Buca di Beppo - Worthington
Buca di Beppo - Worthington

Buca di Beppo - Worthington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6148488466x
  • 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: Dan Varga
  • 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: High Street / 23
  • Public Transit: COTA Bus Service - Worthington Square Mall
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self-parking is available in private lot for Buca di Beppo guests.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Worthington
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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Buca di Beppo - Worthington reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (58)special occasion (51)kid-friendly (32)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (14)romantic (9)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (5)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was unbeatable. Seating is always a bit tight and the chairs, while rustic, are a bit scary for those who aren't 100lbs :). Only wish they had had the chicken marsala available- was a real letdown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter...waiter?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As far as Bucas in the area go, this one is by far the most laid back--to the point where the service would rather take a nap than serve you.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    They made our birthday celebration for 3 ladies and family wonderful...great place for celebrations and just a great time with great food....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome always
    daynaharter
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    very great friendly place, the wait staff was excellant! Thanks again. The only thing was my family and I had early reservations, so it wasnt busy, but then as we were eating a party of 15 were set next to us, and they kind of made us feel like we were inconveniencing them. But other than that it was good, I just wish that with reservations, had they known they could have kept us away from the big parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    FullTable
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    You've got to be a big eater. But, two people can have a nice dinner for twenty bucks if you like the same dish. If you have a coupon you can each get something different and take some home for lunch tomorrow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but good food
    DisheartenedDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was quite expensive considering the ingredience used: chicken and pasta. And the restaurant is following apart. The women's bathroom was not up to par with the cost of eating there. It costs us to feed 7 people $175 - this in included 2 hor d'ouevres a salads (all the small version), 3 entrees (all the small version - two vegetarian, one chicken) and tiramisu. We had no alcohol and only three fountain drinks. Crazy cost for food that was good but not excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • could be better
    oreilly2822
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was my wedding dinner. A reservation for 20 on a Tuesday night @6:30 and they didn't have pizza dough???? We had 5 kids in our party. After ordering dinners for both tables,45 minutes later they had dough. Our food took forever to get there. it was not very good. for the time it took. however it did not cost too much so I guess it worked out. I have owned a restaurant for 30 years. I will not talk bad but I will not recommend your restaurant to anyone else..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Server not so good
    Greatfood4u
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was fantastic! We had a graduation party of 11 and were shoved in the corner of the restaurant which I was not happy about when there was no one in the restaurant. The server acted like she was doing us a favor by bringing drink refills and she was rude when one of our guests asked to add on another caprese appetizer. Tons of food, everyone brought leftovers home and the menu selection is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Moreplease
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food great personal service. The place to celebrate life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server
    LeeMatt
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    There were 14 of us for a celebration lunch. We made a reservation online and we were surprised to be placed in the Pope Room. Our server was Jenny who was phenomenal. The lasagna is delicious. It's expensive but good for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Proud40dad
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a great time celebrating our son's 40th birthday. Excellent food and a very helpful waitress!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration
    Peggy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were celebrating my son leaving for college. We brought the whole family. Service was excellent. Food was good. Only one complaint, the fettucine alfredo was dry. Everything else was fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BucaGoodaFooda
    Icantbelieveiateallofit
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food is always fantastic but geared towards family-style dining so it takes some planning and guess work to not over order and have a ton of food left. Lots of interesting and funny pictures adorn all the walls, even in the bathrooms. A great place for good food and good times with friends or family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good value for large groups
    Upselling
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I usually use Bucca for larger groups when I have the tab but haven't been there for several years. The food's decent though VERY heavy on the garlic, I mean the broccoli was spicy from so much garlic. My only complaint is the server kept recommending to upsize the portions we I was ordering (small or large) which are huge on the large size that are served family style. I followed her recommendation which added $50-$75 to the tab and sent me home with 2 large bags of leftovers. There is a large and small cake, she recommended the large. It came out large enough for 20 people (literally) and we had 9 and over half was left over to bring home that took 2 large bins to contain. The server did well by the restaurant but not the customer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • family fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    we like bucas because of its atmosphere, however this time our dining room was really noisy and I did not like that. Food is good, not over the top, but good and sevice was good too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Familia
    Yumm
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great for a big family dinner! The salads, stuffed chicken, and taramisu were fantastic !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for value
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Buca has the atmosphere, and it gets the crowds; however, the food we were served was way below average. The large pizza we received had 10 nickel-sized pieces of cheese on it, and was not even hot. The server was able to convince the manager to remove it from our bill, which is the reason for my higher rating in the service. The drinks are also way overpriced even for the location and style of restaurant. I will definitely look for other large group options in the future. Very disappointing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Birthday
    slandreas
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We took a party of 5 to Buca last Saturday evening at 5:30. The restaurant was already crowded but the service and food were both great. They even did a special little birthday celebration for me which was very nice. We used the coupon they send me every month and received 20% off of our bill which was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Walsh's
    way2dine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our favorite for Italian dining. We will make the 45 min drive time after time because we know we will always enjoy the mesl & the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucca de Beppo Birthday
    terryd
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a great restuarant for a birthday dinner. It is different than most places because of the family ordering which is perfect for a big meal with a lot of people. Great bread is served with the meal. All the food was wonderful. My favorite is the chicken saltimbocca. The biggest problem is picking out just the right amount of food without getting far too much because you want it all. Left overs are cheerfully wrapped up and bagged for transport home so the party can continue the next day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, as always!
