About Buca di Beppo - Downtown Indianapolis
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
Washington Street and Market
$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.
Metered street parking available. Paid public parking in nearby parking structures.
Skywalk available from local area hotels, the convention center and Lucas Oil Stadium.
IndyGo Bus Service - Market & Ohio Stop
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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 - Downtown Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews
Found food to be just okay. Found the co ...
Found food to be just okay. Found the cost per person to be expensive although the dishes are provided 'family style'. It would have been less expensive to order a la carte at a different restaurant. (3 people, we ordered 1 salad, 1 protein [proscuitto chicken] and 1 pasta dish). Service was good.
Good food and excellent service. Our wa ...
Good food and excellent service. Our wait staff even proactively brought out soda water to help with a Marinara splash on a white skirt that was no fault of theirs. Consistently a go to dining place for us before downtown events.
First, consider that this was a Saturday ...
First, consider that this was a Saturday night during GenCon in Indy. That usually means oversubscribed tables, long waits and poor service. We had reservations and were seated quickly. To accommodate the large crowds tables were spaced way too close together and we were constantly hit by service personnel and the other patrons when leaving their tables. Other than that the service was very attentive, the food was excellent and we will be coming back.
Every year we book a dinner reservation ...
Every year we book a dinner reservation at Bucca during Gen Con. Our company exhibits at Gen Con and so our crew of 6-8 people usually enjoy the great food and service. This year, it was absolutely swamped and even though we had 6:30 reservations, we didn't actually get seated until like 6:50ish I believe. The entrance of the restaurant is just a long hallway to the kitchen and host station. So it's really kinda cramped. We walked by the line because thats usually people who don't have a reservation. Anyway, long story short the food and service were great as usual. However, the drinks were pretty awful. The margaritas were almost clear and had no flavor. One of our team members got some "Buca special" drink and it was almost entirely booze with no flavor. (2 of us tried it and it was awful...) Anyway, we're not high maintenance or picky folks...these were really out of the ordinary things for this Bucca location. Normally everything is about flawless. This issue isn't going to prevent us from coming back, but it did have a significant effect on the ratings we gave this time. We think the bartender(s) that night needs some serious training because those were some awful beverages. (or maybe it was just an off night, guess we'll never know.) We hope that next year the beverages match the great food/service we're used to. Thanks!
Food is served family style and there is ...
Food is served family style and there is LOTS of it...all good. Not gourmet but comfort foods. Apple salad was new on the menu and delicious. Have been in these restaurants in other cities and the décor and menu are the same. It's a stitch--and worth going if you want good food that is not obscenely expensive. A great value and good fun. Servers and front of the house staff were delightful. Highly recommend
We booked this restaurant on a Sunday ni ...
We booked this restaurant on a Sunday night through Open Table for 8:45 to celebrate a special occasion. We picked it because we were familiar with the chain and it could accommodate a group of 10 per Open Table. We had to take several taxis to get there. When we arrived, the doors were closed, and then when we were able to get in, we were summarily turned away without apologies ("sorry we are closed, we know there are problems with the reservations on Open Table"). The rude affect was offensive, and we would not recommend this establishment. Sadly, we weren't the only ones turned away this way (8:45 seems quite early to be closed).
Epic fail on my part for selecting the WRONG place to dine for our group of 13
On time for our reservation and seated promptly. Our waiter stopped bye to tell us he would be with us after he "Catches his breath" and he was having a friend get water for us. There was only a few tables occupied when we got there. It was right at 30 minutes before our wine was served and order taken. Salads and bread were fine but food was cold and just ruined the overall experience. Manager asked if we had a problem (meaning we had to tell him what we had already told the waiter) and his solution was to make us some more to go. We didn't come there for carryout so we declined and no other solution was offered. WILL NOT BE BACK OR RECOMMEND
Our food was delivered cold. Our server ...
Our food was delivered cold. Our server was very nice and apologized and said he would take care of it. 20 minutes later the mgr came over and said the plate with our replacement food broke when coming out of the oven. We had a play to get to and could not wait any longer. We left the restaurant hungry. The mgr did comp our appetizer but I would have thought another attempt at a good meal would have been better customer service.
They were extremely busy, so our 7:45 re ...
They were extremely busy, so our 7:45 reservation didn't get seated until 8:30. At 8:40, our waitress finally makes it to us and informs us that the kitchen closes at 9:00 sharp, so all dessert orders need to be in by that time. She was very good. They were just short staffed.
Dinner before the theater
Our group of 10 needed a restaurant to accommodate our group and get us out in time for the show and Bucca did the job despite Mother's Day and graduation in the area.
We did wait about 15 minutes past our reservation time for a table which was confusing since there were a majority of empty tables in the area we were seated.
Our server was prompt without rushing and the food was great. I only wish she would have asked how to split the bill so we didn't have to scramble at the end to make it all work out.
Won't be back
Came here for mother's day as every other restaurant was booked. Was able to book a table for 5 people on open table for 2:15. We didn't get sat until almost 2:45. There was a long wait but the restaurant was not even half way seated. The waitress was really nice but she forgot my wine and I had to ask for it 3 times. Our pasta dish came out completely cold. Not even warm. We sent it back and they brought us a bigger dish that was hot but it was more dry with less sauce. The waitress said she would make sure that the manager took it off as it was not okay to get cold pasta. They never took it off our bill. The experience all around was not that great and I will not be back. I will make sure to make a reservation somewhere nicer next time I want to go out to dinner during a busy day.
A little disappointed
We made reservations for 15 for Mother's Day. We checked in and were told it would be a minute. Over 30 minutes later we were seated in a VERY tight space. We had time to look at the food being prepared and had read the menu ahead of time, so we had a general idea what we wanted. The portions are huge, but they did not provide enough sauce on the entrees to use with all the noodles, so then you are left with lots of noodles and no sauce. This makes one very sad. I know they were busy, but by the time we were seated and they took our order, the rush was over and there were not many people in our section and it was still hard to get a refill. For the cost, there are many other good Italian restaurants in town. I would give those a try instead.
Not the usual good experience
We have eaten at Buca's several times and usually the service has been good. We had a reservation for 7:30, weren't seated until 8:00 and and at 8:30 we still had not received our salad and appetizer. The food was still good but for the price I was disappointed. I alerted the manager of our problem when he walked by. He quickly brought the salad and appetizer. The appetizer was cold. I thought he would have offered to at least comp that but no offer was made.
Rocky Start but a solid finish
We made a reservation and it took over 30 minutes beyond our reservation time to get the restaurant staff to clear and set an open table when we pointed out that they had 4 tables ready to go outside. From that point forward it was everything we expected and our waitress was awesome. All in all we had a good time. Had they actually seated us sooner than later I would have given this place a 5 star rating.
Great Food, Service unusually eh.
We eat there every year when we are in Indianapolis and it has always been great. This year we were dining late after the usual evening rush. We were seated outside which was ok as it was a very nice evening. It took a long time for our server to arrive at our table to see if we wanted any appetizers and get our drink order. After bringing our drinks it seemed like a long time till our server returned to take our dinner order. It seemed like it was taking longer than normal to get our food. While we were waiting we noticed that two tables that were seated after us were getting served. Finally our food arrived. The food was great as it usually is. We have had great service here before and we definitely will return again.
Normally very good, just not this time...
I'm in Indy normally once a year or so and this is typically one of our favorites. The wine list was great, the antipasti salad was great but we didn't care for our pasta this time. We got the spicy chicken rigatoni and it was definitely SPICY. I felt like the red pepper flakes were way too plentiful. I've had the Shrimp Fra Diavolo before and that was fine but this was so hot the pasta didn't even have any flavor. We didn't eat bt maybe half of a small portion because it was just too hot. The restaurant was really slow while we were there on a Sun evening and we really didn't want to send it back and wait for another since we were working. I'd return but definitely wouldn't get this dish again.
Amazed they can serve so many so well!
Was concerned when we arrived and the line was out the door...we had a reservation and the host indicated it would be 5-7 minutes delayed (no big deal to us) but we really didn't believe him. At EXACTLY 7 minutes we were seated. WOnderful patient waitress who was really hustling but still very nice and welcoming. The salads were the best---as were the appetizers. I would not bother with the garlic bread again--a bit dry but everything else was fabulous. Great service, enormous portions, fun environment.
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