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Business Description
Buca di Beppo is an authentic Italian restaurant that offers flavorful Italian dining. Dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are served family style and are meant to be shared.The first Buca di Beppo opened its doors in 1993 in the basement of a Minneapolis apartment building. We've since grown to almost 100 locations nationwide. Dishes enjoyed for generations in villages throughout Italy inspire our menu, giving Buca its authentic Italian fare. We continue to innovate and create recipes beyond our traditional style by adding new menu items inspired by Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Come indulge in the Buca experience of unforgettable appetizers, salads, pastas, pizzas, entrees, desserts, beer and fine wine.
Hours

Regular Hours

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Fax: (650) 329-0765

Payment method
cash, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhood
University South
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Categories
Italian Restaurants, Restaurants, Pizza, Family Style Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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zcritic

05/11/2009

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Overall
Average food and plenty of excuses

Went for Mother's Day because my mother had always been curious about it. I had been there before with a large group so I knew what to expect...food on par with what you can get in the frozen food section of your grocery store, but a fun atmosphere and low prices. They were busy, but not overly so. After having a calamari appetizer and salad, then the excuses started. Oh, sorry. We have a ""large party downstairs"" so your dinner is going to be delayed. Uhhh, I thought you specialized in large parties, and why would their party delay our order? After about a half hour our food finally arrived. In the meantime my mother was getting so hungry that she ordered a small salad, which came after the main course had already arrived. No problem. A good time was had by all. My bro-in-law put the check on his Amex Platinum card, signed for it and we all left. Suddenly our waiter came running out yelling for all to hear, ""Your credit card was declined, your credit card was declined."" Another mystery. If the credit card was declined, how did he return with the slip for him to sign that said ""Pre-Authorized"". Then the manager came out and told us we had to put it on another credit card with some circular explanation on credit card systems which it turns out, my wife who works for Visa said was completely wrong (but was not present during this discussion). What it boiled down to, although they would not admit it, was someone in their wait staff had screwed up during the transaction. After waiting for half an hour for her to straighten it out, she offered no apology. The only one who felt bad about it was the bartender who had witnessed the entire dialogue and tried to offer us some discount coupons for a future visit. He is the one who should be running that place, not someone who care one iota about a good customer experience.

marymarleau

07/08/2008

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Overall
Great Service, friendly environment, loved it

We went there for a birthday party for my daughter. The server was extremely friendly and attentive. Food was delish especially the Caesar Salad and we loved our Chicken dish. Her party ordered the largest dessert which served the entire party. Fun experience with outstanding service.

We went to Buca in Oakridge.

fkr20

08/01/2007

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Overall
Avoid at all costs.

To all who may be thinking of planning a great night out for the family or friends. I must warn you about this awful place. I'm not saying that all Buca di beppo's are bad, because I have been to other that were fabulous and along with the great meal the restauants are run by amazing managers. Although for some reason when I planned a dinner event at this location the service was ridiculously rude and the rudiest employee of them all was the general manager Eddy.BIG SHOCK. After the horrific time of being treated like unvalued guest the food was less then perfect, coming out cold and unappealing. My recommendation to those who are thinking of going to this restaurant pick another place. and for anyone working at Buca reading this I will never bring my business there again. Im rating this restaurant a 0 for their poor service and horrible managment, thanks for the awful time Eddy.

cvestrella

04/03/2006

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Overall
Great place for large groups!

Buca is always a great place to go, but best for large parties. The portions are huge and one entree can feed 6 people. The service at Buca is fast and friendly. The ambience at Buca is festive and fun. I eat at Buca all the time, but I recently went brought a large group there for part of a bachelorette party weekend, they were helpful in selecting the menu and had the whole room acknowledge the bride-to-be in our party.

strombone

06/18/2005

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Overall
great food

Went into the Palo Alto location and what an amazing sight. you walk right into the kitchen. our food was wonderful. the service was great what an amazing time we had

ltrowbri

12/24/2002

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Overall
As expected

The food was as expected - adequate and plentiful.
Well lit and noisy.

Vorlon

12/11/2002

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Overall
Not worth the wait

Two experiences here, and I only got to eat once. First experience was, well, wait about 45 minutes, got a table with our party of 6, the place was very noisy and not overly clean inside (crud on the floor), and the waiter basically *told* us what to order. It arrived. The only thing positive I can
say about the food was that there was a whole lot of it. Otherwise it was no better than Denny's quality. And it was stuff that any idiot can make at home.

Second experience was with a group of 12. They didn't honor our
reservation, apparently having overcommitted, and offered, after a
wait, to seat *some* of us (at a 6-top), with the others promised a
table ""soon"". That led to a public and unpleasant disputation involving
several of us and the management. We went to a nearby Indian place
and ate well.

tink928

09/19/2002

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Overall
fun dinner with your friends

I admit, it's not the most romantic and nice place to eat. Food is good but not excellent. However, it's a great place to go out to dinner with bunch of friends. We all complain about how we have to place to eat with many people, well here it is. The waiters are fun and friendly and you'll have a great time with your friends. Portion in amazing and good place for what they give you. Tiramissue is excellent.

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