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Great food, fun atmosphere

I have been here twice, the first time for a private party. We received a private room, great attention. The food was awesome. Rich but not too heavy. I had the salmon with pine nuts and pesto. I tried to copy that recipe at home right away. Pasta was a bit mushy but still good. Prices are right on the fence. Second time, server was good. Food was just as good as I remembered. One thing that confused me was the table in the kitchen. I don't know why anyone would want to sit there. Too noisy, busy.



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Should've went somewhere else.

I've seen Buca Di Beppo many times driving through Franklin. I checked out the reviews online and thought it sounded like a great place to eat based on all of the raving reviews. I was expecting something along the lines of Macaroni Grill in a different light.

Well, I walked in and it looked alright. I was walked through the kitchen, and then to a table. The atmosphere was nice. It was a little different with all of the pictures, and Christmas lights hanging around everywhere.

My waiter was polite, but always seemed to be in a hurry even though it wasn't busy. No big deal. Apparently, this place usually serves parties of 2 or more. The dinner menu is designed in those portions. Small feeds 2, and large feeds 3 or more. The waiter was nice enough to let me order off of the lunch menu since I was by myself. So far so good.

The waiter brought back my sweet tea, which wasn't all that great. Then he left me some bread, which was cold, and poured some olive oil into a plate to dip in. No seasoning or anything. Just oil. I'm open minded so I tried it. If you've ever used super glue, and accelerator, then you'll know what the oil tasted like. Seriously, it tasted like accelerator. Disgusting.

I ordered spaghetti and meatballs. You can't go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs. You can't, it's too simple. Well, apparently you can go wrong. It was terrible. Why? The supposed meatballs turned out to be a meatball. Or rather, a meat loaf. I like meat loaf though so I tolerated it. The spaghetti was alright, nothing special. The sauce could've been good had it not been so watery after the initial thick top. Meaning someone probably didn't drain the noodles enough, the meat loaf was super greasy, or maybe the sauce was watery itself. Overall, though the taste wasn't good at all. Greasy meat with cheap noodles, and chunky.watery canned type sauce.

I had high expectations. The whole adventure cost me $16 ($2 tip included). I would've rather paid an extra $5-10 to go to Macaroni Grill or anywhere else really. I wont be dining here again.

So again, good service, nice people, a pleasant atmosphere, but terrible food.



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Affordable date place for college students!

My boyfriend and I eat at Buca ALL the time. We're college students on a tight budget and find that Buca is one of the most affordable places for date nights, because the portions are large enough to share. The desserts are delicious and if you get on the emailing list you get discounts all the time. Service is usually amazing, we've only had one waiter that wasn't great (we think it was his first day)

We highly recommend it.



Love it!

A big group of us eat there for my birthday every year! Pretty cheap if you slip the bill because the servings are HUGE! =D



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Great for your Family or large group

This place is family style so come hungry or with a large group ready to share. I love it and will keep coming back.



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Great food, best pizza anywhere, great customer service

My husband and I decided to give Buca di Beppo a try (we usually eat at Carraba's when we want Italian), since we were going to be in Cool Springs. The place looks a little divey when you walk in, and the hostess takes you through the kitchen to seat you, which was interesting, but the food was AMAZING. We tried the fried mozzarella, and the marinara was to die for. For dinner we ordered the chicken parmesean (and asked for them to make it spicy) and the finocchiona pizza. Both were fantastic, and it was quite possibly the best chicken parmesean in Nashville (and my husband should know, he has ordered it at about 15 different restaurants here!). As for the pizza, it was such a perfect blend of flavors (I substituted the peppers for mushrooms) with just the right balance of crust, toppings, cheese and sauce. We dined kind of late (almost 10 pm), and service can sometimes be poor at restaurants as it gets close to closing, but our server, Sam, was very friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable about the menu, our glasses stayed full, and our food came out fast, hot, and just as we ordered it.



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Southern Italian with flare

This location is a unique experience. They pride themselves in keeping the authenticate basement feel as the founding family created. With this basement look and feel they have been able to keep with a very nice and intriguing environment. I absolutely love the large portions and the friendliness of the staff. The will always be a location for suggestion with large family meals and corporate lunches.



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everything is wonderful

Everytime that I have been here the food has been amazing. The portions are so big you will have enough for lunch the next day. I have always had great service. The new pork dish will melt in your mouth.



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Simply Spectacular

My mother and I had heard great things but were immediately unsure when we saw the array of wild pictures on the walls. Much to our surprise our server Eveiean knew anythign and everythign about the menu and answered all of our ridiculous questions. The food was nothing short if impressive and the dessert was to die for. Would have been better if there was more of us, but still not complaining. Would suggest this reasturaunt to anyone!! Thank you Buca!!



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My mom and I went to Buca di Beppo on Saturday after golf lessons. We were starving! We shared the small eggplant parm. and small spaghetti w/ marinara. We began our meal with the salad topped with proscuitto and gorgonazola--incredible! The salad's Italian dressing wasn't heavy and the proscuitto was fried; it was perfect. The eggplant was perfectly fried and thick enough to taste eggplant, and the marina tasted homemade and slow-cooked. We were ravenous, but we still had enough to take home to the guys. Our only regret? No room for dessert.



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Alicia is one of the best servers at buca di bepo

Being a server for over 16 years, I think I know a bit about serving tables. Despite them not having the shrimp dish they sometimes have on special, Alicia went ahead and checked if the kitchen could make it anyway, they couldn't which didn't matter because she recommended a different dish which was just as good. Alicia was a shear delight. We never had to ask for refills, she was very attentive to our table, she truly made us feel as though we were the only one's she was waiting on. We had a great time despite the kids acting a bit wild. Thank you Alicia for the great service and we willl definitely request you everytime.
Welcome to Nashville!



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Come hungry - unbutton your jeans

We shared the salad with proscuito and gorgonzola - and it was great. The stuffed pasta dishes were all distinct, and the chicken marsala was exceptional. We all shared, and got to enjoy a lot of treats. The garlic bread with mozz was like a small pizza, and perfectly toasted. They took us 45 minutes after our reservations. We drove 45 minutes to get there, so I was upset at that. But the food made me forgive them. You enter through the kitchen, and next time I hope to eat in the kitchen.



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We went through the kitchen (first timers) while being told in a monotone voice, ""The reason we take people through the kitchen is because it's the heart."". When we arrived at our table our table appeared like it had never been wiped, just the new placemats replaced the old. We ordered the calamari and spinach salad which were amazing! Our salad was served with tongs that had old, caked on food on them, but we didn't use them and had a great salad. We had the chicken marsala,and the special...YUM! The portions didn't seem like enough for two people, but we still took a lot home. Finally, we ordered tiramisu and almost died when we saw the size of it and tasted it!
Staff was VERY loud talking to each other...don't care who's on line 4 for who!



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Poor Restaurant

I recently visited this restaurant, and I loved the way the decor looked as I walked in. I was, however, very dissapointed with extremely slow service. I spent about 2 hours going back and forth with them as it took that long to 1. Get drinks 2. Figure out the recommended dish was out 3. Get my final selection. Finally, I found that my final selection was very bland and uninteresting. They should have been paying me to eat here.



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Start with low expectations

Buca di Beppo has very high a Citysearch rating but failed, by far, to live up to it. There was no wait to be seated for the place was almost vacant. Still, however, nearly 20 minutes before our server was able to take drink orders. Once deciding on a meal, a special, we were treated to empty drink glasses and a 45 minute wait before being told our main course was out. I am not picking on our server, who seemed to be working alone, as fault lies in the kitchen manager for not informing anyone of the shortage. The only redeeming quality is it was free, not, we were told, having anything to do with us scouting for a group meeting place. Finally receiving our replacement order, after 2 hours inside, but it too failed to meet expectations. I suggest cooking at home.



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This place has excellent food and the staff are wonderful and very knowledgeable about the food that is prepared here. This place will leave you very full and you will want to come back again, and again...


Phone: (615) 778-1321

Address: 1722 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067


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General Info
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Franklin, TN then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Check out the Americana Music Association, the Franklin Theatre, and the Carnton Plantation, then head over to Galleria Boulevard to fill up on Franklin, TN’s favorite Italian dishes.
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Price Range
Cool Springs Crossing
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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