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“Christmas Eve dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
7711 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2013
+1 952-934-9463
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Ranked #15 of 120 Restaurants in Eden Prairie
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian, Pasta, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 5
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.
Falls Church, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Christmas Eve dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Enjoyable evening. Good food and very nice waitstaff.
We ordered for two and had enough for three adults.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great for Groups”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Really good food... but served for groups. Since its intended for groups, its expensive. Service was very good, with helpful suggestions. Atmosphere was nice for our group.

Visited May 2012
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Just as expected!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Hadn't been to a Buca for almost 10 years. Friends from Eden Prairie wanted to go there so we tried it. It was just as i had remembered previous Buca's. Typical Italian family atmosphere, good tasty food and plenty of it. Wait staff went out of there way to make it a pleasant experience. For us it was an outing with friends not just going out to eat!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“No Need to Double Down on Chocolate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

One double chocolate layer cake is quite enough for two. And it is indescribably delicious. Fudge frosting is just like your grandma used to make. My wife and I have eaten at Buca in Chicago, St. Paul and here. This one doesn't play second fiddle by any means. We arrived mid afternoon and were offered both the lunch and dinner menu by our server, Faith. Lunch has smaller single person servings which my wife chose and I opted for a dinner entree. Faith read my mind, I think, and without a fuss, offered to cut the portion size in half which was plenty and also half the price off the menu. This very nice gesture, allowed for the wonderful piece of cake which we would not otherwise have considered. Although it was not a busy time and we didn't catch the energy of the place, which is one of the Buca trademarks, we thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon delight.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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24 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“The Pope and Frank Sinatra - what else is there??”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Buca De Beppo - it is what it is. We usually don't like restaurants like this - kitshy, noisy, over the top, but somehow "dese guys" make it work. The restaurants are happy loud, not TOO crowded, kitshy beyond belief, the Pope room is great for 8 to 10 people (talk up to the ceiling, the person directly opposite you will hear you), portions are family size (for a family of 20!), but every time we go we have fun. You don't come here for a quiet dinner, put it that way.

Service has been consistently good and quick. Food is surprisingly good. The garlic mashies are a must do, the Chicken Marsala is, well, really good. The pizza is good. The spaghetti is good. I don't think we've tried anything we haven't liked. Is it "real Italian"? No. Is it good? Yes.

Sports teams? No problem. Big groups? No problem. 4 to 6 people? No problem. Birthdays/anniversaries/you caught the biggest fish of your group of 12? No problem. 15 Canadians visiting from Winnipeg? No problem, other than the accent. Lol.. 2 people (not sure if that ever happens here and why, really??) - LOTS of leftovers. Good ones tho.
Bar is good too - crowded, noisy, and fun. Oh, their Long Island Ice Tea - lets just say - take it easy on those, they're smooth mean.

I don't get it - a place like this really shouldn't be this good and this much fun, but it is.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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