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Buca di Beppo - Columbus

4.2
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1692 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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  • CELEBRATE WORLD PASTA MONTH!

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020
    Enjoy 3 new pasta dishes for World Pasta Month – Only for a Limited Time! Twirl your fork in celebration of authentic flavors in 3 new pasta dishes, available during World Pasta Month thru October 31st – Shrimp Farfalle // Sausage Rigatoni Rustica // Wild Mushroom & Pancetta Tortellini. Valid for Dine In or To Go. Ends 10/31/2020.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1692 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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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
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and our server was very attentive!

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JulieH
Cleveland
1 review
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.

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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.

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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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day and to be honest I’ve always had great service at Buca but did not have the best waiter experience on this date. There were 4 in our party and the salads were brought out 10 minutes different. It took time to flag him down to get refills to n our drinks. We had to ask for boxes, even though we had a lot of food left over. We were never offered bread at the start and never received any.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 17, 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was ok, certainly not anything to write home about. Servers were complaining about tips in a conversation they were having shouting over out table. I’m good with Buca for a while.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 10, 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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RoseV
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was quick and helpful. Atmosphere is always accommodating and comfortable. Food is always consistent, fresh and delicious.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 11, 2020

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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KT22
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Buca is a go to before going to a jackets game for us. Serving sizes are big so be prepared!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 10, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We, party of 3, went to Buca before Disney on Ice at 3pm. Reservation was for 12:30 & we didn’t arrive until 12:40pm & they were very accommodating.
Things started out great but quickly went downhill. It took 10 mins to receive our drinks so we couldn’t order until then. Super fun when your 4 year old is begging for her drink. We ordered salad, eggplant parm & noodles, cheesy breadsticks with marinara. Got the salad just fine then the eggplant arrived. We never received dinner plates & had to eat on salad plates-no biggie but annoying when you’re still eating the salad & need to cool down a piece of eggplant for a young child. Never received the cheesy breadsticks & marinara despite letting the server know. She said several times she would bring house bread but she never did until we asked several times. Someone else finally brought the house bread but no marinara. Then finally the cheesy breadsticks & still no marinara. Server told us she would take off the bill which she did. Asked for boxes & had to wait another 10-15 mins. Received 2 small containers for salad, eggplant parm, breadsticks & noodles. Waited another 5 mins for more boxes & bread bag. Never received an actual bread bag but just a few plastic bags.
Server was NOT attentive at all. She was obviously preoccupied with other tables or people & she could have cared less about us. We were obviously there b/c of Disney on Ice as my child was dressed up & I stupidly asssumed she would have known we were on a time crunch but things took forever.
I normally receive great service here but this was just horrible. We’re just as important as large parties & always tip well. This was the first time in a long time I genuinely felt 20% was way too much.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 12, 2020

We are sorry to hear this! 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tara was an awesome server. Food runners did a great job. She was all over it.
We like the old version of the bruschetta however. The crackers really aren’t that great.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on January 20, 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
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in with a party of 8 to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. The food was delicious and plentiful and our server, Shawn was excellent. Not only was he attentive and knowledgeable, he was fun! The only critique I would give is on the sangria. We order a pitcher of the white peach. It was delicious but packed full of ice and didn’t even fill three full glasses. Highly recommend Buca!

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Responded on January 20, 2020

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
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great and we will be back.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on January 7, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I enjoyed my experience sitting at the booth in the kitchen! It was very interesting. Server didn’t seem to care about some things but was still cool though!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 4, 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
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service.

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Manicotti was so plain and basic as well as cheesy garlic bread. Less isn’t always more with ingredients

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on January 2, 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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TrumpFood8Years
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The team of waiters and primary server were outstanding. Because the restaurant was very busy on New Years Eve and a Blue Jacket hockey game adjacent, lots of activity and noise from hustle bustle of many folks trying to get in and out. We had a large party of 15 to manage, including 7 children under the age of 10. Occasionally servers passing by seemed to be perturbed at our energy and picture taking etc. but our server played along, kept us fed and engaged. We love the comfortable dining room setting and definitely will return to try more dishes. The portions are large so we did family style sharing. Drinks and wines were affordable.

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Responded on February 9, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kirstan was exceptional!! Thanks for the wonderful dining experience!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share such complimentary feedback about Kirstan. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Blue jackets game with parents! Took then as a Christmas gift!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on January 2, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there! Wonderful family experience!

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LeslieW
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went with big group for dinner. Love the atmosphere at Buca-very festive for holidays. Our server was excellent-got appetizers and calamari was just ok. Salad awesome-we had 2 vegans in our group and they adjusted nicely. Meals were delicious served family style. Only complaint was marinara sauce made entrees all taste alike, but we all had a great time.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on December 30, 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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vipPhilS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Very slow. Our server “Sean” was very attentive, but the kitchen and service speed overall was really bad. Based on tonight, probably won’t come back. Some staffers at the arena next door agreed that “they are always slow”. Too bad. Could have been so much better.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on December 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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vipMelanieC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went on Christmas night and were thankful to have a seat because everywhere was packed. The food was average, but service was absolutely terrible. I will not be returning, Christmas or any other night.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on December 27, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our food did not come quickly. Someone who ordered after the entire tables order was put in got their food first our appetizer came after the food and one person didn’t get their food until after everyone was finished eating

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on December 28, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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Responded on December 26, 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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BLee
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner. Fun and festive

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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vipGregS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on January 2, 2020

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

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DerekM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Buca overall, but not if you are trying to reserve any of the special tables. For the second year in a row, after making the earliest reservation possible for "the Grotto" and confirming it through the year... the table was not reserved for us. Instead we waited for an hour and that was just dumb luck. It could have taken more time and completely ruined our evening.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on December 26, 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Wonderful place.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything was great except they seated an 8 person group at a 6 person table when there was plenty of big tables surrounding. It was very uncomfortable.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on December 22, 2019

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
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations for 4 co-workers

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on December 20, 2019

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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Buca di Beppo - Columbus is rated 4.2 stars by 1692 OpenTable diners.

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