Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City

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382 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Salt Lake City, UT then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Your Salt Lake City, UT Buca, located on West Broadway, in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, by the Salt Palace Convention Center, is the place to go for authentic Italian favorites and stellar service. Known for our family style portions, you’ll know that no matter the size of your appetite, you won’t be going home hungry! We want all of our guests to feel like family, so we feed them like family! We serve hundreds of delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas every day for lunch and dinner, and everyone in Salt Lake City keeps coming back for more because no one knows authentic Italian food better than us! Our semi-private dining rooms are great for celebrations and we offer a variety of amazing catering options perfectly suited for any occa-sion. Come in to Buca for a meal today and see why we’re the best Italian restaurant in Salt Lake City. While you’re here, be sure to make your dining and catering reservations with us.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son won a big fencing tournament nearby

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 26, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went Friday night before the Garth concert because it was the only place available. The restaurant is old and it’s smells old. The staff is nice but they are so slow and I’m sure they are understaffed. My “sangria “ was basically just watery sprite and it was gross. My friends Mule was equally as bad. The bottled beer was warm. The food was Ok, but took forever and the place was maybe 1/4 full? It was over 100$ and just kind of blah. Won’t return.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future.

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JLD3
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great, first visit to a bucca di beppo and we enjoyed our time there

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service1ambience3

We waiting 17 minutes before anyone came to the table.

Waiter tried to make it right by having fast service.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on June 15, 2021

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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SargeT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience4

The quality of the food was not worth it for the price, service was glacially slow.
Finding a hair in the chicken marsala was also not welcome

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TAdams
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 7:15 when we got there, on time, we were informed by the rude hostess that it would be 15-20 minute wait. There was a party that came in for a 7:30 reservation and was seated at the same time. All she said to us is that "your order will go in that same time" What is that? If anything ours should be first since we had a reservation 15 minutes before them. Our waiter was great and the food great.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 5, 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the pizza and it was delicious!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the first moment my guests and I were welcomed in a very warm and professional way, at the same time; our table was as wide and spacious as we wanted with social distances from the other tables perfectly respected, the staff was impeccable (the team manager Mandie was spectacular) and the food (really handmade and fresh) was more than excellent and served in a very short time.
As an Italian, I can say that, for the first time, I had the pleasure of tasting dishes from my land despite being in a restaurant of a large American company.
Well done, Buca di Beppo!!!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 5, 2021

That's high praise and we truly appreciate it! We hope to welcome you back in soon.

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SamZE
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant was chaotic from seating to order taking to the arrival of our food. Food was okay. Organization and experience poor. Server/hostess/waitress was friendly but obviously stressed.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 1, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your dining experience on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We'll be sure to share your review and feedback with our local management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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vipLoriP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all freshly made and delicious! The service was outstanding. I would go back anytime. I expected more of a Spaghetti Warehouse quality and it was way above that!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was as good as I remember in past visits. It did seem that they were understaffed a bit. The salads were unexpectedly tasty and the calamari was above average. The stuffed shells were enjoyable as expected. The meatballs were very average.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and hope to serve you again soon.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Look, it's family style and that's all well and good, but our waiter was clearly either drunk, high, or severely overworked. He couldn't get us our food on time, or even at all in the case of our appetizers.

We were in for Valentine's day and honestly, we waited for over an hour for a single bowl of pasta--thats not how you want to spend Valentine's.

Then when you considered our bowl of pasta plus drinks (one each) costed 80-something dollars? For two people? Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.

I'm not a reviewer, or a troll. Check my history. This is the first time I've felt compelled to review a restaurant after a poor experience on this site.

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vipLauraC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waiter was a bit scattered. Slow to bring 4th wine glass. Food arrived before our plates or silverware. Our dishes were never cleared. The food was fantastic

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Katie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brady was our server and he was great!! Had such a good personality and was so funny. Went for Valentine’s day and had a great experience!

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vipl2pfoodcritic
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in a long time. Forgot about family style. Food was really good,
and the service was fantastic. We willb e back.

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RobertP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall enjoyable.

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MiltonS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience for th he group. They had not been to Buca. The food and service were great.

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Gigi
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

No one came to my table for almost 1 hour after going up to other workers. Food was really good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The worst experience I’ve had ever thur far at a restaurant with reservations via Open table.
Kids awaited weeks for us to celebrate Christmas at Bucca from California to Salt Lake for the restaurant to run out of dough prior to our arrival but didn’t bother to call or send a message NPTHING this not being able to provide bread items like pizza and garlic bread to their guests.
They were behind and booked more reservations than their staff could handle
The restaurant manager was new (not sure to that location or overall) but he failed to order enough per usual and make up and losses on New Year’s Eve then blaming his chefs.

