01/09/2011Provided by Citysearch
Their portions have gone away but the prices went up. Dont waist your time with this Itilian chain. I loved it in the past but believe me I will never be back again. Spend your money elsewhere and read all the other reviews. We went here to celebrtate my sons 18th birthday so we did not make an ordeal at the resturant but the 12 dollar loaf of what you call garlic bread was hard to swallow both price wise and taste. I never review places but felt compeled to let fellow consumers know about this. They will not be in buisness long like this. Good ridence to what was a great resturant.
10/21/2010Provided by YPmobile
Enjoyed every visit over the last 4-5 years. 3-4 times a year.
02/24/2009Provided by YP.com
Buca offers a fun and entertaining decor with great italian food.
Large platters are served "family style" for all to choose.
Expect large portions.
The desert terrimisu is the best I have been served outside of Itally.
Great place for group meals and kid friendly.
02/14/2009Provided by Citysearch
We just returned from Buca and we were very disappointed. We normally order the mozzarella garlic bread appetizer, and discovered it had changed. It was cut up toasted piece of french bread with a few mozzarella sprinkles on it. Worth about $1.50 - it cost 9 bucks. We asked the waiter and he said it changed from the former flat bread version about a month ago. It was terrible. In addition, because we ordered this item, we did not get the usual bread and oil at the table. What a rip. I then received my Chicken stratewhatever and the chicken had obviously been cooked hours before. It was rubberized with little texture left. My wife indicated her Lasagna was dry, and 90% noodle. We eat at the Columbus Buca more often - and have not been disappointed like this. The food was not good at all. What happened to Buca?
01/08/2009Provided by Citysearch
Yes, it was Christmas Eve. Yes, it was busy. But there is no excuse for a restaurant of Buca di Beppo's rating to treat customers with poor service. From 5:30 to 9:30 with 11 customers seated in our group, we received a total of 2 loaves of bread. It took 40 minutes to get a bottle of wine, 30 minutes for a bar drink. I finally got up and found a hostess to ask if she could find our wait person as we were ready to order. Another person in our party also asked to track down our server later to freshen drinks. The food was average, not special in any way. The manager was very sympathetic and agreed from our conversation with him that there was no excuse for the service. The bill was paid. The person in our party who made the reservation may have been given gift certs for the next visit...after that I doubt we will go back. We use a 3 strike rule and they struck out in one visit.
10/24/2008Provided by Citysearch
Food is large, and prices are not to bad. The salads at the beginning of the meal are VERY yummy!! I do find it somewhat average, but not bad for the price and the staff is really quiet nice!!
07/15/2008Provided by Citysearch
This is an ok restaurant for a chain... their cocktails and beer prices are very high. The food is good and kids have fun here. I would go back, but maybe not drink $6 beers.
07/11/2008Provided by Citysearch
I LOVE THIS RESTRAUNT!! WE FIRST ATE THERE WHEN WE WERE IN INDY. THE PIZZA IS GOOD, THE RAVIOLI IS AWSOME AND THE GARLIC BREAD AND SALAD ARE REALLY GOOD! I WOULD EAT THIS FOOD EVERY DAY IF I COULD! WE HAVE NEVER GONE TO BUCCA'S AND HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE. WE HAVE GONE WITH AS FEW AS 2 PEOPLE AND AS MANY AS 18 AND THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS ALWAYS GREAT!
02/03/2008Provided by YP.com
Buca di Beppo offers outrageous portions of adequate Italian food. The energy and atmosphere are perfect for a get together or special occasion.
The food is good - nothing spectacular but about par to Olive Garden and Carrabas.
The menu says the portions are intended to share - believe the menu!
06/07/2007Provided by Citysearch
I had heard lots of good things about this restaurant, so I gave it a try - needless to say I was disappointed, but, hey, everyone can have a bad night, so when my Mother and Sister were in town to meet my boyfriend, I thought I'd give it another shot...BIG mistake. The food is incredibly overpriced, salty, and just generally NOT good.
