Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale

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Craving authentic Italian food in Scottsdale, AZ? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Scottsdale, the Italian restaurant known for traditional pastas in homemade sauces, specialty pastas, mouthwatering entrees and fresh-made breads, salads and pizza. Favorites include Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with dishes served family-style; Small feeds 3 and Large feeds 6. But leave room for dessert! Cannolis stuffed to order, homemade Cheesecake and artisan Gelato aren’t to be missed.

Whether you’re visiting Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, strolling local museums or the nearby Main Street Arts District, Buca’s warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for a relaxing meal, everyday dining or celebrating any occasion for parties and groups both small and large. Can’t join us at our table? Call ahead or order online for To Go or delivery. Catering also available.
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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was/is consistently good. Our server was terrific. A reliable good dinner choice

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Responded on September 23, 2019

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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PT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Buca is Buca. Big portions, old fashioned, filling Italian food and fun. It is not gourmet and that is not what is intended. It’s the place for comfort food and friends.

Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale
Responded on September 9, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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C
Palm Springs
69 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun night but a lot of birthday celebrating in our dining area. A little noisy.

Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale
Responded on September 1, 2019

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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MJ
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

If you do family style Italian then you can do Buca.
Not overly anything, the service was terrific.

2 glasses of wine, Caesar salad, Brussel sprouts, salmon, spaghetti and meatballs all good, hearty and fresh. If you are looking for a high end Italian meal, this is not it. If you want something to stick to your ribs in a place where you will be casually comfortable this is for you.

Oh and remember sometimes leftovers are better then the original, I will find out tomorrow and the day after and maybe a day after that... recommend

Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo. We appreciate you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night with my girlfriend and the mood was excellent. Buck was our server and he was absolutely great with his service and definitely made the date go by smoother.

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Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have eaten at Buca for years and this is the second time in 2 months we took a large family group here. It was a reservation for 10 people. They sat us quickly and we even sat at the special “ Pope’s” table. The food portions they promise are large family style and are. However, the last 2 times we were here the service has not been very good and last might was disappointing. The place was not busy. We sat down and ordered a round of drinks. I also showed my server 2 coupons I had, 1 for $20 off and then 2 kids meals with the purchase of adult entree’s. He said he would get them at the end. The drink I ordered was a Kettle One Martini and he soon came back and said they do not have Kettle One. My choice was Tito’s or Bellvedere. I said Bellvedere and off he went. The other drinks were brought out, I ordered 2 large appetizers while we had a cocktail. He then came back about 15 minutes and told me the only Vodka was Tito’s. I said fine, why I wasn’t told that 15 minutes earlier? I asked for waters and they brought 3. I asked if everyone could have one. I ordered a large Caesar Salad and some cheese bread. By the time my drink came everyone was ready for another drink. There were a couple people helping so some were bringing food, no plates because someone else was supposed to bring them, etc. we had to ask for oil for the bread and it came 20 minutes later, you get the picture. We ordered a large spaghetti and meatballs, and the Chicken Marsala. I also got 2 kids pizza’s because I had the coupon. The kids could have easily eaten what we ordered, they are 18 months and 3 years. The food was good but getting extra napkins, etc. was a chore so I finally got up and took them from another table. We had dirty plates in front of us most of the meal. We ordered a huge Sunday for dessert while I waited for the bill after I gave him the coupons. I expected to pay a lot but was disappointed they charged me extra for Tito’s and the manager would not take off the kids meals.

GL
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fast and friendly and made my son’s birthday a dinner to remember.

AZ
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I'm not a big fan of this place because of the family style portions. Its mosty just me and my husband and we totally like different items so sharing does not work well for us. Hate that everything is so big and costly cuz its their way. Husband likes the flavor of the 4 pasta combination and I think it was bland. But he is gringo Italianand I'm the foodie.. i will say that The brussel sprouts app was delicious!! Just hate that it was such a huge plate and even though I love the fact of leftovers, fried brussel sprouts not good the next day. I really wish restaurant would offer a half portion, and several more healthy options besides their "just ok" salads. But if you are someone who loves big sizes, not a big Italian foodie, and goes out to dinner in a larger group, I can suggest this fun restaurant for you!

NK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere! Same as the one in Chicago which makes it even more enjoyable to us.

R
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great customer service! They sat us at our table quickly with our reservation time.
This is a typical Buca’s with all the weird fun old photos on the walls. It’s a great place for large groups, good for small kids, & overall a great fun outing for our group.
I’m not a huge Italian food fan and my food rating may reflect that. No one in our party of 8 complained about anything.
Save room for the huge deserts as they are very good & filling.
I felt this Buca’s was as good or better customer service wise than the Buca’s I went to on quite a few occasions in Northern & Southern Ca.
Employees were all in a fun positive mood, which in my opinion is a big reflection of the restaurant manager.
Great job & thanks Old Scottsdale Buca’s!

M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We went in for mothers day and were happy with the food, however, we were there for 2.5 hrs from the time we sat down until we were done paying the check. Our server took WAY to long to check in on us and was not very informed (he needed to check on every question we had about the menu.) Ordering our food took 45 min. Not planning on going back anytime soon.

OT
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter took me for Mother’s Day and it was so delicious! Our service was excellent and we had a great lunch!

L
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with excellent service. Could not have been better.

J
Phoenix
121 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came in before 6:00 on a Tuesday with reservations. We were told there was no happy hour that night? There were three adults and four kids: daughter and our grandkids, who are visiting from out-of-state, and we were celebrating Mother’s Day for her, which I had noted on my open table reservation (because they were leaving the next day).

We ordered the mac & cheese right off because the kids were hungry, and it came out fairly quickly. We got the anti pasta salad next and it was already soggy with little cheese and meat. We had to ask for bread (kids favorite) and it took a while. The entrées came out much later and were room temp (not even warm) like they had been sitting a bit... We got a small amount of bread the second time after asking twice, and she never offered to bring more once the late entrées came out and the kids had already finished their mac & cheese. Remember, there were 7 of us ...

I requested extra stuff for the 3/4 of the soggy salad we were taking home and the server did bring out a container with some olives and sliced meat, no cheese.

We spent $80 and left disappointed.

I will say we usually enjoy our meals here and why I said I would recommend to others, but this was not the norm and they were not very busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was prom. The food was out really quick but I wanted the bread and the waiter forgot it. I’m not going to count them off for it tho

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Bri was great, food was good, birthday surprise too!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The restaurant was well decorated and fun. It had that “enter from the kitchen” vibe, which is appropriate for the style they were going for. It reminds me of a kid-friendly version of Durant’s. The food was good, and the small size of bread, salad, pasta and chicken parmigiana was enough to feed two adults, a 6 year old, a picky teenager and a baby and still have some left over. The food was a bit over priced for the quality but no complaints on the food from the kids. The service was extremely lacking. Our sever asked if it was our first time in and despite the fact that we said yes, he seemed very annoyed that we didn’t know how “it worked” and that he had to repeat himself a few times. He was not friendly nor was he attentive and focused more on the people around us instead of us. My wife wanted to try this place for her birthday and does not want to come back. Thank you to the restaurant for writing our names on the birthday board but one name was incorrect. The hostess who seated us was kind, but when we left they just stared at us. No “thanks for coming in”—nothing. I expected more from the reputation and what we spent.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent attention by the staff for a party of two!
A great family style venue!

A
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The lasagna was burnt and the burnt flavor permeated throughout the whole entree. Not good.

JM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for all casual family get together a!!!

RP
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family of 10 on Spring Break. Perfect place to take the kids and let them be kids. They also have great servers and are very accustomed to larger groups. Great chow!

SW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been here before, but I was NOT disappointed. The food was fantastic! The service was amazing. Spencer was our waiter and was the perfect mix between attentive and giving us our space. This will definitely become a regular favorite for us.

TL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Friend in town

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Big portions. This is family style servings so bring an appetite.

BK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place to eat conveniently located in old town Scottsdale, food is family size portion

1
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was surprised at the quality of the eggplant parm. usually it is excellent but it seemed to be a little burnt. we ordered a salad to split before that and we were only part way through when our entree arrived. I felt the server was rushing us. she should have timed it better.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gabe was theee best

TR
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our waitress did a good enough job. Some kind of issue caused us to wait a very long time to get our dinner.

g
Phoenix
115 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Great for big family and friend get together this place offer great tasting food at awesome value

JD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Great family restraunt. Kids love it. Would recommend when in Scottsdale or area

RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful, we always enjoy it here. A great experience.

NO
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a group of 10 for a family birthday celebration. The food was wonderful, we loved our round table. The only complaint was that service was a little slow. Slipping from a leisurely meal to an experience that dragged a little - waiting too long for entrees to arrive and too long for service at the end of meal... and the place was not busy. But the food was wonderful. We will return.

TB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

There were several large parties tonight, which definitely affected our experience. Our food took forever, when it came it had to be sent back for being undercooked, and the replacement food took twice as long as it did the first time. It was good when it came out, but not necessarily worth the hassle. The “small” family size order doesn’t serve three, it doesn’t even really serve two unless you also ordered appetizers and salads and pasta. My husband and I did a chicken dish and a side veggie and were still hungry after.

JS
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

The garlic bread was the best part of this experience. We were seated quickly. The woman passing out the menus Apologized for the menus all sticking together and told us she’s not the usual hostess. The menus and table were a bit sticky, or should we just say dirty. This is a restaurant that serves QUANTITY over quality. We tried it. Box is checked. No need to return.

JS
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We went to Buca i Beppo on New Years Day in the afternoon at 4:00 thinking it would be a good time to miss the evening crowd. We missed the crowd but were very disappointed that an Italian Restaurant would be out of Lasagna ( a signature dish according to the menu) and they also could not make the special Italian red Sangria because they were out of the key ingredient (red wine).

We settled for Rigatoni which has the same ingredients as the Lasagna , except for the noodles ( we are guessing that what they ran out of were Lasagna noodles). Flavor was good, but not the dish we wanted.

We ordered a regular patron Margarita. It was okay, but not what we really wanted.

The service was disorganized. We had to ask the waitress for plates since the person serving the food did not notice we did not have them. It took several minutes to get the plates because the waitress was busy at the next table which was a large group. When she brought the check she had charged me for the Sangria we did not get along with the margaritas and had added an extra charge to the margarita for Cavo Waco for which we did not ask. She removed the extra charge after we asked her to do so, but not before going back to the bartender to get his approval and admission that it was an error.

For a Buca di Beppo which we have been to in other cities, the the restaurant was small and slightly crowded and the interior was old.

This one did not live up to our expectations.

KL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

They were not prepared for the NYE crowd
Ran out of food, slow service and wrong orders were delivered to our table multiple times.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We visited on New Years Eve and we had a party of 14. We were expecting a lengthy dinner but was unprepared for the 3 hours it took. We had small children in our party so we were challenged to keep them occupied for this length of time. Also we were charged for items we never received but didn’t note this till after our payment was taken care of. There was only one waitress helping us and she was also assigned to other tables. I asked for a glass of water 3 times and it never appeared. I was also seated without a place setting and after asking for a fork and napkin it finally arrived 5 minutes after the first course. More wait staff would have helped the situation.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Despite OpenTable confirmation, I’m not sure reservation was received at host stand. We were promptly seated, but did not receive a booth and were at a large table for 6 that was cleared for us 2. It was at least 5 min (likely closer to 10) before a passing by server asked if we had been helped. He promptly took our complete order and brought waters out and did his best to take our table in addition to his busy workload. The server, Gabe, was clearly working hard and his service made up for the seating confusion. Food was FANTASTIC! Def worth coming back and trying again. Was not great date atmosphere at large community table.

S
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Christmas day had a special limited menu, either order for 3 or 5, and we were 2!! We made a reservation but they were under staffed so we waited about 20 minutes for a table. The waiter said the kitchen was backed up but our 2 courses wound up being brought out at almost the same time. But it was Christmas Day!

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