Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Buca di Beppo - Wheeling

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling

  • 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: American, Italian, 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Wheeling reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (57)kid-friendly (34)special occasion (31)neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (19)great for lunch (18)late-night find (4)romantic (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Our friends loved the ambience and fun style of Bucca's. They had never been and we explained the family style entrees. The pastas and chicken dishes were excellent and we brought some home for left overs. We were not rushed and enjoyed a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be-won't be back anytime soon
    Noted101
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our family spot for many special occasions over the years... After our last visit we decided we will start a new tradition. The place Is still the same- fun, lively, funky... The service was fine.. Very nice waitress, but no free Bday dessert which was a big factor for us. Didn't want to spend $13 for a piece of cake but had no choice --- what is a Bday without a piece of cake or scoop of ice cream!? Food was awful- had to return a dish and the rest we just dealt with- the nail in the coffin was the bill - the prices went up drastically and affordability was a factor in our Bday tradition. We weren't prepared for a bill double what our normal bill is and on top of that the food stunk! Too bad! Big big mistake to get rid of the free Bday treat especially when you raise the prices through the roof! I mean how much does it cost to give the Bday girl or boy a scoop of ice cream with a candle in it?! Disappointed !very bad business decision!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food was not very good. Eggplant Parm. was fair, however Manicotti was bland. As for Chicken Marsala, chicken was tender but the sauce was loaded with sugar which ruined it. Service was good. We found it to be pricey for the quality of the food and will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great volume.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was good but the entrees are quite large so if you are a party of 2, you will want to have the same meal. The "small" versions easily feed two with enough leftovers for a full meal to take home. Meatballs are very tasty!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service, but, a bit pricey!!
    MrsKeith
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a reservation & were seated the moment we arrived. Our server was very attentive to us & was available to us whenever we needed something. The food portions were quite large, even though we ordered the small size portion to split between 2 of us. We took our leftovers home & there was enough left to feed 2 more people at home! My daughter is on a gluten-free diet & they had some gluten-free menu items for her to eat. However, she wished that there would have at least been a gluten-free pasta choice for her to eat with her chicken. There were no gluten-free desserts she could order either. Perhaps some gelato would have been good, but, not offered as a dessert option. We did order a very large brownie sundae to share amongst the 4 of us. It was quite delicious, but, was too much for us. Wished we could have taken the rest home with us, felt bad that we had to waste it! We were a bit shocked when we received our bill though. We never expected a bill that was almost $140.00 for just 4 of us! Glad my daughter's boyfriend has a coupon for a free pasta dish for his birthday, otherwise the bill would have been another $20.00! It would have been about $160.00 dollars for our pasta meal then! That was the most expensive pasta lunch I ever had. Sure, there was 1 beer & 1 mixed drink on that bill, but, still we thought the lunch was rather on the expensive side. It's not like we ordered steaks, just had some pasta & my daughter had some chicken. The food was excellent, but, won't be going there again any time soon. I could buy a weeks worth of groceries for my family with that $140.00 we spent on a pasta lunch. Loved everything we ate, but, thought it was just a bit overpriced. If it cost that much to buy pasta at the grocery store, I doubt that too many people would be buying it there either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a large group!
