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604 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090 (N Wolf Road)
+1 847-808-9898
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage...
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.
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  • 27
    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent for small or large gatheringse

When I came to the the Illinois area of where I currently live I had no idea that such an amazing restaurant was just a few mins drive from me. I went to this restaurant for the first time tonight in celebration of my uncles' birthday. The staff were genuinely nice and courteous, they brought out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Maulik D
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Wheeling, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Food was very good and service was excellent. Unfortunately it was so loud that you could not hear the person at the same table. We asked to be but the new seating arrangement was noisy. The food portions were family size and had plenty of leftovers. Would go back again but at lunch time when it's quieter.

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Thank peanut803
Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We never thought this place will be crowded on Xmas Eve nut it was! Great atmosphere! The pizza was really good and the bread fantastic! The calamari fritti were too spicy!! Impossible to eat. The fettuccine Alfredo was bland, The pasta was cocked without salt and the sauce had no flavor. The portion was huge, for more that 2 people... More 

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Thank naya58
Rockford, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have been to a couple Buca di Beppo's and they are pretty much the same. you get LARGE portions of food so we each ordered a dish and then shared it. We also ate in the kitchen if you make reservations ahead of time you can actually sit in the kitchen and watch them cook everyone's meal, it's a... More 

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Thank nutsandlunes
Chicago
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229 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Went here with a group of six adults, 1 teenager and four children for dinner. Kids preferred to order from the kids' menu and said the food was OK. Adults and teen shared chicken limone (good), eggplant parmesan (execellent), baked ziti (average), Caesar salad (average), and baked garlic bread with cheese (very good). These dishes are served family style in... More 

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Thank biztravelerChicago
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

When I came to the the Illinois area of where I currently live I had no idea that such an amazing restaurant was just a few mins drive from me. I went to this restaurant for the first time tonight in celebration of my uncles' birthday. The staff were genuinely nice and courteous, they brought out the meals we ordered... More 

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Thank Maulik D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We were there with a large group. The wait staff handled our group with ease. I really like the setup where the norm is to share dishes. You get so much variety and it is all good. My one complaint is that my wife made a reservation with Open Table and the hostess did not mark us as showing up.... More 

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Thank bicyclemark
Wheeling, Illinois
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My husband and I like to go to this place for it's meat balls and for the burshetta. It's a fun and kinda romantic (ok not really cause of all the kids) It's kind of the old american italian eatery. Nothing fancy, nothing really fantastic tasting but, it just kinda feels like home, welcoming and warm

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Thank Beedo
Northbrook, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wonderful food. Fantastic atmosphere - very friendly and upbeat. For Italian food, we prefer Buca to other restaurants. Prices are very reasonable. Food is great. Nice for a family outing.

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Thank Lew H
Mundelein
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Have not eaten there in a decade. In order to seem like a less expensive restaurant, they say the small portion is for 2 diners. So...if you want your own meal....you better pick what your companion selects.....Large portion for 4 diners. What a bunch of bunk. I had chicken Cannelloni. There were 4 small pasta tubes with a very small... More 

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Thank Allen W
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Decent Italian themed family place. Large portions of OK Italian food. Old tunes and pictures on walls. Not too expansive.

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Thank Alex G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 604 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090
    (N Wolf Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: +1 847-808-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?