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About Buca di Beppo - Louisville
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.
Louisville, KY 40220
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 private lot.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, 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 - Louisville Ratings and Reviews
Open Table had set me up a reservation that Bucca did not have available. The management team there found me a table after a very short wait. Thank you for doing that. Open table needs to do a better job confirming that tables are available when they reserve one.
We've been patrons for a few years usually have good food and service. Always a little pricey, therefore we go on special occasions. We've never been served raw chicken before. We had the stuffed chicken prosciutto. From the first bite you could tell it wasnt the right texture. My sons told us and we immediately put our forks down and looked and it was obvious. Called our waiter over and he said no its just pink because of the ham without looking and we told him to look and he reassured us it wasnt the case again without looking. Then he took one plate to the kitchen coming back and still saying the same! I said take this plate to the manager and he was gone for a while. Then returned saying they'd make another. We were almost finished by this time with our pasta. Never once did our server say anything other than they'd make another. Manager came over and said he took it off our bill snd we told him to box it to go. We were upset but let it go. What ever happened to the customer being right? He did tell us this happens all the time! I can assure you IT WAS RAW! They brought our chicken to go and later my son opened the chicken to finish eating their lunch and guess what? IT WAS RAW! My advice to bucca is to take it off the menu before getting someone or many very sick! I cook and know theres ways around the recipe to assure that it doesnt happen. Obviously our waiter and management says it happens ALL the time! Fix the problem , get lighting so they can see the differences in raw chicken and ham or take it off the menu, and don't belittle the customer in general. Btw he still received a tip even though he handled this inappropriately.
Even on Mothers Day weekend compounded by being a poplar Prom night location the Staff nailed it. It was like watching a professional orchestra: One Hostess was greeting and welcoming everyone, the second hostess was taking everyone on a tour of the kitchen on her way to seating them. The Cook Staff was efficiently working while everyone was walking by. The waiters and waitresses were very pleasant and informative on the Drinks and Menu. The Food was excellent and delivered hot in a timely manner. They never made you feel rushed but as soon as the table was empty the Bus staff jumped in and had the table ready in lightning speed and the next group was being seated. This scenario was repeated all night long and even as busy as they were no One showed signs of fatigue or exhaustions. My hat is off to the entire Staff. JOB WELL DONE
Even with a reservation we waited an additional 30 mins before we were seated. They were extremely busy and under staffed. Sat us in the "party room" with at least 4 even larger parties and the noise levels were so bad you had to yell across the table at one another. Apps & salad came after the entree course. One entree showed up at the end of our meal. They did comp the salad and the late entree but still wasn't the best experience. We will take our party of 8 elsewhere next time. I had hoped Bucca would have the large party experience down pat but apparently not.
My husband I really enjoyed our visit, but the host stand and the whole experience there could be improved. When our party of two entered, we were told (rather dismissively) at the host stand we would have to wait (which was fine). Then two parties (one of 24 and one of 26) were seated ahead of us. That was still okay with us. After about ten minutes we were taken to our table which was basically directly on top of another table. We had to scoot our table (with no help from the host) into basically a high traffic area in order to sit down. We mentioned to the host that maybe another table would be better and she stared at us with a 'deer in the headlights' expression with no solution given. Our server was fantastic and as usual, the food was excellent. The host stand needs some further training.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Lasagne was amazing and the Caesar Salad was the best I've had. The table was quite small and placed in a full size booth. With the amount of food served, there should have been a full size table. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
I booked our table for 3:30 in the afternoon on valentine's Day because my husband and I both had a class at 6:30 that evening & I knew that Buca di Beppo would be packed.
When we arrived, we were taken on a tour through the kitchen, around the restaurant and then put at a table in the corner, in the bar, right across from where the employees gathered and loudly conversed. It was like we had our "romantic" Valentines dinner in the employee break room. There were only two other tables in the entire place that were occupied. We had the worst table in the restaurant in my opinion. The only redeeming quality was our excellent server! I told my husband that I would rather have bad real estate and great service than vice versa :-). It would have been nice to have had both however.
we had a reservation at 8pm and weren't seated until 845. people who had reservations at 9, and those who walked in without reservations, were seated at the same time as we were. "susie" at the hostess station, was very rude and unprofessional. our server apparently sent the manager to our table to speak to us about the wait but the only thing the manager said when he got to us was "do you all need boxes?" our server was wonderful, and that was the only good part of the evening, but this was a horrible experience and we won't be back.
This was my second time being to Buccas, I don't really recall the first experience as it was so long ago. The food was outstanding, most notably the baked ziti. The sangria was good, but, not amazing. Our server was decent, he would take a while to come back with things and sometimes not in any logical order based on what we ordered. That being said, I would recommend. Being that you share food here and the smalls, which feed 2-3, were averagely in the lower $20s, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Unfortunately the meal doesn't come with complimentary bread or salad, which was a bummer. But, overall, it was good and I will be back.
I understand that it was the day after Christmas (although it's not a holiday) there was a lot on the menu that was unavailable. Everything seafood, which we wanted, was unavailable. Moreover, the food quality was so not the usual. Food was cold or lukewarm.
We had a big group, 9, so i made a reservation. We got seated 20 mins after our time. We waited in bar but there was no bartender. When we finally got seated it took about 15 mins for anyone to even let us know they saw us. Then our order was wrong. After eating and drinking I had to use the restroom but could not because the one and only restroom they had for ladies was not in service. Both toilets had overflowed. Overall not a great experience.
The experience wasnt all thathorrible. Upon sitting down to eat at 4:30p, we were told that there wasn't any house bread and that their out of Caesar salad. Nothing. My wife being the picky salad eater she is was disappointed to hear that. Me, personally, I don't have many dislike when it comes to food. However, being in the industry for so long, the one thing I cannot stand is cold/luke warm food. All our hot plates were just that. I can forgive being out of product and also look past shotty service that may be given. The only bright side was our server. Chad was his name. He took care of us the best he knew how and for that I am thankful. However, this will be the last time we dine there. Note: it wasn't the lack of bread or Caesar salad. It was the longish wait for hot food that wasn't that, hot.
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