Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant at Southridge Mall is closed for good

GREENDALE — The last Buca di Beppo location in Wisconsin has closed for good as of Thursday, March 1, a corporate manager has confirmed for FOX6 News. It was located inside Southridge Mall in Greendale.

Buca officials tell FOX6 News they opted not to extend their lease at Southridge Mall. The restaurant had been at the mall for four years. Officials say it was simply a business decision.

Officials say they loved the area and the people they served. They indicate they are always looking for new locations — possibly even in southeast Wisconsin.

It was about one year ago that the Buca di Beppo location in downtown Milwaukee closed. It shut down March 5, 2017.

The Florida-based company has restaurants in 26 states, as well as international locations.

The Explorium Brewpub — who shares the southwest mall entrance with Buca — has offered to help out following their closure. According to their Facebook page, the brewpub is offering Buca staff to apply for open positions at The Explorium Brewpub. They’re also offering to accommodate any parties or banquets that may be scheduled.