Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

BUCA DI BEPPO FAMILY STYLE ITALIAN MENU

WHAT IS FAMILY STYLE DINING? WHAT IS FAMILY STYLE DINING AT BUCA DI BEPPO?

Family style dining is when large plates or platters are ordered for the table and shared with the group as you would at home, rather than ordering individual meals. In the spirit of Italian culture, at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, our classic Italian food is meant to be shared! Our entire menu, from appetizers, fresh salads, classic pastas, side dishes, and even our World Famous Meatballs and desserts, are all offered in small or larger platters. Your favorite Italian food is meant to be passed around the table so you can try a little of this and a little of that!

HOW BIG ARE BUCA DI BEPPO PORTIONS? HOW MANY SERVINGS IN A PORTION AT BUCA DI BEPPO?

A Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant near you serves classic Italian food in two size platters: Buca Small® serves two to three people and Buca Large® feeds an average sized country! Well, actually, our large platters serve five or more. If you only have 4 people, don’t worry. Everyone loves Italian food leftovers to take home!
Buca Italian Catering is available in Half Pans to serve 10 people, and Full Pans to serve 20 people. Buca Party Pans make every meal feel like a celebration! Easily order catering online for your next office lunch or family gathering at home.

WHAT IS ON THE BUCA DI BEPPO RESTAURANT MENU?

Buca di Beppo’s menu offers family style platters of classic Italian food cooked from scratch in our kitchens every day! From our appetizers and salads, to our hearty lasagna, stuffed pastas, specialty entrees, and decadent desserts. At Buca, guests enjoy the Italian traditions of great Italian food, friendship and hospitality. We offer Lunch Specials, Dinner Menu and Catering Menu featuring the best Italian food with something for everyone to enjoy. VIEW THE FULL BUCA MENU HERE. 

IS BUCA DI BEPPO OPEN FOR LUNCH?

Yes, Buca is open for lunch with great specials and lunch combos served for a fun escape from the ordinary lunch! Visit our Locations Page to find the Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant location near you and view our lunch operating hours. Click to view the Buca di Beppo Lunch Specials menu.

WHAT IS BUCA DI BEPPO KNOWN FOR? WHAT IS BUCA DI BEPPO’S SIGNATURE DISH?

Buca di Beppo is known for classic Italian food served in generous family style portions meant to be passed and shared around our tables. If you love classic Italian American food, you love Buca!
Buca di Beppo guest favorites and signature dishes include our Buca World Famous Meatballs. The half-pound meatballs topped with our homemade marinara sauce u0026 creamy ricotta has fans worldwide, including some major celebrities! Check out the photos on our walls to see the famous faces eating our famous meatballs!
Don’t miss our Mozzarella Garlic Bread, Baked Rigatoni with spicy Italian sausage u0026 meat sauce, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni, Chicken Parmigiana and our Penne San Remo with chicken breast, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes in white wine cream sauce.
Save room for dessert! End with a Chocolate Chip Cannoli, seasonal Buddy V’s cake selections, or better yet, don’t choose! Order our Dolce Platter with Tiramisu, Double Dark Chocolate Cake, Homemade Cheesecake u0026 Italian Crème Cake for the ultimate taste of Italian desserts!

WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 MOST LOVED ITALIAN AMERICAN DISHES? WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR ITALIAN FOOD IN AMERICA?

1. Pizza
2. Spaghetti and Meatballs
3. Lasagna
4. Penne alla Vodka
5. Baked Ziti
6. Cheesy Garlic Bread
7. Chicken Parmesan
8. Sausage and Peppers
9. Cioppino
10. Fettuccine Alfredo
 
You can eat most of these Italian American dishes at Buca every day! The most popular Italian food in America is pizza, followed by spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and classic pasta dishes. Buca di Beppo makes each of these favorite Italian restaurant dishes from scratch every day! Pick from your choice of top Italian dishes, including pizza, for lunch, dinner and catering. Pizza lovers should try Buca signature pizzas including the Margherita, traditional Italian version of a cheese pizza, PepperoniPizza Con Formaggio, and Spicy Arrabbiata pizza with spicy Italian sausage and pepperoni. We don’t limit you to just pizza, visit our MENU ONLINE for our full list of Italian favorites.
Hungry for great Italian Food? Make RESERVATIONS to dine in, or ORDER NOW and get your favorite Italian food take out, curbside pickup or delivery.

WHAT IS BUCA DI BEPPO’S BEST PASTA?

Buca di Beppo makes a variety of classic Italian pasta dishes to please every taste! We think the best pasta at Buca di Beppo is the one you’re sharing with family and friends! Our Spaghetti u0026 Meatballs features our World Famous half-pound meatballs with homemade marinara sauce sure to thrill adults and kids alike. Try our Spicy Chicken Rigatoni with chicken breast, garlic, crushed red pepper u0026 peas in spicy rosa sauce to bring the heat. Pescatarians will love our Shrimp Fra Diavolo with garlic shrimp u0026 crushed red pepper with penne in spicy rosa sauce. Looking for a plant based or vegetarian pasta dish at Buca? Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Cheese Ravioli and Cheese Manicotti are hearty meat free options. Buca is always happy to accommodate all dietary preferences. Ask your server about our Vegetarian and Gluten Sensitive menu options.
Make your RESERVATIONS to dine in or place an online ORDER NOW for take out, curbside pick up or delivery.

DOES BUCA DI BEPPO HAVE CHICKEN PARMESAN?

Yes! You can call it Chicken Parmesan or Chicken Parm, we call it Chicken Parmigiana and it’s one of our most popular dishes. We also offer Eggplant Parmigiana for our vegetarian guests. View our full lunch, dinner and catering menu online anytime.

DOES BUCA DI BEPPO HAVE CHICKEN MARSALA?

Yes! Chicken Marsala sauteed with baby portobello mushrooms in a traditional Marsala wine reduction is available for lunch, dinner and catering. View our full lunch, dinner and catering menu online anytime.

DOES BUCA HAVE VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY ITEMS?

Yes! Buca has vegetarian menu items from apps to desserts brimming with robust Italian flavor. Start with Mozzarella Caprese vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil u0026 basil-infused olive oil, Bruschetta, and our irresistibly melty Fried Mozzarella served with our homemade marinara sauce. Our popular Apple Gorgonzola salad is a light and flavorful way to start your Buca Italian feast. Pass Mozzarella Garlic Bread with our vegetarian pasta dishes including Eggplant Parmigiana topped with our homemade marinara sauce, Roma tomatoes, basil u0026 mozzarella or Ravioli Al Pomodoro cheese-filled ravioli with our homemade marinara sauce. Share plates of vegetarian friendly Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, and Cheese Manicotti when looking for meat free pasta. Buca is always happy to accommodate all dietary preferences, view our VEGETARIAN MENU ONLINE for our full list of vegetarian Italian favorites.

HOW BIG ARE BUCA DI BEPPO MEATBALLS?

Everything is bigger at Buca! Our World Famous Meatballs are a whopping half-pound each! Dig in, an order feeds 5 and comes topped with our homemade marinara sauce u0026 creamy ricotta. You can also enjoy our famous half-pound meatballs in our signature Spaghetti u0026 Meatballs pasta dish.
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