Buca di Beppo
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Buca di Beppo

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Updated July 2024
Posted May 2024

Buca Di Beppo Menu Salads
Buca Di Peppo Menu
  • Salads
  • Soup

Buca Di Beppo Menu Appetizers
Buca Di Peppo Menu
  • Appetizers
  • Pizzas
  • Shareable Sides

Buca Di Beppo Menu Entrees
Buca Di Peppo Menu
  • Entrees
  • Stuffed Pastas
  • Specialty Pastas
  • Traditional Pastas
  • Fresh Bread

Buca Di Beppo Menu Lunch
Lunch Menu
  • Salads
  • Pastas
  • Soup
  • Handheld
  • Fresh Breads
  • Entrees
  • Desserts
  • Soda
  • Water
  • Coffee

Dinners are served family style for the entire table. Individual dishes are served at Lunchtime Weekdays.

Buca Di Beppo Menu Wine List

Buca Di Beppo Menu Vino

Buca Di Beppo For the Love of Pasta

Buca di Beppo Ice Water
Buca Di Beppo Water
Buca Di Beppo Water Glass

Buca Di Beppo Salt and Pepper
Buca Di Beppo Candle
Buca Di Beppo Salt and Pepper

Buca di Beppo Placemat

The Buca Birthday Song:
Meat-balls! Pasta!
We made them fresh
For you!
Home-made mar-i-nar-a...
Lots of garlic too!
It's your day to Bucaaa...
So we're here to say, have a Happy Birthday...
The Buca di Beppo way!

Buca Di Beppo Oil and Vinegar
Buca di Beppo Vinegar
Buca Di Beppo Oil and Vinegar

Buca di Beppo Complimentary Bread
Buca di Beppo Dipping Bread
Buca di Beppo Bread

Buca di Beppo

WIKIPEDIABuca di Beppo
American restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American food. The name roughly translates as "Joe's small place" from Italian (buca, which literally means "hole" or "pit", can be a dialectal word in Tuscany for a small room or place, and Beppo is a diminutive of the name Giuseppe). The chain of 81 establishments (76 company-owned, 5 franchises in UK) has been a subsidiary of Planet Hollywood since 2008. They are known for vintage photographs hung closely spaced throughout the restaurant.

The food at Buca di Beppo is served family style, each item served a la carte and shared among the dining party. Some locations also have a lunch menu, featuring individual-sized portions. Each room at Buca is themed, and all restaurants have a Pope table-the largest single table, round, in a room by itself, with a bust of the Pope as centerpiece.

Phil Roberts founded Buca di Beppo in 1993 as an imitation of "red sauce joints", Italian-American family restaurants in the northeast United States. Not Italian himself, Roberts wanted his restaurant's stereotypical depiction of Italian-American culture to be "intentionally in bad taste, but good-natured bad taste". He hired Vittorio Renda, a Milanese chef, and Roberts's architect son decorated the restaurant with Italians' family photographs from flea markets.

  • The first restaurant, named Buca Little Italy, was opened in the basement level of a Minneapolis apartment building in 1993 by Twin Cities restaurant company Parasole Restaurant Holdings. Five years later, it was spun off and renamed Buca di Beppo.
  • In 1996, a new CEO, Joseph Micatrotto, brought less exaggerated Italian-American cultural depictions, based on his family's history, to the chain as it prepared to go public.
  • By 1999, there were 20 locations when Buca, Inc. began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • In 2008, Planet Hollywood International agreed to purchase the Buca chain for US$28.5 million. Under terms of the deal, Buca became a wholly owned subsidiary of Planet Hollywood. Its founder, Robert Earl, restored Buca di Beppo's gaudy decor of photographs covering walls.
  • In 2011, Buca moved its headquarters from Minneapolis to Orlando, Florida, home of its parent company, citing financial incentives.
  • In 2012, Rick Tasman was named CEO & President.
  • In 2015, Rich Saultz was named the new CEO & President and is currently in that position.
  • By 2016, the company had 100 locations in the U.S. and U.K.

Other Wikipedia Citings

Buca di Beppo Famous Half Pound Meatball
Famous Half Pound Meatball
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Buca di Beppo Meatball

Buca di Beppo Meatball Marinara
Buca di Beppo Half Pound Meatball
Buca di Beppo Famous Meatball

Buca di Beppo The Check

Buca di Beppo Universal City Walk

Buca di Beppo Hollywood Universal

Buca di Beppo Valencia

Buca di Beppo 1-866-EAT-BUCA
Buca di Beppo Valencia Sign

Buca di Beppo Valencia Statue
Buca di Beppo Valencia Lounge
Buca di Beppo Valencia Lady Statue

Buca di Beppo Costco Gift Cards
Buca di Beppo Gift Cards
Buca di Beppo Gift Cards Costco

Buca di Beppo Shaq
Buca Di Beppo Gift Card
Buca di Beppo Dom DeLuise

Buca de Beppo Encino Front
Buca de Beppo Encino

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