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“great dinner for large groups” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
1730 South Val Vista Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204
+1 480-507-9463
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Ranked #190 of 814 Restaurants in Mesa
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Family Fare, Pasta, Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Baseline and US60
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.
Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great dinner for large groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The portion sizes are big, so we always get quite a few dishes and share! We went with a group of 10 and the room we were in was a bit loud, but what italian restaurant isn't? Great food and good service.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Ohio City, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Still Full”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Wow were do i start-The Meatballs are huge,Love all the food that was ordered love the Stuffed shells,salad,what a great place too Enjoy Italian food at its best,make Reservations,they take you threw the Kitchen and seat you, nice touch!i recommend the Lasagna or Spaghetti and Meatballs but be prepared too eat..thanks for a wonderful time...Ken & Carrie-from Canfield Ohio...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mesa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great food and concept - excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I went for dinner with a group of 15. Everything was served family style. Our host had ordered 3 salads, 3 hors doevres, and 4 entrees. The food was wonderful, especially the Chicken Carbonara and Chicken Marsala. We had 4 servers who were very attentive. We never had an empty glass or bread basket! We were given nice covered pie tins to take home any leftovers. We did top off the meal with a giant brownie, ice cream dessert which was passed around the table and everyone helped themselves. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves Italian food! It was noisy so we could not visit with our entire group That was the only drawback. The decor was interesting and my husband liked the photos in the Mens Room!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mesa, AZ
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Unusally friendly and helpful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This was a unique experience. We had a fairly large group, and I arrived first. I observed how they made changes to party sizes (up and down) without any complaint and almost instanteously. I was impressed at that point in time. I am not sure why they take everyone through the kitchen to seat them, but maybe that is part of the authentic Italy style. The family style is tricky and is different. Our group ordered way too much food. If the party doesn't have similiar tastes, that will be the result. I did sample a number of items and most of them were good. The food was very hot and the servers were very helpful and around when you needed them.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mesa, Arizona
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“Closer to true Italian than the Olive Garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Portions are large and it's hard to find something that doesn't take two to eat. The atmosphere is charming but can get loud.

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