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About Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
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.
Wheeling, IL 60090
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
N Wolf 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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, 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 - Wheeling Ratings and Reviews
We were promptly seated at our reservation time, which was great. After being seated we waited about 12 minutes before the waitress came by our table. We ordered drinks, appetizer, and our entrees. We also asked for water. At 25 minutes after we were seated I spoke with the manager (Stephen). Our drinks arrived shortly after, and bread too. A little while later appetizers. We again asked for water. Our dinner salad arrived (Caesar - very good!) and again we asked for water. When our dinner showed up we kinda yelled for water too. That seemed to have worked as the waitress FINALLY brought us water. Perhaps she was hoping we'd keep ordering cocktails if she didn't give us water? We ordered 3 entrees between the 4 of us. More than plenty - we took enough home that it was lunch for 2 of us the next day. The entrees were very good. Loved the food, but this time the service just was not up to par. A 10% tip might have drove the point home with the waitress. Will return along with a prayer for better service. Maybe we'll request "the pope room"!
It was a week night later in the evening and there did not appear to be many people in the restaurant. We waited over 10 minutes for dinner to greet is and offer to take our drink order and over an hour to receive our food. Clearly there was something going on as we had probably five to six different servers come and help us throughout the meal. They continued to apologize for the long delay but that's all that happened. The server's did their best with the issue but I was surprised that they didn't even try to offer us a dessert or some compensation. It was a terrible experience. I know the servers were trying their best to compensate for whatever the real issue was but I don't think the restaurant stepped up to provide a good experience.
We brought a large group for a family event and had planned the menu in advance to be able to skip the normal "menu negotiations" common in family style ordering. We gave the order to Damon in advance, and he had every course ready at the perfect time. We were able to focus on the conversation while Damon and crew took care of everything else. Just a fun night for all!
We celebrated my husband's birthday. He wanted to go somewhere fun. This was very fun. We ate in the kitchen. The servers came by with food that was prepared in the kitchen. They gave a few minute presentation of the menu item. Very funny and fun. Food excellent with huge portion sizes.
We were late for our reservation, past the grace period, but they were gracious enough to hold our table for us. It was Mother's Day and the kitchen was slow or our order was not put in right away because we waited about half an hour between appetizers and entrees. The very apologetic staff told us a couple of times that our food would be out in a couple of minutes or soon, but it was still a long wait. The food is really good and the Small portion size (for 2-3 people) was way more than enough for 3 , but it's still a bit over priced.
I ordered 2 appetizers, salad and 3 full size trays and a bottle of wine. Loved the chicken marsala but chicken parm was ok (didn't know it was fried). Salad and appetizers were excellent. Somehow I feel that the portion sizes are smaller compared to other bucas. Bottle of wine - price for value was a bit too steep imo. But overall good company..which is what matters.
This restaurant is great for large groups as they serve family style. Our waitress did an excellent job of giving us good choices and indicating the size portions we would need to accommodate the 8 of us. We ate well, had a nice variety of dishes and and just a little left over pasta to take home. Love this place!!
We were seated by an exit door and were very cold throughout the meal. People around us were all eating with their coats on. This made for a very unpleasant meal. We hurried through our dinner to get out of there. The waitress who served us seemed too busy to pay any attention to us.
I requested the private round table room for our party;they didn't honor the request We were told that we had a round table in a corner. Manager was polite but not helpful. We were squeezed into a corner half hexagon booth with three chairs pulled up to the booth. Very awkward. We could barely get in and out to use the rest room. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some sort of space/fire violation. Bread came to the table 50 minutes after we sat down. They didn't bring my drink, I had to ask again. The server dropped the dirty salad tongs down the back of my chair and left them there while she did something else. No acknowledgment for even doing that, or for getting my shirt dirty. The food wasn't as good as I remember. The calamari was terrible. Chicken limone was good, macaroni Rosa was bland. Bathroom was dirty. The hostess rolled her eyes at us when we left.
All good except server was slow and somewhat rude. She was outwardly disappointed that we didn't order more food or a second bottle of wine for our table of 6 (4 drinkers). We had plenty of food leftover for our family. She also made a snide comment about us having a coupon. The server should not make judgment about using Buca coupons at Buca. If Buca does not wish to have coupons, don't send them to households. It is the only reason we decided to dine there recently. And it was a great reminder of the good food and energetic atmosphere of the restaurant. Too bad the service did not match the overall experience.
A fun date night out with my husband. Food was delicious. The eggplant Parmesan was uniquely prepared and we requested vodka sauce. Delicious and the small portion was more than enough for two. We ordered a side of broccoli which was "pepper spicey". I liked it but my husband did not. Our waitress was a delight and provided excellant service. We also splurged and went for desert and cappacino. It was worth it.
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