Food and services were both great. I just wish Buca had its own parking lot
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a good time and we
We had a good time and we definitely would go back. Great family style place. Food was fantastic
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great bartender...entertained us with tales while we waited. Food is substantial. Great for groups who want to share a meal...a family affair.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a fun time. Great
Always a fun time. Great food and large quantities. Lunch for the next day!! They must hire students from St Thomas-----great staff!!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We took our daughter and her
We took our daughter and her college room-mates out for dinner and it was the perfect place. The food was excellent, the ambiance was energetic and we truly enjoyed ourselves.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was mighty tasty. Been there for my birthday 2 years in a row. There's a good chance it will be 3 years in a row.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful restaurant with
A wonderful restaurant with fantastic Italian food. Huge portions family style to share. It was 5 Star
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Family Celebration
We had a great evening at the Pope's Table. We were able to chat and look at every member in our group. The food was delicious as always and service was efficient and fun.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Night Before a Show
Went to Buca's before seeing a show at the Orpheum. Had time to get salad, entree, dessert, and wine before our show started. Good food, nice service.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for friends or families
I went to Buca with my two roommates for dinner. We made a reservation, but it wasn't really necessary as we went on a Sunday. We were seated immediately and seated in our own area that was isolated from other groups. We could hear the other groups, but it wasn't distracting. We split two small dishes and an order of garlic bread. Even as three starving college kids, we had plenty of food left over after eating! Everything was delicious, there wasn't a long wait (though that may have been because they weren't super busy), and the waitress regularly came by to check our drinks.
Awesome food, great service, loved the experience!!!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat!
We've been to this location twice when we're in town and we've had great experience both times. The food is wonderful and the staff is very attentive. There used to be a Buca in our area but it closed a few years ago, unfortunately. We miss the food, so it's great to be able to be able to have it again when we're in town. The quality of the food is still great and the vibe is still really interesting. Highly recommended!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined at Buca's for Father's
Dined at Buca's for Father's Day. Love the Minneapolis restaurant because it has so much character. All six of us enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. Also, enjoyed the leftovers the next day.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spicy Chicken Pasta
I didn't order it, but my friends ordered the spicy chicken pasta ... it is the BEST pasta I have ever had!!!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Laugh and love it
Had a great meal and spectacular server. She was funny and also kept us well served.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
For a party of 2 that can eat pretty well we ordered 1 appetizer and 2 small dishes. Needless to say we took home a doggie bag that was enough for an entire second meal.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great group dinner!
Service & food are always exceptional! This restaurant specializes in Family style service & portions that are ideal for a group. They always ask if the group is celebrating an event & treat accordingly. Everything from singing to special tableside gifts... Much love foe Buca di Beppo!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate with family and friends. The staff was super friendly and engaging. They came and sang at our table to our guest of honor. Oriana, the chef, came out and led the singing. The food as always was great. One of my favorite places to take friends and family for an informal and joyous night. Thanks!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
WAITTRESS WAS PROMPTY AND
WAITTRESS WAS PROMPTY AND FRIENDLY VERY PROFESSIONAL ONLY HAD PIZZA BUT WAS VERY GOOD AND WAIT WAS NOT LONG FOR PIZZA TO BE MADE OVERAL EXPIERENCE I WILL BE BACK THANKS RON CHAPIN
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had enough left over for a few meals the next day.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Memorable Place
I used to eat at Buca in high school when my speech team would make special trips up there for the State Competition. I hadn't been there for a few years, even after moving up there. When some childhood friends came up to visit, I wanted some place special to take them that I knew would not disappoint. We went to Buca and I was immediately reminded why I loved the place so much. Outstading food, amazing staff. The restaurant is in such a unique place and is just a gem. I tell everyone about it!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our son's favorite spots. This is the time we've gone here for his special meal. Always a great time. Excellent food with size choices. Wonderful fun, happy servers. Kids menu also with huge portions!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious. You need to be
Delicious. You need to be a group though as the portions are so big that only with a couple of people, different dishes can be ordered.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing. I was a
Food was amazing. I was a little disappointed with the wait staff. Any other visit they had been fantastic. This occasion our waiter didnt visit the table for 20 minutes when no one else was left in the restaurant. We had to flag another waitress's attention and it still told another 15 minutes to get the bill.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pasta OK, Entrees &Salads Great
The red meat spaghetti and the Fettucini Alfredo were adequate. The apple Gorgonzola salad and the Chicken Saltimbocca were exquisite.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
At times I like a restaurant with a noisy, festive atmosphere, and Buca Di Beppo more than satisfies on that score. The food is reliably decent to very good, the place is clean, the staff is always efficient and friendly even when it is only from the neck up. I have only indulged in a dessert, so I can only recommend the cannoli.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Birthday Ever!
I came in for my birthday with my kids and I was pleasantly surprised. I had not visited Buca since I moved to MN and it was amazing. The food was great, the staff was unbelievably wonderful and I will definitely be back.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and plenty leftover
Great food and plenty leftover afterwards, love the family style portions. Try the house pino grigio
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food! Awkward server
The food is awesome and came around really fast. We got our table right away with a big group of 10. The ordering experience was a little awkward with the server, don't really know how to expand on that. Either you're a people person or you're not, having a good day or having an off day. The place is expensive, but we were lucky enough to have a gift card and made it pretty cheap for everybody when we split the bill.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time visiting your restaurant. It was homecoming weekend for The U of M and also Augsburg college. The restaurant
was busy but the food came quickly and was hot. Our server was superb. I highly recommend this restaurant..
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reserved a table for 12 prior to attending a play a couple blocks away. Service was prompt, helpful, and accommodating to a big group. Everybody raved about their meals and we had a fantastic time! Thanks Buca:-)
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a large group
I took 8 of my students out to dinner and this was the perfect place to go. The food was tasty and accessible. And the service was efficient.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating my daughters 21st birthday and she chose Buca's as she had dined there one other time and we had tickets to attend the musical WICKED at the Orpehum 10/13/13 at 1:00 p.m. Food was excellent!!! Service was excellent! The only dissapointment for me (not my daughter of course) was that our waitress was the only one there that could sing the birthday song .. so instead of the Buca birhday song, she stood at our table and sang the original happy birthday song with our group. We appreciated that! My suggestion: ALL employees of Buca should know that song .. there were at least 3 others working ...not counting the kitchen .. it would have fun to hear the song.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over all great experience.
Over all great experience. The service was great and FAST!!! Love the "family style" portions! And the Margarita PIzza is to die for!!!
The only flaw I would say is the struggle for parking! but other than than, I will continue to come!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
Went there around 6 on a tuesday. Wasn't to busy. Food was quick and tasted awesome. Highly recomeded.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre theater dinner
I wanted a place to take my daughter before Wicked. I had been at Buca's many years ago with groups. We had an early reservation and the service, by Gary was wonderful. He was attentive and had a good sense of humor which we loved. We loved the house wine Rosso and shared a bruschetta which needed another 3-4 people. Yum, but too much. Then on to a small order of chicken Marsala. It is my favorite and we were both humming with contentment of good tastes. Again we couldn't finish. If you are looking for a place that gives you good food for the best bang for your buck, go to Buca's. Next time the rest of the family will be with us. Thank you.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bring the whole group!
Buca has great Italian themed dishes that are served family style and very filling. It has an intimate feel and great waiting staff to round out a totally great experience! I highly recommend eating at this restaurant!!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything on the Menu looked like it was something worth ordering!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent . We
Service was excellent . We were given a Connoli for a slight delay in ordering! Delish!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and ambiance!
Have never been disappointed with the quality of the food.
I would be elated if more selections were offered as an individual entrée, rather than family style.
Am seldom at Buca with more than 3 or 4 people, and rarely can agree on what to order. Family portions are too pricy, for each of us to order our own choice.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday night date!
We decided to go here on a Saturday night after spending the day working on our own projects. We had a coupon, so it seemed like it could be a great option for a nice, not-overly-expensive date. The waitstaff was super friendly and we each ordered a small dish to have for ourselves (the man is a vegan, I'm not, so the "family-style" serving didn't exactly meet our needs). We actually really liked this because I ended up having leftovers enough for two more meals, whereas he, with the appetite of a football player, was actually able to fill his stomach (a rare occurrence!).
The food was delish, the service was awesome, and with the ability to make a reservation online, we were able to get seated without much of a wait. Awesome!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buca is Great!
I have been to Buca once before and I loved it. I think it is a great atmosphere for any size party. I have gone with just a single other person and it was amazing. The servers were delightful and the food was delicious. It is a great family restaurant as well... Good bang for the buck!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, excellent, excellent!
Excellent, excellent, excellent! Great food, really great service!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, a little loud
Visited on Saturday night with a somewhat spontaneous reservation via OpenTable (roughly 90 minute notice).
We were a little disappointed to arrive on time but have to wait approximately 15 minutes to be seated. No big deal really, but just gave us a rough start.
After being seated we reviewed the menu and decided to go with the Apple Gorgonzola Salad, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Chicken Parm... in small for the 2 of us. While I was not blown away by the food, it was good and plentiful -- we ended up with a meal to take home.
The only negative on the experience would be the general noise level of the room. With so many larger groups around it seemed quite loud. Still I would recommend the restaurant and will be back in the future.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun and comfortable!
Perfect spot for a Family birthday party! Something to please everyone! Wonderful service, generous proportions. Actually affordable for a large group.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful experience, outstanding
wonderful experience, outstanding food, fun environment, excellent service
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM