Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1204 Harmon Place

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

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  • 612-288-0138

About Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

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  • Italian Restaurants
Details
  • Carry Out
Hours
M-Th 11am-10pm, F-Sa 11am-11pm, Su 11am-9pm
Emails
  • famiglia@bucainc.com
Phones
  • Fax (612-341-0496)
Year Established
  • 1993
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Products
  • Italian Food
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
Specialties
  • Catering
  • Family Meals
  • Banquets
  • Delivery
  • Online Ordering
Payment Options
  • American Express
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Services
  • Family Style Dining
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Dinner
Lunch

Soup & Salads

Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

    Fresh Breads

    Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

      Appetizers

      Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

        Entrees

        Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

          Fresh From Italy

          Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

            Specialty Pastas

            Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

              Stuffed Pastas

              Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

                Traditional Pastas

                Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

                  Pizzas

                  Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing • Buca Small Serves up to 3 • Buca Large Serves up to 5

                    Shareable Sides

                    Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing

                      Shareable Desserts

                      Generous Portions Are Made For Sharing

                        Kids Menu

                        For children 10 and under | Includes Milk, Water or Sparkling Water
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                          I like how you have to go through the kitchen to get to the restaurant.

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                          ★★★★★

                          I like how you have to go through the kitchen to get to the restaurant.

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                          If you're in the mood to stuff your face with piles and piles of not particularly great food, Buca is your place. It's loud, fun (if you like loud) and always busy. The food is, well, average. Grocery store deli counter average.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          If you're in the mood to stuff your face with piles and piles of not particularly great food, Buca is your place. It's loud, fun (if you like loud) and always busy. The food is, well, average. Grocery store deli counter average.

                          Pros: Huge piles of food at reasonable prices. Decent service.

                          Cons: If you think this is great Italian, you've never had great Italian. Noisy. Frathouse noisy.

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                          After many visits to Buca de Beppo in Minneapolis and suffering through the long, sometimes miscalcutated, wait times we decided to try eating at the bar. This is the way to go at this place. We have had two different bartenders and we

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          After many visits to Buca de Beppo in Minneapolis and suffering through the long, sometimes miscalcutated, wait times we decided to try eating at the bar. This is the way to go at this place. We have had two different bartenders and we

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                          Buca's serves good food it just isn't authentic Italian. What they serve is immigrant food. There is nothing wrong with that, just don't expect Italian, expect Italian American. If you go into the experience knowing what to expect you will have a great dining experience.

                          3
                          ★★★☆☆

                          Buca's serves good food it just isn't authentic Italian. What they serve is immigrant food. There is nothing wrong with that, just don't expect Italian, expect Italian American. If you go into the experience knowing what to expect you will have a great dining experience.

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                          Having been to Italy, I was not expecting authentic Italian food, nor was I dissappointed that Buca doesn't serve authentic Italian. However, the food is delicious! I took some friends who were visiting me from out of town to Buca last

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Having been to Italy, I was not expecting authentic Italian food, nor was I dissappointed that Buca doesn't serve authentic Italian. However, the food is delicious! I took some friends who were visiting me from out of town to Buca last

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                          I've been to Buca plenty of times, but this was the first time at this location. We made reservations for 18 people for a birthday. We weren't told that 18 people would have to be split between 2 tables - we would have gone elsewhere.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          I've been to Buca plenty of times, but this was the first time at this location. We made reservations for 18 people for a birthday. We weren't told that 18 people would have to be split between 2 tables - we would have gone elsewhere.

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                          If you are looking to get a huge plate for cheap, this is a place to be. If you are looking for fine Italian dining, Bucca isnt your place as it isnt mine. All servings are huge and all taste almost the same; it seems they use the same

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          If you are looking to get a huge plate for cheap, this is a place to be. If you are looking for fine Italian dining, Bucca isnt your place as it isnt mine. All servings are huge and all taste almost the same; it seems they use the same

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                          I went there to eat and after i read these reviews and i was shocked!!! I had an exelent waiter he explained everything about family sizes and stuff and we asked for advice and ggave us exelent comments. We went there right at 5 when they

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          I went there to eat and after i read these reviews and i was shocked!!! I had an exelent waiter he explained everything about family sizes and stuff and we asked for advice and ggave us exelent comments. We went there right at 5 when they

                          Pros: FREE PARKING!, Delishous, Very fresh food

                          Cons: small, not for 2 (date)

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                          i was very surprised by the authenticity of the food that this place offered. i went there with friends for a birthday and it was the most italian place ive been to, ever. they have great food and excellent people who work there and they do everything to make your stay there very good. nice rates are another added bonus.

