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Buca di Beppo - Utica
Buca di Beppo - Utica
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Buca di Beppo - Utica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: utica@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (586) 803-9463
  • 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
  • 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 & 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: Hall Road and Schoenherr
  • Public Transit: Smart Bus stop at Hall and Schoenherr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in private lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Utica
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
Diner Reviews
  • "Open Table concept works. We were all impressed with presentation of the various meal orders as they left the kitchen. It was fun to watch chef staff prepare food dishes. Entire kitchen was run well one of managers. Miranda was our server and she did an excellent job!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Buca. My husband had been there before but I hadn't. My daughter, son-in-law and grandson joined us and loved it as well. There was a good variety to choose from and the "free" drink glass was an added treat. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went to Buca di Beppo for Valentine's Day. Thankfully, they took a reservation two days earlier. Many restaurants either wouldn't take a reservation or were already booked. We only waited about 10 min. once arriving. Food was pretty good, service was very good. Price was pretty good as well. Not the greatest or fanciest restaurant in the world, but it has the "Old Italy" vibe and is well decorated."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I usually love eating at Buca's. We have gone out for birthdays and other celebrations without any problem at all. However, this time the food had a little less flavor than it usually did. Be careful going on Valentine's Day or other holidays where they are pumping out food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made an online reservation through open table 2 weeks in advance. I called the restaurant to confirm the Thursday prior to the reservation. They told me they gave my reservation to someone who called the restaurant and took it from me because I did it online She told me I should always call so I get "first dibs ". The woman at the restaurant said if I moved my time down to 7:30 I could get in at the table I requested. I called my party of 14 and moved them down. We arrived at 730 as instructed and were not seated until 845. We were not updated , we had to keep asking what was going on. We were not offered alternative seating. We stood at the bar with a group of 14 for over an hour."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was good but the portions were not adequate to feed the number of people indicated. We had a party of 5 and wanted a variety so we ordered a small salad (menu claims feeds 2 or more), a large chicken dish (menu claims feeds 4 or more), a large pasta dish (menu claims feeds 4 or more) and a small chicken dish (menu claims feeds 2 or more). By my calculation we ordered enough food for 12 (or more) people but with 4 adults and 1 child we had zero leftovers. The food was good but was not worth the price based on portion."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant both on an intimate dining Experience and in a group. Going in a group is the best way to get the most out of this restaurant. With their family style meals it gives a unique opportunity to sample several dishes. I love the decorating and "small Italy" decor. It is a fun place to go!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "As close to authentic homemade Italian as it gets. I've never had a bad meal at Buca's and always look forward to the left overs the next day (you'll definitely have leftovers!)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made a reservation and got right in! The service was great! We had our drinks full all the time and our lady talked with our son a lot. The good was excellent! It was enough to fill three of us up with a small order of spaghetti and meatballs! Would recommend this to anyone who wants good Italian!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here on a bad weather night and they weren't very busy. Our party of five was seated alone in a room. After appetizers and dinner. A group of more than 30 was seated in our room. Then, we were forgotten. Our dessert took forever (with running out of whipped cream as the reason). So, now as we waited, we were sitting in the middle of what had become a loud & obnoxious room. Dessert finally came (it was delicious) but then we had to hunt down a staff member to pay the bill. Lemon chicken, baked ziti, and salad were good. They were out of the wine we chose. Wait staff was very attentive until the other party arrived."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "the food is tasty and plentiful. prepare to eat your fill. and if it needs more sauce just ask for a little more, no problem."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Buca is the best place in the area to celebrate a special family gathering. Great for a small romantic setting for two up to a larger group of 25 or more for a special ananniversary celebration. Buca has the right size room to fit the occasion and enough selection of entrees and wine to please anyone."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "First off, it was apparent that our waiter hated his job. He was very rude and should not be in a service line of work. It took us nearly 2 hours from the time we ordered until we received our entrees. It was brought to our attention that the power went out for a few moments, but never did a manager come to the table to make mention to that nor apologive for the inconvenience. Neither did the waiter. This restaurant has the nerve to charge 5.25 for a DRAFT beer and 9 dollars for a small glass of cheap wine. Really? I might as well go to a football game!! Overall extremely disappointed in the entire experience.. Will not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food is consistently and the service was friendly and attentive. The biggest problem is that we all ate too much because the food was so good!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Buca always delivers great food! They give you lots of food but it's worth the money! Thanks for getting us in last minute Buca!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "All restaurants except for a few were closed on Christmas day. Thankfully Bucca di Beppo was open and taking reservations. I was able to meet my family for lunch. The staff was hospitable and the food was pricy but good. I appreciate the effort given by the restaurant and staff taking time out of the holiday to help others be able to enjoy it. Thanks again."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Good presentation of various Italian dishes on Christmas day. Friendly service, helpful waitress and pleasant overall atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant and will return"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Christmas Day was more than hectic! We had a reservation but there were many people who walked in so the lobby was packed. We were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation time. It was very crowded! We stood near the recetionist who was in charge of calling the people to their tables. There were a couple of waitresses who came to her for the next people to be seated. One in particular who seemed very angry - about everything. But most other workers were very pleasant and worked hard at the same time. Our server was attentive and did a great job of keeping us eating and drinking. Being that it was a super busy and crowded day, we were very happy and the food was deeeeeelish! I will be going again."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food is made the way mom always made it...with spice and love!!!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My advice to anyone is not to make a reservation at Buca for a holiday celebration. Reservation has absolutely no meaning-you come and wait. When you do actually get seated, you wait for a server who walks by your table, says they are coming back and then never come back. When you get the server's attention, they take the order for drinks which takes forever. When you finally place your food order, the hot garlic bread that you are craving never shows up. You track down your server and she explains that things are coming out of the kitchen slowly even though the table next to you that got seated after and ordered after already got their garlic bread. When our bread finally arrived, it is cold on top (REALLY COLD) and barely warm underneath."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Dinner on Christmas was a very bad experience! Had to wait an hour and a half for my reservation at 4:30' seating was very bad. Didn"t have the food we wanted , and it came too slow."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I have never been to this restaurant & found it strange to be able to walk through the kitchen to our table. The lighting was poor, as I was attending w/my father who is of age & sight is limited. I had to ask for our bread, butter and sugar for my tea & the service was very poor. Our dinner was very good, but the wait was too long. The menu should have been explained more fully and suggestion's should have been made. Grateful that they were open on Christmas Day, but would not return otherwise. Trying to exit the restaurant was like a maze & needed to ask if we were going in the right direction. Bummer.. :("
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food is always good. It is good quality and does not taste like it came out of a frozen box."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Denise, our server, was outstanding! We had a group of 8 and all enjoyed our dining experience."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My wife and I have 10 children and had our first ever prechristmas dinner together. It was the best place with the best food and service. We plan to make this our annual holiday event location."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "When the kitchen prepared spicy sausage instead of the mild sausage we ordered, the waiter went back and brought us a second plate of sausage. The restaurant is also very friendly to gluten-free diets, although I wish you would offer at least one or two kinds of gluten-free pasta. Overall, though, a very happy experience."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Our service at this restaurant was great. The waitress was very attentive and on top of things. Giving us refills automatically without us having to ask for them. Now when it comes to our dishes that we ordered, they were very bland with no to hardly any seasoning on the food. We ended up asking for extra sauce for our dishes, the waitress was happy to provide that for us. But still the food was just ok. Nothing to Bragg about or especially come back to. I prefer to go to olive garden the next time. I am this way."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We met friends at the Utica store. I had requested a quiet area so we could talk and we were shown to a secluded corner. Our waitress was friendly without being "in your face" friendly, which was much appreciated - she had a great sense of humor too. The food, as usual, was generous and wonderful. We love the stuffed shells and HUGE meatballs and spagetti. We tried Chicken Glorioso this time and give it a big thumbs up! Had a great time and lots of food to take home!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I made reservations to be in the kitchen and explained it was our first time there and a Christmas celebration in my reservation online. Get there and they had just seated someone in our spot and did not realize they had an online reservation for that table. They said I should call in the future as they really don't pay much attention to online reservations. I was not impressed with that explanation. The food was good - the dessert FABULOUS - best I have had in a long time. I think $24.99 for three chicken breasts is a bit pricey. $150 for three girls eating out at a casual restaurant is a lot but okay for a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Meal was great. Had stuffed chicken and calamari. Kids had fettuccini. The place was pretty cool. Lots of Italian art work. Kids are 4 and 6 and were really intrigued. I would go back. The dinner for the 4 of us came to 60 dollars."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This place is awesome. They have very nice people working there. They give you a tour of the place which is super awesome. You can be seated at the table in the kitchen area. It is very family friendly. The food oh my the food is awesome. Try the stuffed shells and garlic cheese bread you will definitely fall in love. There are different rooms to dine in. Its just super awesome. This is a must go to restaurant. Go go now! You will not be let down!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The service was great although our food seemed to take a long time. We ordered the Thanksgiving meal (small) so it was already prepared and shouldn't have taken so long. The stuffing was tasty but VERY dry! The rest of the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My family had an awesome time at Buca. The food (which included a large Thanksgiving feast was well as two large portions of pasta) was delicious and came out in a timely way."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We really enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Buca. We had a party of 6, and between the traditional turkey meal and a bowl of pasta, everyone was happy!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Our family Thanksgiving dinner was great at Buca di Beppo in Utica. Both the service and food were very good. We will be back."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food is always excellent and plentiful. They were a little busy because it was Thanksgiving but we intended on a casual, family-filled meal and received it. It's always a great time when we go because it's usually a birthday or special occasion."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Our group had a wonderful time, and we were one of the smaller groups present. The family-style menu is conducive to large-group dining and the food is excellent."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I like this restaurant very mucho, I love the food and the place is nice."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "A favorite of my husbands. The service is very good, and the portions are unbelievably large, so we always have leftovers, which works out great for me. As well, the price is reasonable."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Our server was brand new, we were his second table. He did an outstanding job. I believe his name is Ayman? He was super attentive and talked to our children. Very nice guy."
    Dined on 11/3/2013