Buca di Beppo - Kansas City

4.3
1572 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Kansas City, MO then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. In the heart of the Plaza Shopping District is Kansas City, MO’s favorite Italian restaurant. Known for our family style portions, you’ll know that no matter the size of your appetite, you won’t be going home hungry! We want all of our guests to feel like family, so we feed them like family! Even though we serve hundreds of delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas every day for lunch and dinner, everyone in Kansas City keeps coming back for more. Our semi-private dining rooms are perfect for celebrations and we offer amazing catering options for every occasion. Come in to Buca for a meal today and see why we’re the best Italian restaurant in Kansas City. No one knows authentic Italian food better than us! Make your dining and catering reservations today!
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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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Took my family here for a nice outing before Thanksgiving. It wasn’t busy, but the service was slow. We were really excited about the food, but found it disappointing and overpriced. Nothing I couldn’t have made at home and better.

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Responded a day ago

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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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loads of food! Family style serving so go hungry as you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere and decor is great as well.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded a day ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good, though it was a little lacking in flavor. Had to salt the chicken carbonara as the chicken has no seasoning. The service was kinda mediocre. Upon entering the hostess and two waiters were chatting and she seemed indifferent that we walked through the door, no greeting or anything. When we were sat we were explained how the restaurant works, it’s family style so unless you want to spend a pretty penny and take a bunch of food home, you usually just get a plate which brings enough for everybody. This is an awesome concept, however our family is very diverse in food taste, my husband likes all seafood while I’m a chicken gal…. Needless to say, a compromise had to be made. Just something to be aware of if you’ve never been. I would still probably go again if I am in the area again.

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Responded a day ago

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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GlendaC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was fantastic but more expensive than I would have liked. We were in a back room by a bathroom. The women's restroom spelled horrible and the room we were in was a very strong musty smell. They did tell us when we came in that the air conditioner wasn't working well farther back in the building, but I was ok with that since it was cold and rainy outside. Not sure if that was the reason for the smell but it was not pleasant. It was my brother's birthday and he was happy as a clam to be there for the first time so we stayed in that room. I've been to Buca many times - twice for company dinners - and haven't had this experience before. Hopefully it was a one time deal. But for $42 for a family size spaghetti with three (yes they are huge but three) meatballs, it may take a long time before we go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

13 fit in the Pope room. Perfect!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on November 7, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. Fast service. Waitress was so nice and accommodating to my toddler. Always love eating here!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on November 7, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

When people make well in advance reservations, you should be able to accommodate that or at least notify them. You could also benefit by sending your hostess to a class on etiquette. Finally, don’t have your employees lecture young children on masks when they themselves aren’t wearing one properly. Probably will not be back any time soon.

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McKenzieS
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. Did mislead us when I asked how much I should order. Ended up with way too much! But we took home all the leftovers.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on October 31, 2021

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

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fun atmosphere. Good food loved the fried mozzarella.

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Responded on October 27, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great family Birthday dinner. Never disappointed. Great atmosphere and awesome food!

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Responded on October 27, 2021

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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Kameron
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time-so glad we had a reservation-it’s always very busy. We loved the food, the ambiance & our server was friendly & fast. My son loved it-he’s been wanting to eat here for a long time. Finally made it happen.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on October 27, 2021

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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JudithW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will return. Food was delicious.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on October 27, 2021

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun when it’s family style in the Pope room!

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Responded a day ago

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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SofieW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did an amazing job with our large group. Thank you so much for making it a memorable night.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on October 9, 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 October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a large last minute party and they got us in. They put us at the Pope table which was so cool. Our server Reik was very helpful, attentive, and overall a great server.

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Responded on October 9, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Anniversary

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on September 30, 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
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience3

It was my sons birthday, it took a long time for the food to come, service was not all that great… my water didn’t even get refilled. We asked for more bread and had to wait a while. Also we ordered a large chicken Parmesan and 2 large pasta dishes and a large pizza but was disappointed because they didn’t have the white sauce pizza!! And the chicken had a gamey taste and smell to it.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on September 30, 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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JamieJ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hi Jamie! 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Terrible terrible terrible everything

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on August 29, 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
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Smelled like a very musty basement. Food was normal/good.

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JeffreyG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Time was 11:30AM, Sunday. Good way to start the day. Staff was wonderful.

