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

86% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 14, 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 17, 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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·Dined on August 26, 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 13, 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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 (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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Wonderful and fresh

Tags: Authentic
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 (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 23, 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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 (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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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 24, 2016

Excellent service, especially with a large party.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Food is always great at Buca. We booked two large tables several weeks in advance. It was a holiday. Was very slow service due to being understaffed. 30 minutes just for water. Employees were very nice and tried very hard to service us.

I would recommend this location because overall its about the food and great employees. I believe in this instance, it was poor planning by management for large parties and it being a holiday.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Service was awesome! Busy Saturday night, and we were seated immediately, drinks ordered and food came before we thought it would, which was great because we had a play to catch.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 28, 2015

Great server but he was covering too many tables. We felt bad for him. Didn't see the manager once. You would think the manager would have helped out.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Grossed out by aprons that weep mustard and ketchup? Looking to be served food by happy servers and not up to stranded spiders on chandeliers? Crispy, fresh vegetables instead of pumpkin puree? Then the SLC Buca di Beppo is for you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 14, 2015

Very slow that evening for some reason. Food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 2, 2015

Favorite dish on the entire menu is the seafood linguine. I don't usually order the same thing over and over again at a restaurant but I do at Buca di Beppo. The chef was generous this time because we got more shrimp than usual. The only uncertain part of this meal is that I never know how the chef is going to spice it. Sometimes it arrives at the table and has a lovely hot spice flavor. This time there was no spice at all. Thankfully we can ask for hot pepper flakes to perk up the dish. No matter how mild or hot the flavor of the dish is, I will continue to order this entrée because it is so tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We were looking for a place to join friends for Thanksgiving. Since Buca was serving a traditional turkey dinner plus all of their regular options we close to go there. Our server was very pleasant. The only takeaway for the meal was that the restaurant was out of the warm chocolate cake, kind of like a lava cake not the layered one. That was at 3:30 in the afternoon so they probably disappointed more than me.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Our server Bonnie did an amazing job. We were a group of 14, seated in the Pope room. She handled us by herself and all of our dinner selections came out on time, with just the right of time in between courses. She discreetly checked on us periodically to make sure that everyone had what they needed and wanted.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 30, 2015

This was our first time eating at Buca di Beppo. We loved the food! We thought it was amazing! The service wasn't as great. Our server rarely came to refill our drinks. We spent more time with empty glasses than with anything in them. It took at least half an hour or more after we ordered for our entree to come. If it was busy I might have understood, but it was practically empty. We will probably return because we liked the food and just hope we get a better waiter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 9, 2015

Great. Thank you

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 8, 2015

Food was good. They were understaffed and service was slow. It took us more than 2 hours to get through lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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