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: 8478089898x
  • 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
82 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (61)kid-friendly (40)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (23)fit for foodies (19)romantic (6)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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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.
  • 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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  • 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
    northshorefoodie
    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
    Disappointed
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
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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
  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent dining experience
    Alvin1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Birthday
    CDEats
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dope af
    koke
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Awesome food. Great service. Entertaining wall art.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid Friendly
    AuntieS
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The two ten year olds we had with us thought this place is the best, they would like to celebrate their birthdays here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • veggie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very good salads, excellent pasta primavera and eggplant parmesan.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just average and overpriced
    Look2Cook
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 503 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Wheeling reviews archive.
  • Lots of food
    Lotsofspaghetti
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very noisy but good food. Very good for a large group
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nice,food is great especially the macaroni rosa. Ambience is very entertaining.Wait staff was friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your time.
    Bread18VIP
    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.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had a great Father's Day there. Will surely be back. Everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unusual service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.