About Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs

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.

1722 Galleria Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067
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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:
Mallory Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 778-1321

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:
Free self parking in public lot.

Public Transit:
Franklin Transit Authority bus stop at Cool Springs shopping district.

Executive Chef:
Juan Peralta

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, 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 - Cool Springs Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (7)
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Casual (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service is consistently good. Portion size is excellent. We love the salads and Chicken Lemon. Eggplant is really, really good. The restuarant does need remodeling. It also needs a serious deep clean. 4 out of 5 lights in the men's bathroom were out . New carpets and deep cleaning are really needed. It does appear that some areas have not been swept in weeks. We really like this place, and hope that ownership will take steps recommended in this review.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was extremely busy new years eve. I could tell that the host and some of the waiter/waitresses were frustrated due to how busy it was but they all were great. My girlfriend and I had a reservation for 7:30pm and we didn't get seated until 8pm but we didn't care. We're very understanding. David was our Waiter. He was really busy and a table gave him a hard time nearby but he was very professional and we appreciated his service. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was amazing. If you’re not prepared for it, the fact that they only serve “family style” can throw you off. We got two “small” entrees and left enough food to feed a small army. The meatballs are literally the size of a softball, 1/2 lb. each.

It was noisy and crowded but worth it. They bring every guest through the kitchen, which is kind of neat. Would be a great place for a large group. We’ll be back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas night

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Seated hour late. Spaghetti had puddle of water in plate. Couldn’t get side of dressing for dry salad. It was Christmas Day and first time here and if it’s always like this I’ll find another Italian place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Booked a reservation through open table portal, however myself and additional guest were told to wait an additional 25-30 minutes. In which was truly 45-55 minutes after the scheduled reservation time.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had reservations. Took 30 min to get seated and another 15 before anyone came to our table. Food was overpriced and bland.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had reservations for 845pm and the restaurant was extremely crowded and we were told by the hostess they were running 30 minutes behind. We were seated close to our reservation time, but it took over an hour for food to arrive. Salmon was over cooked. They ran out of spaghetti and meatballs and then the kitchen got confused about what we had ordered as a replacement. Splitting the check was a chore needing a manager to approve. We will most likely not return.

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

We went to Buca on Christmas eve. The restaurant was very crowded but the staff did an incredible job of getting us seated and taking our order. The food was good as usual and our waiter Zach was fantastic. It is always a good experience at Buca.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve reservation had to wait 45 min past reservation time to get table. Food service was extremely slow. They took way to many reservations this night and were not able to seat anyone for their reservation time.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food is always good and plentiful. We have always gotten good service.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fifteen minutes after being seated we still hadn’t been approached by any server. Our meal was served 55 minutes after sitting down. Our server was overworked and appeared angry and unhappy to all.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Celebrated my daughters 20th burthday with group of 14 at the round pope table. Food & service was amazing.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was warm at best. Veal was tough, penna San Remo was tasteless. Crying kids with inconsiderate parents. They used to be a good place to go for Italian food but not anymore. I’m done with Buca.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for the second year in a row for Thanksgiving. While they do serve the traditional feast it is a great alternative to traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Buca is a great Italian get-a-away in Nashville. The food is always great. The design is perfect. It's a perfect setting for our large family!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was delicious as always. Plenty of food, you will not leave hungry. Service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Generous portions, eggplant parmigiana was nicely done, very simple Caesar salad

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was a wonderful time the wait staff was on top of it and we enjoyed our selves.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall our experience at Bucca was fair. We were placed in a back corner room with a very loud family that fortunately left shortly after we sat down. Our waitress tried her best I️ suppose but my husband ordered a bottle of wine for the table and had to pour the glasses himself. Disappointing for a $120 plus meal to have to pour your own wine. It was not a memorable food experience either. Just so so. We want to support the restaurant and staff since we live in Cool Springs but it was an expensive meal for the average experience....

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a birthday with friends but no one sang

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waiter Aaron was awesome and took good care of us. The food was fine and filling!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always good food.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We let the waitress know we were here on business and had never been here before. It was only a party of 2 and when we ordered our meals she suggested we order the large. So we said sure, why not. BIG MISTAKE!!! the lasagna and the spicy chicken pasta meals were ginormous. Way TOO much food for 2people. What a waste of food! We obviously were suckered since we were unfamiliar with how big the portions were. I def will never return as a result. It's sad cuz the food was GREAT!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It had been awhile since we ate here. Really enjoyed the pizza and spaghetti. Portions were excellent and was enough to provide dinner at home two days later.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Meal was just average.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our daughter and her family were in town. We had lunch at Buca Di Beppo. We had a good lunch. The customer attendance was low and I believe they only had one server on hand. We were first seated at a booth for all 7 of us but since I really need a table seating, we were relocated with a smile. However, the service was slow. Overall the event was good, the food was great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Celebrated my mother's birthday there...lots of food for the price, and it was all delicious.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Loud. Over cooked food. Slow service.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was really good, but the service was ridiculously slow, we got there at 7:15 and did not leave till 9:30. It took the server like 10-12 min for 4 non alcoholic drinks. The worst part is that the server was even training so they had help! Server was nice, just slow and spacey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Reliable Italian food, in huge portions that are ideal for sharing. We had a good meal at a reasonable price. Nothing especially novel or interesting, but would go back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Bucca has tasty Italian food, but is pretty pricey for what you get. The portion sizes say "for 3 people", but don't assume that 1 plate for 3 is sufficient to serve 3 people in its entirety. For 6 people we had an appetizer plus 2 "entrees for 3" and were left wanting more.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The hostess began by giving us a tour of the kitchen so we could see how the dishes were made. When we sat down, Our server introduced herself and she was amazing! The salad was delicious. The desserts were to die for and the family-style dining was great for our boys. You will need to ask your server to go light on the garlic. The food was swimming in it! All in all though, it was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Took a very long time to get our food - even for just a small salad to start. There were just four people at our table. The waitress hardly came by and when the food did come out, it was just so so. It was kind of bland. We also ordered their new Brussels sprouts dish and it was so dried out, it was unedible. Probably won't be going back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My wife and I had reservations are were seated within 5 minutes after arriving. The atmosphere is not my style, but the food was great. The portions were really large, and the wine list was sufficient. I would consider it again, but would not be at the top of my list due to the atmosphere.

Tags: Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Fantastic Hostess coordination with the staff. Our server was first class and gave us an excellent experience. 👍👍👊👊👊👏👏👏👏

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Went for lunch on a Sunday and was extremely disappointed at the increase in prices. It would have cost my husband and I over $45 for a salad and entrée and that is with drinking water. I won't pay this amount for a lunch.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The service was ok. The server couldn't answer questions on the selections are made and it was expensive that a lunch menu is not available.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Buca di Beppo is always a good bargain. Plenty of tasty food, usually a lot more than you can comfortably eat. It's like two meals for the one price. It is really good when you are joined by friends. The ambiance and service help make it a good evening.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

9 of us for father's day. Food was great, service was fantastic.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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