About Buca di Beppo - Cincinnati

2635 Edmondson Road
Norwood, OH 45209
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Near Edwards Road, behind the Northwestern Mutual

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 396-7673

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Free parking in public lot. Additional free parking in garage off Edmondson Road.

Public Transit:
Go Metro Bus Line stop at Rookwood Commons at Edwards.

Executive Chef:
Alice Kline

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Looking for the perfect place to take Mom on her special day? Gather everyone and head to Buca, where we have everything you need to make sure your mom's day is special!

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Private Dining

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 - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4

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4

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (29)
special occasion (19)
kid-friendly (15)
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neighborhood gem (11)
great for lunch (10)
fit for foodies (8)
romantic (5)
great for brunch (2)
notable wine list (1)
hot spot (1)
late-night find (1)
great for outdoor dining (1)
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Buca di Beppo

Dined 4 days ago

The quality of the food is good but it's the quantities that distinguish this restaurant from other Italian restaurants.

food2
ambience2
service2
value2

Too busy for good service

Dined 4 days ago

I had an Open Table reservation for a Saturday evening. We still had to wait about 15-20 minutes to get a table. It took about an hour to get our main entrees, and the table next to us complained about the same thing. We ordered the fettucine alfredo, which my kids usually LOVE, but it did not taste as if any cheese was added. They didn't touch it. I agreed, it tasted like it was only butter and cream, no cheese.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect way to spend my birthday! Amazin ...

Dined 5 days ago

Perfect way to spend my birthday! Amazing food and super fun :)

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a pleasure to visit

vip
Dined on April 26, 2016

I love coming to this restaurant! Everyone is so friendly. Since this is our neighborhood restaurant, we come here quite a bit. Every time we visit, everything is always above our expectations! Keep up the great work!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service3

Had to ask the server several times for ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

Had to ask the server several times for things such as a glass of ice for the ice tea she brought with three ice cubes in it. No sugar on the table, had to ask for it twice.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great dinner

Dined on April 23, 2016

We had a wonderful server and everything was perfect. Even though it was Prom night , our service was great and the food came out quickly

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service3
value3

Not for lunch.

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

I went to Buca with one other person after learning they have a lunch menu. Don't be fooled. It is very limited... only offering the dinner, family-sized sides... and they are not staffed for a quick lunch on a work day (We were told they only had one cook) causing for slow service and cold pasta. The restaurant is WAY past their prime. They need a remodel. bad.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Family style fun

Dined on March 27, 2016

Fun family brunch. We got to try a variety of dishes and share family style. Our waitress was very attentive despite how busy the place was!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Big Group - No Problem!

Dined on March 27, 2016

Had a group of 14 with 5 separate sets of checks. Our Main waiter and staff did an excellent job managing that... Food as always was delicious. Will definitely be back!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Saturday night

Dined on March 12, 2016

My date and I had a reservation for 7:15. We arrived 30 minutes early as we came directly from a movie theater a short distance away. I checked in with the hostess, and within five minutes, she had a table for us. Great customer service!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience2
service3

Avoid the "wine room" we were there and ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

Avoid the "wine room" we were there and it is the first everyone walks by as the servers describe the restaurant. All night we heard "this is the wine room..." And the description every minute or so we were there.

food4
ambience4
service2

We enjoy Buca with family about every tw ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

We enjoy Buca with family about every two months. This time it was just my wife and I. The restaurant had not gotten busy but we were seated in the Wine room with only another family. We were Ina booth and they were the seated at the table right next to us. It was unnecessary and awkward. Our server seemed to see us as an afterthought.

food4
ambience4
service4

Not bad. I made a reservation at 8pm. B ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Not bad. I made a reservation at 8pm. But I had to wait a few mins.

food2
ambience4
service3
value3

Timing from kitchen to table needs work.

Dined on February 19, 2016

We had a group of 12 with us. The kids got a large cheese pizza and a kids alfredo to split. We got the baked ziti, ravioli, artichoke dip and salad. The pizza was cold and bland. The dip had more garlic than desired and overpowered the dip. It took over 40 minutes to get our food out to us. It seemed like a long wait. We were going to a basketball game at Xavier so we did not have time to take food back to be heated or traded in for something different. Our waitress was ok, but seemed overwhelmed so I am not sure if maybe she was having a bad day, new waitress, etc.

food4
ambience4
service5

My family and I had a great time as alwa ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

My family and I had a great time as always. We hadn't been there in 3 months and our server recognized us. That was cool. Great food as always.

food5
ambience4
service5

Great atmosphere

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great atmosphere

food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Very good basic Italian.

Dined on February 14, 2016

Enjoyed the Baked Ziti and the Apple-Gorgonzola salad - everything was very fresh. Service was a bit slow, but efficient enough.

food5
ambience4
service3

We always seem to get seated near misbeh ...

