Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis

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1474 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Indianapolis, IL then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. On North Illinois Street, near Monument Circle in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, IN, Buca di Beppo is the destination for authentic Italian specialties served family style. Our attentive staff will serve up heaping helpings of all of your favorite dishes prepared spe-cially for you by our team of talented chefs. Relax among our fun and funky dining room decor while you dine on delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas. Whether it’s dinner for two or the entire extended family, we make sure that every meal you share with us is memorable. No matter the size of your party, we’ll make you feel like you’re part of our family. We’re also the absolute best when it comes to catering. We have a variety of specialty packages created just for you or you can customize your own menu. Call us to reserve one of our semi-private dining rooms for some of those special events coming up on the calendar, or simply come to your Indianapolis Buca for lunch or dinner today and let us make all of your dining and catering reservations while you’re here.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience4

This was unacceptable. The air conditioner was broken and the temperature in there was unbearable. To expect that people could enjoy a dining experience in there is wrong. Even my two young children were miserable!

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vipJohn
Charleston
58 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent Italian restaurant, very cool atmosphere. Objectively designed for groups of 3-4 or more. Not ideal for couples because of how the food is served.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on June 1, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had never eaten at Downtown location and our service was mediocre. We felt rushed when ordering and the staff that brought out our food tried to deliver to wrong table.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Friendly service! Food was delicious! Great place to celebrate my granddaughter’s 21st bday!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waitress spilled one of our waters on the table when we first showed up and stated that she would be right back to clean it up literally every time she approached the table and never did. Half our table was covered with water and ice literally the entire time. We didn’t get any water refills. The waitress never came back after our food was delivered except to give the check and there was a hair in one of our dishes, so we didn’t have an opportunity to express the issue. Worst dining experience I have had in years.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The air conditioning was broke on a 80° day. The food quality is going down. The price was expensive for what we got. I’m not bringing my family back here. It was an awful experience.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on May 24, 2021

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, as always!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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AnniversaryDiners
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Graduation

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate Mother’s Day and it was just perfect! Food was fantastic and our server was wonderful. It’s such a neat atmosphere at the downtown location.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Calamari had zero flavor to it and was over cooked.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on April 15, 2021

We regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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LauraP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from a smaller city, we had some sticker shock at the Indianapolis prices. Not affordable for a family of four. Food was great. Server was very good.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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GlyndaM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Horrible service and food wasn’t any better. Nothing to compare to location in Houston.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on April 6, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your dining experience on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We'll be sure to share your review and feedback with our local management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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vipLaurieK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Don’t understand this family dining concept. $24 for caprese? Horrible. It’s completely overpriced for the amount you receive Then to have chicken wings (single serving) as the ONLY item on the menu that serves one. And nothing else. Not even a salad. Why? Why are the chicken windfall $6/serving yet you can’t get a salad as a single serving. The entire process doesn’t make clear sense. Not my thing

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on April 1, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Zoie was very excellent!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on March 16, 2021

We appreciate you sharing such great feedback about Zoie! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was personable and provided awesome service.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheer competition

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The mashed potatoes were sour... I don’t know how they mess that up. Then they ran out of bread?? How are you an established Italian restaurant and run out of bread?? Poor service, subpar food, just overall not a great time. Sad.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for volleyball tournament

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Able to seat a decent size group. Salad abd food was great!

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AngelaB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The food was ok, but overpriced for what you got. The service was horrible. After the food was served, she never came back to check on us and we had to hunt her down to be able to get the bill so we could pay and leave. Also, we ordered 2 glasses of wine and she suggested we get a bottle. But, neglected to mention it was a $50 bottle...too much for a bottle of chianti that was nothing special. We were surprised when we got the bill.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was cold .

Waitress not very helpful or friendly, very average care was taken

Appetizer- bruschetta- worst I’ve had

Main entree very good, however. But not a great amount of food for the cost

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my meal at Buca. While the food is really good, I think it is slightly too expensive. That won't stop me going there, however.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Nothing like we thought. Very disappointed!! And will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our last two visits have been below satisfaction. The place is filthy, service rude and out of everything we wanted at 4:00 on a Sunday.

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JimmieE
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We ordered the chicken carbonara and it was very dry, tasteless and the spaghetti was over cooked, mushy. We also had the roasted brussel sprouts, flavorless, it was like they forgot to put any seasoning on them.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we do each year, we took the family to Buca’s downtown and they did not disappoint. Always a festive atmosphere even on a quiet weekday night as we are trying to avoid crowds. Great food and great service!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thanks for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a blast with our famiglia. Come back to see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Are waitress was fun and amazing she did great

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about your server. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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BrianC
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It's a reasonably good experience for the price. Quality is good, not great, but fine if you set your expectations accordingly.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 1, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and hope to serve you again soon.

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Fireftr69
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always top notch, great food, and plenty of it.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 1, 2020

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback about your experience. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and are happy that reflected on your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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MarkW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean was fantastic, he took great care of us! The food is always great.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 1, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback about Sean's service! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our server was great.... antipasto salad GREAT as always. The chicken stuffed prosciutto was ok and the Brussels sprouts & prosciutto was awesome, the only real complaint was having to view the menu on our phone that wouldn't be a problem except we never get phone service there, but the server was very polite and got us a regular paper menu 🤗 thank you Ethan

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on November 3, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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jonnyboy
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was good.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipAttorney4theTriangleD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic authentic Italian and the portion sizes immense. A great value for the money and great ambiance especially when things are quiet due to the ongoing pandemic.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I traveled with my family to Indianapolis for the weekend. We had a party of 5 for dinner. When we arrived, we had to enter through the kitchen, which didn’t seem sanitary, especially during Covid. We were then stuffed into a small booth with 5 people, instead of being seated at a round table with more room. Our waitress was less than helpful, and rushed us through the entire dining process. She would be gone for long periods of time, leaving us with no service, and when she would finally check on us, she would walk away from our table before we finished ordering and asking for assistance...we had to yell after her to come back each time she would walk away. The food was mediocre, especially for the price. The lettuce in our salad was wilted, and the pizza dough was undercooked. We ordered pasta as well, and the sauce was watery. Not worth the money or the headache of chasing down your server.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 8, 2020

We are sorry to hear you had such an unsatisfactory experience and want to get in touch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. Great service by Christy. Food was delicious.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipBigbeeflover
Indiana
68 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Due to Covid-19 and being a nice evening, we chose to sit outside. We were first seated behind a large banner stating they were open again, but we ask to be moved so we could see what was going on and people on the street, as opossed to being hidden behind a banner. We got cheesey garlic bread and spaghetti with meat sauce and meatballs. Meatballs were very good, sauce a little watery, but still good.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on August 18, 2020

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Absolutely horrible!! Fazolis is better.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on August 14, 2020

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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CassandraW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our waiter was fantastic and very patient with us( it was our first time there), food was reasonably priced! I can’t wait to go back!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for visiting for the first time. We're glad to hear you had such a pleasant experience with us and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Guy who seated us was over the top friendly-very very nice! Our waitress though was curt and just not friendly at all. It was our daughter’s 21st birthday and I was hoping for something special. The waitress acted like it was a transaction at McDonalds.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on July 23, 2020

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team and will do our best to make this an isolated experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

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Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 632-2822.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis is rated 4 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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