Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 5058722822x
  • 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: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jose T. Acevedo
  • 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: 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: Between Louisana and I40
  • Public Transit: ABQ Ride bus stop at the Uptown Transit Center on Indian School.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking in lot with Hilton Garden Inn.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (29)special occasion (22)kid-friendly (15)great for lunch (13)romantic (8)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (6)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • service
    RR91314
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We go here often. This time food was good BUT the servers were horrible! Didn't offer to refill drinks we had to ask for the bread 3 times it was cold then we had to find the oil for dipping. We were offered refills and they never got around to bringing them. And we had 2 servers! It kinda felt like we were forgotten about but we still tipped them very well. They just need to get their act together. I could have understood if they were busy but it was slow and the two were seen at a table just talking while filling condiments. After they were asked to give us bread and refills!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, noisy
    Sammy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wee were seated next to a little pantry type room where someone was putting cases of clean glasses away. It was very loud. Things were fine afterwards. The food and service were great. The only thing was that we didn't know we could order off the lunch menu for dinner. While we were in the bar I noticed someone had a single meal. We thought we had to order from the dinner menu in which everything is for two. I think the hostess should offer that menu too for people who don't know.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • redhead
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    food was basic, but very tasty. Would have preferred less olive oil on the salad, more tomato sauce on the spaghetti.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, ample portions, tasty
    AlbuquerqueJoe
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is tasty and good, the portions are ample so it is best to order small or be prepared to take food home. The restaurant was willing to alter the sauce selection that is listed in the menu without additional charge. The salad contained healthy ingredients and is a good way to begin the dinner. The bread would be better if it was warm. Although the restaurant was not busy, the service was slow. The restaurant is clean and nicely decorated. It is nice place to go with a group and share the food family style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm, not this time!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Usually I have a great time at Buca, this time not so much: the table was in a corner with not enough space for the food and even less for us to move about comfortably! It made for a night of musical plates, smashed elbows and contortionism!! Truly a miserable dining experience. The food was good, though one of the wait staff was a but snarky- guess it had been a long day. In the end, we will go back, but not just yet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite spots!
    sodapop
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Took our foreign exchange daughter to Buca for her first dinner out in America. Had a great time, and she loved the wine bottles overhead in our section!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a group of 21! This was an outing for our Girls Scout Troop (average age 14). Food was excellent, priced right, service was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POOR
    2eat
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    You know you're off to a bad start when you have to unwrap your cutlery from the paper napkin taped around it diner style only to find someone's lunch still stuck to the spoon. The waiter's apology was about as genuine as a rubber chicken. Very noisy children nearby under no control of the adults they brought with them. Greatly overpriced sangria which was thin and more like kool aid. Enough said.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MAG3
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We always enjoy bringing our out of town guest to our local Buca. Thanks for the great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent customer service. The staff was unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Server was professional food was delicious and are reservation was on time
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday fun
    Bfbirthday
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Was a great place to celebrate my boyfriends birthday with friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmm food
    neuroticnhungry
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good food, good wine, great service. the only problem i had was the portions, not that they were too small, because they werent, just the smalls say they feed 2 people and come with three pieces of chicken.. and the large that feeds 4 has 5 pieces. just doesnt make sense.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    jfdavis58
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Buca is one of a handful of our local favorites: always good food, always good service. You do need to bring a hungry group because of their family style dining. We had six and bought the large dishes. There were leftovers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Good food but family style not for group with varying food choices. What if I came alone?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day w/ Family
    Diningfor2
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is the third time we've eaten here and have never been disappointed. It's important to know that the portions are meant to be shared, even the small size will feed 2-3 people! The food is good, not too salty or garlicky. We had a couple of picky eaters with us and they raved about the food! (If there's downside, it would be that our fridge is full of leftovers!) The service was great! We didn't have to ask for a thing. Our water and tea were refilled before getting below half a glass. Our server checked on us a few times while we were eating to make sure everything was okay or to ask if we needed anything. We will definitely be coming back. It's worth the drive from Rio Rancho!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Making a good day Great!!
    missingthekids
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We, went to Buca's for Fathers Day. Because it is one of my husbands favorites. We loved it and a great time as always Thank You Buca di Beppo. You saved the day as our children live a long ways away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian!
    foodfoodfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food is delicious!! They seeve large sizes you can share or have plenty for leftovers. Everything ive had so far has been wonderful, including the pizza! Fun atmosphere. Its a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good pizza
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    While they would not accept any of our coupons, the food and service were acceptable. The waitress did a nice job of upselling, the expensive beer and kids drink cup..kudos to her. The one gripe I have about this particular visit was our table location. We were seated right next to the wait station. Other than that, the food was good as usual. We will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I felt like it was a very cozie and family orientated restaurant. I'm really looking forward to going back and experience it as a romantic dinner or a dinning experience with friends and good food. Although, I must say... I did miss the unlimited salad & bread sticks from Olive Garden. Please don't take this as a negative comment because you actually exceed Olive Garden in everything but if you would match them up on this tiny feature it would be awesome!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating!
