Buca di Beppo - Pineville
Buca di Beppo - Pineville

Buca di Beppo - Pineville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (704) 542-5146
  • 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: Jhonnel Alvarez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, 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: 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: Pineville Matthews Road/Rt 51 and 485
  • Public Transit: CAT bus stop at Caroline Place Mall.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in private lot. Additional parking in mall parking lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Pineville
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 - Pineville reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (58)special occasion (41)kid-friendly (32)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (15)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (7)hot spot (6)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Reservation Disaster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This was approximately the 4th time in the last 2 years that I made a reservation at BUCA with the added comment of "table in the kitchen". Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes before my reservation BUCA called and said I had to call in the request for the "table in the kitchen". That was not a requirement any of the other 3 times. What could I do, but go to what was to be a special birthday celebration to just like any other restaurant. Wow - they offered me a free dessert only after I told them how unhappy I was.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great time at Buca!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Three co-workers and I visited Charlotte to attend the Southern Christmas Show and do some early holiday shopping. I made reservations, but when we patiently waited for a 50th Anniversary Party to be seated, we were asked if we would like the table in the kitchen. We LOVED it and had a blast! The "behind the scene" kitchen personnel were great. They showed us a variety of dishes as each was prepared for other diners. All seemed to have a good time working at Buca!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luck of the draw
    Andrew
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Been here twice now and both experiences have been bad. The food is good, the service mixed, and the ambiance aright if you are able to enjoy it. They have the place broken up into small rooms with large tables that encourage larger groups. Which means the likelihood of then seating a 12 year old soccer team the next table over, all the more likely. In the end both experiences I have had here were ruined by the crowdedness and the volume of the people around me. The food though is good, it's just the luck of the draw.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Baybay
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Nice atomosphere, waitress not real friendly, we had a dramatic diner with us, she started out strong but then service fell off. Don't see the point of birthday candles with no cake seems cheesy. Was also put out that bread was not included.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My fiance and had a dinner to remember. She was so very happy we will make it our special place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Joe's Cellar"-Convivial atmosphere
    Lansing
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Presented pretty much as expected: Large, family style portions of reasonably good, but not exceptional Italian fare. Extremely crowded with slow service as a result. Kitschy décor, yet pleasantly whimsical and in keeping with the theme. Noise level made conversation between our party of 8 challenging at best, and almost impossible at worst. Reasonably priced. Wine list is poor. For large groups of friends (with undiscriminating palates) it can be an appropriate dining destination if one simply wants a fun, casual venue with emphasis on quantity rather than quality.
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  • Great food
    CharlotteLady
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were able to get the kitchen table. So much fun. Get to see everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dawn5@truvista.net
    Gates1985
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    WE HAD A SUPER TIME EATING BEFORE THE Game !! Food was outstanding !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for date-night
    Cookmommy3
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was great, service was fantastic! The walk through the kitchen was great. Never have I been to a restaurant that allows you to tour the kitchen. Kitchen staff was very nice and respectful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family-Friendly...Great Food
    VATrvlr
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is NOT a "sophisticated setting" for "fine Italian cuisine" - it is a good place for some great Italian food! Bring the kids, as the emphasis is very much on the family - they are not kidding when they tell you that a "Small" order of pasta will easily satisfy two hungry adults. The menu has a nice selection of dishes (it's not just pasta.) Our Sever was friendly & professional, and everything we ordered was delicious, served hot, and nicely presented. My only advice: whatever you do, MAKE A RESERVATION! While we were checking in with the Hostess for our 5:45 PM reservation on a Saturday evening, walk-in's were being told that there would probably not be anything available for a party of 5 until at least 7:30 PM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - service could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Unfortunately we had to wait a while for our server to come take our order for our drinks. When he did finally come, he was personable, but forgot to deliver plates, so when our salad arrived they had to go searching for plates for us to eat it on. The overall wait for our food (margherita pizza and baked ziti) was very long and when it was delivered the pizza was cold. Food was delicious though, but it would have been better to eat at least a luke-warm pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Sat beside a high school group and it was way too loud. Couldn't hear myself think
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced and overrated.
    hungryguyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food is just okay. Service a little slow. Overpriced even for family style.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun as always
    loveitalianVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Buca is always a fun place to take a group. A group of co-workers went there for a birthday celebration, and no one was disappointed by the food. Even the lunch portions were substantial, and the giant slice of double dark chocolate cake that we split for dessert was the best part. We're still talking about it two days later!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but some things lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was good as usual, but the service was very slow. Our waitress was obviously new and although she was nice I think she needed some additional training. I ordered off the gluten free menu and had excellent chicken marsala, but it came without any side. I'm surprised that they don't have gluten free pasta yet as an option. Most italian restaurants do have gluten free pasta now. I think Buca is missing the boat by not offering it. I'll probably go somewhere else next time where they offer gluten free pasta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    VeryDisappointed
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The restaurant was nice but some of the food was cold when it came to the table and had to be sent back. The waitress was ok.....We were having a surprise birthday gathering. After dinner, secretly asked the waitress to bring the birthday cake to the table. She comes to the table and say let me clear the table for some cake. I was very upset with that. I put alot of effort in trying to make this work. To be honest with you no one was really impressed and really being excited about dining in your establishment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chelsea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Waitress was fantastic. Had a great smile and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always pleased!
    Flotow7
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrate our birthdays here and the staff always makes it great! Never disappointed in the service or the quality of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colttrev
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was good but the service was very bad we thought about changing our waitress name to I'm so sorry we opened are own wine because she could not figure it out and the birthday kid that ordered off the kids menu (pizza) was 20 min after all the food came out she could not keep anything straight and had to asking the same questions very upset with service since we had two birthdays
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been going to Bucca for a few years, and every time we go, we always have a great experience. The staff is fantastic, service is always great, the food great and the atmosphere is wonderful. We love all the items on the menu, I have no favorites, because no matter what you choose, it is so good. I recommend Bucca to all!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ton o' food
    Bruce
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Booked on Open Table, right after I got the confirming email I called the restaurant and asked if the kitchen table was available. I happen to enjoy sitting in the kitchen. So I was disappointed that my wife and my daughter weren't fans of the experience. But Buca was awesome - they swapped us right out into another table immediately without a wait. Woot! We chose the large tossed salad to start and then three big entrees to share. Yep, that was probably too much food. Huge platter of Eggplant Parmesan. Big tray of cheese manicotti. Ginormous vat of shrimp fettuccine Alfredo. All really delicious, all really big servings. We took a shedload of it home with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Garlic
    MKiser
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The garlic bread I love but this occasion it was too much. Other than that everything was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joey
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Chicken Parm was excellent, but the baked Ziti was tasty, but very dry and needed more sauce. Our waiter was pleasant, but was lost for most of the meal as I rec'd my glass of wine right before I took the last bite of my meal. But overall a good meal and we will return and give all a 2nd chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    LibbyandMike
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for a Sat. night birthday party for me! All six of us had a wonderful time. Teriffic food, service, and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    NatalieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was a great dining experience. We were celebrating our friends birthday and the service was outstanding! We were able to sit in a nice booth with a great ambiance! I recommend this place for family groups, small groups, and couple dating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • That's amore!
    ncstargazing
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The garlic bread is amazing and there is food o'plenty. I always eat too much, when I visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRADITION AT BUCA
    TRADITIONS
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As a family, we celebrate our birthday and special occasion dinners at Buca and LOVE the tradition that we began years ago. We have so much enjoyement being together and celebrating over some of the best Italian food ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun time with friends
    Msuivy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been here many times and we love coming here with friends. Each entree is ala carte, so you order the salad, etc. separately. we love the mozzeralla cheese bread and always start with that. This time we had cheese ravioli, chicken stuffed with ham, seafood linguini. They were all amazing. Made it to derrerst this time, first time ever. Easy dining for group, several children in restaurant as well so very family friendly. It can be a bit loud depending on which room you are in, they each have a different theme. Great casual dining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your appetite
    AlFromNC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was our first time dining at any Buca, and we were overall pleased. Service was good, our hostess very friendly. For those unfamiliar, make sure you understand that they have few single-portion servings. Appetizers and entrees come in a small size (serves 2-4) and large (service 4-8). Therefore, it's most convenient for larger groups that plan to split their orders. For just me and my wife, it was a bit too much food, and we were a little bothered that we ordered just the one entree between us. If you can deal with this, go there. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but pricey and busy!
    eatinUP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We wanted more personable service and our waiter was way too busy. I felt rushed through our dinner...like a hurry up and get out kind of vibe. It was my friend's birthday and they asked if we wanted to order dessert but didn't provide a free Sunday or anything for her like most places. The chicken we ordered was amazing! That I would go there for again and again. My daughter got chicken parm and the chicken was a rock and was very quickly resolved and she was brought a new piece of chicken and was delicious. I still think that for 1 appetizer, 1 entrée with 1 side, 1 kids meal and 4 total alcoholic beverages... $112 is a little high. Especially with no leftovers or birthday dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining experience
    Katruth
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I love this place! It's always crowded and noisy, but the food is very tasty.....albeit expensive. There's enough going on that it's fun. I wouldn't recommend it unless you like a bustling atmosphere. Service was good.........food was tasty and hot. I love their Caesar Salad. I'm a cook, and I don't like to shell money out for tasteless food.......this place is worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for our Group
    Soccermom74
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a large party of 40 in town for a soccer tournament. They were able to seat our group all in one room, kids at one table, adults at the other. Trey and his team were very friendly and efficient and did an excellent job keeping the bill straight (sorry for all the separate checks). We had the mussles, caprese, salmon and Alfredo pasta. All were excellent. We would definitely visit here again! Wish they had a Buco in South Carolina!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We used to go here more often but their prices are going up too quickly for us
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is fantastic! Service great! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Extremely overpriced. Cost $100 for my husband and I plus 1 kids meal. Portions were not significantly larger than other restaurants to warrant the exorbitant price tags. The garlic bread was dry and tasted of burnt garlic powder. Our salad tasted dirty. The baked ziti was bland and very dry. Should have gone to Maggiano's for half the price and double the food! This was our first and last visit to Bucca! Can't believe we had a $50 gift card and a $10 off coupon and it still cost us $40, and all we left the restaurant with was a tiny bit of ziti.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • visitor
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food and service was great I would certainly go again if in area. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    favrestaurant
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's birthday at your restaurant on 8/11/14. Not only was the food excellent (as usual) the attention given to our celebration was great. This is one of our favorite restaurants in NC. And our experience this time lived up to and beyond my expectations!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Trip
    SimplySusan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Lively dining area. Nice variety offered on menu. Great teamwork among co-workers. Overall nice experience. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food
    Mary
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always enjoy the great food at Buca di Beppo. Great service and staff. wide variety of menu choices. I am a regular. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunny2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My boyfriend and I dine at Buca's often and find the atmosphere very vibrant and the food never disappoints. We've tried a large number of dishes and have enjoyed them all. I highly recommend Buca's to all Italian food lovers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate