was crowded but maybe thats expected when there are so many people dining together. The food was very good - loved the antipasto salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dancers
    DanceMom
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We came to Bucca for dinner as a group of Moms with our young daughters after a nearby Dance Competition and were very impressed! Great staff, great food and everything came out at the perfect speed! We all had a blast! Perfect place to celebrate our victory!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Was there for my birthday this past Friday! Ordered the chicken carbonara w green beans. Meal was delicious! And we even had leftovers!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and great service
    Danomite80
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Come hungry and you won't be disappointed. Went to Buca's for Easter Brunch because that was one of the only options for brunch in the cities. I am very glad we did though, service and food were great.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Night!
    Firestarter
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our night out at Buca was exactly what I had hoped it would be. The ambiance, the food and the service were perfect for a romantic night out with my beautiful wife. Thanks to all the staff for helping make this a super special night! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food as usual but the
    Dave
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Good food as usual but the noise level was off the charts that night due to a large group that was seated next to us. I know it's tough as a restaurant to accommodate large groups but shoehorning a group of 12 into that small back room was not a good move. Other than that we had a good time. This downtown Buca location offers a lot of charm and the parking is easy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confirmation Dinner
    jackputz
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We chose Buca because my daughter who was celebration her Confirmation loves Italian food. This was a different but awesome experience for our whole family. I like it when my kids enjoy things out of the ordinary and they try things "out of the box". Great experience and great food. The wait staff was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed my daighter's 24th
    Anneliz
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We enjoyed my daighter's 24th birthday here. The food and service was excellent and we enjoyed the family style dining as you get to try a few different entrees. The price is reasonable. We will come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    ads21
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I had been there once about 6 years ago or so. It was as good as I remember it. Would like to go back again to try different things. Large portions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, yummy food, great place!
    TaheJulious
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My husband and I went there a couple of times already and we just loooved the food (many great choices to try from the menu). The place is really comfy and original, with an Italian touch. Kind and thoughtful service. Desserts are rich and tasty as well, so it's good to keep some room for them as well! We are so going to be back with our friends and family soon=)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, a couple surprises
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The food was pretty good at Buca di Beppo. The ravioli had that delicious handmade al dente texture and taste, with chunky meat sauce. We also ordered the 1893 di Beppo salad, which had everything on it that an Italian salad would need. We ordered the Chicken Carbonara, which had approximately ONE chicken breast total sliced up in a Large family-style portion. The cream sauce was bland and the prosciutto was smoked to a crisp. Very odd to taste the smokiness of the prosciutto over all other flavors in the pasta. The server informed us on two different occasions that they were out of something we asked for. We were just a little underwhelmed by the food this time around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality of food very poor,
    Disappointed
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Quality of food very poor, bread tasted raw, baked dish was not baked just some pasta tossed with a little sausage( very little) and sauce. Drinks very expensive, priced well above average . If we were to compare the quality of the food to that of ,shall we say Macaroni Grill, Buca would be like a Mc Donald's .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    AliandChris
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband and I got to have a night out without our little one and our experience here was amazing. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! Will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time at the
    ZachAnderson
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had a great time at the restaurant! The food was top notch. The wait staff was by far some of the best we have had at any place in quite some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, good time
    MSPFoodie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Went with a friend for a 9:15 reservation.. Showed up around 9 but had to wait until 9:15 to be seated (even though there were tons of tables.. Though a large group had just left so we were sympathetic.) Sat next to a birthday party, no qualms about that.. we know it's a group setting restaurant.. The food was great though.. And the server was nice, But she seemed super busy and we were kinda tucked away in the corner.. One thing though, My pet peeve is to never have an empty beverage cup since we can't go refill it ourselves.. and my cup was NEVER empty. Kudos!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic