Buca di Beppo - Southlake
Buca di Beppo - Southlake

Buca di Beppo - Southlake

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (817) 749-6262
  • 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: Daniel Albarran
  • 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: Nolen Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in public lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Southlake
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 WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Southlake reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (46)kid-friendly (27)special occasion (26)neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (6)romantic (5)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • ok this time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Went to Buca for my parents 54th wedding anniversary. We told them about the ovcassiobn,, just expected acknowledgment not craziness. Service was horrid, food ws cold on top. Waiter screwed up 2 meals in our order. Disappointed because we have had good experiences here. :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun place!
    Wakesurfer
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The atmosphere is what Buca is all about. From the great pics to the music to the family style plates of food this place just incites a fun time. We have been to the Southlake Texas Buca several times and are never disappointed. The food is good. We did order pitchers of Sangria and were disappointed. A lot more juice and ice than 'vibation'. We won't order the Sangria again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review of restuarant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    It was a very unique place and we were greeted immediately. My biggest complaint would be the temperature. We could not fully enjoy the experience with it so cold. We expressed our FREEZE to the waiter but he only shrugged and said he was Hot. Otherwise he was a very nice young man. I think he had way too many tables because we did not see him very much and it took a while to go from salad to main course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service TBD.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    TBD: To be determined. Misfire between servers. Food came out in 3 spurts. 1 order totally wrong, which 20 minutes corrected later. Waited 15 minutes for ticket & another 10 before it was rung, but I went to register after tires of waiting. Avoid Southlake. Other Bucas in Metroplex. No apologies either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but some noise
    LeeB
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was good and the service was decent. But the dining rooms were a bit loud due to loud speaking fellow patrons and some screaming children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60th birthday dinner party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I booked a reservation 4 days prior. When we arrived the hostess rudely informed us she saw no reservation. After showing her my email confirmation, she said we'd have to wait until the large group befire us finished dessert. We made our way to the bar while we waited 30 minutes and the bartenders were amazing. I was so impressed that I tipped one bartender $20 to assist our waitress in making my mom's birthday song as special as they could. Our waitress was amazing too but I am disappointed in the manager. She did get involved & took us to our table yet never offered to compensate us somehow for the reservation mishap & long wait time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of our italian favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place for a group. Great food, good atmosphere. Eat in the pope room if you have a large group or ask for the table in the kitchen if you only have a party of 4.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Family Fun
    Doxie2
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Party of 18, held in the Pope room. Everything was wonderful, two great servers with plenty of GREAT food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GmanVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our server was outstanding. Really helped us enjoy our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca Birthday celebration
    nomnomtrophyclubmom
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Buca. Great Service and food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interestingly disappointing
    Tantap
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Arrived - and was waiting for the last member of the party. As we were sitting near the reception area, the young lady kept using very improper English. I had a chat with a manager earlier to ask a question. She seemed concerned on a superficial level. We were "SAT" (the language used by the reception lady) at our table -- once there the service was sporadic and disappointing. Had to ask for water, more oil (we just got it ourselves) and my dinner was not correct. It was corrected and brought to me as asked. When the bill arrived, I reminded the waitress that I had the card with some money left, she told me it would be coming off when she applied my credit card. The money on the card never applied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still good lasagna
    the4rojosVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We come here for the lasagna. Unfortunately, I think there were several new people this time. ...our waiter, the manager and maybe the kitchen staff. It was a cupric us and too many things to list. Since the decor remains tacky and many things have gone down hill, we will go to Ferrari's next time. They have equally good lasagna with an excellent staff, very tasteful decor and much better bread for just a couple of bucks more.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had Todd as our waiter. We were a party of 9 and he was great!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night for family birthday
    SalGal50
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was a great choice for a big group and celebrating a birthday! Our table was ready when we arrived (we had 11 people) and that was wonderful! The service was amazing, the food was fantastic, and you can bring your own cake there! It was a great night we had fun. Making the reservation on open table was key, I even called and added a person with no problem! I love the open table app!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointed
    Outforevening
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was delicious. That is about all I can say that is positive. Tables are very close together and they put lots of chairs around each table. The noise levels are very loud. it is difficult to carry on a conversation at the table. Service is very slow. One item we ordered never came to the table. The cost of the item was removed from the bill with no argument. This is good for large party groups who can benefit from the family style serving size and want to make a lot of noise. Not good for smaller groups who want a quiet dinner to talk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maze of Goodness
    wtxdragger
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From the moment you walk into a Buca di Beppo restaurant, you can tell that the fun is about to begin. And our trip on September the 6th did not disappoint. We were led through the kitchen and around and around until being seated. The trip is one of the cool things about the restaurant. Not only does the smell of great food greet you, but the happy faces at the tables are a tip as to what lies ahead. We had the Parmegan Garlic bread and Ceaser Salad as a starter, followed by enormous bowls of Chicken Fetticine, Shrimp Diavala(sp), and a platter of Chicken Parmigan. The meal was awesome. Everyone in our group had a grand time, and the food was outstanding. Don't forget the bartenders make some of the best drinks around. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience with open table!
    SalGal50
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Highly recommend using open table, book your time, you get there, your table is ready! Buca's was great, we had a nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lasagna, but tacky!
    the4rojosVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    They have the best lasagna and chopped salad. However, the decor is offensive and disgusting. I wish they would change it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only gluten free person at table
    GFgirl50
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sad u don't serve GF pasta. Only person at table GF. No one interested in eating a huge plate of lemon chicken that is GF. They wanted the 4 for $40. I had to resort to a salad. Tired if eating salads at nice resturants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buca is Fun!
    ExperiencedFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went to Buca di Beppo with our grown children and were totally delighted with the entire evening. We sat in the bar and Bethany was being trained by J.P. who was really funny and both of them seemed to really enjoy their jobs. Our food was perfectly spaced, we weren't rushed, and it was all the perfect temperature and absolutely delicious! The garlic toast was very yummy and the portion sizes were more than generous. We will be back as soon as time allows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Great
    MRunyon
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food is always excellent, serving sizes more than adequate. At various locations we've been to, service was hit or miss. This time was a hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Hamicat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My first experience was the one in San Francisco. I've been to Sacramento, Dallas and now South Lake. One of my absolute best restraunts ever! I only wish they had one in Fort Worth Texas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner!
    Texasrollercoaster89
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our experience was easily one of the greatest dinner experiences ever! We knew the food would be great and it was! But the waiters at our table made it a great evening, they recommended great food choices, sang happy birthday for one of our guests, and even played a cool new game called Snaps with us. It was hands down the best experience at a restaurant we've ever experienced!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday party
    Zach
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great place for large group birthday. We had 10 people and everything was great. Our waiter Nathan was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GmanVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always a fun place for a meal. And plenty of leftovers for the next day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    JH671
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had an awesome waiter- Todd- who was super sweet to out kids. We were a party of 20 so that was no minor accomplishment! Excellent food and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st Time Experience: So So
    VerySurprised
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went with another couple. We had Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Very dry. Very bland. Although a hearty portion for 2. We ordered the large. Took the rest home. Kid loved it. Other couple had Chicken Parm. There's looked great, tasted greatT They ordered the large & it came with 3 lrg chicken breasts. We all could have eaten from this disk and portions. Service was good. Although, young lady quickly picked her nose while taking our drink orders. I don't think anyone else saw it but me but it was quite disturbing as I thought about this for the rest of my time there. She was very friendly and smiled a lot and served us fine. I think she did it with out even knowing she did it. I would definitely go back to try other dishes. I do recommend it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 363 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Southlake reviews archive.
  • Lisa H.
    Lahodson
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a great place to celebrate birthdays or bring the whole family to. So fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Italian
    Linb
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I love the food and atmosphere , and customer service . The good is delicious and you always come home with left overs . The customer service is great you get a lot of smiles included also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Good times.
    Sob123
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Enjoyed everything only thing is that it took a very long time to get food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Birthday Dinner
    Whatever
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a great dining experience - excellent food and our waiter was fun, entertaining, and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner
    MrsKebbeh
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Love the ambience. Kind of expensive but good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    mackathy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Don't think of Buca just if you have a large family. We split a salad and entree and that works out great for the two of us. Great wine suggestions. Leave room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Time
    MTHMom
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a party of 5 adults and 2 children, wonderful time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, but not stellar
    Turtle
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We enjoyed our meal. Most of it was good to very good. For two people, it was a pricey meal compared to other Italian places that have comparable or even better food. It was a date night with my wife. , so I wasn't concerned about the price so much. We were looking for low key & relaxed setting & it fit that bill. There is a chef's table in the kitchen, might be a cool option to request if you plan to visit. With the family style serving, it seems like a much better setting for a group of good friends. I would definitely love to go back with friends or family, but not for two. They had plenty of tables that seat 6 or more, so if you in a group & want Italian, it is a good choice. Service should have been more attentive, but it wasn't bad.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service slow
    momof4
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We were there for two hours. It took a long time for our server to take our order, bring the food and no water refill. We had to ask for the water and more bread. It took a lot of the time for the dessert and for the check to arrive. Our kids were getting frustrated because it was taking too long.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced but good...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed our meal but I still can't get over how over-priced the food is....I mean, we had a very basic meal for two (ordered a basic salad and shared a half entree...plus four kids who each ate off the kids menu. Also had three glasses of wine and dessert. With a 20% off coupon we still paid over $130 after tip! I mean, $12 a glass for HOUSE chianti?? Half-order entrees costing $20+? (Yes, that's just for a half order...) And then a side of extremely basic, watery noodles and marinara for $10 or whatever?? Ridiculous...food was ok, but overall WAY overpriced. Paid $130+ for an $80 meal...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Italian
    JessiAnn11
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was a mixed experience. Biggest complaint was the disparity in wait times. It seemed a long wait for our drinks, and then another long wait for our food, but then we were rushed with being presented with the check and offers of being "boxed up" when the restaurant wasn't closing anytime soon. The food was so-so but that wasn't a surprise. Go in with a mindset of tolerance and you won't be disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    Notafoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    As usual, the food was fantastic and the service was impeccable. We love the price, especially for the amount of food you get. Went for Father's Day, made reservations online, and even though there was a line we did not have to wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What did you say?
    Whatonfirst
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Noisy with lots of out of control kids screaming all through dinner. Food was fine but the service was poor. I have been to this chain's other resturant in another state and got pretty mush the same service level. I guess that is the theme: chaotic house full of people.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet