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“perfect venue for a party” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
1233 N Van Buren St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2606 (Downtown)
+1 414-224-8672
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Ranked #349 of 1,338 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Family Fare, Pasta, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: East Juneau Avenue
Transit: MCTS bus stop at Van Buren and Juneau.
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.
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“perfect venue for a party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had rehearsal dinner in "wine" room. Had approximately 40 people, service took a little bit, but food was very good. Staff friendly. A good time was had by all.

Visited August 2013
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Montello, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Our once-a-year favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Annually a group from Ireland, while in town, want to go to Buca for a meal. We made reservations for 14 people and requested the Pope's table. We weren't able to be seated at that table at first, but the manager made some adjustments and we were seated (too bad it was the OLD Pope!)
Great food in LARGE portions. No one went away hungry or thirsty. We will return each year as long as we get the same great service and food.

The waitress did forget one of our appetizers but when she realized it she brought them to us at no charge.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salem, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere - Service "iffy"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We (5 of us) spent last weekend at Buca's celebrating mine and my Mother-in Law's birthdays. The food and atmosphere was wonderful but unfortunately the service took another couple years off of my life, lol! It began with the waiter dumping our drinks as he was serving at our table, 3 of us continued the evening wet and sticky. No big deal, everyone has accidents. Next,as he was removing a large, still 1/2 full, serving bowl it slide from the platter it was on and almost ended up in my Mother-in-laws lap. Again, a bit later, as he was filling drinks his arm caught a straw and I almost ended up with my diet Pepsi in my lap. The night was full of "sucked in breaths" as these incidents happened. Last, but not least, as the group sank to us, our water plunked down a gigantic candlestick (never spent a birthday here so not sure if this is the norm), as he plunked it down the actual candle (lit) bounced - I caught it but that was really scary, someone could have gotten burnt. My husband wanted to approach the manager but I wouldn't let him. I didn't want a nice evening ruined with complaints. Now in saying this, it doesn't mean I wouldn't go to Buca's again. We live on the state line and are about mid-way between 2 sites - next time we may just take our chances on the other one.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pewaukee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Going Away Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I enjoyed a lovely meal here with my daughter and two nieces. We had a small farewell celebration and the food and service were absolutely outstanding! The staff were all pleasant and professional and very friendly. We ordered several wonderful dishes to share and each seemed better than the previous.
I highly recommend the wedge salad appetizers, although they really could have been an entree`, they were so large!

  • 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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Germantown, Wi
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great Family Fun Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Went with 3 families and 6 children. The food was family style, plentiful, fun and very good...always fun there and the servers are just wonderful an helpful with all the ages we had.

Visited May 2013
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