Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia
Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia
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Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 2155452818
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: John Holloman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.
  • Private Party Contact: DeShawn Seymore 2155452818

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A word from Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia
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 up to two and BUCA LARGE feeds up to four. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our décor, 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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Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The place was dea yet we had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    The place was dea yet we had to wait 20 minutes after our reservation time for a table. The hostess said she had to bust tables but when we were seated only one table was occupied and none ever went into the room so nothing had been bust. The server was nice. The food was terrible. The salad dressing had no flavor and the pasta sauce was bland at best. Will never go back.
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  • I love eatting at Buca Di
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    I love eatting at Buca Di Beppo there food and service is awsome!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Best seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2012
    The 2nd time around was so good. My gf surprised me by asking for seating in the kitchen. By far one of the best seats at any restaurant I have been to. If you never sat at the kitchen table, you are very much missing out. The chefs even make small talk with you.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've dined at Buca for many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    I've dined at Buca for many special occassions -- most recently for my 23rd birthday. The food is to die for and the decor is eccentric -- a never ending conversation piece. Service has been exceptional every time. Future guests wil not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We requested items which they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    We requested items which they used to serve but are no longer on the menu. They tried to accommodate us, but one of the dishes was not up to par. Our waiter realized it and gave us two additional entree's to make up for it. We learned not to special order, but we give high marks to our waiter, George.
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    kid-friendly
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  • WAITER SEEMED IMPATIENT WITH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    WAITER SEEMED IMPATIENT WITH US. MY SISTER WANTED TO BUY A BOTTLE OF YOUR WINE. AFTER SHE HAD ALREADY ORDERED A GLASS OF IT AND WAS TOLD THE BOTTLE HAD TO BE OPENED AND A GLASS HAD TO BE POURED. WHY WASN'T THAT EXPLAINED SO THAT SHE COULD OF HAD A GLASS OUT OF THE BOTTLE SHE WOULD HAVE BOUGHT.
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    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Never Disapoints
    TheBigCheeseVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    We always Rader Linguini Frutti Del Mar (Calimari, Shrimp, Musss, etc.) and it never dissapoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Just a fun restaurant to visit.
    LAURA
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Just a fun restaurant to visit. I like the "sharing" of the dishes, then you can try more items. Fun to look around at all the kitschy decor too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Enjoyed a delicious lunch
    sfseattleVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Enjoyed a delicious lunch consisting of a refreshing Apple Gorgonzola Salad (with Granny Smith apple slices, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola cheese), followed by a Baked Rigatoni (with meat sauce, spicy Italian sausage, mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta cheeses). The Baked Rigatoni arrived hot and was very filling. Our server Manda did an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We were a few minutes late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    We were a few minutes late for the reservation on a Saturday night, but were still greeted cheerfully and immediately taken to a table. Our server was friendly and energetic and offered to explain the menu. We replied that we knew precisely what we wanted, that we were in a bit of a rush with theater tickets for less than an hour from the reservation time, and had a coupon, but she did not waver in her superior service. The food was delicious, the server was wonderful, and the experience was even better than we had hoped. We will be back. :)
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  • A Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    This has been one of my favorite places since I moved to Center City in 2007. The food is outstanding, I have never been disappointed. The service is also wonderful, with very knowledgeable waiters/waitresses who always suggest the perfect dessert or drink. If you love Italian food, look no further, you have found the perfect place. Great for every age and reasonably priced menu. The entree is served family style, with the small size appropriate for 2 people or the large size for 4 or more. I mention that mainly because some love that style, while some people prefer an individual entree for each person in your party. You can get an individual entree at lunch time, just not dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant! Enjoy!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • A Unique and Fun Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Buca di Beppo makes for a unique and fun dining experience with its Italian and Vatican themed decor. They offer a great variety of delicious dishes for the whole family and an attentive wait staff. They even give you a tour of the kitchen and other rooms in the restaurant. The food is terrific and served in family style options if you wish. The giant brownie sundae topped off an excellent and enjoyable evening of dining at Buca di Beppo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • me and my two girlfriends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    me and my two girlfriends went to buca di beppo after work on friday. there was not many people there so it was quiet. it took awhile for the server to come and get our order. when i tried to order a drink the white sangria they were all out of the mix on a friday night at 5pm? then i went for a frozen peach bellini and the blender was broken? it was very weird that everything in the bar was broken or out of it, so i was high disappointed.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Enjoyed a delicious lunch
    sfseattleVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    Enjoyed a delicious lunch consisting of an Insalate Fresca and Chicken Caprese Pasta dish. The Insalate Fresca (sautéed baby shrimp, watermelon chunks, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, romaine, iceberg, baby spinach) was a very refreshing salad. The Chicken Caprese Pasta (sautéed chicken breast slices, mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic, penne pasta and grape tomatoes) was served hot and was a nice complement to the salad. Our server Scott did an outstanding job.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The food was great & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    The food was great & service good also. We had the linguini with the seafood which was so tasty. We loved it. The seafood appetizer was also good. The only negative thing was it was very hot & humid that night & the AC wasn't working properly & it was uncomfortably warm where we were sitting. They said it's like that every day.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Will keep going back for more!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Caesar Salad was great as usual. We attempt to try something new every time and this time ordered the pork chops. Excellent choice (my favorite so far). My father also likes spaghetti with olive oil and garlic and they accommodated us, even though it is not on their menu. But it did arrive on the cold side. Overall -- an excellent meal.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We were there to celebrate
    SarahJ
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    We were there to celebrate my daughters last day of school and her straight A's. Chris was our waiter and he was just awesome. We sat at the kitchen table which was a blast. Got to see people walking through and the chefs making all the food. We had the chicken lemone, chicken parm and fettuccini alfredo. Everything was delicious! We had the cheesecake for desert and when he brought us the dessert, he brought my daughter a card that he had taken around to the other staff to have sign that congratulates her on her straight A's and encouraged her to continue the good work. Overall just a wonderful experience.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It took a while to be seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    It took a while to be seated in this busy restaurant - even with a reservation - but once we were, the food and service were perfect for the occasion. The atmosphere is lively, and it's great for kids.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • We were celebrating our daughter's
    Johnsa
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    We were celebrating our daughter's graduation and wanted a "fun" place that was kid friendly as we had our 4 year old grand daughter with us. The entire experience was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    Buca was really nice. I've heard good things about the chain in general but just have never been. After going there, I'm sure I'll be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • This is my twin grandsons
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    This is my twin grandsons (age 5) favorite place. It is great for kids,and the food is varied enough ti be satisfying for adults. The wait service is very friendly and accommodating.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • This is a great restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    This is a great restaurant. This was my second time here and I enjoyed both times. Great staff, good food (hot hot hot), and good setting.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an early reservation
    vegeater
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    We had an early reservation for dinner (5:45); we were seated immediately in a cozy booth. The atmosphere is fun and warm(the pictures are a hoot!). Our food was delicious, our server competent and the manager visited our table to be sure we were happy. We ordered small servings for three people and still had some of our entree left.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Great Place to Celebrate
    Jz33
    Dined on 5/14/2012
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia. We were there for a special occasion and were given plenty of time to talk, laugh and most importantly enjoy the Great Food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was my first time eatting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    It was my first time eatting at this restaurant. The food was good not great. The Alfredo sauce was very bland, have tasted better from a jar. The overall experience was good enough to go back.
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    good for groups
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  • service was really bad, waited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    service was really bad, waited too long for drinks and food; sat next to kitchen, way too loud; busboy crashing dishes into bus pan; overall, food good but bad experience.
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  • Took my mom for a early mothers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Took my mom for a early mothers day and it was absolutely great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • This was the second time that
    susie
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    This was the second time that I requested a table and when we arrived they wanted to give us a booth. I even remind them when we checked in. Then they forgot to bring one of our entrees until we had finished eating. The restaurant is not well organized or supervised. Very different from the others we have visited.
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  • As always Buca does not disappoint.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    As always Buca does not disappoint. You get a great menu with more choices than you know what to do with and the portions are huge. You will always have a to go bag. This is one of the best chain restaurants around. I wish there were more in the NY area.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Food as always was very good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Food as always was very good, the hostess was wonderful and very helpful; but the waitress and the manager were terrible. We had reservations for after a show, were seated quickly, had our drink order taken and then never saw anyone for another 25 minutes. This theme continued through the entire meal, and then when the manager checked in he walked away before hearing what we had to say as though no one was speaking or he didn't hear us. Simply unacceptable!
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  • food was great salad was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    food was great salad was the very best outstanding place to eat
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Server Chris was great as the food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Way too much food! Excellent food! Still eating the left overs. Great experience. Celebrated Mom's birthday with the whole group (8). She was thrilled and we were in our own world. Great server Chris. (Ask for him)
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • My children go to college
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    My children go to college in Philly and we wanted to visit them and take them out for lunch. My son suggested Buca's. We have one near where we live, however, my husband & I have never been there. It was absolutly one of the best dining experiences that we've had as a family. The food, service and atmosphere where fabulous!! We will definitly come again. Thank you for making our visit a memorable one!
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  • Always a good place to go
    Carole
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Always a good place to go before the theater/concert. Good food. Good prices.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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  • I get the feeling "Buca di
    SteadyeddieVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    I get the feeling "Buca di Beppo" is Italian for "value." Oh sure, you can find better -- and more expensive -- Italian fare in Philly. But when you take everything into consideration ... the choices on the menu, the freshness and the taste, portions, the kitschy ambiance, the good service and the price, this is a darn good choice. Especially before a concert or a show. The "foodie" might turn up his nose; but the one looking for casual not pretentious, large portions of good food not tiny portions of gourmet cuisine and prices to fit everyone's budget at a convenient center city location will feel good about choosing Buca.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • We relly enjoyed our dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We relly enjoyed our dinner. The waitress was very nice and very attentive. We will be dining there again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The food was delicious. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    The food was delicious. We had salmon with pesto sauce, which came piping hot and veggie pizza, which had a nice assortment of toppings. Even though we had reservation, we still had to wait an hour before the food was served, which means we had to rush eating because we had show tickets. We did get rolls and salad right away, so we weren't starving while waiting, but we couldn't relax during the main meal.
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  • Awesome, can't go wrong.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2012
    Awesome, can't go wrong. Food was excellent, service was friendly and consistent. We will come back.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • I had a very enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    I had a very enjoyable experience as I took my mom for her birthday. The food was phenomenal, and the service could not have been any better. I would recommend this place for a romantic date or a place for friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The experience was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    The experience was great. They allow online reservations, and even last-minute adjustments to them. The service was excellent, and not crowded at all. Waiter was interactive, understanding to the situation, and intelligently suggestive, per our choice of meal. Food didn't take forever to arrive, and tasted great, although we spent more time talking than stuffing our faces. It really was a great experience. Highly recommended semi-formal atmosphere for a small to moderate group size.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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