Buca di Beppo - Columbus

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1658 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Columbus, OH then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Every day for lunch and dinner, your Columbus, OH Buca is serving up hundreds of mouthwatering Italian dishes.
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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 1658 people are saying
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BethG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The place was empty and now we know why. The food was terrible and service was bad. The restaurants in this chain are usually pretty good so we were very disappointed

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded 6 days ago

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
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was not good. Spaghetti and meatballs were so bad, we did not eat it. They did take it off the bill. Service was good. Carpet is worn completely thru to the backing.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded 6 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They weren’t very busy but the service was slow. Food was ok, we ordered way too much without much guidance from server.

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DougR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big restaurant with space for large groups and private sections, for those wanting to avoid crowds, with outdoor seating as well. Great food and great service at this location!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Doug! 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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vipMarkN
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service Thomas was a great server will be going back

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 1, 2021

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

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JosephF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 24, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice family style with huge portions to share, and a very interesting interior with plenty to explore on the walls. Our server was great!

That said, not sure I’ve ever had blander Italian in my life. There wasn’t a hint of devil in the fra Diavlo and the pasta reminded me of what I used to serve the kids when they were 2. So much potential wasted. Need to kick it up about 8 notches!!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 24, 2021

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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KevinG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The server we had seemed to forget about us. Other times when we had been to bucca, the servers were very attentive. This one was not

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here before graduation from Ohio State and we all had a lovely time! Our server was great and attentive. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We had a 9:30 reservation and were immediately turned away at the door because the kitchen was closing soon. We explained we had a reservation, so the hostess went to speak with a manager. She came back and said that they could seat us, but they’re closing at 10:00. Already feeling unwelcome and rushed, we sat down and ordered promptly, to try to get out quickly. Our server was great, but the initial encounter was such a turn off and we felt rushed to leave the entire time. I would suggest not accepting reservations after 9:00 if you’re closing at 10:00. When it was booked, they had open reservations all the way up to 10:00. It was just a really unpleasant experience overall.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 8, 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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ChloeH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome the food was great and I felt like I was in Italy!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 8, 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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Kenneth
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have enjoyed going to Buca since I was a kid. Yesterday, I went with my fiance for restaurant week and WOW! you can't beat the deal they are offering! Superb service,hot food, great drinks.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage! We appreciate you dining with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipKyleS
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing (as always) service, food and wine. Never have had a bad meal or experience at Buca.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on June 29, 2021

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

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nancyjolee
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as it used to be, don't think we'll go back.

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WilliamO
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Father’s Day dinner

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on June 22, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on June 22, 2021

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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Julie
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! The Anti-pasta salad was fantastic! Perfect place to celebrate Father’s Day!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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JohnG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was tasteless and not worth it, olive garden would have been better and cheaper.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on June 22, 2021

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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Michael
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok, staff was friendly and helpful.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 18, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Mother’s Day

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 12, 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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AmandaR
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We came for Mother’s Day dinner at 6:15 PM. We didn’t leave until 9:15 PM. The server told us they were behind, but couldn’t imagine it would be this long. The server brought us dirty plates and “couldn’t find the silverware,” so brought us the to-go plastic. They didn’t have milk or coffee. The “Quattro formaggio” plate had pork products on it (if you make stuffed shells with pork, please put that on the menu). We spent $150 dollars for the 5 of us to dine; had extras & then were told there were no to-go boxes, which was a lie. I will NEVER return to this place if business.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 12, 2021

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities to improve to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First off the servers did their best with what was clearly a bad hand. This was an absolute clown show.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 12, 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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AnnS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful . She took the time to make my Mother’s Day wonderful

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thanks Ann! We're always happy to hear our team is going above and beyond for our guests. We look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 4:45. We were not sat until 5:10. There was trash on the floor and the floor looked dirty. When the waiter arrived he stated that they had received a lot of to go orders and as a result the kitchen was backed. We waited an hour and 10 minutes to receive our food after ordering as did all the other tables around us. Some waited even longer. The staff didn’t even act like they cared that the wait was so long. We were never approached by a manager about the long wait nor offered any compensation for it. I felt as though the manager should have stopped the to go orders until they had a reasonable turn around time to get food out to the people in the dinning area. I understand that the food industry is understaffed and it has been causing problems. However this was not the case here. It was just poor management. We will not eat here again.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 12, 2021

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.  

