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Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Buca di Beppo - St. Paul

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (651) 772-4388
  • 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: Italian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Ramon Ruiz
  • 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, 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 & 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: Between Norfolk and Shepard Road
  • Public Transit: Metro Bus Service - Gannon Road stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self-parking in private lot for Buca di Beppo guests. Additional parking is also available at surrounding business parking lots.
A word from Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Buca is on our list of favorite restaurants to go to with friends, whether it is for a special occasion or just a date night on Friday (as was our latest visit). We always get the same thing and it always tastes great which is why we like to come here: we KNOW that we are going to enjoy the food. The wait staff are attentive and accommodating - we never leave unsatisfied, unhappy or disgruntled. It may not be haute cuisine, but it is good , tasty food in a lively atmosphere with friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dining experience at Buca's. When we want Italian, we choose Buca di Beppo's in St Paul."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We've been to Buca many times before. This night the food was good, service was mediocre. I think the waitress we had was just working too many tables and wasn't able to focus on us as much as we or she might have liked. But, we still had a good time, regardless."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our server was Brooks, great personality and super friendly/attentive. Horrible at knowing the menu and guiding us on what to order. We asked how many glasses a bottle of Chianti would serve - he said 4 - it was a JUMBO bottle. Same with some entree numbers we ordered."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great, festive place for a celebration dinner. Good food and awesome service!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Whether just the two of us come, or we have a group, we always order a large Apple Gorgonzola Salad. Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola tossed with mixed lettuce in Buca's signature Italian vinaigrette--yum!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service staff is outstanding. Our server Derrick was amazing. The manager is rude."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have gone here many times to have the kitchen table, and never have we had the poor service as we did this time. Our waiter was MIA all the time. I had to go and ask the manager for him at least 5 times to come back tour table. It took 20 minutes for him to return our check to us after I paid and get my gift card back. This after I chased him down to get it. We will never do this again here."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Was looking for a new restaurant to check out for our anniversary. Heard many recommendations for Buca and a family member had also dined there. Ended up to be a great find and will become regulars as the food is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We has a small party of 5, our waiter tried but our service was slow, slow, slow as he dealt with other tables. We received our entrees first after a long wait so we asked that our salads be held. We waited again for the bill. We waited . . . ."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My mom's 75th birthday celebration at Buca was exceptional! My mom hugged and cried repeatedly, which meant she was very happy! I think she even hugged all the staff who sang Buca's version of "Happy Birthday" to her. The food was fresh, flavorful, and plentiful. Pre-ordering for our large group was a great idea. Cooper and Erica (our wait staff) were friendly, helpful, and patient. They did an amazing job in taking care of all our needs and making my mom feel special. We were very happy to be tucked back in our own little alcove so we could move around, mingle, and take pictures. And, the atmosphere was fun for my Italian mother. Everything was fabulous, and my family is so grateful for Buca's part in making special memories for my mom."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Food great but it appeared the kitchen could not keep up. It was nearly 2 hours before we got main course. Waitress good but rushed off their feet. Either understaffed in kitchen or up front. We were not the only people questioning service this night."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took my family there for Father's Day. Reservation was at 5 and were sat but we didn't get a server until 545 and only because I went to the front and asked when we were going to get one. Everyone who came after us that were day around us got food and drinks before us. We weren't brought waters until after our food came and nothing was Ever refilled. We were interrupted twice asking if we ordered certain food that wasn't ours. Out food got brought to another table until I caught it and I formed the food runner it was ours. Awful"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Buca (as we call it) is a tradition now among family and friends, on occasions when we are celebrating in a small or large group. The dining is "family style" and it is fun to decide as a group which dishes to order, and to pass things around. So much food! There are always extra meals taken home for later on. The food is not really "haute cuisine", though quite delicious. The desserts are huge! It is the experience that matters most. If someone is celebrating a birthday, the whole staff comes to sing, with a large candelabra."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our server, Carrie, was awesome! We had a large group with a lot of different needs, and of course, separate checks. She was so patient with us and friendly. She made our experience great. We'll be back. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was great. Our waitress was wonderful I wish I remembered her name. It was very loud and hard to have a conversation. On the open table notes I had ordered a cake but it did not come which was fine because we we're too full. I think the cake order was the fault of the open table not the restaurant. I had also noted that my husband was in a wheelchair and they didn't seem to know that either. He had to sit in the isle. But I had that problem with open table before. We made another reservation at the porter house through them for my husbands birthday last year. Everything was confirmed and then 2 days before they cancelled our reservations cause they couldn't seat us because we required a table instead of a booth."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our waitress was awesome. Great food, fun employees."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had my daughter's graduation dinner here and it was great. Got a back room where we all could sit together and share a meal and carry on a conversation. Good food and good time."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food was amazing and they are always super friendly at the St. Paul location. You're always sent home with leftovers as well so you can have it for lunch the next day :) "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were greeted by the GM, who seated us, in the bar, WITHOUT bringing us menus. My husband had to get up and ask for menus when she didn't come back, nor had the server stopped by after 5 min. When the GM seated us, she didn't check us in because when our guests arrived they had to wait because the hostess told them we were not there yet. We ordered drinks, which my husband had to get up and get them off the service bar (for both rounds). We had to ask the server to bring us our salad which didn't come with our appetizer. Only 2 of the 3 entrees arrived. The GM told us she was going to go "stare" at the cooks to speed up the cooking. The chicken came, after we were done with our other food. Can't finish the rest of the horrible service "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food and table service were fine however when I spoke with the evening manager, she was rude and sarcastic. I recommend holding off on this location until she moves on."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our family's favorite place to eat when were out in a big group. This time it was for our son's college graduation and it was no different. Our waiter was fantastic and so was the food. We will certainly be back again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have been to Bucca many times at various locations so I know what to expect over all. I went there for my birthday celebration and it was very infuriating. The wine when it was opened, the server left the metal wrapping on at the top where the wine would touch it when poured, the stem wear was filthy with many finger prints on it, the plates were crusty for half my table, our food at first was rushed out to us with out proper spacing, I requested some between the last course and when it was delivered it went to the wrong table. Throughout the whole evening, our server "tried" to see how we were doing but everyone was too crammed in their seats to notice. We had a reservation for 12 and and a table that really only fit 9! Not happy!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had pasta shells,vegtable and bread. The bills was 59.00. The shells were dry, there was no sausage. The bread was not hot. We have never paid this much for dinner. We will never come back and we well let our friends and family know how high the prices were. Thank God we did not have desert."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "i have now been to 3 different locations of Buca and they have all been great. Great food; a fun place for a gathering; no disappointment on decor! The one thing I would suggest is that they do something besides sing for a birthday celebration. A simple dessert for the birthday person is very common in restaurants and this one advertises specifically that it is great for birthdays. So, do something a little more for it!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "A couple of days ago a group of my friends and I went to dinner at Buca di Beppos in St. Paul. A few of my friends had been to the Mpls location before but not to the one in St. Paul. It was wonderful dining experience. Not only was the food great, the wait staff was very attentive, but not too much. I would recommend Buca di Beppos to others who are looking for good food, casual dining and fun, family atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "There were 8 of us for Mother's day at Buca. We got in exactly at our reservation time. Our server was awesome. And on such a busy day, everything was delivered fast, hot and delicious! This Buca is the one to go to. Our last experience at another one in the opposite city left a lot to be desired. Thanks for a wonderful Mother's day venue."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We wanted a place in St Paul that would be good for a group of 10. I haven't been to a Buca in years because I never thought it had good food. This was a different experience. The pastas and chicken we ordered were excellent! However the calamari and service needed some serious attention..."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've eaten at Bucca several times and always have a great experience. This time was no different. Great food and great service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I made reservations early in the week and we (6 adults) went to Buca on Mothers Day. They seated us at a table in a back room which would normally have 4 people. We were EXTREMELY crowded, and that ruined the experience. Also very noisy. It was difficult to converse with anyone else at the table. The food was okay, although overpriced for what we got."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is authentic and was really delicious. We were a party of 6 and that is the best way to be able to enjoy trying a variety of things. We live very close, so this is our go-to place, especially when we have multiple mouths to feed. We have even stopped for take out, since we are so close, we don't lose much in transporting it home. I'm glad a "nicer" restaurant is close to home, you're not always in the mood for the bar scene, and worse, bar food! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Staff was cheerful and on top of monitoring empty beverages and bread basket. Food was pretty good. Pasta sauce was a little too thin, but overall the food was more than adequate for the occasion and the mimosas hit the spot. Every person in our party commented, without solicitation, they had fun. Guest at other tables added to the enjoyment by helping with photos and socializing. I'd go back to this restaurant in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "If you are super hungry, I recommend going to Buca. The portion sizes are huge and you can find your favorite italian dish."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. The shrimp diablo and the sangria were the best"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My prom group chose to go to Buca di Beppo for dinner before we went to the dance. Although the food was great and we all had a good time, it could've been better. We had made reservations and even though we got there on time, we had to wait almost twenty minutes after our reservation time for a table. Also the table they gave us was uncomfortably cramped for such a large group. Other than these things, however, the group enjoyed our time here."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was the poorest service I have ever had at Bucas! We were crammed into a small area. The noise level was beyond enjoyable. We were there over an hour before we received our food. The food was not brought out together. All 17 if us were unable to enjoy our meal together for my son's college graduation dinner. It was a disappointment altogether. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Three hours later we were done with our meal. I have been going here for many years and this was the worst service ever. None of our food came out together, 25 minutes to get my drink after the others had theirs, my sons food came out after everyone else was finished. The pop machine needed changing but the manager argued with my mother on how the lemonade should look and taste until we showed her the difference. We were there for a 16th birthday, not quite the celebration we had in mind! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A group of 4 women had a mom's day out and ended the day with dinner at Buca. We loved the food as it had Glutin free for 2 who couldnt have the really good pasta. Love the Chicken Parm. We loved watching all the prom outfits as well. Wouldl definately come back to celebrate again or just bring our familed back. The waiter was great."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to Buca st Paul with a reservation the day before mothers day- party of 5 so not a big group. We were seated right away- but apparently in the burmuda triangle- took forever to be aknowledged- then our server was very sweet - but painfully slow- slow to arrive- slow to take out order-slow to bring the house bread- slow to bring apps- slow to bring main course- and even slower to get plates to eat the main course on- our orders came out at least 5 minutes apart- AND IT WASNT BUSY- the sauce has sadly changed to pureed tomatoes- and not much else I'm sad to say. They were much quicker in the old days when it was packed- very dissapointed in the service and food- - this used to be the place to be- hoppin spot- "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Not only is the food the best but the service was excellent too. Went with a big group they got us in early and were wonderful. Drink prices a little high but the food was amazing!!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014