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vipKateKC
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love that Buca offers a lunch menu with individual meals rather than the family style meals. This was the first time I was here for lunch, and it was great! Everyone loved their meals!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food! Our server Scott was wonderful and very informative about the food and the history of the restaurant. We will be back again soon!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on August 8, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!! We could be silly and loud all in good spirits without complaints. Anna are server was a gem… very courteous and accommodating. 👍🏼👍🏼

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on August 3, 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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vipJJJJ
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was honestly extremely hot (we had sweat dripping off of us), the restaurant smelled very strongly of mildew, and the food was mediocre. The kitchen also kept forgetting portions of our meal and our server repeatedly had to go back and keep asking for the dishes. We eventually just cancelled some of the food items so we could leave the hot, mildew smelling restaurant. Our server was absolutely fantastic and worked very hard the entire evening to give us the best experience he could though.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on October 9, 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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DavidH
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday's with son and his family. Food was outstanding and the service was first rate. Really a fun place!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on July 29, 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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tmsinkc
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time with dear friends and even got to sit at the Pope table!

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Responded on July 18, 2021

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

In a food coma. HUGE portions and very tasty. Went on a Saturday afternoon and there was no one in the restaurant except for our group and another couple.

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Foodiefinder
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served family style! Service was great.

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Responded on June 29, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very large servings. We really enjoyed this place and the hit at our table was the eggplant parmigiana.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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summerl
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I was extremely disappointment as I had never been here but have wanted to go for a long time so Fathers Day Celebration with my family was the perfect opportunity because my kids have been asking every time we walk by it. Needless to say, my reservation was for 630 pm and we didn't get our food until 755 pm which is very difficult with small children as they had to sit there waiting. When our food finally came out we had no idea that the Chicken Parmagiana didn't come with pasta. I have never ordered this dish without accompanied pasta and if so, the waitress typically would mention or ask if we wanted any side. I'm not sure how our waitress thought 3 pieces of chicken was what my family of 5 wanted for dinner...... This is when I was surprised she wasn't apologetic at all and just immediately became annoyed as I asked for a box to take the food home because after waiting for 1.5 hours we were just exhausted and no longer felt like eating. We never saw a manager and just left unhappy. When they ask if you had been there before and say no I think a good server would make sure to explain the menu especially at the price point. We had looked up the menu prior to coming in and planned to get the lasagna special which was explained on the website and the waitress said yea they had it but came back later saying they could no longer do it dine in so we had to make a decision while attending to the kids that had already waited to be sat. There was also a dead bird in the fountain outside in the dirty slime water small fountain and scared my son so we went back inside to wait for our table and informed the hostess and they just blew it off.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on June 22, 2021

We are very sorry about your experience. 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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TimS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. Just had to wait 30 minutes after my reservation time for a table.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on June 22, 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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Allme
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wear your stretchy pants! The portions are family style and it was very good. Our servicer was very attentive even with 2 different trainees with him.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on June 14, 2021

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

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Newtdog
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca was busy! We had the best chicken parmesan and spaghetti and giant meatballs. The food was excellent and the garlic bread was good too. We went at a busy time and waited about 10 minutes to get a seat. It was worth the wait!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on June 2, 2021

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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vipEthanB
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sean was a superb waiter — best in a year. Good was excellent. Noise level was almost unbearable but it was graduation night.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 24, 2021

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

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DavidB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delay in seating with reservation, due to unclear guidelines to facilitate waiting for others members for dinner all there on tome but not together due to coming in different entrances

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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BadBirthday
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time our waiter was amazing! We had a table of 10 and everybody was satisfied the food was delicious cocktails amazing and the desert beyond compare!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 21, 2021

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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Nicole
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Responded on May 21, 2021

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

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Drew
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always, the food was delicious. Their garlic bread and baked rigatoni is the stuff fat kid dreams are made of. The only frustrating thing was that they kept sitting all the table right next to each other which made for a very crowded dining experience. The restaurant wasn't busy but all the tables that were seated were almost elbow to elbow. I get the feeling that Buca, like the rest of the industry, is having some staffing issues. Everything took an inordinate amount of time. Severs were friendly (The bartender was actually pretty amazing and attentive - 7pm on 5/13) but they seemed flustered and apologized continuously about the length of time things were taking to get to the table. Overall we still enjoyed ourselves and ate our weight in bread and pasta and left happy. Just be prepared to have a VERY leisurely meal. Don't forget to tip your wait staff generously friends, it's not their fault when things are running behind!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 21, 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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Buca di Beppo - Kansas City does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Kansas City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 931-6548.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City is rated 4.3 stars by 1572 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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