Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati

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Craving authentic Italian food in Cincinnati, OH? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Rookwood Commons, 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 spending the day at the Rookwood Commons & Pavilion or Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa or catching a movie at Cinemark Theatres, 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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

When for birthday did not sing for 21 birthday
21 birthday was important

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded a day ago

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us, We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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JH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, large portions, large bill.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded a day 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
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Would definitely recommend! If you like Italian even a little you have to try this place!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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FO
Cincinnati
211 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Server "Alexander" was friendly and efficient. This is a fun place to dine, as the rooms are heavily decorated with all kinds of must see pics (some vintage) and items! And they have "theme" rooms! Would definitely return!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on October 3, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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SV
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Sale of home

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo. We appreciate you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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JD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mary our Server was Amazing! She provided great service and had a wonderful personality!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you Jay! We appreciate you sharing such wonderful feedback about our server Mary. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mario was a great server and food was delicious.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 6, 2019

We appreciate you sharing such wonderful feedback about Mario! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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KS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything was great except the service. Not a busy night, it seemed, but we waited more than an hour for a bottle of wine – had to ask another waitress and she brought it in 2 minutes – and much longer for our food. Also, no single entress available at night. My diet doesn't allow pasta, which everyone else in our party wanted. I could have had a $31 plate of salmon (meant for three people) or a $20+ salad all to myself. The salad was good, but not THAT good. Luckily the company I was with saved the night.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello, Kate. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Long tables for families is a terrible idea. No one can talk to each other. Doesn’t make it very family style friendly.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on August 19, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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Z
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

First, this is a chain restaurant, and I typically prefer local (mom and pop) places. The food is good and, as long as you remember that it is family-style, you should be ok. That said, it can be a bit pricey. For three of us, we split a calamari and salad appetizers and ordered 2 entrees (a pasta and a chicken dish) and the bill still came to over $50/person.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on August 13, 2019

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
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my fathers retirement and his 60th birthday. We always love the food at Buca. Our service was outstanding. The prices have gotten outrageous. The same food and portions used to cost our family 120 and now it’s almost 170.
It’s still excellent food and a great place to celebrate. Our waitress was fantastic and the manager checked in with us and was super friendly.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Food was not cooked, service was extremely slow. Will not be back

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on August 5, 2019

We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will have our team address this situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice waitress but poor service overall. 8 of us jammed into a table for 6. Food average. Not the best they have ever done.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on July 22, 2019

We are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us, as it will only help us improve ourselves. Thank you for giving us the chance to make it right for future visits.

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OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor service/questionable food quality - 25 minutes to get bread. (40 minutes total after being seated and our meal had arrived) A manager who said he burnt the original bread, the server said he gave it to the wrong table. Good to be lied to by someone about bread. He then said I won't charge you for the bread in monotone . He never checked in on us again. Remember part of customer service is about how the customer feels about your establishment. It seemed like he didn't want to be there either.
We were celebrating a birthday. Instead of giving us a dessert menu they gave us boxes and a bill. They never asked. The food upset my stomach for hours. I got a call from the general manager who said "Hey come try us again. I'm sending you a coupon" That did not happen either. Lie about the small stuff what is the big lie about?

s
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was plentiful and really good

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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MH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

It was fiancé birthday the walk thru was nice, our server wasn’t really paying us attention like I thought she should kinda seemed like she had other things she rather be doing. We told her it was our first time there and she really didn’t explain anything to us. I felt it should have been a more fun energetic experience being it was her 25th Birthday. The food was ok it was bland but the portion sizes are great. Little seasoning and a better server and it would’ve been a good night. We made the best of it.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on July 11, 2019

Michael, we are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us, We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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J
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super relaxed environment. Huge portions (family style). Quick service. Would highly recommend!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you, Jamie! We hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We came early on the holiday and had the room to ourselves at first. Our server was great. We ordered three family dishes to share, expecting to take food home and we did. The best dish we had was the eggplant parmesan, very good. The pastas were plentiful but needed a bit more seasoning. Loved the mozzarella garlic bread. We enjoyed ourselves and will make the drive from Dayton again for sure.

R
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the ambiance at Buca's. Wait staff are friendly and cheerful. Great food.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 26, 2019

Robert, we are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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JD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Natalie our server seated us at the table in the Kitchen! Wow! Great experience, awesome service, and really delicious food!!!

m
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Good Italian food with bustling atmosphere! We went there for father's day and it was really fun.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Food was wonderful and plentiful. The only downfall was that some of the tables are VERY close to each other.

SP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Went with my father and had a great time. Jaron was our server and he was great. Also had the colossal brownie sundae for my Birthday and we almost finished it.

J
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Big portions but of course you pay for it. Service was good too.

SP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Team dinner for work, well taken care of and good food

OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice

TT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We started a new family birthday tradition after going to the Buca in Louisville where the staff was amazing and went above and beyond in making the day and meal special. After making the reservation days in advance, the staff didn't do any of the normal birthday celebration signs or songs etc. The staff lacked enthusiasm and attentiveness. As a person who lives in the Cincinnati area, it makes me sad to think I will have to drive to Louisville to get better service.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a party of 10 for dinner to celebrate my daughter's graduation. We we're there for 1.5 hours before we got our entrees, leaving about 10 minutes to eat, pay, and leave. This was not enjoyable at all. It was stressful and left us running late for graduation.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sons college graduation

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JB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great family gathering after my son's high school graduation

MB
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Didn’t care for the house Chianti; but service was attentive despite being busy and food was good.

x
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Mother’s Day, reservation was made for 6p, not seated until 6:45. Food was bland and not hot when it was served.

M
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We have been to Buca so many time - holiday, kids parties, birthdays - this visit - on Mother’s Day was super crowded - the lobby was crammed. The person checking people in was loud, obnoxious, and showing her frustration.
The chicken Marsala was dry - for the first time ever - with not much sauce.
Maybe I’m picky but I was so used to Buca being great.
Might be awhile before we go back.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was delicious. The staff was very friendly and on top of everything, even with our large party of 12. We really liked the lasagna and cheese Manicotti.

KH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of Italian food, and you will leave with lunch/dinner for the next day. Ordered 3 small entrees for 4 adults and left with dinner for the next day.

S
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good and our server was excellent. She was efficient and accommodating. The problem is with seating. We had a reservation and still waited 45 minutes for a table. I realize they were busy, but other restaurants can seat reservations in a timely fashion even when they are rushed.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mother’s Day

TT
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and the best server ever

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