We have visited the Buca di
We have visited the Buca di Beppo several times and have always enjoyed our visit. The food was always been great, with good service and as an older couple enjoy ordering menu items and being able to split them with no extra plate change.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time eating at Buca
First time eating at Buca with a group of five. Will return to eat there.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect spot for all!
We love Buca! It is our favorite spot to take family and friends! The food and service are always excellent! The atmosphere is so nice, and very unique! Pictures that can easily strike up a conversation about are all over! This is definitely a place that our city has needed for a while!!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun place to dine.
We went with a group before the recent Elton John concert, explained to our server that we needed to eat and get out of there so we could get to the concert. We presented the server with a coupon we received via email for free ravioli when we ordered. When our food arrived, the ravioli was not there, it arrived well after most of our meal had been eaten. And then our server, who had been pretty attentive up to this point, disappeared, with our check - why does this always seem to happen? We were delayed probably 10 minutes or so longer than was necessary. Too bad, other than these two things, our meal had been delicious and fun.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great, and everyone there was very friendly and helpful. We had a pretty large group for a rehearsal dinner, and they did an excellent job.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very slow start, but tasty food....
Went for my wifes birthday....Food was excellent.. However, we sat for almost 15 min before our waitress came to greet/take our drink order, and that puts us getting our drinks 20 min or so after getting seated... The food was excellent and the cheese cake was out of this world... The initial wait kind of took away from it being our first visit though, especially when it came time to pay the 70+ dollar dinner bill....
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Alfredo is a No go!
My hubby and I love Buca!! We literally eat there a couple of times a week! However, we were very disappointed with the Alfredo. Maybe we are just so used to all the flavor we get with everything else. This was just bland and dry with barely any sauce! Buca is still our favorite, but we won't be ordering Alfredo again!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food
Food was excellent. Portions were large. Only drawback was menu and serving style a bit hard to understand at first.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, huge servings
Great atmosphere, huge servings of great food and great service. A great addition to Macons restaurant choices. We had a party of 9 and ate in the Pope room. Will definitely be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant was easy to find online in the area. I really enjoyed being able to make a reservation online and have first class service upon arrival to the restaurant. The communication through email was just right. The hostess was very cordial and the server engaging. The food was excellent and was served in a prompt manner.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time, loved the food
First time, loved the food and the family dining concept! We've already recommended Buca to friends and plan on taking a group soon!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is probably the tenth
This is probably the tenth time we have eaten at the Buca in Macon and fine it a very pleasant place. We like the family oriented atmosphere eating style, the service, and of course the food. My girlfriend and I find the Buca a great meeting place where we are able to share a couple glasses of fine wine, order to our hunger level, and the ambience is quiet enough we can engage in personal conversation. We are both 60+ and had our first meeting at teh Buca di Peppo in Macon.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food- terrible service
The food was outstanding! The ambience was pleasant and interesting. Our waitress was slow, inefficient, and quite lackadaisical. We constantly had to wave someone down or eat very loudly to get the attention of a server. We spent $100 for a lunch for four. The food was worth it- but left a bad taste in my mouth because of the service.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice for a change
My husband and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary. I had wanted to try Buca since my last visit to Macon but they were booked.
I had a white wine sauce pasta dish with artichoke, sun dried tomato and peas. It was good, just be ready for all the different flavors (which is exactly what I wanted) Never have been much of a bread dipped in oil & vinegar person, prefer warm bread & butter. My husband had the eggplant parm and enjoyed it.
