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Permanently Closed - Buca di Beppo - Champaign

4.1
165 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Kid-friendly

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(217) 378-8731
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.
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Private party contact
Buca di Beppo Group Reservations : (855) 576-9687
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market Place Shopping Center
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Special events & promotions
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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4.1
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3.9
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Steak (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

Had to go into the kitchen to get someone to seat us and the group in front of us after 5-10min waiting out front.

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vipBMIfoodie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

They had a great thanksgiving feast - turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread and pumpkin pie.

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Prostran (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

We made reservations to eat here the weekend of "Dad's weekend" at UIUC. The hostess at the front was entirely overwhelmed and frankly quite rude. Some of the larger groups waited for almost 1 hour for their table to be ready. When we were finally seated, there were several tables that were open but hadn't been cleaned. Efficiency needs to be improved and they should have bus people to clean and set up the tables. Food was good once we were seated. The waitstaff made up for the rude hostess who really needs additional customer service training. You know it is bad when the customers had to look at the screen with their reservations as she had no clue what she was doing. Manager came over and apologized but that was the end of the service recovery. There is quite a bit of value in eating here if you are with a large group, we were a table of 3 so there were plenty of leftovers. Enjoyed the caesar salad and the pasta dishes.

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JRM1016 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

Probably one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. WAY OVERPRICED For BAD FOOD!! The only positive was the ease in making the reservation on Opentable. Service was extremely slow. Waitress was unfamiliar with the menu. Took 15 minutes to get our initial drink order. Food was EXTREMELY salty. Portion sizes were not that big. Pasta dish with chicken and sausage. Lots of sauce minimal protein, pasta way overcooked. Seriously McDonalds is better. Too bad nice ambiance.

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JD3056 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

Went with a big group - they handled us with no problem. Food was great, service was great and everyone enjoyed the experience.

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CatM (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

We enjoyed the chicken saltimboca. The small size was great for two & we even had some to take home. We usually order this whenever we visit & even make it at home. The antipasto salad had lots of tasty ingredients. Loved the chocolate chip cannoli & limoncello for dessert. Amber, our waitress was great.

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vipcondonancy (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

Unfortunately they had our large table, a group of 20 and one of 30 all being served at the same time. If our waitress would have been efficient at all, which she was not...she could have quickly taken our orders and gotten at least ours going and done before the others went in but we were CONSTANTLY trying to find her.
The food was fairly good but getting even drinks or water was too long.

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Eateateat (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

The shrimp florentine e was very delicious but the penne with sausage was way salty. The portions were huge. Three of us ate 2 pastas..and took home enough for lunch for each. The sausage with penne...I took home... Doubled its volume with an equal portion of buttered noodles, 2 tomatoes, and the level of salt was then proper/ very tasty still. Haha...Service was pleasant. Family friendly. Enjoyable.

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IlliniFan (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Buca Di Beppo is a great restaurant for all occasions. Quality food served family style. Great place for group get togethers or dinner for two. As a Fighting Illini fan, I was very happy when this restaurant opened in Champaign. Friendly staff, good service and the food is great.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

The idea of everyone eating from the same dish reminds you of home.

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NDDave (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2015

My wife ordered the Apple Gorgonzola Salad, I ordered Lasagna, and we sharred. Both were delicious...very large portions. Our waitress, Brittany, was just perfect...possibly one of the best servers we have ever had...coast to coast and four trips to Europe. Our dinner and our service were both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2015

We had a wonderful meal with ten family members. We sat at the "Pope" table. Jasmine did a great job serve and all the staff was very friendly.

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smilies79 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on July 3, 2015

We met here with my fiance's parents and my parents for them to meet for the first time. It was a great experience overall. It was easy to communicate and the food was great. Thank you for making this a great experience for all of us.

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Hawkeye (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and was prepared perfectly. Our service was outstanding especially considering it was University of Illinois graduation. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 15, 2015

The management can to see about us several time while we were there. They were very welcoming and hospitable.

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birthday (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 2, 2015

My daughter was celebrating her 13th birthday with friends. We had a large group of both 13 year olds and adults. The evening could not have been more perfect. EVERYONE working on this night was extremely pleasant and helpful. They really helped to make it a special night. I had only been to Buca one other time a few years ago. They won me over -I'll be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

It was a great way to try a variety of foods with a group. Everybody loved the prosciutto and mozzarella stuffed chicken and the gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

For the last 3 years, we have always chosen Buca. Very attentive wait staff. Very accommodating. And the food has ALWAYS been amazing. Biaggi's on race weekend tends to be overbooked, can't get in on time, service had not been great - so we made the switch to Buca 3 years ago - best decision ever.

Thank you for dealing with race weekend crazies!

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Andrea (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 11, 2015

We always are happy when we leave Buca di Beppo! They have amazing Italian food and the servers are so nice. We love coming here for special occasions!

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KathiVee (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

The food is always delicious and plentiful. I was disappointed that you didn't serve the olive oil and parmesan as you did on our other visits, though. Also, the birthday coupon, and other coupons your company has emailed me, would not print, so would you please fix that?

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