    HVNM
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Buca di Beppo was extremely accommodating for our group of a dozen diners, including one Deaf, one Hard of Hearing, and two ASL interpreters. When I made our reservation and explained our group's needs, they fit us in the Pope room, which had the lighting, sound quality, and great atmosphere our group needed. Since none of us had been there before, our waiter patiently helped us figure out how much to order, and made great suggestions. Food was great. Service was attentive and kind. The round table worked great for a group of people and who were just getting to know each other and who rely on visual cues for lip reading, Restaurant itself was loud, being in the Pope room provided us with the quietude we needed. Dinner was terrific!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 297 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque reviews archive.
  • Made a memorable night to celebrate
    Olivecurl20
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    With my daughters graduation came family members to town, so we had a large group. The service was great, and the food was amazing! We all enjoyed the pictures on the wall. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family celebration
    Go2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We celebrated our sons high school graduation here. The atmosphere is lively and because the food is served family style, it was like having a large group of my son's friends over for dinner. This restaurant can easily accommodate large groups as all the food comes out at the same time and everyone serves themselves.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs Refreshing
    MaxPri
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I love to go here but it needs an update of some sort. Change things up a bit so it is interesting every time you visit. We sat in the bar and it was very quiet..perfect for us. The food was not anything super special. Maybe offering more items that are fresh like the Caprese salad. I would love to see BdB bring back the origianl menus when the first opened. There was a shrimp dish on there that was amazing. We miss that. Italian or Rat Pack type of music would have added a lot to the atmosphere. It was good...but kind of an average experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was great and the servings were enormous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Bucca!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Fun family style rsstaurant, great for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was a disappointment
    mshak
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was excited by the decor and atmosphere. The water was very good. Unfortunate the Limon chicken we ordered was under cooked and it was white with no sauce to give it any color. The green salad did not have crisp vegetables. The pasta was under cooked, less than al dente.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Mothers Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waitress was great she helped me with the menu, as I ordered for all. The food was very good, and we had enough for all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    LoveFood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was excellent. We had two waiters in our section which was great. Always had someone available when we needed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca's is amazin
    PastalovingFox
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Unlike many 'Italian' restaurant chains we see in the USA, Buca's gives actual Italian food in actual Italian portions; a 'small' order seems pricey, but it feeds 2-3 people with leftovers for most eaters! The ingredients are very good, all the vegetables and pasta seem very fresh and very well cooked, the meat is always well cooked as well. Definitely a restaurant I'd recommend eating at again, because I will be coming back every time I want -real- Italian food! No restaurant is perfect, but Buca's does the best at coming pretty close to it in my book. The only con I can even think of giving Buca's is the fact that some lighting can feel kind of low/dim, good for an easy-on-the-eyes atmosphere, but still feels a little dark at times.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • why make a reservation!?!
    disappointment
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our reservation was at 7:30. I checked in at 7:20. When I inquired about our reservation at 7:40 they said the party was still sitting at our table. When I inquired again at 8:00 (8:00!) They said the exact same thing. When they finally seated us at 8:10, they tried to seat our party of 8 at 2 separate tables after walking us by more than three open tables for a party of 8. We complained enough to finally around 8:15 get to sit together. We have eaten at Buca di Bepo with this group of friends for years. After our experience it will take us several years to want to return-it was a real disappointment for our friend's going away party:(
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for families & groups
    f8thinchrist
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I love the family-style dining atmosphere of Buca do Bepo! I like the variety of dishes and the shrimp florentine was absolutely amazing! Service was friendly and the Italian sodas were divine! This is a great place for families or groups to eat, drink, and be merry! I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not my cuppa tea
    DBABQVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    food - meh, service - meh, atmosphere -meh-...might be great for some groups but for a person like me that prefers something a little more intimate then this ain't the place. Also, I had to email earlier to get the national info that *should* be openly posted on their website and does not appear to be - and no wonder..the calorie counts are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was amazing and it ended up being worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place.
    chefjudeVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Took a group for which Buca is inviting. I thought the food wasn't quite as good as in the past. Lasagna was rather dry. Prosciutto wrapped chicken had a lot of marinara sauce. Chopped salad was too heavily dresses. Portions continue to be more than ample and family style is fun way to taste a variety of items. Server was attentive. As w many chains the food is not high quality but more about a lively atmosphere and a lot of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, staff was friendly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Good food, staff was friendly. Too many loud kids in the place, skipped dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    It was a great place to take my mom for her birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place !
    LindaDeV
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Love this place, food is always outstanding! Always enough for leftovers (have to, nobody can eat that much) Drink are very generous and our waitress was great. The short ribs are the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for big groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We had 8 in our party, 4 of which were kids. We were celebrating a birthday & were seated in the Pope room. What a great experience to have privacy in our own room. Food was great. Only problem was it took so long to get our food & with 4 hungry kids in our party, the wait made conditions tough. Good service, very accommodating server. A little forgetful... forgot we asked for cucumbers on the side so had to take salad back & it prolonged the wait for salad; did not make our olive oil / balsamic mix fo bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    sean
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    we have been there before , usually for a celebration. the food is excellent as is the service. its a bit pricey t frequent often
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.