Buca di Beppo - Westlake
Buca di Beppo - Westlake

Buca di Beppo - Westlake

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 4403562276x
  • 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: John Stiles
  • 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: Clague Road and I-90
  • Public Transit: RTA bus system stop - Detroit Road and Clague Road stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot and street parking available.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Westlake
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 WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Westlake reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (16)kid-friendly (12)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Not my style
    Dinesout
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The host led our dining party through the kitchen to our table, tacky! The restaurant has a dark interior, I simply prefer a light, clean atmosphere. The waitstaff seemed bored and the food, although tasty, was nothing special and extremely over priced. I will not be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sita50
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I love this restaurant. The ambiance is fun, the music is nostalgic and the service is always first rate. The food is excellent - I have had several dishes and they are all terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gram
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    we enjoyed ourselves as a family, loved the food, missed the flat parmesian bread some dishes could be smaller, great food or we would not come back.a little pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissatisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food and service were below par. Overall dissatisfied. Will not be returning anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a night out alone
    out4thenite
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We love going to Buca when ever we can. It is unusual for us to go with just the two of us cause even though our kids are grown they still think they should tag along. The food is very good and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on Labor Day
    RRReviews
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was a disaster. We had a reservation and stood around for 10 minutes waiting for our table in a mostly empty restaurant. The waitress warned us that they were very slow because they were understaffed. They were very slow. I ordered lasagna. It was 75% ricotta cheese. To my mind, it was not lasagna but a conglomeration of lasagna noodles, tomato sauce, and lots of cheese. The cheese layer was almost an inch thick. I'll never go back there again. With the staff they had, they should never have opened that day. They did a disservice to their customers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • disappointed with this visit
    unbirthday
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Normally this restaurant is great, however the night we were there, 8/30/14 it failed. Had a large group, 9 people and made reservations a week in advance. Also let them know we were celebrating a birthday. First we had to wait 30 minutes for a table, then when seated they wanted to split the party up. We did not do that we pulled the 2 tables together. It went south from there. Told server we were celebrating a birthday also, took her 20 minutes to get our drinks. Also wouldn't see her in between stops at our table for 30+ minutes. When we were done eating it took 45 minutes to get our check.The birthday was never acknowledged but other tables had theirs acknowledged. Management did take money off check and food good as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing, the service
    Sooze
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    was wonderful. The waitress, Susie, was friendly, abusive (LOL) and very efficient. The atmosphere was relaxing yet fun. It was the first time my husband had ever been there, he was a little put off by the prices but after we ate I asked if he would go back and he said definately, it was well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family place!
    Canuck
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We love going here to celebrate family birthdays! You can have 5 people or 15! Very kid-friendly and food & service are always good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Had a wonderful experience at Buca's! Great place for fellowship over good food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 244 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Westlake reviews archive.
  • Another Great Holiday Meal
    Karen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Buca di Beppo is the only restaurant on Open Table that we would eat at. The others tend to be too expensive or too fancy for us. Buca is a wonderful place. The atmosphere is like you are in your favorite Italian Grandma's home. The food is acceptable and it is fun to order family style. We usually eat here for holidays because it is so easy to make reservations via Open Table. Great desserts also!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland and Tasteless
    eatwell
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were disappointed with the food at Bucca. The eggplant parm and calamari were overcooked and our mashed potatoes and alfredo pasta had almost no flavor. I only allow myself "cheat" meals occasionally, so I'm disappointed I wasted it on this place. I guess my experience is typical for a chain restaurant, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food/service, but pricey
    enyay
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I've been going to Buca since I was little, and the food is always authentic tasting, the servers extremely friendly, and the atmosphere a lot of fun. The food is, however, a little bit on the pricey side for pasta.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hummingbird
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    First time to Buca di Beppo. Waitress was very nice and explained the menu. Food was delicious. Only thing was the air-conditioning in the first room downstairs on LH side was freezing cold. Everyone in that room mentioned how cold it was so it wasn't just us. Other rooms seems warmer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was disappointed this time. We went on Mother's Day, which probably wasn't the best day to go since the help was extremely busy and couldn't accommodate us as much as I thought they should. We didn't get refills on soda/water, did not receive extra red sauce as requested for the pasta. Overall, between the lack of service and the food, I feel the visit was overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Surprise
    LuvItalian
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was my wife's first time there and me and my family TRULY ENJOYED OUR DINING EXPERIENCE!! Service was PHENOMENAL. . SERVER WAS GREAT. . AMBIENCE WAS INVITING!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Customer Service
    Lynn
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    All the staff were polite, friendly and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Seevice
    Debbyha
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Kristi was a great server!!! Food good and unique, fun time w friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca di Beppo-Westlake BD Celebrate
    KaliOrexi
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Comfortable Dining Room, Food tasty, Apple Gorgonzola Salad is one of our Very Favorites, we always order a Large. On this evening must have forgotten or run out of the Gorgonzola. Waitress made a point of advising us she had to make the Salad herself and added an extra apple. Pasta good, however one of our Entrees the Chicken Saltimbocca Entree was replaced with another Pasta the Penne San Remo- Explanation was unclear. Drinks/Wine appeared overpriced. Patience was indeed a virtue during this dining experience_Waitress/Staff appeared to be performing double duty&struggling_ Seemed a tough night_we have dined when the whole process ran a lot smoother and professionally__
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but good
    Yetiman
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Even with a gift card, spent way too much money!! Food was good but over priced. Don't like all the ala carte choices. Definitely can't go there often!! Service was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter dinner was a disappointment
    Thistle
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I've been to Buca di Beppo many times and thought it would be wonderful place to bring my parents for Easter dinner. I was wrong. The fettuccini alfredo was sticky and the sauce was tasteless. The chicken dish was a bit dry. Even my mom's drink (a non-alcoholic lemonade with Sprite) didn't have any lemon flavor to it. They advertised extensively that they were a wonderful place to have Easter dinner. They were wrong.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Wait
    Waiting
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Arrived about 2:15 Reservations 2:30 /Seated about 3:00 Later reservations seated before us.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • easter
    jbscleve
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was quite good, though not as good as prior visits. Atmosphere left something to be desired. We were squeezed in a basement room between two large, loud parties. It is not their fault they were loud, but it left a lot to be desired for us.(party of 3) It was Easter, so that has to be taken into account. You are an expensive restaurant, so more is expected. The confines of the basement seating, are really not very desirable.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not that great this time
    rarelyeatout4
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have dined at Buca's quite a few times.Easter Sunday, but we were all rather disappointed with the taste of what we ordered. The spaghetti was all stuck together,linguine had no olive oil and seasonings and was not brought on the side.The meatballs were actually quite fatty tasting. It was very expensive and we had forgotten that everything costs $20. It set us back quite a bit financially.Two of the three things we ordered we thought were personal dinners. It was an OK visit. We did bring massive amounts home, but did not eat because none of us felt that great after eating there. Probably not going to be our next choice for eating out Italian. Our server was very nice and pleasant and very tentative.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen Table
    luv2din
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Enjoyed Easter lunch at the kitchen table! The interaction with the Chef and the servers is definitely something that I enjoyed the most! The food was outstanding and the service was superb! We enjoyed the spicy chicken pasta and the baked ziti! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Easter Lunch at Buca di Beppo
    Karen
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    You can't go wrong with Buca di Beppo. The food is consistently good. The service is good. The ambiance is amazing with every wall decorated with bits of Italian memorabilia. We chose their 1893 salad, Baked Ziti, and Lasagne. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars for the food is that the portion of Lasagne is a bit small for the price. But it is delicious. The service is dependably good. Again the only reason I didn't give 5 stars is our server was efficient, but not very enthusiastic. Part of the ambiance is having an out-going server, which we have often had. We ended the meal with the Colossal Brownie Sundae which was fantastic for four people to share and so much fun to eat. Very good experience.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is very average quality.
    CoachB
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The food is very average quality. It is like buying in bulk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love big family dinners
    Love2Celebrate
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We went to Buca for my husband's birthday. It was impromptu and we ended up with a party of 16. The food was great, and our duo of waitresses did a fabulous job. I love family style dining. It's like being at home, but someone else does the dishes. What's not to love?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    satisfiedpartyof20
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our server was outstanding!!! We had a group of twenty and she handled out table like it was a party of 6. Friendly, prompt, and thorough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and comfy
    Sandy
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Four of us had a wonderful meal picked from your 4 for forty menu ( Ravioli and caeser salad ) we added a bottle of the house white. What I enjoyed is that I wasn't freezing from the air conditioning blowing down on me like most restaurants. I actually felt comfy, cozy ,warm......Our waitress was pleasant and helpful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Fun Atmosphere
    HolHel
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a reservation for a large party of 13, the staff accommodated our requests and the food was very good. Will definitely be returning for other occasions and learned that when they say the order will feed 4 individuals, it most definitely will!!! The décor was very interesting and fun and the staff was polite and patient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party Time
    BirthdayBoy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had an excellent time celebrating my birthday! The food was great and the service was outstanding. They took care of us like family. The noise indicator for this review was mostly our celebrating, the restaurant itself was quiet, but I could see it being a little loud when full. Overall, had a great time with great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • baddy
    maxi
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Not at all happy. Asked to be seated upstairs due to my resent knee surgery. Was told they couldn't because they were closing the upstairs down. Only to find when we were leaving people still sitting in upstairs booths. Out of cranberries for salad, out of tiramasu so they threw one together and was real mushy. Not at all happy.........
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the kitchen
    bucafan
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great food, wonderful service. Very friendly. Family atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining
    thesweetens
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is a great place to eat but bring your appetite as it is not for the dainty appetite for sure. The wait staff is very friendly and just a wonderful place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came to eat for my birthday
    gttime
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We came to eat for my birthday and had a great evening. Camy our waitress was a real gem. She made our experience that much better. She was friendly, extremely helpful and could not have pleased us more. We told her how much we enjoyed having her for our server and she said she loved having tables with people like us. Give her a pat on the back for us. We cannot buy the wine (MAZZONI) anywhere but here. We bought 3 bottles. I wish we could buy a case from the distributer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Eating at Buca di Beppo's a great experience and great Italian food!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • selfies with the pope
    bellaamour09
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I visited on 2/22 and was very happy for the attention received. I placed a late reservation at 830p for a party of 20. The waitresses were awesome and were more than happy to assist me. The food was devine. It was not my first option but hands down it was better service, better ambience, better food better everything. I am thankful that the other restaurant decided they could not accomodate my party. BUCA made my per birthday celebration 10000000 times better than when the day started.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our dinner was good, but unfortunat
    Poko
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our dinner was good, but unfortunately the server took away from our experience. Although she checked on us periodically, she never removed dishes/glasses from our table. She seemed very scattered or distracted. I am hoping maybe she was new or just having a bad day. Also, there was a major draft which left us freezing. We had to wear our coats while dining because it was so cold!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Fun!
    Judi
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our overall experience at Buca di Beppo was great once seated. I only wish that the lobby was not so freezing cold while we waited to be seated. Luckily we had our reservation through OpenTable and did not have to wait longer than 10 minutes to be seated. Any longer would have been way too long to sit in a freezer. Grant you, the weather has been very cold, however, every time the door opened it was like a very cold breeze came through the lobby and it was annoying. Once seated, everything was perfect!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic