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“Feels Like an Italian Restaurant Should”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #569 of 2,150 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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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
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.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Feels Like an Italian Restaurant Should”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great atmosphere for a mid-range italian restaurant. The menu was different. Everything comes for at least two people. So if you're bringing a date, you better make sure you're in the mood for the same dish. A little cramped when it's busy. Booths along the walls make it feel like you're sitting at the same table as those right next to you. Overall, a good place to eat.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Ontario, Canada
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Robinson Town Centre location - amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We recently enjoyed a fantastic meal at this location during our hockey weekend. I had been emailing Nicole the week prior to set up a team dinner for the Saturday night. She was great to work with and was able to accomodate our requests and always got back to me promply. The service was great, the private room felt very homey, like you were in someone's dining room. We arrived to find the bread and salad already set on the tables, so everyone could dive right in. We were a group of over 50, so to have decent service was great. We had about 5 waitresses assigned to our group. The pizzas were delicious, nice thin crust and the spaghetti with meatsauce, amazing. If you're looking for a place for a group, I would book this in a heartbeat. With a bunch of kids, this place was perfect, kids could be loud and in a private room, didn't disturb anyone. Price point for a set meal was great since it included tax & tip.

Visited October 2012
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ohio
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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Maze of a Restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I met my friends at this restaurant, but it took me a while to find them (ha)! The place is a maze of a building, with dining room after dining room after dining room all leading to more dining rooms! But I finally found my friends near the kitchen, but not before I wondered if I had selected the wrong di Beppo!

Never mind, from the family-style portions, the great salad and the amazing pasta and bread, the dinner here was quite memorable. And what a great Italian-colored atmosphere. Great service and just look at the delicious photos!

  • Visited September 2012
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Niagara, Canada
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“We won't return”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

This restaurant used to be a destination for us during our visits to Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, our visit on Labour Day weekend did not meet our expectations and proved to me once again that it is important to heed the warnings and ratings on tripadvisor.

My wife was already skeptical of Buca di Beppo from prior visits, but I was able to convince her to return with the promise of ordering lasagna. Just my luck, the lasagna was sold out. What's worse, we weren't told until several minutes after we'd ordered. Shouldn't the server know that a main Italian staple is not on offer?? The same thing occurred when ordering dessert, no tiramisu. When the waiter returned with the bad news, he added "and don't order the cannoli either, because we're out of that, too." So, I'm 0 for 3 on the items that I wanted. Like, why not just put up the "closed" sign?

The seats we were given were covered in food particles from the previous diners, and we weren't offered bread like we had come to expect. Its doubtful that the shortage extended to bread, since adjacent tables were enjoying theirs.

There are lots of other eating establishments in the general vicinity. Try them instead.

  • Visited September 2012
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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review, September 7, 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

First time we have dined there, the food comes family style and it is very good! Neat building right on the river!

Visited May 2012
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