I think the most exceptional part of the lunch was the service. Our waiter was EXCELLENT!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food Served Family-Style
The atmosphere at Buca di Beppo in Macon is busy but comfy. Service was initially slow, but progressed into high gear after our appetizer round. The four of us shared small plates of Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken (my fave), Chianti Braised Short Ribs, and Quattro al Forno. We ended with a Colossal Brownie Sundae served in a giant martini glass. It was yummy. For three of our group, it was a first-time visit to this restaurant chain, and the decision was unanimous that we would return.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband took my mother and I here for Mother's Day. We were seated right at our reservation time. Food was delicious and our waitress, Debra, was outstanding. Our five year old son is a picky eater and the restaurant gladly made him a cheese pizza without sauce.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My son took me to dinner for mother's day. Although we had reservations I still expected a wait for our table and our food. Surprise, we were seated immediately, our waitress arrived for our drink orders within seconds and our dinner order was taken once the drinks were quickly delivered. Outstanding service!! Our meal was on the table within ten minutes!! The food was delicious.. we love Buca!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A really good place for a
A really good place for a group of friends or family to dine out.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too little food & seasoning
This was our second visit and we were a little disappointed in the food taste and amount served.
Manicotti - Only received four pasta rolls, should have been at least six to serve two people
Fettucine Alfredo with Shrimp - There was a lot of pasta with very few shrimp for the added cost. The pasta was not seasoned well.
Garlic bread with Motzarella - Very good and plenty of it.
Caprese Salad - Motz with tomato slices - Very nice and enough for three people.
Service staff was friendly and efficient.
Enjoyed the noise level; provided background that still allowed us to talk.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brought my family there for the first time and they enjoyed it!!!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had received a gift card and this was our first visit. Loved the wide selection of foods. Waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Portions very good size and good temperature. Will definitely return!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Group Luncheon / Baby Shower
We loved the "private dining room" which provided lots of space for seating as well as a table for gifts & special dessert. We were greeted by very friendly employees and service was excellent. Luncheon entrees were larger than expected and delicious. We will definitely return for another office party - possibly at Christmas.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is was a great dining experience the food was great we ordered the chicken and Italian sausage zitti it was great our server was very nice and we got our orders fast the only knock is that the manager was coming through the dining area barking orders to employees while we were eating and that's why I didn't give it a 5 star rating it aasnt that busy in the restaurant for him to be acting like that outside of that we loved the place portion sizes blew me away I will definitely will be coming back again despite the management miscue
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome meatballs.....Excellent service from the time I walked in the door. Really made my big day fun. My Grandchildren loved it.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I went on a date here and it was lovely. It wasn't crowded that night, even though it was Friday. It was a very sweet date and this restaurant definitely took it to the next level. When we initially started talking about a date night Buca di Beppo was the first place I thought of. It was excellent.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The interesting thing about this place is you CAN NOT get an individual serving of anything!
Everything is served FAMILY STYLE and you share.
The food is WONDERFUL!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Melonie was delightful. She was very attentive and thorough. She has a lovely personality and is an asset to your restaurant.
The chef made several trips to the table for our member with ciliacs disease. That was a most unexpected and awesome service.
On a deficiency note... Your primo marguerita is delicious, but with the glass size and all the ice, there is not enough of it. Perhaps serving a jigger with the balance of the liquid would make people content. After all it is a bit pricier than most.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had my Family Birthday Dinner at Bucd last month and enjoyed it so much we just had to return again this month for my Daughters birthday. The family portions of food are awesome. Our waiter Michael was so nice and efficient. He kept our drinks full,
Kept the bread baskets full and even boxed up the left overs so everyone could have some.
Then all the waiters gathered around and sang happy birthday...We had a great time and will be back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a family dinner celebrating a 40th wedding anniversary. Service was friendly and prompt, food was good, ambience was fun and quirky. Enjoyed...
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner, plenty of
Wonderful dinner, plenty of food, great atmosphere.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a friend's birthday,
We celebrated a friend's birthday, and there were 9 in our group. The food was excellent, and our server was the best! We loved the atmosphere and the décor. Would definitely come back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lot of food.
I tell you what. You get a bang for your bucks. Good food, Good service. Will make it my regular
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat!!