    Foxy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We took friends out for a retirement celebration. Buca is one of our favorite spots. As always the food and service were wonderful. Prior to our visit, we had received a call that our reservation at the kitchen table might be a problem because the air conditioning in that area wasn't working. I agreed that it would be better to change the table. Upon arrival, we were told that the air conditioning problem had been fixed, but that another group had been seated at the table, and would would rather wait, or be seated right away. We decided to be seated right away, and enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always special
    foodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It was half price lasagna, and we're still enjoying leftovers! 1853 salad is always good too! Woulkd love to try their desserts but always too full. Get gift cards at Giant Eagle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor
    nona
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Waiter was seen 1 time during whole dinner. Drinks from bar not replenished until we waived him down and once to the table didn't refill water . Fair food with poor service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    ScottnHolly
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our waitress, Trish was awesome. Very attentive and nice. And the manager came by and was great as well. Good job! :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have had better experience at buca, food top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing food!
    ValeTudo
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The service was very slow even though it wasn't very busy. Other then that everything was great and the food definitely made up for the service. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sales Team Dinner
    Ike71
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I took my well deserving sales team of 10 guyy out to Buca in Worthington for a great evening of fun and laughs and of course wonderful Italian Food. The guys demand Buca after a great Regional meeting to celebrate our accomplishments and Buca again delivered! Great waitress and staff! You have to have their Chickan Marsala! It is the best and I am 75% Italian and do not like Italian restaurants usually, but I always find a time to visit Buca! Don't let my mom know???
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service were great!
    GarlicLover
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Location of our table was terrible. We where seated at a table that was crammed into the only open space in the room the every diner had to walk by to go to the bathroom or leave the restaurant. Spent more time schootching chairs so people could get by than enjoying each other's company.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Buca di Beppo's food quality has definitely gone down; it used to be good but not anymore. The salad had too much dressing, was soggy, and was not fresh. We were also disappointed with the pepperoni pizza because it had very little cheese on it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, a bit pricey
    ohiocpa
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was a special date outing for my wife and I. If we hadn't had a $20 off coupon, we never would have considered it. With the coupon, it was a fairly good deal. The food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steelers1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food and atmospher wheater single , couple etc etc...Love there meatballs.....Rick....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day
    Recovery2
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was good, however the kitchen ran out of items to make one of the dishes we ordered. Had to change order twice. Server was very apologetic and recovered well. Food tasted good and overall, we ended up enjoying ourselves. Still would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 562 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Worthington reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    In for a graduation/birthday family celebration, we had a couple of great grandparents along who don't go out much, our waitress was great! Extremely patient with a great attitude, the food was good but she made the meal. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service and food has declined
    keykey
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I Was in town visiting family and decided to treat them to Dinner. We ordered the sangria which we love but at this location they let the drink sit out and the ice melted. So then we ordered normal drinks. You would think after the sangria being so poor they would comp it. Nope! So it was very watery, we told our server and she said that is how they make it its premade. Didn't say sorry. I even asked if she could not let it sit, she says it's premade. Then when we would ask for plates it was like a burden to her. Also when we would ask for certain things to be removed from dishes, due to dietary restrictions, she said everything was premade. I'll like do you guys make anything fresh here. This experience like a bar rescue ep
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Bring your appetite! Everything is served family style, lots of great food to share around the table!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    graduationfun
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had a graduation party at Buca and the meal was wonderful with lots left over to enjoy later. The service was terrific and everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation celebration
    MrsH
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Buca was the perfect fit for our graduation celebration. Making a reservation for a large party of 14 was so easy with Open Table. I also easily changed the number of guests the day before. The service was tremendous with two servers helping out. The food was relatively quick with such a large party. We ordered 5 of the large size entrees which was more than enough with two salads and two servings of bread. The beverages were refilled quickly. It can be a noisy space with lots of groups, but it didn't affect our experience. They also sang to our graduates for a nice final touch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the $75
    LovePastaVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    $75 for watery noodles and very little sauce as well as dry chicken for our second dish. Manager apologized but didn't fix the issue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service Was Lacking
    QueenJ
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Buca to celebrate Mother's Day. Most of the food we ordered was good (lasagna, mozz garlic bread, and chicken marsala), but our service was subpar. We waited 10 minutes before our waitress greeted us. After that, she was OK until the food came out. My in-laws ordered mashed potatoes to go with their chicken marsala, and they didn't come out with the food. 5 minutes later, the waitress came to check on us and realized they still hadn't come out. She "went to check", and we waited at least 5 more minutes before they appeared. The rest of us were done eating. There was no offer of an apology, let alone an offer to remove the potatoes from the bill. It was my in-laws' first time at Buca, and they won't be back. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza terrible and over priced
    Badpizza
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I thought the pizza so over priced but ordered it for my grandchildren who are eight and eleven because they wanted pizza. The pizza with pepperoni was so greasy they could hardly eat it. Maybe the cheese pizza would be all right. We ordered the large. My son in law thought the pepperoni too spicy. The egg plant was wonderful. The penne in marinara sauce was tasteless. The Caesar salad no better than Dole kit. My granddaughter told her sister it is just like the one we buy at Kroger! So sad. We are retired and thought this would be a wonderful treat for our family. We were so disappointed. I did not say anything in front of my children but was so disappointed this time at Buca.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate