My hubby and I went for our fourth anniversary dinner here and loved it! The fried mozzarella was magnificent and the fresh bread was soft and delightful. We ordered a side order of fettuccine alfredo and the manicotti. The alfredo was superb, and my only not so good thing was the manicotti was a little dry and tough from sitting under the heat lamp in the kitchen for a bit to long. Everything else was great, and when my husband mentioned it they offered to give us a free dessert. However we were to full to eat anything, so we didn't order one. We will def be going back though!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
if you like pasta you just
if you like pasta you just got to try Bucca and if you had an experance like we did you will be back----dennis
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Icky seating area
We were put in the Flower Room. Sat us at a table right next to a serving room where waitresses would go in and out of. Only thing separating us was a curtain that would not stay closed. Also the AC kept kicking in and it shouldn't have even been on. It made it uncomfortable to eat. I would go back, but would not want to sit in that room.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining with Family
We really enjoyed our family style dinner. The food was delicious. The wine was perfect. And, the wait staff were very personable.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great meal!! The
We had a great meal!! The serving portions are huge and reasonably priced. When they say it will feed 2, there is enough for 3-4. We will be back again!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend suggested we go to Buca's for dinner. There were six of us and none of us had been there in about twenty years. We all agreed it would be fun. We were greeted by friendly faces when walking in the door. We were promptly seated. Drink orders were taken and then the fun...what to choose for dinner. We talked about the large portions we all remembered and wanted to be careful placing our order. Well we each ordered an entree and we ordered one salad. W enjoyed it all. The portions (both small and large) were just enough for us. We enjoyed conversation. W had fun and decided we would come back. Thank you Buca for a wonderful experience. The Manager thanked us for coming which was a nice touch.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was a great place for a young teenager to experience. Waitress took us for a tour of the dining areas available. This impressed my granddaughter quite a bit. She loves the table in the kitchen. She wants to come back again very soon. The food was fabulous, along with the server!! Thank you!!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
So yummy! No complaints
This is probably the sixth or seventh time my friends and I have come to Buca di Beppo for a birthday. We can't get enough! It's a very relaxed and fun atmosphere with interesting photos and memorabilia to look at everywhere. We get the pepperoni pizza and baked ziti every time and it never fails to satisfy. This time we decided to try the pesto and chicken dish and we all agreed that it was delicious; that will become another regular for us as well. Buca's is always a good choice because it's affordable, friendly, and absolutely delectable.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
They did a great job
Our waitress was very respectful, made small talk, and took care of us. The manager came by numerous time to ask us how our food was. The really waited on my girlfriend and I hand and foot, and the food was great as always. Try the spicy chicken rigatoni, it's my family's favorite!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italy in Milwaukee
My husband too me here for a surprise birthday dinner. Initially I didn't know what to expect because we had never been to
this restaurant. Needless to say we were not disappointed!
The atmosphere/decor was fantastic. We loved all the
authentic photographs on the wall. The menu had a wide range of items
so everyone was able to find something they liked. We
ordered chicken Alfredo, spaghetti /meatballs,
chicken Parmesan and the kids pizza. The food was
delicious and very filling.....we had the small portion
and that was plenty. We ended up taking most of it home and
enjoyed the left overs the next day. This is an awesome restaurant
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
the place for family
Consistently good food. Don't miss the chicken marsala, Desserts are outstanding , Never enough room to eat after meal..We have taken to go and enjoy later
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The made-from-scratch kitchen always turns out some delicious food. My wife and I had the stuffed shells with the yummy chicken sausage and Alfredo sauce. The chicken marsala was as good as always. Cant wait to go again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time dining ay Buca's. I will definitely return!! :-)
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was very
Food and service was very good however the restaurant is looking a bit run down.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for large groups
Started at the bar, and then to a large table that comfortably fit seven people. Great selection of wine and food, the latter served family style. All but one person in the party had been to the restaurant previously; all would return again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the third time I have eaten at Bucca and they never disappoint. We had a last minute change to the number of people in our party and they never skipped a beat and got us taken care of. Food is always excellent.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each year during Milwaukee Irish Fest a group from Ireland comes to Milwaukee. And each year we take them out to dinner at Buca. This year was no exception. 14 of us had reservations for the "Pope" Table. We eat, drank, and laughed the night away. The group talks about their experience for the whole year following. This will be an annual event for us.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have to say this is the first time I ate here and the waitress was outstanding! The food was okay, I like the family style, prices a little steep. I
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our go to celebration spot
My family frequents Buca di Beppo for special occassions, particularly family birthdays. The food is consistently great and the service is always good.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Price for the food u get is on the high side. i understand the concept of sharing but having to purchase everything ala cart and u aren't at a 5 star restaurant is outrageous. Would like to see some beef on the menu also. Its a fun place to go but would never make it a more than 1 or 2 times a year visit.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good time
Prompt seating even though we arrived well before our reservation time, courteous and attentive waitstaff (entire staff, not just our server), and delicious food, what more could you hope for in an evening out? We have visited Buca several times over the years and it has always been a great experience. The menu is stocked with excellent choices and we have always come away full, happy, and usually with some excellent leftovers.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What could be better?
