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Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: minneapolis@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: Italian, American, 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 & 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: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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=)"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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"
    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!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The pasta was perfect as was the pizza - the chicken marsala a little over done."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This was the first time I had been to Buca Di Beppo and I loved it. The decor itself was a little to all over the place for my taste but the food was delicious and while a little pricey the quality and quantity were superb. If I had to say anything against it the only thing it would be is that the standard house bread that came with our order seemed dry."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Love the layout of the downtown Minneapolis location. Many smaller rooms make a quieter restaurant so conversation is easy. Service was top notch and food delicious. Love the Apple Gorgonzola Salad. Baked Ziti was excellent too. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went in a group of 4 on Valentines Day for dinner... Had a great time. The ambience is very nice and its not too noisy. So people can have a conversation. The food was tasty and there were a decent number of vegetarian options available which was good since my wife is vegetarian. We really loved the Veg Lasagne... A must try!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had a great time with my girlfriend here. Buca di Beppo never lets me down!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "WOW! We loved the mozzarella sticks. They were so fresh and gooey! The rest of the meal was good too, and the service was quick. We didn't get complementary bread is the only missing part…"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great. Came fast and hot and fresh really good"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Besides a little rudeness from the hostess when we first arrived (was very curt and short with us) in addition to being seated a few minutes after our reservation time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While I have been a fan of Buca's for many years, and celebrated many a special occasion at the restaurant, I am not sure that I would return for lunch. Myself and my significant planned a workday lunch, giving ourselves almost one and a half hours of time at the restaurant, before we had to return to work. This was not a sufficient amount of time, and we had to eat out meal very rapidly and rush out. It took 10 minutes to be seated and speak to our waitress, we spent 10 minutes making drink orders and figuring out what we wanted for lunch, but then it took more than 45 minutes for our food. Bottom line, good field and nice for groups, but not for lunch or the time-conscious diner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When the 2 of us arrived, the place was nearly empty, and it was easy to converse. As we progressed through our meal, a large group was seated near us, at which point it became difficult to chat. That's part of the Buca deal, so we weren't too disappointed--it's just something to be prepared for. Our food was pretty good, and the service was great. The house Chianti is kind of spendy, for what it is, but the bread is awesome!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The garlic cheese bread came out with barely any cheese on it. The pasta bowls were huge, but not all that tasty. If you like big family style portions and a cool atmosphere, but don't care so much about how good the food tastes, then this is the place for you. Glad I tried it, but will never go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Every time we visit family in Minnesota, we have to have an Italian family dinner at Buca's!!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "DELICIOUS! This was my families first time eating at Buca and we would love to go back everyday if we could. Our server was phenomenal and the food was terrific!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is a great place to eat as well as a great place to take a look at the way things used to be. The pictures on the walls on fantastic.The music is so romantic and the food is made with amore."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Thanks for a great birthday supper for our daughter - settled in a cosy corner with three grandchildren who loved the bread and spaghetti, us 6 adults enjoyed the evening together - the food was great, fun to share several entres. Great service."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We couldn't have selected a better place for our group of energetic teenagers to dine before a Timberwolves game. Te menu is full of teen favorites: pizza and pasta, and the atmosphere is fun and rowdy, like every teen I know!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a party of 13 for our office holiday party. This was a dessert only party and our waitress was very helpful and observant. The desserts were delicious and the sizes were quite generous- fitting to the family style of serving. More of us should have shared but we were able to take them home to enjoy later. We are never disappointed with Buca. We'd never eaten at the downtown location and it was cozy and fun, just as the other locations are."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "$20 for 2 chicken breasts with sauce? HUH? WAY overpriced! Bland enough for Grandma, NO excitement or surprises whatsoever. I can "cook" like this myself at home - for less than FIVE BUCKS! Pasta was enormous, enough for 5. But $40 for 2 simple dinners? HA! Maybe see you again - when it's 2 for ONE!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "nice place to share a meal with family. choices are plentiful and everything tasted yummy. the atmosphere is cozy in the basement level of the building. Our waiter did a good job of bringing out our choices as they were ready so we could keep the feast going."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Years ago, Buca was a destination restaurant. There were lines out the door seven nights a week, and once you finally got seated the service was quirky, fun and efficient. The menu was written on a chalkboard and even though it seldom changed, there were specials that got added and removed as they were available. This is now very obviously a franchised restaurant, and even the original, flagship restaurant in downtown Minneapolis seems to be wearing the transition poorly. Don't get me wrong ... the service was fine. The food was about as good as I remember it. But the energy of the place is gone. This is probably best for groups at this point, where you bring your own excitement. Our "group" of 3 was underwhelmed."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Buca is a favorite among my friends for special occasions and group outings. Everything is family style, so it is fun to try multiple dishes that please every member of the group."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great food at a great price! Love the family style format!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "very friendly and helped us with our order. The food was good. However. The hot food came before the salad and when the waitress saw that she said it must have been a misorder from some other table. there was plenty for the two of us When the waitress brought the check, she had combined our table with another table I brought the check back to her to correct. the only way I caught it s that there was an itemized receipt and then the tab to sign. The itemized receipt showed $167.00 while the tab receipt showed $62.00 she did correct and pointed out that she didnt have the desert. our table owed $97.00. overall we enjoyed the experience, however there should have been a compensation for the errors."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My date and I came here before going to the Orpheum because it was close to the theater. Ambiance is old school...lot of history. Good for a large group because the portions are enormous and is served family style. My advice for couples: agree on one entree and share it. But all in all it was good food, excellent service and a nice place for a special occasion or big group. Be prepared for it to be noisy...not romantic or quiet."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The food was amazing, though the lighting gave me a bit of a headache and the floor was incredibly packed."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I would have liked a better table with making reservations quite a bit in advance. We were squeezed in a small space for a party of nine."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We decided to go to Buca before the Arrow Awards at the Walker. Our daughter's boyfriend is visiting from the Netherlands and I swear he must think all we do is eat. He's right!!! What is more Minnestan than a huge family style Italian dinner at Buca, before you enjoy a night of British advertisements? We all had a great time.The food was incredible and we even had some leftover. Our waiter was charming and funny as heck. We got there before the rush and the folks around us were pretty quiet. The table behind us was the Pope table. You have to see the Pope table to appreciate it. Huge portions, great fun!!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We enjoyed a great Christmas dinner at Buca! The service was fantastic, the food very tasty. The kids particularly enjoyed the HUGE brownie sundae we shared. Thank you for a great experience on the holiday."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Always great food and service. My wife and I love the chopped salad and pastas."
    Dined on 12/25/2013