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About Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall)

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.

714 Grape Street
Whitehall, PA 18052
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
MacGarther Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 264-3389

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Free self parking in private lot.

Public Transit:
LANTA Metro bus stop at Lehigh Valley Mall.

Executive Chef:
Talon Tyeryar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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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.

Buca di Beppo - Allentown (Whitehall) Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2015

They really give you a lot of food but wish we could get smaller portions. My husband and I got the bruschetta for appetizer and it was enough for about 8 people. My son wanted the brownie dessert but that also was enough for 8 people. Other than that the food was fantastic and people were very friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2015

We've been going to Buca's every year for Mother's Day since 2009. We keep coming back because the food is great, the service is wonderful (everyone there makes you feel like part of the family), and it's so easy to make reservations online! This year we invited more family members & they loved the experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Was very excited to celebrate my daughter's graduation here. Had a table for 10. Disappointed at the amount of food served. Expected it to be more like Maggianos. Food was good but not great. Server was pleasant but forgot to bring ordered salads. Had to remind her about other things as well. Overall ok experience but will probably go somewhere else next time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 1, 2015

As always, dining at Buca di Beppo is enjoyable and delicious. One never goes away hungry.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 26, 2015

Solid Italian food in very large portions. The atmosphere is over-the-top Italian.. It's definitely worth a visit, if only to see the Pope room. :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2015

We had a delicious meal, super excellent chopped antipasta salad done just right! We sat in the wine room all alone, and every time the server walked by giving the 'tour' to new guests, the number of bottles on the ceiling changed, that gave us a chuckle. The food was superb, delicious, portions were large as expected. Our server Lexi was attentive to our needs and provided excellent recommendations when asked. This was a birthday celebration and we would definitelyy go back.

Only one request, since Buca has so many 'rooms' for dining, it would be nice if they designated one for adults only. This way the families with several small children who joined our 'room' at the end of our dinner could be in a room for families. The chicken with capers, and lemon butter was so good, we're going back to get a large portion soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 10, 2015

First time here wish I would have understood the portions better. Took a lot of food home. The food was very good. Next time will know how to order better. Server was very attentive and funny.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 9, 2015

Enjoyed my lunch- was there for birthday & server are my lunch very special with dining & candle blow out. Very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 5, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. However a few standouts had me a bit concerned about the experience this time around.

With my reservation for 9 people, we still had to wait for 15 minutes for our table to be ready. Upon walking through the restaurant, it was very noticeable that it was only approximately 50% full with customers, so the chore to have the tables available should not have been an issue. While we were not in a hurry, we did question the availability and wondered why we had a reservation if we still had to wait. Yes, everyone was on time.

When ordering our drinks, the waitress neglected to get the order from 2 of the children. She walked away too fast. When getting our drinks, with the bottle of wine only 1 glass was brought when it was made clear that 3 people would be enjoying some wine with dinner. We had to wait for the waitress to return for the additional glasses.

As the salad was brought to the table, we did not receive any dishes. Again we had to wait for the waitress to return so that we could request some dishes. As the waitress brought them, she apologized on behalf of someone else as it was their responsibility. Not sure if this the correct way to make sure the customer has what is needed, but we just smiled.

Overall, we enjoy the food and the ambiance when dining at Buca di Beppo, however these issues, as minor as they are, did cause us to have some concern about the preparedness of the staff. If the restaurant was full (more than 50% customers) what else would happen? Thankfully the rest of the meal was very enjoyable!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 5, 2015

Buca di Beppo is always a good time. The décor is over the top, the food is delicious, the portions are generous, and the atmosphere is festive and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 5, 2015

We have often dined at Buca. However, of late, the dishes have become too "hot". Clam sauce should not be spicy, nor should a vodka sauce. And, if they are to be spicy, it should be noted on the menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 5, 2015

We went on Easter and had a larger party, and had split bills at our table. Half of the table was served their food, while the other had to watch. When they were then done eating the other half of the table got their food. We have been here before, and were happy. I am not sure if it was the holiday or something got messed up. The food was good, but the service put a shadow over the experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Ate here on 4/4/14 for family easter gathering at lunch time. Had difficult time finding place to accommodate us. We had 10 adults and 2 babies in our group and we had a great time. Staff was fantastic. Attentive without hovering. They were very informative about the dining experience. Liked the family style service, it allowed tasting of a lot of different things, all of which were excellent. Great food, Great place and Great people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2015

A small veal parm comes with three cutlets (no problem there), but two had gristle and were not nearly as good. The chicken parm was good, and the baked ziti was al dente, which was okay for some of us at the table. Everything had garlic in it, including the "regular" bread. That may be fine for most people. I spent over $180 for five adults. We'll go to the Olive Garden next time and save fifty bucks at least. The food won't be worse.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 22, 2015

Came with hopes of gluten free but delicious and were quite pleased with choices and variety!
Didn't check the prices, but it was a special occasion so all's well. Plentiful for our party of 4 and we split the bill. The coupon of 4 for 40 was our initial hook, but as we couldn't use that it still got us there.
Suggest add a gluten free component to the offer for future. We will dine there again, and never a disappointment. thank you for great food, service and atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 15, 2015

Over the last 12 years my family and I have enjoyed many fine dinners and have celebrated many family events at Bucca's. The atmosphere, the eclectic artifacts and art which decorate the entire interior, the menu selections and fantastic service will guarantee that we will be sharing many more family dinners at this restaurant. We live in different parts of Pennsylvania, but the 60 mile drive there is worth it to all of us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

I've visited Buca di Beppo about five times I usally have great service and more than enough food to even take home with the small that feeds two. On Valentine's Day i decided to make a reservation with 3 other couples our reservation was at 815pm I know that on holidays their's always a longer wait. So i scheduled the movies for 11 pm our food didn't come out till 10:20pm by that time i told the waitress if i could have my order to go when she brought my check i saw that they barely packed us food for both of us. So I learned my lesson never to go on holidays.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

They had our reservation for 745 when my open table e mail said 715 the waiting area was so packed you couldn't stand anywhere still had to wait until 830 to be seated. Food took an hour to come out, It was good though. I look forward to going back on a night when it's not so busy. On Valentine's day it was obvious they just took any reservation they could and didn't care who was waiting or angry. At least the food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

The lobby was packed on valentine's day, but we had reservations and were seated within a couple of minutes. This was great. We don't mind noise or children, we chose a family restaurant after all, but if they bother you, stay away. The thing is, the food was bland! The calamari appetizer had no taste. The spicy chicken rigatoni was bland! The roasted garlic mashed potatoes were worse than plain spuds from a box. The garlic bread had taste, but it was nothing special. Very disappointing. We would have lover to have gone with a large group of family, but no way.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

As to be expected, the restaurant was very busy for a Saturday Valentines day. I felt the service was slower to be expected though. It did take over 75 minutes to get food. Waitress was a pleasure, very attentive, but she couldn't cook the food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Went with my wife for Valentine's Day, booked online, got to chose my table, great food, great wine, great server. I put moderate noise level, but it was busy, after all it was V Day, so it didn't bother us, I expect that on a day like that. Been there before, though, and it was very quiet and romantic. Love this place, would go back, and often!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

The food was outstanding. The staff friendly. Cannot wait to go again. The pizza and spaghetti and meatballs are out of this world.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Always loved going to Buca, but this time the food was bland and pasta overcooked. Servers were excellent and location is perfect, hope fully they only had a bad night.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2015

Be prepared to eat a lot of food. I had low expectations but I was pleasantly surprised. I have gone a few more times and each time the service is great and the food is prepared well. The maze to get to your table can get annoying but once you're through it's worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2015

I haven't been to Buca in many, many years. We decided to go after receiving a free entree through their email newsletter. It was fantastic. We will definitely be back much sooner than the last time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2015

Buca is an as amazing place to dine. Not only is their food great but their service is impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2015

Brought the family for a be-lated holiday dinner. Great atmosphere, great food, great time...couldn't ask for more in a dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2015

The waitress forgot our pizza, she would disappear and wouldn't come back to the table to see if we needed more drinks. Also, it was my mothers birthday and she forgot to sing happy birthday. The food was amazing, but very poor service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2015

It was very good we were seated right away, the food was good espially the salad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2014

Shame it was too loud to enjoy it
the server and food were very good- just way too loud

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2014

We were seated next to a wall which opened up to a room that contained a large, extremely noisy party of about 20 adults and kids. Why we were seated there is a mystery to me as there were plenty of open tables elsewhere. The waiter was a cheery guy that did his best in a bad situation. After our drinks were served, we were told that they were out of lasagna which is what we typically order. We ordered chicken parm and stuffed shells instead. We then had to wait 45-60 minutes for our food (thanks goodness we ordered an appetizer) while listening to the deafening wine-induced roar from the large party who the waiter later told us was also responsible for the long wait on our food. The food was excellent as always and we made the best of it. The waiter felt badly and sent the manager out to see us but she didn't seem to want to hear our complaints. Finally the waiter returned and offered us a free dessert - colossal brownie sundae - to make up for our lousy experience. We only go here 2-3x/year but will definitely insist on better seating next time and possibly even ask if there is a large party there that evening.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2014

Everything was great. Had our 2 grown sons with us and the family style was great for our family. The boys loved everything and there was certainly enough food for everyone. Service was great. Will definitely return with the rest of our family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2014

I hosted a holiday luncheon for my team! Everyone enjoyed lunch with appetizers, dessert and coffee, The food was served at the right time and spaced out nicely. Service was great. We did not feel rushed. Would certainly go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Love the Ambience, foods great, love it! Whether it's a slow rainy day or the heat of dinner rush hour, the service is always great and very welcoming!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2014

I made a reservation for me and my girlfriend and requested a candle be lit on the table while we are to makes to not more romantic and they did it. I thought it'd be a bit far-fetched but it was a nice gesture. The service was great as well as the food. I will admit the prices were high but you get what you pay for. Low prices = poor service and food. High prices = good food and service. I give Buca di Beppo 2 thumbs up 👍👍

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2014

We found Buca di Beppo on your site while looking for a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner, while traveling. Our reservation was ready upon arrival, and we were greeted with warm welcomes from their staff, as we were taken through a tour of the kitchen. The atmosphere would be fitting for most any occasion. We ordered the Thanksgiving feast, and everything was delicious. I look forward to dining there in the future to try their regular dinner options, as the aroma of pasta sauces smelled wonderful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Great Thanksgiving meal and an awesome waitress Renee!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Had better service on previous visits, disappointed this time

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2014

The food was great, the waitress was really friendly, the scenery was interesting, and the prices were perfectly acceptable. I came to Buca to celebrate 6 months with my girlfriend and we both loved it, and will definitely be returning. The only thing I have to complain about is that I wish I had more food considering I ate everything I took home the next day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2014

The food was excellent and plentiful, and the waitress was very good, but the service was terrible. Took 2-1/2 hours for dinner; we had 20-30 minute waits between courses, even drink service was terribly slow. And we dined on a Tuesday night, when the restaurant was not that busy.

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