About Buca di Beppo - Columbus
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.
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$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.
Self parking in nearby parking structures and flat lot (located across the street from Buca di Beppo).
COTA Bus Service - Nationwide and Front Street stop.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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 - Columbus Ratings and Reviews
We were there for a group event and about 1/2 the people there had never been to Buca, which shocked me, since this is such a go to place. Our server was great and addressed questions and made some great suggestions. She was sensitive to when our group needed more drinks, bread, etc. We were in the Grotto room as we had a number of people with hearing loss. This was great to keep away from the noisy restaurant but it was still tough to hear in this room. The food was good and the smaller entrees (serving2-3) worked really well for us. Overall, this was a really good dining experience.
Long on name shirt on game
Very disappointing experience Practically empty restaurant Music too loud; waitress didn't have it turned down even after she said she would Chef not flexible - refused to not add bacon to the stuffed mushrooms appetizer Pizza had an awful smelling cheese
It was my daughters 11th birthday. I r ...
It was my daughters 11th birthday. I requested the kitchen table. It was great! The staff was very friendly and professional . It was almost like family. We loved it.
Only the food is worth it.
Being a college student I decided to take my whole family here for my graduation dinner. When we had the reservation for 7:15 and did not get seated until 30 minutes later. We were fine with this since it was mothers day and graduation. We got to our table and our waiter was very nice. As the night went on, the staff stated they could not turn on the AC or open any doors in the more than warm building due to "corporate orders". We placed our orders and as the appetizer arrived we ate it. At this point a different waiter came over to our table and told us to place our dinner orders in. We had given our complete order to our first waiter and were disappointed with him losing our order. We waited another 40 minutes for our entrees to arrive after being spoken to the manager and once the food came it was spectacular. After eating, since it was already 9:20 we decided to get our food to go after getting a family picture. At which point the waiters insisted on getting more and more pictures. Agitated, half of our family left and the rest waited behind to pay the bill. This restaurant is not very friendly for movement of my 90 years old grandma and neither was the table big enough to fit all the food. Next holiday I hope they do not overbook their reservations and have multiple families in this same situation.
We contacted 2 months ahead of our graduation date of our OSU student, for a big family dinner at Buca ...we signed contracted and credit authorization for the reservation. We showed up and they did not plan properly and it took us getting pushy ...to get in after over 1.25 hours of wait past the reservation time. Highly disappointed and affected the celebration in a negative way... When it should have been a nice celebration...
Too crazy, reservation was at 4 on gradu ...
Too crazy, reservation was at 4 on graduation / mothers day. Slow service, loud, workers were frazzled.
Here for Mothers Day and was wonderful. ...
Here for Mothers Day and was wonderful. A little warm in very back dining room but overall, not a problem. A little loud but a good time and beautiful day!
Went on Mother's Day at 11:00am. Expected to have a brunch menu, but it was just the regular menu, so a little disappointing. The music was way to loud. We asked if it could be turned down, but it couldn't. Not a good place to go if you want to interact with anyone but the person sitting right next to you. Food was very good.
We had to wait over 45 minutes to be seated
We had a reservation and had to wait over 45 minutes to be seated. Then it took another 15 minutes before our waitress got our drink orders. They were overbooked and understaffed for a graduation weekend in Columbus.
Excellent food, but it was very hot in back corner and noise level too loud. Invest in air conditioning and a few sound proof walls
Great, as always
The food was fabulous as always! Making a reservation early is beneficial. Great service, food and time with family! Fun for groups because of the family style servings.
Service was horrible,had to keep asking ...
Service was horrible,had to keep asking their waiters where ours was.. Had to ask for everything, bread etc.We ordered salad as a side with our Entree and a was told lettuce was being cut up and would get it soon.. To Mae a story short, Entree was finished and still no salad nor waiter had ask another waiter to pass on that we no longer wanted or needed our Salad . Nor did a Manager ever come by and apologize for the delay or lack of service.. This was Our first and last time to ever eat at this Restaurant again....
We had a reservation but had to wait for ...
We had a reservation but had to wait for some time fore our table. Food was fantastic though. Our party shared the caprese salad,gnocchi and cheesecake for dessert! Great for large groups and parties!
We had very good service. Our food varie ...
