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.

2728 Gannon Road
Saint Paul, MN 55116
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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:
Between Norfolk and Shepard Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 772-4388

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:
Free self-parking in private lot for Buca di Beppo guests. Additional parking is also available at surrounding business parking lots.

Public Transit:
Metro Bus Service - Gannon Road stop.

Executive Chef:
Ramon Ruiz

Additional:
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

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

It’s not too early to book your Holiday Party! Ask the Group Sales Manager for details to reserve space for your holiday celebration today!
We’re open at 11am on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day! Reserve your table now!

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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 - St. Paul Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

It was very loud and not very family friendly. The food was not flavorful and the waiting staff was rude.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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).

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the atmosphere —- for how busy it was service was great. Staff friendly. It could use extra space for waiting for a table to open up. Costumers seem to do ok with cramped feel. Festive

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Celebrated a friend's birthday. Used my coupon for a free cake - delicious and just the right size for the 4 of us. Food and service are dependable. A great place to go for casual fun.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very grateful to his d the special table. I think Chris was very nice but seemed to be very busy. Manager was nice

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Highly recommend the spicy chicken rigatoni

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Suzie was amazing and made this birthday celebration a real success! Buca's food and atmosphere is always a fit for our family. Thanks, Buca, and especially to Suzie for the awesome experience!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great place for large groups. Very large portions to share.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Waiter was a bit of an A$$, we each ordered a meal knowing that we would have a ton left over, he simply couldn't get past that isn't the way it's done. We still had a fabulous evening.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Buca was fantastic as always! The variety of foods on the menu, are able to satisfy everyone at the table. Great wines to share. The mood in the restaurant is always festive! We will be back.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Always excellent food, Southern Italian like my grandmother made.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Listen to the waitress she was right we ordered way to much food! She was great! Food was good! Could have had a different location for our table felt like the people that were sitting behind us suffered cause we were a big group and they were only 2.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Everything was just dandy except I prefer my Chicken Marsala to be on the savory side and here it was super sweet... almost like it is made with pancake syrup.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Casual, Quick Bite, Vegan, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Everything was good. Only issue was the food came out right after we got our appetizer.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Had a wonderful time sitting at the popes table with a great staff!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Quick seating, great food (except spaghetti, which is mall quality). Good service too. Our table was so large it was hard to have conversations (12 people)


Lasagna there is amazing!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Felt a bit rushed. Food didn't come out together.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Had a great meal celebrating my sons graduation. Our server Brooks was excellent. Food was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is a fun spot to have a family gathering. The food is good with many options. The mimosas are overpriced, so beware. Otherwise, the value is good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was, of course, delicious. It's just so overpriced! We were a party of 6, and it just kind of ruined the experience for me. It's pasta - come on!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Picking Buca for our Prom Dinner was a great choice, fun place, funny server, wonderful food!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Classical boisterous atmosphere with loud conversation and quirky Italian-inspired decor. Portions are large and affordable. Tip: get on their email list. They frequently have incredible $10 and $15 off $20 and $30 tabs, respectively.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 15, 2017

3 family members went to dinner. Quite a vibrant, high noise level dining area with mostly large groups. Decorations were fun and interesting. Our booth had a vent that was blowing cold air on us the whole time, which was uncomfortable.

We ordered salad, spagetti and meatballs and fettuccini. Salad was pretty good, meatballs were huge and good. (Spaghetti was ok, but I think my spaghetti with prego is actually just as good, honestly) Noodles were very thick if you like that. The bread was not very home made tasting and definitely not as good as Olive Garden breadsticks!

Overall, I think food is inferior to Olive Garden for sure, but it's ok. This restaurant would be great for large groups. It's a fun atmosphere and you can get good value by sharing large portions. I think if I went back it would only be if I had a large group of family or friends. Not a great value with just a few people.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 8, 2017

All good as usual. Great for special dinners as there must have been at least 3 Birthday parties going on just in our little corner of the eatery.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our reservation was at 6:30.....we didn't get seated until 7:15. I understand s delay.....but 45 minutes was way to long.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Always a good experience for us at Bucca

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Our server was adequate but not very friendly. Food was fine, but the bruschetta, especially the bread that was used, was poor

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Penne Al Forno is our favorite. Good to ask for extra sauce!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 18, 2017

This is my daughter's favorite place and the whole family loves it. Sometimes it can feel crowded and jammed (and the kitchen may not always be on point) but the food and the service is always outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our waiter Matt was well below Buca standards. Appetizer was wrong and then delivered with our meal. Wine ordered before meal arrived after we had started eating. Dessert so late some of my family had to leave before it was delivered. Matt apologized, was not rude, not friendly either. Questioned our loyalty to dining at Buca for special occasions.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Fun venue for the birthday party we had there. There are great tables for larger groups so we were able to see and talk comfortably with everyone. Food was good although a bit pricey. However, the portions were huge and we ended up with leftovers spread between three families. We had a very picky child who loved the pepperoni pizza on the kids menu also.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Food is super good. If it is slightly cheaper would be great!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Our waitress was attentive, and charismatic - but did a little too much suggestive selling to the point where it got a little annoying. One of the dishes was supposed to be spicy, but it was so spicy, it was almost inedible. (A woman in our party has had that same dish at another Bucca location and loved it; she couldn't eat the dish at the St. Paul location. Restaurant should ask customers what level of spicy they want. We got a 10 on a 10 point scale and probably wanted a 4-5.) We tried the cheesy bread florentine: it was not nearly as good a a plain ol' garlic cheese bread. Apple salad, on the other hand, was FABULOUS! Overall we had a great time, Bucca's is a fun and interesting place - and the food was good, but not consistently excellent across all dishes.

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 21, 2017

The pasta dishes were yummy as usual. The caesar salad was disappointing — wilted and slightly brown lettuce.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Heart-shaped lasagna for Valentine's Day! Awesome food and awesome time!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine day with family. Had a 5:30 reservation. Was got there about 15 minutes early. Had a cocktail in bar while we waited about 15 minutes. Oddly, we were made to cash out our bar tab before we were seated. Food was great, had Valentine's special, heart shaped lasagna, garlic bread, salad and cannoli. I wasn't sure of portion so got a large pepperoni pizza for my kids. Portions were huge. The lasagna special was for 2-3, but could have fed six, and we are big eaters. The server was nice, but was lacking, had to ask several times for water and refill on pop...probably due to business of holiday. We were able to use a 15 percent off coupon on pop and pizza, but unable to use on special. The theme was 1950s Italian family restaurant decor. Not really my fav style, but it was fun and different. Will go back for the delicious food and because it is a short walk from our home.

Tags: Fun
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