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Buca di Beppo - The Woodlands
Buca di Beppo - The Woodlands

Buca di Beppo - The Woodlands Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: houstonportofino@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (936) 321-6262
  • 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: Erick Iglesias
  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Research Forest Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking in Portofino Shopping Center - next to Old Navy.
A word from Buca di Beppo - The Woodlands
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a fun night. Food was fun to order and eat as the menu has a little bit of everything and something for everyone. There was seven of us. The staff were very friendly and willing to engage with us whatever our request may have been. Had several waiters helping us out. We had the table in the kitchen, and were shown all of the orders/dishes as they left for the main dinning room. Not sure I would go in a small group, but for seven it was ideal. We'll be back the next time we want to go out in a group with teenagers and Grand parents, or any other mixed age group of locals or out-of-towners. The restaurant has several rooms that are specially decorated. We wanted the "Pope's" room but it was booked. Maybe next time!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First and last time at this place. Service was awful, for the restaurant no to be packed - I don't understand. Food was okay, I've had better."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went there for the first time for our 5 year Anniversary and we fell in love immediately. The staff was awesome the food was so good and the decor was very cool. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone who has not been there yet!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fun place for our daughter who turned 10 for her birthday celebration. Food was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We went for my daughter's birthday. The food was excellent, especially the chianti braised ribs. I went back the next day to pick up some of the ribs for lunch."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went for a family birthday celebration. Booked the reservation using OpenTable - they were ready and waiting on us! They food was devine and the service was fantastic. It made this celebration perfect. Thanks!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Upon arrival the staff appeared flustered, we advised them we had a reservation for 4 however we had added a guest. They stated that was fine but again appeared confused between themselves on where to sit us. We were lead to the back of the restaurant which was fine however there were many dirty unserviced tables. Obviously this night was busy. Our waiter was plesent however again seemed rushed; my wine order was incorrect and it was like I was trying to get a freebie when asked to be corrected. The female bartender scolded me like a child about the pouring of the wine, did not appreciate. The food was decent for the price however the rude bartender and rushed staff was a big turnoff"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had an exceptional evening with great food. I would highly recommend Buca for anyone looking for a great dinning experience with a group or family!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went to Buca for my dads 64th birthday. He is a big fan of the Sopranos and Italian food lover. It was the perfect combination, the ambiance was outstanding and the service was great. We sat at the pope's table. My Dad and Mom being of the era loved all the pictures and bar setting. It was a first time for them and they both said it was one of the coolest places they have been too. We had a party of 11 so we all choose several platters that was enough for multiple servings and enough for to-go left overs. It made for an outstanding 64th Birthday Party Celebration. It was a first time vist for 7 of 11 in our party and they absolutely enjoyed it. Score for us.."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We love this restaurant--the decor is a hoot and the food is unbelievably good! I will not eat lasagna anywhere else but Buca di Beppo-it is absolutely the best-just the right amount of sauce and cheese. The staff is always friendly and helpful, and the desserts are out of this world. You would think with the size of the entrees and desserts that the prices would be prohibitive but they are extremely reasonable. We had reservations for a Saturday afternoon because our family was celebrating 2 birthdays and an anniversary. We arrived a little early and we were promptly seated while we waited for the rest of our party. This is a great place to celebrate with a group or for a cozy dinner for 2--but either way, you will take food home."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was our first time here. The food was fabulous! The service was the best! We will head back for our date nights, special occasions or when we want to enjoy some great Italian food!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "it was a nice place for our dinner, fast, good food, nice service"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was fantastic as it always is. Our waitress wasn't prepared or was overwhelmed with the large group. It seemed she was being put out when we'd ask for anything"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great food! Didn't care much for our table being in the bar."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Unique atmosphere with many items to look at. Loved the private dining booths and the service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was great, good food, generous portions at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great dinner on Valentine's Day 2014. Staff was great and food was wonderful. Our waiter kept the wine flowing!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great and the waiter was very helpful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I'm from Argentina, we has a strong italian heritage and we eat a lot of pasta, I'm living in Texas for 8 months until now and this is the first place I eat pasta that I like it... It was a color party, dancing inside my mouth. And the dessert... WAW... that brownie was really handmade..... A very familiar place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I love this place. great food , great service they don't try to rush you in and get you out. selections are awesome and portions are huge. bartenders aren't shy with drinks either. the desserts are " to die for". (as my wife says) if you go home hungry from this place its your own fault. BUCA ROCKS !!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have been here before but a while back. The food used to be good, not great, but we still decided to give it another try. And, we were truly disappointed. I wish we had spent our valentines evening at home eating cheese and crackers. The food was bland at best and the only reason why they are even getting a fair is because of excellent service. One thing is for sure - we won't come back here again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Absolute hit amongst a large finicky eaters group! All my guys were from out of town and this place rocked with great tasting food, large quantities, full bar, & awesome service! Love the decor as well!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We had a great Birthday party for my husband. We were a large party of 12 and our waitress was so attentive and on top of all our needs. It was on the noisy side, but that's what celebrations are all about. We had a good experience."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We ordered several menu items, including Calamari, Ziti, Salad, Chicken, and Eggplant parmesian, 6 people and we took home several leftover containers. I have a gluten allergy so could only eat the salad and chicken. Both were very good. Others said the other items were also very good."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a good time. The food was good. The service was also good, but I could not say great. Yes I would go back"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great to have the restaurant opened until 9:30 pm. We enjoy the food, restaurants and family oriented dinner."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had a party of six and made a reservation for 4 on new years eve. I gave them a call and they accommodated without hesitation. Friendly service and a nice time."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Delicious food. Fun atmosphere. The servers and hostesses were great. A super restaurant for families and groups."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We've Eaten.Here Twice Now And The Food.Is Great But The Servers Need To.Step Up Their Game A Lot. We Will Go Back For The Food For Sure But Maybe AS Take Out. The Server Was Definitely Not Into Serving Our Table That Night, They Brought Our Food Out Nice And Hot But Gave Us Ice Cold Plates...No Thanks. We Will.Gladly.Order Out At Bucca But.Probably Not Dine In.Again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was great, but we were seated right under a speaker, so the music, at times, was extremely loud and we had a hard time conversing over the louder songs."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a group of 14 for lunch on Sunday. The reservation was handled very well, the table was ready when requested and the wait staff was superb. The only issue is that there is no option for people with smaller appetites. If you don't want to share the food you must take it home and we had a lot of food go home with people. Possibly they should have some options for single serving size."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We lucked out as the kitchen table was availble when we arrived. Get to see what is going on behind the scenes. Get to see other entrees and appetizers. Makes for an education on the next time we go. A unique experience. Not for everyone though. If you want to see what is being made, reserve in advance."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We actually had reservations for four people at 11:15 am, for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are in the process of moving and having Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at Buca's was a wonderful alternative to cooking. We arrived both times approx. 15 minutes early and were seated within 5 minutes. Prior to both dinners, Buca's called me to verify the reservation. During Thanksgiving, Buca's had a turkey dinner special, which was great. There wasn't a Christmas special, just the usual orders for the menu. That is the only recommendation I would add. Please have a turkey special for Christmas, too. The food was great, as usual. I would definitely recommend Buca's!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This is a great place. The food is awesome. I highly recommend the apple Gorgonzola salad"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We have made Buca our yearly Christmas Eve dinner!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Dinner was great. Had a reservation and were seated out of order but understandable considering how crowded. Bernardo was awesome"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "It was nice for the two of us to be in such a festive place. The food was very good, and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Although I eat out often, I had never tried Buca di Beppo. I brought family with we, and we were not disappointed. Everything we tried was very good, and the service was friendly and efficient. Those looking for a "bargain" or low prices, should look elsewhere, although prices were not too expensive------just not your $10-15 place. I would recommend this restaurant and would return."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "our reservation was for 6:15, but didn't get seated until almost 8//understanding that it was a holiday, but thought ya'll over booked. probably won't be back next Christmas"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We come every year and love the food and service! This was another great year. Food was great and service superior!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013