Midvale >Buca di Beppo
935 East Fort Union Boulevard, Midvale, UT | Directions 8404740.622182 -111.865338
M-Th 11:30am-10pm, F-Sa 11:30am-11pm, Su 11:30am-9pm
HATED WHAT WAITRESS STRONGLY SUGGESTED – WAITRESS STRONGLY SUGGESTED HER "FAVORITE DISH" OVER WHAT WE HAD DECIDED. WE HATED AND DID NOT EAT THIS SUPPOSEDLY SPICY CHICKEN DISH. HARD TO FIND THE CHICKEN. TOOK IT HOME DOGS WILL LOVE IT. LOVED THE SALAD AND BREAD. PROBABLY WON'T RETURN. VERY EXPENSIVE DOG FOOD. VERY EXPENSIVE MEAL.
Great Time For All – I love going to this restaurant. The food is great and the service is exceptional. Everyone makes you feel like you are with friends. My only critisism would be trying to get their on line coupons. It is very difficult, in fact the process is so difficult, I was never able to get to the point I could print out anything.
Overpriced and exaggerated portion sizes – I came to Buca Di Beppo recently for the first time and was not impressed. First off, the prices are pretty ridiculous. They say that the "group" meals provide enough food to serve three, but I would disagree. The portion sizes are more suited to serve two, not three. I ordered two "small" portion sizes (the menu says that "small" will typically serve 3) and both items came in odd numbers - one of them included five servings of the food item, and the other one included two servings of the food item. These two plates cost a small fortune, too! I think Buca Di Beppo could at least afford to give customers an even number to split between three people! I admit, the food tasted good, although I was not all that impressed. For the price I paid, I would definitely not come back to this restaurant. On top of the food items I ordered, there was of course the extra 20% I had to pay to our server, who was not at all helpful. He seldom came by our table and we only got refills when we were almost finished.
Bottom line - I do not recommend going here. I think it is overrated and overpriced. The food was good, but not by a longshot worth the prices they charge. Add on top of that the fact that your waiter/waitress expects a 20% tip, regardless of whether or not they made an effort to earn it. The atmosphere of Bucca Di Beppo is interesting and unique (I personally didn't enjoy it that much - loud/obnoxious colors, general claustrophobia, and extremely annoying music to go with), but not worth the price you will pay to eat there. Instead, I'd recommend the lunch menu at Olive Garden or Macaroni Grille - you'll pay less for it, and most likely get better food/service/atmosphere.
Some Great stuff... some very average stuff – 3.5 Stars. I liked Buca di Beppo, I didn't love it. I would definitely recommend going with a large group, 7-10 people is about right. The boisterous atmosphere is great for a big party and there is less risk in ordering since you'll be having several family style dishes you can simply avoid the 'misses'. And there will be misses, the fettucine alfredo is quite bland for instance, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised at some dishes.
Family style but cramped tables, poor service and low quality food – The bread wasn't bad, but I expect fantastic bread from an Italian restraunt. I didn't like the family style thing, I don't wanna share and we ordered way too much food for 2 adults 1 child. In the end I left everything for my sister to take home. It was over seasoned but bland underneath which I hate. The wait for our food was ridiculous and our waitress kept disapearing like she was doing the cooking.
Get cozy with friends and family and enjoy an Italian feast at this loved-by-locals restaurant. – In Short
Homesick for your mother's Italian cooking? Grab your appetite and head to this restaurant, where the friendly wait staff will serve up portions of Colosseum-esque proportions, like spaghetti and meatballs loaded with savory tomato sauce and lots of pungent garlic. Dishes center on Southern Italian immigrant fare, and are meant to be shared family-style with a large goblet of wine-to enhance the taste, of course. The ornate décor with walls covered in vintage photos evokes a warm homey feel that welcomes customers to dine among the other families and loyal customers. Buon Appetito!
First Review since 2003... – Anyway, this is a mediocre, middle-of-the-road Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is good for a group or party and kids love this place because they serve mid-scale standard fare for the bland palatte.
Great family style restaurant! – My whole family loves Buca. Moving to Utah from the east coast - there are not too many places that serve good Italian food. Buca is great. Their caesar salad and chicken marsala are the best!
Don't bother – If you need to feed a hoarde of people for a decent price, maybe try Bucca di Beppo, unless you mind not getting the best tasting food. Been there 3 times & each time the food was just not good. Its not horrible, just not anything I would want to pay for (luckily, every time I've been was for some group event, so I've never had to pay). Plus they walk you right through the kitchen on the way to your table - its so weird. I don't want random, dirty people anywhere near MY cooking food, but that's just me. It is decorated nicely, although it can be a bit of maze to get to the bathroom or the exit. Nice atmosphere. Bad food.
Bad food, really expensive – I really can't remember the last time I ate at a bad restaurant. I had heard this place was good and we live right across the street, so my wife and I took my brother and sister in law there for dinner. We had the calamari as an appetizer, an alfredo shrimp dish and a special, a wrapped meatball dish. Everything was very expensive and, quite honestly, very bad. The alfredo dish tasted salty and bland, like a base white sauce, and the shrimp tasted like it had been frozen for a long time. The meatball dish was bland and just didn't taste good. Their portions are huge, but the food was so bad we didn't even take anything home.
The worst restaurant I have been to in recent memory.
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