About Buca di Beppo - Maple Grove

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.

12650 Elm Creek Boulevard
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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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:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(763) 494-3466

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 available in public lot.

Public Transit:
Metro bus service - Maple Grove stop.

Executive Chef:
Carlos Molina

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, 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.

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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 - Maple Grove Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.0

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4.0

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3.8

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

Overall bad experience that seemed like everybody there was new to the job and a management didn't care.

For a walk in we were told it'd be an hour wait until I reserved it in open table and was let right in. They were out of booze and ingredients to make several of their advertised drinks and even some common liquors. The food came out on time and was good, but we were told they were all out of big plates so we were served on the small bread plates until I asked for bigger ones. The people at the table next to us didn't get silverware until they asked for it (after their appetizers were dropped off) and when the waiter came back he handed them a pile of silverware and told them they didn't have any wrapped. Then they had to ask for napkins.

The person that dropped off our food tried delivering it to several different tables before he got to ours and had also tried to drop off other people's food to us. I had to go to the bar and ask for water and more drinks because out waiter didn't come back around. I had to do the same with the check after it was dropped off because we were sitting at the table with our card in the holder for ten minutes.

Again, overall bad experience with bad service and instead of anybody trying to find a way to improve the experience all that was given were a couple curt excuses.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a 6:15 reservation last night. We were seated around 6:20. We ordered at 6:25 pretty soon after being seated. It took 50 minutes to get our meal to us. The food was lukewarm but it still tasted good enough to eat. Besides I didn't want to go through the hassle of trying to get more food after 50 minute wait for our initial dinner. Our waitress was odd. She wasn't rude and she seemed to know what she was doing, but the way she interacted with us was just odd. She seemed to be doing some kind of Southern California "I'm really cool" routine. It was just odd. We thought it strange that they walked us through the kitchen in order to get us to our table. Over all, it wasn't the type of experience I was looking for. I think there are other restaurants in Maple Grove that can provide better quality food with a faster service time and a more professional wait staff.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was great except they don't have the Italian sodas on the menu anymore.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Baked rigatoni is delicious. I wish they had a small salad included but they don't.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great option for hassle free Thanksgiving dinner

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Birthday celebration for my 82 year Mom. We had 4 generations at our table and Buca made sure all our needs were attended to right away. Perfect evening!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really like the Spicy Rigatoni but last time we had it, it tasted as if someone just dumped red pepper flakes on top and it was almost too spicy to eat

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was very very slow. The waiter was completely disorganized.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Host/greeter/seater was not very friendly. Asked for a different talk and he copped an attitude about it was 6PM and they were busy. Ha, I made the Open Table reservation 5 minutes before we got there AND we walked right by an open table. We eventually ended up at that table. Overpriced like usual when 3 people got there!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We were a work group of 16 and had a blast. The food was good and we enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is the second time that we've experienced way above average wait times. Over an hour waiting on good when the resturant was a little over half full. Disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food! Edy provided great service too! Edy is a great server who spaced out our appetizer, salad, entrees, and dessert nicely!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Jose is an excellent waiter!!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Met an old friend there because she likes Italian food and I had a "birthday coupon" for $20 off $40. They were running a "$45 meal deal" promotion that we decided to order rather than do a la carte... and even though the server knew that I had the coupon and that it did not apply to other offers, she did not tell me that until she had placed our order with the kitchen. Had I known, we would have ordered dishes that we like (rather than the limited ones on the "meal deal") and used the coupon. Looks like bad service. The food was cold and so mediocre - bland sauce, overpowering garlic bread (my friend would not eat the latter). It has been a long time since I have eaten at this restaurant, and now I remember why. Won't be going back.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The Alfredo supreme was very bad, had no taste. We were very dissatisfied. Bad food

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good service food was ok all the staff I had an interaction with were very friendly

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Brought my nephew and family to dinner.was a wonderful experience, just sad we weren't able to eat in the Pope room! Love this place!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 20, 2017

the lasagna was good, the spaghetti was watery, the spicy chicken rigatoni was bland and the Pope Table was too loud. Pricey for average food. Not likely to return or recommend.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Another great meal at Buca. Our server Eunice was attentive but extremely busy. The food was the best as usual.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

