Buca di Beppo - Strongsville

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566 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Strongsville, OH then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Strongsville is known for its small town charm and located near the Rocky River Reservation on Howe Road, next to Southpark Mall, is a restaurant known for its authentic Italian food, Buca di Beppo. When you want delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas served in family style portions, there’s really no other choice! We make sure that every guest feels like family with our stellar staff attending to all of your dining needs and our specially trained chefs producing mouthwatering creations that are sure to delight. From the moment you walk in our door to the time that you leave, we strive to make your meal memorable. If you have special events coming up on your calendar, book a semi-private dining room or let us provide the catering. We have several catering packages full of everyone’s favorites or you can customize a package to your exact needs. Regardless of the event or celebration, your Strongsville Buca has got you covered! Make your reservations or come in today!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 566 people are saying
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4.0
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4.0
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3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

At the last minute we decided to go to Buca for Thanksgiving. We were all set to have Italian, but the Thanksgiving Feast looked too good to pass up! We’re so glad we went for it—absolutely delicious!!! We each had a favorite dish...the stuffing, potatoes and green beans were especially good. We’ll be back again if we’re out for a holiday.

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GregoryR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I found the every aspect of my experience to be mediocre at best

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JohnE
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The dinner was excellent and more than enough to have a great meal and lunch the next day. Our server Crystal was extremely friendly and efficient. The pace of the dinner left something to be desired. We sat down ordered drinks they cam and the bread and the food right after the drinks. We didn't even have a chance to breathe.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded 2 days ago

We apologize the course timing was not up to your expectations and appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We will work on improving this.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Didn’t want to cook the day before Thanksgiving and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to return!!

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded 3 days ago

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

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cl2nelson
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca is my daughter's favorite spot for her birthday. The food was excellent as always and the service was also. Tables were appropriately social distanced and all staff were wearing masks. Overall was a very pleasant evening.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thanks for that great 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
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family birthday dinner!

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on November 3, 2020

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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vipBalthazar
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bucca was good. They seemed to be effectively practicing COVID prevention measures, which made my wife comfortable. Service was good, as was the food. Will likely go back soon.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on September 15, 2020

We're glad to safely serve you and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Appetizer was brought with the meal. Food was Luke warm and the topping on the cake was hot marina sauce dumped on all three people in our party. No offer of anything except to cover the cost of our ruined meal. I will never go back.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on February 24, 2020

we regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipFrequentdiner
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on February 20, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very slow, disinterested, forgetful waiter. Extremely slow kitchen with mediocre food. Large quantity of food that was hot but lacked flavor.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on February 18, 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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vipFoodieG
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overall, pricey for what it is. Definitely better for large groups. The staff had a “I don’t really want to be here” attitude. Pizza was tasty though the middle was cold. Will not go back.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on February 18, 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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JohnE
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samantha gave us and all her tables superior service. Found out she's fairly new so kid's to the management and trainers.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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TonyK
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great server - she was awesome - food was good and there was lots of it... Broccoli was a bit too garlicky...

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on February 2, 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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Beerdrinkingbill
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience3

Booked a reservation for 10 people for 1815. Upon arrival at 1815 was told that the reservation was not "really a true reservation" and they would do what they could to accommodate our party of 10. They explained that they didn't know why Open Table allowed the restating to book, as they were already booked for the evening. We waited until almost 7pm for our party to be seated. Service was decent, as was the food. Our entire group just didn't appreciate the run around about the reservation not "really" being a reservation. Instead of blaming Open Table for a mistake, apologize to our party as if it were your own mistake and treat us like we are important customers. Once you take care of us, figure out what happened, get it corrected or QUIT using Open Table.
I have never had issues with Open Table and any other restaurant, and I use Open Table on a regular basis.
Overall, very disappointed with how Buca di Beppo handled the situation.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on January 29, 2020

We apologize. 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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JohnE
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Buca had an incredible one day only coupon for National Spaghetti Day. Figuring it would be busy we made sure we had reservations, setting them up a little early figuring we'd beat the crowd. We got to the restaurant and were seated promptly. Shortly after our waitress came by and took our drink order then our dinner order. At this point everything went awry. I don't know if they were understaffed or what but it took an extreme amount of time between when we got our food and when the waitress came back to see if we wanted refills. On a positive note the food was great the meatballs were huge and we ended up getting 2 meals out of this visit. We definitely will be back since we do enjoy the food.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on January 7, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

It’s crazy to see such a great restaurant fall so far.... the so called family portions have been slashed in half while the prices continue to go up. We have been dining at various Bucas all over the country for the past 20 years and I think our time visiting has finally come to an end. What a shame!

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on January 2, 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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TimD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We have been to this location numerous times. The last 2 times have been a horrible experience. Poor service, cold food.Our most recent experience was on Christmas. Waited over an hour for our food and when we received it , it was stone cold. Said something to the server who shrugged and said “do you want me to send the manager over?” No, “I’m so sorry, let me get the manager for you”. The manager came after about a 5-7 minute wait, and she proceeded to say “I can’t imagine why it would be cold, we bring the food right out”. No real apology from her either. Just “ ok, I’ll take that dish off you bill”. Wow!! Won’t be back

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vipparis
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a six o’clock reservation & got seated one hour LATE . There were numerous empty tables witnessed unused and some sat with debris from previous use for over an hour ! No place to sit and wait which is shameful ini-self especially if you can’t even closely meet your reservation time deadline . We tried to order a drink at the bar and the male bartender was horrible and after three patient attempts we gave up on ordering ... he was too busy filling orders for servers instead of covering a ten person only bar . Plus he had a sour attitude to boot !
The management had no proper handling of how to apologize and at least offer a small token of good will compensation for the disastrous evening and wait time .
We routinely dine out six nights a week anywhere we choose at any price point . We are East siders and went West for a holiday light display and early dinner .
We finally got seated & food was ordered
(3 of us only ), it took over one hour fifteen to serve and the appetizer /pizza and crust was RAW and could not be consumed .
The balance of other food Pasta & eggplant Parmesan finally came out after one hour and twenty plus minutes ....it was cold & the ravioli was not even cooked to dante ,but only half cooked bordering raw !!!!!!!!
The server was not the main problem the kitchen and management WAS.
If you can’t handle being busy then you can’t handle owning a restaurant!!!
This whole experience was beyond words and instead of a relaxing evening it was nothing but STRESSFUL.
I suggest a serious reboot of this operation, because at this point this place is fitting for closure sometime soon .

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were seated quickly upon arrival. Unfortunately our food took a really long time to be prepared. I know it wasn't the waitress' fault, but waiting almost an hour for our food was unexceptable!!!

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on December 31, 2019

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love taking the family here once a month! Great service on this last visit!

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on December 27, 2019

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
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had a terrible experience from the beginning. I went early to decorate a table for my husband’s birthday. When we arrived they sat a separate group there and took credit for our decorations. We would’ve left at that point, but our entire party of 20 was already at the restaurant. The server was very rushed, understaffed and got several orders wrong. They brought the wrong food for one person, and tried to charge them for it. He accidentally spilled a drink on one of our guests, and make up for this spilled drink, he gave her a drink in exchange for free, which was very nice. But then, he charged another guest at our party for that drink. He got the bills wrong, and then afterwords called and said that one of the parties didn’t pay for their bill when they gave him cash. Awful experience. Will not return.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on November 30, 2019

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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vipRichard
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Received cold coffee. Small child in next room continuously screaming and crying. No effort made to address the problem. Made for a less than enjoyable dinner.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Richard, 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
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was okay for Italian food, but honestly over priced. You got an okay amount for family style but definitely not as much as the say you get. I’m not sure I will be returning again soon

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on October 26, 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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DanK
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Considering it was a Monday night and they weren't very busy I thought the service was a bit slow. Otherwise a good experience.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on October 3, 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
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby was, by far, the best waitress I have encountered in my 50 years of dining. She was extraordinary!

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on September 18, 2019

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

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MarkD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on August 7, 2019

We are so glad you had such a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is always good. We eat here when we have coupons because everything is ala carte and adds up quickly. Loooove the Chicken Marsala.

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vipBalthazar
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, good service, always a fun atmosphere

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville
Responded on August 9, 2019

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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NicoleS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for large groups. We enjoyed the experience.

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vipFrequentdiner
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service very pleased

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BrittaniT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We booked our reservation through open table, it said there was a 4:45p availability for our party. Within the hour we received a call saying that they can’t really accommodate our party and have another group in at 6, and “to be blunt” if we weren’t out by 6, we would be asked to leave. We were advised to come early to be out sooner, when we showed up at 4:20, we were then told we couldn’t check in until 4:45. Amidst all the confusion, the hostess got very rude and said she wishes she could have shut the online reservations down so we couldn’t have made it. Our mom deserved to be celebrated on mother’s day just as anyone else’s mom. Walking through the restaurant there were plenty of empty tables. Our server was great and tentative, we didn’t feel rushed by her at all. The food was good. But overall how we were treated in the beginning set the tone for our whole meal. We probably will not go back, being an Apostolic and biracial family, we question if discrimination had a lot to do with the attitude from the hostess once we arrived at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waiter over sold us- we took home more food than we ate...we likely will be throwing it out before we finish it because we are sick of leftovers.

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vipRichard
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had the “Pappardelle Sugo”. Although the sauce was very good, the pasta was extremely over cooked. So mushy that it ruined the entire dish. Ordered garlic bread with cheese “they forgot the cheese” the dinner was removed from my bill my the manager and blamed the Cook” our server blamed the person that delivered our bread for that mistake. No one ever accepts responsibility. Maybe time for a serious discussion with whomever hired these people.

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Tasty
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have not been there for a while and decided to go for dinner.
The food was great and the service was also great.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was improved (to excellent) from previous visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service not good. Staff was not friendly and rude when we arrived. We about 15 minutes passed our reservation time. Server was not prompt. Food quality has gone down. Will not be going back here. Very dissatisfied and disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super professional with a wonderful attitude. I always say thank you for bringing me something and he made sure to say you’re welcome every time. Will be returning for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations, yet the lobby was packed full with others waiting too. We were finally seated in a bar booth after approximately 30 minute wait. There was a HUGE problem that needs addressed, one girl who looked like a manager was very upset with the staff. She told the hostess to tell anyone calling or walking in there is a minimum 2 hour wait & that should stop anyone from wanting to eat there. She was angry about wait staff not clearing the tables fast enough. She was grabbing dishing & throwing them loudly on the bar, which is the room we were eating in. The bar was stacked high with dirty dishes & that was not appetizing during dinner. Also people were coming into the bar, had no place to sit for a drink because the bar was full of dirty dishes so they were hanging around the 5 booths in the bar watching us eat & taking group pictures. As we left the same lady Mgr was again in the lobby cussing out the 2 hostesses & saying very derogatory remarks about other staff. We paused before we left because we couldn’t believe this unbecoming behavior. It totally ruined our night and dining experience. Also our meal came before our appetizers, the bread finally arrived towards the end of our meal. We had just begun to eat when the waiter asked if we were going to need boxes. All in all I thought my dinner was undercooked, felt rushed & although I have enjoyed many meals there in the past I don’t know that I will be returning. I plan to call and speak with the manager about this horrible dining experience.

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DrewK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was poor. Order of garlic bread was delivered after we were already done with our meals and we could not get drink refills.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a good meal here. 2 of us split 2 Buca smalls and we have leftovers for another meal.

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Buca di Beppo - Strongsville does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Strongsville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 846-6262.

Buca di Beppo - Strongsville is rated 4 stars by 566 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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