About Buca di Beppo - Jacksonville
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 mall parking lot.
JTA bus stop at Avenues Mall.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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 - Jacksonville Ratings and Reviews
Other than our experience with the hoste ...
Other than our experience with the hostess, this was an excellent dinner. Our family was traveling to Orlando last night. While driving down the highway I was searching open table to see where we could eat quickly, then continue our drive to Orlando. This Buca popped up and we all immediately said, "let's go here!" I made the reservation and we followed the directions to the restaurant, which turned out to be 5 minutes from where we were. When we got there, apparently there was an hour wait for anyone who did not use Open Table. The hostess tried to tell me that even though we had made our reservation and were allowed a 15 minute window, we would need to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated because the kitchen was very backed up. I told her that was unacceptable because we had made a reservation that they offered and she should honor that. Then I said that we could at least sit down and have a drink and salad, because those would be easy and give us a chance to chill out. With an annoyed look, she told me she'd ask her manager if that was okay under the premise that to get our food, it would be 30 minutes. A minute later we were seated and the waitress took our order. Within a few minutes we had our salad and ten minutes later, our order was ready and served. So much for a kitchen backup. We were out of there and back on the road in 40 minutes. The waitress was excellent, but the hostess needs to work on her skills. It seemed obvious that she was upset with something about our reservation. Other than the hostess it was a great experience and I was thankful to have open tables 15 minute window backing me up.
I think if the waitress had not work the ...
I think if the waitress had not work the bar and service food at the table..the food would have been hot and not warm when we got it..we were not the only table had that problem..we been there many times and never had this problem
Seated late - about 15 minutes after our ...
Seated late - about 15 minutes after our reservation time. Several dirty dishes and silver ware. Waiter tried to make it better by 'personally' selecting our plates, forks, glasses to ensure they were clean. Manager took salad off bill which helped a bit. Not a great impression for our neighbors that had never been there before. Too bad. Usually have great service and food. Hoping for better experience next time.
Restaurant was relatively empty. Staff s ...
Restaurant was relatively empty. Staff standing around when we entered. Ordered chicken parmigiano and spaghetti with meatballs large order of both. Took almost an hour for the food to be served way too long for an empty restaurant.
Service was so-so.
We were there at 11:30 on a Sunday and the place was pretty empty. But the service was still pretty slow. I would expect that during their busiest hours. We were there for my mothers 92nd birthday and they knew that. I don't expect something for nothing but the kicker was when the wait staff showed up to sing happy birthday. At that point my wife and mom had already left and I was sitting there alone waiting for the bill. It was just weird. We've had previous good experiences at Buca. This just wasn't one of them. Chicken Limone was very good though.
We made a reservation on Christmas. once we arrived the place was a zoo, rude people with out reservations were giving the staff a hard time. They told us in advance that the kitchen was backed up and it could be as much as an hour before we would get our food once seated. We got a glass of wine chilled out. We were seated shortly after that, within 30 minutes and had a very pleasant waitress. She brought the bread out right away, our food also came quickly. I dont know who thought you could go out on Christmas without a reservation and not have to wait. I will return to this location.
Food never came. Gave up after 75 min. 0/5 stars.
I'd give this place 0 out of 5 stars if I could. Our orders never arrived in the 75 minutes that elapsed between ordering and just giving up. The table next to us arrived after we did and actually got their entrees, and when I asked the manager about it, he said he "look into it", but that was the last we saw of him. Ended up eating McDonald's in the car, and it was a MUCH better experience than Buca di Sucko.
The food was excellent. They use QUALITY ingredients which you can taste. Their offerings were outstanding. The enormous size of the entrées allowed us to bring some home for later.
The service was terrific. Everything we ordered was just right. We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere, and we will certainly come back soon.
Bad service and bad food
The service was awful. My daughter had a drink spilled on her by the waiter and was only given a hand full of napkins. We ordered the Penne Alla vodka no where in the description did it say spicy. This dish came out and it was so spicy you couldn't even eat it. The pasta was undercooked and the cocktails we ordered were so strong they were undrinkable.
We have been looking for an old fashioned Italian style restaurant since we moved to Jacksonville, FL a year ago. This place is it. Great Italian food, very good service, reasonably priced. Will bring our Italian relatives to this one for sure.
Great Food, Poor Service
Showed coupon before ordering meal from waitress. No discount given on bill, then after 15 min they said the discount would not accept the drinks amount and we were short by 3.15 so I told them to add a cannoli to the bill. 15 min later we are told the first bill would stay on hold for 3-4 days. We said ok and bring the cannoli. Left without the cannoli after waiting for it another 10 min. No waitress came past.
Great food with a fun staff
Buca always delivers great food and service! We came this time for my birthday with my father, my brother, and my almost 2 yo son. We had the apple Gorgonzola salad to start and even my "what's wrong with this cheese" dad went back for seconds. Our entrees were stuffed chicken and baked ziti with added meatballs. I love the baked ziti! I get it almost every time I eat there! The chicken was perfect!
My boyfriend and I had a lovely time at ...
My boyfriend and I had a lovely time at Buca di Beppo and we would certainly go again. He ordered the Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and loved it. I had the Penna alla Vodka with chicken, and thought it could've been better. It was spicy, which was different for a vodka sauce, and it tasted a little on the plain side. For dessert we ordered the colossal brownie sundae and that was absolutely huge and delicious! Our server, Austin, was great as well. We were seated in the Eggplant room next to a party of about 20 people so it was fairly loud. We asked for a booth, and there were plenty available, but we were told that you need to make reservations to sit at a booth. The table was slightly uncomfortable because the one end that folds under the table wouldn't stay and kept me from putting my legs comfortably underneath. This was my very first dining experience at Buca di Beppo and aside from a few things, we had a nice time and would gladly return.
Are all Saturday nights like this?
Our Open Table reservation wasn't much help. After 20 minutes past the reservation time, I assertively asked what good such a reservation was. They then suddenly found an available table for us. We were given menus promptly and served ice water and 2 empty plates quickly. Time passed. We ordered drinks and our food. More time passed. Our salads arrived with no bread. We ate the salads. After another 20 minutes our entrees arrived. We requested bread and were promised it. No bread ever arrived that night. The busy waitress never appeared again at our table to check on our meals, until it was time for the check. We had to call her to do that, while she was at a nearby table. The manager was helpful and apologetic and the food was tasty, but the whole experience was negative.
Good food, but a letdown on experience
I had specifically requested the kitchen table as last time the experience was fun. This time the kitchen staff did not interact with the diners sitting there. I was expecting to be shown some of the entreès as they left the kitchen, and just some sort of interaction with us. Overall there was no interaction until happy birthday was sung by some of the staff and that was the end of the night. I felt the server did not check on us nearly as often or as timely as she should have. My drink was empty for about 15 minutes before she came back to the table. In our entire time there she only check on us about 4 times. The food was delicious as I had hoped, but the overall experience was a complete letdown. I probably will not request the kitchen table again because of this.
The food was great & everything was wond ...
The food was great & everything was wonderful up until it was time to pay. We asked for dessert togo with our check. The waitress literally disappeared & did not come back. 20 minutes later we had to search the restaurant for her & it took another 15 minutes to pay the check & get our dessert. Will go back again but will leave if Natalia is my waitress.
Great place to to share family time
I love this place. The atmosphere is fantastic !! The overall experience is pleasant from beggin to end. The warmth of the decorations make you feel relaxed and the food is fabulous!! Great job to all !! THANKS !!! We will see you soon !!!
It was a great dining experience. I have ...
It was a great dining experience. I have been to this restaurant before but this had to be the best time. It had to be because of our waitress Erin. She was the consummate professional- making recommendations, offering insight into various dishes, all with a smile...powerful!
My wife and I were pressed for time but we did not want to compromise our dining experience, and Erin was sensitive to that. She got us fed from appetizer to entree to dessert in about 45 minutes.
Every course was exquisite and the portion sizes were massive. It was more than enough. All in all, it was quite an enjoyable evening.
Good food and poor service
Saturday night is our date night and we like to take our time. We always tell our server we are slow and normally this is perfectly acceptable but in this case we were first ignored, then when we finally ordered our drinks we were pushed for our order even though we tried to make it clear we were not in a hurry. At this point we were seated with a large family with 2 small children in the booth behind us. The Spanish family was loud, the children would periodically screech loudly, and the experience was miserable. We asked to move to the next booth when it emptied and we then had a little more peace so we could talk to each other. I will say our food was very good (as it has been in the past) but our young server has some things to learn in dealing with the public. Mainly she needs to listen to the customer.
Great place to celebrate your birthday
We took my husband here for his birthday and we all had a great time. Our servers were fantastic and very efficient. They were patient with my little ones and made us all feel relaxed. The food is expensive, but you gets tons of it!
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