About Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City

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.

202 West 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Corner of 200 West and 300 South

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 575-6262

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for $4/day.

Public Transit:
Trax train system stop at 300 South and Main Street.

UTA bus stop at 400 South and 2nd West.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Jensen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, 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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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.

Buca di Beppo - Salt Lake City Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

46% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

We came in on Valentines Day for a business dinner I was hosting for my team. It wasn't very busy but we were told that the kitchen was backed up and it best we don't request anything different from what was listed on the menu. Our drinks took a while, beer was flat, mushroom appetizer came with mains and wasn't cooked. Food took longer than it should have. Our server did the absolute best he could with what he had to work with and I felt for him, and his efforts. The idea here for me was to make a good impression as it was the only team dinner we had whilst in SLC. The cab driver sent us here. I would not recommend this place. It's dark and seems dingy and dusty, although the food is alright, I have had much better Italian cuisine for the same dollars. Skip this place, I owe my group a re-do unfortunately.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

We arrived for our reservation on Valentine's Day at 7:00 and were seated quickly. There were several open tables in our area. After waiting a while to be greeted by our server, he informed us that food would be delayed because the kitchen was backed up. He brought our drinks and caprese salad, but didn't bring any plates or dressing. I finally caught his attention and asked for plates and bread. He happened to be carrying vinegar and oil so he left that with us. The salad was good. The bread was warm and tasty. The ambience was nice. However, our dinner didn't arrive until 8:30. We waited well over an hour for our food. The plate the food was on was hot to the touch, but the filling was cold. Not warm, cold. We asked for a to go container and left. There is no valet parking. We found a homeless man sleeping by our car. All in all, not a great experience.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and service was good. Could be better. There were a huge family party and the kids were out of control. My Fiancé and I were not able to enjoy our time there. I wish that they would have offered to sit us elsewhere.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really have always had good experience here, but this was not the case this time. Slow service, losing orders, refills slow. Food ok. Not sure if short staffed or what the case was but probably won’t be going back anytime soon.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve dinner parry

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was great once we got a new server that would actually wait on us. I would still recommend this place especially with family

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Nightmare in hell. Please read reviews we dint and paid big for it. This place is absurdly diabolical. The people that work there laugh at u being upset. They encourage the sarcastic and rudeness with all the employees. If only the owner knew how horrible they treat people. He would fire everyone on the spot. Save yourself a nightmare in hell go somewhere else

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Mediocre food. Service was poor. Said the bread was coming out the over but it was cold. The entrees were not hot. Brought out linguine not the spaghetti as requested. Had to push the point that we wanted spaghetti and not linguine. Said that they were out of spaghetti. Really. Cold bread. Not spaghetti. Was so hopefull. Not impressed. Not a good value.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was delicious, but garlic heavy. Open Christmas day, and we had a great server.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Initially I was very frustrated because I had made a reservation for a large group and when we arrived they had us sitting a 3 separate tables. After voicing my irritation our server improvised and made a big long table for us which was greatly appreciated. He also provided great service through the meal for our large group.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Delicious meal

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food is terrible.
But it was very easy to get into with a large group since the restaurant was basically empty...probably because the food isn't good. The sizes are perfect for sharing so you can try a variety of things which is nice. That way you know that everything is bad. Not just the one thing that you ordered.
The calamari breading was very heavy and the calamari definitely was not fresh. They were very rubbery. Almost like eating rubber bands.
The meatballs were terrible...tasted gamey and like they were made with spam or something...definitely not beef or sausage. Almost mushy and corn mealy.
The stuffed shells looked like they had been sitting under the lights all day waiting for someone to order them and were hard.
The other 2 pastas were mediocre at best.
I will never be back. I would definitely recommend one of the many other Italian places downtown.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the food. There is plenty of food that we shared for 10 people. Service was good and efficiently.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is our traditional location to meet certain friends. Service was perfect, food was great (always too much, even when we try to limit). Will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I'm not sure if it was an extremely busy night or what but this was by far the worst service I've received and the food wasn't great.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our waiter Craig was amazing. Really took well care of us.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The service was slow and absent. Our waitress was almost nonexistent, forgot multiple items, and left us soda-less. The manager noticed the bad service but didn't really so anything to fix it. The food was gross and we feel ripped off by the price we paid for everything.

We wrote a much more detailed review on Google (they don't have character limits). Check out the review posted 6/29/17 by Skyler Stark to see all the details.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Great place. Great service. One of my favorites. Definitely recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Fabulous we were there last night and meal and service were excellent so good that when searching for a place to dine tonight we decided to go back and we were not disappointed. Would reccommend to any age very diverse Italian menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Wonderful and fresh

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2017

On Sunday, in Salt Lake City, there are not a lot of dining options. I called to see if they could accommodate just two (2) diners for dinner. YES, the could .... but you have to know to ask for the "lunch menu". AND, if you order off the lunch menu when it is not lunch time, do check your bill to make sure you've been charged appropriately. That said, I highly recommend the eggplant parm. But that is just my opinion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Many open tables visible in restaurant yet when we got there at 6:50 for a 7:00 reservation they told us they would wait until after 7 to seat us. At 7:05 I had to remind them to seat us. Seems like they do not have enough servers for the size as it took along time for our servers to come to our table. Food is consistent with big portions and big prices.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Definitely big sized portions to share.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Made a reservation for 18 almost none of whom live in Salt Lake City. We were gathering for a professional conference. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. We ordered much, too much, food, but took a lot back to our hotels. Family style serving made it easy for all. We all knew what we would be getting before we arrived. Buca is a lovely, family-style restaurant. It worked very well for our event. The food was satisfying and tasted created. Buca is what it is.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I typically don't leave reviews, however I made an exception for this occasion. I made a reservation for 7:00 p.m. when my date and I arrived. When we arrived, we found out we couldn't be seated for another 30 minutes. After finally being seated, we waited for another 30 minutes without being served so much as a water. During this time, we watched as another couple who was seated when we were recieve drinks and get their orders taken. We called another server over who told us he'd find our server and never did. Eventually we left without receiving any sort of service at all. For such a nice establishment, I was appalled at the service we received. Please be careful when choosing this place and I would not suggest it for important dates like I had.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We ordered the Valentine's Day special. That might have been our mistake. Lasagna was dry and bland. Garlic bread had a strange taste, and the cannoli was horrible. I have talked to others that have loved this place. Stick to the main menu.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Great food and loved the place itself.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We were visiting Salt Lake City and were looking a decent place to eat late at night. Found this place via OpenTable to be open up to 10pm; made our reservation for 10pm. Food was great; service was quick and friendly --- no complaints.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve dinner with 15. Restaurant didn't have enough help. Delayed seating while they waited for servers to arrive. Once we were seated, the food was slow in coming out. Food was flavorful and hit the spot. Large portions of great food. Lots of empty tables and they were turning big people away without reservations. Spotty start to a wonderful evening.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2016

One of the few, but certainly the best place, open Christmas Day for dinner. Problem is they overbooked and were behind on the reservations, and rightfully so, perhaps too much of the staff wanted off for Christmas. (cant blame them) But it was all made up for by very good food. Good atmosphere and family really enjoyed it. Would definitely come back and we plan to visit the ones in the Chicago area upon our return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Our food was amazing. They were busy but got us taken care of as quickly as they could.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Took way to long for our food. Took over 90 minutes. Plus it did not come out all together.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 17, 2016

OK food. Terrible service. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We dined here for Thanksgiving dinner. It was very good and the price made it even better. The only thing I'd recommend is that they give you a little bigger portion of the cranberry sauce. They do not give nearly enough for the amount of turkey. Should be double what they give. Very good though.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 22, 2016

It is always great food. Our server was particularly fun and engaging and made sure we had everything we needed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Challenging parking. Confusion at front desk. Very knowledgeable and attentive waiter with menu suggestions and descriptions. Very good to excellent food with massive portions. Very good value. Should be on your list of Italian spots.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Had a huge group and the waiter was great. Food came out a little out of order but overall very good service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The manager told us he didn't ha e the staff to accommodate our party at our reservation time. He went on to tell us he couldn't stand the web app reservations. He then asked us why we chose this restaurant when there other gourmet restaurants in the area. The soup came out ice cold and the wait staff told us there was no time to heat it as the timing of the rest of the meal round be off!! We never got bread either.

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Too much food. Too much decor. Too much of everything. Yuck!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Good for large groups, had a party of 16. Food was good but somewhat pricy because it comes in family size servings - so had to have friends pair up to split meals which can make the bill tricky. Service was a bit slow but we had one waitress for the whole party and it was a Saturday night. Food was good and filling.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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