We were celebrating my son's birthday and had a great time!! Our server, Saffron, was AWESOME! The team made our party feel welcome and engaged the little ones with our party in a positive way. The food was delicious and ample for the amount of people in our party! We would recommend Buca di Beppo to others celebrating a special day or to enjoy a delicious dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The service and food was great! Eric is a great server. We were very impressed. Buca continues to be a family favorite.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was horrible!!!! Very slow waitress rarely came by.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food and service were wonderful, but it was very noisy. It seemed every table around us had a birthday person... For the price I would prefer music over chatter and to be able to hear the people I'm with.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 2, 2017

food is always pretty good here for the most part. As well as the service. It is not often i give 5 stars as nothing is perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was terrible. Our salad came out before the appetizer. The calamari was spicy which was not told to us. The chicken we ordered was not flavorful and our kids ordered a make your own pasta and it can out with hot pepper flakes instead of garlic. Very disappointed and will have a real hard time going back

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always good food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great dinner as usual. Chefs and service are great!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We went with a group of 6 +2 kids in the early afternoon. We had to wait a bit for them to get a server together seeing as how they just opened, but the host was super pleasant and let us know what's happening. My drink, the sparking solerno, was super strong. I don't mind a bang for my buck but it could barely finish it and be able to drive home safely.
The prosciutto stuffed chicken was amazingly crispy and the sauce I just wanted to lick the plate. The baked ziti was meh with all the cheese melted on top masking the super tasty red sauce. The shrimp fettuccine could have used more sauce.
The bruschetta is the absolute perfect starter. I could have eaten the giant serving myself

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Normally I very much enjoy this restaurant, however, we had several order mishaps - a dish forgotten, another prepared wrong, and then leftovers from another table brought to us instead of our own. In addition, the bathroom (at least the women's restroom) was filthy. I know that this can't be controlled by the restaurant, but the noise level was so high that I couldn't hear members of our party from across the table. Overall, the experience was much less than I had expected or hoped, although the food was tasty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food is delicious and the staff is warm, welcoming and attentive.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Manager was very apologetic about an extremely long wait and made it right for our group. They were abnormally busy with prom season and I think it caught them off guard a bit. They made it right with our group but with young kids we would rather have been seated quicker. We would return again as the staff was very professional in a tough situation and I believe they will fix the wait next time around. Can't beat the family atmosphere and value on good food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Grandkids live it.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Great place for groups and birthdays. Meatballs and Chicken Marsala were great as always. We ordered the brownie sundae for birthday dessert, but brownie was stale.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Food quality declined a few years ago hasn't really bounced back yet (this is a chain level thing, nothing about this location)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was very good. Service a little lacking but that may have been because we were there on a Saturday evening that was also a prom night for large groups of teenagers! We were also disappointed that when the server took our leftover food back to the kitchen to box up, she asked us if we also wanted to take the leftover garlic bread home. We said we sure did (we had ordered a large order so we would have some available to eat with our leftovers at home, plus we'd paid for it). When we got home and checked our bag, there was no bread to be found. Quite disappointing. Would be different if we hadn't been charged for it, but really.... Not a huge deal all in all, but still a disappointment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The Eggplant Parm and the Apple Gorgonzola saiad were excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We made a reservation for 13 for Easter brunch. I work at a church, and holidays are much easier if I do not have to cook. We had a 90-year-old great grandma and a 1-year-old baby in our group. The restaurant recognized that we needed to be served quickly, as the baby would not tolerate a long wait. They did a wonderful job of handling the large group. Good food, great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

There were 20 of us for Easter. We didn't pre order. The service was exceptional and they helped us figure out how much of each item to order ( large or small). The good was delicious and the servings were very large!! Wonderful day and we would all do it again!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The service was ok, the waitress only came around few and far between. She also was very assuming and didn't seem to listen to us, but act on impulse. She spilled on our drinks on the table, but didn't offer to wipe it up or bring us additional napkins so that we could do it. All of our menus were also filthy.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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