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“Italy in the States”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #130 of 3,762 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Florida Mall
Cross street: OBT & Sand Lake Road
Transit: Lynx #37 Bus and Lynx #04 Bus - Florida Mall Stop
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.
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Italy in the States”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is hands down my favorite italian restaurant. The ambiance and food come together perfectly and the portions are family size so plan wisely your selections. One of my favorite dishes is their cannelloni... just marvelous. This place is both great for couples and large families.
Since relocating from Orlando, I haven't been able to find something quite like it. Even 5 star italian restaurants that I've been while living up in the NE have failed to deliver the same pasta experience I've grown to love at this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank frankiebrina
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stuffed Like a Pig”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had lunch here with our tour group. I have to say if you leave hungry it's your own fault. I felt like a stuffed pig when I left. Very friendly staff and service. My compliments to the chef.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Cemeterror
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Family Style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Family restaurants are often rundown and overcrowded. The food offered is bland and boring.

If you want an elegant, upbeat restaurant to take your loved ones to, try Buca de Bepo.

A variety of Italian dishes are offered. Dishes such as manicotti, baked ziti, ravioli, spaghetti and eggplant parmesan leave you satisfied when you walk out the door.

The servings are designed for sharing with large groups. The spaghetti and meatballs are served in deep casserole dishes. A meatball is over half a pound and you won’t be able to finish. One order of a large dish could easily feed four teenagers, with enough for leftovers. The large portion sizes do not affect the prices. A typical large dish costs between 14 and 17 dollars.

The restaurant ambience places you in the Italian mindset. Art is plastered across every wall consisting of photographs, paintings and statues.Along with the artistic appeal, classical music plays in the background,. This is a family restaurant, not a place for a quite getaway.
Buca de Bepo is definitely a restaurant I look forward to returning to. If you are going to an early dinner, I strongly suggest eating a light early lunch so you can thoroughly stuff your face with their delicious food.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kaylyn H
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53 reviews
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“Best Italian this side of the Pond!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Take your appetite! Portions are large. Plan to share. OK, so they have the quanitity part covered, but what about quality?? Gourmet! Many of the dishes are truly gourmet. A shrimp, pasta, spinach and tomato dish in a garlicy olive oil sauce was superb...and even good the next day cold. A chicken, stuffed with mozzarella, ham, with an herb-dusted crust, was sinfully topped with a pesto cream sauce! No pasta needed with that dish. If you like salads try the Apple Gorganzola or the 1893. Loved everything we had!
Oh, the decor is worth the trip. Historic (and hysterical) photos of celebrities and common folk. Conversation starters on all walls and some ceilings, too.

Visited March 2013
Thank SusanNeuman
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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“OK but not my style”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

This restaurant food is average and the atmosphere reminds me of a spaghetti western. Nothing special

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Linda J
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