Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati

4.3
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Italian
Craving authentic Italian food in Cincinnati? 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. 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 and Pavilion or Mitchell’s Salonand 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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! One of my favorite places to celebrate!

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Responded 3 days ago

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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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was great, but we were a party of 11 sat at a long table, butted up to another big party table. Backs of our chairs were touching the table behind us...It was like being in a grade school cafeteria.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 14 people in our party. It was for our mom's 80th birthday celebration so we had a group from 4years old to 80 years old. We were seated right on time and our service and food was great. I am so happy I picked Buca di Beppo for our celebration. We will definitely go back again.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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WN
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My only previous experience with Buca was reserving a space for a large party. So I understood why THAT visit was noisy. But this recent visit was for a date night and we were put in a regular room. There was a larger group seated in our section and my date and I could hear everything the very loud guests were discussing. We even joked that we should stop by their table when we left to make sure Shana was okay (poor thing, one woman was quite concerned about her) and to let them know we were impressed by the same woman's amazing achievements as a runner. Sigh.
But putting aside the one loud group who dominated the room, our service was AWFUL. Our waitress would be asked for a refill on a drink and 15 minutes later when she happened to be making her rounds of her other tables nearby, she would stop by and "offer" to get my date a refill as if it was a new idea the waitress had. We requested a to-go cup for the refill that was delivered as we were paying our bill and that took another 15 minutes to get. These are examples of the on-going issues we had; I won't list every single problem. Basically, we asked, waited 10-15 minutes for her to return, only to re-ask for the same thing, and then wait 10-15 minutes more for the request to be filled. The only time she became more attentive was when it came time for us to pay our bill. Then (as is the case with bad servers) suddenly we mattered... but requests still took too long to meet.
The food was edible but not especially tasty. The salmon I ordered was overcooked and bordering on dry. The only things that added flavor were the spinach and capers that came mushed in a tiny mound on the side of the plate. My date was told that their chicken parm didn't come with pasta, so that was ordered (at an extra fee). When not-our-waiter brought the pasta, he referred to it as "the children's spaghetti." If the pasta doesn't come with it and you have to order it with your meal, why would it be referred to this way?
I won't return.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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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R
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out quickly. Server was great. Even took pics of myself and my date! Supurb atmosphere.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Buca Di Beppo has some wonderful food and excellent ambiance. My first time there was a pretty unique experience.

The food can be a little pricey if you have less than 3 people in your party and only one person is paying. The portions are designed for 3 people at least to eat from, and are generous at that. Taking this into account the prices are fairly reasonable.

I highly recommend this place for great food and good service

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed Valentine's Day with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day..
it was busy but the hosts did an amazing job keeping everything moving!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day evening was packed! We had reservations for 7:15 but didn’t get seated til around 7:45-7:50. Hosts were very busy and working quickly to get people seated. Food was delicious as always, and served fairly quickly considering the amount of customers. All the workers were very friendly and attentive. Great date night!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Made a reservation for 4 at 7pm....we got our table at 830, pretty sure reservations do not mean anything to this place. The food and service were good but the wait ruined everything. If your going to use open table and reservations in general, learn how to hold tables otherwise it was a waste of my life to go there.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They obviously overbooked at night the reservations were a mess 30 minutes behind. It was very obvious their staff was very overwhelmed and from the quality of the food that night their kitchen was way overwhelmed also one of the most disappointing experiences I’ve ever had at this restaurant

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day with my wife and twin daughters.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was great once we sat down. Unfortunately we had to wait 50 minutes past our reservation time just to be seated

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Wasn't a bad experience, but I definitely got the impression they were not prepared for the volume on Valentine's Day. We weren't seated until about 20 minutes after our reservation time. The table wasn't set and we had to ask for silverware three times after receiving our food. We were seated for almost half an hour before even getting our salad. We were very closely seated to two large party tables and had difficulty hearing each other. The food was good and the decor was interesting, so I'm sure I'll return at some point, but certainly not for a holiday or special event.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on Valentine's 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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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience3

Overall was enjoyable. Server was not quite ready to work on Valentine’s Day. Very slow, hard to hear server.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good food but terrible service which made for a frustrating meal!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 18, 2020

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team and will do our best to make this an isolated experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