Wonderful food, great atmospher very kid friendly but could get a nice corner table for a romantic dinner too! Service was great
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five friends + good food + great waitstaff + fabulous dining conditions = an excellent experience. This is our experience every time we come to eat, so now we call Buca di Beppo in Macon "our place," and we love it!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Family Atmosphere
Family style dining for our big family. Thank you for making my mom's birthday special. If you have a large group such as ours I would definitely recommend a reservation. We had 8 in our party.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for special occasions
The food was very good and there was plenty for everyone. The only negative I have, is that our waiter was very slow and sometimes hard to find. The restaurant was not crowded at all. I must say that I will only go back for special occasions, because it is pricey! Because you share meals, its hard to get everyone to agree on getting the same thing to eat.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great staff!!
Me and a group of friends went in for a birthday celebration. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food as it was most of our first time there. The staff was great and patient as we tried to decide what to order. I will definitely be dining there again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time but service shortchanged
-Short-staffed waiters/waitresses and too many hostesses ….backwards
-No bread or accompaniments brought out until requested
-Loved the decor...the restaurant and the food were great!!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit was for out 21st Anniversary, everything was wonderful and we will definitely be coming back!!!!!!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Nice restaurant. In Macon they seem to go through servers and it is hard to tell if you will have a great server or a poor server with attitude. First 2 times after they just opened servers were great. Last 2 time the servers were very very bad.
as for food. Very good. But overpriced for pasta. Best to order one meal and share family style. But $80+ for 4 plates of pasta by a chain restaurant is a little high.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambience versus Price
My family and I love Buca di Beppo, but feel that for the price of the food the ambience should be different. This restaurant puts me in mind of another Italian family style restaurant, Maggiano's. The prices are quite similar, but it is shocking that Buca has paper napkins, vinyl tablecloths and loud lighting. I know you all aim to be a family oriented restaurant, but the ambience should match the price of the food.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Favorite
We love to eat here at least a couple times a month because the food is consistently good and we also get good service. If you're going for dinner, the meals work better for even numbers for sharing purposes, or you'll have plenty of leftovers due to the generous portions. If you get dessert, try the tiramisu or Italian creme cake and you won't be disappointed.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food delicious,e specially
Food delicious,e specially the Salmon. Celebrating grandson's 21st, so it was special when the assistants brought the candlelabra & card to the table for him. Thanks - we'll be back!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I were celebrating our 2-month anniversary of the day we met. We had a great dinner, a fantastic server, and just an overall wonderful time.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food but cramped
The food was great. It was our anniversary and they knew this when we made our reservation. They put us at a 4 person table where everyone had to walk by us with less than 3 feet to pass between us and the wall. Take a while to get the food as well.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really liked that we could choose separate entrees. My husband and I like different foods usually. It was his birthday so he was to pick. But surprise we each got to select what we wanted. Salad for 2 could have fed at least 3.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Buca di Beppos in Macon to celebrate my mother-in-law's 76th birthday. From the moment we entered the restaraunt the hostess and the wait staff were very attentive, professional, and made us feel like we old friends. We ordered drinks and appetizers prior to our main entrees and besides every dish tasting so delicious there were....no long waits and no overlap with the appetizers and main entrees. The staff made my mother-in-law feel so special....they presented her with a birthday card signed by every staff member and put a beautiful candalabra on the table as they sang the birthday song. She just loved it all and it made the night that much more special. We will definitely make this a go-to place for celebrations.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
No more cooking on Thanksgiving
Excellent-dinner for 3was abundant.The dressing with sausage I recommend.Everything was fresh and cooked perfect.I would go with the pumpkin cheesecake over the cannolis.No wait time.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My mother had never been to a Buca de Beppo before. I had been to several, including, Los Angeles, Seattle, and a couple of other major cities. My expectations were not high for Macon, GA, but the food and service were excellent. If we were not shoved into a booth against the wall in the back dining room, I'm sure the ambience rating would be higher than I rated it. I would recommend this to any of my friends and family, and I will return again, when visiting my mother in the Macon area.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bucca di Perfect
We had reservations the night of November 29, 2013 for my 19th birthday, and during our dine in the architectural Pope room, a man at the table next to us proposed to his newfound fiancé and the whole restaurant and staff broke out in cheers and everyone was singing Happy Birthday, aside from all the excitement the food was delicious and my night at Buca di Beppo was definitely a night I'm going to remember forever.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM