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If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Cincinnati, OH then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Located in Rookwood Commons surrounded by a ton of great shops and attractions, your Cincinnati, OH Buca di Beppo is the place to go for great food and stellar service. Situated just off Interstate 71, on Arbor Place, we’re where everyone goes when they want authentic Italian favorites. Known for our family style portions, you’ll know that no matter the size of your appetite, you won’t be going home hungry! Even though we serve hundreds of delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas every day for lunch and dinner, everyone in Cincinnati keeps coming back for more. Our semi-private dining rooms are perfect for celebrations and we offer amazing catering options for every occasion. Come in to Buca for a meal today and see why we’re the best Italian restaurant in Norwood. Make your dining and catering reservations today! No one knows authentic Italian food better than us! We want all of our guests to feel like family, so we feed them like family!
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scmenkhaus
scmenkhaus

01/09/2011

Provided by Citysearch
Taste and portions are gone, never again.

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.

D
dwiesenhahn
dwiesenhahn

10/21/2010

Provided by YPmobile
Cool place

Enjoyed every visit over the last 4-5 years. 3-4 times a year.

2
2catscats
2catscats

02/24/2009

Provided by YP.com
Great atmosphere & food

Unique

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.

SpringboroMac
SpringboroMac

02/14/2009

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A disappointing valentines dinner

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?

buddhafish51
buddhafish51

01/08/2009

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May have been the worst wait service I have ever had in a restaurant.

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.

DBKrib
DBKrib

10/24/2008

Provided by Citysearch
Itialian Food that is OK, but picturess are pretty neat

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!!
Deb

Applenut
Applenut

07/15/2008

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Ok for a chain restaurant

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.

YOLANDAMB
YOLANDAMB

07/11/2008

Provided by Citysearch
THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD EVER!!!

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!

K
ky2here
ky2here

02/03/2008

Provided by YP.com
Energetic setting - HUGE portions

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!

drumgurl
drumgurl

06/07/2007

Provided by Citysearch
There's a reason there is never a line...

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!

kimbrock11
kimbrock11

06/14/2005

Provided by Citysearch
POOR Customer Service

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.

moongem
moongem

07/17/2004

Provided by Citysearch
Not recommended for large event

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.

mhartz
mhartz

03/31/2004

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This is not true italian

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.

jwg31820
jwg31820

01/25/2004

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Superb

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.

maggier
maggier

08/05/2003

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Poor Choice

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.

evansmj
evansmj

10/08/2002

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Italian Family Style

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.

millardman
millardman

08/28/2002

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buca di great-o!

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.

hlb
hlb

08/23/2002

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No, thank you!

The setting is unique and certainly explains the restaurant's popularity. That being said, please don't go there for the food. Ragu makes better pasta.

kmb61
kmb61

08/08/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Tremendous

Best Italian restaurant ever.They give you more than enough for you buck.

Mustang2002
Mustang2002

06/27/2002

Provided by Citysearch
10

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!!!!

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Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Wed:
Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Sun:
Payment method
master card, visa, cash, amex, discover
Price Range
$$$$
Location
Rookwood Commons
Neighborhood
Norwood
Categories
Italian Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Family Style Restaurants, Pizza, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Garage, 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 : Above Average

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