Aside from the food being BAD, the atmosphere - wait, what atmosphere?! Littering the walls with pictures of old Italian people does not constitute atmosphere. With flippant waitresses, and a serious lack of patrons, we left feeling seriously let down and hungry!
06/14/2005Provided by Citysearch
Buca di Beppo mailed $10 gift cards to my neighborhood. After reading the fine print, several times, there was no mention of using several cards together. My family and I went there, ate great food. When we presented our cards to pay for the meal, The snotty waitress let out a big sigh and went to get the manager. The manager said we couldn't use all of the cards together. We asked him to show us this rule on the cards or the packing it came in. He could not and proceeded to treat us like 4th class citizens. Horrible Customer Service...DO NOT EAT there.
07/17/2004Provided by Citysearch
Our event was a wedding rehearsal dinner. First, they switched us from the room we had originally reserved---without letting us know in advance...guess they thought we wouldnt notice once we were in there. We had chosen a versatile menu with many choices for our guests. They served us a completely different menu. I think when they switched us to another room, they didnt switch our menu. Manager and owner werent very helpful. Their only concern was in letting us know that we wouldnt have to pay for the extra food (meaning wrong menu) they served to us. Never did get the entire menu we ordered. Unimpressed with managerial attitudes and overall service.
03/31/2004Provided by Citysearch
I was really intrigued by the mass crowds awaiting outside for this italian meal. Once I got in I highly enjoyed the atmosphere, but the food and service was horrible. First someone should teach the chef or company what Italian food really tastes like. For starters DONT ORDER the CHICKEN SALTIMBOCA they dont make it right. It is one of my favorite dishes and it sucks here. It is made with madeira wine and not lemon butter sauce. Olive Garden does a much better job with italian than this place. Pasta sauces are tasteless.
01/25/2004Provided by Citysearch
I was in a large group. The interior decor was unique. The service was excellent. The food portions were large enough for 2 or 3 people. Some ratings suggested poor parking. I found the restaurant to be surrounded by very large parking lots. This restaurant's popularity suggests that parking next to the entrance may not always be available.
08/05/2003Provided by Citysearch
Everything (even the salad) was drenched in tasteless cooking oil. Nasty. Eat at a locally-owned Italian restaurant like Germanos or Ferrari's, not this mass-produced corporate cookie-cutter disaster.
10/08/2002Provided by Citysearch
Buca di Beppo has a great style - family style. The portions are tremendous and are meant to be shared. One dish can easily serve 2-3 people. The atmosphere is very cool with lots of pictures all over the wall, Italian music playing, and lots of people having a great time. The food is good - especially the garlic bread and the green beans. It is rather expensive - $40 or so for two people, but it's a lot of fun.
08/28/2002Provided by Citysearch
i first tried bucca when it first opened and the waits were two hours or more on a weekend night. however, the wait was worth every minute. the staff brought out their pizza to serve to us hungry 'waiters.' i thought that this was great customer service and i didn't hear any complaints from the other patrons. if it's your first time there, you get the grand tour which starts right in the kitchen, the most important place in the restaurant. the staff is so sure that it is offering the best food that they have put a 'kitchen table' right across from the chefs so you can see everything. as for large parties, this place is built for it. i've attended birthdays with parties of at least eight and bucca makes sure that no one is left out and that there is plenty of space for everyone.
06/27/2002Provided by Citysearch
An awesome atmosphere, a warm friendly welcome, and a delicious meal... what more can anyone ask for? This restaurant radiates an authintic Italian feel...a great place to dine. A little expensive... but well worth it!!!!
More Business Info
- Regular Hours
Mon - Wed: Thu: Fri - Sat: Sun:
- Payment method
- master card, visa, cash, amex, discover
- Price Range
- Rookwood Commons
- Italian Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Family Style Restaurants, Pizza, Restaurants
- Other Information
Parking: Garage, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
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 : Above Average