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About Buca di Beppo - Louisville

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.

2051 South Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Taylorsville Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 493-2426

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Free self parking in private lot.

Executive Chef:
Leo Kolowitz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

It’s not too early to book your Holiday Party! Ask the Group Sales Manager for details to reserve space for your holiday celebration today!
We’re open at 11am on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day! Reserve your table now!

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Private Dining

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 - Louisville Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.1

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Good for a Date (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved it! Will be coming back once every 2 weeks

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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my first visit to the Buca in Louisville, KY. I have frequent the Columbus, OH location near the Blue Jackets Stadium, but I must say that every location has surpassed my expectations. I think I enjoy the food the most at the Buca, but the service runs a very close second. My friend and I held reservations for a Friday night, and as it turned out, we finished our prior engagement ahead of schedule. We made it to the Buca an hour early and asked for our reserved seats ahead of time. Although we had to wait for few minutes, the staff accommodated and delivered us a great table. All of this occurred mind you while parties the size of 35 people, 16 people, and 8 people, constantly entered the establishment . The Buca staff was appropriately trained and never hesitated when the location became packed. The staff is super helpful with finding the right choice for you on the menu. We ordered the small sampler and split the leftovers. Our waitress did not give us a guilt trip when we refused to order desert, but it was certainly our lost. It was a family friendly environment with huge tables and stumbling waitresses. We recommend you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy your visit, and remember to look for coupons that are posted for special discounts.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

The waitress was very unpleasant poor attitude , didn’t return to check on our party .. we had to ask her for water wouldn’t return until 10 min later .. lost one of my parties credit card and then charged us wrong on one of our bills

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I️ made the reservation to celebrate a birthday and stated that in my reservation and reminded the waitress, however the request was ignored. They were out of lasagna at 6:30 which I found to be odd especially since it’s one of their signature dishes. Our food was cold and for the price paid I️t definitely was not worth I️t. By the end of our meal my husband, whose birthday we were celebrating, looked at me and said he couldn’t believe he was saying I️t, but he had no desire to return. We used to enjoy this restaurant, and I’m not sure if this was just a one time bad experience or if the restaurant has just declined.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great, workers were friendly, and the interior design of Buca di Beppi is awesome!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First time...a little bit of a wait beyond my reservation time but well worth it. This is my new favorite Italian food place. Big family style portions of fresh Italian cuisine. Friendly staff!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Buca di Beppo never disappoints. Food is delicious and service is prompt and friendly. Very good wine list.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food and staff. Took my dad out to dinner, which was his first time at Buca, and he was very impressed.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The meatballs were bland, needed more spices, also the sauce was runny needed to be thicker. The Italian sausage, salad and garlic bread were excellent.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The good was very good. One of the best calamari I've had. Glad they are no longer over grinding the meat for the meatballs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I've been to other location many times. Service here was terrible. Requested to change table (while a bunch of tables were available ours was right in the middle of the room), the staff said check the "availability (even WIDE open)" and never came back. Our waiter tried to sell a bottle of wine more than 5 times even we said we'd like a glass of wife cuz we'd switch to other kind of drinks. Kept suggesting meat dishes even I kept saying my friend was vegetarian. It was just so annoying and uncomfortable.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Buca is one of favorite places to celebrate family occasion s. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly, and we usually have a few leftovers for lunch the next day!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Our server Lavon was phenomenal!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We were dining as a family of 4, running a little late for our reservation and the hostess when we called to notify them was able to make corrections and accommodate us. We were promptly seated. Our server was attentive without being overly so. We were disappointed though with the Veal marsala we ordered. The sauce was too sweet for marsala and somewhat thick and gummy. The veal, while thin, was not as tender as I expected. We had also ordered ravioli with meat sauce - glad we did as my husband and son needed to eat some of our dish to satisfy themselves - and the ravioli were large, cheesy and the sauce was good and spicy.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We were in at 11 am on a Sunday. The food was great, service was great. The restaurant wasn't too busy at that time. We ordered chicken sultembocca, carbonara, caprese salad and 4 cheese platter. We were celebrating a birthday and thru sang their funny song and p placed a pointing hand that said celebrating my birthday next to the birthday boy. It was a great time!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our server was doing his best but we had to wait for 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. Two of us got our entrees in a decent amount of time but the third entree did not get served until the other two had finished theirs. The food was fine but definitely not worth the wait!

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food and service was great! Love the decor and atmosphere.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Amazing. The food was great and the atmosphere was amazing do not go if you don't have a big appetite

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Awesome experience

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 19, 2017

As always, one of our family's favorite restaurants. Good food, great atmosphere....great memories of other occasions. We will be back!!!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Overall, we had a great experience. Our server and hostess were friendly, our food was good, and we left happy. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Third or 4th time I have had a meal here. Usually dinner, but this time lunch. It was the first Buca we went to about 7 years ago. Hasn't changed. Predictable, good and cost-effective. Since we came here for lunch, the parking lot was not crowded at all. But beware a weekend night, or maybe any dinnertime.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food was Great! Wish it would have been a little quieter. THE SERVICE was fantastic.The server,what can I say was Awesome!Thank you The Chad

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Wishing for a re-do. The restaurant was apparently understaffed. Despite our 7:30 reservations, we were seated after 8. The hostess indicated that they were 'waiting for silverware' as the holdup. ??? Once seated, we observed multiple empty tables ~ supporting the impression of the lack of staffing. As we were a party of 10, multiple deliveries of food were anticipated ~ however, the over 10 minute lag between delivery of entrees was extreme. Particularly off-putting was the fact that the women's restroom was out of order - with a handwritten sign on the men's room that it was now a "family restroom". Late seating, poor service, and lack of facilities. I cannot imagine that this is the standard that Buca holds for it's chain. Poor form.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Open Table had set me up a reservation that Bucca did not have available. The management team there found me a table after a very short wait. Thank you for doing that. Open table needs to do a better job confirming that tables are available when they reserve one.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Normally Buca di Beppo is our go to place for special occasions. As usual I requested we go there for Mothers Day. From the moment we walked in, it was total chaos. We could hear the kitchen staff arguing from the waiting area. Sure glad we weren't the family sitting at the "kitchen" table to witness that while eating. After being seated, it took our server 15 minutes to acknowledge us. After ordering our appetizer took 15 minutes to arrive. Then it took 55 minutes for our dinner to arrive cold and horrible. We were there for over 2 hours from the time of sitting down. AND we had a reservation. Needless to say it was a horrible experience. Happy Mother's Day to me!!!.....NOT!!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We've been patrons for a few years usually have good food and service. Always a little pricey, therefore we go on special occasions. We've never been served raw chicken before. We had the stuffed chicken prosciutto. From the first bite you could tell it wasnt the right texture. My sons told us and we immediately put our forks down and looked and it was obvious. Called our waiter over and he said no its just pink because of the ham without looking and we told him to look and he reassured us it wasnt the case again without looking. Then he took one plate to the kitchen coming back and still saying the same! I said take this plate to the manager and he was gone for a while. Then returned saying they'd make another. We were almost finished by this time with our pasta. Never once did our server say anything other than they'd make another. Manager came over and said he took it off our bill snd we told him to box it to go. We were upset but let it go. What ever happened to the customer being right? He did tell us this happens all the time! I can assure you IT WAS RAW! They brought our chicken to go and later my son opened the chicken to finish eating their lunch and guess what? IT WAS RAW! My advice to bucca is to take it off the menu before getting someone or many very sick! I cook and know theres ways around the recipe to assure that it doesnt happen. Obviously our waiter and management says it happens ALL the time! Fix the problem , get lighting so they can see the differences in raw chicken and ham or take it off the menu, and don't belittle the customer in general. Btw he still received a tip even though he handled this inappropriately.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Even on Mothers Day weekend compounded by being a poplar Prom night location the Staff nailed it. It was like watching a professional orchestra: One Hostess was greeting and welcoming everyone, the second hostess was taking everyone on a tour of the kitchen on her way to seating them. The Cook Staff was efficiently working while everyone was walking by. The waiters and waitresses were very pleasant and informative on the Drinks and Menu. The Food was excellent and delivered hot in a timely manner. They never made you feel rushed but as soon as the table was empty the Bus staff jumped in and had the table ready in lightning speed and the next group was being seated. This scenario was repeated all night long and even as busy as they were no One showed signs of fatigue or exhaustions. My hat is off to the entire Staff. JOB WELL DONE

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Authentic, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Even with a reservation we waited an additional 30 mins before we were seated. They were extremely busy and under staffed. Sat us in the "party room" with at least 4 even larger parties and the noise levels were so bad you had to yell across the table at one another. Apps & salad came after the entree course. One entree showed up at the end of our meal. They did comp the salad and the late entree but still wasn't the best experience. We will take our party of 8 elsewhere next time. I had hoped Bucca would have the large party experience down pat but apparently not.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 10, 2017

This place is amazing. So much food. Old style rich and decadent Italian food. You can't beat it. Amazing birthday dinner.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Busy night. Took too long for food. We had a large party with not a great waiter.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Historic Italy decor, great food, service and especially, never fails to disappoint! A family favorite for 3 or sometimes 15!!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Were seated 30 minutes late WITH a reservation! Made our limo late for our prom, we were late for prom as a result. Full of excuses and no sincere apology. They blamed Open Table for triple booking.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes. We got our food an hour later but it was worth the wait. The food was excellent. It would be nice if bread and salad were included, given the price of the meal and the long wait for it to come.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 8, 2017

My husband I really enjoyed our visit, but the host stand and the whole experience there could be improved. When our party of two entered, we were told (rather dismissively) at the host stand we would have to wait (which was fine). Then two parties (one of 24 and one of 26) were seated ahead of us. That was still okay with us. After about ten minutes we were taken to our table which was basically directly on top of another table. We had to scoot our table (with no help from the host) into basically a high traffic area in order to sit down. We mentioned to the host that maybe another table would be better and she stared at us with a 'deer in the headlights' expression with no solution given. Our server was fantastic and as usual, the food was excellent. The host stand needs some further training.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great food and good service.

It had been several years since I ate hear, had a bad experience, but this experience will bring me back.

Thanks for a wonderful meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Excellent food and service as always. Plenty of food and leftovers as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Although we made reservations through open table--we still had to wait. Appears a shortage of staff

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 20, 2017

It was my birthday, and they gave me a sign for the table but then did nothing more to celebrate my birthday

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was very good. The waiter seemed to forgot about us. We had to ask for refills and a dessert menu.

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