Great food, great restaurant, great friends and take home for snacks the next day.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful. We
The food was wonderful. We ordered too much and took food home. when ordering a "small" portion, be prepared for a lot of good Italian food. the server was cheerful and very helpful. Try the house Chianti, it was great. Not too many tannins.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasure dining with the Pope
I made a reservation for our yearly group dinner celebrating a birthday. We have done this many times at this particular Buccas since our friends all live in different across the city so this downtown location has always worked well. I was pleased that I placed the reservation over the web and specifically requested the "pope" table which we received. Our server, I believe Lexi?, was very nice and friendly. The food was great as usual and we appreciated that we weren't rushed with our meal (although it was a later Sunday night so it wasn't super busy).The manager even stopped by to see how we were doing and he took it well when we teased him about a missing menu item we were looking forward to having.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reservation Requests Not Met
When I booked reservations through Opentable I specifically requested that a good friend of mine was celebrating her 19th birthday at Buca di Beppo, and that she would love it if she wa surprised and had the waiters and waitress sing happy birthday. However, nobody ever came over to our table to sing, and we had to notify and manger and ask. OPENTABLE NEVER RESPONDS OR FOLLOWS LITTLE REQUESTS.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Molto Buono Buca di Beppo
Service was prompt, friendly and attentive. Offers an abundance of tasty choices for vegetarians as well.
Banfi Classico Chianti was superb! Enjoyed the Milwaukee Italian heritage photos too.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
No Mashed Potatoees
The ambience is outstanding and Buca's was able to accommodate a large party with no problems. The kids along enjoyed their time as well as were satified with the food. The adults missed the famous mashed potatoes... no longer on the menu. Otherwise, everything was tasty!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'll be back
Loved the atmosphere and of course, the food is fantastic as it always has been. A definite repeat with more friends and family.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buca is one of my favorite
I brought one of my friend who was the first time to go to Buca, and she likes it as well. I feel so glad about that she also likes one of my favorite restaurant. However, there was one thing could be improved. Our wateriness took a long time to come to ask us for the check. We waited for a while. I hope they can come more often to our table.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go for any
Great place to go for any celebration. Loved the round tables makes conversations easy.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The experience for the first time visit is so great. If you are not paying attention to what your server is explaining to you on how their menu works, then, you are excited about how much food you actually get.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was allergy friendly for a boy with peanut/tree nut allergy. Plus we were allowed to bring in our own dessert for a birthday celebration, thus allowing him to have dessert, which most of the time doesn't happen because of his allergy.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday night at Buca's
We had reservations for 6PM but we weren't seated until 6:30. It was worth the wait, though. Our server, Jimmy, was engaged and had a great personality, and the food was very good as usual. We had the Caesar salad and mozzarella garlic bread, then the entrees came - spaghetti & meatballs, spicy rigatoni, and chicken parmesiana, with a side of the Italian Broccoli Romano (which I could make a meal of all by itself). Everything was great. We always enjoy our visits to Buca's
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here with a group
We came here with a group and had an wonderful time. Even though it was very busy, our server was very attentive and friendly. Our food was amazing, and even when there was a slight mix-up with our order; they comped one of the entrees. It was unnecessary, but very much appreciated. Our entire group will be dining here again soon. Thank you!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the food was fantastic. We had stuffed pasta shells and the taste was perfect. It was spicy but not too spicy. It was also just the right amount for 2 people. The appetizer was a little too much for two people and kind of over priced for an appetizer. We had the mozzarella wedges. They tasted good, very cheesy. Even the house bread was good. We had a coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase which made it a more affordable experience. The atmosphere was a little more casual than I had pictured it but it was still a great meal.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
After Jersey Boy Show Celebration
We had a group of 8 at our table. The food was abundant and fabulous. Our waitress was absolutely wonderful. Great repore with our group. We all had a super time and we be back again. We have all dined with you before too. Thank you for making the end of our night extra special.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy my meal every time I come. I recommend ordering a little extra and taking home the leftovers. The Chicken limone is my favorite.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious stuffed shells.
Delicious stuffed shells. They say a large portion serves four but three hungry people could easily finish it off. House wine was $30. The restaurant filled up quickly after us so come early to get seated promptly on a weekend night.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Changed Garlic Bread
BUCA is not typical to disappoint; we have been enjoying it for many years. We recently ordered garlic bread with our meal and it was nothing like we remembered. The bread was good, but tasted like it had garlic sprinkled on from a shaker and didn't have any buttery flavor. We say bring back the old garlic bread!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
As an Italian home cook, I can be very hard on Italian restaurants. The other night our family dined at Bucca di beppo. Our group included two children. We had a great dining experience with our various courses served family style, hot, and by a very attentive, and capable server named Cory. Although not fine dining, our food was delicious, and quite frankly, better than the vast majority of family owned Italian restaurants in Milwaukee. I recommend as a casual family dining spot at a good price point.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dining experience was great. Our waiter Corey was awesome! Our drinks were great and our food even better. I will definitely be back again! I will also recommend this place to all my family and friends. Not only that, the manager was so nice. He came around and asked about our experience and made sure to ask us how our dinner was and thanked us for
Coming. I made online reservations and we had no wait at all!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
staff very courteous and realized
staff very courteous and realized we had a time commitment and did everything they could to provide us with excellent food in a timely manner and the bill was there waiting for us instead of having to search for the waitress. Great night out!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Something for everyone
Great destination for a group. Family Style dishes are awesome.
Don't miss the Chicken Marsala
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The family celebrated my father-in-law's birthday in style. We were well taken care of from the time we entered the restaurant to the time we departed. Devon's service was outstanding!!! The food was delicious. We shared four different dinner entres as well as four appetizers. The restaurant is a charm!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
You will not be disappointed
Department lunch. Food was excellent, server was very friendly and helpful, but it was apparent they were one server short as all the servers were very busy. Great place for Company lunch, we've been here before and will definetly come back. Highly recommended
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun for families!
We love to go to Buca with our family. The family style dining is affordable and there is always plenty to eat! I like that Buca often offers discounts if you are on their email list.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Buca's is warm and inviting. It is fun. Decor is very entertaining. Food is delicious.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This has always been our special
This has always been our special occasion spot. We just went for a Friday night dinner this time with a friend. It was delicious as usual. The apple gorgonzola salad is our favorite thing.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for families!
Food was excellent And served family style - first clue that it will be good for families! Atmosphere is fun - pictures around the walls are definitely conversation starters. Not a quiet place but kid friendly and everyone there appeared to be having a great time
Food was excellent and our server was great. Will definitely go back
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, but very tight...
We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation, and were told it would be a few minutes and we could head into the bar area because the lobby is very small and PACKED with people waiting for their table. This was no big deal, but the bar is no better. In fact, it's worse because there are servers walking through the whole time.
Finally, 15 minutes after our reservation time, we were taken to our table. It was a table that was open the entire time we were waiting to be seated. Service was good, the food was excellent, but sitting in the bar area is far from ideal. There were very large, extremely loud groups that were pushed right up against our booth.
In short, be sure to request a table in the back if you want to enjoy your experience.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM