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About Buca di Beppo - Lombard
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.
Lombard, IL 60148
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Butterfield and Highland Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 iver your order ($25 dreception 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 delelivery 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.
Buca di Beppo - Lombard is located in the Southwest corner of the Yorktown Shopping Center on the intersection of Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
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From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.
Buca di Beppo - Lombard Ratings and Reviews
Service was great but there were 3 snags:
4 plates were dirty and had to be replaced
1 water glass was cracked and was leaking slowly but still water leaked to the table ( I thought my elder senior guest just spilled but it was the glass)
1 plate has a big chip and had to be replaced
My main complaint was the service. Bucca had 3 people up at the check in register who didn't know what they were doing and seemed to have an issue fining people's reservations. I made a reservation for 6 people, got there 10 minutes early and checked in. 20 minutes later I went back up and asked what was going on - they told me they couldnt find my reservation (after the first person found it when I orginally checked in) and told me my party had already been seated. Since my entire party was waiting with me, I assured them that wasn't the case. 10 minutes later we had our table. The waitress was perfectly nice but couldn't even tell us if they had a cabernet on the menu. It's an italian restaurant & cabernet is one of the most basic red wines you could have- how do you not know if you even have ONE on the menu??
After being sat 30 minutes after our reservation time, we were crammed into a regular 4 person booth since one in our party was a 3yr old. One person had to sit in a chair at the end of the table. This made the entire meal uncomfortable for everyone including the server. She was the only bright spot of the night. The food was mediocre at best! Extremely disappointed in this experience especially considering we spend over $160!!
Didn’t honor reservation. Called us 10 mins before and said they couldn’t seat us. They blamed open table. Tried to then cancel open table reservation and book elsewhere. App gave an error stating it couldn’t communicate with the restaurant. Christmas evening dinner. No place open. Super unhappy with the restaurant and open table.
Christmas dinner. They get Cudos for being open. Service was reasonable once we got seated but we arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and were not seated til 30 minutes after our reservation so waited 45 minutes. There isn’t much room in the lobby to wait either.
Packed for Christmas dinner. I didn't think it was so busy at 4pm on Christmas Day but t was jammin'. Got crowded with people waiting for tables as well as take out orders, however, the staff was great handling the situation. The hostesses were very friendly despite the cranky customers. Might have to make this a Christmas tradition.
The food was very good. The cobb salad was exceptional. We went Christmas day and I believe they took too many reservations for the day which took away from the experience. Service was ok and the food came out of the kitchen very slow. There was no hot water in the bathrooms and there was no where to wait. Due to the snow all the mats were soaked the stairs were slippery and the front area was soaked.
The fried mozzarella was to die for!!! The portions are large. The “small” entree said it would feed up to 3 people, and I would say it would have fed 5 of us. Great ambiance! We just had a family dinner out and really enjoyed it. Staff was all very friendly. We’ll definitely be back.
My daughter found a hair in her soup. The server was told & removed it but did not take this item off the check. The rest of the food was sub-par. Very oily bruschetta which we did not touch. It was very loud as we were seated in bar area. Will not be returning - the food & drinks are extremely overpriced for what you receive. Very disappointed.
We went for Thanksgiving. First time ever not cooking, While they offered a feast, which we saw others order and looked very good, we ordered off the menu.
Everything was outstanding. Best Bruschetta ever! Servers were great. There was a very festive atmosphere in our room. We really enjoyed our experience.
We chose this restaurant for my wife's birthday party. 6 adults and a 9 month old. The place was okay. It's run down and for a "family style" place I wondered why there weren't larger tables. They shoved us into a booth with a table added on. It was a Monday night, the place was dead, and they were clearly short-staffed so service was s-l-o-w. The bartender, Handel, was courteous and friendly and did his best to keep us happy up but admitted he had other tasks to do (like making drinks for the rest of the customers). After waiting 20 minutes I finally got my own pitcher of ice water and took bread plates off some of the other empty tables so we could have more than two. The olive oil was bland and the cheese tasted like it came from a Kraft can. The food arrived in reasonable time thanks to Handel. The bruschetta was surprisingly good. We ordered 4 large entrees, which is a lot for this place, knowing we'd take some home. I liked the spaghetti & meatballs, but the shrimp/pasta dish was watery. I'd say the food was average Italian if not less than. And the prices aren't cheap. I didn't really expect more at a chain like this. For my money, you're better off at a small local Italian place where you'll get the same if not better food and the attention you deserve. Leave this chain to the corporate accounts.
Server was very knowledgeable and friendly! Food was good. Although I was with my daughter and even though we eat an adult portion we didn’t like having to choose one and wished there would’ve been smaller portion so we could’ve tried different items.
We received two plates that were dirty and had to get new ones. I really been turned off at restaurants if you get dirty silverware or plates so that is why the rating is not higher.
Had a great time here for my daughter's BD celebration. We loved our waiter, "Tim". He was kind, informed and service oriented. He made us feel special! As we were brought into the dining area, they take you on a stroll through the kitchen. How special is that....
Love the family orientation to food with the large platters for sharing. Their house wine is pretty good as well.
Buca was a very nice place to have dinner. When arrived was asked if I wanted to sit in the kitchen. At first I thought it was a joke, but it wasnt and it was a very cool experience. Cooks were extremely sweet. With our waitresses (Jamie) my party and I felt rush. We tried to make things as easy as possible. We made reservations for 6pm seated by 603pm and walked out by 7pm. Thats probably the most disappointed thing.... being rushed.
Food is always good as well as the service. However the night we were there, the service was very poor, very disappointing. This is one of our favorite places and it is not nearby but worth the drive for the food. We have always had great service at every Buca but not this night.
Food was good, service was ok--the waiter was very friendly, but a little slow to fill our drinks. What made us upset was the fact that the waiter would not accept our coupon at first. Even the manager had to come to our table to tell us our coupon that we found online was invalid. After pleading with him for several minutes, he finally found a way to apply 20 % off to our bill. We may think twice about returning with a large group.
This was our first "not so great" experience there. I felt rushed when I got there (had reservations). There were tons of kids there for homecoming so they may have just been over extended. My son has food allergies and this is one of our usual "safe places", but when I stated to please mark it for the chef I felt like the request was blown off so I then nicely asked again. Service became better but still felt disheartened at the experience. That coupled with the noise level (we had to yell across the table), was not work the $$$. ☹️
Upon arriving we did have a slight wait to be seated. We were first asked if we wanted the table that was located in the kitchen. We declined and requested the dining room. The server was knowledgeable of the menu as we asked questions, even though it was not our first time dining. We asked for the calamari for an appetizer and shared a pasta. The service was good and the taste was good as well. Great place for family even the kids for familiar food.
We were seated right away and placed our order because we were headed downtown for a concert. Our food came out as it should and was delicious. When we wanted to pay the bill it took much longer than we anticipated despite telling our server that we were in a hurry to get someplace. I would not go here in a time crunch again.
We had a group get together to say goodbye to one of our couples permanently. I requested the Pope's room which is perfect for us and it was no problem. This had been one of our favorite rooms in the past because of the lazy susan. It makes it fun when each couple orders an appetizer to share, along with our dinner entrees. Some of the group had gotten there early, and they seated them right away. Everything we ordered was great, timing perfect, and waitress was excellent and very accommodating. Great time was had by all!
Was a great date night, we had a gift card given to us as a gift for Christmas. I do wish the prices were a bit more affordable so we could go back more often, perhaps have a drink or food special? We plan to visit again, perhaps for a special occasion such as a birthday.
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