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Business Description
Fresh, authentic Italian food served family style. Perfect restaurant for small parties or large banquets. 
Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
all major credit cards, cash, master card, visa, amex, discover
Price Range
$$
Location
Dana Park Village Square
Other Email

Categories
Italian Restaurants, Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Pizza, Family Style Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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William H.

02/13/2015

Overall

The food in here is always good, always consistent with the flavor and the good thing about this place is that they always have a table open.

swavey

02/19/2012

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Overall
Their large Chopped Antipasto Salad is

Their large Chopped Antipasto Salad is pretty small. Not chopped very well nor worth $20. The Scottsdale restaurant make much bigger and better ones. I get one every time I'm in there hood. I'll stick with Olive Garden for my Italian food.

LuvsAZ6

05/26/2011

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Overall
lousy service, hungry customer

This review, sadly, is due to lack of service. We were looking forward to a Buca Di Beppo lunch. When arriving about 12:05 we were surprised to find only about a half-dozen in the lot. When entering, there was no one at the host desk. After a few minutes, a server went through to the dining room and said over her shoulder, that someone would be with us. After waiting another 5+ minutes, we finally left. No one ever came to seat us. Obviously, the the lack of lunchtime customers is for a reason. Working people don't have time to wait to be seated, and non-working ones don't need to. We went to Bellagio, and had a really nice Italian lunch. By the way, the dining room was nearly fulll, and we were seated immediately. Take a lesson, Buca.

Seth Hanley

11/28/2010

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Overall
Family style Italian

I had heard about Buca di Beppo from several friends who touted it as having a warm atmosphere, great food, and large food portions. I was told to bring friends, as the large portions suit a group of people and allow you to sample several dishes rather than just one. Based on this, I went with a couple friends and my young daughter.
The eclectic collection of pictures on the walls gave an unlimited amount of conversational topics and the delicious smells added to the overall feel of a cozy place to relax and unwind. Ordering consisted of choosing a dish and then deciding the portion size, large or small. As there were only four of us, one of whom was sharing my food, we opted for the small portions.
We decided upon some garlic bread as an appetizer, and then the chicken saltimbocca and the stuffed shells (which our waitress warned us was slightly spicy) for entrees. Finishing off the meal was tiramisu for dessert.
The garlic bread was brought in a short time, allowing us to munch for a bit before the main course arrived. It was warm and cheesy, toasted just enough to give some crisp in the bite but not overcooking the cheese. There was however, a noticeable lack of garlic.
The stuffed shells and chicken saltimbocca arrived, both with six portions to a platter, which was the perfect amount of food for our small group. The stuffed shells were cooked to perfection, the very definition of al dente, and had a homemade (rather than store bought) taste to them. The spicy flavor that our waitress had warned us of was the Italian sausage which was a welcome burst of flavor amidst the cheese stuffing.
The chicken saltimbocca was a subtle collection of flavors which was enhanced by the artichoke hearts. Both the chicken and the artichokes were well cooked, with a nice texture that danced throughout your mouth, rather than lumping up or coating everything.
Lastly, we ordered a serving of tiramisu for dessert. A single order of this was all that was needed as it came in a porridge sized bowl and was more than enough for all of us and a carry home portion as well. I was positively assaulted by the rum and espresso flavors which left no doubt as to what I was delving into. This was an excellent ending to a good meal.
Overall, I was very pleased with the meal, atmosphere, and service that Buca di Beppo offered.

Shannelle Lopez

02/28/2010

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Overall
The best Baked Ravioli around

Bucca di Beppo, being on of the most memorable restaurants out there, is an experience itself to be able to view the interesting style and theme chosen. This Italian restaurant is structured mainly for large group or family lunches and dinners. With the two sized meals, small serving up to three people, and large serving up to six, it is wise to bring a couple more people to join. Buca di Beppo is unique and fun to eat at, with the hundreds of Italian pictures covering the walls throughout the restaurant, the ordering style, and enjoyable music. Special occasions work well with Buca di Beppo.

The Baked Ravioli is a pasta filled with four cheeses, then rolled in fresh marinara sauce. If any suggestions for a meal were to be made from here, it would be this ravioli. For a small plate, which can feed three people, is only $15.95. The overall experience of the restaurant and delicious taste of this meal is incredible.



Photo #3:
Lopez, Shannelle. ""Baked Ravioli."" Photo. 28 Feb. 2010.

rdeanb

05/01/2007

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Overall
Italian served family-style

Anyone who wants to place this in the special occasion dining section of these reviews is missing the boat. This is your average chain family-oriented Italian that serves huge portions at reasonable prices. Although the food is good, there is nothing special about it. Unfortunately Phoenix seems to be a chain oriented dining town, so try some of the other local establishments if you want something for special occasion, but if you want to take your family out for an Italian dinner served family-style, this is the place.

pijakjak

02/28/2007

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Overall
Old word italian

Unlike chain Italian, this place seems to make most of their food from scratch. This result in fresher taste. The garlic bread has real garlic, but too much of cheese that it eat more like pizza. the Apple salad is refreshing with the right amount of dressing. Main dishes portion are big. The desert is made in house. The wait can be long on busy weekends night.

daniellabella

07/18/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best Pizza

It has a fun environment with a great atmosphere. The family portions of food are convienent and the team effort is impeccable. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion. The service is excellent and friendly to boot.

foxieben

06/23/2006

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Overall
Great Friendly Service, Excellent Fresh Food

Buca is fun at any time! I go there with my boyfriend on Friday night dates and I always celebrate with my family and friends on special occasions. Their service is so refreshing, always friendly and fun. The food is top notch! The portion sizes are perfect, especially for reheating the next night.

tasia84

08/12/2005

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Overall
I can cook better Italian!

The food is absolutely awful. The spaghetti is chewy beyond belief, the pasta sauce tastes like it came from a can, and the garlic bread is more garlic than bread. Save your money and go somewhere else!

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