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Permanently Closed - Buca di Beppo - Florence

4.1
300 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Kid-friendly

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(859) 282-8451
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Florence Mall
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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2.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Normally this Bucca is very good... We ordered the Ziti, it was barely warm, which is very unusual. Would've considered sending back, however, we had already been there far too long. The other disappointing thing was the Calamari... We used to love it there, however, the last couple of times we ordered, it wasn't very good (tough/chewy, and had sort of a burnt taste). We'll most likely go again, just hoping we start seeing some improvements.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

We love the food at Buca but had stopped going since the manager Brad left. The service, wait time and food went downhill when he wasn't in charge. We decided to give it a new try and met the new manager and assistant manager and we were happy to see that things are looking up at this restaurant once again. Looking forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Really cool Italian restaurant. Food is really good and the portions are huge. The service was prompt, fast and knowledgeable. The decor is pretty cool as well. I'd definitely recommend to anyone who want some Italian food.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Our server was amazing but the food was not great.
The fettuccine tasted like whipping cream and had no seasoning on it.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Great Service , food was ok! Huge menu! Great for kids n family!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Not a great experience. An hour before close and they were basically shut down. Seated us next to the kitchen and really wasn't enjoyable to see them mopping and eating food back there. We were told the appetizer was "frozen already", and when we got it, was chewy and undercooked. They pushed the veal at half off, but sadly it was awful. Both of us actually had stomach issues that night. Don't think we will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Family style authentic Italian. Bruschetta is amazing. Serving size states small 2-3 but easily feeds 4

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2017

Great for group

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

They were very acommodating and we had a great experience. :-)

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Always a good go to for family style Italian food.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Why did I move here?

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines Day

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Overworked waitress but she tried hard to do a good job. Tasteless shrimp Florentine.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2017

Food was great. We sat their a while before we were approached. Lava cake was hard.

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1.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Absolutely terrible experience. Dinner out with the family and it could not have been worse. We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation in a dirty room with tables that had dirty dishes on them next to us, bread was late, server was never available, floor was dirty, we had to wait way too long for everything. Lastly the pasta did not have enough sauce and drinks were never refilled. We will not be back

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Service was very slow that night. Food was good but everything took a long time to get

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve dinner

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2016

Service and food were great! I loved the alcove we were given for our group! Waiter was attentive and food and was served in a timely manner!

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2016

I had to rate the food but didn't get to eat here. My experience deserves negative stars. My family had to take my mother to the emergency room on Christmas Day. We had a couple of hours to wait while tests were being run so I checked Open Table and learned that the nearby Buca di Beppo in Florence was open and had seating available. I made the reservation. When we got to the restaurant people crammed the reception area, the hall, and were spilling out the door. I made my way to the host stand where a large fellow named Jeff, wearing a shirt covered in marinara, told me there would be a delay of at least 10 minutes. Some people in line spoke up saying that they had been waiting 90 minutes even with reservations! I asked Jeff how it was that at that minute Open Table showed availability in every time slot when they were clearly overbooked, he told me the restaurant has no control over what shows up on Open Table. I told Jeff that wasn't true and asked for a manager. Eventually a manager named Phillip or Phillips came and admitted that the wait would be considerable. When I asked him why Open Table showed all times available given the large waiting crowd he gave me the same line about that being Open Tables fault. I asked if it wasn't true that Open Table ties in to their reservation and seating system and showing availability was dishonest he apologized and said "there is nothing I can do. It's corporate policy."

I changed the reservation to Mitchell's in Newport who have a more honest reservation policy.

I don't know if it's just this Buca that is dishonest or if in fact they have a corporate policy that requires lying.

I have had a better experience in other Bucas. The food smelled great but I won't be back. Open Table should see if this is an everyday practice, or if somehow evil incompetents took over for the holidays.

Don't trust this one.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas day reservations - was overbooked and understaffed. Food was good and the staff were doing their best under difficult circumstances. Tables piled high with dirty dishes - not enough staff to bus tables. With reservations wait was 45 minutes.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Good food but our server went AWOL on us. After 30 minutes I had to ask a manager to find out what happened to our food. No apologies....very disappointed in the service for this visit.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Good tasted good.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Good solid Italian food - large portions for a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2016

Great service, food and convenience. Always a good experience.

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1.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Food was cold and looked old. We ordered a large lasagna, we received 2 smalls and the one looked old and was barely warm. One person in our party ordered a beer that the waitress had to be reminded to get. Overall it wasn't a good experience. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

We needed a place that would allow us to make Mothers Day reservations for lunch for a party of 13. (Not usually an easy thing to do!). When we called Bucca, the representative was most helpful. Upon arrival, we were seated immediately, with no wait. Our waiter, (Darius), was great. He wished all the moms in our party Happy Mother's Day and continued to take excellent care of us during the whole dining experience. The food was great and reasonably priced when you take into consideration how large the portions are and how many each dinner serves. We ordered a large Caesar salad for the table and some Mozzerella sticks for appetizers. For dinner, we ordered the large Chicken Marsala, large fettuccine alfredo, small Spinach Florentine, small Baked Ziti and Small Spicy Chicken Rigatoni. Those dinners were more than plenty for all 13 of us and everyone enjoyed lots of delicious food! All of the dishes were very good, but as for the 'favorite' of the day, I believe the winner was the Chicken Marsala!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Love their salad! If you like authentic Italian food - sauces are light and enjoyable. They give you plenty of food - served family style. Service was attentive and non-intrusive,

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Great night out with the family! The food and the staff were top notch!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Experience was nice however linguine & fetticcine were overcooked.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Been here to dine a few times before. Had the Chicken Parm. and the spaghetti and meat balls and both these dishes were fantastic. This time we shared the stuffed mushrooms and they were some of the best we have ever had. For the main course my wife and I shared the lasagne and it was some of the worst. All mushy and couldn't taste any meat in it. Never will order that again. I do know they really have good food though just to over priced in the evenings. You get the same amount of food for lunch at about 60% the cost. I know we will be going back just not for dinner only lunch.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Very pleasant to be open on Christmas Day and handled groups quite well. Reasonable price for large amount of food. Without alcohol or dessert, it ended up being less than $20 per person.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2015

Dined on Christmas Eve. Good meal. It was a bit noisy where they seated us --right next to the entrance to the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2015

First visit to Buca. Servings are very large, even for two. The salad and an order of brushetta would have been enough for our meal. The chicken saltimbocca was delicious and seemed less breaded and fried that the other dishes we saw. Green beans were crisp but cooked. Food was very good.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2015

Great place to have a group/work holiday party. Great energy.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2015

The service for the Thanksgiving Dinner was great, as always. However, the dinner itself was disappointing, compared to 2014. First, ham was not offered this year. Last year, we ordered both a ham and a turkey dinner (we had a total of, I believe, 18 in our party). Everyone was pleased, but this year, only turkey was available, and that was not the first choice for some. The stuffing was NOT good. It was nothing more than seasoned croutons. No one cared for it. The food quantity was disappointing. Last year, same number of guests in the party, and we had a lot left over for takeout. This year, the food was just enough, and quite frankly, overpriced for what we paid. Dessert was just pumpkin pie. Last year, I believe we had a pumpkin cheesecake as an option.

We love Buca, and always enjoy our visit, but unless you improve the Thanksgiving offering for next year, I think the group consensus is to go elsewhere.

On a general note, we always enjoy our dinners at Buca, but especially with the lunch menu. We don't care for ordering from the dinner menu when there is just two of us, since we have differing tastes, and the lunch menu is a much better deal for the cost.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2015

The family style feel of sharing several incredible dishes just felt like home during the holidays.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2015

I always enjoy this restaurant, whether I'm dining in or getting a carry out. Serving sizes tend to vary, which makes ordering the right portion difficult.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2015

Always the first choice when we have the whole family together. Grandparents,parents, kids and their kids. Won't break the bank and it feels like home.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2015

Thank you to all of the staff who helped me set up a surprise party for my friend. They were kind enough to seat my party as they came in individually so that the surprise would not be ruined for my friend! Could not find another restaurant who would not only do rsvps but also would seat the party as they came in instead of waiting for entire party and ruining a birthday surprise. thank you

also, our waitress was awesome.....she made the evening more fun esp for the birthday girl and she made sure she had what she needed and the staff singing to her for her birthday.

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3.0Dined on October 16, 2015

The food was great, it took over 39 minutes to get it I wish we could have gotten a discount for the wait, but overall I would come back again, it was a great place to bring my wife, and daughter and had a lot of beautiful pictures.

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