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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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Private Dining

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2013

The only down was the drinks were not very good, one of our apps never arrived, And we wer not really offered anything special even though it was Mothers Day and our group had three moms there :(

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2013

The food service is way too fast. All food, including salads and entrees, were brought out at the same time. When we complained our server told us that there were 900 people dining now. To which we replied, and we are four of them so there is no excuse.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2013

We went for lunch for Mother's Day, and the service was great, it was busy, but not too packed, and everyone was incredibly friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Bucca is always great for Italian cuisine and the mixture of funny and traditional ambiance. We ordered pizza, spaghetti, salad, and pasta (all small) and it was more than enough to feed the five of us and still take some home. Kevin, our, server, was great. He stopped by many times, smiling, and asking if we needed anything. He took part in some of our discussions and jokes and really exceeding our expectations for service especially on a super busy holiday. We loved the food, service, and the restaurant. Thanks for a great experience and Mother's Day!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2013

The food here is very good. The decor really cool.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Buca is a great place because every time you go there, you are in a different area and a different seat. The walls and ceiling are filled with italian decor and photos, and statues. It is always entertaining to see what surrounds you every time you go there. All of their meals are served in 'family size' So they're large orders that can feed 2-5 people. The food is good and the atmosphere is better!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2013

My daughters took me to Bucca for Mother's Day. We had all been there before, but enjoy the food so much so we figured what would be a better place to go than Bucca! It was GREAT to make a reservation!!! Our table was waiting for us and on a busy weekend like Mother's Day, it was REALLY great to have a reservation. That is another good reason to go to Bucca, besides the great food ! Everything was delicious and our server was very sweet and friendly. We just enjoy Bucca so much....our favorite is Chicken Carbonara, but that's just us. Their desserts are awesome too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Service was excellent. Majority of food was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 4, 2013

We celebrated my son's college graduation in the Pope Room. We had a party of 9 people and the room was intimate enough for us to have our own little celebration separate from the rest of the restaurant. The food was very tasty and the service was fantastic. Everybody had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Absolutely love the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2013

We had a large party of 14, and the service was excellent, and the food very good! One thing to mention- I crossed my legs while sitting at the table, and gum became attached to my pants (gross!). Upon inspection, we found many, many other pieces attached to the underside of our table. I did nicely inform the manager of this, and showed him the gum on my pants. While he was profusely apologetic, it would have been nice if had he offered our large group a discount of some sort- or even a free appetizer!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2013

We had a lovely dinner...great food, good service and a fun time. Brought out a free dessert for the birthday guy at our table. Everything was great...however, once we asked for it.....it Did take a long time to get the check.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2013

Food was good and we may go again but the service we had was bad. We got a lot of sorry but really.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2013

Our family enjoyed our entire time while dining.
We drove over 2 1/2 hours just to dine at Buca!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2013

While the ambiance was truly amazing and the concept of this restaurant very out of the box and interesting, we were left a little disappointed with the food after the amazing salad and just ok appetizers. As a party of 6, we ordered 3 different entrees to share and were assured by the wait staff that it would be more than enough. We were quite surprised how small the portions were and it was barely enough to share for 2 people much less have anyone else try anything from 1 platter. After having had appetizers and salad none of us were really starving, but we finished eating the main curse in less than 10 min and were left rather sad and somewhat hungry.The Tiramisu for desert was amazing and actually also enough for out entire table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2013

I have always loved Buca and recommend it to everyone! The food is wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2013

Fun decor, good food, family style portions

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2013

We were a party of five for dinner after a special occasion. The waitress was helpful suggesting drinks and was friendly and attentive. Our food came out perfectly timed between courses. The appetizer combo was a great mix, something for everyone. The calamari was a favorite. The Bucca di beppo salad w/meats and feta was very tasty. We enjoyed the garlic bread with chunks of garlic on it. Our entrees were chicken parmigiana and the platter of four pasta selections. We were very happy with everything. We ordered the "large" of each selection because we had two grown boys and we still had leftovers to bring home. We will
definitely come back. My husband is Italian and very picky about his Italian food and he was pleased with every dish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Great food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely return again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2013

