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Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (713) 665-2822
  • 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: Homero Garcia
  • 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, 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: Between West Park and Bissonnet
  • Public Transit: Metro Bus stop - West Park and Buffalo Speedway stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking. Valet parking is available on the weekends.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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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Diner Reviews
  • "A fun place to dine. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is bright and fun. Always something to look at!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "You cant go bad with Bucca.Delicious, good price, will be back for sure."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food is always great. Love trying new dishes too. I also love the idea that they send us coupons that we could use. Wait staff was friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food came out hot. Ran out of tea and brought us water instead. One person ordered desert, but they were out. Refills of drinks was really bad, (none) I guess because they ran out. We ate our dinner on the small bread plates. Spoke with the manager, and he took the tea of the bill and gave free deserts to the table which more than made up for poor service and running out of tea. By the time everyone was done eating the meal, they brought out tea. Food was really good and portioned well. Maybe next time we will get a better wait staff. The manager made it work for us. I had recommended this place to some new friends we had met and needed this place to be good. I was worried for most of the meal but at the end everyone liked it."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our group was running late; we called ahead and pushed our reservation up half an hour. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Service was great. Our waiter was a young man with a wonderful disposition. We had five kids in our party (a total of nine people), and he interacted with them so we'll. The kids loved the attention and the restaurant with all the funny pictures on the wall. The food was good; the chicken Marsala was fabulous; and we were in and out at a reasonable time! Before leaving, the assistant manager stopped by to say hello. Will definitely return with another group one day soon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've been a big fan of Buca's since I lived in St. Paul, Minnesota almost 20 years ago. We would look for reasons to get a group together and reserve the Pope's Table. Back then, they had a Chicken Cacciatore dish on the menu that was among my favorites. This week, I had an opportunity to take my staff to dinner and an Astro's game. I asked about the Chicken Cacciatore when making the reservations and they said they would make it special for our group. It was fantastic! I was worried about whether a Houston locations would be able to provide the same experience I remember from St. Paul. They hit a home run! Too bad the Astro's couldn't follow suit. They lost to the Braves 4-0... Thanks Buca's... we'll see you next time...gr"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was my first time at Buca di Beppo and it didn't disappoint. We were there celebrating my daughter graduating from High School. Although I didn't get a chance to have the lasagne the food was still good. The spaghetti with the giant meatballs and the stuffed shells was excellent! Will definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great place for large groups, huge portions, great food"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had reservations and arrived on time and they seated us on time. The server was very nice. The food was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our second visit with a group, 2 birthdays in this recent group. The smaller room groupings help the noise level and make it a more intimate setting. Servings are family style and are "large". They will usually serve more than are indicated and they are delicious. This last visit we had large Apple Gorgonzola Salad, large Lasagna, large Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, small Chicken Parmigiana and a small Fettuccine Supremo. We also had the Dolce Desert Platter that has Tiramisu, Cheesecake Double Dark Chocolate Cake and Italian Creme Cake. the meal was excellent and the service was very good. I advise reservations especially for groups, large and small."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My friend and I came in for dinner before going downtown for a show. This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in all of Houston and I will drive out of my way to come here. As always, the food and service was excellent. I have never ordered anything on the menu that I didn't like. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The staff is young and unprofessional. This place is great for children not if you want a nice dining experience."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very busy staff so service was a bit slow getting to us when we first arrived but overall good service. Having a reservation is an excellent idea. As always food is good . Nice for special occasion. Excellent Tiramasu"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went to Buca for family birthday dinner. We experienced the absolute poorest service you could imagine. We went through 3 different wait staff, they just could not get it together. After complaining to the manager 2 different times we just gave up and really just wanted to get out of there. The manager just though a free desert would make everything better. He wasn't concerned about following up on getting service going any better. 30 minutes to get all the drinks. 45 minutes to get main course. The reservation time was 3pm. Occupancy was about 25% at best. Buca is not way it use to be. We won't be back. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Went there for the first time based on a "must go" from my boss. He was right! They took us on a tour of the kitchen and theirs even a table right in the kitchen available for reservations. The place is a maze, but awesome to look at. Their isn't an inch of empty wall space - so many pictures to look at. It looked like authentic Italian and the food tasted the same way. Blows the generic olive garden out of the water. I got the pizza - half pepperoni, half supreme. It was amazing. The waiters name was Alex and he was great. He was very informative and helpful in our deciding process and brought us samples of tea to try. He was friendly, funny, and sweet. The atmosphere is fun and great for large groups. Definitely a must go"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed a 3-generation family celebration. Thankful to have made reservations and got seated right away as the waiting area was standing room only with large groups. Food was plentiful as always but also very tasty - best chicken marsala in the city! Service was timely and cooperative and helpful. Noise level was high but that was expected since most folks go there to celebrate! Will definitely be back again. Thanks."