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“Good pizza; Expensive for lunch”
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #231 of 2,266 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Carson Street
Transit: Port Authority Bus Service - Carson Stop or Smithfield Street Bridge stop Port Authority Trolley Station Square 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.
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We ordered pizza, a salad, baked ziti & spaghetti with meatball (one large meatball). I thought prices were a bit excessive:10 dollars for the Antipasto salad, which is basically a side salad with a bit of sliced cheese. The pizza was good & a large portion for lunch; the ziti & spaghetti were what you'd expect. It's kind of hard to mess up that simple (and cheap) a dish.

On the day we visited, there was a horrible smell in the lobby. My daughter described it as "diaper." I'd say it was sewer. It got better by the time we made it through the maze to our table, but, still, it smelled there like it was being covered up by potpourri. The bathroom itself didn't smell bad (although it didn't give off the most sanitary feeling), but the lobby was certainly remarkable. My first reaction was to walk out, but we heard such nice things & we wanted to try the food. We were going to sit outside, but there was jack-hammering near the patio. It's an old building, and that probably has something to do with it. Lesson learned there, I guess.

The service was pleasant and attentive - no problems at all.

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Thank GinKirk
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

we had a business dinner here with 5 gentlemen. we ordered 4 entrees, and should have only ordered 2. The portions are MASSIVE. The tiramisu was huge as well, but well worth ordering. The food was, all in all, very good, and the atmosphere is very old school and inviting. We were all dressed casually btw and had a great time.

Thank john s
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

The service was very poor and one of the other servers in the room was very loud and rude to his tables. The food was even poor at this visit.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

I took my department there to celebrate our first quarter success. The food was PLENTIFUL and EXCELLENT!

Thank SteelerFan07
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

The booth we had sunk all the way down and seat torn. Need to update the furniture. Food was average. Nothing great but not terrible.

Thank Susan V
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