Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis

3.9
1363 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.
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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
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, good service, overall really good experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lasagna was unavailable
Meatballs were raw and needed mor oven time!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on January 6, 2022

If you would be willing to further discuss your experience with our senior management, please contact us at bucadibeppo.co m/contact to provide your name, phone number and include the details of your experience. Upon receipt of your information, a member of our team will reach out to you directly.

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BobbyR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and dinner.

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vipPhlegon
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Noisy place with slow and inattentive service. Our server finally brought the bottle of wine we ordered, but left it on our table unopened and without glasses, and walked away. I had to find someone to open it, etc. Later the server brought the family-style salad, but without salad bowls or tableware to eat it with. We stared at the salad for a while and finally, once again, went in search of the missing necessities. At the end we were given a bill for the service only, which we paid by card, but not for the food, and so we assumed the restaurant had compted the food and drink, which we thought was gracious. But subsequently I see the charge for the meal and wine on our credit card, so we were charged full price after all, despite the fact that I never signed for it or even saw a bill for it.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good. Had the baked rigatoni and it was good. The cheesy garlic bread tasted ok. The wine (Pinot Noir) was horrific. Service was limited but good when we got it. First time visit was not overwhelmed?

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on November 7, 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
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

SO. MUCH. FOOD. Order less than you think you need, especially if you can’t take leftovers (we’re traveling and don’t have refrigerators). The small entres that are for three people are really for like 6! :) Food was good once salt was added… and very filling.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 30, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was not hot and took 30 mins to an hour for food to come to the table. one big area with one server

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on November 7, 2021

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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AmyZ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Early Saturday dinner. Staff very outspoken about their frustrations, not directly to us, but amongst themselves which was easily heard. The service industry is hard under normal circumstances and even harder now, so understand to an extent, however, best to keep those conversations out of the ears of customers. Food was hot and fresh. It took several minutes before our server showed up, but once they did, they were prompt and friendly with getting our order, refills, etc.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 30, 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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vipSJ17
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

We usually have a great experience but after we ordered our menu selections, the waitress kept coming back to tell us they were out of food items. They literally kept running out of items as the orders were placed or prepared. We ended up with only one of our 2 of our three entrees and a salad and some appetizers.

I’m sure it was part the world shortage of everything

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 23, 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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We were able to book a reservation on open table for 10pm and when we sat down, we ordered and they came back and said our kitchen closes at 10? So we didn’t get what we ordered.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 9, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Waiter was GREAT!! Other staff was not- could hear them yelling at each other in the back. Some comments made from yells in the back were “stop letting people make reservations so late. No more at 9:15!!” … awkward for our table sitting there who had made a reservation on this app at 9:15…

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 8, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on January 6, 2022

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

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vipLizLobsterLover
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! The family style is so much fun!!!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 4, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited an hour for our entree, server was obnoxious and scatter brained. Finally got up and walked out

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on October 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 September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We went to Buccas to catch up with some friends and I dropped my girlfriend before I went to go park so she could meet get the reservation going.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo. We appreciate you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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starlingmanor
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and tasty food after a long day of gaming.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on September 20, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

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MarciaL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

They are horribly under-staffed. We waited an hour and a fifteen minutes for our food.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on September 20, 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 management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except that they put a young group that was very loud in the middle of families with young kids. I think there were 3 families. Just would have been nice to have the party group put in another area. Will be back will Recommend. Thanks!

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CharlesH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We waited over and hour to get our meal. Apparently our original waitress quit leaving our table with out a waitress. We waited extreme time for our food. After we did receive our order the food was good. When it came to the desert again it was a long delay.

It was a bad experience. I have been a Buca customer for a long time.

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RichardP
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I have eaten here many times over the years and typically a good experience. This time after waiting 25 minutes for waitstaff and the table behind us getting taken care of before us though seated 10 minutes behind us i had to go get someone. I will give them another shot as The food is always very good here.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank 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 your thoughts with our team. We hope you come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not like years in the past…

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on August 8, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

My husband’s birthday and we had family in town. It was so hot in the restaurant that my family had sweat dripping down their faces and backs. The food was great, but sort of hard to enjoy with the air conditioner broken

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on June 17, 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
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!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on June 17, 2021

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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vipJohn
Charleston
63 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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FriendsDinner
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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FAQs

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 3.9 stars by 1363 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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