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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
  • Email: stpaul@bucainc.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "The location is easy to find, parking is fine, and the food is nice to share since it's served family style. We took our extras home to enjoy the following day for lunch/dinner. Service was a bit spotty--sometimes there when you needed it, sometimes we waited for someone to notice us. The main meal took quite a while to get, even though the restaurant wasn't packed."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We went there before going to an event. The food came quickly . The Portions were huge. We order a Small salad 1 small entree and a small pizza for 4 and it was way too Much food. The birthday part was disappointing. No free dessert or drink. Just the staff coming over To the table singing and bringing a candle stuck in a wine bottle. It's a nice family restaurant but I wouldn't go there for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We took a group of 9 family memebers (one was a child) here to celebrate a birthday. While the food was good and the service was passable, it cost us over $300 for our tab - and there wasn't much food left. For the quality of the experience,$40 per person is too much. Next time we'll go get steaks and save money."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "fun place for a birthday, anniversary or just a night out--servers are the best and helpful when ordering IF it's your first trip to 'big food' family style. We've been going for 30 yrs to Buca!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was good - it must be a great place to celebrate birthdays because there were about 9 times when the entire restaurant broke out singing and had servers around tables for people birthdays. Was there for the 4 people $40 meal. Had plenty of food, maybe even for a 5th or 6th person"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our first time at Bucca.The food was incredible, Generous Portions! Reasonable Prices! Definitely will go again..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "10 members of our family from 3 generations gathered at Buca a couple of days before our daughter's wedding and had a ball. We love the family-style serving, the great serving staff and the whole feel of the place."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I loved the food. You must, must, must try the Italian sodas. They were amazing, we drank like three of them. Only thing keeping me from 5 star rating is the poor quality of the bathroom. It was like 50 degrees F and very much out of the way. I will definitely go again. This place is highly recommended for large groups. Everything served is shared. You could go on a double date an eat pretty easily for $50."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My gal pals and I, love to gather round a table for a bit of socializing. Buca has been an absolute favorite restaurant for our get togethers, delicious food, great bar and awesome atmosphere.....LOVE IT!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "4th year we have gone here for my son or daughter's birthday. As always, they do a great job. 8 people total, the person at the desk when we came in we have seen before and he is just great, teasing my daughter and just looking like he was having a fun time working there. Love the birthday song being sung to my daughter. Overall, just a great great place to go."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We absolutely love Bucas - it reminds us of sitting around our Italian table with our family and friends! Wonderful food and ambience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "While the food was delicious and we had a great night, the server led something to be desired. Having served for over 10 years in multiple restaurants and bars it was very disappointing to have our wine (a liter and a half) forgotten until after dinner was served. NEGATIVE BROWNIE points. Also the server had an excuse for everything she kept forgetting. I'm hoping she was new because I love Buca and have never had a complaint before. :) I WILL BE BACK!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "They sat us by the door for curb service, asked to be moved, did not, so cold and windy."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The atmosphere was fun and the service was good but the spaghetti and meatballs was a dud. Very bland, nondescript marinara sauce and fairly flavorless meatballs. We also had baked ziti which was good but the spaghetti left us wanting. We will be back but we won't make the spaghetti mistake again."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The service was very poor, we had a party of 8 ppl, all of us ordered a beer which took at least 15min to get, at the same time 2 of us asked for a glass of water and never got it, we asked 3 times and gave up and never got are water, then we 3 of us ordered a beer ( #2) before our dinner came out we didn't receive the 2nd beer until 5 min until we were done eating, the waitress came back about 20min after we ordered and said they were switching a keg. Very bad service I didn't know it took 40min to switch a keg, Then when she came outwith our drinks finally, She grabbed some used plates and knocked over one of the beers she just brought out about half of it got dumped (22 ounce) on one of the ppl in our party, she said sorry. Verydisapp."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I came here with a group of 15 for my birthday and made the appointment ahead if time. It was a little crowded where our table was, but wasn't too much of a problem. Our waiter was absolutely fantastic! He sang me a beautiful birthday song and was just a pleasure the entire night!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food was bland. Lava cake dessert was hard and dry and not very good. Table was wobbly and had a faint smell of musty/dirty washcloth."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our family was celebrating 3 March Birthdays on Saturday evening, and picked Buca for the dinner. Buca serves their food family style, and we sampled 4 menu items, and found them all to be very good, served hot, and satisfied our whole group of 10 people. The only negative items were being contained in a very tight space, and the noise level while from one neighboring group was very high. Other than that, we had a great time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The St. Paul Bucca is the best of out of all of them. From the decor, to the bar, to the food!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Bucca remains one of my favorites for large groups and families. We get seated together, service is swift and accommodating to children."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had reservations and did not get seated for almost 20 minutes which wasn't a highlight but the food never fails me and either does the buca atmosphere. It's a fun atmosphere that also draws me in!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We go to Buca several times a year. This visit was a little disappointing. Service was very good, however the Chicken Saltimbocca was dry and the garlic mashed potatoes were paste without much taste. The only item we all enjoyed (5 people for dinner) was the Antipasto salad. I don't expect to go back. Also, parking is difficult, especially in the winter."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We always enjoy our meals as Buca but it is often a long wait to get in, so we were really happy to have a reservation through Open Table."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Had a great Valentine's dinner at Buca (just myself and my fiancee). We had a small 2 person table, which was a little tight. It also happened to be right in one of the major walkways for servers to cut across the restaurant, again, not ideal but we managed. Food was excellent and came out in a very reasonable amount of time (chicken dish, garlic cheese bread, pizza, and cheesecake -- we had plenty of leftovers!) This place is great for large groups since food is family style, but also works with a small party (leftovers). Restaurant is a bit dated, but definitely part of the old Italian charm (which I happen to love). Walls are covered with memories which make you feel warm and at home. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The single star is for uterly poor managment by the seating/hosting staff during the Valentine's Day dinner service. Our party had an 8:15pm reservation, we checked in at 7:45, but where not seated until 9:00pm. During our 75 minute wait, we witnessed parties arriving 45 minutes late being seated before parties who did arrive on time as well as walk-in parties being seated before parties who had made reservations. While I understand no business wants to "lose out" on the money making event that is Valentine's Day I am thoroughly disappointment with the Buca staff. I will not recommend this location for weekend or holiday dinners. Poor mangement aside, the kitchen and wait staff did an amazing job!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had to wait 15-20 until we flagged down a waitress. She forgot our waters and was hardly available if we needed something else."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made a reservation, and I don't know why. "We're running about 40 minutes late on our reservations." It was more crowded than an airport on Christmas. Miserably uncomfortable. 50 minutes after our reservation, we were seated. It was so late at that point we asked for our entree to go. The waiter had to be flagged down for us to get refills. I get that he was swamped so I left a good tip, but this was miserable. The food was good, if you like American Italian."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was valentine's day. we were seated promptly. service you can't judge on a night like valentine's day. food was not up to par. macaroni rosa our favorite was dry and not very tasty. spaghetti and meat balls on the dry side. the braised short ribs great as was the chicken marsala.. we will keep coming for what is usually a great meal but will skip valentine's day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a reservation, arrived, and checked in 15 mins early. We were told that they were at least 45 minutes behind on reservations (ridiculous)! It was Valentine's Day, so we tried to cut them a little slack, but that is no excuse for bad service. We stood in a loud, chaotic lobby for 1 hour before we were seated. It took another hour to get our food from the time we ordered; we ordered and NEVER got our drinks; the waiter NEVER refilled our waters; and we had to flag him down for the check."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I came with a couple friends and a couple kids for my first time. My friend from Florida suggested we should eat here! I was overwhelmed with satisfaction from the server to the food to the "Happy Birthday!" It was an amazing dining experience and you have my word of mouth to anyone looking for a good place to eat!!! Absolutely Amazing! Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Thank you for making my son's 18th birthday very special!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The table seating was a little tight, but we didn't care. We really wanted the Pope's table...how do you get that?"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had to find someone to refill our waters more than one time (no ice - filled water glasses were sitting on a table and ice had melted - didn't seem very sanitary), had to find server to get additional bread (1 basket for table of 10 and did not go around for 1 per person), second basket came and we asked for oil to go with it as we noticed others had oil on their tables, had to go to kitchen area for additional napkins. Fettucini was barely warm. Disappointing to be in the corner without service. Food was brought, we flagged the servers as they were on 3rd table asking if food belonged to other customers. Did not seem to know where to go with food, which could explain why it was warm. Tip should've split between server and my husband."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I had made a reservation because it was a Friday evening that we would be dining with our friends and I wanted to make sure we had a nice table. This was the first time they have been to a Bucca. I was surprised that it wasn't busy when we got there. No one in the bar and not all the tables were even full. So I was VERY disappointed that we were crammed in the very back corner in a booth next to a large group that had small kids that screamed the whole time. I made a reservation to make sure that we were not stuck back in the corner!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The St. Paul Bucca is a real gem, not easy to get to but worth the effort! The family style menu invites you to put away the technology and engage in conversation! The food is very good and the wait staff attentive. While no longer on the menu, remember to ask for the garlic mash potatoes, consummate comfort food! However, don't make the mistake of thinking you will find an open table, reservations are a must unless you don't mind a wait. If you do try to chance it, the bar area is accommodating."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Our family goes to Buca pretty often. The kids love the spaghetti, the food is reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is fun and lively. Usually we have great service too. This time, however, was different. Our waitress got part of our drink order wrong, and then one of our pasta dishes came out about 30 minutes after everything else. (Our waitress apologized twice during the wait and said there was a party of 40 who had ordered at the same time as us.) By that point, the kids were squirrely and the wheels had really come off the family dinner. I expected to get our dessert free (or get comped something else) after that serious delay, but we were charged full price for everything."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We don't have a Bucco where we live so enjoy visting when in the Twin Cities. Always a fun atmosphere with great food. The menu is extensive to meet every type of appetite. Our server was upbeat, attentive and fun. Have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had a 6:15 reservation and never was seated until 6:50, then when we ordered three entrees, salad, and drinks. Two of the entrees came, but had to wait for the third one after the end of our meal. No one came to the table to explain completely. They just took the three entrees off our bill and that was it. I was very thrown with all of that. Plus it was my son's 21st birthday and we told the greeter, waitress, and on the internet when the reservation was made, but no one ever came to our table to sing and wish him the birthday wish. I'm done."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was a birthday dinner, and the ambience is fine, but we were in the far east room which was only fair. We like Buca though and will go back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great food and lot's of it. Enjoyed the décor with all the pictures and such. Very festive, everyone seemed to be having fun."
    Dined on 1/23/2014