Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati

4.4
1318 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1318 people are saying
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Steve
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were wonderful; very personable and nice to interact with.

The food was tasty. (The cannelloni was slightly overcooked, though.)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We hadn’t been to Buca in years. The ambiance was excellent. The service was sub par. We had to ask for refills quite a few times. I feel like the spaghetti was over priced. Overall the food was good and we had fun .

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MargaretC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinner before show

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vipBettyIvano
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Snowella was our waitress and she was very kind and attentive. The food was delicious. Some things have changed since Covid but we understand.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Everything was wonderful, but the service was lacking. Our server rarely returned to the table and when they did it seemed like it was in a rush. A person in our party asked for Splenda three times and eventually ended up going to the bar to get it because our server never brought it. We always have great experiences overall because we do spend a lot of our family dinners at Buca’s, but service was really lacking this time around.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal with a nice ambiance. The salad was a little wilted so I didn’t enjoy that but everything else was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed the meal as always. They were experiencing some issues with tickets printing which I think caused our waiter some anxiety. I honestly wasn’t bothered about a little extra time for the entree. I gave a little time for the salad to digest. Overall good experience.

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DanS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely need to reserve ahead on weekends. Prime hours may not allow walk-ins. Told them ahead of time of wife's birthday, but they didn't show any excitement. Probably due to lack of personnel.

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DebiN
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Lousy service. Felt bad for our server who was injured and frustrated with staff. If you don’t have staff then don’t pack place. I doubt we ever go back.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on October 31, 2021

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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vipMichaelA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tabatha was amazing! She was busy and still gave great service and was super attentive.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on October 31, 2021

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipshoneC
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaaamazing! Food -large portions served family style. Taste actually was very authentic. We had lasagna, garlic cheese bread. Everything was excellent. From service to dining, will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Restaurant was nice and not busy at all. Food was ok but very pricey. Server was nice. Probably won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! :)

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on October 7, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and portions

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on October 7, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

For my Birthday, we went to Buca di Beppo. I made a reservation for nine people. We all showed up prior to the reservation time and politely waited to be seated. While service was slow, I was just happy to be out of my house and with my family. It took longer than usual to get drinks and food. I assumed it was because it was a Saturday night and there was a homecoming for one of the high schools around the area. Either way, we ordered multiple bottles of wine, beers, meals, appetizers (which we did not actually get), desserts, etc. I do not need to get into how much we spent and the amount of business we gave them. The service was slow, but I never complain about service because 1) I've been in the hospitality industry and 2) I work in a hospital as an ICU nurse and it's a complete dumpster fire when it comes to nurse to patient ratios. We were all very kind and patient to the staff serving us. They were very kind to us.

After two hours and hundreds of dollars later, and a tip well above 20% (despite slow yet friendly service). I assume it was the manager, of whom told us that "we have to leave now because our time is up and because a wedding party has been booked 20 minutes ago in our seats, and they are currently waiting outside for us to leave." We were not done with our drinks. Actually, we had ordered more.
However, we did not get them because apparently, our time was up. I drove an hour to eat at this restaurant for a celebration. After two hours, hundreds of dollars, we get kicked out. In realty, we probably would have left sooner had it not taken so long to actually get our food and drinks. It is not our fault that they overbooked their restaurant. Out of everyone in the section, we were the only people that they had approached.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on October 4, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – particularly on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. If you would be willing to further discuss your experience with our senior management, please contact us at bucadibeppo.co m/contact to provide your name, phone number and include the details of your experience. Upon receipt of your information, a member of our team will reach out to you directly.

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vipRENEEL
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lemon chicken was excellent!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipghostiesinky
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were going to this restaurant for our sixteenth Wedding anniversary and we enjoyed eating there. The food was amazing, as was the service. If anybody goes there, ask for the server Gabi — she’s amazing. We ordered the Apple gorgonzola salad and the shrimp fra Diablo, which were both quite tasty.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 12, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ordered the spicy chicken rigatoni. Waiter acknowledged it and even repeated it back. Then when it came out it was the baked rigatoni. I mentioned it was the wrong dish. The waiter was pretty rude-he proceeded to say I ordered the baked rigatoni. I was hosting an interviewee so I chose not to argue with him but quietly mentioned I didn’t order the baked rigatoni and he proceeded to continue to say I did. Needless to say we paid for it and a $200 bill later for only a few items we liked. We also got charged for extra marinara for our spaghetti 🙃 food okay. Service not good at all.

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DinaL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Servers were great and very friendly.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Rmking123
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. The more people you have in your group the better value it is. We had three so it was a little pricey. But always a great experience.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipSeanM
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Always a dependable chain to visit if you want leftovers.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 5, 2021

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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JulianneB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at Buca and we weren’t aware the food is all served family style. There isn’t anything on the menu in a one person serving size - everything serves 3-5 people (depending on size). It’s hard for a family of four to order the amount of food everyone can eat. We ended up having too much leftover food. It was all very good food !

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 1, 2021

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
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Super good food and a great atmosphere I would recommend anyone that loves Italian.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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RobertW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, portions are huge, and our server was great.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on September 1, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great time! Staffing was a little short due to Covid but, they did the best they could to accommodate our needs!! Food was very good & portions were plentiful!! The Desserts were absolutely D’lish *

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank 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. We hope you come back again.

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amber
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful waiter! Great food!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on August 1, 2021

We pride ourselves in providing great food and service and are always glad to hear that's being reflected by our team. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipMarkI
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were a group of 8. First table we were taken to was dirty, but instead of simply cleaning it, they tucked us in between two other large groups which made things louder than necessary on a slow night. There were 4 groups of 7 or more, and the same server was waiting on all of us, which slowed service down considerably. Food was mediocre, and overpriced for what you get. I am in no hurry to return, and will be surprised if they remain open under these standards.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 16, 2021

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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vipjillk
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious yum

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 11, 2021

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

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vipGree8foodie
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were disappointed that our service was poor
Our server must have received a large party in another room.
Our bar drinks took forever- I asked for additional lime for my beer ...I received it so much later , my beer was gone. I ordered another bar drink and that came well into our meal-we then asked for Togo boxes & We had to ask for water-because we never received that at all.
We didn’t receive any service , but due to the pandemic- I still gave her 15% tip (the lowest I have done in years) but it was not worth the 15%. We will not be back. Very disappointing.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 11, 2021

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
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very poor managed. Ended up walking out of the restaurant out of frustration.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 1, 2021

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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PaulF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food portions, and quality! We loved the atmosphere, as well! Highly recommend going here for family, groups or couples night out!!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 1, 2021

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

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vipLBKeater
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Reservation at 7:45, seated about 8:30. Kitchen lost our order, we were there forever.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 3, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Made a reservation, showed up on time. It started out okay , order apps (one we never received) then our server disappeared for thirty minutes and had yet to take our order.

We eventually placed our order and then thirty more mins went by, still no food. Eventually asked for a manager. Manager said they lost our ticket, I explained the situation. She said you understand we are short staffed in a rude manner. I said I didn’t expect to go out to dinner and not get to eat dinner especially with multiple kids under the age of five. She didn’t do anything to resolve the matter. We will not be returning.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to take the family or group of friends. The amount of food you get is astounding. I'll have left overs for days!

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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SharonB
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing celebration place for our daughters graduation.

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EllenR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We had reservations for 5:45, but were not seated until 6:05 . We were seated in the bar area (which we did not request), right by the bathrooms and next to the server's station which is apparently where servers would gather to discuss their ongoing issues and complain. After waiting for a table for 20 min WITH reservations, we did not feel like asking for a a different table and waiting even longer. The food was ok, but not worth the complete and total lack of ambiance.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on May 18, 2021

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.

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MMeyer
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Had a reservation for 5 people to celebrate a birthday. Waited 25 min to be seated. Once seated, was asked to get up from booth and wait for a bigger table as we pulled a chair as booth did not accommodate our party. Poor communication, poor representation of the brand. Will not return.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on May 18, 2021

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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JCD1
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrate Mom.

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thanks for celebrating mom with our famiglia! hope to see you again soon.

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CarrieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Mothers day

Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati
Responded on May 18, 2021

We appreciate you celebrating Mother's Day with us. Come back again soon.

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FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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