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If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Buca di Beppo is Scottsdale, AZ residents’ favorite Italian restaurant, because we make all of our guests feel like family. From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel warm and welcome. Our amazing staff will tend to all of your dining details and our talented chefs will prepare and send heaping portions of your favorites directly to your table. Be sure to bring your appetite because we serve up all of our authentic Italian specialties family style. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a weeknight dinner with your family, a romantic dinner for two, or a huge birthday celebration, Buca is perfect for any occasion. Reserve one of our semi-private dining rooms, let us cater your next event, or simply stop by for lunch or dinner! We are conveniently located on North Goldwater Boulevard near the HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Come feast with us today!
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Regular Hours

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Fax: (480) 949-2711

Payment method
cash, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Monterey Arcadia, Downtown Scottsdale, Arts Districts
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Categories
Italian Restaurants, Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Pizza, Family Style Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Wi-Fi: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Parking: Street, Valet

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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abeal7572

05/02/2008

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Best Italian restaurant in the world possibly.

This is the ONLY chain restaurant that Iwould jump out of my seat to recommend other than Capital Grille or Smith & Wollensky's for steaks. This is the greatest restaurant for Italian that I have ever had and I have had great Italian food in New Jersey, New York, Vegas, etc. etc.

This place really is something else. Quit going to that garbage Olive Garden, Carraba's, or Macaroni Saltfest Grill. This place DESTROYS THEM!

kiegan73192

03/13/2008

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Dont waste your time.

This is homeade italian food gone wrong. The only thing that i liked was the antipasto salad. We got veal parmesan and some other chicken pasta dish. The veal was terrible it was tough and the sauce was not even sauce it was like dice up tomatoes that were extremely tart. I had to put a mountain of parmesan cheese on it just to force it down. I dont care if thats how its suppost to taste it was down right the worst italian meal i have ever had. As far as the chicken dish it was better than the veal but still had that bland tart tomato sauce on it this time they were actually blended up though. So find a different place to eat this is surely not worth the money.

azreader

03/09/2008

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Chef Boy-ar-Dee

Compliments to the chef - Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, that is. The pre-prepared Italian food at Buca ranges from mediocre to outright horrible. I guess they figure most people won't know the difference, and the are mostly right, judging by the other reviews. My ""quatro"" dish containing 4 types of baked pasta was disgustingly overcooked, and mostly tasteless. I also noticed that they did not print the prices on their drinks menu, always a big red flag. What are they ashamed of? Charging $4.50 for a bottle of domestic beer, for one. Shame on you, Buca. My service was actually pretty good, given that the place seemed to be barely organized chaos. Be careful where you sit, as some areas of the restaurant can be annoyingly LOUD.

gatorspirit

11/25/2006

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Italian Dining

Great Italian food (not like the Olive Garden) in a family oriented atmsophere! I especially love their bread :)

muranodiva

11/11/2006

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Failed expectations

I was excited to try a new italian restaurant with the many great reviews I had heard. The place was entirely packed on a Sunday night full of screaming kids at some birthday dinner party that took up half the restaurant. The food was not very good either. I love caeser salads, but the one they served up was pretty awful. I ordered a chicken dish that was below par too. I usually give a restaurant 3 strikes your out but this is one of the few that gets eliminated on the first try.
I would not recommend it based on the food alone.

petruolo1963

04/09/2004

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Outstanding establishment

Just being located in what is considered Old Scottsdale makes it really nice. My wife and I fall in love with the Phoenix area everytime we make it out there! I come from an old Italian tradition and I felt right at home. We will be looking foward to coming out that way again soon(we hope) and when we do,we will make it to this restaurant.

aznursie

09/06/2003

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Fantastic Place

My son, daughter-in-law, my date, and I were treated to the most impressive dining experience when we arrived for dinner one night. The staff was fun, thoughtful, professional and treated us to the ""kitchen"" booth. We could view the preparation of all the delicious dishes. We were encouraged to browse through the remainder of the restaurant and it was overall a delicious and fun experience. I would highly recommend Buca Di Beppo to all. Thanks to the great staff for such a fine experience!

frank860

07/24/2003

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Marginal at best-find something else.

If everything else is closed and you don't want to cook, hey, it's edible. But if you were raised on REAL Italian cooking, you are not going to be fooled. I agree with the ""too large"" portions. Why? Charge less and serve a normal portion. VERY noisy when we were there (not just normal ""Italian Restaurant"" but irritating). One of our party got sick & stayed home with her hubby. When we told the hostess, she tried to boot us from the special room we'd requested and reserved, ""because it's only for parties of 15 or more."" Yeah, real friendly greeting. Room was great, server was friendly, food was marginal...and way too much to eat. Maybe if it tasted really good, I'd be interested in leftovers.....

lwfrazier

07/02/2003

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Best of Phoenix -- No Way!

The food is mediocre with quantity as justification for the price. After spending many years dining on The Hill in St. Louis, I can definitely tell you this is not Italian food (unless you like yours out of a can). Try Casa Mia in Scottsdale if you want the real thing.

mitica100

01/30/2003

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Overfilled plates, under expectations

Aww... C'mon, lots of food does not make a restaurant good! Taste wasn't even remotely close to Italian! Spaghetti well drowned in red sauce. Yuck!!

lettuceboy

01/16/2003

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Overall
forgetaboutit

Don't confuse large portions with quality. They are giving you ridiculous amounts of food and charging you for every bit of it.The meals are a step above chef boy-ardee. No real Italian would be caught dead in here.

skidog30

01/02/2003

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Overall
Not Worth The Money

The food portions are large, but extremely over priced. Pasta, Dinner Salads or Soups - all extra. Simply not worth the money.

BNinan6442

12/22/2002

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Overall
Great food!

Excellent food and great service! The atmosphere and ambience was indescribable!

mlogan316

12/19/2002

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Overall
Filled for less

We had a very large group go together, but because of the family style service, it was extremely reasonable as far as price goes. Everyone went home stuffed! It is a really neat environment -- very different and very cool! I love this place!

genie1314

12/04/2002

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CORPORATE SPAGHETTI

I won't lie, the food is decent, but it is not REAL Italian. It is canned and boxed food that anyone can heat up. The ambience is fun, especially for large gatherings.

tjmenke

11/30/2002

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Overall
Buca di Best

Food smelled and tasted great. Espresso were wonderful and cheesecake to die for.

soo25

11/26/2002

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Overall
I would never go there again

Not a pleasant experience. Would never go back. Service was very slow, food was yuck. I can make way better spaghetti at home and I am not the greatest cook. Even the garden salad for $11.00 (the smallest size you can order) was the worst salad I've ever had. A bland heeping mess. There is nothing in it but lettuce, oil & vinager. At least Olive Garden get a flavorful salad and breadsticks INCLUDED w/the meal. The bread was good but of course you have to pay for it.

Alyssa1988

11/11/2002

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Yummy Yummy Yummy Yummy Oom Oom Oom

Good stuff all around. Bruschetta, salads, chesse raviooli, oo I'm hungry!

jnftil 1

11/07/2002

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Buca for TWO!!!!!

Everytime I've eaten at Buca di Beppo I had HUGE portions (plus great food and service) and we always went as a large group. Well, I found out the have portions for two! A great combination! I just thought everyone would like to know that this fun restraunt isn't just for big parties!

Pat_Duncan

10/13/2002

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Bell & 83rd

We had a very pleasant experience at Buca di Beppo's. The waiter (Brad) was very friendly and effecient. The food was more than we could eat and very good. The Cheesecake was 'to die for'. We will defininately be back.

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