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Buca di Beppo

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East Louisville
Italian, Vegetarian, Family Fare, Pasta
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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 - 10:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great asmosphere and food!

Two of us shared a lovely meal at Buca di Beppo following a performance of the Lion King. We were very happy to have made reservations for 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday, as there was a 2-hour wait when we arrived. We still had to wait a while to be seated as they were short-staffed. We ordered the small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
SandyA9
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Frankfort, Kentucky
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

we requested the chef's kitchen table which gave us a Birdseye view of the kitchen working. Fun entertainment. Food is way overpriced for the quality. $67.00 for 3 which included a kids meal and we only had water! Since it is family style, you are forced to order platters which really add up. However, the atmosphere is fun and upbeat,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have always enjoyed Bucca and I have never had a problem until now. I brought 3 associates of mine to Bucca for a business dinner. I ordered the seafood appetizer to start us off. Our server Sonia had gotten our drinks and brought us bread as soon as we sat down, but after the appetizer came we didn't see... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Two of us shared a lovely meal at Buca di Beppo following a performance of the Lion King. We were very happy to have made reservations for 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday, as there was a 2-hour wait when we arrived. We still had to wait a while to be seated as they were short-staffed. We ordered the small (serves... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Unless one values quantity over all else, there's no reason to dine here. Ugly strip-mall location, unexceptional food (and no bargain to boot), loud atmosphere with unruly children, frequent birthday singing, etc. Tired décor. Wobbly chairs. Need I go on. There are so many great choices in town it would be a shame to waste your dollars here.

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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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, Family Fare, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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