You have to go with at least 4 people because the servings are so big.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 19, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent however the service was not good. The waiter appeared distracted. Drinks were incorrect and salad and bread took a long time. Then main meal was delivered too quickly after. Coupon was confusing and then not honored. Usually a much better experience than last night.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 9, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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EV
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca never fails us. Comfortable seating, great service and food!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 10, 2020

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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c
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashlee was great and took care of our work dinner!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 10, 2020

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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BV
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca never disappoints. It’s a favorite for all our family to get together.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 9, 2020

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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OT
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Never disappointed

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 5, 2020

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

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EB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The menu is hard for a group with diverse taste. With two couples, with one vegetarian in the group. We all wanted different entries but four separate orders of ‘servings for three’ ... make no sense. Sorry but if you just want volume, and don’t mind the loud noise level, then this is you place. But not for me.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 9, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

If you want a "special" table or room, you have to call a manager.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 4, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Early Friday evening birthday celebration with children. So disappointed in service and food was just ok.. not great. Our server seemed overwhelmed and was MIA after the first drink orders were taken. Lots of long waits between salads, entrees, and desserts. And the restaurant wasn’t busy, so it left us wondering about our service. FINALLY had a birthday song for our guest, but it was anticlimactic after waiting so long for someone to take our dessert order. Not Bucca’s best effort...

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday.
Staff and manager were so accommodating to our needs and eager to please.
Great people and place!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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RS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great for large groups and meals are shareable. Keep ordering simple ,let one person order for everyone.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 21, 2020

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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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant. Always treated right with wonderful food.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 21, 2020

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

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a chain restaurant this place is wonderful. My boyfriend and I wanted to sit at the kitchen table and mentioned it to the bartender. He made it happen for us! The manager was also very friendly.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 9, 2020

Robin, 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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SF
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just two of us so there were tons of leftovers. While I’d have preferred to have just paid for an adequate portion for our dinner, I get it. It’s family style. When there are only two of you, you will pay a bit and have left overs.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 6, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

It let us make a reservation for 9pm, which is when they closed! We reluctantly went to BJs instead.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 6, 2020

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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DH
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminds me of my Grandpa Sherri and my moms cooking! Yum!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great as well as the service. Our reservation was for 7:45 and we weren’t seated until 8:15..

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! 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 your thoughts with our team!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Sat at the kitchen table

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 13, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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KL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience with great friends. The food is always amazing !

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 3, 2020

Keith, 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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T
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served in a family style. Wonderful pictures on the walls.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 3, 2020

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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ND
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Buca and it was just as good as the first!! Our waitress was very friendly and apologetic when our drinks were taking “too long”, even though we hadn’t even noticed until she said something! Fast service and excellent food. We’ll be back next special occasion with the whole family, Italian has always been the common denominator for us eating out, and family style seems to fit us best!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a blast with our famiglia! Come back to see us again soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was all good, got a little loud at one point but also the booths aren’t friendly if you’re a well endowed female, tight fit.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on December 30, 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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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DV
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Every Holiday our group of 12-15 dine here. For some reason, the service was slow. Wasn’t really busy, so that isn’t the reason. I had an email for $10 off my order, which I had received directly from the restaurant that, for some reason,they wouldn’t allow me to use. Not sure what exactly was wrong on this visit.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Have eaten at this restaurant before and was looking forward to our group of 8 family members having an enjoyable time together. Waitress was friendly and ample space to spread out at table. Ordered salads and then read menu. For dinner we placed an order for 2 appetizers and garlic bread as well as main food selections. Appetizers and garlic bread were never delivered. 2 pasta dishes came out and we waited another 5 to 10 minutes for the remaining entrees. Pizza was last to come out. Wrong pasta delivered and then taken away when correct one arrived. Felt sorry for the table who was now getting cold pasta. Restaurants mistake should not be served to other patrons. Food itself was very good but with all the serving and delivery mistakes I’d only do take out and definitely check the bag before leaving the premises. On the other hand if I’m getting someone else’s wrong pasta order I’d say no to take out too. Won’t go back.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on December 27, 2019

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team and will do our best to make this an isolated experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Had a 6:30 pm reservation on Christmas. Not seated until 7:20.

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