Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis

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Italian
Craving authentic Italian food in Minneapolis, MN? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Minneapolis, the Italian restaurant known for traditional pastas in homemade sauces, specialty pastas, mouthwatering entrees and fresh-made breads, salads and pizza. Favorites include Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with dishes served family-style; Small feeds 3 and Large feeds 6. But leave room for dessert! Cannolis stuffed to order, homemade Cheesecake and artisan Gelato aren’t to be missed. Whether you’re seeing the Minnesota Orchestra, discovering the nearby Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or planning your own special event, Buca’s warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for a relaxing meal, everyday dining or celebrating any occasion for parties and groups both small and large. Can’t join us at our table? Call ahead or order online for To Go or delivery. Catering also available.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant will be worth it if you can share plates for each entree serves 3ppl. Appetizer was not worth it for portion size. Does not feed 3 people

B
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My partner and I enjoy taking the kids to Buca for the delicious food and warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Responded 5 days ago

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came from out of state to meet family and have Thanksgiving Dinner together. Dinner was at 5:30 and they had no traditional meal left. Main menu was good but over priced. Wine was $17 a glass for Chianti. Our table was crowded in by another’s although there was availability seating elsewhere.

Overall it is not an experience I wish to repeat.

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on November 29, 2019

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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j
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Pope’s Table for a family birthday party!! It was perfect and very family friendly with little ones!! The food was great as usual!! We had great service too!! Arrived early with our family on a Monday evening and it worked out great!! Definitely you will not be disappointed!!

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience4

The food is good and the service was excellent. However, I made a reservation on Open Table for our party of 5 and still waited 25 minutes after our reservation time for our table. We arrived at the restaurant about 15 minutes early, so in total we waited 40 minutes before we were seated.

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on November 25, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

A fun and lively place. We had a group of 12, a big birthday party. We waited 25 minutes after our reservation for our table. The party at our table was not leaving. I felt the manager could have offered to buy them a drink in the bar as there were many parties waiting in the lobby and they’d been sitting after they’d paid for 20-25 mins.

Once we sat, the service was awesome. Great server. The food is good but overpriced. The ambiance is spirited and the place is a good time. Just keep your expectations in line for what it is and you’ll be happy. Decent family style Italian.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

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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F
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served family style for all to share. Feels like you’re part of a big Italian family!

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Responded on November 29, 2019

We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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D
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & food! Perfect dinner with kids!

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on October 12, 2019

Dolly, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dinner before the marathon is always pasta with family. Unfortunately, it is so loud we could not visit. The pasta was good, perfectly al dente. The chicken for the gluten-free guests was delicious. However, the Antipasti Salad was soggy. It was as if it had been premixed- laden with dressing- an hour before it was delivered. Service was excellent, though; Matt took great care of us.

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on October 7, 2019

We appreciate 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 and thank you for reaching out to us.

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S
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent and service great as always is. We love going there. One of our favorite spots to celebrate birthdays.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Thanks, Sarita, for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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DJ
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was good. Service by Jamie was outstanding. Restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday evening. Not sure why. I like everything but the birthday song sung by wait staff. That was pretty cute when done at TFI Friday back in 1980 - not so much in 2019.

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dan, we appreciate 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 and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. We had a large group and sat at the pope table. We were celebrating a special occasion and this was the perfect setting.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

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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MB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The calamari was average, the pasta was pretty good. Beer selection, meh.

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on August 19, 2019

We appreciate 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 and thank you for reaching out to us.

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KB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Bad service, not friendly,was not busy but took a long time,she brought a wrong pasta. Can’t find her ..
I’ll not going back there.

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello, Kay. 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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OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large servings, good food and a fun setver

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on August 7, 2019

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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AK
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to visit the original. Nice relaxing lunch!

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on August 6, 2019

Aaron, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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JW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been to Buca di Beppo before now. Loved the food, the decor, the location, the service.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

John, we are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Showed up for national lasagna day & they ran out of lasagna! But otherwise food & service was excellent.

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for reaching out to address your thoughts and concerns. There is always room for improvement!

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RH
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, not outstanding. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere is delightful.

L
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had no idea Buca de Beppo was a chain restaurant when I made the reservation. Upon arrival, two members of our dinner party told me they had both previously eaten in different locations, so I was initially a little concerned that the food would be "average." I was pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious! The service was attentive and friendly. The family style food was well prepared. The pasta was hot and al dente. We enjoyed the family-style presentation.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance of the restaurant. Our waitress made our graduation celebration a fun celebration for my daughter. We will go back again!

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Unusually poor service for a favorite restaurant. Our server did not get enough glasses or silverware, was slow on returning to the table, and forgot drinks orders/requests for additional bread. When I spend $500 for a dinner, I expect better service.

D
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

C
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Made a reservation for 10 people about a week in advance for a special occasion. When we arrived we were put in a small crowded back room, next to two other parties. The restaurant was not full, and there was plenty of good tables, but we were given a half table/half booth on top of other customers. We were the only people in the restaurant and they shoved us all on top of each other. We couldn’t enjoy our conversation because of the set-up, and constantly had to be getting up out of our chairs in case anyone had t use the bathroom. It was loud and conversation had to almost yell to be heard over the noise to talk to anyone at the other end of the table. Disappointing set-up

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the dessert! It was a fun way to celebrate a belated birthday.

MH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fantastic service. We had way too much food, but worth having extra for lunch the next day. It is a little pricey.

CD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays are better at Buca!

E
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We go several times a year, normally for dinner. The food is always great! The best eggplant parmesan.

We normally do in a middle table, at night, when it is darker and not as obvious about the lack of cleanliness. Honestly, gross! We had a booth and one of my son's toys fell on the floor and when I reached under to get it all I could think was what did I just touch?!?! It seems like they didn't move the table out, at the end of last night and everything gross just stayed.

Sadly, this got us paying more attention. The booth wall had definitely not been wiped down.

While the food is really good, I'm concerned about what the kitchen looks like now. Kind of wish we had never sat at booth to see this. We might go try the one downtown; same food, but hopefully cleaner.

PZ
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice meal- great service. Lots of young people there who were doing cheers and very loud. Not Buca’s fault.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Food, service and atmosphere could not have been better. Needed a dolly to get out the door!

JL
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50% off spaghetti and meatballs on Mondays! Delicious! Service was great, portion sizes are ridiculously huge! A small spaghetti and meatballs served 2 of us for 2 full dinners!

PM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent & the food was fantastic! It is quite loud, however.

LG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CLASSIC American Italian Faire, served Family Style. For the uninitiated that means HUMOUNGOUS PLATES. My friend and I normally eat for Three People....and we were satisfied with a single plate of Spaghetti with the largest Meatballs you have ever seen. And good too!! That and a bottle of wine and we were satisfied. The atmosphere makes you feel your Italian Grandma is gonna pinch your cheeks and ask "Why you so skinny? Mangia!"

D
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and completely comfortable space to spend time with family.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a wonderful time and the food was absolutely spectacular!

Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
Responded on September 10, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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LG
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great, the prices were not—even with a $20 coupon! A small salad is $22?? And way too much dressing.
Ok for pre-theatre dining.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was outstanding. Prices are fair and portions are large.

RS
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere feels very authentic, the food is very good, and the service was excellent!

s
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Even with a reservation, we were initially seated right by the host stand, and the cold breeze coming in from outside. I realize, as a table for two, at a group destination like Buca, two tops are not abundant. But if I'm going to take the time to make a reservation three weeks in advance, then I would expect a better table. They found one for us right away when asked. Also, this was for my wife's birthday, and no mention was made of the occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Gigi was a great server and food/drinks were delicious!

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