Kitchen Table Birthday Dinner
Our group of six was able to sit at the table that is inside the kitchen. This had its pluses and minuses. We truly enjoyed seeing the chef's do our thing and getting lots of attention from our waiter since he was near quite often. But, this Buca gives a "kitchen tour" to all guests who haven't been there before, so we had several looky-loos come by during our meal. So, I don't recommend this option for shy or private people. Another plus/minus is that we got to see and smell many dishes that I wouldn't think to order...so I learned about some things I'd like to try in the future. But, if something burned or was too spicy, we got smells of that, too! The atmosphere was super fun, our service was excellent, our food was awesome!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
We loved the variety and quality of the menu. We were there for a birthday party but it would be great for any occasion. The staff is superior.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Good as Usual
Very good food. Portion sizes made for sharing. It was my wife's birthday and they brough her a small desert and candleabra and sang to her loud enough for the whole restaurant to hear. They have great tables for groups including the "pope's table" and a table in the kitchen.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter, husband and I wanted a place to celebrate Father's Day this year with just the three of us. My husband is a picky eater and enjoys Italian Food so we chose Buca's because it offers a dining experience along with a great variety of wonderful dishes. This visit to Buca's didn't let us down. We had a lovely time feeling catered to along with fantastic food.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We get together with family here at least twice each year. We live in northern MN and they live in WI. It's always great food, great service, and great conversation. We look forward to this all year long and can't wait to come back! We also enjoy our leftovers on our own deck the following day!!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The hostess and wait staff read the requests I left on my reservation and accommodated every one of them perfectly! Our server was amazingly adept at handling our group of six friends, including special requests with the bill and food! My friends and I only get to see each other once a month and so our time is incredibly important to us. Buca assisted in making this one of our best gatherings!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pasta, poor upgrade
My husband and I went to Buca and ordered the fettuccini alfredo. We paid the extra $4.99 to add chicken to our pasta. There was barely any chicken. My husband took two large scoops of pasta and only found one tiny piece of unseasoned chicken. It left us feeling cheated. Stirring the pasta revealed that the chicken was scarce throughout. Not worth upgrading the dish. The rest of our food was great! Overall the dining experience was quite enjoyable. Our kids love going to Buca too!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took our family to the MG location for our daughters 24th b-day. We had good service and the night was a lot of fun - but the food was just OK. There was plenty of it - portions for the family style were great but it really lacked any great taste.. it was bland - I've had better pasta meals out of a box. Sorry - but we had gone to Buca when it first opened and I thought it was very good a that time.... but maybe we just got an off night.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good time
You can count on Buca to deliver you a very large plate of delicious food for a romantic night out or a fun night out with friends. Never disappointed when I eat here!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for family dinners
We had a wonderful dinner and experience. Great place for a large group, we had 11 people in our group.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were surprised with the
We were surprised with the Pope's table - what a treat! This is a fun place to go with a group!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Have never been disappointed with this restaurant.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
you only taste food that good in he
I have been to many of the spendiest restraunts in my life... but as an Italian I was just in heaven. And our waiter made it amazing.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the waiters and waitresses were super friendly and helpful. I had a great time! I would definately reccommend it to my friends!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought my mother in for her 70th Birthday, along with my daughter and my niece - we had a terrific time! The staff was so friendly and made my mom feel like it was "Her" day - it is something she will talk about for a long time. She keeps telling everyone "I got to sit in the kitchen" - she thought that was the best!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better be hungry!
The food is amazing and the portions are very generous. They say a small serves 2-3 people...I'd say it would serve them twice. We always order a few things plus an appetizer because we love the leftovers the next day. The ambience is whatever you need it to be. Just let them know if it's a special date night or celebration complete with kids, and they'll accommodate you. Love Buca!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
the bread wasn't as good as
the bread wasn't as good as it use to be. It looked like the outside had been toasted but it was cold.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - Excellent Service
The wait staff went over and above to make our birthday luncheon celebration even more fun. Even to the point of taking some cut flowers I received into the back and putting them in water for us so they wouldn't wilt. It's things like that which make the experience memorable.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Date Night at Buca
Thank you for providing a wonderful night for my boyfriend and I! It was a great place for a romantic date night! The service was great and we loved our waitress; very energetic and sweet! The food was fantastic!! The atmosphere was lively, but not too loud and overall Buca created a romantic setting that was really nice! Would definitely come back, whether it be for another date night or with a group of friends and maybe reserve the kitchen table! Thank you again for providing a wonderful night for us, for the great food, and wonderful service and atmosphere!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
happy hearts and full belly
We had a wonderful evening at Buca. The food was great and the company was too.
I would, and have gone there when I get a chance. Prices are a bit high, but I am a bargain shopper. Thanks.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came to Buca for 2 birthdays and a fun, family get together. There were 8 of us and we honestly had a ball. The place was clean, everyone was very friendly and the ambience was fantastic. The food was amazing, I especially recommend the pruscuido stuffed chicken. Their wine was amazing . The meal didn't break the bank and we all walked away stuffed with left overs. This is a great place to go with larger groups.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had never eaten at the
We had never eaten at the open table, and we had a lot of fun doing so. The kitchen staff was so friendly, waved to us, smiled a lot, etc. The manager stopped y our table several times to make sure we were happy, and of course, we were.
Also, our waitress was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and a fun person! Rhonda, was her name. We would definitely go back & hope to have her as our waitress again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite birthday spot for the kids
You can never go wrong when taking the kids out for their birthdays! Groups large and small get the same great service and who doesn't like Chicken Parmesan and rigatoni the next day for breakfast?
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great eating for groups
We had lasagna, manicotti, chicken parmesan, chicken limone. All were very, very good! I wish our wait staff had been a bit more attentave.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time going. The food is amazing. We made a reservation before hand and they got us in right on time with very speedy service. The waitress was great! Good place to take your wife or a large group of people. The restaurant is broken up into different rooms so you can still have the quietness you would be looking for while out with your loved one.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit of Italy in Minnesota
Really liked the atmosphere and looking at all the photos of old Itialian stars and trivia. Fun place to eat and with the different rooms it makes it perfect for small gatherings. Food was fresh and good! Downside was the house bread was only ok and they don't have Spumoni ice cream??
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a larger family dinner,
We had a larger family dinner, including young children. Service was efficient, wait staff was excellent, food was very good. The noise level was a bit higher, however, we were able to hear conversations!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
where's the chicken?
I took my grandson out for lunch, Buca's is his favorate place to eat. I was disappointed that you don't have individual lunches on the weekend, so we had to order together. We ordered the chicken cannelloni and it was very good.............BUT where was the chicken? Neither one of us saw or tasted any chicken. I assumed there would be chunks or a whole piece, but nothing!
Also disappointed that you don't do anything for birthdays any longer.
The brownie sundae was very very good, excellant in fact.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
eat with your family
The food at Buca di Beppo is a constant -- you know what to expect and the staff delivers. Portions are beyond normal gustatory capacity, presentation is pleasant, and flavor is straight forward and geared towards the sweet end of the sweet/savory spectrum. Service is helpful and quick and friendly. Prices are completely reasonable.
The essential ingredient in any meal at Buca di Beppo is something you bring yourself -- lots of family. The whole point of the restaurant is that it facilitates good times and experiences. The food is a vehicle, the setting is calculated, everything is oriented towards helping your family spend good time, eating together and having fun around the table.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Dinner
We enjoyed a great night with friends celebrating a birthday. Staff was great and attentive Food was hot and fresh. Overall great experience.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Even on a busy night...
From the time we got there until the time we left, we were well taken care of - even though it was a busy Friday night. Even the chef came out to introduce himself and checked in with us. The food was fantastic, servers were friendly, atmosphere comfortable, and the ambiance inviting. Very impressive!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Fabulous Food
Went to Buca for a family birthday celebration on a Wednesday night. The server was very attentive and personable and the food was delicious. All of us had a wonderful time and raved about the yummy food -- even the little kids. Will definitely go there again!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fast and Friendly
I had dinner with my 4 kids and husband, we needed a break from the house and to jump start our weekend. The food was delicious, the portion were huge, a little spending but the food was great and the service was fast!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server, Michel, at Maple Grove, was energetic and helpful. Not that syrup kind but honest. She explained things, kept up with water, drinks, bread, etc. Thanks.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and our waiter was great! The staff was also friendly.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was very good food just
It was very good food just a little spendy for kids meals. $28.00 for Mac and Cheese is pretty spendy.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buca has the best Calamari, the best spaghetti with half pound meatballs and the tiramisu was enormous & delicious! We can't wait to go back!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open Table worked great to make a reservation for the same night within 30 minutes. We were a few minutes late but had no issues being seats immediately.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding taste of southern Italy
Buca's food is always good, but this particular night it was outstanding. Maybe it was the company or the ambiance, but it tasted better than ever. Because Buca caters to groups with family style food presentation, it is a fairly noisy restaurant, but that only adds to the festive atmosphere.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very busy, but good service. Need to go there with no less than 4 people who are hungry
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute reservation and
Last minute reservation and they were very accommodating.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch with friends at a good price. There was not a lot of people there and the service was decent and friendly.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
GF Group Outing!
I have been to Buca's a few times, though this is my second visit to this one. Our group had a lovely evening, we ordered family style which is best to do at Buca's, with each couple ordering a large dish and shared all around the table. We had The Lasagna, Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, Shrimp Florentine, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and began it all with one of the great salads. Everything was wonderful, the Shrimp being my favorite! (I did order it!) Our waitress Michelle was a doll and everyone had a great time.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Group of five adults enjoyed the dining experience.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
always my favorite
Thanksgiving was very busy and my traditional dinner was served lukewarm. The staff quickly brought another hot meal and it was great. The staff was very friendly and very responsive. I enjoy the family friendly atmosphere, the food is always good and there is no walking away hungry here.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I don't celebrate Thanksgiving and it was just going to be the two of us so that morning decided to see if we could score a reservation somewhere and were surprised Buca was open, had availables eating, and were serving their full menu. We just made ourselves a new tradition!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table for 6
I really enjoyed bucas, yet they sat us in the bar area and there was a group of loud men at the bar. our server was the bartender, so he was way too busy to be a great server. all in all though I loved it, just next time I will ask to sit somewhere else.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to be with friends
I have been a Buca customer for over 20 yrs and the place just seems to out due itself . The food is wonderful and tasty, the service is great, the atmosphere is awesome and fun. Its like every table is in your family with all the people enjoying friends and family. In the Indy location , years ago we evan were sharing food with the table next to us. Where can you go and have that dinning experience
And its a MN company. Thank you and keep up the great work
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was excellent! Next time we visit we def wont sit at the kitchen table.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing negative to say except they have a large facility and jam many people in one small area making it VERY loud. I took my wife their for a special night out and we were seated next to TWO large groups of 20+ each. Not very romantic setting with over 40 people around you when you want a quiet dinner out.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM