About Buca di Beppo - Frisco
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.
Free self parking in our private lot.
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 - Frisco Ratings and Reviews
Made a reservation for 7:30 on a slow ni ...
Made a reservation for 7:30 on a slow night got a table by 7:50. Didnvt get water on table until 8:05 and drinks shortly after. Waiter was slow and forgetful all night and the staff seemed unhappy. Not the experience we were looking forward to.
Not What It Used To Be...
This used to be the place to meet up with family for special occasions. It was once busy and vibrant. Now the food is okay at best, the service staff is entry level beginners who don't know what service is, and the prices are sky-high. It had been 3 years since my last visit. This may have been our last. How is it possible to get Spaghetti without any sort of sauce and the server not notice? Someone left the spigot open and brewed a large batch of tea. It ran all over the floor. At least 8 employees came to look at it and laugh but not one single person attempted to clean it up while we were there.
Good food - hard to pay bill
Had a large party and service was for the most part attentive. Food was great and waiters were available for refills. Paying the bill was difficult to say the least. Many items on bill were incorrect and it took a few tries and at least 15-20 minutes to get that corrected.
Rule of thumb - a customer should never have to wait to pay their bill.
Buca continues to please. We enjoy an occasional early Sunday dinner here - and have lots of food to take home for later.
This visit happened to be on Valentine's Day, and we witnessed the GM making a problem at an adjacent table completely disappear. Apparently the promotional heart-shaped lasagna had filled the ovens, and the normal lasagna wasn't ready when the table ordered it around 1 pm. With two very disappointed young ladies at the table, the attentive server must have reported the problem to the GM. The GM fixed the issue, providing a complimentary heart-shaped lasagna at the same price as the normal order - a considerably larger portion for the price. Nicely handled!
We had a party is 8 with 3 kids and most ...
We had a party is 8 with 3 kids and most of the time all of our drinks were empty. It took asking twice to get oil with our bread and he gave one small plate for all 8 to share. Wasn't the best service or the worst but it didn't seem overly crowded to be forgotten.
Typically we have a very good experience at this restaurant/location. But on this particular night things were slightly off. Food wasn't as good as normal. Service was adequate. Not to mention, the horrible smell in the building. It smells like something from the 60s. So, interesting experience this particular time.
Fun for the whole family
We were at a band concert for my daughter with my parents and needed a place to eat on a Friday night. I used the open table app, made my reservation and we did not have to wait once we arrived at the restaurant. Food was excellent, portions where large, service was great and the atmosphere was good for all ages.
Back On Track
We had a horrible experience on Christmas and left without eating, so we were a little reluctant to return to this location. Fortunately, when we got there this time we were settled within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The service was prompt. We ordered our favorite dishes, baked ziti and chicken limone, and they were the usual quality. I was nice to stop by Buca for a pleasant family dinner.
Christmas Day chaos
We had a 6:30 reservation on Christmas Day. We didn't get seated till 7:30. They way overbooked reservations. When we finally got seated, the service was good and the food was much better than I thought it was going to be due to being so busy. However, they were out of a lot of menu items...
Horrible Christmas Dinner
This was the worst experience at a restaurant in a very very long time. We had a reservation at 6:30pm. We arrived around 6ish and was told that they were running 45 minutes behind. We went and got drinks from the bar and there were numerous set empty tables that could have seated the many families waiting outside the restaurant. After waiting well over an hour we asked how much longer and we were told they were unsure and it could be another hour. Once we heard this we decided to see if we could do takeout. They had cutoff take out orders and there was a gentlemen waiting to speak to the manager (he had placed his takeout order way in advance). My father decided to go speak to someone and they were telling another family that their were still 5:30p reservations waiting to be seated... and that they never cut off their online reservations so people were making reservations the day of Christmas. We decided to go eat at the hotel that my family was staying at since it was so late and not a lot of other places were open. Nobody that worked at the restaurant seemed to care that they were ruining peoples Christmas and they are unapologetic to their guests. This would have been my first Bucca di Beppo experience and it will be my last...
Christmas Day was awful
We has a reservation for 6 pm and arrived at 5:30 we did not get sat until 7:30. We also were not able to order the food we wanted because the restaurant ran out of many items on the menu by 6. We ordered our food which we only received 3 of the 4 items ordered and my daughter kids pizza was instead placed as a small pizza. We were not that upset because our sever was very apologetic and we understood its a holiday and they are very busy.
I believe the restaurant overbooked their holiday reservations and were not prepared for the holiday and over worked there staff by not giving them breaks antiquity which causes mistakes to be made. Hopefully next year they will be prepared.
Our experience was not bad, I come from a family in the restaurant business and had worked in the business for many years. I know there were many other customers more upset and our party.
Need Better Holiday Planning
Booked a 5:30p reservation for Christmas evening for our family of 4. We arrived a few minutes early and we were told there would be a 45 minute wait (a minimal wait for a reservation is OK, but not expected). After 90 minutes, our family was finally seated (where else are we going to go at 7p to start waiting for dinner??) Come to find out the restaurant was not full. In fact, in the tiny bar area (where we stood and waited for our 1 1/2 hours) there were FOUR(!!) empty tables. the bar staff was unattentive and kind of rude to most of the patrons. When we were finally seated in another room, only 2 of the 8 tables had patrons seated, 6 empty tables! Bucca was simply WAY understaffed. Further, they were out of many common items like: Lasagne, MEATBALLS???, and Veal parmigiana. Our waiter was fine. he had to be asked for things like silverware (we had none), plates, drinks, he only brought 3 out of 4, but he was quick when asked. We chose Bucca because they were open and because they took reservations. also, we chose them because we did the same thing last year and had a much better experience. We would have been much better off going somewhere else. Maggiano's has our Italian dining business going forward. I have rarely ever been this frustrated for a dining experience.
Buca on Christmas
Buca di Beepo was only 1 a select few restuarants open on Christmas Day. Despite having reservations, we still had to wait for over an hour to be seated. As we walked through the restaurant to our table, we noticed that there were many tables open and waiting to be seated yet were for some reason not being used. They also ran out of some very basic menu items such as meatballs, lasagna, chicken/veal parmigana. Our waitress was very responsive and provided great service despite some of the challenges she faced.
Bad Christmas Experience
After making reservations for Christmas lunch, we arrived at the restaurant. We were immediately told that there was an additional one hour delay. The hostess blamed large parties taking their time eating, further delaying our waits. After 1 1/2 hours wait, we get seated. After an additional 2 hour wait for our food, we had our lunch. The management was apologetic and admitted that there were too many people booked to eat at the restaurant. We were a captive audience. We would be hard pressed to find another restaurant open. We had our lunch and left feeling very unimpressed by this restaurant and the parent company. It was a case of overbooking to increase profitability. I won't be returning.
We made a reservation for our Christmas ...
We made a reservation for our Christmas Day meal at 2:00 p.m. We enjoyed the food as we always do, and the service was on point. The only disappointment was that we had to wait an hour to be seated, even with a reservation made weeks in advance. It seems like the corporate office allowed the reservations to be significantly overbooked.
Good food Excellent service Really long wait
Went to Buca di Beppo for Christmas lunch with Family. Had reservation for 6 at 2 pm. Was finally seated at 2:45, salad was quick the rest of meal was delivered over an hour after we were seated. This is my 3rd visit to Buca di Beppo and I have always had to wait 45 minutes to an hour past my reservation time. The food is always good the service is usually good to excellent. They just never deliver on their reservation time.
Reservation was for 1:15 pm Finally seated at 2:30
i do understand it was Christmas day but why make the reservation then. 15 minutes maybe but hour and 45 min. Once seated waiter was good for the holiday. They ran out of 2 menu items not prepared for the crowd. Great place just not on Christmas.
good food not good planning
Horribly busy with a 30+ minute wait even with reservations. Think management overcommitted. Heard from wait staff kitchen was in the weeds. However, food was exceptionally good. Best Italian food we've had in awhile. Would recommend just not on a big holiday.
Great special occasion gathering place!!!
Had a wonderful celebration for our college graduate with out of town guests totaling 16 at the Pope's table. We frequent Buca's in Frisco as a family & couple. We like the food & the Ciao Rosso. We had planned this celebration for many months & the restaurant staff did not disappoint. None of our guests had ever been to a Buca & thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Many Thanks!!!
We had Thanksgiving reservations for 10 ...
We had Thanksgiving reservations for 10 people. When they originally seated us they say us at a booth that could only fit about 6 people. It was quite annoying having to wait another 30 min to get a table when we specifically made reservations. When they finally got us seated they did try to make up for the hassle of having to move by giving us complimentary cheese bread for appetizers. Overall the service and food was good.
Our family had planned to eat out for Thanksgiving, but we left it a little late and all of the popular restaurants were booked. It was with some trepidation that I booked a table at Buca di Beppo. After all, Thanksgiving dinner at an Italian restaurant?
I was totally and pleasantly surprised. They served a traditional dinner with roast turkey and all the trimmings, and the food was fantastic. We ordered the dinner for three people, which easily served two adults and three kids, with enough left over to box and take home.
We are now considering Christmas dinner there, if they're open!
Disappointment At Buca di Beppo - Frisco
I typically dismiss every bad experience I have as an “off night” whenever I either have poor service or eat food of poor quality at a restaurant. Unfortunately I feel the experience we had at Buca di Beppo – Frisco warrants a write up. First, this is definitely not a place you want to go if you want to have any dinner conversation or hear yourself think for that matter. Every 5 minutes an announcement was made that it was either someone’s birthday, anniversary or they were simply celebrating the 3rd Saturday of the month and it required disruption with a communal song marking the significance of the event. If you are celebrating an event and you want recognition of it - you won’t be disappointed here. Secondly, due to the numerous large parties it appeared there were not enough servers to accommodate the needs of the clientele in our section. Our waitress was responsive, but it was very evident she was providing table coverage of at least two servers. However, the most disappointing aspect of the evening was our food. The “create your own pasta” dish my daughter and I shared could only be described as barely edible. Nothing more and nothing less. The pasta was undercooked. The chicken tasted like it was freezer burn (at least I hope that was the reasoning for the poor taste). Overall it was one of the worse meals I’ve had. If we had spent pennies on the dollar for the meal it wouldn’t have been a large issue. The fact that the bill came to $100 for 3 adults and one child and the quality was this poor is what made it so disappointing.
I made a reservation for my daughter for ...
I made a reservation for my daughter for 7:30. She and her friends were seated in the bar area and didn't get waited on for 45 minutes after they were seated. My daughter was excited about celebrating her 18th birthday with friends and it was a huge disappointment to her. She chose to go to Buca di Beppo because she had had such good experiences there. At the end of the meal it took 45 minutes for her check to be picked up.
Not the Usual
We go a few times a year for Holidays, mothers day etc. This time we went on a date night and the service was so slowwwwww. The table of two next to us came in after us > 10 mins. Their food was delivered and they were out before we got our food. Think we were there over 1h 30 mins. This time the food was a little over done. we got the stuffed chicken. Would still go back, but worse time we had there.
Good Italian food
Typical Buca di Beppo restaurant - the same everywhere. Nice location, within the parking lot area of a great shopping center. Unfortunately, two of the three times we ate there within two weeks, they had no lasagna available, despite the early reservations we made, especially to enjoy their delicious lasagna.
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