Buca di Beppo - Columbus

4.1
1588 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 1588 people are saying
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Lovetoeat
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing. The service was okay but could have done better. When I made my reservations, I asked for a table and not a booth. When we arrived, the took us right to a booth. When the rest of our party came in a few minutes later, the staff took them to the booth table not the table we relocated to. There seemed to be a huge disconnect in communication with staff. No real apology what so ever.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Ordered large portion of Chicken Alfredo for family of four and might as well just ordered noodles. Very little cream sauce or chicken. Other than the food all other services met expectation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience d all around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

After being seated, they took our drink order but didn't bring them until 32 mins later, that was the start of our bad evening.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 18, 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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LisaD
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was good and knowledgeable about the menu.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 18, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Stopped in before a hockey game with friends. Pizza sauce was tinny, salad was overdressed but had no flavor, there was negligible sauce on the baked ziti. Would not go back anytime soon.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 21, 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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MarkM
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This isn't fine Italian dining but it isn't supposed to be. It is, however, pretty darn good Italian food. It is a pretty casual environment, somewhat loud, but warm and inviting, just like my Italian grandma's house.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 18, 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

In the age of covid, it is weird that they don't have or offer straws.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 7, 2021

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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JordanR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with my wife. Food service and atmosphere was all good

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 7, 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

the waiter was absolutely amazing

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 7, 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We really appreciated the friendly service done by Amanda who waited on us.She apologized for my pasta entree missing chicken ,and she made sure all was taken care of .The dessert was a giant and very yummy .My husband liked his stuffed shells .

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on November 7, 2021

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

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AndrewB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Insufficient wait staff cold and late food honestly enter service at McDonald’s

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 29, 2021

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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vipchristinek
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. So was the food! There were 14 of us at the Pope’s table and it was a great/fun experience. Thank you !

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 24, 2021

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

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vipSuzanneT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great to go here before an event at Nationwide arena. Good service, too much food, a good time!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on October 24, 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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vipBidman157
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I’m just going to say that this was worse experience I’ve had here .. been many times and it was a lot busier in past and had zero issues .. This time it was kind a sh$t show .. bar or bartenders took 40 minutes to get us our drinks .. our entree was served literally moments after we got first round of drinks.. they were out of pretty much everything from Miller lite beer to ranch dressing .. I understand it was a event week end with a concert going on.. actually that’s why we were there.. server seemed inexperienced. Not bad just not with it..
management did offer free appetizers or dessert for our troubles.. we finally had to talk to them to get some answers and attention that our meal needed .. again I’ve been many times but I’ll consider other places first next time..

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 20, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 6. Food was great. Plenty. Waitress even felt we were ordering too much. We wanted leftovers.
Very attentive staff and management. And they were busy which was great to see. We would go back.
Cheers to Dot our waitress!!

Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Responded on September 20, 2021

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

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BethG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
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 on September 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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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 on September 12, 2021

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
Chicago
2 reviews
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
6 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
29 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
3 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
8 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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vipAmandaR
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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Buca di Beppo - Columbus is rated 4.1 stars by 1588 OpenTable diners.

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