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Buca di Beppo - Albany
Buca di Beppo - Albany

Buca di Beppo - Albany Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (518) 459-2822
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Brian Townsend
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Avenue
  • Public Transit: CDTA Bus Stop on Wolf Road and Central.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in private lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Albany
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We asked to be re-seated because we were originally seated next to a large family (12+ members), with very unruly children. We were much happier to be seated in another room, in a nice quiet booth, and were SUPER happy to get Frizzle as our waitress. She had waited on us once before and she is excellent! Her attention to detail, positive attitude, and great sense of humor will keep us returning for sure!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Just as expected - the food was prepared well, tasted good, not overloaded with too much sauce, - just right. The server was attentive, yet not intrusive. This reservation was made for later in the evening, which proved to be a much less noisy/busy time with the right atmosphere to share a relaxed dinner."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food and a nice atmosphere. Would love to go there again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went to buca with a group of 6 for a small graduation celebration. The waiter that we had was great! Food was excellent and in a timely manner. Wonderful night!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The best way to describe Buca di Beppo was just ok - the food was ok, the service was ok, the overall experience ok."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Booked it for a team dinner - great food, great atmosphere - love that we could have a room to ourselves. Our server, Jesse, was excellent. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great meal with my entire family, celebrating a birthday. We were energetic and found ourselves laughing out loud, without worry of disrupting others. The atmosphere was enjoyable, food was excellent, and the experience very memorable."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a great time. Big group of us. Great portions. Only thing was the room we were in was FREEZING. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Love going to Buca with my family and friends. It's casual and kid-friendly. Portions are pretty generous and we usually need a take home bag to go."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Awesome 1st time experience @ Wolf Rd location 5/17/14.We celebrated my sons' graduation from U-Albany for his Masters.Food was excellent;2 salads,3 pastas,2 chickens,mballs, etc. We spent over $356 w our party of 12 & it was worth every penny.Our waiter Sam was excellent.He was pleasant,efficient,very professional,friendly,fast and very accomodating to our every request and as a result i tipped over 20%.I would definatley recommend Buca to any and all of my family and friends to eat there in Albany when they are in that area.I also called and spoke to Jessica May 19th to praise our waiter Sam and the restaurant.Thanks again and we will definatley eat there the very next time we are in Albany visiting my son Brandon.David Bello-Herkimer NY"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have always been welcomed warmly, and have always had a great meal experience. Hostess even remembered that I had listed my 13 y/o son's birthday on the reservation. She spent a few minutes chatting with him about his day. Food is plentiful and served in a timely manner. Server Ericka was engaging and put in a great effort to see that we had what we needed. We always order the large portiom Ns so that we have leftovers for at least another meal later. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We always enjoy the menu selections at Buca di Beppo. We first discovered Buca di Beppo in Louisville, KY a number of years ago and this was our third visit to the Albany location. We don't go too often, as the prices are more than what we normally like to spend on a meal out. So, we save our visits for special occasions. We have never been dissatisfied!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "They forgot our side order of sausage, so they bring it out when everyone is about done eating. They still charged me for it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always a good meal at Buca's. Can't wait for next Mother's Day!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I recently hosted a Birthday dinner for my wife at your restaurant in Albany. Our group of sixteen included seven young children. Your staff was, as always, friendly and efficient. The children were, as you would expect, high maintenance. Our server, Michelle, went above and beyond what was required of her, making this a most enjoyable evening. Our meals were as expected; excellent. Please convey our thanks to Michelle and your entire staff."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is not the best Italian restaurant in the Capital District, but it is Just Fine and you'll be happy with the very filling offerings. The "family style" approach works well if your group likes similar meals. If we had walked in each wanting something entirely different, like beef and fish, it might play out so well. The salads and pasta dishes are very generous in size. Some average white bread accompanies the meals and you may not need it. If you have any intention of ordering dessert, plan to pack some of your entrée to take home. Ashley was our charming and efficient waitress. She exuded cheer even on a very busy Mothers Day evening. You can do better, but overall Buca di Beppo will not disappoint. Good food at a fair price."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is fine if you are looking for a casual kid-friendly Italian picnic. Service was okay as was the food, but it was not what we were looking for in an evening dining spot for just the two of us. Everyone else seemed to be having a great time, so I think it was just not a good fit for us."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Fantastic food, service was great, loved Chelsea! Came for Easter dinner and it was wonderful, would absolutely come again and recommend to others. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I took a couple of friends out for dinner here a few months back. We all enjoyed the food so much. Could not believe the amount of food we received. Everything was so good!. This last visit was for Easter Dinner with our son. Again we were very pleased. Food was very good, staff are wonderful. We will be back soon again. I made both reservations online and very please with that service. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I took my Mother for Easter Lunch. We had a wonderful time. Our reservation was for 2:30 but we were an hour early and were seated with out any delays. I also always order Chicken Parm and was very happy to see you added one more pcs of chicken. Everything was delicious. The service was just as good as the food. Thank You Rhe Potenza"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We love Buca di Beppo and eat there quite frequently. The food is always good and the service delightful. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was my first time not cooking on Easter and since my since my son attends college in Albany, we decided on Buca for Easter. We have been there many times before, and knew that our meal would be great. I requested our favorite server, Rain, and again were not disappointed in her service. She remembered us and welcomed us back. Food was great, service was good and atmosphere was perfect. Everyone needs to discover Buca."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I found the restaurant a pleasant sur prise. The food , service and people exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Dear Staff, I was 1st introduced to Buca years ago when it was a suggested location for my Wedding Rehearsal... That was a great evening too! As for my latest visit, my birthday. What a great evening, from placing the reservation on-line... EASY! To the staff & servers attention to detail... GREAT! To the food, hard to believe there were left-overs... They didn't make it past my "Mid-Night Snack". . . I could not have been happier to have my family together eating the actual kitchen. I've always wanted to sit in the kitchen and for my birthday, I DID! What a unique experience that other restaurants just don't offer. I can't wait until my next visit. Thank You for a memorable evening with la famiglia. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My family have been there many times and for special occasions. Truly enjoyed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was very excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I have been to Buca in Albany, NY many times and have never been disappointed. The portions are huge, you eat well and there's always left-overs to take home. This is a fun place to take your family or friend and have a good time."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is the best place for a family with small kids. Good, plentiful food for a good price."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Always great food and plenty of it. Our waiter was right on top of everything. Enjoying eating with you."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "we brought my daughter and 7 of her friends here for a 16th birthday celebration dinner. All of the staff were really friendly, our waitress was outstanding, the food was terrific and everyone had a great time! I've told several people already they should consider Buca di Beppo for dinner or celebrations."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We went to Buca after a friend's recommendation. Pulling in to parking lot doesn't give a clue what the inside is like. Hostess was super friendly. We had made reservations so she took us on a trip thru the kitchen to our table with no wait at all. Waiter was good. Answered all of our first-time questions with a smile. Drinks came out quick, bread soon to follow. Apps were at the table within 5-6 minutes. Family style bowls of food came out less than 10 minutes later. Huge portions!!! We were offered dessert but were too full to try any."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Arrived 1/2 hour early we got to our table immediately the waitress was very accommodating and attentive. Food portions for a small was very large took alot of food home. Food was A++ wait time was very quick. Definately go back for another family dinner. Would Reccommend to all ages for a great, reasonable,place to eat."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I had eaten here before and it was good. It was so crowded we had to eat at the bar. She wanted to go back for her birthday so I made the reservation online. Everything was great. Food, service and atmosphere were top notch. Thanks for making my wife's 50th birthday great."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Buca is definitely a great choice for large groups because even their small portions feed at minimum 2 if not 3 persons. So for a party of 2 it is difficult to figure out what is not too much and iif leftovers (sure to have some) will be as good the next day or two/ Well, go for the meatballs - order all three and a side of Spaghetti Marinara. This combination is not only perfect for two but you can indulge on the best and biggest meatballs on the planet! Yum!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Buca di bepo was delicious!! The waitress had her hands full with us and we were all very satisfied!! I would do this again for sure."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My husband AND i went out for dinner for Valentine's Day. IT WAS EXCELLENT! I have been to Buca several times. We were so impressed we held our son's rehearsel dinner there. The food and accommodations were EXCELLENT. Everyone treated us like we were the only event in the whole restaurant! I have never, ever been disappointed with the food or the staff. Everyone is personable and very, very accommodating. I LOVE BUCA!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As a single diner, eating here is a challenge; the menu is geared towards family style dining. That said, I had the small veal saltimbocca and a side of spaghetti with meat sauce. The food was quite good and obviously, too much for just myself. That said, I probably will not be back. The decor is SO overdone. I understand that these are corporate places with a corporately designed theme. But Buca di Beppo is like someone's idea of an Italian restaurant whose designer's only exposure to Italians is the Godfather or Goodfellas. Too much of a good thing, but hey - if it works, fuggedaboutit."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had the calamari, tomato and mozzarella and garlic mozzarella bread appetizers. All were good. We also had the veal, pasta with meat sauce, stuffed chicken and spicy pasta for dinner. With six of us, we ordered large on all the orders as everything is served family style and it was the right amount of food for all. Our favorites were the veal and the chicken dishes, none was left. The decor and music bring you back to the 40's and 50's with old photos and big band music. The walls are covered in photos as there are no windows and you walk through the kitchen to get to some of the seating area. All in all, we had a nice time."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We were in Albany, NY for the College of St. Rose reception/tour and needed a place to dine for dinner. Since we had a great dining experience at the Buca di Beppo in Pittsburgh, PA -we were extremely excited to make our dinner reservation at the Albany location. We even signed up for restaurant e-mail and got a free small dish coupon (great value!). It was just like what we remembered. Great food, friendly staff and plenty of good conversation around all of it's eccentric Italian memorabilia and photos on the walls. We event took home leftovers-like the menu suggests. This place is great for groups and family dining. Visit this restaurant if you are in the area."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Made a last minute reservation on Valentines Day (for the family). When we arrived, there was a 2+ hour wait for walk-ins. Made me love this app so much more."
    Dined on 2/14/2014