Buca di Beppo - Tallahassee
Buca di Beppo - Tallahassee

Buca di Beppo - Tallahassee

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 8503090058x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Scott Reynolds
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: Blair Stone Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Buca di Beppo - Tallahassee
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 - Tallahassee reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)special occasion (11)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (2)romantic (1)fit for foodies (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • This was our first time here,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    This was our first time here, the food was great and service excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    The food was excellent and plentiful. Our server, Amandaleigh, made our experience all the better. Will definitely be returning, but will bring a group of friends next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A group of eight of us dined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    A group of eight of us dined at Buca di Beppo on Saturday, 12/15/12. The quality and portions of the food was outstanding; however, pasta marinara is not served or offered with traditional dishes such as the Chicken Parmigiana I ordered. Garlic mashed potatoes do not go with that dish. In order to enjoy pasta with those traditional dishes, one had to order a separate entree of pasta (or at least we were told by our server). Likewise, Buca does not serve a small salad with any of it entrees, as is typical. These two things were disappointing; otherwise, our group loved the food and the atmosphere - except for the extreme noise level. We could not converse with each other from one end of the table to the other. We could not hear our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Buca food and quality...grea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Always Buca food and quality...great option when you are in a Mall shopping!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to have your holiday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Great place to have your holiday dinner if you don't feel like cookine, they are open thanksgiving and Christmas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time eating
    tia1000
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    This was our first time eating at this location. Love the familia style of service here. I would suggest going hungry for that reason or sharing. Food was delish. Reminded me of dinning when in Itaila
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server seemed distracted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Our server seemed distracted through most of the evening although the restaurant wasn't busy. One example was, that one of our party was ordering his beverage, our server was turned around conversing with the party/server at an adjacent table. Also, he did not seem to know the menu very well and as a result, we ordered way too much food-the leftovers were good though! Also, when we first entered the restaurant, and advised the hostess that we had a reservation, she never asked for our name, thus the confusion around whether we showed for our online reservation or not. There was apparent presence of mgt throughout the evening. I'll probably not be back for awhile.
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  • Food was great! Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    Food was great! Service was great! Overall, a very good dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's all good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Father's birthday. He really enjoyed and we really enjoyed wait staff and the food was outstanding. Definitely look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It suffers from the constant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    It suffers from the constant comparison of its Orlando store. It has none of the special rooms bdb is known for. By itself though and without the comparison it is an incredible gem in a sea of mediocre food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our table was ready and waiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Our table was ready and waiting for our group. Our server, Nicole, was great. She stopped by often to make sure we had everything we needed. The food for our group came out pretty quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to bring a lot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Great place to bring a lot of people - big eaters. We took our son's college friends for a meal while visiting him at school. We got our money's worth and we had VERY happy boys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and fun
    happymom
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We love Bucca de Beppa! We visited often in Maitland, FL when we lived there and the Tallahassee restaurant did not disappoint. The food was great and the service was exceptional. Great place to go with a group and for special occasions like we did for my daughter's birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Caesar salad wasn't anything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Caesar salad wasn't anything special. Dressing wasn't great or evenly dressed, salad didn't taste fresh, croutons too hard and too many. Asked for garlic bread and just got cold dry bread.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family style Italian dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Family style Italian dinning at its best. Bring an appetite and plan on left overs. It is very busy so I recommend making a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good reason to come to the mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    The food was delicious and the staff was all very friendly and helpful. If this continues to be the case, we will be regulars here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit...food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    This was our first visit...food was delicious...wait staff was superb. We were a party of six and seated in a back room that was full and the only complaint was the noise. It was difficult to have a conversation. Fun for 16 year old grandson's birthday though. And...we will DEFINITELY come again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    The food was very good good but way overpriced. What you describe as "energetic" I would call bedlam! It was impossible to hear the waitress or hold a conversation at our table. I seriously doubt we will return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went there for a recent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    We went there for a recent birthday with 7 people in our group. Our server, Vanessa, was very prompt in taking care of all of our needs. However, we noticed that the three different pasta dishes we ordered were somewhat lacking in flavor. We ate it nonetheless, but have decided that perhaps dining with such a large group made the food quality suffer some. We will not be coming back with such a large group.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Totally enjoyed our dinning
    tia1000
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Totally enjoyed our dinning experience. Love the family style dinning. The food is wonderful and you get what you pay for. However if you are looking for a real Italian experience this is not the place for for you. It has been very Americanized. This is going to be my go to restaurant of the year. 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our experience was great from
    Kybriarhopper
