Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
35 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Fax: (317) 632-0360
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
12/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I celebrated my 60th birthday at the Indianapolis Castleton location with 5 family members. Everything was fine until they brought the dinner for me and my daughter-in-law. When I told the waiter it was the wrong order, he took it back and was not friendly about it. After 20 minutes, they brought our food but everyone else had already eaten. It was another 25 minutes before the waiter came back and took our desert order. Then another 20 minutes to get it. Then another 20 minutes to get our check. Then another 20 minutes to get our change. We felt like the waiter was punishing us for asking to bring the right order. Five days later I called the Manager at the Indinapolis downtown location and complained. He was nice and said he would send us some gift cards for the bad service. They never came. I then sent a letter off to Buca's main office. Still no reply. Just terrible, terrible service all the way around.
04/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Buca 3 times now, 2 of which I took out due to the worst customer service in town.
The hostess does not give a slightlest effort to smile at the guest. Plus, there is always a frowny guy standing by the host stand and stares at you like you're nothing but a trouble. I never felt welcome there.
The food is OK. Not bad, not good, just OK. Could be better for those prices...
But the customer service is unacceptable....If you're looking for place where you will feel welcome - do not choose Buca.
12/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
First out was the salad, which was of good size, it should be for $10.00, however i felt cheated out of the items that are traditonally served in an antipasto salad because it was mostly lettuce. On the salad there were 8 small triangles (a slice of luncheon meat cut in quarters) of pepperoni, and 8 small triangles of genoa salami. The provolone cheese was wafer thin (also looked like it was cut from deli cheese) and diced. There were no artichoke hearts, and only 2 pieces of roasted peppers. The garlic bread ($10.00) was a huge dissapointment, the menu did not state that it was made from fococcia. And it is served in a pizza pan, inverted, so when you take a slice and bit into it, you are suprised with the hunt of onions and red peppers baked into the underside of the bread, which isnt all that bad, except that the sliced garlic on top was way too overpowering so you didnt taste the onions and peppers up front, it was more of an aftertaste. Because the bread was baked in a pan, it was very doughy and not crisp, it was just unsatisfying. My chicken saltimbocca(18.00) was perfectly cooked, the cutlet was nice and thin, however the recipie is completely flawed. Nowhere on the menu does it mention that ""capers"" are included in the dish. Needless to say with the proscuitto (also cured in salt), and the numerous capers, my chicken was similar to a salt-lick, while my fettucini alfredo was perfectly al-dente, the alfredo sauce nor the pasta had seen a grain of salt....??? Also, for $18.00 the portion size was small, 2 small chicken breasts.,..couldnt have been more than 5-6 oz each. The only dish that was well recieved and i felt that i got my moneys worth was the chicken parm kids meal, my nephew loved it and ate it all, and at only $5 it was a steal because the portion size was bigged than our chicken saltimbocca. FYI - soft drinks are $2.75 - we wont be returning and reccomend that you avoid Buca at all costs
09/04/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We ate here on a Friday night around 6pm with a party of 5 - We were seated right away and served quickly. The food is plentiful to share, but is ala carte so everything must be ordered separately (e.g. bread/salad/meal) which adds up quickly. The ambience is unique - not the best Italian in town, but definitely worth a visit.
07/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to Buca in Louisville, Castleton, and downtown. I love it. My seven year old loves the pictures on the wall, and trying to find the bathroom. Its a little congested, but im sure like visiting family. Wonderful for groups of 4-6. Everyone will leave full and with leftovers. I dont reccomend the pizza, it was a little boring to me. My husband doesnt care for the spaghetti, but the chicken is wonderful.
01/12/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We make a point to go to Buca everytime we visit my brother in Indy. It's not really good for two, but you can always take it home. The Food is Great, I love the Garlic Cheese Bread. If you have room for dessert the one with the 2 types of Ice Cream and Pistaccios is to die for. We have never had bad service and even the hostess that takes care of TOGo's makes sure you have everything before you leave.
11/17/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Im not saying it is the very best Italian food in the US, but it is defintately one of the best. I am native Italian born. Moved here when I was 12. Its impossible for me to belive someone didnt like the food there. IMO they dont know anything about the cuisine
06/06/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I had not thought to find such a cozy and old-world atmosphere in the center of a major city, and do not be fooled by the exterior. From the charming first generation italian staff to the home-made lemoncello, this restaurant is by far my favorite in IN. All the food is Family style servings, and no matter where you sit you have the best seat in the house.
05/26/2004Provided by Citysearch -
For those of you who have not been to Buca recently, they now offer small portions which is GREAT for parties of 2-4!! For those people who do not like Buca first of all it is REAL IMMIGRANT ITALIAN FOOD!! Do you know what immigarnt means? For those who want real Italian food go to Italy than perhaps your craving will be meet. For those who want a real fun and exciting night go to Buca di Beppo.
09/14/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Bucca's has the best southern Italian food in town. I go to Greenwood Bucca. The servers are alway happy and everyone makes you feel like family. My husband and I go for the Bucca Due when it is just the two of us. Chicken with lemon and manicotti. The chicken w/Lemon is awesome and the manicotti is so moist. I have friends from Italy who have gone with us, they say it is really like southern Italy. Anyone who doesn't like the food has went to to many american italian restaurants like Olive Garden and does not know what authentic cooking is. Just let your server help you order and remember tipping should start at 15% and go up. They only make $2.15 an hour.
08/06/2003Provided by Citysearch -
If you've never been to Bucca, be forewarned that it is not a good idea to go for a party of two. You will pay a bit more for an entree than you might have expected because you are getting portions made for large groups of people to share. Getting smaller portions is impossible. However, if you want a lot of left-overs, this might be your spot!
06/21/2003Provided by Citysearch -
you have to go in, wanting to have a good time.
Don't come here in a bad mood...
Because once you walk in, it's like your best and
worst relatives, all slinging spaghetti to the
festive music. Be ready!! Bring Family! And Enjoy
their delicious food!
p.s. try talking Italian to your server. They love it.