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Buca di Beppo

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East Louisville
Italian, Vegetarian, Pasta, Family Fare
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2051 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1623 (Taylorsville Road)
+1 502-493-2426
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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: Dinner, Reservations
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My favorite Italian food place!

I just really like this place . . . especially their lasagna. But I really go for the salad. I'm a salad finatic, and the fact that they serve family style means I always get enough. (Small salad for 2 is usually enough for 4, if you're ordering an entree.) Of course the salad is only as good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
tbmckinley
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I just really like this place . . . especially their lasagna. But I really go for the salad. I'm a salad finatic, and the fact that they serve family style means I always get enough. (Small salad for 2 is usually enough for 4, if you're ordering an entree.) Of course the salad is only as good as the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Wow there is a lot going on here at this place! If you want to enjoy really good Italian food and stare at pictures of Sophia Loren then this place is for you! As a first timer I was given a tour of the place whilst on my way to our table. They give you the Goodfella's treatment here...just watch... More 

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Campbellsville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I wanted veal parmagiana for my birthday, and my daughter suggested this restaurant. The food was delicious, and the staff was great. The portions are huge, and plenty to take home for an extra meal. The atmosphere took me back to my Brooklyn days, with Italian friends and family. Will definitely be returning.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Attended a birthday at Buca and the service was excellent. The food was delicious and the portions were huge! Our server, Dino, is always professional, but he really did a great job with our small group and made everyone feel special.

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Moosic, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The food was good, I found myself pleasantly surprised at the quality of food at this chain Italian restaurant. However, the service was terrible and that is enough to make me never go back. We were hardly greeted by a host that was slumped over at the host stand when you enter. While we waited for our table we saw... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Buca, it was my wife and I first visit, after my daughters recommendation. They serve family style servings (Big). We had lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs (huge), and baked ziti. The unanimous favorite was the lasagna with the spaghetti/meatballs close behind. The service was great, and we loved the atmosphere, loved the many amusing pictures... More 

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Mayfield, Kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice Italian meal at Buca di Beppo and although I have had better it was good. The atmosphere was very nice and our waiter Jeff was excellent. The food was more than plentiful. Would recommend Buca for a nice evening out.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The atmosphere is bold, eclectic, and certainly challenges the traditional close-minded aesthetics and ideas about what is "family-friendly". There are pictures covering every available inch of the walls. Some of them would be considered too "risqué" for families but I thought they were fine. The restaurant emits an attitude of, "We're doing our own thing and if you get offended,... More 

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Brandenburg, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Love gatherings here. Atmosphere is PiSano. Share, laugh, and love. Great place, food is wonderful. Prices are completely fair when you consider the amount you are getting. Order the bruschetta!

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Louisville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent midday lunch experience. Service was fast & efficient. Pasta - 2 different dishes - expertly prepared, tasty and plentiful. Only slight mishap, salad was overdressed, but it was quickly corrected upon request.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2051 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220-1623
    (Taylorsville Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighborhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-493-2426

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian, Pasta, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?