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Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs

4.1
840 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(615) 778-1321
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Peralta
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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.
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Cross street
Mallory Lane
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Parking details
Free self parking in public lot.
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Public transit
Franklin Transit Authority bus stop at Cool Springs shopping district.
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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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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

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.

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What 840 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Family dinner out, everything was great and we had plenty of food for the price. Nothing was to die for but it was good food. Lots of fun decor.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was awesome as usual!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good food and service

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The chicken marsala was horrible. I took one bite of that rubber chicken, starting choking and had to go to the Williamson County ER. I know how to chew and swallow. This was not chicken and it was $26 for three tiny pieces. Bad value.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We just ate there for the first time and loved it! They serve their dishes family style and it was great! We sampled each other’s food and we loved it all. We took our kids and they were amazed that they walked us through the kitchen! The service was great! We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall it was a good evening - but very crowded - packed in like sardines. We had reservations for 6:30 but didn't get seated until 6:50 p.m. which made us late for a concert later that evening. Food was excellent but overpriced. Probably won't go back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent Italian food and atmosphere. Expensive, but worth it. Food is served “family style” in small (serves up to 3) and large (serves up to 5) sizes. We had the prosciutto stuffed chicken and baked manicotti with a side f hot sausage. Highly recommend this, and we will probably return if we are ever in the Franklin area again.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was slow. We had a reservation and they took others who came in after us. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table and then the service not attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always great service and excellent food! Many choices as well!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Family style - good food and nice atmosphere

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We love the atmosphere at Buca's. Our waitress missed the mark on service this time. Didn't smile or converse much. They was not a lot of chicken on my rigatoni. The area we sat in was cold, asked to change temp and it did not change by the time we left. Call it a bad night with hopes that next time it is better.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service. Delicious food. Fun atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Plenty of food for the entire family. You can’t leave hungry.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great place to take the family. Food is awesome and people are awesome

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great. Service was just ok.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were seated quickly. Did not have to wait very long for our food. The food was delicious. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was valentines night and because of the size of our party we had to sit in the bar area. Wasn’t ideal but it was fine. Our server was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service were good.
Pros:
The Quattro al Forno was delicious and the Mozzarella Caprese is still very good, although, they have apparently stopped putting olive oil or balsamic vinegar on it. This may be by customer demand, and it is easy enough to pour it on to your taste at your table. Food is served family style, which means that proportions are large and, unless you bring the whole family, you are likely to have lunch (and possibly dinner) the next day from the leftovers. The food warms up well, even in the microwave; however, as one would expect, the oven is the best source of heat for this kind of food and the takeaway trays which they provide for leftovers are oven-safe.
Mixed Cons:
The mixed green salad is not as good as it used to be. Apparently, now, to them, mixed green means the different colors of iceberg lettuce; however, the lettuce was fresh and crisp and the variety of other ingredients continues to be a treat.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. They went out of their way to make it a fun birthday lunch for our daughter.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We all had a great time. Enjoyed the food and we had a room all to ourselves. Good food and service.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The entire restaurant smelled of sewage. Service was ok. The bartender was rude. When the food came it was very good but hard to enjoy due to the odor.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

From the moment we arrived we were treated like family. We had the privilege of sitting at the Pope table so we had lots of privacy and lots of fun. This is a family style restaurant so we ordered 4 different platters and shared, the lazy susan in the middle of the table made this a perfect option. The food was delicious and our server was great. It's a little pricy, about $31.00 a person but the ambiance made it worth the trip.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I reserved the kitchen table for my party of six. Everyone loved it. Food was great. They had a huge catering order so the staff was very busy in the kitchen. Overall it was a fun night out.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

With the exception of our server that was also the bartender, the service was awful. The food was plain and not worth the price at all, except for the bruschetta. My husband accidentally left his phone at the table and we left in a hurry because it was getting late for our movie. About 5 minutes after we left, we called the restaurant to let them know that we left our cellphone at the table. The hostess put me on hold up until the time we were parking and told me that no one found the phone. I explained to her that we had JUST left the restaurant and were parking and about to get down. We waited for 10 minutes while the hostess insisted that no one found the phone until a young couple that recognized us because they had been eating at the table next to us told us a waitress had taken the phone. They said they would stay and let the manager know if we needed their help. After lots of insisting, they finally "found" the phone. Terrible service and potentially liars too. I gave the service 3 stars because like I said, our waiter, the male bartender, was great.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas night

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1.0Dined on December 25, 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.

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on December 24, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 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.

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1.0Dined on December 24, 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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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 21, 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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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 24, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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