Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City

3.3
356 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.
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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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vipStevenM
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience1

They've raised their prices, but their service has gone down. Over $40 per person with only seeing our actual server twice. Won't go back.

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DarylG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The night was very nice and would have be exceptional had it not been marred by a very rude hostess/receptionist. Having said that, it was Christmas Eve, the restaurant was apparently booked and understaffed (as are so many businesses these days) and it seemed like all the guests were arriving at the same time. I'm sure she was frazzled, but she needs to put on a better face/attitude. The waitress was wonderful and everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Just a warning to other open table users. We arrived at Bucca on Christmas Eve for our reservation but they said they didn’t have a reservation in our name. When I mentioned that we made the reservation on Open Table the hostess said, “oh, we don’t really use open table right now.” Yet we had selected an open tile frame right from the app. It was frustrating.

They were great though and got us seated anyhow. We waited for our food for over an hour. Any other day it would have been awful but they were low on help that day. The food was great and our waiter was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was good, not too busy when we dined. Food was brought to the table quickly. Hot and flavor was great. A little salty in the red sauces. The salad was well dressed and delicious. Not a lot of parking during the holiday season, but a short enough walk.

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JoshP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t even get to eat. We had reservations at 6:45 and we left at 7:30. We were still waiting on a table. No one was helping the table seater. We couldn’t get a straight answer on if we were gonna get seated so we left. Literally the worst experience I have ever had with a restaurant. Might try to eat here again when it’s not busy or get it Togo. It was ridiculous.

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vipDiner
Mississippi
47 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation about an hour before arriving and shortly after landing in Salt Lake City as part of vacation travel. The foyer was mobbed, there was no hostess to manage people coming in and it took about 10 mins to find someone to inquire about my reservation. The person I talked to said they had stopped taking reservations and if my name wasn’t on a separate list, I wouldn’t be seated. I showed her my Open Table reservation on the app as well as the confirmation email but was denied. I left in frustration.

The food may have been good, bad or average but I will never know, nor will I ever go back should I unfortunately ever find myself in downtown Salt Lake City. Horrible customer service - why use Open Table to manage your restaurant’s reservations if you’re not going to honor then?

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StevenC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a 6:15pm reservation, we arrive at the restaurant at 6:00pm, waited for 30 minutes, we didn't even see a host, the host stand was vacant. I asked the to go window attendant if anyone was available to advise on timing and she just laughed and said we'll never get seated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we showed up for our reservation, the lobby was packed and people were waiting outside in the snow. The hostess was nowhere to be found. There were people with reservations who had been waiting to be seated for nearly an hour and the hostess had yet to even speak to them. We ended up leaving without dinner, along with a lot of other people who couldn’t keep waiting.

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vipRyan
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite having a reservation at 8:30 at night, we were not so much as greeted by host nor sat in 45 minutes time. We ended up calling a neighboring restaurant who took pity on us, and had dinner there. I have never had such a poor experience at Buca di Beppo. I imagine they may have been shorthanded or something considering that is presently the trend, but the fact that they didn’t so much as come out and greet us or the other large groups standing in the lobby was absolutely ridiculous. We are patient people and would have been happy to sit at our table with a drink to give them the time they needed to service our group, but we didn’t even have the opportunity to do that. It will be a good long while before we try Buca again.

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cporter
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Despite having a reservation we had to wait close to an hour to be seated. The restaurant wasn't heated except with tiny space heaters. Staff had no idea what was going on and struggled to keep us informed, even going so far as to suggest we go to a different restaurant if we weren't happy with the deplorable customer service. Once we were seated, other than the cold it was a decent meal, and service was adequate, I could tell they are understaffed, but if that's the case, accept fewer reservations...

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We waited over 40 minutes to get served. We kept asking to be helped and they said they would send someone over. Wyatt come from another section to help us and was excellent. Every other part of our visit was disappointing. Food was cold, the building was as cold inside as outside.

They could have been short handed as many places are but there sure seemed to be several working walking around but not doing anything. Seems poorly managed.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food. The portions are generous so keep that in mind when ordering

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MSnizzle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super good food, we had the lasagna and it was the best I have ever had. The green beans were also really good. Super quiet, we went on a weeknight. The building is super impressive and interesting.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on November 5, 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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KimberlyW
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food … Long Wait

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, always smiling and friendly. They went out of there way to accommodate our table of 15. There is a great variety of menu options to meet the needs of a large party and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend Buca de Beppo in Salt Lake City.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on October 31, 2021

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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SarahK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant and will definitely be coming back next time I’m in SLC! I felt like I just walked into my Italian Nonna’s home! It’s exactly as you would picture a fun, authentic, Italian restaurant. The service was amazing and the food was delicious! Make sure you’re ready to eat!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on October 13, 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
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I had an amazing time! The hostess accommodated us beautifully and our server, Billy, was hilarious and matched our energy so well. He was attentive and mindful. Very wonderful experience!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on October 13, 2021

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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vipDanteF
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server was awesome and the food quality was better than expected.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on September 20, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The absolute worst! Had a reservation and was told it would be at least a 2 hour wait! No explanation, very rude!

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City
Responded on September 20, 2021

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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Justgotintown
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good dinner for our group of Skaters...ask for the Pope Room, it was a lot of fun

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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
3 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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vipmelissa
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not like eating here at all. We were sat in the bar because the restaurant was full. The service was slow because we e the only table seated in the bar. The bartender had to serve us. The food was mediocre and expensive for we got. We will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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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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LoriP
New England
9 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
14 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
3 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.

FAQs

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 3.3 stars by 356 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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