Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall)

4.5
491 reviews
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Craving authentic Italian food in Allentown, PA? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Allentown, the Italian restaurant known for traditional pastas in homemade sauces, specialty pastas, mouthwatering entrees and fresh-made breads, salads and pizza. Favorites include Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with dishes served family-style; Small feeds 3 and Large feeds 6. But leave room for dessert! Cannolis stuffed to order, homemade Cheesecake and artisan Gelato aren’t to be missed.

Whether you’re shopping at nearby Lehigh Valley Mall and Whitehall Mall or visiting the Fullerton Memorial Community Center, Buca’s warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for a relaxing meal, everyday dining or celebrating any occasion for parties and groups both small and large. Can’t join us at our table? Call ahead or order online for To Go or delivery. Catering also available.
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OT
Poconos
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although the decor could use some modernizing the food and service was excellent. Been going here since I moved to the area just over 2 years ago. I and my wife have never been disappointed.

Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall)
Responded 3 days ago

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was personable and nice. Experience was overall great. Food is always awesome.

Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall)
Responded on August 6, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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HJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have always loved the food, and ambiance at Buca. It has been awhile since we have eaten here. I was shocked to see the huge increase in price for the food, mainly the appetizers, salads and dessert. $20 for an order of Bruchetta. $18 for a small order of mozzarella sticks. The small salad was $21. An order of cannolli's was $12. I felt like the prices for the main entrees were fair.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so delicious! We had a wonderful time and our server was very on top of everything.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our group of 9 adults shared 1 large appetizer, 2 small entries and 2 large entries. Fried mozzarella, 2 chicken dishes, supreme pizza and penne pasta dish with shrimp. Everyone enjoyed dinner and no one left hungry.

PP
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with family to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday and had a great dinner.

L
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Drink prices were ridiculous! Thumbs down! Will not try this restaurant again.

CK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met relatives for a late lunch on Easter. It was pretty busy so the noise level was high. The server was very good but the food service was slower than expected . The food was generally good however the shrimp scampi was way over soaked in butter .... really not edible to me .

OT
Poconos
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decided to take family out for a Pizza night at Buca.

Unfortunately for a slow night, service could have been better. Server was polite and pleasant but slow.

Took 25 minutes for pizza to arrive. For the long wait we received an extra serving of bread and an apology. Pizza had too much sauce and thus the bottom was soggy.

We were quite surprised at this because we go there often and never have had a poor experience.

TM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, big portions, always great food. Service is great the best chicken saltinboca.

TS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Not a great restaurant. No pasta with chicken parm.

LJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for a birthday dinner, but they ran out of the colossal brownie sundae birthday treat. Service was very slow. Our table was short two chairs, and we ended up finding our own, because it took so long for staff to bring chairs. Disappointing.

K
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We eat here often. however, this time out food was cold and prices seem to have skyrocketed! we will be back just not as often.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hardly any sauce on baked Ziti - dry and not a lot of cheese - way overpriced for what you get

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It took about 5 minutes to find a parking spot, which was frustrating because we did have a reservation, so we didn't want to be late. Waited less than 5 minutes to be seated, but the woman who sat us seemed kind of miserable. The waitress wasn't very attentive, and we waited an hour for our food. Luckily there was enough on the walls to look at and keep us occupied. Once the food finally came out, it was pretty good, but at that point we just wanted to eat and get out of there. Just a bunch of things that wouldn't have been an issue individually, but all together made for an annoying night. Not the best Valentines Day.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was nice only issue was that the soda tasted like soap.

PP
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday dinner with my family. The food was very good and we all had a great time.

DS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

When I received the bill, I noticed that the Sangria was $18.00 for one drink (it was not even the drink I ordered because they were out of something so they improvised).... with that being said, I only paid a few more dollars for the entree for 3 of us! How can that be right???? We certainly will not be going back there if we want a drink with our meal! Very disappointing!

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good meal.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Friday night dinner for 4. Menus were dirty and sticky. Waitress never offered bread baskets. Ordered pizza and waited a half hour with no explanation for the long wait. Waitress never came back and to update us on backup in the kitchen. Very disappointed and most likely won’t be back.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience first time there will go back again

P
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great at Buca and the wine list is decent. We sat at the kitchen table last night and had a great time. Allie was a fantastic server and very knowledgable. Great place to celebrate the holidays.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner was great!!

PE
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the family out for dinner during the holidays. Everything was great and will be going back soon.

DM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took MIL our for Christmas Eve lunch. Always great tasting food and good value.

BR
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The appetizers and main dishes were very good. It was our waiter's first night solo and he did an excellent job accommodating our group. Large portions - small size plate serves approximately (3) large size plate serves approximately (5). We ordered several different dishes and then everyone had an opportunity to taste the different foods. We had a great time and we didn't feel rushed to leave.

DS
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here many times and it is always delicious and hot when served.
The waitstaff is always friendly and attentive.
The decor is fun to look at. You can even take a tour and walk by the kitchen as food is prepared.
Highly recommend, it is a favorite.

k
Poconos
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We go about 2-3 times a month. I did the call ahead seating, we got there at 5, it was empty - no line and they seated us a few steps away, in the bar area, which is fine, however it was freezing cold. They have 2 sets of flimsy curtains that they were not kept closed and I had to wear my heavy coat and scarf the whole meal. I told the waiter and he said, I’m trying to keep the curtains closed but they keep holding the front door open. The curtains were never closed at all- until I closed them- but it didn’t help- I thought they had heavy velvet curtains on both rods before. The Mgr came as we were standing to leave - so I didn’t mention it. Just wanted to get into warm car. We were disappointed Saturday.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

JG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Love Buca. It is always fantastic. If you enjoy Italian food at its best Buca is for you. The family style dining works for us. We leave with a huge bag of left overs and have dinner for another night.

JG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always been VERY pleased with Buca. Nobody can beat there pasta.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Place was empty! Food was “meh”.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good, authentic Italian food. Portions are huge! The five person Shrimp Florentine gave us multiple meals. The food here makes for excellent leftovers.

OT
Poconos
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here many times. Tried pizza on National Pizza day. With roots from NY/NJ I find it tough to get good to excellent Pizza in PA Therefore it is with prejudice that I say that Buca has come through with a very good thin crust pizza. Bravo!!!

K
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress and server were excellent. Almost ALWAYS an enjoyable dining experience!
We eat here about 2-3 times a month.

SA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch and very good service

OT
Poconos
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints. What I really like is that although the menu changes (miss the mini meatball appetizer) they usually add items and choices I like. We are always trying something new with some of our favorites. Chef is always accommodating to make small changes to entrees.

KK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. The food was outstanding and consistent. Our server was very friendly and helpful with our questions about the menu. We drove over an hour to visit this restaurant, 2 times in 2 weeks. Definitely worth it.

JF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Garrett the manager stopped to check on us multiple times.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelllent! They never disappoints!!!

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