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alexa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Christmas Eve dinner and had a great time. We had plenty and had a ton of leftovers. Our server was busy but stil was attentive. Everything from appetizers to entrees and desserts were all delicious,

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MaddieJ
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Good food, bad service and it was really cold in the restaurant

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KirkI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, a little on expensive side, but loved the food n experience.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on December 2, 2020

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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PabloG
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal. Outstanding service!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thanks for celebrating such a special occasion with us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back soon.

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CoJay
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Totally awesome.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on November 19, 2020

We're glad you had a blast celebrating your birthday with our famiglia. We hope to celebrate with you again.

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BrianL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a huge group party

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on September 28, 2020

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I loved it, I love the way they have the spot set up

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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AmandaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on August 25, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Other than advertising valet when they weren't offering it when we got there, it was great!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on March 11, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

It is a good place for big groups, however be aware that if you are single or a couple, each dish is designed for 2-3. Henceyou have to eat the same thing or take a lot of food home. Everything is for 2-3 including Desserts, salads, starters, main meals included.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on February 25, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Valentines day reservations, several dozen groups behind in being seated by nearly 2 hours. Entered at 730, left by 1130.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We had a 730 reservation that they called to confirm and we didn’t get sat until 850

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We waited for 90 minutes past our reservation time. Management could use some help here. Not a great experience. Food wasn’t bad but after waiting so long anything would have been okay.

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SpanielDog
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience3

I hate leaving bad reviews, and the following is written as a warning for others, not my own gratification.

Had a 7:30 reservation for 7 people Valentine’s night. Weren’t seated until 8:45. Ordered apps, drinks and dinner all within 5-10 minutes of seating. Apps took 35 minutes and entrees arrived 5 minutes after apps. Calamari app was cold, greasy and rubbery. ShrimpFlorentine and Lasagna entrees were tasty and well prepared. Chicken parm was bland, tough and dry. Very poor experience overall. Vague apologies from staff, nothing else.

Yes, this was Valentine’s night. We knew such a night could be problematic, so I confirmed the reservation 2x the day of and they never said a word about being over booked, etc. While waiting the 1 hour and 15 minutes past our reservation time for our table, we watched multiple groups with reservations give up and leave, plus half our party. BdP is a chain restaurant that should know how to plan for big nights and unexpected rushes. Turn away walk-ins. Cut off reservations. They know their capacity. No excuse. Incompetent management.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We understand that on any holiday dining out will be crowded and busy. However, do not ask someone to make a reservation if they will be waiting over 1 hr to be seated! Reservation was made for 6:15 and we weren’t seated until after 7:15! We were told people were seated in the order they checked in not according to their reservations!! And the hostess was more than rude to everyone and unprofessional.
Then once we ordered our meal it was less than favorable. It wasn’t even brought to the table all at once. Ordered salad and garlic bread to start and the bread was brought 15 mins after the salad. Asked for marinara sauce and was told they had to find some (really, it’s an Italian restaurant) and never got it. Worst part was our son, who is 5 didn’t even get his meal which was a 6 inch child pizza. We were told for over 35 mins repeatedly that it was on its way. We ended up leaving and without him eating. Their explanation was they share the brick oven with another place to make wings and other stuff. What the heck?? Doesn’t even make sense.

WORST dinner ever and a waste of an evening out. Will never go back or recommend to anyone.

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MyDinner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Tasty food but we paid over $40 for a one salad and fried mac n cheese and a drink. Seemed a bit hight for what we got. Also they were too overbooked for Valentines Dan. Server was amazingly friendly and helpful though.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on February 18, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food is great I love this place! We love coming here for birthdays! But the service was not good! I called before my reservation to ask a simple question and the employee was rude not patient and didn’t listen to understand my question so I had to explain myself like more than 3 times. Our waitress was not the best or nicest. She didn’t check up on us. And every time i asked her for something she seemed annoyed. She also made a big deal about a birthday coupon I had... so service is bad they need to hire more people so that the employees are not rude or annoyed with customers for doing their job! It’s really not our fault that the waitress are busy for not having enough staff. There wasn’t even a lot of people... anyway Food is great!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Food has gone down in quality ALOT over the past year. Will probably not come back.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on January 9, 2020

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 this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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energy
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is family style dining. You don't need to order as much as you think. All the food is very good. It is a great place to go as a family or out with another couple or two!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on January 7, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Year’s Eve at Bucca de Beppo because we had children along and we wanted a relaxed, comfortable and interesting place to share our experience. The food was delicious and the service was friendly, expeditious and efficient. I can’t wait to get back to BdB!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on January 12, 2020

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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RavenS
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow this time, but the place was not that busy really. Server was not great about checking back very often.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on January 3, 2020

Raven, 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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Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 575-6262.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City is rated 4 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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