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“Family style”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Buca di Beppo - CLOSED

Buca di Beppo
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: East Juneau Avenue
Transit: MCTS bus stop at Van Buren and Juneau.
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.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Family style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The restaurant is large, but gets very crowded. Make reservations for large groups. Food is good and portions are huge! Parking can be a bit of a hassle during busy times.

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English first
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bland and dried out.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

I bragged this place up to our group if friends, so 6 of us visited Buca's in Milwaukee on Saturday night. Our waitress was great. Very friendly. The chopped salad was fantastic...we should have need our meal with that, because the rest of the meal was not very good. The lasagna was very dry and bland...where was the Italian flavor?? The penne with vodka sauce was the same...bland and dry! The sauce was pretty much nonexistent! We were all disappointed, and I am sure my friends will hesitate to take a suggestion from me anytime soon!

I will say that the atmosphere is very cool, and everyone is very friendly.

  • Visited April 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
“A So So Date”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

service was slow and food was not very warm. Other than that I thought it was a nice place. It was clean not loud and the food tasted good just not warm.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
2 reviews
“This Place sucks!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Terrible lasagna that they say will be ready in 10 minutes but actually takes 20. Their lasagna tasted funny and was lukewarm when we got it home. their chicken parmesan was soggy as well. Total chain crap!

Visited February 2013
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Thank Scott M
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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
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? Please make sure to include the location in your e-mail. We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you.
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Milwaukee, WI
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Italian food for the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Good Italian comfort food and plenty for the entire family. Our son gets to pick the restaurant we go to for his birthday and for years, he has been picking Buca di Beppo. With just our family or a crowd of 17 year old boys, it never disappoints.

Visited June 2012
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