Buca di Beppo - Kansas City

4.4
1647 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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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
What 1647 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidH
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 2 days ago

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!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
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
16 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.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
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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Cybertron
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
8 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
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
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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vipJimL
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My wife and I travel a fair amount and eat at Italian restaurants on most trips as well as around the Kansas City metro area 4 - 8 times per year. We went to Buca with a large family group of 16. The food was good (not very good or great) and was pricey for the quality.

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

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Thompson
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A fun experience with good food. You will not go away hungry!

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you Thompson. We are happy you had such a memorable time with us! We look forward to serving up another great experience.

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BrockC
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was an excellent experience. It was a wonderful place to experience a special day for my wife and daughter. The server spent time helping us understand the menu and various strengths of the dishes. Bring an appetite.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for that glowing review Brock. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food & service to our guests and we're happy to see that reflected in your experience with us. We'll see you again soon.

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JohnR
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Very large restaurant, with many many tables and rooms. Still, even though we ate early on mother's day, they insisted on seating everyone right next to each other. Acoustics are not good, so it is very loud anyway. Halfway thru our meal a party with sever kids and babies was seated next to us. Very loud and nothing enhances your meal like the constant smell of dirty diapers.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 12, 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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VickiP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Slow with waiter but he did his best considering how slammed the place was.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 12, 2021

We apologize your visit was not up to our usual standards and appreciate you sharing your experience. We hope to serve you again soon.

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DavidS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to take the family! Great food and great service.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on May 12, 2021

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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Cochinohake
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to catch good Italian food! Drinks were great and the service absolutely wonderful! Alyssia was a fantastic server. Made the night very enjoyable.

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Responded on February 26, 2021

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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larryh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food awesome drinks had a great server a little cold inside but other than that great atmosphere

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MarshondaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, for a first time the impression was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great service, great food. Only downfall was that it was pretty cold in there.

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vipRealtorKC
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience! Perrin was a fantastic server! The food was wonderful! Look forward to my next visit.

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TamishaN
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sons 9th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My daughters 16th birthday. Only complaint was that we waited 20 min to be seated for our reservation.

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TravelnDine
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buca is always a special treat. We love having a good meal with attentive service. Our special occasion was topped with a cake the server helped box for our hote with plates and silverware for when we were ready to eat.
Recommended for anyone but especially families.

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JayT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and portions where large. Cost for food was good also. Only one complaint was they rushed us a little when first got there to order didn’t have time to look at menu

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience

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SGTTIM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The reason I give a 3 star overall review is because of the idiotic mask mandate. The Jackson County Public Health Order allows for medical exemptions and the snotty host at the front was VERY adamant and not at all accommodating and stated that they simply do not adhere to medical exemptions and didn't care how the Health Order read(s) forcing a couple of our party to stand outside in freezing weather. Will not be returning until staff is properly trained on ADA compliance and medical exemptions are honored / respected without hassle or question...

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DebiJ
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had made a reservation for a reason, not to be shoved in a tight space next to the bathroom. The food was not that good. Little to no sauce and one dish was so bland. We ordered the dessert sample tray and the cheesecake was not fit to eat, it was so think the texture was like peanut butter. I doubt I go back.

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vipLOVE
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Served very quickly, server was attentive and quick.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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JoeM
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We had the Trio appetizer, Caesar salad, Chicken Prosciutto, and green beans. Bought Tiramisu to go and had a bunch of leftovers too!
Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Left her a substantial tip!
Great ambience. I will be back!

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vipAlyssaJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Overall good experience . Was told kitchen was closed so we could’ve have more bread so that was a bummer but all in all good time.

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matthews
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and good food as always. If you like family style Italian dinner this is the place to go.

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ColaB
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was our first time going and we went on Christmas night. Do not underestimate the portion sizes, they are very large. We had the appetizer trio and could not eat our meal because were were full on that, bread, salad, and wine. The food arrived before the appetizers so there barely any room on the table which was the only frustrating part of the night. Overall, we all enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fun atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service as always!

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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 4.4 stars by 1647 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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