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About Buca di Beppo - Columbus

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

343 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Nationwide Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 621-3287

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

Catering:
Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.

Parking Details:
Self parking in nearby parking structures and flat lot (located across the street from Buca di Beppo).

Public Transit:
COTA Bus Service - Nationwide and Front Street stop.

Executive Chef:
Jon Ashworth

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

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Private Dining

From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.

Buca di Beppo - Columbus Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (16)
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Cozy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
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Romantic (3)
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Live Sports (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We love to come here before Columbus blue jacket hockey games. Food is served quickly and always tastes good! Servings are family style and very large-fun to get a few to share. Only problem is that the foyer is small so waiting g for a table gets cramped but there is a bar to the side as well. My favorite entree is th spaghetti and meatballs and the ziti with ricotta cheeses. The garlic bread is very good too and cut into smaller piec s so that you are not filling up too much on bread. The decor offers a lot to look at and is very comforting and casual. A great place to bring kids since noise level gets a bit higher.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We always seem to come back to Buca for dinner when we have hockey tickets. I love being able to reserve our favorite table online and they know us the minute we walk in. We love going here!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

With our group of 19, our waitress rocked it!!! Always great food and fun times!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Stopped by before going to the Ohio Theatre

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I was disappointed in the service. We had a party of 10. The restaurant wasn't busy at all, but they seemed short staffed. We were not allowed to use two coupons within two separate checks. We were told that only one per table could be used. There is no mention of that on the coupon itself. The waitress didn't ask if we needed leftover containers. Once she got her money, she was nowhere to be seen. Initially, it took her a while to take orders and give refills. She didn't seem very pleasant. I won't be going back. Once my coupon was denied, that did me in. I'll go to the Olive Garden or Spaghetti Warehouse.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love to come to your restaurant, but this wasn’t a good experience at all. We checked in early and let them know we would be in the bar area. We checked after 15 minuets of our reservation time, they said we were next, after another 15 minuets they told us we are next. By this time the waiting area was empty. I stood there for another 10 minuets....EVERYONE had been seated, I told her that we had not, she acted very inconvenied, and told me she had called our name, which she hadn’t, we would have heard.

Our food was okay, all the paste seemed way over cooked and tough. Hope our next visit is better.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Completely under staffed.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was good but we were seated right by the door on a cold night and there were tons of people in the lobby area waiting for a table. Other than that, the food was great!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The stuffed mushroom app was outstanding. However the stuff chicken was dry and the breading was mushy. Our garlic bread arrived 15-20 minutes after our main course. The meal was about $100 for two of us which is extremely overpriced for such mediocre to below average food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very shabby service experience with multiple staff members outright complaining about working in front of customers. We had to flag people down for water, to order, to get OIT check. The manager walked around with his head hung down doing virtually nothing.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was awful. It took 15 minutes for us to receive our wine, everybody at our table needed a water refill and server was nowhere to be found, our table of 6 only had cutlery for 4 and we had to ask twice for the cutlery and 2 people could not eat their salads. When we expressed to our lady server (2 servers were working together), that we asked for water refills 10 minutes ago, her response was “well we are busy and that’s not a bad excuse”!!! We will never go back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good and plentiful. Service was prompt. Restaurant near Arena and thus makes for a great place prior to any event/game.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had reservations for 6:00 and called because we were stuck in traffic. Arrived at 6:20 and were told the reservation wasn’t held. Decided to try Open Table for a new reservation and was able to get another reservation for 45 minutes later. Our server understood our need to be done by 8:00 for a concert at Nationwide. We were there with time to spare!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is good, but not notable. Our 6:00 pm reservation was not honored until after 6:30. People were packed into a very small lobby area on an evening when the outside temperature was in the single digits. Wait staff actually did a good job considering that the restaurant as obviously overbooked.

Tags: Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server never checked on us. We had to get another server to get our dinner plates. We had our food but no place to put them on. She finally came and left quickly we had to get someone to fill our drinks. Not a good experience

Tags: Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had about 10 people and we always come here for Christmas dinner. This is the first time more of our family joined us but everyone enjoyed the meal. The service was a little slow but otherwise just fine.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great server. After reading some of the reviews was worried about the food quality. Salad was really good and so was food...pleasant experience. I would go back - sometimes its hard to get everyone to agree on meals - but if you can manage that - it will be good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Feeds 3 people should read "feeds 3 grandparents." You pay a heavy premium for family style and get typical size portions to split amongst everyone. Either plan to shell out 50+ bucks per person or leave hungry. Also, make sure your server is handy with the water, because they dump the salt on like DOT does on the roads.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Family Christmas Eve dinner

