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 ... More
Buca Di Beppo
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 up to two and BUCA LARGE feeds up to four. 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.
This isn't real Italian food. It taste like something you can get from Fazoli's. First of all anyone that has tasted real Italian food (not the Italian food from AMERICAN Italians, real boot country Italian) would know that this is equivalent to Taco Bell claiming to be Mexican food. When I walked in and saw a bunch of Americans in the kitchen area I knew I was in for some wannabe BS!! Then in the hallway were 20 kids (not including the party of children already seated) standing everywhere blocking the walkway and the parents or chaperones were just letting them stand in the way. The atmosphere was like being at a Chuck E Cheese's birthday party, unruly children everywhere, screaming, shouting, arguing, and horsing around. Now we ordered a big meatball and the chicken carbonara. Now I will admit the servings were fricken huge but quantity can't always substitute quality. The carbonara was dry as a bone, so I ordered extra alfredo sauce thinking it would cheeze it up. Instead I got just a big bowl of watered down alfredo sauce. I had to add damn near the whole jar of parmesan cheeze to thicken it up and make it rich and cheezy. The meatball was ok but the whole meal lacked real authentic Italian spices. It taste like some stuff you get at a school cafeteria. On top of all this, the prices were a tad bit high for what they were offering.
Bottom line, well I guess if you are someone who has never left Indiana or been to a real Italian family owned restaurant then this place will work for you. Real foreign food enthusiast should stay the heck away from this place. Its a slap in the face to authentic Italian culture, almost to the point of being stereotypical and racist. Want real, Italian food made by a REAL Italian go to Matteo's in Noblesville or go to Maggiano's, which is about as close to real Italian food as you can get, at least the chefs are Italian there.
Poor service. We waited 45 minutes for our manicotti and this was after the lunch rush. Caesar salad was too fishy and I am pretty sure they used Kraft grated paremesan. The manicotti was disgustingly dry (both the shell and the cheese).
I recently ate with a group of seventeen. The place was initially very intriguing, with spectacular decor and a very amusing atmosphere. However, upon being seated and served extremely warm cola, the extreme noise level drove me and several atendees to headaches beyond our wildist nightmares. I eventually had to leave- My migrane was driving me mad.
The others, however, seemed to have had an alright time. The portions were massive and the ammount of leftovers brought back to me were ridiculous.
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