Buca di Beppo - St. Paul

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$30 and under
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Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in St. Paul, MN then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. When you want plentiful portions of the best tasting Italian food, you better go to Buca. Located on Gannon Road, in a bend of the Mississippi River, your St. Paul Buca is serving up authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas for lunch and dinner every day. Our portions are big enough to conquer the biggest appetites and we make every guest feel like family. We’re everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant, because pay attention to the details that keep all our guests coming back for more. Our semi-private dining rooms are perfect for all your celebrations and gatherings, so make a reservation today! Also, if you need to feed a hungry crowd at your home or another venue, we offer a variety of catering options to suit your needs. Stop by your St. Paul Buca for a delicious Italian meal and while you’re here you can make all of your dining and catering reservations.

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SaraL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 25, 2020

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipRachelP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It’s not too often that a server pays attention to just one patron at a table for six, but it happened to us Saturday evening. The server asked JUST my husband for his beverage order, JUST my husband if an appetizer or two was to be ordered, JUST my husband with any questions or requests...Luckily my husband ordered beverages for the rest of us after seeking the server’s attention. He had already received his order! Luckily my husband collected the thoughts of the rest of the table for food requests. Luckily he was able to capture the server’s attention again to state that our table still had not received all that was ordered after waiting with half our meal. Luckily my husband was issued the entire bill too! 😂 Service was awful.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 25, 2020

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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ShelleyR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic host was able to accommodate our large group on short notice on very busy night. Much appreciated!!

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 17, 2020

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipBK72
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bartenders could learn to be more friendly and not hand your credit card back to you wet/dirty. We were seated (2 of us) in the backroom for a table big enough for 6-7 people. The whole back room felt like an afterthought and simply a boring overflow area. Also, a big spider dropped from the ceiling between or table and 2 others, nearly missing the servers hair. Yuck! Brussel sprouts were charred and soaked in oil. Lemon butter chicken simply tasted like butter.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Food was cold.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 16, 2020

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. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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Mojo
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lots of great ambiance. Service was fast and personable.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a blast with our famiglia! Come back to see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first visit to Buca. My only complaint is that all the entrees are for 3-5 people. I was traveling in the St. Paul area and staying at a hotel so I didn't want to have a lot left over. I wish they would offer more selections in the 1-serving size.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 16, 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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JohnP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fabulous. She helps make it an amazing dinner.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 10, 2020

We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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Apple
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was horrible!!! Nothing was freshly made. If I had to guess most of their food is frozen and just reheated. Even the salad was bad!! A large salad which I think feeds 5 people came with 4 black olives, 2 green olives, 1 cut up Roma tomato and a ton of lettuce that was swimming in the oil dressing. We will never be back!

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 3, 2020

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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LaurelT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a group of 14, and it was fun to order “family style”. The music was a hit loud and made it hard to talk but the manager was able to turn in down in our section. Our server was great. Very attentive but not intrusive.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on February 3, 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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JimM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service was very average. I expect more from Buca. Not nearly enough attention given to our table. Waters empty a lot, poor follow up on apps and main courses Servers saw a table of 8 and stated calculating the tip ahead of time and we still tipped well but was not earned

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on January 27, 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipChrisk
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It is a loud place. Our seating was not very timely with our reservation. The food is very good and the server was friendly. There are always leftovers to take home which is nice

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on January 27, 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good atmosphere. Parking was less than desirable but the food made up for it.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on March 12, 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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LeslieK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waitress was nice enough, but very slow. Had to be asked to bring bread, olive oil, mixed up the to go containers. Disappointed as our bill was $238.00.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on January 22, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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RichardO
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Chicken Saltimboca was overdone (dry), lasagna was good, bruschetta presentation was interesting!

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on January 20, 2020

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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Kateyk
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food... Dumaune was a fantastic server!

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on January 12, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on January 6, 2020

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Out of apples for the salad, out of the wine we wanted and out of item on kids menu. Food was dry like it had sat under heat lamp for a long time. Service was poor and never got refills on water. This was our favorite place but with the poor quality of food and increased prices we will never return.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 26, 2019

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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SueY
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and because of it, the whole dining experience was fantastic! Very attentive and even though it was very busy it seemed like we were the only ones there. It's noisy but big family gatherings are like that and you know it when you go there. The food was great!

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 31, 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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 27, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

They were out of Bruschetta on a Saturday at 5:30pm. Food was average and prices have skyrocketed.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 26, 2019

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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience2

Our sever was terrible. Waited forever to order then she tried to take our order again 10 minutes later. We got our food before bread and she was not very pleasant. She appeared to be high or on something. I wish I had written her name down.

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our company had a wonderful Christmas Party meal at Buca.
Our server was outstanding - she kept our glasses full and was very attentive.
The food, as usual, was amazing.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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vipEtienne
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Good place to accommodate a large group. They take reservations on line up to 15. Lots of space for everyone to be around a table. Service was good with friendly people. Food could be a lot better. Each dish needs a lot more sauce and more flavor. Garlic seems to be missing with each, sort of toned down to serve their customers who may not want a strong Italian cuisine. Prices seemed high with $15 cheesecake as well. Beverages were reasonable

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 20, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipStJoBe
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was very attentive, and knew the menu very well.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipAmandaU
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate special occasions with family! Thank you!

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you, Amanda! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen was great!!!

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share such complimentary feedback about Jen. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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sundaybrunch
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would recommend Buca only to someone looking for service for a large party, or at least three people. The quantities are designed for family style dining, and they're too large for two. More people would also allow for a greater variety of selections.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on November 23, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipergirl76
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

There was a cold air vent directly above our table, which was really unpleasant. Also, We notes we were celebrating a birthday when we booked it on open table, and when we got there, and told the server. Still had to ask after the meal and check was paid for the song and birthday dessert. The food was good, nonetheless.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on November 17, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Kristen
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The chicken Marsala was excellent. The spaghetti with meatballs was bland. The meatballs were good but the sauce was basic. Bread was cold they they heated it up which made it better. Service was good and multiple people responded so we never felt abandoned. Old fashioned didn’t have cherries.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on November 17, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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Susiep
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was great the food was great the catered very well to us would definitely go again

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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KBCole
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was great. I had not been there in so long and I don't know why. The food was delicious and our waiter was very good and attentive.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on November 1, 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a family birthday

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on October 22, 2019

We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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KatieC
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our party of eight had a fun birthday dinner. We enjoyed our meal and our friendly servers were great but it took a while to place our order and get our food.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you, Katie, 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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vipKerryB
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very scarced audience at Monday lunch. Portion was adequate. Attentive service. Good value

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on October 9, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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MonkeyBill
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Let me preface this by saying this is one of our favorite places to go and our experience this time is not normally what we see when dining there.

New waitress per her information, forgot our drinks, which was taken care of by another waiter and waitress. Drinks and appetizer handled by another waitress. My side dish came 10 minutes before entree. Waitress was slow with 2nd request for drinks. Not a good experience but again, this is not normally what we see when there.

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on October 6, 2019

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. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was really great to see that the waiters also were having fun alongside my group despite it being incredibly busy!

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipKayB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I told server, it was my birthday. I reserved the table as a special occasion for my birthday. It was very busy, server completely forgot about my birthday. Didn’t even wanna bother mentioning to him again... took forever for the foods to get to our table too...
very disappointed....

Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hello, Kay. We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us, We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.