About Buca di Beppo - Worthington

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.

60 East Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, OH 43085
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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:
High Street / 23

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 848-8466

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Free self-parking is available in private lot for Buca di Beppo guests.

Public Transit:
COTA Bus Service - Worthington Square Mall

Executive Chef:
Dan Varga

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, 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 - Worthington Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.0

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3.9

value

3.6

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Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (9)
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Casual (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Kid-friendly (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our server John was outstanding!! Kitchen table seating was good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I indicated on my reservation that we were coming in to celebrate our anniversary and no one acknowledged that it was our anniversary. Why have the option to indicate special occasions if they aren't going to be acknowledged? It was also obvious they didn't look at our reservation notes by where they decided to seat us. Probably the only room in the place where people were sitting and next to a table with 3 misbehaving children! My husband and I made a reservation for the 2 of us to get away from our children...nit to have to sit and listen to 2 parents yell at their kids all night. The food was ok. But the veal parmesan should have been pounded out thinner. It was way too thick and chewy!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

While the food is always great, the experienced was rushed. The server was clearly overwhelmed. Our food, salad and main course, all came out together. We were never offered the opportunity to order more beverages than we originally ordered.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was cold and over-priced. Had ravioli with meat but meat was scarce. Chicken dish was cold. Table was dirty. I feel like place is run-down. We paid way too much for that sub-par meal. We won't be back there. Ever.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I love Buca--we've been to the Area District location many times for date night and family get-togethers. Unfortunately, upon visiting the Worthington location, we had a disappointing experience. I made a reservation for 7:15 in case it was busy (granted, I didn't schedule far in advance--maybe a 1/2 hour), and we arrived a few minutes before that. The lobby was completely full and some people had clearly been waiting for a really long time. The hostesses were arguing with each other (I heard mumblings of being short-staffed that night), and were not being polite with customers. We waited until about 7:45 to be seated. During that time we heard the hostess being very curt to customers simply requesting their place in line/approximate wait time to which the answer was "whenever tables open up." Our waitress was very friendly, but the experience was already tainted. We might give it another shot, but I think we'll be limiting our visits to the Arena District location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We unexpectedly ended up in Columbus, OH on Christmas night and found this restaurant on the app. The food and service were great. We loved it.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fabulous place to have a family dinner on Christmas. It is our second year in a row to do so and we plan to make it tradition!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We've been to Buca many times on or around a holiday and have always had excellent service despite a packed restaurant. We love that we can bring the entire family and pass several entrees around the table for all to enjoy. And the kids love that they are welcome to be themselves in a family-friendly environment. And did I forget to mention the food is FANTASTIC?!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Horrible management. Every server apologized to every table for the LONG wait times after ordering. Should have gotten up and left.

Horrible food. McD's is next door and serves better quality food.

If you do go just drink tap water- wine was awful, my mixed drink had alcohol in it...

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We love Buca!!! Our servers were fantastic!!! Food... always delicious!!! Manager.... surprisingly unaccommodating! We had family in from AZ that had never experienced Buca... we asked to sit at the Kitchen table... the hostess asked him and he said that he had ToGo orders on the table and he would not accommodate us. We walked through the kitchen there were two ToGo bags and the table needed to be wiped off! This would have taken less than 1 min to accommodate us. (It was 5:15 pm on a Tuesday). The restaurant was empty. I have never had a negative experience here, but this was disappointing!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food, felt a little cramped at a small table with 6 people and family style dishes

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I made a reservation 1 week ago for a birthday celebration for my friend for a nice evening out with our husbands for 7:00. I made it through open table. So we arrive at 7 and stood in the lobby and waited to 15 minutes to be seated which we we ok with. So.....the hostess starts taking us back to our table but then the manager takes over and proceeds to tell us as we were walking that the kitchen is backed up and is running 1 hour behind. At first we thought he was kidding but he assured us that he wasn’t. He takes us to a back room that had to me at least 80 degrees. We sit down and told him he had to cool the room off or we couldn’t stay. He said they had been trying all night but couldn’t. So now we are sweating in a restaurant where we were going to wait over 1 hour to eat. We were all literally in shock!! I am 56 years old and dined all over Columbus as well as the world and have never experienced this. All he was willing to do was give us a free appetizer. We all looked at one another and said we have to get out of here. So..here’s where open table disappointed me. I get on my app and proceed to try to find another restaurant nearby and as I tried to make reservations the app kept telling me I had to call and cancel Bucca di peppa where we were. We called up front to cancel and they couldn’t even find us and we were sitting in their restaurant!! What a freakin joke!!!! I did it the old fashioned way and called a restaurant and we were able to get in and FINALLY enjoy dinner. Problem was my husband can’t eat dinner late because he has bad acid reflux so now it’s 8:30 so he couldn’t really eat much and we were all looking forward to a nice Italian dinner that night. So... that is my review of last night, December 16th, 2017

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Took 50 minutes to get appetizer. Over hour for food, pizza cold as was shells and pasta. Waitress had to apologize all night for kitchen...had reservations over a week for annual family party. Never again there.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Seated by a large noisy group that was so loud we couldn’t talk. Food was cold and manager was not interested.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Won't go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had a large group of people and everyone left full.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great spot for Thanksgiving

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

4th year in a row for Thanksgiving dinner! Delicious

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Prices have gotten out of control. Stuffing was slightly burned and missed the Apple Walnut Gorgonzola Salad that usually comes with the Great Thanksgiving feast. Not as good as we have come to expect from this location but not bad enough to keep us from coming back despite major price increase from last year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is ok, nothing special, the lady at the front greeted us with mouthful of food and was chewing it, that was the worst we ever saw in a restaurant, I think the management need to give them a break to eat. We had better experience here before but I think the restaurant is failing

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was AMAZING. She had three large tables in a small, confined space, where she (quite thin) could hardly walk between the tables. She stayed happy, she was efficient, and somehow didn't spill a thing (an amazing feat with waving arms, a crazy loud nouse level). The food was good, but our server, Montana, made the experience great.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service, great food!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server Taryn was awesome! It was our first time dining there and they were wonderful. They even sang to us for our anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I went here for the first time for my birthday and my friend and I sat there for almost 3 hours catching up. They were so nice and accomodating!! Great place to celebrate.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We returned to Bucca di Peppo for our anniversary...6 years ago, we had a small wedding with immediate family only and all of us had went to Bucca after the ceremony for dinner.

This time we e were sat in the bar area (they were pretty slow that night) We didn't order appetizers, just drinks and our entrees. The server was very knowledgeable and assisted us with our choices. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs and I had the fettuccine alfredo w/chicken. My entree was pretty bland and the noodles were undercooked. I have definitely had better! I didn't send them back but I ate more of my husbands meal than he probably liked! The cheesecake was excellent.

We will return, maybe it was just an off night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time ever, the food was sub-par. Manager stated they did not reduce the sauce, took the dinner back to kitchen, brought it back in five minutes. Better yes, but not the same. Order zitti to go, bland as well. Read online comments, appears we are not the first to comment on the change in food quality

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not as good as used to be. We ordered two of the pasta specials that they have the the month. Only found a few pieces of sausages and short ribs in the pasts, nothing like what they showed on the ads.
The salad is ok, but you can tell it's came from a package, rather than freshly cut, not too impressive at all.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very generous portions. Average Italianumber crusien. Looks like 19th Italian restaurant

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Waitress was rude

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was great. Food was very bland. We got the lunch portion of chicken parmesan it was dry with no flavor. Even the pasta noodles tasted funny. Hardly and experience worth mentioning.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food and exceptional service! We had a party for our daughter there and it was perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

hadn't been in a few years but just as good as i remembered it. good, authentic italian food !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The only complaint is it takes a little time to get the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Disappointing service, difficult to get drink refills or anything else. Added to by a delay on bringing food for the youngest member of our group. Hard to explain to a 6 year old why he has to wait 10 minutes after the adults had their food. I really just assumed the $5 kids meal would be comped from our $200 bill for this issue. But it was not.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Our server Jordan was fantastic... Thanks for the great attentive service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Too expensive, too many loud children, average food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had the possibility at the last minute of increasing our party. The hostess took care of all the details on the spot. It turns out we didn't need the extra space.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Our 1yr seemed to really through of the hostess and management upon our arrival.. took am extra 10mn to figure out where to seat us. Food was not as good as normal. I'll stick to the downtown location

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual
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