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Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis

4.2
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1441 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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  • CELEBRATE WORLD PASTA MONTH!

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020
    Enjoy 3 new pasta dishes for World Pasta Month – Only for a Limited Time! Twirl your fork in celebration of authentic flavors in 3 new pasta dishes, available during World Pasta Month thru October 31st – Shrimp Farfalle // Sausage Rigatoni Rustica // Wild Mushroom & Pancetta Tortellini. Valid for Dine In or To Go. Ends 10/31/2020.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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vipAttorney4theTriangleD
Los Angeles
6 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
64 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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second night of our honeymoon, the wife wanted Italian. And buca’s didn’t disappoint. We had the Parmesan garlic butter wings and they were absolutely fantastic. We had the stuffed shells, which were great as well. The old fashioned, although very different, was tasty. You had the Riesling my wife likes. Minor issue with pricing listed vs charged on wine, but it was quickly fixed.

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

Thank you for the great review and congratulations on your wedding! 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
Western KY
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience Christi was a great server

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

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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BrettS
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both service and our meals were outstanding. Some of the best pasta and shrimp I’ve ever tasted

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on February 24, 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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BlakieT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for large groups!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on February 17, 2020

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 February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was a tad pricey for the quality. Waitress was very nice and she made up for the food

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on February 17, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipPlatinumjstrain
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For certain circumstances, despite my relatively low rating, I would recommend Buca di Beppo. Things are served family style at dinner and for certain groups of people that will make sense and will be a relatively economical option for food that, for the most part, is tasty. Our large caveat was the tiramisu. Although advertised with espresso and rum, neither of those tastes was evident. In addition, it was served to cold and, therefore, too gelatinous almost to be eaten. If one is not expecting high-end Italian cooking and one wants family-style dining, and if one stays away from tiramisu, Buca di Beppo is your place.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on February 17, 2020

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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HLAG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I reserved ahead of time but when we arrived they tried to seat out party in 2 different rooms. We had to wait at the front while they tried to find somewhere to eat us together. We were at separate tables but a sectioned off room. Our server Mariah was amazing! She had a great attitude and got us anything we needed. Our food was disappointing. I've had Buca many times but this was by far our most disappointing visit in terms of food. One of our appetizers, Bruschetta, was served without the basil so it was literally just tomatoes and cheese. The bread was also so hard we could bang it on the table and nothing would even flake off. Everyone in our party who had mancotti (3 orders) asked for them to be sent back because they had a strange taste. The baked ziti was also way drier than normal, even with extra sauce it wasn't great. They did give us special treats for our birthday which was great and much appreciated!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on February 12, 2020

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and 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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SeanM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was very good. The service was very bad! The waitress never asked us if we needed drink refills. She immediately brought our bill after we ordered dessert but didn’t bring that dessert for 15 more minutes. I ordered the Tiramisu and she brought it with a very large serving spoon for me to use.

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

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

If your going to run out of an entree, please let people know before they order drinks or sides.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on February 2, 2020

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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Valerie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very large group with us and the wait to get our tables was longer than it should have been because we made a reservation at least a week in advance. It was frustrating to wait that long since we had the reservation and we had children with us and it was 830pm at night. Although the long wait started the evening off wrong, luckily our server was great and friendly. The wait for our drinks and our food was longer than normal but tasted good. The only other thing I would say is that they sat another group of people (not with our group) in a table between 2 of our tables. That seemed unnecessary given there were multiple other locations open to sit. All in all, an ok night. The servers were great and the food tasted good.

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

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipTimM
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Service was great as always. Food was excellent. Always a fun time at Buca!

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

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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PeteV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The prices at this chain have reached insane levels. The only relatively acceptable level is the Lunch menu.

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

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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ChristieLj
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious as always. We got places in a room with at least 25 teenagers, so the noise level was a bit much but after they left, it was perfect!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on January 6, 2020

Christie, we are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Kiki
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We had superb service. Food was wonderful . Hadn't been there in awhile but would definitely go back.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 31, 2019

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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Julie
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun place to celebrate my husband’s birthday

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 31, 2019

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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Dodd1996
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great and interactive dining experience for most occasions. I enjoyed all the food. My only suggestions is to pressure wash the floors and provide a cleaner feeling to the walk thru.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 31, 2019

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It’s hard to understand how this place stays in business. The food is okay but the restaurant is old, dirty and unpleasant. The service is very poor. Spent $120 here for a quick dinner for four and wondered why.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 31, 2019

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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vipBrian
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Except for the server, this was solidly a bad experience. The pasta was pastey/starchy. The garlic bread was crispy, dry & flavorless. The antipasti salad had little dressing w/large wedges of not-so-good cheese.

The tables were disgusting. Tablecloths should be in garbage, not on tables (cracks, tears, faded out). Table leaves were tired & sloped down to seats (we had to ask to be moved or hubby would have been wearing the spaghetti).

Hubby was mistakenly given some chemical in his water. We asked server to share w/mgr. Mgr.’s response was that it might be tonic water. RIDICULOUS & offensive suggestion. As if we wouldn’t know the taste of tonic water! Just glad no one got sick from it.

Server did a very good job, all things considered.

It would be horrible to lose this business but we definitely hope management gets things improved ASAP.

My recommendation - definitely wait a while after this post before going to this restaurant. Hopefully, things will get better?

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NancyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress , Brooklyn was just super. It was Christmas Eve and very crowded.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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StevenJ
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Christmas Eve tradition brings us to Buca every year. I was disappointed with the reduced menu selection this year. We've had better service in year's past too.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 27, 2019

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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EthanW
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

You know what you are in for when going to Buca di Beppo. Family portions and a vibrant atmosphere.
Perfectly located downtown and next to a parking garage. Unfortunately, the location needs a bit updating. The chairs are unbalanced and the ceiling fans DESPERATELY need cleaning (this can prove a bit unappetizing).
Overall, it was a fun family night.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 26, 2019

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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Yuletideattendee
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A party of 3 was put in a rm with 5 or 6 large tables that seated up to a party of 20 at each table. 5 of the tables were filled with parties making it impossible for a part of 3 to carry on a conversation

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 26, 2019

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
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal in an interesting venue.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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GinnyR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The current Manager , Greg, knew we had some issues with reservation being lost in the pass. They were busy but he danced attendance on us. He is a keeper. I hope we are so lucky next year to have the same level of service on an extremely busy night.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipLance
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and service - even during a relatively crowded holiday season dinner time. Will happily recommend the downtown location to local and out-of-town friends :-)

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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Simon
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner before the Yuletide Christmas show at the Hilbert theater.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 26, 2019

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

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JohnL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. Service also very good. However it was almost not worth making a reservation. We had to wait 20 minutes past our time.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 26, 2019

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipNiceLocalSpot
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

12 of us crammed into a small area, not enough room for food on the table, and the server obviously had too many tables. Food was good!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 16, 2019

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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JeanW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our party of 6 was seated at the supposedly coveted “kitchen table” resulting in a constant stream of people walking past or standing next to the table, loud noise and cold air from the front door. Service was poor and the utensils were dirty. Food was fair. Do not recommend!

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 16, 2019

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
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 12, 2019

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

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indycoach16
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a loud talker behind us on this visit, so maybe that affected our experience. Server was busy and disinterested. Food was good, although I definitely think the lasagna portion could be larger for $33. It was an ok experience.

Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
Responded on December 12, 2019

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 your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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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 4.2 stars by 1441 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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