If you’ve never stepped into a neighborhood Buca di Beppo or gotten any Buca takeout, you may be wondering what it is you’d be getting yourself into if you did. With a name that sounds like the name of a jolly Italian cartoon character and portions that you should not attempt to eat all on your own, the whole Buca di Beppo experience can seem like somewhat of an enigma to the uninitiated. So we’ve compiled a list of 5 important things to know before your first visit!
- Our food’s served family-style!
The first thing you should know about us is that we’re family friendly. So family-friendly, in fact, that everything on our menu is made to be passed around. Most entrées come in two sizes – the Buca Small which feeds two or more or the Buca Large which feeds four or more. Even our appetizers, salads, sides and desserts are big enough to be split up among friends and family. We recommend starting your Buca di Beppo meal with some of our garlicky, fresh baked bread then proceeding from there.
- We deliver.
For extra gigantic catering orders, we’re happy go the extra mile and deliver your fresh, authentic pastas to your home or party venue, exactly when you need them. Delivery drop off locations must be with 10 miles of the nearest Buca di Beppo and delivery fees may apply.
- We throw great parties.
At Buca di Beppo, our first passion is food of course. Our second passion would have to be celebration! Each one of our restaurants has multiple banquet rooms for private parties of all sizes. Our walls are decked out with celebratory décor in every room and our friendly staff is always ready to help with party setup. Our special Chef’s Table and Pope Table are particularly great for birthdays. We also have a stellar catering service so you can take Buca anywhere you feel like getting festive.
- One pasta pan feeds 20.
The Buca Catering menu is designed for feeding a crowd. More specifically – an Italian-loving crowd! A single full-size pasta pan will easily feed 20 pasta fans and, for those that prefer less pasta, many of our salads and classic Italian entrées are available in catering pans too. Think eggplant or chicken parmesan, buttery cooked salmon, prosciutto-stuffed chicken breast and tangy apple gorgonzola salad!
- We have over 95 locations.
What began as a basement bistro in Minneapolis has grown out into 95 separate locations, each of them vibrantly unique. While the atmosphere and the personality of each location varies, they all have one thing in common. They all encourage family fun and togetherness! Visit the main site to find the Buca di Beppo near you.