About Buca di Beppo - Chandler

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.

7111 West Ray Road
Chandler, AZ 85226
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Comfort Food, American

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

Cross Street:
Way Road and Interstate 10

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 785-7272

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 public lot.

Executive Chef:
Scott Irvine

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, 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 - Chandler Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.3

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4.1

value

3.9

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Moderate

60% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 21, 2013

Decent food for the price, the waiter didn't seem happy to be there, but he was still on top of everything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 21, 2013

Service was excellent, the server was good-natured and and did a great job. The food was excellent as usual. We brought our own birthday cake in and this was welcomed by the restaurant. I very much appreciated being able to do that.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2013

The food was good.. but normally great.... usually go to BDB in california so maybe that is part of it?? The dishes were bland... lacked umph!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2013

Our big group was pretty much ignored throughout the dinner. Maybe they already know they will get a mandatory tip no matter what.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 26, 2013

This was my 3rd time eating at Buca, I got
The linguine frutti de mare and it was AMAZING!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2013

The food was great but our service was surprising slow given that the restaurant was not very crowded. It took us almost 1/2 hour to receive our appetizers which the main course followed within seconds. Also, we were sat, as well as many other couples, close by a very large and loud party that made it impossible to hear each other speak so we ate pretty much in silence. We would return for the food, but perhaps take-out next time. We used a coupon which made the meal affordable so it was a good value for the quality and amount of food received.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 16, 2013

Our family makes about 4-6 trips to Buca each year, usually when we have family in town because the portions are large and work well for sharing. We recently visited for an early Father's Day dinner.

I don't recall the name of our server, but while we did what was REQUIRED of her, she just didn't seem to be that enthusiastic about doing it. She was polite, but not friendly, and she didn't clear the table when she brought additional food (even though I had stacked the used plates/dishes in a pile beside my place).

It was busy the evening we went, but she didn't seem to be over-taxed in terms of the number of tables she was covering. All in all, we were satisfied with our dinner, but it certainly wasn't as enjoyable as prior visits.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 16, 2013

First time at this place and I loved it! We loved it! Took my husband for Fathers Day and he, the kids and myself couldn't be happier with our meal! Loved that the servings were for two and we took the extras home....that went over well later on when we were all looking for a little more of that delicious food. Great place to go with family or for just me and my husband....which is what I plan on doing in the near future! :P

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 14, 2013

Or waiter was not the best. he forgot drinks and did not check up on us. it was like when he was only there for the job. not the best people person. he was ok. but it could have been better. hid whole attitude was a little off. almost like he did not care. it may have been an off day. we all ha e them but mabey he needs a little reminder that his of days need to be left in the kitchen...not at the table.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 6, 2013

I went there with my wife for her birthday. I told them the occasion, and they were on it, cake and the works. I like the way when you enter the place, they take you through a tour the kitchen. Ya, the kitchen you see all of the place on the way to your table. I think that was great.. Now the food, we could not eat all of a small order, and it was very good. This is a good place to take your family, and friends, the more the merry. I like this place

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 1, 2013

Had issues with food not hot...sent back...waited forever to get replacement order....NOT EXCEPTABLE....no one from management came to table to make sure things where taken care of...have visited this establishment many times over the years but it seems that the management has changed for the worse ...we may never return????

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 21, 2013

My daughter chose to dine at Buca after her middle school graduation to celebrate her accomplishment. The food of course was outstanding, and the server was great as well. The only negative thing was that I had reserved a table, and the person that was to accompany us to our dinner arrived shortly before I did and told one of the hostess that a booth, right next to the bar, would be fine to sit at. I wish that they had confirmed with me if a booth would be okay or not because I felt too crowded in that booth the entire night, and I felt that it was inappropriate for the occasion that we were there celebrating. Other than that, would definitely return to Buca.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant on several other occasions. One of the reasons we chose to eat there on Mother's day was the $20 in future dining that was offered. We made a reservation and seating was handled swiftly. I am concerned that we are frequently seated in the bar at this restaurant even though we dine with a young child. We were never offered bread even though all the tables surrounding us were. Additionally, we were never spoken to about the $20 certificates for Mother's, even though they were discussed with others dining around us. Our waiter was pleasant and I understand that it was busy that day, but I didn't feel that we should have to request everything that should have been offered.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2013

A great mothers day dinner with family, made reservations on OT for 4:30, all set, showed up, had table waiting for us in a packaed restaurant, table was in lounge which was great smaller room, much quieter!!!. Service was supberb, quick , food was out fast and was great.

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

Great place to go with a large group, family and kids. Food is also in proportion for large groups also.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2013

We had a great Mothers Day with you. We drove over 25 miles to visit your restaurant for the first time and it was completely with it. We got great deals, amazingly delicious food and the servers were excellent. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Waited 30 mins over our reservation. Then we waited 30 mins for a server to come greet us. I then went to the host stand to find out if we had a server and was told that they lost the server. The food was luke warm and the pasta was dried out. The lasagna we ordered was burnt. This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. I am in the industry so normaly I wouldnt write a poor review and I understand things happen but this was really bad.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2013

The service was attentive without being smothering, the food arrived promptly and was delicious. We had a reservation ,but we were seated early so that's a plus.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2013

It was everything and more than I expected. The food was every bit as good as the Buca in San Diego which was the first time I had eaten there. All 12 of us were happy and all of the food was amazing. Although it is to far to drive from Tucson for an every week dinner.
So all 12 us are eagerly awaiting you opening up in Tucson and the best place would be in
the area of the Spectrum Mall. Love Love your Food....Fran

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Quick stop for lunch at Buca and another good experience. Buca's normal portions are over-sized (family style dishes), so I chose one of their lunch selections. Reduced down, the portion size was just right for me. Our server was very friendly and the service was quick. Definitely recommend Buca for either lunch and/or dinner - it's a family favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2013

