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Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis

4.2
620 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Kid-friendly
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(612) 288-0138
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Burington
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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.
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Cross street
Hennepin Avenue and 12th Street
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Parking details
Free parking after 6pm weekdays and all day on weekends for Buca di Beppo.

Street, metered parking is also available.
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Public transit
MTA Bus Service - 12th Street Stop
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 620 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place for a date but the food is average and over priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Awesome and so accommodating!! I messed up the reservation time and arrived a half hour late with 9 people. They did everything they could to quickly get us seated. Food is amazing. Great place for families.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food is always great, and it’s a great ambiance. The spicy chicken rigatoni is perfect. Our server was AJ, and she is AMAZING. If you have kids, it’s worth requesting her specifically. She was prompt, personable, and went way above and beyond to let my husband and me have a great meal (and take a breath!) while the kids were happy with other stuff. This is always a great place, and it’s worth visiting every time we are in the Twin Cities.

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ruhrow (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was the worst part. From the beginning we felt rushed. Took forever for our waiter to get to our table, he rushed through our drink order and then our appetizer order. By rushed I mean, he kept cutting me off and trying to finish my thought....it didn't work. When you order a specialty cocktail, everything matters from appearence to taste. That sucked, they were out of the cocktail glass so it was served in a beer glass and the taste was blah.

Food was great!
I'll go back, hope for a better experience. If I got the same waiter again, I would request a different table.

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vipSteveH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Super bowl

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Was a great meal. Service was very good.
Not shy with the garlic. Not a bad thing

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vipPJ123 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Our family enjoys Buca and this is our favorite location. Food and service was great as always. This is a great location for getting to other downtown venues before/after dinner. We enjoy the cozy ambience of this location as well.

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vippatr (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Good but wine is very pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

great fun for a group of 16 that included toddlers! We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Really enjoyed the family vibe! Love that dishes come big and the point is to pass the dinner plates around like a family!

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TerriW (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We needed to get in and out in a hurry and our waitress was super accommodating and friendly through out! The spaghetti and meat balls were delicious - the chicken Alfredo was very good, although the sauce was a bit sticky, rather than smooth. We also ordered the mozzarella bread sticks and were disappointed as they tasted like shrimp. Weird, I know, but we all thought they tasted like shrimp. Not exactly what we were looking for in bread sticks. However, we've eaten here other times and overall would recommend this place to anyone who likes Italian.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

I had a good experience with my girlfriend and the service was very attentive

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vipUrbandiner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Always good for family Christmas Eve dinner. Consistent tasty dishes. Friendly staff. Very nice for family dining.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious meal and wonderful staff. A family favorite!!

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vipCici (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoy Buca and had a great coupon offer. We had never been to this one before. It was fun. There isn’t a parking lot and I have no idea where the ‘free’ parking was that was mentioned on the open table app so plan ahead.

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vipRickSP (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Took the grand daughters with my wife and daughter in law. Hadn’t been in years. Kids loved it. Salad was good. Pizza (kids) and entrees (adults) were so-so. Heavy on garlic powder.

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BaJa (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

I had been to Bucca a few years ago several times and enjoyed the food. This time around was different. We went for a casual Thanksgiving dinner and it turned out the stuffing was made with sausage. There was no vegetarian option and they wouldn't do a substitute. Since stuffing is one for the pillars of a T-day meal, we decided instead to just order off the regular menu. In the past I had ordered the Salmon which was very good. This time, it was very mediocre. The Buca salad also used to be great; came in a big bowl with fresh lettuce, feta cheese, olives etc...Apparently they don't have that one any more and instead have one with meats in it. So, we went with the Caesar Salad which was awful. The lettuce didn't taste fresh at all. We exchanged it for the Mixed Green Salad which had better flavor but was also limp and eh. Our server was very nice and very accommodating, but she couldn't fix the food. We won't be back I'm afraid.

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Cesar (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was great. Spent the evening of thanksgiving with the family. The only issue was with the waitress. Didn’t seem happy to work on a holiday and showed it. We made the best of it and didn’t let it bring us down since we were excited to eat here while visiting from out of town. The kids loved the ambiance. Great spot with a garden view. Would come back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was horrible. everything tasted like sauce from a jar or can absolutely no seasoning or flavor. I took my kids there for something different for Thanksgiving, so disappointed and very much regret that decision

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vipHappydinner81 (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

It was ok. Food was good but the server was lackluster. We had to ask for table bread and when brought we were given one basket for 8 people. We were celebrating my birthday and Thanksgiving and it did not feel festive.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving because we were came with family & were in MN for the weekend. It was a perfect option to cooking & cleaning up! And we had leftovers! Great food & super friendly staff. We enjoyed it. We were early for our reservation & we got right in & were taken care of with good recommendations. Just a real family friendly place to eat. It was great! Great wine too!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

This was a really fun evening meal spot. There were 8 of us in our group & we loved our meal. The waiter was delightful. Only recommendation was they should have offered the birthday boy a dessert. No acknowledgement except a sign in the shape of a finger pointing that said happy birthday.

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Manu (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

the host was not friendly but the waitress was very nice. thank you.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter was very personable and attentive. The food was good, however it is a little overpriced. The festive atmosphere is nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Large portions to share. Fun for a group.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Authentic old school Italian with great charm and Home style cuisine. My new fave for Minneapolis..

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Dined early at 4.15pm....great service, food seemed better tasting than earlier visits.Fun to visit this quaint original Buca location.

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vipLeslie (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a very large group for a birthday celebration, and it was a great choice. We had great food, and the wait staff was able to recommend appropriate dishes to feed everyone with the "family style" format.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

We went there early 5:30 so it was not busy. We were celebrating our grandson's birthday.
The food was fine and hot and plentiful. Nothing out of the ordinary was ordered, we were
catering to a child's taste with just Alfredo Linguini and a salad. The waitress did bring
a dish of ice cream as a birthday surprise for our grandson.
We had a fun time!

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BDNODK (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Was great for our group of 20+.... ranging in age from 10 yrs to 80+ years old. Note there are several steps to get into restaurant which makes it harder for elderly. This Bucca is unlike the standard "chain-style" as it had much more character and authentic feel to it. Some interesting photos on the walls and restrooms that made for great conversation pieces.

We were seated near the kitchen so it was rather noisy and warm. Felt we could have easily expanded our table for more room but they weren't willing to accomodate. Also was very warm/humid outside... and unfortunately inside too.

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