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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.

604 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090
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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:
N Wolf Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 808-9898

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/locations/location1302.aspx

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.

Executive Chef:
Israel Romero

Additional:
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

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 - Wheeling Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.0

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4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2012

The food is good, service was excellent. The roasted peppers and sausage side needs a better definition or maybe mine was just over cooked as there seemed to be more tomatoes in mine than red pepper though maybe the red peppers were cut way too small and way over cooked. Onions were the predominant flavor

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2012

Always like the food more than atmosphere. Getting there after 8pm may give a quieter experience once large groups with kids leave.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2012

The ambiance of the place was very warm and fun, and many members of the staff came by to check on us throughout the evening. Great food and great memories!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2012

Having been to Buca several times, noted a distinct redection in portions, and increase in price.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2012

Attended with party of four. Ordered four small portions of calamari, apple salad, rigatoni, checken and veal platteres, plus a couple wine decanters for each person. The chicken and veal were slim portions and only three could try. The calamari, apple salad and rigatoni were very tasty. It was quite noisy as it seemed like every table was celebrating a birthday. I wish all the patrons a happy birthday, but it was very annoying to say the least. Maybe a reduction of the amount of servers singing happy birthday would help maintain a better atmosphere. In the end it was okay experience, but quite pricey for a restaurant of this type. With tip close to $200.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2012

Service and food where great. But there was a very Loud group of teenagers I the room and there was no attempt to quiet them down so as to not make it disturb others. We had to yell in our booth to hear each other. If it wasn't for the nice servers would not have been happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2012

Decent, not great food - like an Olive Garden. They try to replicate an old neighborhood Italian restaurant, which is neat, and the food, while not great, is certainly more than good enough and they give you tons of it. For food snobs there are many better Italian Restaurants in Chicago, but Buca is fun, comfortable and reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2012

My family and I frequent here quite often. Service is typically pretty decent, but this particular outing, out server was outstanding. Her name was Stephanie and she is so adorable. Such a sweet personality and she knows how to stay on top of things. She had about 3-4 other tables, but we never felt rushed or like we weren't important to her.
The food, as always was immpecable. Buca needs more servers up to the same quality as ours. We will be back to celebrate more occasions in the near future and you better believe I know who I want our server to be.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 30, 2012

The food quality was incredible! Hard to believe, as everything is served "family style" in large bowls or platters for all the table to share. Withis type of festive atmosphere --- you just wouldn't expect the flavors and freshness you would as in a more fine ding restaurant with plated service. WRONG! The food was spot-on memorable! You will enjoy the fun and casual ambiance, even fine for kids --- but don't be fooled. Great, authentic Italian food awaits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2012

We were rather disappointed with how the evening turned out. When I made the reservations I was told we could be seated in the kitchen - this is a special table that seemed like it would be fun - we were celebrating my husband's "special" birthday. When we arrived, 20 minutes early for our reservation, we were told that we would not be able to be seated in the kitchen as it was already booked. I told the hostess who I had spoken to regarding this special request, however, it never made it to the reservation book. We were seated in a regular dining room. The only concession that was made to correct this error was to offer us a free dessert. All five of us were really disappointed at how this was handled.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2012

I went there for the first time with my boyfriend for his birthday and it was AMAZING!!!! Great experience and the food was delicious. They took us on a tour of the restaurant before seating us at our table and I thought was very unique and fun. Each room had a different feel to it. We were in a nice, quiet relaxed area. The hosts and servers were all great, friendly, and attentive. No complaints what so ever! I would definitely go again and recommend to others!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2012

Have been here several times in past years. Always great food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2012

Awesome dinner!!! Went to celebrate my birthday...great time!!!! Had a server that was new and was too quiet speaking for an energetic restaurant like this. I will keep going back!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2012

We love Buca! Went there to celebrate our friends birthday. When we arrived there was a birthday card on the table and through our meal employees would stop by to sign the card and say Happy Birthday. The best paTrt was the candelabra and the birthday song. We all had a great lunch (the food was outstanding) and kicked off the birthday celebration in style! Our waitress Kat was awesome. Turns out her birthday was the same day as our friends! Thanks for a great time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 12, 2012

Had a nice time....was a late Fathers day Lunch. There were 4 of us and the portions the waitress suggested were perfect....The best was the Ice cream sundae! very cute and plenty for all 4 of us! Had to go out and buy that same kind of martini glass.....found it at Garden Ridge in Schaumburg!
Thanks

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2012

We love Buca's. Would never visit the Chicago area without stopping here. Food is always great! Servers are always very friendly! The atmosphere is the best! Great place!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2012

Food was great. Only problem was they put us next to a teenage birthday party which was loud. They could have put the party on the other side of the room.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 2, 2012

Went for my birthday and food was great and the ambiance is great too. It tends to get real noisy the later the evening goes. Connor our waiter was exceptional. Lot's of fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2012

Always a fun place to go with a group of friends!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2012

The food was good our waiter Lisa was great but poor customer service with the reception, I made a reservation online but when we got there she told us it was not ready because there was an issue with it and did not offer any alternative seating, we had to just take what ever table is available but it was not to our preference. The decor is outdated, its too busy and distracting.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2012

Love this place!! The portions are unbelieveable. Well worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 22, 2012

food average at best..ditto service and place was empty..I'd never go if this place was busy. Food overpriced as were the wines..waaaay high. The food quality is better
than Olve Garden...but not by much..I'd avoid this place. Overpriced..fair food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2012

We had a range of ages, including an 11 year old, and most enjoyed it. Service was excellent, food advice good. The quantities are very large. Family style needs to be considered; we did. One of our appetizers was excellent, the other so-so. Of the 4 main dishes we had, one was excellent, two good, one just passable. Wine service and choices were nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2012

Food was just ok, nothing special. Portion sizes too large. Some of the pasta dishes too dry. Decor is very tacky. Didn't like the plastic glasses and paper napkins. Employees are very friendly but service was intermittent. We received our meal right on top of eating our salad and then it took a very long time for dessert and to receive the check. I thought it was very over priced for the quality of food. They should focus more on quality then quantity. I might try it again but wouldn't rush right back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2012

This is one of our favorite places to celebrate anything, birthday, anniversary, graduation. The atmosphere is friendly and the food is fantastic

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2012

We have been patrons of Buca di Beppo on several occassions over the years. In this instance,we were seated right away, and service was prompt and friendly. While the portion sizes were still famously large, the food quality has noticeably declined over the past couple of years. The recession has caused some restaurant chains to cut corners on recipes and production, which is very unfortunate. Customers can tell the differece in food quality. I would be willing to pay more for higher quality, but frankly, in Buca di Beppo's case, you cannot charge Maggianos prices for something less than Olive Garden quality food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2012

Good food and a nice place for a casual after work dinner. They stuck us next to a big party with lots of kids so it wasn't the quietest dinner. Overall we enjoyed the meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2012

We were so excited to find they had given us the kitchen table!!!! There were 8 of us; it was fabulous!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2012

Great food and service with wonderful atmosphere and decorations.This restaurant never disappoints!!!My family and friends love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 19, 2012

food was very good, chicken marcella was tender, and the mushrooms were excellant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2012

Great food and Great service. Make sure you go there with a group because it is family style dining and you get TONS of food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2012

Food always good. Service good. Never disappointed. One of our favorite spots.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2012

great food and great service. I recently dined at Buca downtown and had a similar experience. It's great to be at a place that really appreciates its customers.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2012

Always a favorite of ours! The food is consistently good. Try the eggplant-It is really good : )

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2012

The food was outstanding! I really liked the idea of the "family style" / bigger portions, so everyone was able to sample a little of everything.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2012

We were surprised to be seated at the "kitchen table" which was actually a booth in the kitchen! It ended up being a very fun spot for our family celebration. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2012

We were seated at 5:40 PM and not served until almost 7 PM. Bread was brought out late, as was the water. Drinks were forgotten and had to be re-ordered, only to have the wrong drinks brought to us. Food, other than the salad (which was good) was just passable. I have eaten there in the past and had a much better experience, but this recent visit is either an anomaly, or an indication of a serious slide in service. It was a bad experience that I would not like to repeat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2012

Always great food, great service, and a great time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2012

Every dish we ordered was delicious & served prompt; all were hot except the salad of course. Waitress was helpful with serving sizes of the dishes & content of the dishes as well. We were sitting at a long table so it was difficult to hear the conversation at times due to the noise level in the resturaunt.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2012

Always serves great food and large portions. It is perfect for a family style dinner.One of my favorites for Italian.

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