I cannot recall the name of our first course, but it was absolutely delicious. It was chicken with artichokes and capers. My son and I would return again, especially for that. Our reservation was in a quieter spot and I much appreciated that as I have a hearing loss. The waiter was most helpful and very kindly took two photos of us. Thank you for a great Easter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 15, 2013

I have never been there before, my brother in law recommended it and its now my favorite! I will rather go back to Bucca instead of Olive Garden! :D

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The atmosphere at first felt a bit overwhelming, lots of pictures, lots of statues. Being taken through the kitchen just to get to our tables also granted me a fine view of foods to come, and by the time we got to our seats, the entire atmosphere was generally inviting. Even if some of the pictures came off bizarre.
The service was quaint and the food was above exceptional, I especially enjoyed their Italian Purple Pear Soda.
The crowd was also very formal and respectful, not loud and rowdy.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2013

My husband and I took our 2 little (5 & 7) for Valentine's Day. There were several parties waiting when we arrived, but we were seated immediately with our reservations. The kitchen was backed up due to the busy night, which we expected. Our Server was wonderful, Rhys and very engaged to make sure we had everything we needed until our dinner arrived.

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

Went to Buca di Beppo on Valentines day with my husband and mother so was not looking for a romantic dinner for two...We arrived early and where sat in a large room with one other table , bye the time we left the place was packed. Lots of family's with kids ( all very cute) Ordered a bottle of wine and the server came to the table fumbled with the opening and just sat it on the table and walked away... other than the lack of wine presentation the food was good and large portions,perfect place for family's and large party's.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2013

The food was great and delicious, But the service was horrible and rude. Me and my wife went for a early Valentines Day dinner to avoid the crowds. We were able to avoid the crowds and have a nice dinner besides the service. The waitress was very short and rude at the only came back want after we were server dinner. She never came back to ask if we needed refills on our drinks or if we needed anything else. Once we were done with dinner she came to the table next to ours and packed the food for them in the doggie bags. We didlove not gget the same service she just dropped off to take away stuff and left and only came back with our bill. When she came back she said "oh you packed it" and rolled her eyes and walked away. Not happy!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Because I've been to Buca man times this experience won't prohibit me from returning.

Ordered calamari and it was over cooked and too chewy along with the breading coming off. First time we've ever not enjoyed their calamari

Ordered sausage and chicken penne. It arrived with no sausage. Told two waiters there was no sausage and they said if we were unhappy with the amount of sausage they could bring more. There was no sausage. Made us feel like we were idiots.

By the time the sausage came we were done eating.

Someone was not checking standards on Saturday night. But we still love Buca.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2013

A fun visit to take our early teenaged grandsons. They liked the atmosphere, laughter around, fun feeling about the place, and great food. Will go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2012

Just a little more flavor would be nice.Whats wrong with a little garlic or basil at an Itallian themed restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Really pleased that Buca de Beppo stays open on Christmas night for this non cooking divorced father to take his kids out for a family Christmas dinner. The entire staff just makes it a special night for the family.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2012

We went for christmas night dinner. i understand it was christmas and they were busy. but the whole staff seemed so unorganized. i got there prior to my scheduled reservation time and waited over 20 minutes to get seated. The lady working the front was giving the most ridiculous excuse as to why no one was being seated. When we finally got to our table, we waited for a while to even get our drink order. It took an hour to get our salad appetizer. we ordered spaghetti, pizza and another pasta dish. when our pastas finally arrive, there was no pizza. our server told us that some other table got it and he was sorry and comped us and said another was being made. it was so poorly made and it tasted awful. next year we wont be going there again.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Great family restaurant, serving portions for multiple people, small to large groups. Italian menu with your favorites, waitress very helpful describing all food items and helping us select good variety and amount to order for our group of 6. After enjoying and filling up on our tasty food, we still took home left-overs. Reasonable food, reasonable prices, giant portions. Worth the trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2012

The portions are huge. There were 6 of us so we ordered the Large. We brought leftovers home for each of the 3 couples.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Service was excellent. As soon as we arrived with our reservation we were seated as previousle arranged. The food was awesome! I had one big eater in the group and for the first time he took home a to go dish. I do not have any negative thing to say. The waiter was prompt, pleasant and very helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2012

The poor server was overwhelmed and forgot our salad, brought us the wrong rigitoni, but apologized profusely and comped us for the salad and the drinks, so it ended up being ok. I wanted lasagna but you were out. It was Christmas so I can see how this would happen.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Everything was great except we were very disappointed that they discontinued the garlic mashed potatoes. The parmesan potato wedges just don't cut it. We really appreciated that they were open on Christmas Day!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Very friendly atmosphere with great food! A+

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Always love Buca it never disappoints. Food is so great. Ours was out so fast it was. amazing. Waiter was top notch. Worth the extra tip we left. Always the place for holidays and any day. Just love love love it. Open Table makes reserving for the holiday is the only way to go

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2012

Great to find a family friendly place which took reservations for Christmas Eve. The food was very good, the servers friendly and the atmosphere perfect for a fussy 2 year old (with all the noise no one seemed to mind). Will go there again next year. The lasagne was excellent!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2012

Our group went on Christmas Eve, so the place was very busy. We were seated in an outdoor area that was blocked off from the outside with canvas walls, and there was a heater close by. Sounds of traffic were constant. I made my reservations two weeks ahead and expected to be seated inside. The food was very slow getting to the table, but when it did come, it was good. The waitress apologized for the slow service and wanted to make it up to us, so we ordered more drinks, thinking it was on the house, but when we got the bill, we had been charged for them. I like this restaurant, and I assume all will improve when the night isn't so hectic.

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