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Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Buca di Beppo - Wheeling

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/locations/location1302.aspx
  • Phone: (847) 808-9898
  • 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: Israel Romero
  • 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, 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: N Wolf Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "If you like family style dining, this is the place for you. After a meeting of the minds on what to order, the food was good Italian fare. The portions were generous. The staff tried to be attentive in this very crowded and noisy restaurant. The restaurant is in a confusing series of small rooms and the decorating is entertaining but chaotic. There was a small piece of Styrofoam in the salad. We told the waiter who called the manager who immediately comped the salad (20+ dollars). Nice customer service although I would rather have not had that extra thing in the salad. It is not the place to go for a relaxing dinner, but a fun place for a once in a while special event."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent but the service certainly left a bit to be desired. There were eight of us for my grandson's birthday. It took forever to get served. She forgot our salad and brought it at the end of the meal. I had been there before and enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant for a group of people because you can share various menu items, the food is good and the dessert is a must. You will bring home leftovers!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We came to the restaurant because we wanted somewhere that served tasty meatless dishes. The Shrimp Fra Diavolo had a generous amount of shrimp and just the right amount of spiciness. The baked ziti was nice and creamy with the ricotta cheese. The Pasta Caprese was light and refreshing. A great way to celebrate a birthday!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining here. The food is always excellent and most certainly abundant. We enjoy our meal and then have a generous amount to take home for the next day."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Music very loud and distracting. Food wonderful and plentiful. I would recommend to everyone. Can't wait until I return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a great experience during our visit. Although we felt there was going to be more food per each large serving. We had the veal saltimbocca and was very surprised that there was not more food for the price."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My little sister and I have been to Buca a handful of times and never thought the food could get any better until this last visit. The meatballs were absolutely divine - like biting into a little tasty of Italy. The Penne San Remo was SO delicious having that perfect balance of sauce, pasta, and meat/veggies that make it so hard to stop eating. But the best was the Tiramisu. It was to die for - like biting into a little piece of heaven. It was by far the best tiramisu that I have had ever!! Out waiter was amazing! He balanced making sure we were taken care with allowing us time to eat and talk without interruption. He was funny and caring. The Buca di Beppo experience keeps getting better and better. Thank you and keep up with great work!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a party of 6 and our reservation was virtually immediately honored sitting us at a round table so we could speak easily to each other. Wait staff was attentive from start to finish, courteous and helpful. Menus, bread, water, silverware etc. all came promptly. Menu always contains a wide variety of excellent entrees. Ordered salad prior to our entrees. All entrees came in a timely manner; eye appealing and exact temperature. Chicken Rigatoni was excellent as was the Mac & Cheese. Salad was fresh and plentiful! Again, wait staff attentive through the evening."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We came with our two year old to celebrate on my wife’s birthday. Our server was very nice (and patient with our impatient two year old) and the food was very good. However, the reason we didn’t give a higher rating was because while a group came by and sang happy birthday, we didn’t receive anything else such as a free drink or dessert. Considering the high prices, I expected something. To add insult to injury, two days later my wife got an email from the restaurant offering a free brownie on her birthday. Really? I could see postal mail getting delayed, but there is no excuse for sending an email late. We’ll look for a different place next year to celebrate."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Awesome food. Great service. Entertaining wall art."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The two ten year olds we had with us thought this place is the best, they would like to celebrate their birthdays here."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very good salads, excellent pasta primavera and eggplant parmesan."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had not been to Buca for many years and was looking forward to it. I thought the food was overpriced and average at best. We ordered the garlic bread for $8 and it was dry and bitter. Spaghetti and meatballs OK. The waiter kept encouraging us to order more and we had too much food with what we ordered. Also, my son did not like the pictures in the men's room. Unfortunately, we won't be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very noisy but good food. Very good for a large group"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Nice,food is great especially the macaroni rosa. Ambience is very entertaining.Wait staff was friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Overpriced! $20.99 for a large salad - more than the price of chicken parmesan. Food is average. Service is fair. Not worth the money. There are so many mama/papa Italian restaurants with higher quality food and better prices."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a great Father's Day there. Will surely be back. Everyone had a great time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Buca has great good and we caught them on an off Sunday night. Our waitress was also tending bar and as a result, the service was a bit slow. Haven't had this problem before and could have been an off day. Will go back again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "overpriced. large in quantity but little in quality."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Cozy booths, great food, fun atmosphere. A bit pricey."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "fantastic! Fantastic!! FANTASTIC!!! fantastic! Fantastic!! FANTASTIC!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This place has not only great food, but a family oriented friendliness. I forget that this is a chain when I come to the buca in Wheeling!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "A little loud but definitely fun. Dinner for 4 with one drink a piece was 160.00 (not including tip). I know entrees are meant to be shared but I will think about going back due to price issues. This is a chain restaurant and if I wanted to spend a lot of money again, I do not believe I would go here."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Generous portions; 1 order enough for 2. Always fresh, good tasting. Plenty of parking, convenient location."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "There were 7 of us sharing the Large Chopped Antipasto Salad which was excellent. Love the way the dressing is minimal! Also shared the Large Chicken Limone which is always good! We also shared the Large Baked Ziti, not my favorite. Kind of a cheesy sauce on ziti, lacking much flavor, would order different pasta next time or another entree. It was the right amount of food for us all. Our server was great, checked on us periodically. Also the manager made her way around to tables to check how things were going. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our group of 9 women had great service and separate checks which was excellent. Our meals came in a timely manner and our server, Jackie, wrapped our leftovers."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great meal, super waitress and great company. The portions were more than totally expected for seven people. The birthday celebration song the staff song was really great and they even gave the birthday boy a birthday card. Super evening."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We had an early dinner on Mother's Day for my wife and mother-in-law. It took a while for the wait staff to come to our table. The waiter was a nice enough guy but seemed distracted. The kids ordered lemonade and the three adults ordered a carafe of the house red wine. The waiter brought out the drinks and some bread. He forgot the olive oil for the bread and opened a $30 bottle of wine vs the carafe we ordered. We ordered the bruschetta as an app and spaghetti w/meat balls. The kids all ordered cheese pizza of the kids' menu. The bruschetta didn't have any basil in it. Tasted like it came from a can. The spaghetti was okay and the kids thought the pizza tasted funny. Probably won't go back. Too bad, Buca used to be a fun outing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were a party of three on Mother's Day. Buca di Beppo made sure the day was special for us. The food was great and the service was excellent. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was very good, but a bit on the pricey side for pasta."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Love to play cards and eat lunch at Buca. The food is excellent and love the Italian music. The location of Buca in Wheeling, Il is convenient for our group of players."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Just ate at the Buca di Beppos in Wheeling, IL for dinner with the family. The food was excellent (some of the best Italian food I have tasted outside of Boston's North End) and the portions were large enough to allow for two additional meals at home. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Everything was good, if a bit overpriced as usual."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The only negative was that we had to pay $15 for bringing in our lamb cake for Easter(and birthday). "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food is great, but we always seem to have a service issue. This visit, they forgot about a couple of our entrees!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It is great for family outing and sharing food family style. We shared several dishes: Eggplant parmesan, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Spicy chicken Rigatoni, and Lasagna. It was plenty for 6 people. I especially liked the eggplant parmesan, it was tasty. The other great item was the spicy chicken Rigatoni with Spinach—it had nice smooth flavor and the spice was not too spicy, just right. The Lasagna was the least favorite—we thought it would have been better if it was with meat sauce. For starters, we shared 2 small baskets: garlic and cheese bread. I would recommend the cheese bread—it was a hit. I would recommend this for family outing. The only thing missing was gelato. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent and service was even better. My only negative comment is that everything seemed oriented toward maximizing sales and profit from the all a la carte' menu to the add on price take home beer and cocktail glasses which they encourage you to buy. The parent company is Planet Hollywood and I can only assume this is their influence. We will go back for the fine food and service but will turn down the offer to purchase souvenir Planet Hollywood glassware. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our group all selected salads for lunch. Our server Cindy did an excellent job making salad suggestions, accommodating special requests, changing orders after the selection had been sent to the kitchen and helping us split the bill. Cindy had a great bubbly personality and a great smile. She made our visit memorable. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our group all selected salads for lunch. Our server Cindy did an excellent job making salad suggestions, accommodating special requests, changing orders after the selection had been sent to the kitchen and helping us split the bill. Cindy had a great bubbly personality and a great smile. She made our visit memorable. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014