Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati

4.4
1116 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 396-7673
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alice Kline
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Catering
Buca di Beppo’s catering is perfect for all occasions, and can be delivered to your door or picked up from our restaurant. We specialize in catering for large and small groups, with convenient and value priced packages with something for everyone. You can choose from our set catering packages or you can customize any combination of pasta, entrees, salads or desserts. At your next business gathering, order delicious Italian food versus the usual boring sandwiches and salads. From birthdays, weddings, graduations and more, let Buca do the work by preparing your meal, while you enjoy good company. Your order includes everything you need- plates, napkins, utensils, bread, butter, and condiments are included. Please allow up to 3 hours for same day delivery. Call 844-EAT-BUCA to order today or learn more at bucadibeppo.com/catering.
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Cross street
Near Edwards Road, behind the Northwestern Mutual
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Parking details
Free parking in public lot. Additional free parking in garage off Edmondson Road.
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Public transit
Go Metro Bus Line stop at Rookwood Commons at Edwards.
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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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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Buca di Beppo is your home for celebrations. Treat your guests to a fun and festive atmosphere by hosting your event in one of our uniquely themed sections, while enjoying authentic Italian dishes served family-style. Our team will help you plan the perfect event tailored to your needs and budget.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Buca di Beppo is open on Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd. Book your table to enjoy a relaxing traditional Thanksgiving meal, or order from regular menu featuring our authentic Italian cuisine. Parties of all sizes are welcome!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 1116 People Are Saying
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EB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here with friends for a homecoming dinner, service was extremely accommodating and kind. Food was delicious and easy to share amongst the group.

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Our waiter was terrible we didnt have forks until the entree came. Ate appetizers with spoons. No balsamic in the oil for bread. The bread was cold. I'm a regular but this time sucked which was a huge surprise

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KE
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were very good, but the price for a small glass of wine was $11.00!! we weren't offered a drink menu and chose the house chardonnay, not realizing it was that expensive. it was maybe a 4 oz pour. Ridiculous!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

My husband and I went here on a whim and shared the Shrimp Florentine over pasta. It was so bland! The only flavor we could pick out was some mild garlic seasoning on the shrimp. Otherwise, it looked as if the pasta was served to us with a small drizzle of the pasta water it was cooked in and a sprinkle of shrimp and spinach. I like to think I’m not picky when it comes to my food and am generally happy about what I eat whenever I don’t have to cook it myself, but I couldn’t help but be upset at this dish. I could have bought a $.99 box of pasta and made a better dish than what was served to me for over $20. The only way we were able to eat it is by adding table salt (which I hate having to do) and some Parmesan cheese. Also, our service was very slow. We made reservations and were seated almost 20 minutes after our scheduled time. Our server was slow in coming to our table, and we just felt like our overall experience left much to be desired. Will probably not be back.

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MS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great. The service could have been a little quicker.

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OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great at accommodating kids with allergies.

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EK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Normally, Buca's has amazing service. The food was still good, our waitress was not very attentive to our needs.

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P
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow and the place was not crowded we had a three-year-old and one-year-old in our party in with the service being so it was quite a challenge to keep them entertained until the food came

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A
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good as expected. Our server was very attentive. My wife and I will be back soon.

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DA
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the bruschetta in a large martini glass wish we had that again

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Huge portions. Our kids loved the colossal brownie sundae!

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S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was great, as always. The waitress on the otherhand left lots to be desired.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food not up to past experiences - Alfredo definitely needs to be revamped.

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JC
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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a
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Can’t go wrong with whatever you choose.

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AH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We like Buca. However they took my favorite menu item, Penne Al Forno, off the menu. And $3.29 for a beverage is kind of ridiculous.

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EF
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I booked a party of 15 and was told we’d “probably have the room to ourselves” but had another large party seated next to us. It was very loud. However, the restaurant was very accommodating when I asked for my time to be moved up last minute. Also our waitress (Monique) was SUPERB!! The food was very good and several foodie guests commented about how delicious the Caesar salad was. The tour of the place to get to your table is weird and they should give you the option to opt out since I had one guest who doesn’t walk well and another who can’t hear. Also, you can’t really hear the hostess unless you’re next to her so most people in my group didn’t even understand why we took “the long way” to our table.

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AB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were not happy with our recent experience at Buca di Beppo. There weren't very many people there, but service and food quality were not good. Food seemed to have been left out for quite a while before it made it to our table.

