Buca di Beppo - Pittsburgh - Station Square
Buca di Beppo - Pittsburgh - Station Square

Buca di Beppo - Pittsburgh - Station Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (412) 471-9463
  • 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: Joby Morgan
  • 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, 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: Carson Street
  • Public Transit: Port Authority Bus Service - Carson Stop or Smithfield Street Bridge stop

    Port Authority Trolley Station Square stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self-parking available in two public lots at Station Square.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Pittsburgh - Station Square
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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Buca di Beppo - Pittsburgh - Station Square reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (64)special occasion (38)kid-friendly (28)fit for foodies (16)romantic (14)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (10)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great Food & Service...
    dillonjul
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We went to Buca for the first time as a family (4 of us, including a 7 year old and 3.5 year old) Friday night. Our server was awesome and the food was great; however, when I sat down in the booth, I almost sat on the floor. The seating certainly needs some updating. Additionally, the table(s) next to us had adults at one table and 4-5 young children at the other table. The kids were so noisy and undiciplined that we almost could not hear our own conversation. It was so bad that my kids (again 7 & 3.5) were stunned at the noise. I know that Buca can't do anything about misbehaving patrons; however, they can seat others away from noisy tables so that we can also enjoy our own conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The evening was perfect and the reservation was on right on time. The three friends I took was their first time at Buca di beppo and the food portions were perfect. The server made us feel very welcome and answered all of our questions. She gave us very good recommendations and was very patient and kind. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaeAnn
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food was excellent. The best Chicken Marsala I ever ate. Jeffery was an excellent waiter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little rushed
    Kevin
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Don't know if it was due to a high traffic night (Saturday) but the food came out very fast. Would have liked a little more time to sit and talk with my wine between courses. Won't prevent me from going back if the opportunity presents itself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere and seevice
    Rahh5221
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I love the idea of this restaurant but the food didn't have much taste. Meatballs were great but spaghetti was very bland. Brownie dessert was good too. It was a good experience overall but I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standard Italian
    Foodie2
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place for groups. Can find something on the menu for everyone. Service was good and they were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as expected
    Lizz
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had not vnever been to Bucca but I am not big on going out for Italian food since it's so easy to make. Drinks were very expensive and food was pricey considering it's nothing special but nothing was bad. Everything tasted good and service was good but it definitely won't become a regular spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration Dinner
    HungryMan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food overall was very good. We liked some things better than others. The price seemed a bit steep though for the quality...nothing blew us away or justified the $30+ price tag for a large portion. The drinks were very overpriced. We went with a group of 10, made reservations a week in advanced, and still ended up with 2 separate tables beside each other, making it very hard to enjoy the family style dining they offer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Italian Restaurant!!
    foodmaven
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love this place...best Italian food in Pittsburgh!! Chicken Parmesan can't be beat! Large portions, family style...amazing food! You won't be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful service
    kimmynibler
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My boyfriend's parents were in from out of town. It was the first time his parents met my parents. We had a wonderful and the waitress was wonderful. My mom is a waitress and kept raving about ours. We ordered a couple different plates and the waitress was very helpful. Our chicken prosciutto was burnt but she took it and another one came out very quickly and was delicious. I was really nervous for everyone to meet but it was a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating
    Vegeterianfriendly
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The specific food we ordered was split into different plates because of my daughter being a vegetarian. We wanted the meat separate from the pasta. The server was very accommodating to our requests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Expensive wine.
    dine4pleasure
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very attractive and amusing decor. You may need to wait a couple minutes for a greeter to appear. Good service otherwise.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy family dining.
    Yummy4all
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great family dining. Great portions and friendly service. Spacious booths - we will definitely go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner meeting
    golfergirl
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Pittsburgh Buca has been great for our small board meetings for the EWGA.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Place
    CookingQueen
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I love coming to Buca di Beppo! The food is awesome and the atmosphere is wonderful! I find myself craving the Apple Gongonzola Salad and hope they never take that off the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too noisy
    GoshenNY
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The last two times I have gone there while visiting our son at PITT, the room they put us in was a zoo. Last time it was a few very misbehaving kids that ruined the place for everyone else. This time they put us in a small room in the back, and in came a party of about 15 high school age girls who were so loud, everyone was complaining. However the staff did absolutely nothing to try to get them to lower the noise. It is much quieter at a One Direction concert !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great celebration
    2manyissues
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It began in a room where (after some checking) the air conditioning unit was stuck on. We were asked if we wanted free apps to warm us up until someone was coming to check that unit. No thank you. We asked to be moved. Manager said he would check to see if there was a place. So from the third floor to the first, and right next to the waitress/waiter station where the constant clanging/banging of dishes made our visit almost intolerable. I'm surprised the dishes withstood the treatment...although we did return a plate with large chips around the edges. Our waitress was wonderful, but that didn't outweigh the atmosphere where we were sitting. In an earlier phone call, I was suggested portion sizes to order. Too much; could have saved money.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romper Room ambience
    lillipanini
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've been to this Buca many times, so I completely get that this isn't a white tablecloth restaurant where folks speak in hushed tones. I wasn't however prepared for the Chucky Cheese like environment. A pre teen girl, her mom and a half dozen girlfriends screeched, "cheered," and played loud games of patty cake all through dinner. The managers response was not to ask them to tone it down, but to let it ride and offer us a free appetizer. Between the girls and the women drinking and screeching in the booth next to us, we literally couldnt have a conversation without screaming. We'll be talking about the sheer badness of the evening for years. And btw, I've never given a restaurant a bad review before now. It was that bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Buca Evening!
    SkipG
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We travel to Pittsburgh each year for a convention and always make a point to dine at Buca di Beppo with a group of friends. We had reservations for 7:00, but our group of five arrived at the restaurant about 45 minutes early and starving. The hostess seated us right away and we wasted no time ordering appetizers. With that done, we set about choosing our dinner entrees (always a challenge, given the many wonderful selections from which to choose). We did finally agree on our order and let the family-style feasting begin! The food and service were simply wonderful and we had a most enjoyable evening. We will be back next year!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kterry
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Bucca de Beppo restaurant is good for parties and occassions. Nothing outstanding. Friendly waitress but we were seated in the bar. Had we known the layout, ahead, we would have requested another table. The salad was quite good, pasta just OK. Drinks very highly priced but then, you are at Station Square, tourist mecca of Pittsburgh. We would try another place next time. Fun for kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The portions were so big that we had another meal for the two of us from the left overs! Great dessert menu and overall wonderful atmosphere! Definitely will be returning to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Family Get-Together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Staff was friendly and helpful, great service overall! A bit crowded, very busy, but we were well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kit
    Kate
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Love the food. A lot of TLC in prep of the food. Great portions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service but Lousy Food
    ciao
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very nice serving staff - very friendly and attentive. Food is awful even if priced reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner!
    Pghmommy123
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went here for my birthday with my two young children. It was great! The atmosphere was nice and the server was excellent. The good was very good and this is an excellent place for a family!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Service
    TrytoDine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful menu with a variety of choices. Unique atmosphere, enjoyed the black and white pictures of days gone by. Excellent service. Waitress took care of all our needs, checked with us numerous times. Food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissatisfied with service
    Jewelz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had reservation.Took 15 minutes to get seated.Served burnt bruschetta.Waited forever for food, one entree was spaghetti & meatballs, we were served spaghetti with sauce.Never got basket of Italian bread until finished.2nd time there.1st experience was with group of 12 &looked forward to returning.I made reservations for myself and significant other for and was quite ashamed&embarrassed after boasting about my prior experience. My bill was $100.Don't think I'll be returning unless with a large group.Seems like customers are catered to if there's a large party or Caucasian. Appeared to be a racial thing.People without reservation got seated first.What was the purpose of the registration?It wasn't crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SERVERS
    SNOOKS1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our servers were excellent . . . Very attentive and anticipated needs before needed! lol We really appreciated their service to our group . . . Also, the music was somewhat loud in our room - when I asked if it could be turned down, it was done promptly. All in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food but....
    JCP3
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service good for a chain restaurant. Met all our expectations, close to our hotel and no waiting but a major cold draft at our table and after asking to move to another table since the dining room was empty, just one other table, nothing was done. We ate fast and left. Shame because it was an ok meal and service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Style
    pasta2pass
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Can't beat the selection and sharing sizes for a family style celebration feast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca experience
    Wheels
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our server was excellent - he was attentive, explained everything well, was very accommodating. The food was good and there was plenty of it. We all had extra to take home. The negative of our experience- I made a reservation ahead of time and indicated that one of the diners was in a wheelchair. Instead of seating us on the first floor, we had to take a very small elevator to the third floor and the pathway to our table was not very wheelchair accessible . I would not recommend this restaurant as"Wheelchair accessible" . Also, we were placed in a room with a large party including children -very noisy in that small area. I would recommend this restaurant for the food, and if you do not have special needs, the ambiance can be fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK food.
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Quality not as good as I remembered. Almost feels like italian fast food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tourists
    beacg
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent place to take tourist seeing Pittsburgh for the first time. Your four forty coupon was an added bonus. Our waitress was outstanding. our tour
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ice Cold Table
    Grammyk
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I had requested to be seated in the bar area in the booth. This is where my husband and I usually sit for an early dinner or late lunch. The table we were seated at was on the other wall that where we normally sit. There were two air vents directly above us. We were all freezing. I had a light jacket and put that on, it was still cold. My cousin was freezing. We asked our waiter if the air vents could be closed or turned down. He said this is a frequent complaint for this table, very common for customers to be uncomfortable. He said he had talked several times to the manager about not seating customers at this particular table. There were no other booths were could move to. It is a shame because we enjoy the food so much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was great, wonderful taste. The place was cozy. Had a welcome coupon that made the price spectacular.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait.
    buca
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have to start by saying that I love idea of family style Italian dining. We took a large group of 12 to lunch on a Sunday and it took over 2 hours to order and eat (and we didn't order dessert!) Needless to say we spent more of the afternoon sitting in the restaurant than walking Pittsburgh and seeing the sights. I mean honestly, scooping family-sized portions of pasta into a bowl to share doesn't take 2 hrs at my house! To top it off, we gave our teenage cousin a birthday card with $20 in it and he forgot it at the restaurant. When we called back to say it was left sitting on the table, of course no one was able to find it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Tina
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I went for a birthday dinner with my boyfriend. The food was amazing the staff was friendly and helpful. The restaraunt itself reminded me of the 1950's or a place the gentlemen in goodfellas would hang out. I loved it. The vibe bar staff and set up were very cool aswell including the bathrooms! One of a kind place with a very original taste in decor and art. Good humorous vibe. Food was the best quality and taste. The coupons I received were also a great deal. Since it was my birthday I got the free sundae and it was also huge and delicious. Plenty of leftover pasta for me to enjoy for another day aswell!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Took a hour to get our food. Took 20 minutes to get our drinks. And they were not busy at all!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Mountaineer123
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was great and there was enought to share! It is a great place if your looking for great Italian food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Server was pushy. rushed us through our salad in the attempt to clear the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate