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Buca di Beppo - Shrewsbury
Buca di Beppo - Shrewsbury

Buca di Beppo - Shrewsbury Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: shrewsbury@bucainc.com
  • Phone: (508) 792-1737
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Mark White
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether you"re celebrating a special occasion or group event, Buca di Beppo Delivery or Buca To Go is the perfect choice for great Italian food and fun. From casual parties to corporate luncheons, we offer a delicious selection sure to satisfy everyone. Our friendly and professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or transport your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Tablecloths, plates, napkins, eating and serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase is required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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: Boston Turnpike and Quinsigamond Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Bus Route 15 on MDT
A word from Buca di Beppo - Shrewsbury
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Don't be fooled by the "family style" meals. They are expensive and are designed to have you spend a lot of money for mediocre food. The pasta was overcooked, the marinara sauce was tasteless, as were the stuffed mushrooms. It is also a very limited menu. The seats in the restaurant are also very uncomfortable. The staff, however, was excellent. Had we known this was a franchise restaurant we would not have gone. Judging by the small number of diners on a Sunday afternoon, we should have known it would be a disappointment. If you want good Italian food in Worcester, go to Dino's."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a great time ,our food was supereb , The Penne San Remo was delicious and our waitstaff was awesome . She was pleasant and very attentive. We were not rushed at all but our food was served just when we wanted it. We had a great meal !!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our waitress was very helpful after we asked if the vegetable lasagna was vegetarian and assured us the Alfredo sauce was not made with chicken stock. She offered us the vegetarian menu and then made sure that she put a note on every item in our order that it should be vegetarian. The vegetable lasagna and veggie pizza were good. The cannolis were very good - nice crispy shells and the filling was creamy, not cream cheesy. We had two small entrees, an appetizer, and a dessert for two adults and a teenage boy. This was enough food and we had some leftovers to take home. The price (around $65) was reasonable. As it was fairly empty that day, it wasn't too noisy and we had a booth by the windows, which was nice. A pleasant experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "the place was empty due to construction. the restaurant offers very big portions at big prices. I would rather have my own meal instead of one that feeds two. How can a person go to lunch by himself at those prices and quantity of food. Salad should not cost that much money. The food was mediocre and the sauce too sweet. Unfortunately, I won't be going back any time soon."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I wanted to take my employees out as a thank you for all the hard work they have done. The atmosphere was perfect as well as the service we received. All of the food we ordered was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I went to Buca di Beppo in DC (it was near my hotel) and we liked it so much we went three times during the week we were in DC. When I discovered there was one only 30 miles from my house, I went with family and friends a few times. The food is great, the service was excellent, but it is the atmosphere which makes it stand out. If you're Italian or always wanted to be, this is like going to Nonna's house on Sunday. The idea of ordering just a few dishes to share with the group enhances the whole dining experience. And when they say the large order serves four, they mean four people like Uncle Frankie and Uncle Joe, who know how to eat! Very generous portions and quality food in a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The chopped antipasto salad was terrific. I would come back just for that. All the food was good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had never been to this restaurant since we are new to the area. It looks interesting from the outside so we decided to take my mother out to dinner at Buca. To start, there is a very small beer selection. None of the beer taps were working. We had ordered a bottled beer and apparently received the last 2 as they ran out of that beer. Waitress was very inattentive. Waited for very long periods of time before we saw her to ask for another round of drinks etc. Food took quite awhile to come out and it was sub par at best. Very disappointed in this restaurant altogether. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food as always is awesome! Family style and large portions with leftovers. It can be pricey but well worth it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "They have great food. Most of the servers worked real hard. But there are a few that are very poor. Our bad luck was one that we had that was not very good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Tried it for the first time. Good family style place, comfortable, easy going. Food was good, wait staff very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The worst dining experience ever. When we arrived for our reservation the hostess informed us that they were overbooked. When we were finally seated about 40 min later we were not assigned a waitress. We literally had to ask someone if they would please take our order. We ordered a salad to share that included meats, and vegetables, but we got a Ceasar salad. We received several apologies that our entrée was delayed, but at 60 min we told the server that we would be leaving if the food didn't come soon. She checked on it and then came back to tell us that the kitchen never got our order and it would be at least another 40 minutes. Absolutely unacceptable, and NO effort to do ANY service recovery. Poorly managed on a very busy night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had been to other Buca locations and had good experiences. The Shrewsbury location was terrible. The pasta was way over cooked. Completely mushy. I would have sent it back but the waitress didn't return to our table until it was time for the bill. No refills on wine, no checking in to see how things were. Nothing. Plus, it was freezing cold in the restaurant. We did hear the waitress saying to other folks at the bar how busy they were, which is interesting because there were several empty tables (with people waiting I might add). This place clearly does not have there act together. I'll be crossing it off the list for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband booked this for our Valentines day dinner. While the environment was nice, the service was terribly slow. We waited 20 min for drinks almost an hour for appetizers and felt rushed to leave after we ate because it took nearly 2 hours in total. Every waiter in ear shot of our table including ours apologized numerous times for the slow service blaming it on the kitchen and computers. We ordered coffee which the waiter told us the machine was broken and ordered a cannoli which never came. After waiting a half hour for it we decided to leave without dessert. It was nice to be out with my husband on this special occasion but very slow and disappointing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went her before going to a show in Worcester. Food was good and portions were plentiful. We were warned by the waitress that we would have food to take home and she was right. We had the chopped antipasto salad, Veal Saltimbocca and Chicken Carbonara - all good. We were there about 6pm on a Friday night and there were not many tables occupied."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Very good tasting food and plenty of it at a reasonable price. The waitress could not have been more friendly or attentive to our wishes. The family style serving was a plus. The layout of the restaurant provided plenty of room and was great for a group."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food was not great and very Expensive. Prime time dining and the place was empty.No atmosphere, needed to wear a jacket while dining because of the freezing cold draft coming from the windows. Won't be back again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We made a reservation for a group of 15 to celebrate 3 birthdays. The table was ready when we arrived and the waiter introduced himself and started assisting the table immediately. The food was great the portions are perfect for large groups to share, from appetizers, to meals, and of course desert. To top off our dinner experience at Buca, the service was the best part! Our server was attentive, personable, funny and could handle the chaotic large group of kids to adults....he was wonderful! Will go back anytime!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Had cheap feel. Food was good, server was friendly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Made reservations for 9pm at Bucca Di Beppo on 12-24 and had conformation number sent twice to me to confirm all was set. Got a phone call on the day of the reservation at 4pm informing me that the restaurant was closing at 8pm that evening and would not be able to honor the reservation that was made 3 days prior to the phone call. Now srambling to find a place for me and my guests I finally found and settled on the Cheesecake Factory which gladly took us at almost 9.30 and allowed us to have a nice relaxing and leisurly holiday meal in courses which lasted nearly 2 hours! So now that we know this the Cheesecake Factory has a gaurenteed new group of customers every Christmas Eve at the very least."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This was our first time at Buca, so we didn't know what to expect. Dishes are served family style. The portions weren't as large as we expected for the description and the price. Kids meals were fine. Overall, it was less food for more money. It may be a deal if you bring a large group or use coupons, but expensive for a family's night out."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "To be honest, we found our way to Buca largely because it was one of the few restaurants open on Dec 25. I had driven by it many times, but had never eaten there. There were 6 of us for a family dinner. Nice ambiance, very good food, fair prices, friendly service . . . . not a 5-star restaurant, but that's not what we were looking for. Was very pleased, will be back."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Three of us dined here on Christmas Day and although the food was good, we were all disappointed with the service, portions and cost. The small plates are supposed to serve 2-3 people and there's no way. One adult could easily eat the whole thing. The prices were ridiculous too. Also cannot believe that in order to get bread we would've had to pay for it. What restaurant, especially an Italian one, charges for bread? Would not dine here again or recommend."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Christmas tradition to take the entire family to a show and then out to dinner. This year, it was Bucca in Shrewsbury and it was bellissmo. Last time we were here, the service was so-so. This time, service was fabulous, unhurried, the server knew exactly what she was doing (I didn't catch her name) and the food was fantastic. An excellent capper to a great night."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "First time Patrons. Did not realize evrything was served family style. Antipasto was a large salad with poor quality salami and tasteless feta (I know good feta). Dressing was good, It should have a variety of meats & good provalone not domestic feta. Veal saltambocca was best part of meal. But 4 little pieces of thin veal was not worth the price. Curious about the half lb meatball the waitress was telling us was a "hot item". It was tasteless. Home made marinara too thick, flavorless & too much paste. Rigatoni wasn't even hot, just luke warm & sauce was thick & not hot. We were very disappointed. We did not expect North end Italian but Buca was worse than Garden. Waitress was nice."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food portions were large and the food was great! Our server, Maria, was really nice and attentive."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Very pleased with food, service! We will go again! Special Thanksgiving menu was tasty! And didnt rush us! Perfect!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "It's a great place to go for family fun and dining. The portions of family size so sharing is caring. We had a party of six going for the Thanksgiving day feast and everything was excellent we would definitely go back preferably for a Christmas feast. I actually visit this place often and I do love it."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We had the best food ever Saturday Night of course every time we go the food is awesome!!!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The restaurant was freezing the night we were there to celebrate my son's 17th birthday. The waitress said the heat was broken but I spent the entire meal with my jacket on. The food was very slow coming from the kitchen and it took about 25 minutes after we ordered for the waitress to realize they were out of lasagna and it would take at least an hour for it to be made. We made anything selection but it was not what we wanted."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "The food was OK.. The service was between fair and poor.. I would understand the service if it was extremely busy, but there were only 3 tables occupied while we were there. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.. Have dined at another of their locations and the difference was "night and day". Overall, it was a very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Almost no one there? Food is fine, service is good. Not sure why it was empty."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Celebrated my sisters 30th birthday there. It was great! Food was awesome, wait staff was great! We can't wait to go back! Don't miss out!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We love to eat here , the food is great, service great and a nice view of lake quinsig. What else can you ask for!!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "My waitress was very accommodating and attentive. The food was really delicious. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "On a perfect summer night you cannot beat sitting on the deck overlooking the lake; it's a calming, picturesque scene. The food is pretty good simple italian fair with no frills. We found it to be a very affordable night out."
    Dined on 7/27/2013