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Buca di Beppo - Honolulu
Buca di Beppo - Honolulu

Buca di Beppo - Honolulu Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (808) 591-0800
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Gerald Velasquez
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We’re open at 11am on Thanksgiving. Make your reservation today!

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    We look forward to seeing you! Please remember we seat complete parties only, so bring your whole group together. We allow a 15-minute grace period on your reservation. If you will arrive late, please give us a call.
  • 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: Ward Avenue
  • Public Transit: Buca di Beppo Honolulu is accessible via multiple Trolley/bus lines - Auahi Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking available in public lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Honolulu
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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Buca has reliable food - gotta have the green beans! You know that you are going to have plenty and it will be good. Service was great."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The best part about Buca is it family feel and consistent taste nationwide. The amount of food for the price is right on. The pasta dishes, softball sized meatballs, vwael, and chicken rock. The calimari and caperesse salad are a must for a starter. The spicy rigatoni with shrimp is a hit."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Bucca can be easily expensive if you come with small numbers, but is good for groups of 4 or more. The food was good and service was attentive. Noise level was annoying at times. Showed up 10 min prior to reservation and checked in. Told would be seated shortly. Ten minutes after my reservation I was still waiting, so I inquired and I had been marked as seated. The error was corrected quickly, but that's not a good way to handle reservations if you seat walkups ahead of them. Makes me wonder how long I would have waited if I didn't press the issue."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Good for group gatherings. Food was ok, maybe not the best but tasty. Croutons are not tasty. My visit they forgot our garlic bread and had to ask where it was. They did compensate me for the error with a free dessert so that was very nice of them. I would patronize them again because the food for the most part, is tasty enough for me to re-visit"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It was great to have a personal touch to the dinner, we postponed an evening dinner for my daughter's birthday due to inclement weather (Hurricane Isselle). We had previously requested that the Tiramisu come out as desert/birtheay cake for my daughter. Even though it was a week later, we were still in the festive mode and having the Tiramisu as the birthday cake was by far the best."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Large portions, decent but not great foood, very noisy. If you don't mind the noise, the food is exactly what you expect good, but not great. Service can be mediocore as the place gets very busy at peek times. Servings are large, kids menu is blah."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was good but it took a long time to get our entrees."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious and was more than enough for the 8 of us. Carbonara was our favorite of the night. Great ambiance! love the different portraits on the wall and in the restroom.. The host walked us through the kitchen where they prepared all the dishes. Great family fun environment, very energetic and can get loud.. we went on a weeknight and it wasn't too crowded and tight which i liked... on weekends it gets pretty crowded AND busy. Our server was very awesome, she didn't forget anything, kept our drinks coming.. they even took memorabilia pictures which they printed out and gave us a picture postcard of us and option to buy 5x7??"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Basic Italian food. Promptly brought in at reserved time. Host only gave us dinner menus even though we were there at 12:15. Felt like we were seated in a minority section, plenty of people of "color" next to us (no Caucasians). Bread plates at table were still dirty (dried food stuck on), host had to swap them out. Bread was cold and moist, kinda like they just defrosted it. Food okay, nothing special."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We made a reservation online and receive an email telling us to show up 15 minutes early. We were en route for our original reservation and could not make it through the Waikiki traffic without our Batcopter. After arriving to the restaurant 2 minutes after our original time, we waited for a while and were the only family to be made to sit outside. The restaurant was beautiful inside. Full of old world charm and ambiance. The tables outside had rowdy movie goers and smokers sitting feet away from our table. The worst part were the birds. In Hawaii birds rule the outdoor eating establishments. The ones outside this restaurant were true dive bombers. Even after asking if we could be seated inside due to the compounding chaos, 1 hour more!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Buca! Beginning with the ease of making a reservation and having it honored (on time too!!) to the great service we received from Frank, our server---and of course, the delicious food --- it was a great evening! Also loved being escorted through the kitchen on our way to our table! Chicken parmigiana and meatballs were both perfection!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I am disappointed your menu is much smaller than before."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We went here for our small wedding reception. We were very pleased with the exceptional service from our waiter, and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was perfect, and the ambiance would have been quiet except for the fact that our group was a little loud, so that was our fault. Overall excellent dining experience and would go back for another special occasion."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food, but for a family of four with a few drinks, $130."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is great with huge portions. Awesome experience. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great place for special occasions with family. Big portions!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I love the size of the portions although they can be a little pricier, they feed many people and the choices are overwhelming"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service was terrific and the food was yummy! The staff was very accommodating!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Selena and Kalei were very personable and responded quickly with great suggestions. The on-the-day of event staff did not seem as in tune with our event’s needs. They were friendly but service was slow and did not respond to requests - had to keep asking. This is my 2nd event with about 20 pax, I don’t think I would recommend again for that size group unless very casual gathering that does not require much organization."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food and service were great, birthday singing was well done!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was a reunion of friends who hadn't connected in a while. Perfectly placed with great service from Kehau...the chef, the mgr and even the photographer were all friendly. It was like we were in our own restaurant...we sang, we laughed, we prayed. We had a wonderful time and we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Buca Di Beppo is a chain but somehow manages to keep the flavor of a small restaurant. Walking into the restaurant, the walls are festooned with photos and posters that gives one the feel of being in an Old World Italian restaurant. The kitchen tour en route to being seated is a good idea and it allows one to see the sanitary conditions, how dishes are prepared but most of all, the camradarie between workers in the kitchen. Everyone in the kitchen is having a good time and enjoys their job and working with each other. The menu has more than enough selections to please any palate. The service was excellent with regular checks from our waitress to see anything was needed. Wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food here is expensive for the quality received, especially if you have 3 or less people in your group. It is better for larger groups, then it is cheaper per person and you can also order more things. There were only 3 of us "girls," who don't eat a lot, so we shared the variety appetizer platter and baked ziti with shrimp. The food was good, but not great. Even with a $10-off coupon, it came out to about $20 per person including tip. The server was very friendly and patient all night. The wait staff greeted us on the way in and out, which adds to the family friendly ambiance. I would return here if I was with a larger group, or for lunch."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "busy on a sunday so i guess that caused the service to be a little slow. at least we got a coupon thru the email club. we tried to bring a bigger group so we could take advantage of the family style portions. we even had another customer ask us what we were eating. it was the cheese ravioli but with ROSA sauce substituted for the marinara. AWESOME!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very pleased with the online reservation and the follow-up responses and text notification that our table is ready was phenomenal. Friendly atmosphere, great service, and everything we have ordered to eat and drink so far have always been great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Buca is such a reliable place. The food is always great and consistent. Being able to use discount coupons from the newspaper is a bonus."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "They are know for the big portions and oversized meals. I honestly don't eat leftovers and would prefer quality over quantity. The salad and entree came out at the same time. The breaded chicken entrees were all uniform, which leads me to believe they are frozen. Not worth the money."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "There was truly a authentic family Italian restaurant .....great food ....good wine .....good fun .....,definitely return for a pasta fix......hidden gem"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Big portion. The resutaurant is located right by the movie theater at Ward center. Food was okay but not impressive."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have eaten here about 3 times during lunch within the past 3 months. I made reservations online for lunch on 07/05/14 for the Pope room. I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to get this room. All the times that we have eaten here, we have received excellent service. The food is also excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I got the smallest sized glass of bud light (14 oz), no collectors cups or gimmicks like that, and it cost over $5! Of course you don't list prices for drinks on your menu with ridiculous prices like that. The place feels like chucky cheese without the games. The free bread that came out just before the meal was cold and stale. Otherwise, the food was good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I have visited Buca di Beppo on a number of occasions and continue to be impressed by how great the food and service are. We wanted to have an early dinner so that we could go watch the fireworks at Ala Moana. All in all, it was a perfect end to a beautiful day in paradise."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This place is absolutely great for large parties. The portions are big family sizes that we ordered way too much food. I'm surprised the waitress didn't comment on how much we ordered so that we could save some $$. So actually this place ended up being very, very expensive for us! Also, we had a booth, so you would think the noise level would be better for us to talk to one another, but the restaurant was so noisy that I couldn't hear anything my friend was saying. I really had to ask them to keep repeating themselves and struggle to understand what they were saying which was a huge pain to do!! But after a couple of big parties left the restaurant, we were able to enjoy ourselves."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The atmosphere alone is enough to keep me entertained. The variety of authentic and diverse Italian dishes assures that you will find something for everyone. I recommend going in a group. Ordering family style is another thing that I feel makes it more authentic. The wine selection is not too bad either:)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a birthday celebration here...everyone enjoyed the food but I thought it was a bit expensive. Bill for six, almost $200 ..."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our server was great, otherwise food and ambience were just good. But if we didn't get him, I'm not sure we would have enjoyed it as much. Buca is a MUCH better experience when you go with a group, though; not so fun on a date; more platters from which to eat. Although the smaller portions are appreciated."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place for especially a large group. Family style, fun environment, great service. Easy reservation on line, great food with printable coupons online."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One member of our party walked with a cane yet they put us in an awkward corner table where 2 of the 4 seats were cramped. And the restaurant wasn't full. And a reservation had been made. Not so nice."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Never disappoints! Great food, great service, great atmosphere----fun! So this is what heaven is like."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place. My children felt right at home. Food was excellent! I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was awesome and fast."
    Dined on 6/21/2014