Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati

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If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Cincinnati, OH then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Located in Rookwood Commons surrounded by a ton of great shops and attractions, your Cincinnati, OH Buca di Beppo is the place to go for great food and stellar service. Situated just off Interstate 71, on Arbor Place, we’re where everyone goes when they want authentic Italian favorites. Known for our family style portions, you’ll know that no matter the size of your appetite, you won’t be going home hungry! Even though we serve hundreds of delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas every day for lunch and dinner, everyone in Cincinnati keeps coming back for more. Our semi-private dining rooms are perfect for celebrations and we offer amazing catering options for every occasion. Come in to Buca for a meal today and see why we’re the best Italian restaurant in Norwood. Make your dining and catering reservations today! No one knows authentic Italian food better than us! We want all of our guests to feel like family, so we feed them like family!
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ProfessorD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and dinner... Great menu choices. Will return

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JohnR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. This place never disappoints.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on May 26, 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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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family style portions great for groups but not so much for singles

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on March 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was very mediocre, cold, under seasoned, unremarkable.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on March 3, 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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eela
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

A menu that looks like frozen food took over 30 minutes. The food here is terrible and is not suitable for small people as it requires ordering at least 3 servings per menu. Two adults went and ordered pasta and lasagna, but the quantity was very large, tasteless and expensive. It is our mistake to decide to have dinner here. Please go there for a meal of at least 4 people. And keep in mind that the menu will take a long time. The worst restaurant experience in Cincy.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on March 3, 2020

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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vipsquirebrandy
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was excellent but there was a table of very inconsiderate people who didn't care how loud they were.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on March 2, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, service was a little slow.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on March 2, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The food is way too expensive. A small bowl of spaghetti and sauce is $23 feeds 2/3 the chicken parm came out warm not hot and the $23 bowl of noodles came out 5 min later.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on March 2, 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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williamm
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food was okay. I’ve had better on previous occasions

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on March 2, 2020

We regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! One of my favorite places to celebrate!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on February 25, 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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vipPEG56
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was terrific. Service as well. It did take me a minute to realize that the small feeds three and large five people. Otherwise, the only thing to say is that I would be back.

I did have the lasagna. others had the pappardelle sugo, and spicy chicken rigatoni. Plenty of food to share, a small feast! Can't say enough about the quality, very good.

Definitely will be going back

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for visiting Buca di Beppo! We're glad to hear you enjoyed you meal and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
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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MaureenO
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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WillNotBeBack
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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Royalty513
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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DemisH
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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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vipOpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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sweetguys
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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OpenTable Diner
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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vipacturtle
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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vipEmilyV
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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vipchuck
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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vipBVHunt
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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vipOpenTable Diner
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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EdwardB
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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vipwandc
Cincinnati
26 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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McKin
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...

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OpenTable Diner
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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RichS
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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OpenTable Diner
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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RobinH
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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vipSusanFromCincy
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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Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 396-7673.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati is rated 4.3 stars by 1307 OpenTable diners.

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