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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
  • "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
  • "Had a great Father's Day there. Will surely be back. Everyone had a great time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I am new to USA (came from Europe) and tried several Italian restaurants in Lake County. Buca di Peppo is by far the best one. The food tastes really good. The ambiance is typical from southern Italy... it is a typical 'cantina italiana'."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We often choose to dine at Buca. Whether we are celebrating a birthday or just getting together with friends our first thought is of Buca. The food is always delicious and the staff is so warm and welcoming. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "From the service to the food to the friendly crowds...I found our evening to be outstanding."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We needed a local restaurant to entertain out of town guests. One guest prefers no meat meals. There was a good variety of entrees to satisfy everyone's preferences. The service was just right, not too attentive but enough to be certain that our needs were met. The prices are a bit high, even if you take some home for the next day."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This trip to Bucco was my wife and I's first time with just the two of us. While we did not recognize it on our other visits, everything about Bucco is built for the group. Large seating areas, massive portions even the oversized parking lot. That said, we had quite a nice meal just the two of us ordering for one--did I mention they have massive portions?! Definitely a return visit is in store....with my old high school football team."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "How refreshing to dine at a restaurant that is so accommodating. From changing the time of our reservation at the last minute, to allowing us to visit for a while when we were through eating. The wait staff smiled while answering our questions. Because we were busy talking rather then eating, we were asked if we would like our entrée taken back to the kitchen to keep it warm while we finished our salad. The food was delicious. Our entire dining experience was enjoyable and relaxing."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We made a reservation on-line. We arrived at the time of the reservation & there was no waiting. We were seated immediately. Our server came to our table right away with our menu. She gave us a couple of minutes to look it over & then came back & took our order. She brought us our drinks immediately & the appetizer soon after that. Our dinner was served promptly after we finished our appetizer. The fettuccine alfredo & chicken parmigiana were delicious! We chose the celebration cake for our dessert. Our server was very attentive to our every need from start to finish. We order the small portions & not only was it enough to feed us both, we had enough left over to bring home for a second meal. A bit pricey for a pasta place though!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Buca di Beppo is the perfect spot for a boisterous gathering of friends and family with personable waitstaff, delicious food served in ample portions and a lively atmosphere. We felt comfortable laughing and talking and taking our time eating and drinking."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Buca is one of my favorite places to go for lunch, but the food was a little off when we went to Buca this time. The eggplant parmesan was overcooked & dry - normally it's quite moist & tasty. Both the red clams & white clams entrees had no flavor at all; both dishes were mostly spaghetti, very few clams. We will NOT be ordering those again. Our server was very attentive, but she was VERY loud, so loud she'd be categorized as screaming - even tho we were the only people in the dining room section! She even asked if she could borrow the hand cream I was using when she approached us! Nice lady, but she needs to turn it down several notches!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Buca is wonder Italian restaurant with good food and a great ambience with great service. The food is served in great portions enough for a big family or a huge appetite."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "For our first ever visit to Buca di Beppo, we opted for Sunday lunch with the family. Family style service with MORE than adequate portions (just as much leftover to take home as our family of four was able to eat at the restaurant) was just what il medico ordered. Abbondanza! Friendly, unobtrusive service set just the right tone. Decor and music were delightful, with Sinatra music/pictures being the most notable omission. Otherwise, it was just about the perfect family meal!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Well the food was decent and the service was fair considering the restaurant was full, I do not see myself returning to the restaurant. When the waitress came to the table she went over drinks and food. When some from our party went to order the drinks stated they did not have any. Majority of the dishes brought to our table were dirty. Including stuff floating in our drinks. One in out party even found a hair in her pasta. Can't say it was a good experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014