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
76 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We always loved going to this restaurant but it is in dire need of “sprucing up”. The carpet is really worn, booths need replaced and it needs a deep cleaning. I feel they should have takes time during the lock down to make improvements. The food is still solid but we may have to pick a new spot for family celebrations.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 18, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We have shared your comments with the team and hope to serve you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Happy Mother’s Day?? We went to celebrate Mother’s Day and it couldn’t have gone worse. We ordered an appetizer before our entrees, it came out well after our entree and after we asked twice where it was. The food I ordered never came. We asked for it to be placed in a to go box since everyone else at the table finished eating and we were all ready to go at this point as we had been there for over an hour and a half. When my husband spoke to the manager all he did was offer excuse after excuse. To top it all off, when we got home and I opened my to go box to eat my food I hadn’t had the chance to eat while there, it wasn’t even what I ordered. 0/10 chance I will ever return.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 12, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your dining experience on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We'll be sure to share your review and feedback with our management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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MichaelW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant was out of many types of foods. They were short staffed. They are prioritizing "virtual kitchens" over dine-in. We were made aware of NONE of these issues and we made the reservation for Mothers Day and drove quite a ways to dine there. Very unsatisfying.

Additionally, we had 2 mistakes in what we were served. This may have been because the server did not write anything down.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 12, 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. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They seemed busier than they were used to so the kitchen got backed up quite a bit. It was our server's first day so she tried the best she could take care of things. Also had a bit of an issue with our reservation wait...but in the end everyone tried to fix all the issues.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipcyndiD
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day and birthday!!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your birthday and Mother's Day! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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JoanneC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Twenty minutes after we were seated they sat a group of 18 middle school aged students beside us. They received their meals before our party of four! It took over an hour for them to bring our two entrees! The salad was incorrect; they didn’t refill water glasses very often; and they never brought us the bread that came with the special we ordered. The waitress said the manager would take off the two entrees since the wait was so unacceptable. However salad, two sodas, two sangrias was $80 so he didn’t take anything off and we weren’t given an itemized receipt. Our reservation was at 4:45 and the waitress had told us they were out of straws; out of silverware and close to being out of napkins. That’s too early is a dinner rush to be so short supplied. It was a disappointment

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 12, 2021

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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MichelleR
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

As a family, we go to Buca at least once a year, however, this was the first time the entire experience was a disaster. First, we ordered a bottle of wine to split among 3 people. Although dinner was early and the restaurant was pretty empty, we were brought beer steins to drink our wine out of. After ordering our meals, we started on our salad. The waitress removed the salad bowl before it was empty, without asking, and offered no apology. She stated “meals were coming out so she figured we were done.” Extremely rude considering the salad isn’t all you can eat. Then, after our meals were delivered we asked for a second order of garlic bread. The waitress never brought it out or checked on us so we had to ask a different person for help. The waitress was the one who brought it out, and again offered no apology and stated, “oops. I forgot.” If this is how Buca operates post pandemic, my entire family and I will never be back. It was horrendous!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on June 4, 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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CathyG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being able to make the reservation online was great. We didn't have to wait; in fact, we got there early and that wasn't a problem. The food was delicious and our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. We had a great time!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 5, 2021

Our goal is to provide a great customer experience so we're always happy to hear that's being reflected. We look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service !! Quick meal before the hockey game!!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you for that glowing review. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food & service to our guests and we're happy to see that reflected in your experience with us. We'll see you again soon.

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Dman
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of great food and service

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on April 26, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coco was great. Food was good

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on April 14, 2021

We're glad to hear Coco provided such great service. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We weren’t spoken to or looked at for more than 20 minutes. The only good thing about that place was Coco, the new server we were given.
Food was disgusting.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on April 14, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your dining experience on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We'll be sure to share your review and feedback with our local management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience1

The food was poorly prepared, undersalted and bland. The pasta was very mushy. In an Italian restaurant this is inexcusable. The waitstaff kept hovering over the table and brought the check while I was still eating. Not great. It’s ok for a gimmicky restaurant with huge portions near the hockey arena and not too far from the university, but don’t bother eating there if you like actual Italian-American food. You may as well go to the Olive Garden. Better bang for your buck.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on April 14, 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food server was attentive. Great experience!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you. We are happy you had such a memorable time with us! We look forward to serving up another great experience.

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EricW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We were seated in the bar by everyone walking in and out and some people weren’t wearing masks. That made us uncomfortable. The lasagna and chicken parm were very dry like it was reheated. Our server was terrible and we had to tell him three times what we ordered and some of food was not brought to our table until we told him or a manager. We waited 15 minutes for the brownie dessert and we didn’t get it until we told a manager we we waiting for it. I think the server completely forgot to put our order in. We sat there waiting on the bill and could have left because he forgot about us multiple times. Just a terrible experience for what we paid.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on March 30, 2021

We apologize your experience was not up to par and 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The experience was great no issues excecpt for the people they sat us near. They were very loud and very raunchy talking and saying things that should be done in the home not in public, which is putting it lightly.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We hope to serve you again.

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Buca di Beppo - Columbus is rated 4 stars by 1658 OpenTable diners.

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