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Buca di Beppo

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604 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-3024 (N Wolf Road)
+1 847-808-9898
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The portions are family style, i.e., LARGE and the food was very good. Truly enjoyed the calamari and the salad. The veal and chicken were excellent and the shrimp Florentine very well prepared!

Thank Michael A
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice people, very great food (big portions family style), delicious!! Best chicken parmigana we have eaten (SOOO tender and delicious breading,) spaghetti yummy and a lot (big bowl), the best salad (multi greens and delicious dressing- Italian), the meatballs were huge .50 lb. each!! Delicious!! We had a family of 5 including our baby at 730PM reservation and stayed... More 

Thank Rhonda M
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times... it's a family favorite. We always order way too much food, despite always being reminded that the plates are large enough to share. But it is all very good! They have smaller rooms available for more private gatherings. Fun decor and service is what you would expect for the price point. We will be back!

Thank loulou c
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you are a loyal customer of ours and can't wait to have you back! More 

Wheeling, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The food here is very average. The price can only be justified by the huge portions. Service was good, but nothing special. Probably great for families and large gatherings, where the social aspect is more important than the food. But I don't recommend it for a couple dining out.

Thank hilaryaok
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback. We pride ourselves in delivering great service, food quality, and overall fun dining atmosphere. We hope you give us another try! More 

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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I have not had a bad meal. Typically been 8-15 people for dinner. Very family oriented. Can be loud. Favorite is the lasagna

Thank Esther F
bucalove, Public Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

The lasagna is a family favorite! We had are happy to hear you had a great time and hope to see you again soon! More 

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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Not sure why it appears Buca's food is so so average now. Last 4/16 visit, we ordered to go their: Penne al Forno, LIgnuine Frutti d Mar, and Checkin Cabonara. At best, all dishes were very average.

Thank jtat
Crystal Lake, IL
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Over the years (over 15) each trip to Buca's has been met with increasing disappointment. This was our last visit. While the place is pretty cool inside it's no longer the draw it once was. Even the music that added to the ambiance was too low to have any effect. Yet, it was the bland quality of the food that... More 

Thank StuwArt
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295 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We order carry out because we had a coupon $10 off of $20.....we order Baked Ziti and Chicken Carbonara lunch size and it was enough for two people. And for dinner we had Penne San Remo and Lasagna.....we order a small size which is plenty for 3-4 people. The best was the Chicken Carbonara and the Baked Ziti. The Penne... More 

Thank 2bumdrifters
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I've been to this restaurant twice; this is my first review of it. First time. The first time I went, I was ready to love the place from the moment I walked through the door. The decor is great, authentic, a sense that there is history and a family behind this enterprise; there is. . . . a sense of... More 

Thank ASM930
Carbondale, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

It was so much fun! What an atmosphere !!! Food was good. Dessert was awesome! Wish I had just ordered the dessert sample platter. We spent a lot of time taking pics! Have to visit restrooms.

Thank cameratraveler1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Vegetarian Friendly, Italian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-3024
    (N Wolf Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: +1 847-808-9898
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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