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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.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Corner of 200 West and 300 South
$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.
Valet parking is available for $4/day.
Trax train system stop at 300 South and Main Street.
UTA bus stop at 400 South and 2nd West.
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
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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 - Salt Lake City Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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