Buca di Beppo - Worthington
Buca di Beppo - Worthington

Buca di Beppo - Worthington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (614) 848-8466
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Worthington reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (69)special occasion (60)kid-friendly (40)fit for foodies (29)romantic (14)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (9)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Steelers1
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Great food as always ...Rick...Great food as always....Great food as always...Great food as always..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accomodating
    Special
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great time for having a surprise party. Great food great staff! Would recommend for large parties. They really help make the surprise special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You know what to expect - energetic restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We went to eat with large group for my son's 15th birthday - you know what to expect - kid friendly - plenty of things to look at and plenty of energy in the room. Some surprises if you haven't been in a while. 1. Great service from our server Gregory. We had two small kids with us and he was attentive, patient and no one's drink ever got even near empty. Great server who did a great job. 2. Best pizza we have had in a while. My son loves their pepperoni pizza, so we got a large for everyone to share. Worth a try for sure. Pepperoni is outstanding and crust is great too. 3. Apps were the only little disappointment but the rest of dinner was great. I tend to hang out more at the trendier side of Open Table, but the food was outstanding. Way too much of course - but we enjoyed lunch the next day. Spaghetti and meatballs simple but outstanding and we had chicken saltimbucco was a delight. 4. Manager visited our table and truly cared about our experience. 5. Coupons available - on their website, mail or on an app. They want you to visit. Will go back - great for special occasions with our family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Waitress tried very hard for a group of 24. At the end of dinner I did not appreciate another waitress asking if we only left a $1 tip.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great place to eat for a group and a special occasion. We brought the bridal party here Highly enjoyed
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service can be really bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I've been to this place multiple times. Always had a good time except this last one, that obviously was the special occasion. Service could not have been worse. I know this is not fancy and all, but when you have to ask for plates twice in the same evening (and wait for a while), so that all guests could actually eat the food served, that is a little too much... Food extremely slow, beer slow, dessert slow, really, I cannot think of anything to say good about the service. To be honest, it might have been the worst service I've had in a very long time...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They don't want kids there!
    Upsetcustomer
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was there Friday night and the hostess came up and said my son had to put away the phone, he is 2 and was playing a game and said it was ruining other customers experiences, it was quieter then all of us talking. If it was load then I would completely understand but for the fact I couldn't hear it at the other end of the table I think it was kind of out of line. And if there is a problem I think the server or a manager should come say something and not the hostess that sat us. Won't be going back even though the food was good because of the whole kid situation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MikeVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Thanks for handling noisy neighbors. Manager stepped in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    BuckeyeBEAR
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had three dishes that we selected, and all three were very dry. Not from lack of sauce but by way of how it was prepared. Lack of moisture in the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great classic
    DandKeats
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Awesome service and great atmosphere. Servings are huge so plenty of leftovers!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant!
    Deborah
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It was good food and comfortable sitting at good price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Goodfoodokservice
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Took my wife for her birthday. It was our first experience at Buca. The tour was a nice touch. We were seated in the bar area. Will never do that again. The patrons were extremely loud. Our waitress was so busy at the bar and we didn't receive much attention. It took 30 minutes to get our check which we found unacceptable. The food was exceedingly good though. Willing to give it a second try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BucaLiscious
    RobH
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Buca di Beppo is always on the mark with their dishes. The pasta is always al dente and their sauces consistent to taste. It's a no brainer for my family when we are wanting great italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    70WestROCKS
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our service was awesome and the food was perfect. There was a 90 minute wait so we were very happy that we made reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buca rarely disappoints!
    DandKeats
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The spicy chicken rigatoni keeps us coming back! Free bread and great coupons also help make it a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great experience!
    TrishtheDish
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We took a group of 10 (only 2 of us had ever been to Buca di Beppo before) for my son and daughter-in-law's 1st anniversary and we had such a great time! They were all impressed by the fun décor and atmosphere but especially by the food. My mother-in-law said the calamari was the best she had ever had and my son was blown away by the Fettuccini Supremo and the Chicken Parmesan. I kept hearing how fresh the food tasted. We also had a fun, cheerful waitress. Never had to ask for a drink refill because she got there with a refill before we needed to ask!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay, but no 2nd time
    ratzzreview
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We've been to a different location & had expectations of pleasant upbeat server @ minimum, but disappointed with male server. Ordered beer to served w/meal. He brought it before appetizer, didnt ask bottle or draft. Took well over 40 minutes to get food (3 pcs chicken parm & small spaghetti) which I must add was tasty but def not worth $55. (Appetizer mini meatballs took 20 mins). Greeted & seated promptly and pleasant other than that, went out of our way to spend anniversary dinner @ Worthington Buca. No 2nd visit for us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Absolutely amazing! Service was perfect, and food amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    fetzej25
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter...waiter?
    ChunnyBub
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday celebration
    terry
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 572 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Worthington reviews archive.