We had very good service. Our food varied. Some of the eggplant parmesan was tough and some was nice and tender. The pasta carbonara was good. Overall we had a good meal and a good time. We would recommend Buca as a good place to go.
We went to Buca di Beppo on a whim after seeing there was a coupon available and really enjoyed the food. The sangria was good, service was prompt, and the food was excellent. Reasonably priced, we will likely be back soon!
Food was delicious as always. Server wa ...
Food was delicious as always. Server was attentive and quick bringing our drinks and meals out. Very friendly service. Great dining experience.
The waitress was on top of it. She kept ...
The waitress was on top of it. She kept refills coming. It was a great time. Food was awesome.
Great food, Great fun, great service!
It is a loud resturant, but we love that! It's a good loud. It's great for families & groups. Our servers were Jake & Matt they took very good care of us. We were there to celebrate a birthday....The food was Perfect! We have been there many times, haven't ever had a bad meal but this one was exceptional! We had garlic bread, mixed greens salad (w/the extras), baked ziti & prosciutto chicken! YUM!! Highly recommend
Much better this time!
I am a regular at Buca. I love to take business groups or family and friends prior to Jackets games. The past few trips the food was really lacking - cold, served at different times, just all around disappointing. This trip the food was all very good and served together. This is what I expected, thank you!
Our server was not the best, very little ...
Our server was not the best, very little attention to detail. Food was great as always.
I am never disappointed with Buca. Everything that I've had there is prepared well and tastes great. Be prepared for a lot of food. Always have enough to take home.
Great location, wish it were a bit roomier!
Reservation was honored, and we were seated within a few minutes amidst the rush of other fans from the nearby Nationwide Arena post-game. Server was great, and although we were seated near the bar area and it got quite crowded with other (somewhat rude) guests waiting for a table, he did his best to attend to us and manage the craziness. Despite the structural limitations of being a basement-level restaurant, our group had a great experience. Make a reservation or suffer the long, crowded wait!
The valentine's day special was more tha ...
The valentine's day special was more than enough food for two, so that was great. The only problem was we received our salad and garlic bread 2 minutes before the lasagna course and we had to send back the lasagna twice so we could finish our salad first.
Awesome spaghetti and meatballs
We have dined at Buca di Beppo many times, both in downtown Columbus and in Worthington. I would have to give an edge to the downtown locale for food. It just seemed tastier there. We had a salad, bread, spaghetti/meatballs, and cannolis. We had never eaten the cannoli dessert before and found it to be average. Everything else was really good. Our waiter was very attentive and had a friendly/pleasant personality. We were able to use a coupon which made the experience even better.
Perfect place for a family Birthday celebration
The staff was friendly and very accommodating to our needs for this family Birthday celebration. The waiter took our order prior to the entire party arriving per my request. When everyone was present, the food was promptly served. Everything was delicious! Chicken Parm was excellent as were the pasta dishes we ordered. Loved the family style meal. College students in attendance gladly took the leftovers. We did not feel rushed. It was a wonderful evening! It was an entertaining and relaxing environment. I look forward to coming back again.
Not the experience I once had
Having dined here before and had many great evenings I have come to find that Bucca Columbus is not what it once was. The service is mediocre at best and felt more timed around rushing you out the door rather than letting you enjoy an "experience" at their establishment. Let me explain. Food timing: We ordered, wine, cheesy bread, salad and entrees (In that order with Wine being ordered upon arriving at table, cheesy bread and salad were ordered upon waiters return and entrees put in thereafter. However, our salad appeared first, wine later, asked for more dressing on salad after receiving it and entrees arrived immediately before the salad dressing ever returned. We then asked about the cheesy garlic bread which made it to our table towards the end of our dinner. We also had to re-request our meatball that we ordered on the side only to have that arrive mid-meal as well. We had run out of room on our table, couldn't even serve our food due to limited space and had to rush through eating our rather expensive salad so that our entrees wouldn't get cold. Food had decent flavor, certainly not a true italian feel but more of an American version of Italian with the food looking like it came out of a frozen dinner box. (Presentation was horrible). 150.00 dinner later and that was the end result. Chicken with Proscietto was good though. Certainly would not recommend going back here, they cater to the arena district folks that are passing through and clearly aren't interested in recurring customers.
We had a spectacular meal and the servic ...
We had a spectacular meal and the service was amazing. We were heading to a hockey game and they got us in and out to make it to the game.
Perfect for a Group
Lunched with 12 high school students and all enjoyed the food. Working through the menu was a great problem-solving lesson, and our waiter did a perfect job of getting all of the orders 100 percent perfect. Nice job, Buca!
always a hit
i was there with two 16 year old girls We shared a salad and a large order of spicy chicken rigatoni. We have been trying some other dishes lately and have been very disappointed. This time all was good and fun - as always.
Small spaghetti and meatballs and a caprese salad =$45. Lol. It's offensive.
Great food and lots of it. Not a huge ch ...
Great food and lots of it. Not a huge choice for vegetarians though. Love all the decorations and the general ambience of the place - very friendly and bustling.
We sat in the kitchen and had an amazing ...
We sat in the kitchen and had an amazing time. The staff and cooks were so wonderful and they even gave us a free appetizer!
Tough night for Buca. Originally had 9:4 ...
Tough night for Buca. Originally had 9:45 reservations,moved them back to 9. We had a party of 14 and several dishes were served cold and had to be reheated. The bigger problem was that they closed at 10, even on New years eve, and the staff was sweeping, cleaning and making it clear that it was time to go. Hate to think what would have happened if we had arrived at 9:45. We stayed until about 11, and thankfully didn't try to order dessert or additional drinks. Had we been told that they closed at 10 and we needed to be out early, we would have made other plans. Disappointing performance by a normally solid restaurant.
We made a reservation for this past NYE and we were running late so we had called ahead: they still seated us right when we got there and our service was fast. We were in and out in an hour and a half and got to our party on time.
It was our first time eating at Buda do ...
It was our first time eating at Buda do Beppo and it was a great experience! I love the family style portion sizes and the atmosphere! Great place for birthday dinners.
I was disappointed again... and its a favorite
This is my second visit in 3 weeks and i was disappointed both times. I am a regular, and a big fan of Buca, but my last two visits were enough that I will definitely question my next trip there... first, we were kept waiting nearly 40 minutes AFTER our reservation time. Excuse was they were clearing tables. When we went to our table, they were 50% full - at best. Next our Caesar salad wasnt... they put no dressing on it.. how does that happen!? Ravioli was cold, not just not warm, it was cold. Same thing happened last time with our manacotti. Cheese bread, didnt have cheese on about half of it. I dont know if this is a chain problem or just this location. They need to pay attention because I am sure the numbers are way off based on my observations. appears to be much lower guest counts and servers look way fewer too. The quality of the food is definitely way off from what it has been. I will give it one more try, but I think thats it. There are too many good restaurants near the Arena before games and events.
Bad service before NHL game! Almost missed game!
We took a group of 15 to Buca before a Blue Jackets game expecting a nice meal and with plenty of time to get to the Arena for pre-game festivities. Our reservation was at 5pm for a 7pm game, we were on time and ordered promptly but our food did not come until 6:25 so we had to shovel the food into our mouths so we could make start of the game. The entire time we were waiting, the rooms behind us and to our left kept having food delivered to their tables. Besides not refilling drinks promptly, the waitress kept telling us that it would "only be a few more minutes" several times. When we told her we were trying to make the game, she said that they always get busy before a hockey game and the kitchen was backed up. Well, duh, you are in the ARENA DISTRICT right across the plaza from the arena and should plan for that. That's why I made reservations for 2 hours before the game so we would't have to wait 1 hour for our food to be delivered after ordering. After we asked for take home containers, she said she would bring them right away with our checks. With the checks in hand, she dropped off the containers and bags and proceeded to take the order of the table behind us without giving us our checks! We promptly paid, some of us left and my husband stayed behind to finish up my sisters $20 tab, after quickly checking the receipt, her card was swiped for someone else's $67 tab. At this point the manager apologized several times for poor service and said he would call the next day to make it up to us but 4 days later, we have yet to hear from him. It will be a long time before go back to this Buca di Beppo or any other. Being a corporate store, I expect better service and planning on the staffs part for busy nights. Most of our group had never been to an NHL game before so they missed out on pre-game festivities because of their lack of service.
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