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About Buca di Beppo - St. Paul
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.
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Between Norfolk and Shepard Road
$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.
Free self-parking in private lot for Buca di Beppo guests. Additional parking is also available at surrounding business parking lots.
Metro Bus Service - Gannon Road stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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 - St. Paul Ratings and Reviews
I haven't been to Buca's for awhile... I remember it being a lot better in terms of the taste of food. We had ravioli, meatball, caprese salad which were 'fine' - not great. The flavor was lacking to me and my husband. Disappointed in the food; flavor, timing. Our food took a long time. The boys pizza was good.
We were there for Christmas Eve and our daughter's birthday which is Christmas Day. It was a lot of fun and the food was better than expected. We ate until we were full and still brought home a lot of food! It was a very festive time. It might become a tradition!
Food was okay. Large group with kids.
Booked table for 8pm. Got seated by 820- we arrived early too.
Servers took long to order and then food took even longer. Over an hour from ordering at 845 at night. Servers apologetic for service for their standard pasta dishes. Restaurant was mostly empty by the time we got served and servers putting up chairs and cleaning table.
Not great for family dinner that they weren’t able to cope with.
This is a great restaurant for a group or a family that’s coming in after going to the theater or special event. The family style work very well with us and the service was very attentive although they were very busy that Saturday early evening we had a very good waiter who accommodated us very well. Would really recommend the mushroom risotto a side dish excellent
Waiter was aloof and indifferent rolling his eyes at our group. Clearly not interested in serving our party. Argued with us on wine selection, would just leave our table before we could order appetizers or ask questions. Our food entrees arrived at different times with at least 5 minutes between pasta and meat dishes. Not acceptable! Very poor reflection on your brand and will be a while before we return.
Very busy night but we were seated within 10 min of our reservation time. The service was prompt and friendly- food didn’t take too long, however, a couple of the items seemed skimpy compared to what we had experienced before. The bathroom is wicked tight- other than that the decor is cute. Good music too although it was a bit hard to hear as the place was packed (and thus- loud).
Service in bar area at a high top for drinks and appetizers was terrible. Waited and waited with no bartender acknowledgement for more than 10 min while 2 bartenders were seen drinking themselves, having a great time with each other, hanging out with a few guests at the bar. When my husband finally got up from table and walked up to bar to order, neither bartender apologized and acted like complete jerks. Never cleared table when we finished appetizer and had a table full of dishes, were way more interested in unprofessional behavior behind the bar. Others in bar area equally ignored. Boys need to learn service an a little hustle.
Once we were seated in the dining room the staff was amazing, very fast and professional and attentive.
We have been to Buca di Beppo several times but this was the first time we were disappointed with our service. We waited over 45 minutes for our food and only right before the manager came out did the waitress say anything to us about our wait. She said it should be out soon and that was it. Then the manager came and brought our food and apologized for the wait. He also took one of our entrees off the bill. It was very nice of the manager to take care of us and we will definitely be back but, it would have been nice if the waitress was a little more friendly and attentive.
I can only give this experience a "good" rating because they didn't do the best job catering to our group. We were put in a very narrow, awkward spot and told the room we were supposed to be in was still occupied by another reservation. Sounds like poor planning and not our (the customer) fault.
Upon our request, we were able to use two adjacent tables for overflow seating, but it was not ideal because our group was not all seated together and this was after some awkward, tense moments of people standing around wondering how the heck we were all going to fit.
That said, once the food started coming, everyone was happy and it was all very delicious. I do still recommend Buca as a good place for large groups, just hope others have better luck than we did with timing and adequate space.
To begin with, we were seated in a not crowded restaurant next to the wait station and a door that when it opened blew cold air. Down number one. Number two was our server who obviously didn't want to be there and didn't get anything right, served us cheeses bread which we didn't order and couldn't get drink orders straight. Was less than attentive, forgot things, we had to ask him to clear used plates so we had room for other things. We ordered baked ziti which was overdone and dry. We had to ask for a side of marinara. It was 2 birthdays and a graduation celebration which was spoiled by all of the above.
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