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Buca di Beppo

604 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090
+1 847-808-9898
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Ranked #19 of 78 restaurants in Wheeling
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N Wolf Road
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.
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English first
Andover, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Pretty run of the mill American eatery. Food was good but the table decoration of a large Pope was unusual to say the least. Excellent for business entertaining as well as quiet family gatherings. Quite busy so popoular.

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Northbrook
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Buca is a chain which serves large portions of delicious food at very reasonable prices. This chain restaurant is good from a couple to a crowd. Usually busy for dinner it is surprising available for lunch. One can order individual meals or the classic family style with small (serves 3) or large (serves 5) easily. Service is fast and friendly.... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Buca is great for a large crowd or a small intimate gathering. Most everything is designed to share, family style for salads, great Italian dishes and even dessert. I suggest you ask your server for suggestions on both offering and sizes to order - they really do a great job of giving good advice.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I went with my family for Easter Dinner to Buca di Beppo in Wheeling. The food was excellent. There was no crowd so our reservation were not really necessary. But a pasta dinner for five at $250 was over the top. I was just happy that I didn't have to cook Easter Dinner myself.

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Ft. Wayne, IN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Waited an hour for a table only to be seated where two people could not even carry on a conversation. We left without eating...came home and made a banquet frozen dinner. Thanks for wasting two hours of my time

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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for your experience. We have forwarded the information to management and would love to have someone reach out to you. Could you email us your contact information to mamacares@bucainc.com? Please make sure to include the date and location of your complaint in your e-mail. We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you. More

Gurnee, Illinois
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Went with my adult kids and 2 gkids to celebrate everyone! good service and very welcoming atmosphere. very kitschy decorations, just like a real old school italian family restaurant. food was fresh and the portions were superhearty. appetizers were a bit skimpy considering the size of the platters on entrees. we ahd a party of 7 very hungry folks and... More

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Dallas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This restaurant is a cozy, fun place. We ordered family style portions and tried a lot of different things on the menu. Salads, lasagna, stuffed chicken were all great. Cant' wait to return. Service was excellent as well.

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Chicago,Il
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Bucca is a family style restaurant where you get a platter of whatever you order. The platter is for either 2 or 4 people. This works well if you have a group and want to try a bunch of things but when there are only two people it just is too costly. Good food but not for a couple. We... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We came here because they were open late and we stayed across the street at the Westin. We arrived around 8:30; there were plenty of patrons. The atmosphere is like a house in the 1950's and 1960's with photos of famous Italian-Americans like Frank Sinatra. It's a festive and colorful atmosphere---definitely not a place you need to be quiet. The... More

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Order carry out for two, and it was expensive for the portions received at Wheeling location. Milwaukee location is better for atmosphere, and friendliness.

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