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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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4.0

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4.0

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4.0

value

3.8

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Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (8)
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Good for Groups (6)
Fun (6)
Casual (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was good very convenient for Blue Jackets game

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place to eat! The service is awesome! The restaurant is very large so it was easy for them to find us a quiet table. The food was excellent and we had enough left over for dinner the next day.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great Italian food. Large portions. Plenty for all.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We have been here many times. This is the first time I have been disappointed. Everything was off. Didn't enjoy our meal.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overall, our dining experience was good, but not as good as my past dining experiences at this same restaurant. The service was a little slow; however, the restaurant was packed, and the server was likely overwhelmed. The server was friendly, we just did not see much of her and had to wait a while for our drinks, check, etc. The food was excellent, as it has been in past experiences at this restaurant. The restaurant was really loud, but I guess this is to be expected given we were dining on the night of an event at Nationwide Arena. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, as well as dine there again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It had been many years since we had visited Buca di Beppo, & it did not disappoint. The food was phenomenal; the service was great...we made great conversation with our dining neighbors :) We are looking forward to taking our son to the local restaurant for his 18th birthday in March!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food had very little flavor. The garlic bread tasted fishy. The best part was the dessert other then the tiramisu it didn't have that good coffee taste that it should. Very disappointed had been told how wonderful it was. For the amount that we spent our socks should of been knocked off.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Have been there many times in the past and used to love it, but food quality seems to drop lower each visit.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Had the Spicy Shrimp and pizza, both good. Not too crazy about my mixed wine drink as it was too sour tasting and not in a good way. Service was fast as it was a slow evening. I was there between 6 pm - 7 pm. Why are you demanding that the review have a minimum amount of characters? Is that of any benefit to the patron?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great dinner before a concert.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Everything was great and waitress was excellent . Yummy food

Tags: Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Good Italian family style restaurant. We had meatballs ravioli and stuffed chicken, everything was tasty and portions are huge.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Dino and the gang did an excellent job this evening. Very memorable for our son's 21st Birthday celebration!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our server was fantastic and went well above and beyond normal to make this a special evening. With 16 people, it's not easy to keep up, but they did it and still managed to impress every step along the way.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Good food, good service, fun friends - that's all I have to say!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We were sat at a dirty table the floor was filthy. I said to the hostess the table was dirty because spaghetti sauce was on it she said ok and placed the menus down on the sauce. A few minutes last someone came to wipe the table. Didn't get a good feeling. The food was ok but not worth the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was great, but if you sit outside it's unlikely you'll have really good service... we know they were busy, so we were expecting a longer experience but it was excessive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a reservation and the hostess was clearly overwhelmed. It was a very busy night and even though we had a reservation we waited for 20 minutes. We were seated at a dirty table and the hostess said she would get someone to wipe it. That didn't happen until our server came 10 minutes later to wipe it. It took our server 15 minutes to get our drink order. The kitchen took a while too due to the volume of orders.

The management clearly needs to staff their restaurant better. We were part of a large convention and being right across from the arena where 10,000 people are for the weekend they should be over staffing their restaurant. Not understaffing.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The service was poor. It was very overpriced for what we ordered. $20 for a side of plain pasta to go with our chicken Marsala? It was a very early dinner, like 4pm and not many people in the restaurant. However- instead of spreading new comers out... they put us all in a small little nook one table after the other. It was awkward and very tight. We were highly disappointed and will not be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always on the list of places to eat when we come to Columbus for Cultivate trade shows.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I had been to one of these years ago in another state. Don't recall the experience I had here.

The appetizer for $17 that gave us 8 pieces of fried cheese seemed excessive (the price vs. the qty)

I get the "share" idea, but forcing a couple to order food for 3 or 4 people is a bit much. Not to discredit them for the business model, I knew it was family style going in, just the fact that literally nothing could be ordered for an individual was disturbing.

We had to grab our own silverware off of an open table and had to ask for plates when our main dish arrived.

The server was pleasant, just not overly attentive.

Food was just ok. The $17 fried mozzarella could have been TGIFridays or something from Kroger. Was not impressed with the quality.

The main dish was good and plentiful as we could have fed 4 people on it.

Overall an ok experience. Would likely try again and would recommend just know what you're getting into and go with a group of 3 or more to get the best value.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food and service was great however a very large and noisy party was seated near us. This made it difficult to hear our own conversations. The restaurant wasn't full so they could've been seated some where else.

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·Dined on July 1, 2017

A very good restaurant with some awesome food. Just be wary of sitting in some of the larger sections as the noise level can sometimes make your dining experience not so pleasurable. Very friendly and accommodating staff though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Love all the small spaces and booths. Good service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Experience was not the best. We've been here before but not everyone at our table had been, and oddly enough, friends of ours went a few weeks later and had a similar experience. They ended up leaving after being seated. Anyway, here were our issues. Our waitress was ok; she was attentive enough but she definitively had an odd know it all attitude. That alone didn't bother me. It was the remainder of the experience. Entrees were extremely slow getting out (for a not full restaurant on a Sunday night). Both salads were extremely overdressed. Our salad order was messed up, and so was one of the entrees (both were corrected quickly with mistakes made in the corrections). Then the baked ziti had very little sauce or cheese. Also, the soda was flat. When you add all of these small minor issues up, it just made for one overall negatively memorable experience, and then to find our friends had similar issues a few weeks later makes me think something is going wrong with the management here. We were a one check almost $400 table. Just was very disappointed in the experience. Probably won't be back to that location for a very long time.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food was very good at a very good price. The service wasn't too great but the food was worth it alone as it came very quickly

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Hostess was extremely rude and service was terribly slow.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great time as always! Home style meals are nice to share! Food was not quite as good as other trips! Was still a great night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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