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and even better service. Family style dishes are the way to go so you can get a variety of foods and share with your guests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went there for proximity to arena. Food is okay, some of it good, some average at best. My margarita was subpar and way overpriced. In fact, it’s all overpriced. Atmosphere is tourist trap Italian. Reminded me of Mama Leone’s in NYC.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Dined here on a very busy Saturday night close to Christmas. The restaurant was very crowded and they seemed to be short on help as we waited quite a bit for our food. Extremely loud and a large party of 16 people seated near us were intoxicated and noisy. Even though they were busy, one thing that was solid was the food as it was good but could not really make up for other negatives. Definitely will be back but will avoid high traffic nights. The problem here is the low ceilings which contribute to noisy conditions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were seated right away in a corner booth and had great service! Good for a big group.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Tonight, we had made reservations at this location at 6:30pm. Our event next door was at 7:30pm. We showed up just after 6pm, checked in and did not end up getting sat until 6:45. (The first problem)

When we were finally sat at the table, they were clearing it off, as the host was taking us to the table. Meaning, we were sat at a table that still had old dishes on it, and crumbs all over the seats. (The second problem) After I finished cleaning and wiping down the seats and table, a waiter (Zachery) appeared and took our drink order.

This is where things got really crazy. He came back with our drinks, sat them on the table, and then proceeded in knocking over my glass of tea, which completely soaked the table and ended up being dumped in my 11 year old daughter's lap. Her entire outfit was completely soaked... there was not a dry bone on her body. Her pants, leggings, winter coat (I could wring it out) her shirt, her sweatshirt and her hat, etc. I jumped up from the table and started trying to clean her off and get the ice off of her... all while "Zachery" stood there and watched. I finally looked at him and asked him to go get some napkins and he took off. When he came back, he was standing there just holding the napkins. I took the napkins from his hand and started cleaning everything off. Never once did he offer to help. After we got my daughter somewhat taken care of, (she was so upset she was soaked that she started crying).. I hung her sweatshirt over the seat with her coat hoping they would dry out by the time we went to leave. The waiter once or twice apologized, disappeared and then reappeared with new drinks that were entirely incorrect.

All in all, I am furious over this experience and will not be looking towards coming back to book anytime soon. The service was horrible, and you guys have lost any concern or compassion for your customers.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall, typical great Buca experience however we were there at 6:00 pm and they had already ran out of several menu items (lasagna, soup) causing our group to order alternative items than we originally planned.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Open Table works great! Service was outstanding! ...A great place to visit and see the Christmas lights!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Buca is always amazing and delicious! We had the best server and the ambiance makes everyone happy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Service extremely slow. Took 15 minutes from when seated to have anyone come to table to even greet us. Food was lukewarm. Not sure if we'll try going back.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a busy night due to Hockey game, service was slow and a lot of miscommunication with server. Very loud environment because we were sat in a room with 4 large groups.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our food took over an hour to arrive, and it was lukewarm and soggy.
The server was very kind and sweet and did a good job,

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service was slow, food was not hot, waitress was stressed. All of the other patrons around us were complaining. I did not complain because we needed to get out of there for a show and the waitress was being bombarded.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Restaurant was very noisy. Expensive for the portions we received. The biggest issue was we had a member of our party that was handicapped, must use a cane, and they seated us at the furthest table/room from the door even after our request for a table closer to entrance. Staff was not very attentive to the needs of someone on a cane.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food and great service. No wait time as well. Overall wonderful experience.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Host ignored me and set two men after me. Pretty good experience beside parking. No parking and I felt uncomfortable walking to and from restaurant alone at night. I wasn't aware there was no parking before I booked the reservation. Parking and host I probably will not be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food but pricey

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a great time and great food!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our “go to” place before a Bluejackets hockey game.

They always have our favorite table ready and waiting....

Best place for us on game night!

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is our second time celebrating a birthday at this location. Really nice place. Good quality food, bountiful portions and stellar service. Highly recommend this for parties large or small. Plan on returning!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very eclectic and vibrant decor. Popular spot for large parties celebrating birthdays and it gets loud and somewhat raucous inside. Very big portions of food, with great flavor. Service was good initially but as the restaurant got busier it noticeably took our server longer to check in on us. I enjoyed our visit but would try to avoid Saturday night in the future.

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