About Buca di Beppo - Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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 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 - Scottsdale Ratings and Reviews
We had a large party of 11 but had open reservation. When seated took 30 minutes to get order for drinks, ordered garlic bread because daughter was starving. Asked for bread on 3 different occasions & did not bring until after meal with to go box this was supposed to be the free bread. Took about 1 hour & 30 minutes to get food. The food was cold & some people sent food back to be heated up. Mgr stated short handed after the fact that we were complaining. If they would have told us up front we would have been understanding but we could have received drinks while we were waiting. Lack of communication was disappointing. I am easy going if you tell me what is happening. Communication could have made this a much better experience.
This was my second attempt at trying this restaurant unsuccessfully.
Disaster #1: First time was on Christmas Day 2016. Had a 4 PM reservation, we arrived on time and were told we could be seated but wouldn't get our food for at least 2 hours. So, on Christmas, with the kids, we had to leave and find another restaurant that had availability. Had to drive 30 minutes to find one. Not a great Christmas dinner experience.
Disaster #2 - February 11, 2017: We wrote off the first experience and figured we'd try it again for my husband's 40th birthday. This time there were 6 of us with a 5:45 PM reservation on a Saturday. We were seated promptly but that's where the service ended. Our waiter took forever to take our drink order, then we waited almost 10 minutes to get them. Then, a few minutes later he returned to take our order. 1 appetizer (garlic bread), a pizza and two entrees. I also told the waiter we absolutely had to be out the door no later than 7:15 PM. He said no problem. At 6:30 PM I had to ask another waitress (since our waiter was MIA) to check on our garlic bread that still hadn't arrived. We were seated 45 minutes and still hadn't received our appetizer. The restaurant was not even busy yet. When our waiter arrived, I asked him when we could expect our food because we had show tickets and had to leave soon. He put his hands up in the air and said "I don't know what to tell you." That's when we lost it. We got the manager, who turned out to be useless and 1 hour after our arrival, still without receiving our meal, we got up and left.
Due to the timing of our event and lack of food, we ended up going to Burger King. Awesome experience for a 40th birthday. I will never return. I will never recommend this place. Unless you have 3 hours to kill and a whole lot of patience, it's just pasta.
Ryan was a great server. The food was great even though it was new years eve the only bad thing was 2 of the kinds of wine I requested they were out of at 4:30 in the afternoon on new years eve. Poor planning should never run out of wine on new years eve in the afternoon
I made reservations for dinner at 7:30 on Christmas Day a couple of weeks before. When we arrived at 7:20, we were told their computers were down and it would be at least 30 minutes to be seated, and two hours to be served. The only other place in the area that was open was a sushi restaurant and we just did not want that kind of food. So we went to the bar, had a drink and we were given some bread to tide us over. We were seated within the 30 minutes and immediately ordered a salad because we were starving (had not eaten since late breakfast). Our waiter said it would be an hour or a little more. We ordered our entrées as the waiter brought bread to the table. It took about an hour-and -a-half to get our entrées. by the time we were done it was about 9:45 PM. My husband had to get up at 4 AM to be at work and he did not get to bed until after 10:30 on. Even though our waiter did his best to serve us, we understood the difficulties he was dealing with. It was a fairly unpleasant experience, especially on Christmas 😔
We ended up leaving after being incredibly disappointed. This was our annual Holiday dinner and upon arriving found out it was going to be an addditional 45 min wait to be seated (we had a 6pm reservation) and from that time, an additional 1-2 hour wait for any food from the kitchen due to a computer issue. They needed to manage this situation better.
Apparently Buca has decided take-out is more profitable than dine-in. It was a two hour wait for our dinner due to the fact they had to give priority to their take-out orders over their in-house customers. While I understand their challenge I accept the situation which is why, after 6 years of celebrating our Christmas dinner at Buca's, we will be dining somewhere else next Christmas.
When we checked in for our 5PM reservation, we were warned that computers were down, several workers "no-showed" and the kitchen was VERY behind (and that our food could take up to 2 hours).
Since we had reservations there and nowhere else to go, we decided to stick it out.
The food took every bit of two hours and then some. It was Christmas, I was not about to be nasty like some of the other grouchy people around us. (PEOPLE, YOU WERE WARNED).
In fact- I heard the host/manager telling "everyone" as they were checking in for their reservations that "your food will take a LONG time, be prepared." Clearly some people thought he was joking around.
Our server did the best he could, he was serving tables, working the bar and generally running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Our son fell asleep waiting. We laughed about it. Our server kept our coffee hot. We made him smile, I could tell he wanted to hang himself. I thought about his family and how they probably wanted to spend Christmas with him and he's dealing with us idiots instead.
Merry Christmas to the staff that was working so hard and basically abused by the public. I feel for you. I probably will just stay in and cook next year. People are mean.
Big miss in food delivery. This restaurant is served family style, 1 of our dishes (spaghetti and meatballs) was not delivered with the rest of the dishes. Ok, waiter said it would be right out. When we had completely finished the rest of our 5 dishes ( I mean our family of 11 had practically licked the plates clean) The waiter and then the manager come out to say the spaghetti would be right out. I told them to forget it as everyone was finished eating. No one wanted to start back into eating a new dish. Had it been there we would have had a comfortable amount of extra food and it would have enabled everyone to have a little more to eat. Not to mention that it was 1 of only 1 pasta dishes. Said the Kitchen got behind. Not a chance this was the reason, resturant was under 50% of capacity. Also when it was originally missed it should have been a top priority to get this dish prepared. I mean it was Spaghetti and meatballs. It is a basic staple and should have taken at most 5 minutes to get one to our table. It was a good restaurant to seat a large group but I will not likely go back due to the bad service.
Went out for Thanksgiving dinner . It was supposed to be a traditional cooked thanksgiving meal. The wait was an extra 30 min even w reservations; after seated we had to wait about 30 just to get water. When the waiter came we were told they didn't have any turkey left. We waited another 30 min for food Then somehow the manager managed to find Some turkey but not cranberry sauce. Will never go again for a holiday meal
Maybe for dinner.
First time at Buca and I do have mix feelings. Although the food was quite delicious and filling, but I was blown away by the prices. Three stuffed chicken breasts for $26? C'mon! Six stuffed mushrooms in a pesto sauce for $16? It was only worth half the price. I absolutely enjoyed the mushrooms, but I will not get them again.
It's not the restaurants fault for this one. The noise level is way too overwhelming. Diners really need to work on their indoor voices.
This is the second time the cousins in the valley have gathered at this location for dinner and good conversation. It is not our nearest location but the location that is the most even distance for all 4 couples. We enjoy go there and the staff is always nice. The music is sometimes too loud for conversation.
My husband and I have eaten at many Italian restaurants, and rarely find any we don't enjoy. This is the exception. We shared both the Caesar Salad and the Eggplant Parmigana. The salad tasted like something you'd get from a bag in the supermarket. The eggplant was dry, had no taste, was chewy and just awful. We've had better from the frozen food section of the supermarket. Definitely won't be going here again.
After waiting 40 minutes for our reservation, as reservations are obviously meaningless @ this establishment, it only wenrt down hill from there....
An hour from ordering to receive our food only to discover that our server forgot to put in the order for half of our food.... What did arrive was cold and unappealing!?!
Excellent service and tasty food provided a great experience for our party of 10. Christmas dinner is a really busy time to visit a restaurant - however they handled it well. Yes, we had to wait past our reservation time - but not too long.
Servings are generous. Enough menu variety to please our picky eater and those who were leaning to vegetables.
Go & enjoy!
When we made the reservation and received numerous followups, we assumed we had a reservation. We checked in 15 minutes early and then waited an additional 30 minutes after our reservation time before we were told there was one table IN THE KITCHEN or we could wait longer for a different table. We waited another 5-10 minutes and were then seated IN FRONT OF THE KITCHEN DOORWAY, when there were other better, same size tables available. We moved on our own. I understand it was Christmas Day with a lot of walk-ins, however, reservations did not seem to carry any weight whatsoever. Our individual server was nice and somewhat attentive, however, this was not a good experience on a very important occasion and it was preventable. We will not return, nor recommend.
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