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“Closer to true Italian than the Olive Garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #238 of 923 Restaurants in Mesa
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Mesa, Arizona
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Closer to true Italian than the Olive Garden”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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English first
Apache Junction, AZ
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Server was helpful navigating the family style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This review covers the Buca Di Beppo on Val Vista in Mesa. We had a party of four, which in Buca Di Beppo can get tricky because of the family style. Will the portions be too small or too big? Our table was in the bar area and we were being served by the bartender, who was doing double duty. Nevertheless, his service was excellent and he did a good job advising us. A large salad, a large lasagna, a small chicken parmagian and a small veal parmagian turned out to be just right. The atmosphere was quite unique and enjoyable with all the references to Italy and Italians. The food was delicious, but over-priced. Overall, an enjoyable experience, but be prepared to pay more than it's worth.

  • Visited January 2013
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192 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at this Buca. Our waitress was very helpful explaining their family style dining and portion sizes. The four us shared small portion sizes of spaghetti and lasagna which was enough food for all of us. The food was served hot and delicious. There are often coupons available which can make the food prices even more reasonable. We will be back.

Thank B L J
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Mesa, Arizona
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Not so good food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I've been there twice, both times have felt sick after I've eaten. I'm not sure if the food's too rich, heavy, or just not cooked properly. I've known many people that have gotten food poisening from here.

Thank Erica A
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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Please accept our apologies for your experience. We have forwarded the information to management and would love to have someone reach out to you. Could you email us your contact information to mamacares@bucainc.com? We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“SLOW and tastless”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

My daughter had a $25 gift certificate and invited me to join her for lunch. The place is dead except for a birthday table and although there was plenty of staff no one was quick to bring us a menu. Lunch should not take 2 hours.

Visited May 2012
Thank Maga48
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