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C
Cincinnati
151 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Diamond, did a great job with our large group of 10. All the food arrived as requested, everything was well prepared, and the whole family really enjoyed our dinner together.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We walked in at 5:05 with no reservation and were told there was a two hour wait for a party of three. There was literally one party of four waiting. The restaurant was at most half full. So I logged in and made a reservation for 5:15. When I told the hostess we now had a reservation for 5:15, she made a sour face and walked to the back to talk to a manager (I assume). She finally came back and told us that since we had just made the reservation we would still have to wait at least an hour. So I said fine and we sat down. People with reservations at 5:30 and 6:00 were seated over the next 15-20 minutes. At about 5:35 we were told it would be at least 6:15 for a table. We were hilariously seated about 3 minutes later at 5:38 when what I think is a manager came out and asked the hostess why there were parties with reservations waiting. They whispered back and forth about us for a minute and then smiled and seated us. Service was slow even after we were seated (it was over 30 minutes to get a garlic bread appetizer) and as we left at 7:00 the restaurant was still practically empty (maybe half full) but there were probably 30 people crammed into the small waiting area waiting to be seated. It was pretty clear they were telling people there was a two hour wait to make them look busier than they were or to encourage people to not wait. Maybe they were trying to make sure tables were clear for the mess of 7:00 reservations they were forcing to wait, but we would have been out by 6:30 if they had just seated us when we initially walked in or honored the 5:15 reservation they were still accepting. Probably the last time I eat at a Buca di Beppo, especially now that the superior Florence location appears to be closed.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Over priced for what you get.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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j
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall experience was great! Took awhile to get our food, the Manager was very helpful and took money off our bill! Great food very large portions.

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OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time to spend with family for Mothers Day. So glad we made the reservations. Thanks for great food and good service.

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A
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

What would have otherwise been a nice Mother's Day lunch with family was ruined within seconds of entering the restaurant due to an incredibly rude hostess. Upon checking in, the hostess very rudely proclaimed "Just so that you know, we have another reservation that will be checking in for your table at 2:30, so keep that in mind as you are eating." I was flabbergasted at this comment. It is not like we showed up late for our reservation (we were actually 5 minutes early), and there was no reason for the very rude hostess to start off our meal by setting the tone that our business was not valued, our time should not be enjoyed, and we should be more worried about eating quickly than enjoying the Mother's Day meal we had reserved. Unfortunately because our lunch started in this tone, we had a hard time enjoying our experience at the restaurant.

I hope the restaurant considers that any employee who is rude to customers should never be placed in a customer service-oriented position. Further, if the restaurant books diners so close together that they cannot accommodate normal sitting times, that burden should not be placed on diners who are spending their money at their establishments. We will find an alternate location to host family gatherings in the future, a place where our patronage is appreciated.

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GW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 17 and with the advanced reservation we were seated right away and treated great! The food was great and the atmosphere makes for a great place for a group!

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S
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Not enought help too 90 min to get simple pizza and salad.
Waitress too busy to answer questions.
Just made excuses about having a new manager.
Wont go back

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PJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We ordered the shrimp scampi and it was extremely bland. It was cooked in a butter sauce that should’ve had a lot more garlic and other seasoning.

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LI
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Management and our server very attentive.

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AR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and our server Neil was wonderful. Good was excellent!

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TL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Busy night. They were 15 mins past reservation time in seating us. Wait service was ok but time to get food was really long. Main course arrive about 1:15 after seating. Fortunately the food came out hot and was fairly tasty. Manager ended up comping our bottle of wine for the wait. Entire restaurant is getting a little dated. Decor is really old and the seats in our booth were well worn so we were sitting in a hole. Pretty average experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Was slightly disappointed that we arrived 10 mins early but weren’t seated for 20 mins- after others who had arrived after us.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although they were extremely understaffed, our server was attentive and they took the garlic bread we ordered off the check due to the delay on our food. Food was delicious. Even with the delay we were still out the door in a reasonable amount of time. Price was great for the amount of food we ordered. I'd return. 😊👍🏻

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. The food was amazing. They sat us at the specialty table in the kitchen!!

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C
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hadn't been to Buca for a while so wanted to try again. Still nice atmosphere and service was friendly. Not a busy night so kitchen had time to focus on each order, however, our chicken dish was a little overdone. We mentioned to server who said she would pass along to kitchen. We appreciated that our chicken was hand pounded, but prefer our chicken less done. Our salad was very good. Nextt time, we'll try a pasta dish.

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AT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our daughter's 18th birthday. They were very accommodating with a special table for her and her friends while my husband and I had a nice table to ourselves elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome! It was my husband’s birthday and they did everything to make it special! We had the kitchen table and it was a blast! Aaron was a rock star server. THANKS!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Rachel was fantastic!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Beer was flat. Apps were cold. Calamari like rubber. Fried cheese was hard and cold. Main courses were fine. Service was good. If I am
Spending over $300 for a family dinner I want everything to be good!

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and food.

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