Buca di Beppo - Worthington
Buca di Beppo - Worthington

Buca di Beppo - Worthington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6148488466x
  • 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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Buca di Beppo - Worthington reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (56)special occasion (50)kid-friendly (31)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (14)romantic (10)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Fun
    happytoeat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our experience was very nice. The only complaint was the service was a little slow but understand because it was a busy Valentine's Day weekend! Our server was very friendly and enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Valentines
    BamBam
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was surprised at the fact that the service was as good as it was given the lateness of our reservation. We were treated very well. The food was spectacular and the portions left just enough to take home and enjoy again. I was very pleased and will find my self returning again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first visit and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first visit and we found the experience to be delightful. We will be back and you can count on my recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our food was great and the service was good too. We really like the menu here and the serving sizes because you always get to take something home for tomorrow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    BigKT
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wonderful place to enjoy, a nice evening with the significant other, or group up and take the family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Style Italian Dining
    Roger
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Italian family-style dining. Good for party of two, or a large group. We had the prociutto stuff chicken which was awesome. Service was remarkable, even though restaurant was somewhat crowded for a special occasion. Decor is rather cluttered but comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Not Go Back
    LLHH
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I went to Buca for Valentines Day. We made reservations. We were initially seated at a spacious booth, and shortly after we were told that we needed to move. We were moved to a 2 person table squished between 2 other tables. This seemed like "bad form" to move us after we were already seated...especially since we noticed later in the evening that a 2 person party was seated at the booth we initially had. We ordered the vegetarian lasagna, but we were brought the meat lasagna. We received the correct order fairly quickly. Unfortunately, the veggie lasagna was just mediocre. The restaurant was so noisy we could hardly have a conversation. Perhaps a large group wanting a loud environment might enjoy Buca, but we did not.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Price
    Jack
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Your food was very good but too expensive. Spinach artichoke dip was not good at all. Salad and appetizer came out at the same time??? Why would I get an appetizer?? Chopped salad is the best. Our waitress was cheerful and was very good! Nice atmosphere. Not sure if we will be back but I would get your salad to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kind of dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had dined at this restaurant previously so I thought it would be nice to go there for Valentines day. I specifically asked for a booth but was shoehorned into a table with so little room between the next one that I had to sit down and then pull the table into me as far as could so my husband could get into his seat. We are not fat people. We walked past empty booths on our way to this table so this was very disappointing. I would have refused but my husband does not like when I say anything because he is afraid they will do something to his food for complaining. I felt some of the prices where expensive like $15 dollars for a simple salad for two. The food and service was OK. Not really what I had expected for a Valentines day date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    rgsjaug14
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I spent our Valentine's Day dinner at your restaurant. I have been to the downtown Columbus Buca but I must admit, I loved the Worthington Buca. It was much more intimate and quiet. This was our 33rd Valentine's together and we still love the romance. Thank you to our server...I believer her name was Katie! You were fabulous. Thank you again for a wonderful dinner!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food
    Greatfood4u
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food is outstanding and the portions are huge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine Day Dinner
    Darol99
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wait staff was friendly and even though my date was an hour late due to traffic on one of the busiest nights of the year, I never felt rushed or asked to leave as more parties showed up. The atmosphere was authentic and festive. Food was perfect. Evening ended ten times better than it began.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    Jeanne
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made a reservation, but still had to wait in the crowded lobby for 3-4 minutes until seated. After that, it was great--not too noisy, and the waiter was attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Meal
    WayneD
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my wife on Valentines Day and had a great dinner. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I took my girlfriend on our first date to buca and I was very excited because I know the restaurant to be wonderful for such things. Unfortunately, our waiter would not give us any alone time for privacy with his check ins every five minutes,the table for two was interpreted as a table for six, and we were placed next to a rather inappropriate picture for a date. It was a little uncomfortable, but I still love the place and I do plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I visited Buca with my husband, my college aged daughter and a few of her girlfriends. It was a great choice. Since the portions are so large, the college kids had plenty to take home to enjoy the next day. The service was excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants to go to as a family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we will definitely be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    we will definitely be back! The food was fabulous and our server was a joy! Thank you for a great dinner out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kid friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    we had two kids under 5 with us and the service was very helpful and friendly. they must have had lots of small children that night and not enough highchairs, as every few minutes parents were coming over to ask to borrow ours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I took my sisters and mom here for lunch. The prices were a little high and the drinks were terrible, but the ambiance and the food were amazing! I would definitely come again...I would just bring my own drink and skip the appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating suggestion
    Vince
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We had a party of 16. It was for a special occasion - birthday. Round seating would seem more appropriate for a party of that size. I know you have the pope table but that is often reserved.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We brought a group of 8 for
    Appy1
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We brought a group of 8 for dinner. We were seated at a table where we could hear each other talk. Our server was timely and attentive but not pushy. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our guests were delighted with our choice of restaurants. It was a happy evening. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to take a group
    gigidupree
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    My husband and I took our 3 young children there for dinner. It's a great place for family dining on a budget. Our dinner bill was around $50.00 for the five of us. The portions are so large, it's easy to order a couple of small plates and share. The hardest part is narrowing down your choice of food since everything is so yummy! I love that the atmosphere is energetic, loud and vibrant. I don't have to worry if one of my kids gets a bit loud or squirmy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    KevinD
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We were a party of eight and were seated at a booth which can accommodate 4 or 5 comfortably. Two of us sat in the walk way between the bar and the next room. It was ridiculous. Food was OK, atmosphere was OK, experience not OK. We will not return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited 45 minutes past our
    Donald
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Waited 45 minutes past our reservations. Pasta was dry. Bread was cold. Would not recommend this place to anybody. Awful
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a large group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We went with a party of 11 including 5 kids. It is a great place for a group of this size. It is a very kid friendly family environment
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Christmas Dinner
    bucyguy
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We were seated immediately and our waitress took our drinks orders right away. We already had decided what we wanted to order so we did so when she returned with the drinks. We ordered the house salad and the Apple salad. Everyone remarked how fresh the ingredients were. We ordered the spaghetti with meatballs (the crowd favorite!), the Alfredo with chicken (next favorite) and the chicken parmesean(the breading was a little too much for us) All in all a very good dinner. Hint: We had the Pope's room and had a great time in there being able to see everyone and talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family friendly
    spartantom
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great place for families or large groups. Lots of food great for next day left overs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poorly Staffed!
    jaims112
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    There were apparently only 7 servers scheduled in a 15 server restaurant the day after Christmas. That is not setting the team up to be successful! There were large groups of hungry people in the waiting area that had waited almost 2 hours. We had a reso for 7:30 and did not get sat until after 8:30.Other had been waiting 2 hours and they were yelling at the hostess and the manager. I'm pretty sure our server was actually the bus boy and he did a great job for us. The manager and hostess did great under pressure as well. Whomever did the schedule for that day should have had to come in to work. Short staffed in a family style restaurant the day after Christmas is not fair to the employees working that day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Day
    Stacis64
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    They were extremely busy on Christmas night. Table turn around was much longer than usual due to families visiting with each other. Despite some very rude customers all the bartenders and wait staff remained friendly and upbeat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miserable
    Unhappy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Our reservation was for 6:15 pm Christmas. We arrived at 6:00 pm & were finally seated at 7:25 pm. Lobby was so crowded, some people waiting had to wait in the doorway and/or outside (15 deg). Had to stand, there was no place to sit. We were told Open Table overbooked the reservations. Made reservation over the phone & was told that 6:15 pm was the only available time. Checked Open Table next day, I saw that there were tables available in that time slot. A huge number of patrons were very upset - we all had reservations & did not expect to wait over an hour before being seated. This was not the first time this happened. We were told Christmas Eve was worse; which means there was time to correct this 'over booking' prior to Christmas.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not fun
    3kidsofg
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had a reservation for 6 pm and was seated close to 7:45 pm. Food was close to cold when we received it and took way too long to get it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not go here on a holiday
    JABK
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Made a reservation for 5:45pm Christmas night and arrived a little early and was told there was a 30 minute backup on reservations which then took an hour to get seated. Once we were seated waitress informed us the kitchen was backed up and it would be an hour wait for entrees to arrive. Unreal. We ordered appetizer and salad which did come quickly and our waitress was very attentive. Food did take almost an hour and we only ordered 1 entree since it was just the two of us. I will never go here on a holiday again. Past experiences have always been great but will go somewhere else on Christmas or any other holiday from now on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited 2.5 hours after reservation
    Diner
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had a 5:30 PM reservation and did not receive our dinner until 8:10 PM.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas at Buca Worthington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    All I can say is I'm glad it was early and that we got there even earlier. The service food was below sad. It took a long time to get our appetizer and even three times as long to get our dinner (just spagetti and meatballs- how hard is that)..... and is wasn't even hot. The waitress tried to do her best, but when things can work in the kitchen, what is the use. We were about ready to walkout. It was a good thing they wrote off the entree. I don't know when the table next to us got their dinner; they sat about the same time as us! I will not go back!!!!! And it was our answer when all of our friends asked us about our Christmas.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was great, food was great
    Kimmie
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Although it was Christmas, the place was very busy and it took about 3 hours for all of our food to arrive. But no worries, we had a good time, the server was excellent and management was very kind in adjusting our bill due to a few errors. I think had it not been Christmas, the experience would have been a bit different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid Buca on holidays
    Patsy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We made the mistake of meeting four other family members at Buca so no one would have to cook. Our table of six waited two hours for our food. The kitchen was out of two requested entries even though it was early in the day (4:30). Our servers were wonderful but obviously in an awkward situation due to the manager not anticipating the amount of business even though the restaurant took reservations. We discovered the same issue occurred on Christmas eve. Our servers offered free bruschetta due to our wait. The Christmas crowd at Buca was far from merry! :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate here for Christmas
    Lish
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We ate here for Christmas dinner. It was a happy atmosphere with good food and a great server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The service was very good. My Bianco pizza (without Ricotta) was a real hit. The Lasagna and Fettacini were not so good. The Lasagna was very dry and the the Fett was very bland. But the pizza was a hit. I added mushrooms.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food
    catmom
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This is our family's favorite place for Christmas dinner or any special occaision. The food is fabulous and plentiful and everyone enjoys the "old world Italian" feel. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas eve fiasco
    chappeca
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Love the restaurant, food and waiters. Unfortunately, Christmas eve was not well managed. Had 8pm reservations, was not seated til 9 and food was not delivered to table until 10 when we were actually full from eating two entire baskets of bread since we were so hungry. I won't let this experience mar my impression of Bucca but it was very unfortunate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.