Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale
Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale

Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 4809496622x
  • 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: Eleazar Hernandez
  • 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: 1st Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in private lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale
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 - Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (32)kid-friendly (23)special occasion (18)fit for foodies (8)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)romantic (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent all the way around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Buca di Beppo is a great restaurant to have a celebration of any kind. The food was great and plenty for everyone, even the smaller portions. The staff was very attentive, did not have to ask for refills they just came. The food was delivered hot and speedy. The best Tiramisu is incredibly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • large group let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a large group of 15 and the service was totally inadequate to meet our needs - we never got water and it took a very long time to get the drink order in and served and then never really caught up on the drinks, we were always asking for refills and glasses were empty a lot. The appetizers came out without any plates to serve the food on and we had to wait a long time for plates and the apps got cold!! He finally brought the plates and the dinner order was served shortly thereafter. Also, we were there celebrating a birthday and we did not order dessert for the celebrant because they brought out a sundae last year, this year nothing!!! Food was good but not the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, vibrant decor.
    Italnfoodiefam11
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Obvious corporate-style rush in service, food was better than expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for a quiet meal
    CurlyJoe
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Asked in my open table reservation for a quiet space for two elderly folks in our group, then I called day before to confirm this request. All this to be seated in an open area with a rowdy party of 10 at the next table. We asked to be moved, and ended up in the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Yumm5
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    we received the table that we ask for. The service was great and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love Buca! We usually go to the Scottsdale locale. We arrived earlier than our scheduled reservation time, by 45mins. Manager accommodated us, on a busy Saturday nite. Our server was lovely, patient, and always-present. And always smiling, too! Thank you all. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buca, Great as Usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As always go hungry to Buca and come away satisfied. Food is always awesome and the place is great. If you go away hungry it is your fault not theirs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well suited for larger groups!
    wedinetogether
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This restaurant perfectly suited our group needs. Reservation carried out perfectly. The service was excellent. The only reason I would not give a perfect 5 stars is because the quality of the food was a little lacking. I think their focus is more quantity over quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Moli
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our waitress was a gem. She was very attentive and kept checking to see if we needed anything more. The salad was very good and felt there was plenty for the four of us. I felt the pasta could have had a little more sauce. The garlic toast was excellant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charging for bread?
    disapointed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We used a coupon for part of our meal. Since you charged for the bread (the first time ever!!!) our bill was the same if not more than we usually pay. Since when is a basket of bread worth $10.00?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent for a special occasion!
    Kristin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Buca di Beppo knows how to accommodate a large group! I made a reservation online for a party of 20. I even requested 4 high chairs for all of our kiddos. This was a very special family event... we were celebrating my son's baptism. The table was ready right on time including the high chairs. The service was amazing considering our large order. A big thank you to our waitress, Rachel!!! My family is Italian and my husband is especially particular when it comes to sauce. He said it was the best sauce he has had from a restaurant... WOW!!! Fantastic job Buca di Beppo!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for large group
    woginaz
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Buca in Scottsdale is good for large groups. Portions are family style and quite large. Food was good as there were few leftovers. Service and delivery of food was quick. However, service overall was fair. Server forgot 3x to bring a special menu for one of our guests and forgot many time to clear some of the empty dishes from our table. And be careful if you don't tip what the server considers an appropriate amount or s/he may confront you and make you aware of it. Although management properly and appropriately addressed this situation and the server later apologized, it was unprofessional. We don't expect service to be perfect but improvements could be made. We would eat at Buca again, but probably at another location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    love2travel2gtherVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We recently dined at Buca. We were a large group, and our server did not seem fit to handle it. There were multiple instances where we had to repeat requests. First of all water, which we noticed other tables got, we had to ask for at least 3 times. Then plates, she was so slow to bringing them, that we had to find them on empty tables to use. More work for her or the other servers when they have to reset the table. Also, silverware we asked for several times and had to finally get up and get it ourselves. In the end, the food was good but the service was far from great. The worst thing was that gratuity was automatically added to the bill and this server did not deserve a $40 tip for the poor service we received.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time
    dh13
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great time great food for a birthday party highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    PepperVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We ordered a salad that was so salty we were chocking on it. Had the waitress take it away. We ordered pasta and it was too spicy all you could taste was the chili flakes.We sent that back also
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food and service were good as always. Was disappointed to arrive for party and find that we had two long tables instead of a large one [or 4 smaller ones grouped together like I saw in separate dining areas, making it easier to visit], and one was pretty much taken except 3 chairs, so me [who planned the whole thing and reserved a month ahead of time] and my group (6) were seated at the other table. Did not get to spend time with my sisters [birthday girls] or parents who were in from out-of-town, and my granddaughter [also birthday girl] was at the second table. Will not plan any more large gatherings here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great family restaurant!
    PottsPosts
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was great, service was great. Aaron was very attentive and knowledgeable for our visitors from Canada who had never eaten at Bucca before. Good Italian comfort food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it - like dining at home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Really enjoy this restaurant. Visited on last trip to Phoenix some years ago and went back based on previous time. Didn't disappoint this time either
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Service was excellent, almost annoyingly so. We were there on a sunday at noon and were the only ones there. very good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was too pushy
    Marissa
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I appreciate the upsell and totally get it, however our server took it to the extreme. She would ask a question and if one person said no she would try someone else and keep going and going and going. It definitely made our experience less enjoyable and it being the last night our family was in town it was not the way I would want to spend their last night. Won't be returning for a special event.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 247 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale reviews archive.
  • Luv Italtian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This was a celebration of my granddaughter's 16th birthday and we were seated at the Pope's table....perfect. Nicole our waitress was 'outstanding' as was the food and other staff. Very memorable night! Thank you....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • H O R R I B L E !
    1865VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    No hostess present, finally sat and after bring ignored for 16 minutes in the restaurant, I decided to get up and ask for the Manager. Finally, the Chef comes to our table and reports there is no Manager present, but offers to help. A waiter arrives and explains that even though he served another table arriving after us, the Hostess neglected to inform him about us ? No doubt, we'd still be sitting there if I'd never sought assistance ! Not the first poor experience here, but definitely the last. Our conversation drowned out by the five men sitting at an adjacent table. The waiter offered to placate us with a free order of garlic bread... yeah, right. There are far better uses for this property than Buca di Beppo... BE VERY AFRAID !
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent, noisy evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed It Very Much. Will Go Again. Forget To warn My Son About Bathroom Though! :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamaha55
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for Father's Day late lunch/early dinner. The 5 of us had been there before and were again extremely happy with the whole dining experience. Your employees are always wonderful and very accommodating. Great job!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    HillGirl57
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This restaurant seems to have gone downhill in the past few years. The portions are definitely smaller. The food was good but nothing special. We were a party of 10. When we got to the table two of the chairs were wet and my friends sat down and were uncomfortable for the rest of the meal. There was a sticky liquid (most likely soda) spilled on the floor under those chairs. We were not off to a good start. We had to ask the server three times for lemon for our iced teas. He was friendly but I felt like it was not genuine. Not running back there any time soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is a restaurant where you are always guaranteed good food. It is a little pricey but portions are generous, always have a doggy bag. A little noisy but good to bring the kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Even tho my reservation was a month ahead and I received a reminder. There was no record at restaurant and he blew it off. Saying it doesn't matter. We have room. Well it mattered to me. I thought he was rude
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is what you expect
    nipperVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Not the best Italian food in Scottsdale, but for an 8th grade graduation party it worked great. Plenty of food without breaking the bank. No one went away hungry. Food was good, the staff was great
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, not great value
    65andGrowing
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our waiter was very nice and helpful, but slow, typically absent, and often trying to up-sell. The food had very good quantity and flavor, but we expected the large shrimp diavolo to have a lot more shrimp. The first person served was pleased, the second and third found it to be light, and the leftovers were virtually devoid of shrimp (4 in two platefuls). The house pinot grigio was acceptable and, at $6 per glass, the best value on the wine list. We (5 not-too-thirsty adults and two young children) had a good time, the food was tasty, and we had some leftovers. I just expected more for $150 with a single carafe of house wine and no dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kids Galore - Late Saturday Night
    HuntsDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I am always a bit surprised in Scottsdale when it's 8:30 pm and kids are everywhere... Running around and yelling. If you're looking for a kid-friendly late night dining experience, this is your place! We are not looking for that kind of ambiance, so we won't be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Prom
    Victioriadazey
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had a really great dinner with my friends and everything was perfect and service was great, definetly coming back. Thank you !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fine.
    Marlou
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Never disappointed. Even the small portion is big, but so is the price. Lunch is a more reasonable portion.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off Beat, but worthwhile
    mm2rob
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Or pay agreed that the walls in the dining rooms walls are a cluttered mess, and the family style dining can cause some falling out, trying to get every one to agree on what to eat... Especially my picky eleven year old, but the staff is awesome, and the food is beyond fantastic! Buca is our go to spot for special family occasions.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place!
    ephustle
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    we had a group of twenty absolutely love the food and atmosphere. we will definitely be returning. thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We had great time celebrating my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    wendywVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Just wanted some good Italian food and we had a coupon, so... There were lots of kids going to their proms, so we saw girls in gowns & their dates in tuxes. Birthday parties all around us. Fun people watching. The food is consistently good and the service was outstanding thanks to Damon. No complaints from us. Always get what we expect at Buca!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    Idellah
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Buca di Beppo in old town Scottsdale is a popular spot for dinner and special occasions but I found that its also a fabulous choice for lunch. I had my birthday lunch here and loved it the minute I stepped through the door. The ambiance is wonderful and the atmosphere is all about the 'old world' while blended with modern pop culture with photos of famous Italian movie stars like my favorite Sophia Loren. They walk you through the kitchen on the way to your seat and you are assailed with the scents and sounds of rich tasty foods in preparation. I really enjoy this restaurant and will be back many more times to come.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner with the Grandkids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Bucca is very kid friendly and we enjoyed a three-generational party in the Pope room. Our four grandsons were able to be themselves: energetic and chatty without having to be restrained. Our kids, their parents, were able to relax and enjoy themselves. We had a great time and the food was good. The only bomb was your birthday cake which was loaded with red and green dye and very unappealing. It didn't taste good either. The manager was kind enough to allow us to order a different dessert, but since this was a birthday, the cake was an important and then, disappointing part of the event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca for Prom
    SuperSikedSenior
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We chose Buca do Beppo for prom and all I can say is in glad we did. We had an amazing waiter, delicious food, And a super nice manager who gave us an unexpected affordable deal. I totally recommend Buca do Beppo for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated, over priced. For
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Over rated, over priced. For the amount they charge for sharing meals, the quantity and quality of food is not that special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic