Buca di Beppo - Columbus

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Craving authentic Italian food in Columbus, OH? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Columbus, 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.

In the Arena District, attending events at the Nationwide Arena, Greater Columbus Convention Center or discovering the Columbus Museum of Art, 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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BV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good overall. For being somewhat slow, server was not as attentive as I would have thought. The only bad thing was the coffee, cold and bitter. All the other food was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Even with taking home some leftovers, the prices were a bit high for just two people to eat pasta and salad.

BD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. This was my son’s 27th birthday and we had a party here for his 18th. Service was even better this time. Thank you!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded 2 days ago

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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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We had a birthday party for my sisters and the staff was excellent and zany Happy Birthday to them.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded 2 days ago

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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H
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent stop before a CBJ game. Service was quick and we had no trouble making it to the game.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 14, 2019

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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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was for a group of 13 kids for homecoming. Multiple dinners were wrong and one young lady NEVER received her order and the others shared their food with her. I’m shocked because I’ve never had issues.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 6, 2019

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special 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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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good. Service was okay! Not great for two people because they only serve family style.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 6, 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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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

beey nice, typical italian family restaurant
very good service, interesting ambiente
dogybag needed for sure 😊

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 1, 2019

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

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great place to take family and friends!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 1, 2019

Amy, 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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m
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We did not like the garlic bread. It tasted old and moldy.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 24, 2019

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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B
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a great time! Birthday party for our daughter with 15 ppl at the Pope’s table. Great space for a group of 10-15. Private and fun! Food was good - tremendous portions and we definitely over ordered. Our server was great- clearly used to making memorable experiences!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 23, 2019

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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RA
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The chicken in the spicy rigatoni was very tough and rubbery tasted like frozen and microwaved chicken

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 23, 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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Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible
Server was rude and seemed to hate his job
He actually slammed my beer on the table and spilled it and walked away. Should think about getting into a new industry.
Food was delicious, hostess very sweet.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 16, 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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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We left becauSe we sat for 30 min no service!!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 13, 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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M
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Dads weekend at OSU, two dishes were off somehow.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 9, 2019

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

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JO
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server got us in and out very quickly so we didn’t miss the concert. She was friendly and very efficient. It was a perfect place for us to meet before they concert.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you, Jen! 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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ML
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 2

While our servers were on top of it with our 20+ people group, the food was so-so and the room was hot (they advised the A/C was acting up).

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 27, 2019

Mel, 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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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were attending the Joyce Meyer conference! We verily got in to eat but we did because they of the open table app. We were surprised at the number of open seats. They just didn’t have enough servers to handle the crowd outside. It was sad that the restaurant hadn’t prepared for the amount of people they could have served. The restaurant really lost money on that lunch hour on a Saturday! But the food was great and our server was awesome.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 27, 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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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was literally perfect. The only issue we had as a group is they wouldn’t split items on different checks. Kind of inconvenienced the group. Other than that, the food and service were great ♥️

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

We went before a concert at Nationwide. We were in the back and it was super hot and super loud. Line at the bathroom and one stall was out of service. The service was slow, but they were packed. Food was excellent! A little pricey though. I’d go back on a less busy night.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 16, 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 this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended Bucca before a concert and had a great dinner and wonderful service. Mimi was our server and she took very good care us! The Middle Sister Moscato wine was delicious. The cheese filled tortellini was excellent and spicy sausage was yummy. Their garlic bread was the best!! My husband and I shared a small serving and could not finish it. Did not have room for dessert, but ALL of their desserts are very good!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We arrived at 9:50 and were told the restaurant was closed. They shouldn’t accept a reservation for 10 pm if they aren’t willing to honor it. We walked out of our way to get there. BOO

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello, Heidi. 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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d
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food - we had the prosciutto stuffed chicken - fabulous!
Great atmosphere - loved the decor!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 5, 2019

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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A
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would not recommend this restaurant. There is nothing authentic about this food in fact the food is even subpar for American Italian food. The decor is hideous at best. The wait staff was not very hospitable at all. All in all the experience was horrid but the music was good.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on July 30, 2019

We are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us, as it will only help us improve ourselves. Thank you for giving us the chance to make it right for future visits.

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KR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a large convention of women in town and they were crushing the restaurants in the area. (I know this because I was an attendee.) Our server (Allison) never showed any stress, was super sweet, checked on us frequently, and was just basically on her game! And the food & drinks were amazing as always! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on July 24, 2019

Krista, we look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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JM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I visit this location every year for over 20 years when I attend the industry trade show. I take customers out on business. This will be the last. I can tell I am not the only one thinking this way. Years back you could not get a reservation unless you booked well in advance. Now, not really that busy.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on July 17, 2019

John, we are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us, as it will only help us improve ourselves and target our subject areas. Thank you for giving us the chance to make it right for future visits.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor quality food and poor service.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on July 9, 2019

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us, as there is always room for improvement!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great spot to eat before red White boom. But food just average for price.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Buca is what it is- casual, bustling, lively and decent Italian. This time we were pretty disappointed all around- rushed, impatient service and less than mediocre food. Didn’t feel very clean either. Meatball was the highlight, chicken parmigiana and garlic cheese bread (that was “offered” in a very sneaky manner and cost a whopping $12) were terrible!

OT
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall it was ok. They need to go back to how they used to make their garlic bread. What they currently serve a garlic bread is actually quite pathetic. Meals were ok. Some pasta and chicken and then a shrimp and pasta dishes. Just very bland and the chicken they use is horrible in my opinion.
So sad to see food quality like it is because this used to be an awesome place to eat.

TT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant but a little difficult to locate. It’s in the arena district facing the arena. You have to go down stairs to get in. Family style dining and you would need to understand you share your dish in order to maintain a budget.
It’s able to accommodate large groups without calling to make reservation. Enjoyed the food.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good at handling groups! Went here with my rugby team. Everything went smoothly! Thank you!

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Apple Gorgonzola salad is life changing! I don’t know how they make their vinaigrette, but it’s the best thing I’ve ever eaten!

We tried the Penne San Remo, which advertised it came with peas, however ours only came with sun dried tomatoes and minimal artichokes, so slightly disappointing there.

Then, for my birthday I received a free brownie sundae, which was MAY more than 2 can eat! But SO delicious!

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group of 15 and the staff was friendly, our waiter was friendly and offered prompt service. All of our food choices were excellent as well!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bachelorette dinner and it was great!

OT
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall we had a great time celebrating my daughters 13th birthday. The only problem was that we ordered the Apple Gorgonzola salad but they were out of Gorgonzola cheese. Not sure how that can happen for one if your signature salads!!!!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Mother’s Day. The staff was nice and friendly. Food was served fast. Outside of a couple of forgotten dishes everything went smooth.

S
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Mother’s Day meal

JS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Seated quickly. Food camebout fast. The server was a bit scattered but wasn’t bad.

AC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

$250 for a table of 5. Food was great. Service could have been better. Server more concerned about his image than serving. Needed to remove sunglasses from his brow. Too dark in there for sunglasses.

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