The food at Buca is delicious. The staff is friendly and my glass was not empty for long. It would be a nice place to go with friends and have a leisurely meal. The decor makes me very uncomfortable. There are many pictures mixed among the amusing that are inappropriate or even vulgar. It does not add to the amusement or silliness but takes away from the fun. I would not be a regular guest at Buca because of the decor. I would not bring children here.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Food was bland and tasteless. Spaghetti was so watered down.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The food was great. Our server was wonderful. Even though it was Valentine's Day you did not feel rushed or the menu wasn't limited as it is in so many restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Our waitress was great, very friendly, kind-natured. The food selection was excellent and the environment was welcoming. Bread was extremely welcoming to the tastebuds. Looking forward to dining in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2013

Overall, food was good and portions were extremely large. Our waitress (Jen) was outstanding. She was personable and always within sight constantly checking on us. Only constructive feedback was the wine. Prices seemed more expensive than comparable restaurant chains.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2013

It was fantastic. Service and food was especially amazing. Brought my gf there for the first time and she was amazed. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Enjoy our family dinner with children and grandchildren. Ordered too much food but we had delicious leftovers.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2013

Fantastic place...very good food with a unique friendly ambience

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2013

I usually enjoy this restaurant. This visit left a lot to be desired. We had reservations for 7:00. We weren't seated until 7:30ish. The service was slow! I had to repeatedly ask our server for items. This was the first time ever that we experienced burnt food. They have also changed their menu. I wasn't really impressed at all! I've had great service and food here in the past. I am hoping it was just an off night for them. I will visit again in the future. If I have the same experience, I will not be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2013

We'll always return to Buca di Beppo for the I interesting decor, great service and delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2012

The food was very good and service was very good. Very quiet night due to bad weather.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2012

Had the chicken Alfredo with peas - heavy but good, and the meatballs were okay. Service was good, I would go again. It is decent but not great food at a fair price.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2012

This was a first time visit for a family birthday. We were not impressed with the food and it took a long time to come. Their recommended "Buca Special" mozzarella garlic bread was not warm enough and not cheesy enough, it looked nothing like the picture on the menu. The "Buca Special" spicy chicken pasta was not very spicy and there wasn't very much chicken in it. The Penne A La Vodka was not very flavorful. So, we loved the atmosphere for a family birthday, but the food was less impressive than expected. However, the antipasti salad was plentiful and delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Best Italiano good you could ever find in pa it's almost like mi Italy

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2012

The food was excellent and the serve was great. It's a family style restaurant made for groups where you can order family size dishes and share.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2012

The food and service were both very good. We were seated in the bar area but it was not noisey. The bar tender was also the waiter so it did take some time for him to get around to us, but he was very nice and served us well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2012

We were happy that Bucca was open on Christmas day so we could avoid cooking yet another huge meal for our large family. The servers were helpful and patient, the food was very good (as it always is) - not gourmet but tasty. Will definitely return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2012

We will be back; this is our second visit, the first was a party of 8. Thank you.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2012

Great restaurant! It is modeled after an Italian Basement! Great food; served family style. If you're not careful, you can spend a lot of money. We received excellent service from Bonnie.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2012

once we got to bucas they told us that the online thing to reserve tables never works....so they didnt know that we were coming. They the manager basically bashed the system and then we had to wait anyway. After waiting they gave us a both that was wedged in the corner by the bar. With me being pregnant and my grandmother in a wheel chair there was not a physical way to be in the booth that would be very tight for the skinniest person. After my father went and told the manager we don't fit they said how they dont really use that booth because of the tight squeeze. We waited again and then finally got a normal table and the food and service was good. I just feel that the manager could have handled it better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2012

We normally love Buca for the atmosphere and family style food. It is a great place to spend an evening with friends. This time the food was very bland, lukewarm and all around disappointing. The service was mediocre and the restaurant wasn't even that busy. I sure hope this is not the new norm.

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