Buca di Beppo - Columbus

4.1
1718 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. Whether you’ve worked up an appetite at a nearby Ohio State Buckeyes game or the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, your hunger is no match for our generous family style portions. We can feed the biggest appetites and our and our attentive staff makes each of our guests feel like family. Maybe you’re looking to have a giant birthday party in one of our semi-private dining rooms, a festive family get together, or a romantic dinner for two? Buca can make any event even more memorable. Make a reservation for your next special occasion, or if you can’t make it to us, we’ll bring our delicious Italian creations to you! You can make your own customized catering menu or we’ve created a few popular catering packages that make choosing your selections even easier. When you are craving authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas in Columbus, look no further than everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo! Call us now to make your catering or dining reservations, but don’t wait for a certain special event to feast on all of your Italian favorites, join us at our North Front Street location today!
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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 1718 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
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4.1
ambience
3.9
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CathyG
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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vipDman
Cincinnati
15 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
5 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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vipEricW
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
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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vipJRob
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was terrible. My daughter and i have been there several times before...She had to keep spitting bites of her chicken in her napkin. It was chewy and had gristle. Really gross. Not quality meat at all.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on March 19, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful, very accommodating and patient. Food was amazing!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on March 10, 2021

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

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vipJeffreyS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every thing was so good

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on March 1, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day and it was a very nice meal and great service

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on March 1, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The staff were extremely unprofessional and the food was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was very bad. Service was worse. They double charged my card as well. Do not go.

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Wmaker
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

With covid the restraunt does not seem to have the same energy or charm as it does when its full. The bar is closed and the wait staff do not seem as motivated. The food was par and I can go awhile before going back.

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Rs5555555555555555555555
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and our waiter was amazing! If you ever go ask for Travis. Super nice and goes out of his way to make sure you have a great experience. Food as always is a 10/10!

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Tinkcandance
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought 3 friends who were first timers and they were completely overwhelmed but Ashleigh our server was amazing! Super friendly and patient with all the questions and the food was spot on perfect!

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vipTheJDS
Columbus
95 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always fun! Food is consistently great. I felt bad for our server who was stretched between way too many tables. It was not her fault that our service was slow. She was not set up for success and did the absolute best that she could!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We didn't get our table until a half hour after our reservation then our server was very inattentive to our table. We ordered two entrees, the second came out at least 10 minutes after the first. I understand that New Year's Eve is a busy night, but they clearly didn't have enough staff, whether that was because people called off or they simply overbooked I do not know.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It was over crowded in lobby, they were 45 minutes behind on reservations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Waiter Timothy was amazing on Friday night. Managers and front of the house was chaos. Our waiter made up the night to

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NikkiK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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CourtneyP
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We went to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and was unfortunately disappointed. The food was okay, but not outstanding by any means. The light fixture above the table was dusty, the silverware was dirty and there was trash around the booth we sat in. The server was upbeat but did not know the menu well & seemed to talk my children out of what they wanted. She brought us bread that was not toasted, the jack & coke my husband ordered was very flat and for the price, I can go 100 better places in the area. My daughter was also very bummed they didn’t bring her out a special treat or sing Happy Birthday or anything like that for her special day. We will not be back.

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vipJoshH
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

There were 8 of us and none of us were impressed at all. Feeling like it is going downhill and can’t keep up with all the new places coming out. Chicken parm tasted like it was frozen then deep fried. Had a weird taste to it. The Spaghetti tasted reheated or sat around. Nothing tasted fresh. It will be awhile before we go back.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 27, 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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TracyP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good.
The brownie dessert was excellent!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 19, 2020

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience1

Located in a scary basement and in dire need of a remodel, the carpet is filthy. Fettuccine Alfredo was delicious but the bread is very boring. Salad was extremely wilted and mushy. It felt like Shutter Island, I wondered if we’d be permitted to leave. I don’t recommend this location. I was disappointed and even a little scared. Not kidding.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 28, 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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tsporled
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 20 mins for service. Nobody came out to help us on the patio after claiming they would be right out. Then the manager came out to get drink orders but was rude like we did something wrong. Do not recommend this establishment at all.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 16, 2020

We are sorry to hear you had such an unsatisfactory experience and thank you for reaching out. We are sharing your comments with senior management for improvement.

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RussellK
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waiter was the bar tender which did not seem happy to be at work.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 10, 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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SherryR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overly priced, good food amount but no noodles can be added to entrees

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 3, 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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Jason
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I enjoy the atmosphere and the food is good. It's a little expensive for what you get, so I think price is an area they need to work on. Overall though, I generally enjoy Bucca and the staff was great.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your feedback. We hope you come back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was slow for a Sunday afternoon and our food was out so quickly it felt like they knew somehow what we were going to order ahead of time. Our server was really good also.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on August 12, 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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MadeleineR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and our server was very attentive!

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JulieH
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was what you would expect from a chain restaurant. I was a little underwhelmed by the entrees.....bland and lacking in flavor. I also felt the food was way overpriced ($8 for a meatball - seriously????)

The service was quick though and our waitress was friendly and attentive.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on March 3, 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
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server and food.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 24, 2020

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

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vipConnieD
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Second visit in a row the courses were served out of order (main before starter). Led to cold entree. Waitress forgot waters. Food always tasty.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 24, 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
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, family friendly.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on March 11, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group came here for a bachelorette weekend dinner and it was fantastic! Delicious food, good service, and the price was good considering how much food you actually get.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 17, 2020

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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twoh1
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We showed up 15 minutes before our reservation, but that sat folks who showed up after us with the same reservation time before seating us. A waitress took a plate off of our table and gave it to the neighboring table to us. Table behind us ordered after we did but got their food and finished before we got our food, with the waitress saying she would check on it only once, and rarely came around. The manager tried to make it better by offering us free desserts. The waitress came back at the end and immediately said it wasn't her fault and blamed the kitchen and manager, which I thought was unprofessional. Other tables were ignored for extended times. The only good part about the visit was the food.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 17, 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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vipKenU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dottie is super. This was our first visit, but certainly coming back and request Dottie.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 17, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend out for a late Valentine’s Day dinner and we had a wonderful night. The food was perfect and our server was very attentive! Absolutely great night!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 17, 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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Buca di Beppo - Columbus is rated 4.1 stars by 1718 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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