Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead
Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead

Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6234129463x
  • 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: Nicholas Orbison
  • 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

  • Public Transit: Bus stop at the northeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Stadium Way.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in public lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)special occasion (37)kid-friendly (21)neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (13)romantic (12)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)hot spot (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Service
    BigE10020
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Ate upstairs. I think service is faster in the bar. We're only ones there. Tho good takes time to prepare. No noise. Waitress attentive.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the best food.
    Jackielovesfood
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My friends and I went to celebrate a birthday in our group and I suggested this restaurant since I had been to the location in Scottsdale. There was a big difference in the taste of the food. It was pretty bland. Our waiter was pretty attentive but we definitely we're not satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always a good time
    HonestCritique
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This place always has great food and service. I like the pictures on the wall. Been here twice and it never disappoints. If you love italian food, this is a good place for you.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Food was very good. We had a section to ourselves which was nice because of the grandkids.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place!
    SusanW
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a late reservation, waited less than five minutes. The waitress was friendly and attentive and the food was great. What more can you ask for? Pictures, you say? There are literally THOUSANDS of them on the walls (not all rated PG, however;) My kids love it. Next time, we're definitely getting the Colossal Brownie dessert. The couple at the next table ordered one and it was huge (lol, so big that they shared with my kiddos:) We'll definitely be back -- love the Chicken Parm.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IAGoldenLover
    IAGoldenLover
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was excellent and more than enough for take home extras. Server was efficient, friendly, but not a pest. She did a great job explaining the menu & portion sizes. I would probably be inclined to go back for lunch. The portion sizes for dinner are just huge! The online reservation set up was simple and smooth and efficient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful restaurant and staff!
    OZZYinAZ
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is a favorite restaurant of mine to bring friends and family for many years. I have been to 3 locations in the Phoenix Valley and one in Wellington, FL. You can always depend on the food and service being the same at all locations.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR MY HONEY
    James
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Not our first visit but a newly found favorite. As he is of Italian descent, pleasing him with Italian restaurant food is a challenge. Buca consistently pleases his Italian palette. Along with great service and environment, the birthday celebration evening was a hit!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prom Night at Buca!
    AZFoodie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Went on prom night, so restaurant was VERY busy - noisy and energetic. My companion and I ordered a small salad and a small, family style lasagna for two people. The salad was great, but we really felt it should have been included in the price of the lasagna. Also, the lasagna was very cheesy, which we liked, but the pasta was mushy and somewhat watery. I would definitely recommend the spaghetti with meat sauce over the lasagna. With so many Italian restaurant choices, it's hard to put Buca di Beppo at the top of our Italian restaurant list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca Review ( First Visit )
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was my first visit to your resstaurant. The young girl who seated us was lazy especially as we walked upstairs to be seated. We had to ask to see the kitchen which is part of the experience and she responded " Oh you wanna see the kitchen "? As we proceeded through the kitchen the girl rambled something which I did not understand. While we were waiting in the lobby to be seated. I even noticed the manager motion to this young girl to smile. My preception of her is that she is lazy and showed no effort to make our expereince and EXCELLENT. Ben & his trainee were EXCELLENT. Ben served us with respect, excellent effort and was very knowledgeable about what the resturant has to offer. Because of Ben we had an excellent time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buca Di Beppo
    Kirsten
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I've always loved Buca, so I was very excited to take my husband who had never been. It was his first time, and he loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen table
    DaveHVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We dined with friends at Buca and enjoyed the Kitchen Table. The food is dependable, plentiful and very tasty. We especially enjoyed the Spinach and Apple Salad and the Italian Chicken in a wonderful pesto cream sauce. The four of us had a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good eating!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The portions are gianourmous! But with great flavor!! It was 4 of us and we had plenty in the restaurant and we brought some home. Only hiccup was you guys ran out of lemonade and fresh garden salad. But other than that, Great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • same ole, same ole
    Lanny
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food wonderful, staff superb, great picture gallery. We always enjoy eating at Buca and look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre experience
    Notsomuch
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Dinner experience was less than expected. Slow service and mediocre food. Our veal parm needed to be returned because it was chewy and tough. Baked rigatoni and meatballs were just ok. Delicious Italian cream cake finished off the dinner nicely. Service was very slow and server kept apologizing because they were short staffed. Manager took off the veal parm from our bill, no questions asked, which was an excellent gesture. Average experience, probably won't return to this location. We have always had an excellent food experience at the Scottsdale location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner With Friends
    friendsdine
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We went there with friends and were able to have a nice dinner with conversation without being drowned out by loud music. We were pleased to find a couple of dishes that didn't seem to have too much garlic so that one of us with a sensitive stomach could dine in comfort. It would be nice if more dishes were offered without garlic for those who do have this problem. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. He did push the cheesecake almost to extreme but other than that it was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All together again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I've had my family gatherings here before. It is suitable to large table (10 people). I like the family style serving; we can break up into family units and order salads; appetizers; entrees. Share the food & split the bill. But each time, the service has been horrible. Slow does not describe it. This last time, we sat for 40 minutes with our drink glasses empty. When the server came to the table, she would address one end take care of the request from that end of the table, and never came down to the other end of the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Fun2eat
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    First time to eat at this chain. Food was awesome & plentiful. We got the small size spaghetti w meat sauce to share. It was great & we took home enough for another meal! Prices very reasonable. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much chilie seeds in the
    observant
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Too much chilie seeds in the one dish. They should ask how spicy we wanted. TOO NOISY!!! They should try to sit families together. We had 8 adults who we have not seen. Could not hear.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • something different
    ravioli
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was my wife first time in bucca.The service was great the calamari excellent the pasta wanst that good but we will try something different next time. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok for party atmosphere, not privat
    seearebee
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Very loud. Food taste was average/fine. Veal was tough. As others have noted, overpriced for what it is.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressive
    Serg
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was our first time here so we didn't knew what to expect. No disappointments. Excellent quality food and service. We will definitively will recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time dining here, and im glad to say we will both be returning. Just a small baked zits and Catholics got us super full. Great atmosphere, great servers and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy but great
    RonB
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went on Valentine's Day, and although they were very busy the food was great and so was the service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Harvey
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had the mussels as a starter and they were awesome. The best we have had in the valley. We also dined on the Spaghetti and Meat balls which were excellent. Our Waiter was Jonny on the spot with refills and information. We will defiantly dine with them again. Thanks for an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • got less than bargained fo
    joeneely
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Same as above " We had two dishes. Both were popular, a stuffed chicken dish which was great and a baked zita or something like that. But neither of us could stomach it since there were pieces of raw onions in it. " the spot we sat in downstairs had us lines up with the door so at sunset every time the glass door open we were blinded by the reflection. The waitress just kept opening it again and again. It wasn't all that great of an experience. I was let down since this was my wife's first time there and I remember my first time being great. I probably won't be bringing her back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Valentine's Day Visit
    James
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    As we were both working on Valentine's Day, we chose to go to Buca on Thursday night. Very very busy with several large groups coming in about the same time as us. Thankfully we made a reservation and were seated quickly. The service was excellent and the food, well what can I say, we left with a very big smile on our faces. As we are of Italian decent, finding the right flavors is often a challenge. We love their food and the ambience and it will be a regular for us. The baked Ziti is "to die for".
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for family birthday!
    BCWife
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Had a great night celebrating our daughters birthday. It as fun trying a little bit if everything. Ben our server was terrific!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    Heylady23
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    showed up to my reservation 20 minutes early and were told it was only a 10 minute wait. 40 minutes later we were finally seated after every person who walked in and multiple people who had reservations AFTER us. We were placed at a table for 6( it was only for myself and one other person). We were placed in the room with 2 large groups who were yelling and shouting and there were children everywhere, running around. I asked for no red sauce on my dish. After an hour of waiting, the food comes up and there is not only red sauce on my chicken, there is extra. As the waitress tells me, that unless I have an allergy to the sauce, to just scrape it off because it takes too long to make. Needless to say, I won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a nice easy evening out
    Attollo
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    An evening out regular for us. Enjoy our menu favorites and the fun ambiance. Little problem getting our waitress to understand 'Campari soda with a twist' this time and ended up with sparkling soda with a lemon wedge. Bottle of Cabernet came to the rescue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre food and bad smell in room
    Bummer
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Food was mediocre and the room smelled like dirty carpet and mildew. We not be eating there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Pope's Table
    Leanore
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    We were a group of eight seniors, ranging in age from 74 to 92....we sat at the Pope's Table and had our monthly meeting...it was a perfect setting. The service was outstanding and the food, delicious!!!   Thank you for our wonderful lunch!  Lea
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food in the Valley!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    It took me a long time to find a great Italian restaurant in the Phoenix area and Buca is it! I could do without all the pictures of naked men and women on the walls but other than than love eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella
    Miriam
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This restaurant is just fantastic. This is my second time in these restaurant, and boy do I enjoy how family oriented this place is. Definitely was the perfect place for my Prom, Anniversary, and Birthday.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst visit ever. Terrible
    abc123
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    worst visit ever. Terrible hostess, slow service, barely warm food, smaller than normal portions, missing sausage in entree, had to ask for bread. very disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food in a bit too loud
    RCottle
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great food in a bit too loud room. The service was good and the delivery was great also. We called ahead for a resv. , a must do on a busy Saturday evening. Signed up for their loyalty program. Enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Food
    Barbara
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We eat here often and are never disappointed. The food is superb, the portions are generous and the service is excellent. Love the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would not return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Our server was the only bright spot - she was friendly and attentive. Sorry but the food was only fair; do not like their concept of sharing dishes; and the decor is over the top - every inch crammed with a photo or picture, and some of it downright disrespectful to Christianity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first timer
    newcomer
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Food was good. Waiter was great. Atmosphere is food for larger groups. Too noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration ruined!
    Dinningfor2
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Spaghetti and Meat sauce had no flavor and the meat tasted like it had fillers. Exchanged for Alfredo pasta which also failed with no flavor. Manager stated some recipes have changed. (Not for the better) Restaurant charges too much for all food and drinks. Restaurant should have been sent a message from Open Table to advise this was a birthday celebration and no acknowledgement of our event took place by the staff. The only good thing about the evening was a great waitress. I have been a customer of this restaurant for 12 years and the food quality has gone down and prices gone up.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate