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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.

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.

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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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97% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (5)
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Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and good service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food, good drinks, very crowded.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the chicken marsala and garlic mashed potatoes. And the chop salad is always a winner. Very large portions, family style. Bring friends.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had reservations for Christmas Eve at Buca. The restaurant was not busy and the service was extremely poor and slow. We have been there on other occasions without issue. However, very disappointment in our experience on Christmas Eve.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and friendly staff. Big portions, so be ready to share. As with other Buca restaurants, it’s noisy!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

6 adults 3 kids. Great service, food was above average. Huge portions even for family style. The antipasto salad was amazing. Get a large for sure.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was my daughters 18 Birthday, very special occasion, surprise party. The manager John was very helpful. He help me with the surprise and everything. The whole cru were very nice, thank you so much for everything.
With respect and love Natelly Babin

Tags: Business Meals, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good place to go with family to share a meal. Energetic atmosphere and friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Table felt crowded for our group size. Salad and pasta carbonara were very good. Meatballs are very large, which makes them tough.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Buca is wonderful. A bit pricey but the food and service are good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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