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had reservations for a group with 6 adults and 4 kids 4 and under. We received great service the family-style service made it a lot of fun to pick our a variety everyone would enjoy. The kids were all thrilled, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, food and more food
    Maverick
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    If you like food, this is the place to go. It's family style and the food just kept coming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food
    Bobbie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was good; we were five people and ordered two large and one small portion and that was way too much.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • familygathering4
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Overall satisfy everytime !!!! nice service very friendly. welcomed nice face all the time .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner great, as expected
    MsGoodcook
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There is something for everyone on the menu, even our vegan grandkids. We all loved the bruscetta(held the cheese)! The green salad was good, but could have used a little more perks or more olives. The pasta was American perfect, having ordered marinara and it seemed to have just tomatoes, but sweet ones at that. Chicken was outstanding with lemons and capers and green beans were perfect as usual. We like the consistency with no surprises, but everything down to a science!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Had a wonderful experience for the hostess to the servers. Lots of energy and lots of fun Food was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good deal
    RemyVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Lunch was reasonable and tasty..a good place for kids, too...!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scheduling
    food
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    made reservations via online, but they had my reservation time wrong and over booked that evening. hostess were not too helpful, but the waiter was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    richnmar
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The portions are great! Each "small" pasta can make 3 meals. Great garlic cheese bread, but not browned in the broiler. Although the sauces are interchangeable, the server had to check with the kitchen before the order was placed. It was fun seeing something different for a birthday celebration - a candelabra with red candles! Fun! But no comp dessert. Buca has great coupons, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great food
    sam0cats
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been going to Buca for many years now and have never been disappointed.The food is consistently high quality with great flavor.K eep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance
    GregR440
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    With each visit the decor becomes more and more objectionable. It's clear that this is the look that was intended but it's simply miserable. It's difficult to look at the wall decor. Time for a remodel.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Harry
    HarryL
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My first time to Buca. Took the GF for a birthday dinner and had a great time. Great food and fun, kitchy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice cozy lunch spot
    Cozy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great prices for nice uick italian food and the desserts are nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca is consistant
    Alvin1VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    As usual, reservation was honored and we were seated immediately. Wait staff greeted us immediately and menu's, water and utensils brought to the table immediately. Order for drinks were taken and they brought us warm, fresh bread, olive oil and cheese also were added. Antipasto salad was more than sufficient and salad very fresh. Shortly after finishing the salad entree was brought to the table, Bake Rigatoni. Very sufficient portion as we were sharing the entree. Very eye appealing, tasty and seasoned on the spicy side as we requested. The remainder of the evening was most pleasant savoring our entree. Wai staff most attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed at all
    diningmachine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Found the restaurant to be unappealing -- food was bland, there were cobwebs we had to ask to be removed, there was a moth flying around our food. Just not appetizing. Didn't care for the decor. We know it is supposed to be funny but some of it is really unappetizing (photo of boy picking his nose) when you are trying to eat. Not sure how you can take a place seriously when you are grossed out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food, great service, plenty of parking, easy to get to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    upjay
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    just a good of place to go for a good friendly meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Theater Dinner
    jabs52VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Gathered with 6 friends before the Marriott Theater play. Great menu for sharing and service was excellent. Entrees were served piping hot! Our server checked back several times to make sure we had all our needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and predictable
    northshorefoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The 7 of us had a great family style meal. Chicken parm was great! No complaints, exactly what we expected. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for a birthday
    Mommalove55
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great time!! Good food! Great service, nice staff 😊
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    trac429
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Perfect place for my dads birthday dinned! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We used to love going there but such a change in the food! The entree was good but everything else was terrible. We sent our Caesar salad back twice. No one came to the table to see whys wouldn't go back again. Calamari was tasteless. A really poor experience. No wonder we could get a reservation at the last minute on a Saturday night at the last minute with all times available.
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  • does not honor reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    what a mess the staff could not find my open table reservation after i showed them my email confirmation. they decided to let me stand and wait untill they seated all the walk ins. after 30 minutes the manager did not seem to care if we stayed or left. this is the first time in 10 years of using open table that a reservation was not honored. sent a note to the main office but it was sent to the same lost staff member from the previous night cant tell you about the food did not stick around went to a local favorite and had a great meal
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  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    First time visiting this location (have been to 3 others). Very average service, somewhat expensive for the quality of food although portions are large. I would suggest dining at Tuscany over this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and wine, ugly exterior
    ClaireW
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I chose this restaurant because we enjoyed dinner with a large group at their Las Vegas location. I booked a lunch at the Wheeling location with my sisters from Illinois. It was a Wednesday, and I think we were the only customers in the place. We got excellent service, but one really cannot judge the service and ambiance in an empty restaurant. The food and wine were excellent. The outside looks like a dive; I would never have stopped at this place due to its exterior appearance, but we had a good experience inside.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Star1VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very loud and slow service. Has been much better than this. Food was subpar.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun with my Tweens!
    Jenburger
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took my 10 year old twins and their BFF's after a looooong day at great america. It was a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a delish meal! The wait staff made sure the girls had a great time and I was able to relax and enjoy a glass of wine! Perfect! My girls want to have their next Birthday party here! I have been a million times but have never thought of taking my kids! We will make it a regular spot.....right up there with CPK and Buffalo Wild Wings!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumyum2VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not no pleasent experience.
    Judi
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    Out2Eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meatless marathon
    Debthediner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good
    Huckleberry
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bubby
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Music very loud and distracting. Food wonderful and plentiful. I would recommend to everyone. Can't wait until I return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food vs cost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 511 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Wheeling reviews archive.
  • Best Food/Experience Yet!!
    cubsfan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.