                          5
                          ★★★★★

                          i was very surprised by the authenticity of the food that this place offered. i went there with friends for a birthday and it was the most italian place ive been to, ever. they have great food and excellent people who work there and they do everything to make your stay there very good. nice rates are another added bonus.

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                          Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best place to go for authentice italian cuisine. The quantity is huge and the prices are excellent in relation to the quantity. The service is homey and friendly. We always have a great time when we go here.

                          5
                          ★★★★★

                          Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best place to go for authentice italian cuisine. The quantity is huge and the prices are excellent in relation to the quantity. The service is homey and friendly. We always have a great time when we go here.

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                          We thought the food was very good, and the service also was great. Interesting photos on the wall, noisy when busy due to hard ceilings that don't absorb sound well. Enjoyed the visit.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          We thought the food was very good, and the service also was great. Interesting photos on the wall, noisy when busy due to hard ceilings that don't absorb sound well. Enjoyed the visit.

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                          The last two times we've been there, we've had poor service. One wait staff smelled like a brewery. The next time, when the waitress asked for our drink orders and my wife didn't order booze, she asked "why not?" For any number of

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          The last two times we've been there, we've had poor service. One wait staff smelled like a brewery. The next time, when the waitress asked for our drink orders and my wife didn't order booze, she asked "why not?" For any number of

                          Cons: rude, inappropriate, boozy wait staff

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                          We had a party of 8 and ordered 3 platters. They had brought them out to us at staggered times. First the Ravioli was brought out, and the noodles were gooey. When brought to there attention we were told "that's how fresh noodles

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          We had a party of 8 and ordered 3 platters. They had brought them out to us at staggered times. First the Ravioli was brought out, and the noodles were gooey. When brought to there attention we were told "that's how fresh noodles

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                          I have been to two different Buca's a total of three times. The food was nothing special. They do handle large groups. In fact, that is why I will not go back. Too loud, too spotty on service.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          I have been to two different Buca's a total of three times. The food was nothing special. They do handle large groups. In fact, that is why I will not go back. Too loud, too spotty on service.

                          Cons: , Too loud, Long wait

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                          Midwesterners tend to mix quality and quantity in reviews. Yes, Buca makes large portions. Yes, they pack you in. Yes, you are spoon fed the idea that a restaurant like this is representive of Authentic Italian Cuisine. Yes, you are

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Midwesterners tend to mix quality and quantity in reviews. Yes, Buca makes large portions. Yes, they pack you in. Yes, you are spoon fed the idea that a restaurant like this is representive of Authentic Italian Cuisine. Yes, you are

                          Pros: Lots of food

                          Cons: Lots of bad food

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                          Are you people mad? Whoever thinks this restuarant sells itself as serving authentic Italian food must have paid no attention to what country they were in when they ate there, what language the waiter was speaking, or what language the

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Are you people mad? Whoever thinks this restuarant sells itself as serving authentic Italian food must have paid no attention to what country they were in when they ate there, what language the waiter was speaking, or what language the

                          Pros: Good food, San Marzano Tomatoes

                          Cons: LOUD

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                          As an Italian American, I can say 100% Buca is FAR from Italian. Yes the ambience of their restaurants are fun, their idea of Chicken Cacciatore slopped on overly garlic (Italian food is not as garlicky has most thing it is) mashed

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          As an Italian American, I can say 100% Buca is FAR from Italian. Yes the ambience of their restaurants are fun, their idea of Chicken Cacciatore slopped on overly garlic (Italian food is not as garlicky has most thing it is) mashed

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                          I went once. Tried it again. Went a third time. Still, all I could find was various preparations of sausage and thin marinara sauce. I wanted to request earplugs and a fan, but thought it to be rude. WAY too loud and WAY too hot. Unless

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          I went once. Tried it again. Went a third time. Still, all I could find was various preparations of sausage and thin marinara sauce. I wanted to request earplugs and a fan, but thought it to be rude. WAY too loud and WAY too hot. Unless

                          Pros: Good for BIG groups, Sausage lovers, Loud & Sweaty people

                          Cons: Not good for < 10, Nothing without meat, Forget talking

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                          Now, after reading several of these reviews, I see that almost everyone has COMPLETELY MISSED THE POINT!
                          Here it is: BUCA is NOT technically "Italian" food. It is Southern IMMIGRANT Italian. This is the food they made on arrival to the

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Now, after reading several of these reviews, I see that almost everyone has COMPLETELY MISSED THE POINT!
                          Here it is: BUCA is NOT technically "Italian" food. It is Southern IMMIGRANT Italian. This is the food they made on arrival to the

                          .

                          Buca is only pleasant when the group our are with is special and fun. THe food is not especially good and it is very expensive for what you do get.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Buca is only pleasant when the group our are with is special and fun. THe food is not especially good and it is very expensive for what you do get.

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                          "Best of"??? Give us all a break! Is this skewed rating the result of partial brain death with all the "me-too's" casting a lazy vote? I've had a better meal out of a dumpster. The tomato sauce has the distinct aromatic properties of

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          "Best of"??? Give us all a break! Is this skewed rating the result of partial brain death with all the "me-too's" casting a lazy vote? I've had a better meal out of a dumpster. The tomato sauce has the distinct aromatic properties of

                          Pros: Cheap eats, Fast service, Everybody can eat

                          Cons: Bland as sawdust, Claustrophobic, Over-rated & mindless

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                          Are you kidding me? Buca is Italian like Red Lobster is seafood. It is the most horrible excuse for Italian other than Olive Garden that I have ever seen. However, if you don't know any better it would seem good.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Are you kidding me? Buca is Italian like Red Lobster is seafood. It is the most horrible excuse for Italian other than Olive Garden that I have ever seen. However, if you don't know any better it would seem good.

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                          I like the atmosphere, but the food was largely disappointing. Not worth the top spot but a good family restaurant.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          I like the atmosphere, but the food was largely disappointing. Not worth the top spot but a good family restaurant.

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                          Love the family style atmosphere. And the food is very good. I don't know what some of these reviewer ate, but everything I had was wonderful. Their olive oil is to die for!! This is a fabulous, family-style restaurant with great food and

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Love the family style atmosphere. And the food is very good. I don't know what some of these reviewer ate, but everything I had was wonderful. Their olive oil is to die for!! This is a fabulous, family-style restaurant with great food and

                          Pros: Great food, Fun atmosphere

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                          I have always found Buca to be a fun and invigorating establishment, no matter which location I have visited. The garlic mashed potatoes are like heaven on earth..........I have lived in Boston and NYC and I have definetly enjoyed some of

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          I have always found Buca to be a fun and invigorating establishment, no matter which location I have visited. The garlic mashed potatoes are like heaven on earth..........I have lived in Boston and NYC and I have definetly enjoyed some of

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                          Go for the ambience, not the food. Great for big groups, otherwise skip this restaurant.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Go for the ambience, not the food. Great for big groups, otherwise skip this restaurant.

                          Pros: Large Portions

                          Cons: Average Tasting Food

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                          For those who comment that this is not authentic or does not taste like food in Italy, I think you are missing the point of Buca. This is a fun, loud, group friendly, reasonably priced restaurant selling the food that Italian immigrants

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          For those who comment that this is not authentic or does not taste like food in Italy, I think you are missing the point of Buca. This is a fun, loud, group friendly, reasonably priced restaurant selling the food that Italian immigrants

                          Pros: atmosphere, value, freshness of food

                          Cons: waiting, cramped dining room, waiting

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                          While West Omahans go on and on about this place I found it tacky, dirty, and the staff rude. it shouldnt take 2 and a half hours to get a bowl of spaghetti and bread. As far as Italian chains go I would much rather go to Olive Garden.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          While West Omahans go on and on about this place I found it tacky, dirty, and the staff rude. it shouldnt take 2 and a half hours to get a bowl of spaghetti and bread. As far as Italian chains go I would much rather go to Olive Garden.

                          Cons: crowded, atmosphere, overpriced

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                          The restaurant was too crowed, the food was only average and it's quite noisy

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          The restaurant was too crowed, the food was only average and it's quite noisy

                          Pros: ok food

                          Cons: crowded, loud, average

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                          Buca's is not "the best" when it comes to Italian food. The food is pretty good, and you will not walk away hungry, that is for certain! I LOVE the green beans! Silly, I know, but they are really good. I question the homemade factor of

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Buca's is not "the best" when it comes to Italian food. The food is pretty good, and you will not walk away hungry, that is for certain! I LOVE the green beans! Silly, I know, but they are really good. I question the homemade factor of

                          Pros: Decent menu, Good food

                          Cons: Busy, There is better!

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                          If you want REAL Italian...check out this little place called Buono Sera's in Champlin off of West River Road. They will also be opening another one in Stillwater.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          If you want REAL Italian...check out this little place called Buono Sera's in Champlin off of West River Road. They will also be opening another one in Stillwater.

                          Pros: Ok Food, Accomodates Groups

                          Cons: Loud and Noisy, Not a date restaurant, High Prices

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                          be careful what you all order-- portions are GIGANTIC!!! The wonderfully lumpy red-skinned garlic mashed potatoes are slathered in butter and tons of garlic-- they're the best I've ever had (Burnsville location)

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          be careful what you all order-- portions are GIGANTIC!!! The wonderfully lumpy red-skinned garlic mashed potatoes are slathered in butter and tons of garlic-- they're the best I've ever had (Burnsville location)

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                          I would recomend this place for large groups and outgoing guests. Try reserving the Lazy Susan table (there's one for sure in the Eden Prairie location). It has the head of the pope in the center and is great for entertaining. I recommend

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          I would recomend this place for large groups and outgoing guests. Try reserving the Lazy Susan table (there's one for sure in the Eden Prairie location). It has the head of the pope in the center and is great for entertaining. I recommend

                          Pros: Large Servings, Fun enviroment

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                          Give me a break! Best Italian food in the Twin Cities? This calls into question all of the ratings as far as I'm concerned. People who even rate this as authentic Italian food are once again confusing qauntity with any sort of quality.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Give me a break! Best Italian food in the Twin Cities? This calls into question all of the ratings as far as I'm concerned. People who even rate this as authentic Italian food are once again confusing qauntity with any sort of quality.

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                          This is a great place for FAMILIES or GROUPS of people to go! Served in family style manor.. But Very Very good food overall!!

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          This is a great place for FAMILIES or GROUPS of people to go! Served in family style manor.. But Very Very good food overall!!

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                          This is so NOT italian food but typical midwestern, bland fare. Garlic mashed potatos? Go to Venice some day and see how often that's served! Most of the menu could be made by any novice cook. If your idea of Italian is Olive Garden,

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          This is so NOT italian food but typical midwestern, bland fare. Garlic mashed potatos? Go to Venice some day and see how often that's served! Most of the menu could be made by any novice cook. If your idea of Italian is Olive Garden,

                          Pros: filling

                          Cons: bland, boring

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                          Buca's was such a great dining experience! The waitress'/hosts' were fabulous and the meal itself was outstanding to say the least.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Buca's was such a great dining experience! The waitress'/hosts' were fabulous and the meal itself was outstanding to say the least.

                          Pros: good parking, inexpensive

                          Cons: crowded, loud

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                          Buca is consistently overrated by folks who simply don't recognize good Italian food.

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Buca is consistently overrated by folks who simply don't recognize good Italian food.

                          Cons: too noisy, too much food, mediocre quality

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                          Love this place. One of the best places in the country to take a group of people for dinner. Watch out - everything is served family style, and the portions are incredibly large. Make sure you save room for dessert - the tiramisu is to

                          3
                          ★★★★★

                          Love this place. One of the best places in the country to take a group of people for dinner. Watch out - everything is served family style, and the portions are incredibly large. Make sure you save room for dessert - the tiramisu is to

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                          Buca may be a fun place, especially for large groups and usually satisfies an empty, but there is nothing special to their food. It's pre-prepared food. It's food for the masses.

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                          ★★★★★

                          Buca may be a fun place, especially for large groups and usually satisfies an empty, but there is nothing special to their food. It's pre-prepared food. It's food for the masses.

                          Pros: feeds a lot of people

                          Cons: LOUD

                          Message from Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

                          If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. The Minneapolis, MN Buca at Harmon Place and South 12th Street is just down the street from the renovated Orpheum Theatre, perfectly situated for dinner and a show. At Buca you can relax among our fun and funky dining room decor while you dine on delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas. As the #1 destination for authentic Italian specialties served family style, we always make you feel like family. Let our attentive staff serve up heaping helpings of all of your favorite dishes prepared specially for you by our team of talented chefs. Whether it’s dinner for two or the entire extended family, we make sure that every meal you share with us is memorable. Call us to reserve one of our semi-private dining rooms for those special events coming up on the calendar. We’re also the absolute best when it comes to catering. We have a variety of specialty packages created just for you or you can mix and match to create your own menu. Come to your Minneapolis Buca for lunch or dinner today and let us make all of your dining and catering reservations while you’re here.

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