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    Our experience was great from the greet at the door to the food and service,they just couldn't do enough for us. We will be back soon and often...Keep up the good work it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • antipasta salad was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    antipasta salad was great shrimp spinach pasta was bland requested extra garlic from kitchen did not make it any better brought home added olive oil and garlic finally it tasted the way it should have come from the kitchen
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service. We went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    Horrible service. We went for lunch. I ordered dressing on the side - never received it (actually went and got it from the kitchen myself). The server brought the wrong check. My companion never received her salad. Took nearly 20 minutes to get our drinks. It was awful. Food was good. The service was terrible. I'm not going to rush back -- too many other choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too dry!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    AS a big fan of the Buca de Beppo in Orlando I was disappointed in this restaurant. The bruscetta was very dry, only tomatoes with basil on toasted bread no garlic. Main courses were ok. Desserts were not too good. The apple dessert was not flaky but doughy and too much cinnamon. The Tiramisu was very very dry. Added Amaretto at home and yummm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would not return to Buca..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    I would not return to Buca.. I made a reservation for 715 & we didn't get seated till almost 8pm.. our server disappeared for awhile before taking our order.. the manager gave us a trioapp for waiting, but that shouldn't happen. Our drinks took forever to get refilled, plates never came with the appropriate dish & we were never given bread even though we were told we would. Overall bad experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Success In the End :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    I booked the "Pope" table for my daughter's 12th birthday "1" week in advance for "8" on a Thursday night. And, was called the day of to confirm. Upon arrival I was told my table was being prepared, 15 minutes later I was approached by the manager that stated "there had been a scheduling conflict, through Open Table". He was very kind and extremely accomidating. The server that we were giving was OUTSTANDING!!! An appetizer and birthday surprise were given to us in honor of the confusion. We will return...the food was amazing....and did I say "OUR SERVER WAS OUTSTANING"!!!! I think her name was Patience :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply amazing! I have never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    Simply amazing! I have never been disappointed by this chain, and the newest addition here in Tallahassee is on par with the level of service and quality of food I love about Buca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian food never blows me away...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    I'm never really blown away with Italian food unless it's pizza. Italian food is always just OK. It's never made in a healthy way, and it's too many carbs carbs carbs! The service wasn't that great. The waitress was all over the place, but I understand. I've been a server myself. I prefer Buca over Macaroni Grill and Carrabba's, but you guys don't do the free bread basket either. People look forward to that at Italian restaurants. And you have to pay extra for a salad or soup when it automatically comes with the meal at other Italian restaurants. I'll recommend this restaurant only because it's a new place in town and everybody always wants to try the new places.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome to Tallahassee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    We have eaten in other buca di Beppo's and are happy to have one in Tallahassee.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The wait staff were very friendly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    The wait staff were very friendly. The food was just so so. The pasta remo needed way more vegetables. There were hardly any artichokes ore sun dried tomatoes. The suaces were a bit heavy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Young server was completely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Young server was completely overwhelmed so service could have been better. The a/c must have been broken as the area we sat in was very hot. Food was great - as expected from Buca, but service needs some polishing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time in BDB Tallahassee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    We have been to Buca di Beppo restaurants in Jax and Nashville, but this was the first time in Tallahassee. Our food was excellent. We usually do not order classic lasagna in Italian restaurants, because this is a dish we already know how to make quite well. But you guys one-upped us this time! The best lasagna that we have ever have, as far as we can remember! Can't wait to see if your marsala is as good...!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great family celebration.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    We had a great family celebration. Food was good and service was excellent. Although I forgot to use the coupon I had and left without picking up my CC receipt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great meal here with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    Had a great meal here with my spouse and our friends. Food was great and so was the service, even though our server was helping a very large/ obnoxious party. Will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I love the relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    My wife and I love the relaxed friendly atmosphere. We would definitely return to try more dishes. The eggplant was amazing and the apple lettuce salad was refreshing. Service was well-timed and friendly, desserts were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exce;;ent food in a very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    Exce;;ent food in a very friendly setting. While we enjoyed our "adults night out" dinner very much, it is clearly family friendly and we look forward to returning with all of the kids (and grandparents!). The marinara sauce has a delightfully fresh taste. The portions are enormous. My only complaint is that you have to go with people whose food tastes you share as there are no individual portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was difficult to enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    It was difficult to enjoy our meal and first experience at Buca di Beppo due to a table with very loud, out of control children that were screaming and jumping up and down on the booth. I could not wait to leave the restaurant to have some peace. Very Disruptive. Our waiter's inexperience was apparent by the repeated unnecessary visits to the table. With time, he should learn the appropriate balance between annoying and attentative. The wine list was great but the markup was excessive compared with locally owned restaurants. $35 for Ravenswood Vintners Blend? That is ridiculous. The actual highlight was the food. I will try the restaurant again in hopes of a better experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was fun for our group of six.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Was fun for our group of six. Like the family-style atmosphere and relaxed environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian in Tallahassee!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    By far the best Italian in Tallahassee! Went with a large group to the restaurant and had a great time. The family portions are large so be ready to take home leftovers or to share nicely with your friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Brocoli (sic) was too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    The Brocoli (sic) was too spicy. The brocoli (sic) was too spicy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate