Buca di Beppo - Reading
Buca di Beppo - Reading

Buca di Beppo - Reading

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6103743482x
  • 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: Caleb Klein
  • 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: Broadcasting Road
  • Public Transit: BARTA bus stop at Paper Mill and Broadcasting.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in private lot. Additional parking in mall parking lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Reading
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 - Reading reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)special occasion (13)kid-friendly (10)fit for foodies (8)romantic (8)neighborhood gem (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • yumm
    familytime
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Everything was wonderful as usual. We haven't been there for a while . Glad to come back and enjoy some great Italian cuisine .Great service great food ...makes for a great evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bdaygurl60
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a lovely birthday party with 7 guests in the "Pope Room". We had fun looking at the décor. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Our server was very cordial, helpful, and "on task". He even took pictures of our group when asked! Everyone enjoyed our visit. This was my first visit to Buca di Beppo, and it definitely won't be my last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could have been better
    TheBenjamins
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary bringing our parents and our kids. The food was very tasty, the server was great and the atmosphere was good. There were a few issues. We ordered the anti-pasta salad and they forgot to put the salami in. We ordered a meatball and it was not cooked all the way through. One set of flatware had dried food on it that was obvious and should never have been put out on a table. Finally, our daughters found a hair in the meatball. I know things can go wrong sometimes and I am willing to overlook issues if minor, but, when we go back and have similar issues, we will not be coming back again and will make sure our friends & family know why.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Wiley
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waiter was great he fit right in with our group. Very attentive Food was excellent & Hot
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday 2:30pm reservations
    goodfood007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Greeting by male was warm, friendly with great smile! Asked if first time here, yes for one member in our group. Informed of meaning of title of restaurant, how many photos on wall and quick tour of kitchen. All waved hello! Greeted by our waitress and seemed eager to please which she did for the most part. 1. did not come back or ask if we wanted more wine; 2. coffee served- cold! It was quickly corrected w/apologies. Food was delicious and we had a good time. Slow getting check. But, will return again. We travel 30-45 minutes to get there. We live in Lancaster, just near Park City Mall as well as downtown so have plenty to choose from.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After the movie
    Gonzo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went to Sunday afternoon movie and then to Buca for dinner afterwards. Our server Jamie was the best, in fact eveyone we encountered was very polite. Even the chief came out of the kitchen to make sure she understood what I wanted. Salad, bread all very fresh and the main dishes were all very good, tasty and hot. Yep, we are going back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable experience!
    dinerjen
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a great dinner for many reasons....First, our server, Steve, was hilarious! He kept the mood fun and inviting with his wit. We sat in the kitchen and the entire staff was laughing and having a good time. The food was delicious, as always. The kitchen staff even asked us how the food was. We always have a good time when we sit in the kitchen table. They make us feel special and part of the family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    happycamper
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My team and I were very happy with the experience, they all enjoyed the Chopped Antipasta Salad and the Penne San Remo dish was there number one pick, next to the Margherita Pizza. Thank you for the great service too, the food and drinks were served on time since we had a limited time for lunch. This was a first time experience for a few of them and I am sure they will be back with their families.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a great time celebrating my son's birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CarrollVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had an enjoyable time. I enjoyed looking at all the photos on the walls.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BubblesVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Awesome place. Would recommend this place especially for an Italian occasion .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occassion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Good restaurant for celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 255 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Reading reviews archive.
  • Perfect
    RCRA
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We had a 5 Person meeting. They were perfect gave us a quiet table. No rush we stayed for almost 2 hours never felt rushed at all..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    How can I say it, this place not only satisfied my appetite HUGE portions, but the waiter Chuck was outstanding. Could not ask for a better experience..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disgusting
    WillB
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Ordered salad without meat(we're vegetarians) needless to say there were meat chunks in the salad. The plates had dried dirt on them, then I found a long black hair in my pizza. Garbage covered the floor under my table. Not going back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    thetruth602
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We enjoyed the food, atmosphere, but very dissatisfied with the way our server rushed us out. We wanted to take our time eat enjoy instead she took our food away boxed them. When she brought back to table she didn't even bother taking our dirty plates. Didn't like that at all. Hopefully if we ever come back we won't have her.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinning
    TheBiGfAM11
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Bucas was everything I wanted for my moms mothers day , the food was great the service was wonderful and it was in her words "the best gift of mothers day to have all her kids in one place for just a little while!!" thank you buca di beppos
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    There was an air exchange blower near our table which was very noisy. The bread was "in the oven" and we had to ask our server twice if it was ready yet. Our server was so soft spoken that we could barely hear her; the blower noise didn't help matters. Service was slow and the food was mediocre and overpriced for pasta. Won't make a effort to visit anytime soon. Maggiano's is much better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Feast
    Granof6
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Lots of families had the same idea--treat Mom to an "Italian family style dinner" for Mother's Day. The restaurant was packed and that did cause a problem for the kitchen. Our server had to apologize quite a few times for the slow food preparation, from the baking/serving of the bread to the long wait for dessert. To their credit, they realized the problem and desserts were free. No need to talk to the manager!! The chicken marsala was delicious, the di Beppo salad was very crisp and tasty and next time we'll order more meatballs!! We will return, even though it is an hour drive away for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reliably good food
    2012PaDoh
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Went to dinner on a Monday night with friends. It was not very busy but the food was great. Service was very good with a manager stopping by making sure our needs were being met. We were able to visit with our friends and have conversation without load noise or music. This restaurant has always been a good choice for a meal out. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    justsayin
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I'm half Italian and have family who grew up in the old Italian community of the Bronx in NY in 1930-1960's. The decor reminded me of some parts of that era. The only thing I didn't care for is some of the risque pictures that are posted. For example a woman holding two large melons over her breast, or a woman with a noddle that feel on her breast, or a woman who is wearing nothing but a small bikini. My wife and I were celebrating our 1st year anniversary there and seeing those pictures around was uncomfortable. The food and service was excellent, but poor choice on some of the pictures. Not the kind of thing one would not only want kids to see, but also others. Too perverted. The portions may be for the family, but not the some pictures.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, quirky friendly family place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    You'll never leave hungry. The food is good, the staff is cheerful and attentive, the decor is unique with something quirky at every turn. We will be back with friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suprised
    fFoodr
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Was very good considering that this is a chain and we don't go to chains very often. Our 10 year old granddaughter had a great time.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recycled Teenagers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We had a Great Lunch!!! Service was GREAT!! Very pleased we were in the Pope Room. Loved all the pictures on the walls. All very enjoyable, brought back some memories of different movies we've seen. Cannot think of anything to add or subtract. I know some of us will be back again. Some say it was to far to travel. We live close to Gettysburg, Pa.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Easter meal!
    Didnthavetocook
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a great time and our server was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner for Easter
    KellyR
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We enjoyed eating out for Easter at Buca di Beppo. It was friendly and comfortable for our group of 5 diners.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food and desert was great
    lesleyjoe
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    the food was fantastic prepared well perfect flavor without much salt. desert was great service was excellent a great dinning experience
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Suey
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Feels like just another chain restaurant trying to be unique but not able to distinguish itself from any other chain restaurant
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Buca was great!! Our waiter was very patient and friendly. He laughed with us and serviced us fast and kept checking to see if we needed anything. This is a great family environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Annr1
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Loved the fun atmosphere. We were little crammed at our table, I had requested a round table when I made reservation but was told we couldn't request on a sat night. Food was great except for baked ziti, it was dry and a little hard not much cheese or sauce. Wish we would have had a little help with ordering as we hadn't been there before. Service was so so. It was fun for a birthday meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have a nice selection at this
    SPORTVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Have a nice selection at this restaurant. Food is good Italian food. Great for groups or family gatherings, as well as couple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Diner
    Roll
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Been here several times. Thourghly enjoyed our entire evening. The food was great. I wish I had the recipe for the sauce the stuffed mushrooms came in, it was devine. The service was great from beginning to end. It has become our go to restaraunt..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    Sorcerer
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Our overall experience was not great. The food was mediocre. We used a 4 for $40 coupon and were disappointed with the main course (baked ziti). The food not part of the coupon, was fine, but somewhat expensive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fun meal!
    FullStomach
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a table of eight including two children to celebrate two birthdays. It was fun for everyone to order a little of this and a little of that and we all shared everything! It was a lot of fun. Our table was ready when we got there and everyone was very friendly and accommodating! A great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food quality
    Fred
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    food was very good, service was out standing, did not get rushed and the pace the appetizers and meals cam put was exceptional. Had a great time and would recommend this restaurant to others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outing
    Critic
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Went for a late lunch with children and it was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always fresh and
    admjofi
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food is always fresh and tastes great. Everything is cooked just right too, they don't overcook anything. The deserts are really a treat as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for good service/food
    SnakePlissken
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This place was top notch as far as quality of food and service. The tables were a bit close together but I guess that is the vibe they are going for. Otherwise I'd definitely go back again. We got the mini meatballs for an appetizer (which are amazing), Prosciuttio-stuffed chicken and a small flat pizza with oil and cheese. Both were excellent although the pizza could have been a tad crispier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Was told by waiter Mussels could be ordered as an entrée. Then told our coupon for $15 off would not be honored because Mussels were in the computer as an appetizer
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reunion Committee Luncheon meeting
    MaryAnne
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I reserved for a group of high school classmates, graduated 49 years ago. We were beginning to start planning a reunion. It was quite fitting that we had enough diners, 11, to sit around the Pope table. All guests were quite pleased and we will return for future gatherings. The food was great and the big round table was conducive to conversation among the group. I must also mention that the service was excellent considering the size of our group at one table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.