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Buca di Beppo

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12650 Elm Creek Boulevard, Maple Grove, MN 55369 (Main Street)
Metro bus service - Maple Grove stop.
+1 763-494-3466
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11:00 am - 9:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gluten free noodles?

Disappointed that the gluten free menu offers no pasta dishes. I'd eat here more often if they did. Love the place otherwise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
GlutenFreeGirl823
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
via mobile
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minneapolis, minnesota
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off... I don't like typical Italian food. I don't eat pasta and don't eat bread sticks! This place has authentic real Italian dishes like fish and vegetables. Their appetizers are delicious as are their soups. This qualifies as a lick my plate clean kind of place. The atmosphere is comfortable and conversation friendly. You can actually hear your guests.... More 

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Thank eyerep
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed that the gluten free menu offers no pasta dishes. I'd eat here more often if they did. Love the place otherwise.

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Thank GlutenFreeGirl823
Brooklyn Park
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Buca is the only Italian place I will frequent as the food is consistently good and the artwork and seating areas are pure Italian. The clientele are generally people who appreciate the same thing and are respectful of the privacy and non-boisterous nature of the restaurant. Nothing worse than dealing with loud thug type patrons. I love their bread and... More 

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Thank Dave H
brooklyn center, MN
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

If enjoy fettuccine Alfredo go somewhere else...or try something else. the fettuccine supreme we ordered was 2nd worst fettuccine Alfredo we have Ever had! Really favor less Alfredo aldo had some chicken, broccoli, red peppers in it but low amount of vegs. Other friends at the birthday party table (about 15 people) shared/pasted around other entires.... Mussels Bianca good tasty... More 

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Thank takencherry
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I never review places but had to for this one. We had a reservation for 7:15 and they forgot about us. We then said something and they grabbed us at 8:00. They tried and the waitstaff was seriously so nice but it's POORLY run. They gave us a free drink and app, but it was sad. Dirty dishes just stacked... More 

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Thank Candice M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Food is ok, service was great....but such a noisy place. I agree with a previous poster about the place needing a renovation, things are falling apart!! The salads were my favorite dishes...the rest lacked flavor. I'm not sure I plan to return any time soon!

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Thank LOVEROFPV
Saint Joseph, United States
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I've been to Buca di Beppo numerous times and the words that come to mind are always: overrated, excess, and expensive. Certainly, the place is an interesting one, with all of the kitschy decor. The Pope Table is great for groups up to 12-14. The table is round, has a lazy-susan for passing dishes, Vatican and papal decor, and it's... More 

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Thank Tim A. D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Order a chicken dish in with peas and red tomatoes in a cream sauce. Two pieces of chicken came along with about 11 peas. When asked for more chicken they must have used an over cooked scrap. So over cooked and tough, it was disgusting. I would avoid this place. I certainly will never return.

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1 Thank Jennifer R
Paris, France
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went yesterday. The food was good, but the whole restaurant needs renovation from floor to ceiling, from Bathroom to kitchen. The flush in the BR did not work, the towel dispenser was broken,the towels left on the counter. The wall has holes in it, the floor was very dirty... next time we order out...

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Thank 219Marie
Bloomington, IL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Unfortunately, times have changed and Buca has not kept up. The portions are significantly less than advertised. The menu describes dishes as serving 3-4 people. Husband and I ordered 2 entrees because we couldn't decide and were planning for leftovers. We got 4 small cheese manicottis - barely enough for 1 really hungry person! The veal parmesan consisted on 3... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12650 Elm Creek Boulevard, Maple Grove, MN 55369
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro bus service - Maple Grove stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Maple Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 763-494-3466

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?