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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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Special Occasion (9)
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Fun (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Our visit overall was very pleasant, we enjoyed the food very much. Due to one server not being on the job we and the table next to us were told to wait a bit as the bartender would have to take our orders. We asked for water with no ice by two different people a bit later and got brought water with ice. It got corrected quickly. Then throughout the lunch there were two servers that kept taking turns serving our table, therefore we got presented with two bills-never had experienced that before. I asked for a high chair when booking a table and still had to ask for one when we got there. Also, lights decorations on the walls were nice but not too kid friendly as kids could easily touch and play with them-maybe a bit higher from tables would be great. We still had a great time and would definitely be back. We love your food. Dessert was phenomenal! Great parking area compared to Minneapolis Buca.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was not versed in the regular menu, or wine listings. When I asked for a wine recommendation, he stated he was new and didn't know what to recommend. He was also very slow at refilling our beverages and bringing new drinks to us from the bar.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Need more space in front entrance for those who are waiting. Parking lot is a mess and to be greeted by a mass of people just trying to get out of the way and get to their table is overwhelming. Food is great as always, but experience just to get to a table not worth the effort.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food love the family style dining!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Recommend the spaghetti.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our dinner was very slow and did not come out together like we ordered it. Very disappointing

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Love the spaghetti and meatballs which are huge. Small rooms with lots on the walls to look at.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great family style dining. Huge portions so make sure you are hungry!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great as always. Our order was a bit messed up and got out of order but we got it. They were very busy! Otherwise very enjoyable.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was very good and so was the service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were seated immediately. Great atmosphere. Good food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fun atmosphere with great Italian pictures and mementos. Service was extremely friendly although a little rushed towards the end, food was average. Overall a good experience but too expensive considering the quality of the food was lackluster for the price

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Made reaervations and had a very short wait at check-in, which was great. Service was ok, not great. Waited quite a while to place our order, get refills, and get our bread. Biggest disappointment was the food. Manicotti was rubbery and barely warm, baked ziti was dry, and cavatappi was really bland and watery. Food was a huge disappointment compared to other Buca locations.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good food and we didn't even order our favorites. The noise level seemed to be a lot more than usual and the "grands" even mentioned this.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was super poor, they forgot about some special request like a pasta without any kind of meat, took forever to get a drink,etc

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was poor and slow. Food was cold. Very unimpressed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We love going to Buca, but this time we were disappointed in the seating. I had made a reservation for 11 people and asked for a spacious table. When we arrived they sat us at a very small table that would not fit 11 comfortably - we said we would wait while they found something else. We were seated, however the table really only was set for 10 and the waitress didn't know we had 11 - it was not the most convenient table to sit at either. We were disappointed in making a reservation and then not being set at a requested table

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and superb service! We enjoy having another great experience at our favorite restaurant. Salut to all of the chefs Chris, Andrian, Jorge, and Trini, and our favorite servers Jose, Edy, and Isiah! Cheers to Patrick, Craig, Miranda, and Santiago!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been here sevaral times before and have had a better experience. This time the main course took 1 hour to arrive, and our server seemed to be running around like a 'headless chicken". To add insult to injury, the main course arrived lukeworm at best!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I made reservations 3 weeks in advance for Christmas Eve. I also confirmed the reservation .
For 10 years we have eaten dinner on Christmas Eve at Buca's. The last two years have been disappointing .
We arrived on time but had to wait, we were then seated in the very back of the restaurant where it was crowded and dirty. Our waitress was friendly but we didn't see her a lot. As we ordered she continued to tell us how they were out of several items that we always ordered. No meatballs for spaghetti at an Itailian restaurant ?!. We ordered Lemon Chicken with hardly any lemon sauce because they were running out. One of our guests ordered something to drink and was told they didn't"t have it but was not offered any thing else. We waited for our meal for 50 minutes but we had no silverwear or napkins.
When I returned home I listened to my voicemail and found that Buca's had left me a message cancelling our reservation for dinner because of Kitchen malfunction. I had not recieved this message so why didn't someone tell us when we checked in for our reservation that they had canceled our reservation because they were running out of food? If we would have known this we would have left.
My biggest surprise is that no one offered to take money off our bill, coupons or anything.
It spoiled our Christmas Eve and we will not return again. This was unexceptable especially on a Holiday .

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a great meal! However their bathrooms were out if commission during our entire visit, i cant imagine how much longer it was! I feel bad for anyone who had to go, as they would need to go outside to a local bar and it ws freezing out.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Family Christmas

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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 (Minneapolis)·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 10, 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 4, 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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 (Minneapolis)·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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 (Minneapolis)·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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 (Minneapolis)·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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