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About Buca di Beppo - Minneapolis
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.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Hennepin Avenue and 12th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Free parking after 6pm weekdays and all day on weekends for Buca di Beppo.
Street, metered parking is also available.
MTA Bus Service - 12th Street Stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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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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 - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
Have been going to Buca for many years; I didn't think the food was up to the standards that I have had in the past. My favorite has always been the Chicken Saltimbocca. I thought that the chicken was thicker and tougher than I had had in the past, not very much sauce, capers or artichoke hearts, disappointing. I think they used to pound out the chicken so that it was more tender, the attention to quality seems to have suffered.
I made this reservation for my 17-year-old son and his 5 friends for before prom. They are high-achieving, polite kids. My son says that they had a great time, their server was terrific, and they loved the food! Thank you for being part of their special night!
Went here on a date, and while service and food were great, there were huge groups of high school sports teams there that night, making it screamingly loud. Otherwise a great night. Was glad to be able to make a reservation for a Friday night, so no big complaints.
I feel bad saying this because I've never had a bad experience at Buca but overall It left a bad taste in my mouth. The food was mediocre at best. This was the first bad experience I've ever had dining here and I've been here well over 50 times. I will continue going back, but it saddens me nonetheless.
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