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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

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food

4.0

service

3.9

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3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Just wanted to eat close to the NA.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was packed and every table was seated. The wait staff was not able to manage their tables. We didn't get our drinks refilled, and even after asking the manager in addition to the waiter, we didn't get any additional butter. Most concerning was the reply that both the manager told another table and the waiter told us when we asked about being served bread. When customers at another table asked the manager about it and later we asked our waiter, they both explained that due to the heavy volume of customers, waiters would take the first bread that came up, which left those of us in the back of the basement without bread. When the customer at that table asked if any of their meal would be free since they had already finished eating, the manager replied that he would give them bread, but not a meal. The irony was that there WAS no bread. The customer at the other table told the waiter that they would wait for the bread before they left despite being told that it would take 25 minutes. She waited. We finally were served some bread and it was delicious. However, I didn't want to hear their excuses. They should be prepared for a busy Saturday evening.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Highly recommend the Sparkling Sangria! The food was great!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food and good service, considering the volume of costumers. I do not recommend this restaurant during busy times. We visited when a concert was about to begin in the area. The noice level and amount of people waiting to be seated was unbearable.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, unique experience

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·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day date. The food and atmosphere were both amazing as they usually are. The service was outstanding. However, due to the portions being sized for at least three, the bill adds up pretty quickly if you try several dishes. I would recommend dining with at least four to get the true value out of Buca. Overall very good experience but a very pricey meal for two.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I forgot the name of our waitress but she was awesome...very nice and energetic!! The food was great!My mom had a great birthday dinner:)

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Chelsey was a great waitress - she even told us we were her first official customers - she did a great job!! We were a little disappointed with the tiramisu - the ladyfingers were not soft and did not seem to have been soaked in the coffee liqueur/espresso.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had friends come in from Canada and I took them there for a nice family style dinner! I love the chicken Marsala and talked it up big time! When I ordered they said they were out of Marsala sauce! Can the chef not try and make some, whats next we ran low on pizza and pasta! Very disappointing!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Loved the staff and how easy it was to get a reservation for a big group!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our reservation was honored at the correct time. The service was great. Food was as expected.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, great location. Will definitely eat there again!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing discount from their email club. They practically give away great food and service!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food, great service!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Hockey game

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fun time. Great service and delicious food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Absolutely amazing dinner and the service was remarkable. We we're a table of 6 and wanted for nothing. We had reservation and was seated immediately. Perfect evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our server Cobey was awesome!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Although we were seated late, the food was good and out server was excellent!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (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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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

Completely under staffed.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (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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 (Columbus)·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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 (Columbus)·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 24, 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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