Buca di Beppo - Wheeling

3.9
1017 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At your Wheeling, IL Buca, we’re serving up amazing mouthwatering Italian dishes every day for lunch and dinner. Located at North Milwaukee Avenue and North Wolf Road, near the beautiful Des Plaines River, we are perfectly suited for a romantic dinner for two, a family get together, or a huge gathering of friends in one of our semi-private dining rooms. Our generous family style portions and warmly decorated dining room makes every guest feel like family. If you’re craving amazing Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas, join us today or make a reservation for your next special event. If you can’t make it to us, let us bring our delicious Italian creations to you! Create a customized catering menu or chose from some of our most popular packages. Call us now to make your catering or dining reservations, but don’t wait for a certain special occasion to feast on all of your Italian favorites, make today a special occasion! When you are craving authentic Italian food in Wheeling, look no further than your favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo!
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1017 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Prices have increased substantially following closedown. Not worth the money

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on October 28, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, whom I believe was named Megan, was outstanding. This was my first visit & I would definitely return. As our visit was during COVID, the restaurant was quiet, very clean & so nice. The food was delicious!!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on October 28, 2020

We are happy to receive such lovely feedback about our team. Thank you for dining with us. We hope you visit us again soon.

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MichelleV
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter Ellajah was great great service great food

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on October 28, 2020

We appreciate you sharing such great feedback about Elijah. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipk2hdine
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Not enough servers for the tables. Our server was being pulled in many directions because he had too many tables to serve. However, he was friendly and as attentive as he could considering what was being asked of him

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on October 16, 2020

We apologize your experience was not on par with our usual standards. We have forwarded your comments to senior management to ensure we do better. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we truly appreciate it and hope to be able to serve you again.

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vipLaps10
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outdoors but the experience could not have been better. Leo was our server and he went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of while he also took care of patrons inside. We were celebrating a birthday and the staff made our daughter feel special. With all of the restrictions in the restaurant world, we still had a great time. Thank you Leo!!!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on October 14, 2020

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback about Leo and your experience. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and are happy that reflected on your visit. We look forward to celebrating with you again.

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TheresaD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was the best. Always love going to this restaurant.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff Leo and manager who checked Im our dining experience.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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PatriciaT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

the fall specials were delicious
We shared the rustic rotini

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on October 8, 2020

We're glad you're enjoying our World Pasta Month special. Come back again and try some of the other dishes.

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KenS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Restaurant was not busy, but we waited 20 minutes before being waited on. We ordered everything at once and got our drinks relatively quick, but waited another 20 minutes for our salad. After eating salad, our entree took another 25 minutes to arrive. All in, our meal took an hour and a half for salad and entree. We indicated at time of reservation that this was a birthday celebration, but nothing was mentioned. I’m hoping this is a one time occurrence, because we usually receive great service.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on September 28, 2020

Hi Ken, 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. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your birthday with us!

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vipChewy
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday and had a great time

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thanks for celebrating with our famiglia! Come back soon.

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vipLaura
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Not the restaurant to go to when you have 4 people who all want something different to eat. Very expensive meal due to multiple servings.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on July 20, 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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vipNathanD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was probably our best visit to Buca. We’ve found that this location in Wheeling is better than Lombard. Even on Valentine’s Day when we waited over an hour for our reservation, the food was great. Everything we had this visit was incredible too!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on July 14, 2020

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback about your visit. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and are happy that reflected on your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was wonderful, food was good and it was a great experience. Would go back.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on July 14, 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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Sally
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole dinning experience was FABULOUS!!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on March 9, 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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localdining58
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on March 9, 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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ScottB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Did not realize food options were family style only so paid a little more than I was expecting. Lots of food to take home. But it was very good.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on March 6, 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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good meal and service.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on March 12, 2020

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

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vipNathanD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

The wait was insane. We waited over an hour for our reservation because “open table” allows overbooking. The location needs to be trained on how to block reservations (even I know how to do it).
Otherwise, the food was good, the waiter was good, the price for the valentines meal was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

They seemed very unprepared for Valentine’s Day - hoards of people packed in the hallways waiting 30-45 minutes past their reservation times for a table. Once we got to our table the experience was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Reservations were made for 6:30 we weren't seated until after 7. We promptly ordered our food and did not get served until 8:30. This was our first time there, needless to say I will kot return

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on February 17, 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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JasonW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We made a res for 6:30pm but they over booked and we didn't get seated till almost 720pm. The food was not cooked all the way and was very soupy. This location suck

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on February 17, 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 this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on February 17, 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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vipieduca8
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Huge portions! Great service! Loved the Sunday family dinner special for $36. It included a large Italian salad, ~12 pieces of garlic bread, a giant rigatoni platter, 4 large meatballs, & 3 large spicy Italian sausages! The 3 of us could not eat all of it. We took home enough for another family dinner the next day!

It’s been awhile since we’ve been to Buca. Not sure why. We will definitely be back much sooner the next time!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on February 12, 2020

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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vipLizG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waiter came twice at the beginning of the meal and when I asked for the check will never return.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on February 11, 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 this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Large portions, but the food, with some exceptions, is just ok. Probably ok to have a quick family dinner if in a pinch, but nothing more. The interesting part is the decor of the place - some very entertaining pictures and memorabilia on the walls. Overall average.

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vipRollie
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. We had the Ziti and it tasted great. The portion was big enough for 3 big enough for 3.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on January 27, 2020

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

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vipHerbertK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with Leo and excellent food. I recommend the chicken salten bocca (sp?). Also a great ambiance!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on January 23, 2020

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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vipJoann
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our server Shelly was awesome. However, the food that we have ordered in the past was fine this time but not great as usual. Very disappointing and for those prices we kinda except better. I guess every kitchen has an off day. Or at least that’s we are hoping. Might be awhile for us to consider returning.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
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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RobinC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

New Year’s Eve. Service was awful. Food was ok. It was our first time there. Probably won’t be back.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

New Years Eve

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
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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bella1722
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! Love this place

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on January 3, 2020

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

RESERVATIONS MADE ON OPEN TABLE -
OUR RESERVATIONS WERE NOT HONORED AND WERE TOLD WE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT AN HOUR.

THEN WE HAD NO WAY OF RESERVING ANOTHER RESTAURANT ON OPEN TABLE AND ASKED TO CALL RESTAURANT TO CANCLE - restaurant did not answer phone... so our evening was tanked.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 28, 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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SusanK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went on Christmas Day - made a 5:15 reservation , they were way overbooked and eventually got seated at 6::00 way past our reservation . Our server was very good

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 28, 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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vipkathys
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went on Christmas Day. We had to wait, which is understandable, even with a reservation. We all enjoyed the variety, something for everyone. Pepperoni pizza was surprisingly good! Great Italian spicy sausage. Husband, who is Italian, really enjoyed everything. We would book it again for Christmas if our usual plans at family residence don’t work out.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 28, 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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MMKM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

At8:45pm, It wasn't busy at all. but host took us right next table for birthday party. kid are crazy and parent didn't care. We finally asked server to move. Busboy tried to took our dish which we were still working on it. everyone work there are rude or doesn't think.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 23, 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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vipJackieG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Prices are ridiculous! They explain one meal feeds three people but that means we have to eat the same thing! 33$ for eggplant parm? Absurd! Won’t be back!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 22, 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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vipHerbertK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I believe the food is tasty. We particularly like several of the chicken dishes. But I must say a chicken breast is usually twice as large as a serving at Buca, and when six small pieces of chicken costs $45 – and if you don't have a $20 coupon – a cost of the dinner is getting overly expensive. Leo is a great server as are most of the more experienced servers in the Wheeling location, but the food can be costly!

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 11, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Simply not worth it for the value. We were a party of three, who ordered salad, meatballs, and pasta, and paid over $100. The food was good enough, but given the large number of Italian restaurants in the area—including ones superior to this one—I would recommend against going here.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 9, 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
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We were appalled that we had to wait to be seated. We had 6:45 reservations. We arrived (our entire party) at 6:35. She told us that since our reservations were at 6:45 there might be a wait. Two people tried to seat us, but the host told them both that our reservations weren’t until 6:45. It was obvious to everyone that our table had been ready for us. Then we were seated by a group of 8 loud and vulgar men. We were there for my 8 year olds birthday. My brother had to go and ask them men to stop swearing. This was the worse experience we’ve had at this restaurant since we’ve started dining there.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 9, 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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vipbrenda
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but I think it's a little pricey for pasta.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Responded on December 4, 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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Buca di Beppo - Wheeling is rated 3.9 stars by 1017 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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