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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 had our whole family in for Christmas lunch (12/25/16). Reservations made through "Open Table" app from iPhone. Plenty of amazing food at the restaurant and took enough leftovers home fo another full meal for everyone! Leo's service was great- it looked like all the servers worked very hard to make the dining experiences awesome, too!! 5-Star rating. Best 3 words? "Will be back!"
We were seated in a booth near the bar before 7pm. It was busy and loud and service was a little slow. Within the hour it cleared out, but service got worse. Our server stood behind the bar on his phone while we sat there with empty plates covering our crowded tabletop.
Food was good (a size "small" actually serves 2 to 3 people). For some reason, the night we were there (Saturday night), the kitchen was VERY slow. Took almost 1 hour for our pasta dishes to come out. When we first sat down and ordered, the restaurant was pretty empty. Therefore, even when it did fill up, telling us the kitchen was backed up, didn't really mean much. It wasn't backed up when our orders were placed!
Awesome server! We had Shelly and she is wonderful. She makes you feel welcome, paces the meal without going too slow or rushing. Food came out hot and wonderful. From the mussels to the salads, ravioli, pizza, spaghetti to the wonderful desserts. All so good!
We had a reservation asking for a quiet booth. After a short wait, they tried to seat us at a table. Apparently, someone else who was seated at a table moved to the booth. After another short wait, they seated us in a very small booth in the bar that was not comfortable and very loud. After the bread basket was served, we noticed small fruit flies flying around our table. When we told the waitress about it, she said, "Oh that is not good." Nothing else. I covered the bread with my napkin. The portions were huge. The seafood appetiser plate was really large and enjoyed. The salad we excellent. The spaghetti carbonara was not so great. We used to enjoy this restaurant very much. This was not a good experience.
Usually good - but not this time. Service appeared to be slow. Time to receive the food was very long and the order was served incorrect and the food was just warm. We were unable to locate the waitress so we ate what we could since reordering may have taken another 30 minutes. Manager did take the meal off my check. Disappointing time since I usually enjoy Buca. It will be awhile before I return.
Prices seemed high for lunch. A small pizza and a drink were $30! Service was a bit lacking. I asked about substituting a different pasta for spaghetti. The waitress said substitutions weren't allowed. Since when?
I'm hoping this was a one time negative experience. I've been coming here for years. Usually the service and food are the best.
The food was OK but we didn't feel that the amount of food served in the entrees was appropriate for Family Style dining. In my opinion, 3 thinly sliced, hammered out pieces of veal (as they should be prepared for this dish - not complaining about that) in a veal saltimbocca is a generous portion for a single diner, not an amount that should be presented as family style to feed 2-3 adults. I doubt there was a total of 6 oz of actual veal on the plate. (and of the 3 pieces, 2 were cooked to a completely differently from the 3rd - one was nice and golden brown, 2 were kind of gray and didn't look like they had been cooked long enough) If we hadn't over-ordered appetizers and sides we would have been left hungry for the evening. We certainly didn't have leftovers as the server suggested we would.
While the food and service is generally excellent, at this meal the fettuccine Alfredo was not good - it was bland and tasteless. It appeared to have been made incorrectly as previous experiences with that dish have always been tasty. I was dismayed to find that although I was told that it would be taken off the bill, that I was then charged for the replacement of fettuccine with marinara sauce particularly since we were encouraged to get a replacement, which I indicated that if they did offer, we would simply take home as my fellow diner would share my dinner so we could eat together. Although the bill was modified when I complained that they were charging me for something I would not have otherwise ordered, this was not the level of service and customer focus I would have expected and, in fact, have never been charged for a replacement when I was encouraged to order an alternate, especially when it was clear we did not intend to eat the replacement at that sitting. I was not looking for free food but clearly do not wish to pay for a dish we didn't even eat during that sitting due to their preparation error. I was disappointed that they did not value our business adequately to follow standard protocol when removing a charge. Again, the remainder of the food was phenomenal and our waitress was outstanding but the "manager" clearly was not concerned with customer satisfaction until I expressed my displeasure - at which time he did modify the check accordingly.
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