Buca di Beppo is a American-Style Italian Restaurant that has many locations primarily in North America, but also the UK. They have a few decent vegan options including pasta, salad, some vegetables, and bread.
While some Italian chain-restaurants, such as Olive Garden, seem to have bad consistency and trouble keeping their allegedly vegan items vegan at all locations, that’s not a problem at Buca di Beppo. They’re good at staying consistent; their vegan options should always be vegan.
Vegan Appetizers at Buca di Beppo:
- Bruschetta (No Mozzarella or Parmesan)
- Bread & Garlic Olive-Oil or Mariana Sauce
Vegan Pasta Options at Buca di Beppo:
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Linguine Noodles
- Penne Noodles
- Rigatoni (Ziti) Noodles
- Mariana Sauce
- Garlic Olive Oil
Keep in mind you can add 3-4 vegetables to your sauce/pasta for free. Their vegan vegetable add-ins include: Diced Tomatoes, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Spinach, Green Peas, Onion Chunks, Broccoli, Sauteed Mushrooms, Artichokes, Poached Garlic, and Red bell Peppers.
Buca di Beppo Vegan Pizza Options:
- Veggie Pizza (No Cheese)
Vegan Salad Options at Buca di Beppo:
- Garlic Olive-oil sauce
- Varied Vinaigrette’s
- Mixed Greens Full-Size Salad (No Cheese, Sub for vegan dressing)
- Mixed-Greens Side-Salad (No Cheese, Sub for Vegan Dressing)
Apple Gorgonzola Salad (No Cheese, Sub for Vegan dressing)
Vegan Sides at Buca di Beppo:
- Mixed Greens Side-Salad (No Cheese, Sub for vegan dressing)
- Steamed Green Beans
- Steamed broccoli
- Garlic Fries (No Parmesan)
- Bread (No Butter or Parmesan)
Vegan Dessert Options at Buca di Beppo:
Unfortunately most Buca di Beppo locations have absolutely no vegan options when it comes to desserts.
How is Buca di Beppo for a Vegan?
While Macaroni Grill has more vegan options, and I prefer them to Buca di Beppo, they both have completely adequate vegan options. I wouldn’t complain if people wanted to go eat at either place, as they both have some pretty decent vegan options that’ll more than satisfy a vegans hunger.
I do think Buca di Beppo does a better job than Olive Garden or Carrabbas Italian Grill, as at least in my opinion I enjoy Buca di Beppo’s pastas more and they also offer pizzas and stuff that neither Olive Garden or Carrabbas does.