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I guess I should not expect much when in comes to Italian food in Texas. Food was OK, but not fantastic. I had the Linguine w/ clams...clams very small, and not really very tasty. As an Italian from NY I'm spoiled. The young lady who served me (I ate at the bar) was very nice. NAD"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "It was a good Mother's Day for us. Food was good, service was excellent. Had a great time. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Everything was fine. Only comments is that even with reservation made through Opentable, we had to wait about 30 min to be seated."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I hosted a graduation/mother's day dinner for 16 at Buca di Beppo. The wait for our table was minimal. Our server was David, and he was fabulous. The food was great, and the dinner was enjoyed by all. Thanks Buca!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Love dining at Buccas. We go often and we've never had bad service. Food is always delicious. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It has been a while since we had visited Buca di Beppo, and this visit reminded me of all the things we like. Although it was Mother's Day, we had a reservation through OpenTable and they got us right in. The kid's meals were so good they said they thought it was their day. The Apple Gorgonzola salad was delicious although the dressing was a little harder than I was expecting. Lasagna & Proscuitto stuffed chicken were also very good. We finished it off with a colossal brownie, which is way more than any group should eat and had too much whip cream, but that sure was a fun statement dessert and way to finish off the meal. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our server Scott was outstanding. It was our first time and we were celebrating mother's day and it was a perfect night for my mom. Thank you! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Cavernous rooms that make it hard to find your waiter when you need drink refills are just one of many things that make an outing at Buca less enjoyable than it could otherwise be. The middling food comes out in huge portions [yes it's served family style, but still huge]. Desserts are ridiculously large. The only way to come here is with a large group. And even then it's a hit and [mostly] miss proposition."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 9, but 3 in our party could not make it. So when I told them this they gave away our table and crowded us into the kitchen booth. The noise was very loud. The manager did provide an appetizer, but the overall experience was not what I would expect at this restaurant . We were very disappointed in the food. Not as flavorful. I guess they couldn't handle the crowd for the holidays. Overall very disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Overall we were very happy but in our area there were a lot of teenagers and it was quite noisy! Food was great but had to ask several times for oil for bread and sugar. Tea was hot and was supposed to be cold. Overall it was great!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our reservation was recognized immediately and we were seated promptly. After a starter Peach Bellini, a shared lunch with my family was delightful and delicious. The appertif to dessert were excellent. We were very pleased with our day there."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was great and the waiter and manager are awesome people! Thanks for making my sisters birthday special at the chefs table :)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A great place for family dinners (8 adults and 1 child). The food is always great, and family style for sharing works very nicely for special occasions"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I usually love dining here. Today was a different experience. Walking through the kitchen to the table I noticed the kitchen was dirty. There was a big garbage can with food thrown in it and past all over the side of it. The kitchen dining table had dirty dishes in it when we came and the same dirty dishes when we left. The restaurant was fairly empty yet they put us right by a serving station. The cheese bread was flavorless. The salad was way too salty. The pasta was over season with Ted pepper flakes. Normally I look forward to going here. I have no plans to go back now."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Everything was awesome - from the waitstaff to the food. Will definately be coming back!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A group of twelve visited Bucc di Beppo on April 11, 2014 and we had a wonderful experience. Everyone enjoyed the food, and had a good time socializing."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The restaurant has delicious food. If you can sit in the kitchen, do it! It's awesome! The only problem would be the noise"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Upon arrival, I let the hostess know I had a reservation. She checked me in and then continued to play and talk to the other people at the front desk. I thought it was very rude for the several guests waiting. The noise level was a bit much inside the restaurant- definitely not a date night kind of place. The food was great and our server was excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The place is well located in the West University/Greenway Plaza area, for those not familiar with it. It hosts oil & gas companies, drilling contractors, banks, schools, etc., Easy access and a great option for a group lunch. The servings are larger than other restaurants so I would not recommend it for fit for foodies but still suitable for average people. Friendly staff that can accommodate "difficult" customers. Overall a good experience."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great experience for our first visit, will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Elvis was our server and he did a great job. We were a group of 16, and he managed to take of us alone. He also was able to keep our drinks refilled, have out food out in a timely manner and kept a smile on his face!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Lots of pasta with no flavor and very little sauce, boring chicken, poor service and extremely loud. Antipasto salad was good!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have been to Buca di Beppo several times in Houston and in Alpharetta, GA. This visit was our least favorite. The food was not as tasty as it had been in the past. A bit more bland. We missed the garlic mashed potatoes, which had been on the menu in the past. We had built the restaurant expectations up to our guests and were disappointed that the food did not live up to those expectations. We did love the ease of the Open Table Reservation availability."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The service for a party of 13 was excellent! They took many steps in making sure that we all felt welcome and were satisfied with our food. Good overall was great! Out of 5 large orders, all were a hit with the exception of the baked ziti, was a little on the dry side. Our favorite was pasta with ala vodka sauce and sausage."
    Dined on 3/12/2014