Dined on February 2, 2016

We always seem to get seated near misbehaving, loud children. Bobby is always a pleasure to have as a server. He anticipates our every need. This is at the rookwood/norwood ohio restaurant.

food4
ambience4
service4

The ambiance and good food. You felt lik ...

Dined on January 26, 2016

The ambiance and good food. You felt like you were at home.

food2
ambience2
service3
value2

Won't be back

Dined on January 17, 2016

We had a reservation at 7, yet weren't seated until 7:40. The small room we were seated in was so loud we couldn't hear ourselves think. Food took forever and was very overpriced for both the amount and the quality. Don't go here.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Good times.

Dined on January 15, 2016

Always a great experience. Quality food and reasonable prices.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Food for the family!

vip
Dined on January 4, 2016

My son is a picky eater, but this is a great place with normal food that we all like to eat. The walls are filled with fun conversation starting pictures. We like to sit and talk and laugh for a nice meal time.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Family Night Out

Dined on January 2, 2016

With a family of 5 and in-laws it was a great night out!! The menu has something for everyone! The server was most excellent!! Thanks to all.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

we will be back!!

Dined on January 1, 2016

we will be back!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Waitress was fabulous!

Dined on January 1, 2016

Our waitress Rachel was fabulous! She was funny, accommodating and very attentive! We had 8 people on New Years Eve and the service was GREAT!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

A fun place to take the family! We enjoy ...

Dined on December 27, 2015

A fun place to take the family! We enjoyed 3 small dishes amongst 7 (4 adults and 3 children) of us and had plenty of leftovers to bring home...our waitress Tiffany was great despite being busy with other large parties. The kids really enjoyed the tour of the kitchen before getting seated. We will return!

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Beat expectations

vip
Dined on December 27, 2015

I did not think that I would be happy after finding out there was no lunch menu on Sunday. But the stuffed chicken was tender and spiced well. The pasta was cooked perfectly. Very pleasantly surprised.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience3
service4

Nice night out with my family.

Dined on December 26, 2015

Nice night out with my family.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Christmas Day!

Dined on December 25, 2015

We made last minute reservations for 6:45 on Christmas day. When we got there we found they were about 45 min behind for seating - bummer but at least the weather was decent and the hostess was seating people as fast as she could - kept us informed as to when she was done seating a timeframe and didn't let any complaints get her down - she did an awesome job. Service was quick once we were seated and the food was great - specially liked the cheese ravioli with meat sauce and the cheesy garlic bread-yum lots of fresh garlic on the bread-Caesar salad for two was enough for 3 people. Would def go back and even on Christmas again. Was fun!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

GREAT PLACE GREAT FOOD!!

Dined on December 25, 2015

There's only one downside to this terrific place with terrific food and a great atmosphere ... The hostess screaming so loud I think my ears are still bleeding 🙀

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Christmas Day Experience

Dined on December 25, 2015

We had reservations and we're seated immediately. The entire staff was gracious, courteous and nicely attentive. Most of the parties were quite large, but all were handled with ease. It was a lovely experience.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding service and FUN!

Dined on December 25, 2015

Friendliness form the moment we arrived til the end. There are so many fun rooms and decorations! THe food was perfect and our server was truly exceptional! I'd hightly recommend this especially for a fun group party !

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Justin was very helpful

Dined on December 25, 2015

The chairs needs to be updated. Very wobbing, not stable chairs. We had our changed three times , all three were wobbing. For Xmas eve the 20mins wait was not bad at all.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We loved the fun atmosphere and the grea ...

Dined on December 18, 2015

We loved the fun atmosphere and the great food. Service was excellent.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Nice quick yummy lunch!!

vip
Dined on December 15, 2015

I had the Wedding Soup and Salad. The portions were very generous and really great quality. Service is traditionally snarky and fun, but alway attentive. Wait staff was always there with an ice tea refill, this always makes me happy. Thank you!!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food2
ambience2
service3

Didn't Honor Reservation

Dined on December 13, 2015

Made a reservation on Open Table. Buca di Beppo called later to tell us they would not honor it. We went at a much later time, the only time they could seat us. But they seated 7 people at a table for 4 or 5. It was cramped and uncomfortable. The hostess was stern and unfriendly. Good service. OK food.

food4
ambience3
service5

Overall Very Good

Dined on December 12, 2015

Food was good as usual, Veal Panetta was a little tough and dry otherwise every thing was very good. Service was great and timely and catered to our kids detailed orders.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Great atmosphere

Dined on December 11, 2015

I took my team out for an early Christmas dinner and the team couldn't have been happier. The room; although, not dedicated to us was spacious and everyone was able to have a conversation without yelling. Food of course was excellent and the server did a great job of keeping everything flowing.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great value

Dined on December 10, 2015

Food is aways delicious. Bucca portions are huge, even when bills electing off of the lunch menu, so come hungry.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Our 1st time here. Was definitely a gre ...

Dined on November 28, 2015

Our 1st time here. Was definitely a great time

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