Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (301) 947-7346
  • 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: Ron Brown
  • 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: Great Seneca Highway
  • Public Transit: Ride On Bus - Kentlands Blvd Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self-parking available in public lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)kid-friendly (35)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (13)great for lunch (12)romantic (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • FamilyMan
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We needed to postpone our reservation time and hostess was very congenial. Great atmosphere and food. High level enjoyment for my family as we celebrated my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timing is important
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We visited this establishment for the first time to celebrate my daughters birthday and her relocation from New Jersey to Maryland. She enjoys trying new places and this was her first Italian Restaurant. The food once received was very good but nothing memorable. The time spent waiting for food was not acceptable. We waited for bread, our drinks, our food, to get dessert, for our checks, to pay our bills, and even to get our waitress. The evening was highlighted with my response that for the price you pay for "family style" dining we could have went to Olive Garden in New Jersey and had a great time with great food, great service and paid much less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca di Beppo delivered again
    casualdiner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    For the third year, four generations joined to celebrate Great Grandpa's birthday at Buca ci Beppo. As always, the experience was wonderful. The amount of food ordered left much to take home to be enjoyed again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    MVILLA
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Decor is blah, but food is very good! Love the Apple Gorgonzola Salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fenst001
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Bread served with meal was burnt. Crust on pizza we ordered tasted like saltine crackers. Pizza was placed on our table on a tray balanced between two stewed tomato cans. It took two diners to cut the pizza, one with a knife, another to support the unstable pizza tray. The corner of a dining room we shared with screaming tweens was about 10 degrees below reasonably comfortable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of food
    happylion
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Large portions. We ordered 2 small dishes for 3 hungry people and had left overs. Attentive and friendly wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great waiter and food
    steve
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Buca di Beppo has some of the finest down to Earth Italian food I have experienced. We made it our choice for a family gathering and weren't disappointed. The waiter made the experience a most plesent one. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good family style eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    You must love to share! Food was fresh and excellent. Good Italian food, good atmosphere and company. You will have a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • easy reservations!
    sunnydae
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I made online reservations for a group of 14 and it was very easy! Once I got the confirmation email I had to go back and add 2 more people to the reservation and it was so simple. Once we got to the restaurant we walked right in and our large table was ready for us! Perfect!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Family Restaurant Experience
    IADFlyer123
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went there last week for my father's birthday. Family style food and ambiance is the biggest reason why we went there. Loved the food and drinks - especially the mixed drinks. They even surprised my father with a brownie sundae and candles and good ol' singing of Happy Birthday! We left as content and happy diners!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went for my daughter's 18th bday dinner. Had a blast. The food was awesome. Very live atmosphere. Decor was fun. Price very reasonable. I will definetly be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Food
    BAforfood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Buca di Beppo is a great place for special occasions. My big Italian family has come here for many birthday celebrations. It has plenty of room for us. The food is quite delicious and coming from an Italian, that is saying something. We have gotten a variety of foods off the menu and there is nothing that we have not enjoyed. The desserts are also incredible. Be prepared to share one with lots of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KatDC
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was extremely noisy, food was not up to par, we were told that they would bake the ravioli but they didn't and the booths are too small for six normal size people. ....we felt squished. We have been going to Bucca since it opened and we were so disappointed this time. To make matters worse we brought out-of-town guests and were embarrassed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a good place
    James
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    To go whether just for a good meal or a special occasion. Great food and good times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun and good food
    boncuisine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We always enjoy the atmosphere of Buca de beppo. It's good food and excellent service make this restaurant one of our favorites when gathering with family or friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kevin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Kevin, our waiter, was excellent! Could have been trained in Paris...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating a birthday
    Balletgirl1980VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Finding a place to celebrate my aunt's 60th birthday with 17 people is a bit difficult in this area. This bucca was very accomodating. We sat at a long table, which was a bit awkward to have conversations with people at the other end. The food was well prepared. They allowed us to bring our own cake and put it in the back until we were ready to serve it. Overall a nice a experience with a large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant or Romper Room?
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The place was nearly empty, were seated next to a family with three elementary school aged kids talking at the top of their lungs. Happily, they left about 10 minutes later. It was another 10 minutes before our drink order was taken and another 5 or so before they arrived and ordered Mozzarella Caprese as an appetizer and our meals. The appetizer arrived about 15 minutes later ... 5 slices of tomato and mozzarella that should have taken a whole 2 minutes to prepare. The bread tasted like it could have been had a second life as sandpaper. The meal arrived after about an hour in. The waitress was assigned tables all over the restaurant. A couple with two small kids came in in the middle of dinner and all hell broke loose! No supervision!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was our first visit and I was very impressed. The food was great and I loved the tour of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service and Great Food
    Erdoc
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service was fantastic. They went out if their way to make the meal enjoyable and stress free. Did I mention this was for a party of 20 people. They listens to all our requests and executed them personally. Out waiter was Dan. Exceptional skills. Would highly recommend this restaurant for a party or event.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GreenTomato
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Price getting too high considering food quantity and quality. Olive Garden would have been a much better choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memories of family dinners past
    rudydaleVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The southern Italian cuisine that Buca di Beppo serves, and the schmaltzy floor to ceiling decor of gaudy colors and photographs of prominent and ordinary Italian-Americans from the 30's through the 70's are strong reminders of what life was like for any of us who grew up in either an Italian American family or neighborhood. Thick, zesty marinara sauce, savory pasta and basic red wines were always on hand when my Italian-American family gathered. Is the cuisine as good as my mom's, my aunt's, my cousin's....? No, but a very fair representation, Italian-American comfort food, without the guilt of fast food. Buca is a welcome spot for all of us who enjoyed the food, if not the crazy ambiance of an Italian-American family dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner for Family!
    Michael
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner there very much. There were 6 of us and we enjoyed the bread, salads, appetizers, spaghetti, pasta and pizza that we ordered. Portions were pretty huge, so we had plenty of leftovers to take home. But everything was delicious! Would go there from time to time and recommend it to friends and family members as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday at buca
    Shasta
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    my family took my MIL to buca for her birthday. it was a festive evening and the kids ate well. our server was very sweet and was pretty good about keeping us in drinks/bread. we ordered dessert and the servers all sang for my MIL. only downside was they were out of the chocolate lava cake that she had wanted and so we went with the brownie sundae, which was tasty but the brownies were rock hard (may have just been frozen by the ice cream).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gbca
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delicious! Been coming here for a few years now to celebrate kids birthdays, family get togethers etc. Always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 358 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg reviews archive.
  • Took too long to get lasagna
    GustavoVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Bucca is running a promotion these days: lasagna 50% off. As expected many people showed up to take advantage of the promotion (only dine-in, no take-out). Five minutes after ordering a large lasagna the waitress came to tell us that the kitchen was running behind (due to high volume) and lasagna will take longer than expected. We ended up getting half after 20 minutes and another half after we asked for the check. If you are going to run a promotion like this one, please make sure your operations can support it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bucca Gaithersburg MD
    Richard
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Fantastic experience. Great food, great service (Kevin). I'll be returning soon, and often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    letseat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Only problem we had was a noisy booth next to us. But luckily they left before our appetizer arrived. I heard staff commenting on their noise as they were cleaning the booth up. I miss the good old days when a manager could have approched the booth and asked them to tone it down a bit. But all in all was a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca
    Melissa
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good for groups, but over priced. Server seemed new, got one special request right, while mixing up a few other things. We weren't too worried about it, but he sent manager over anyway to make sure we were satisfied. Unfortunately, on the way out the door we witnessed another server being a little rude to ours due to a "traffic jam". The way the halls/rooms are set up, I'm sure they happen often...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday night dinner
    DJBDAY
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Made open table reservations and was seated immediately. Server was nice. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not go back
    Unhappy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Rude people watching soccer game made the dinner unenjoyable
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • jchat1
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was good and hot when served. The price is also good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service decent, horrible kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Timing of 2 small, simple pasta dishes exceeded 45 min coming out of the kitchen. Consistent problem at this location regardless of small table of 2 vs large party of 20. Servers do their best to apologize profusely, but really ruins the overall dining experience. Hadn't been back in quite a whike as a result of former, similar experiences and were really unimpressed with their bland Fetticini Alfredo. Even less impressed that it took them 50 minutes to deliver it to our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid
    Wantedgoodpizza
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    If you like greasy pizza, faded moldy carpet with a strong odor, and confused waitstaff, this is the place for you! We took one bite of the pizza and promptly put it in a box to give to our teen-age neighbors, who will eat anything.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Ok
    none
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good food ,good fun ,and plenty to eat.. big portions..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Van55
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food and service -- always have a consistently great meal there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Ppandahs
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The decorations are really disturbing especially if you are a child but the food is very good and there are really big portions. My family likes to take leftovers hope to eat the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone
    PeerCo
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    From a chef's menu to dishes with great sauces, B di B is a great place to go. Kids can even get a big bowl of spaghetti with a big meatball or a large portion of chicken parmesan. A very attentive and friendly staff. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You Betcha Id Go Back to Becca
    Oldwaze
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Combine generous portions with true Italian taste and you'll agree its a place to plan to return to again and again. This chain seems to be consistent in its standards for excellent service atmosphere and truly good tasting food. Menu offers wide variety. Something for everyone pasta meat and fish and some uniquely prepared breads. The Italian sodas are quite good. Did I mention the generous family style portions. Affordable and family oriented I think this place is a gem for travelers and locals alike. They offer coupons online to enhance the experience. I'm not a chain gang diner but this is my exception. Here Pittsburgh and Cleveland. You Betcha Becca is Bravo with our family who takes dining out as a serious choice and a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Fun
    GreatVarietyVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a lovely dinner, with exceptional and attentive service. We decided to come for our anniversary and celebrate with our kids. Had the baked penne, apple gorgonzola salad, broccoli, and the Mt Vesuvius chocolate dessert. All was great though I wished the Mt Vesuvius was served hot and with a bit more raspberry for the 'eruption' component!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate