Buca di Beppo - Waldorf
Buca di Beppo - Waldorf

Buca di Beppo - Waldorf

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (301) 932-9617
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout
  • 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: 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Suite G01A
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Buca di Beppo - Waldorf
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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Buca di Beppo - Waldorf reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.4
    Service3.1
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
64% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)great for lunch (9)special occasion (7)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (6)neighborhood gem (6)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Truly terrible
    LaraVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    4 of our dining party requested gluten free pasta while ordering our dishes. The waitress either didn't understand what that meant or assumed she did. After 5-10 minutes she came back and said they couldn't do that and everyone had to reorder. She never 'checked on us' or refilled anything during our almost 2 hour dinner. The place was scary empty for a Sunday evening family place. Now I know why. Buca used to be big delicious portions with a super fun atmosphere. Now it's just changed. Surprised at the prices for what we got and not even flavorful to be honest. What a waste.
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  • Good Eats
    ShynestarVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Pretty good food and service. Never seen crowded. If you're in the Waldorf area and have a taste for authentic Italian food, Bucca is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Dining Experience
    Tony
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We were there on 11/14/2014. It was myself and 3 brothers. One brother had been there before, who also recommended the place. I must say we had a grand time. The food was most excellent, and the service was great as well. I also want to commend the young man(Johnathan) that waited on and served us. That young man did a fantastic job. We were more than pleased with everything. Thank you for a very great and wonderful dining experience. We will certainly come again. James
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca Di Beppo Delight
    MarMac
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Once the ordering scheme was figured out, we got our food fairly quick, it was hot and prepared very well and was enjoyed by everyone. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for delicious Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family style Italian,kitschy decor
    LegalWineBardVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is the spot if you want an abundance of food so much that you are guaranteed leftovers! Wine selection is limited and our first choice Zenato Valpolicella was out of stock. It's a fun laid back atmosphere with over the top Romano decor...even the Romans would laugh (seriously) unfortunately you could see into the dishwasher area from our seated perspective and it could have been cleaner! The saving grace and overall rating of good was due to our lovely server Edita. She gave us exceptional service and the staff was lively. It is what it is...not 5 star but a lot of fun and straight forward trattoria food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful food and huge portions.
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Awful food and huge portions.. The food was cold when brought in we had to send it back to get it reheated ... Never be back !!! It's a chain place and feels very artificial !
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  • I would definitely return here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had neber been to this Italian spot beofre and being a foodie, once i heard about it I had to come. I was not disappointed. The food was amazing, service was great, and ambiance was stellar. Would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wouldn't go back
    Plur420
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our waiter was very nice and they had a big table to accommodate all nine of us. However the food was just mediocre at best.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Expeirence!
    Neecy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was a great experience for our Retirement Group! All of the food was great and, we had food to take home for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Specialty Pasta
    crazy4goodfood
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food was terrific ! Excellent and will be going back before end of the month. My specialty pasta was in a spicy tomato sauce with pepperoni and sausage and other one was to die for with chicken and fried eggplant. It's my understanding these Pasta dishes change at end of October. Service was great and atmosphere is cozy Old World Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dining
    October4th
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We reserved seating for 16 people and 15 showed up. The service was terrible because none of the servers was on the same page. We had dinner style and I was at a table of 8 people and one of the entrees was spaghetti and we received 1 bowl and when I asked for another bowl to share one waitress told me sure and the other came back and said no that was it for the evening. The bar was another issue, they ran out of a certain liqour and was told that they mainly serve wine, well okay, take it off the bar for customers to see. We was suppose to get drinks with the dinner style menu and was never offered, so we complained and got nothing but excuses. The overall dining experience was terrible and I'm not recommending to anyone.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    There were 8 of us celebrating a friends birthday, that we thought was going to be exciting because two people in the group recommended this place. We waited like 30 minutes before we could get our waiter to come over and take our drink orders, which he got mixed up, and were very watery tasting. Then it took him another 30 minutes to take our food orders, which was ok, but we had filled up on bread and salad, so when our entrees came out, we were not really hungry any more. The two people who recommended this place was really disappointed, because the 3 other times of them coming to this particular place, they received excellent service the whole way through....maybe the waiter was having a bad day, that's why I would still recommend it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sad experience
    Kate524
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I made a reservation of four. When I arrived it seemed the receptionist had no clue of my reservation, yet I received a confirmation email and a reminder of my reservation. After we ordered our food it took well over an hour to get it. While my food was good, my counterparts food was completely cold. Their were two cooks and they both started arguing which was very unprofessional if we could hear it way across the dining room. We also noticed the tables around us were having issues with their food. I would not recommended this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food - Great Service
    Charlie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We arrived early so the restaurant was empty except for us and the staff. The service was excellent. The food was good, but not like what my mother used to make. To be fair, I'm Sicilian and my mother was a great cook. this is a good place to go if you want a decent Italian meal with generous portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nika
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Enjoyed every minute! The staff is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food and service....but I have had to follow up with them on twice for different dining trips about receiving my OpenTable points. Didn't receive them for this trip either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    When Buca first opened the managers were about making sure everyone was catered to. I asked the manager if this kind of service would remain in place down the road. He assured me it would. We went there last Wednesday for dinner. We waited at least 15 minutes, No wait staff approached us at all. We got tired of being agnored so we went to Ruby Tuesday. What happen to the service you promised, managers at Buca.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.2
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service2.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Waldorf reviews archive.
  • Good food, shareable portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Bucca di Beppo is one of my favorites and has been for a few years now. Glad they opened an additional location. Definitely kid friendly; 2 fussy kids there during my recent visit. This new location has a large space and attached to mall, so you can walk off your food afterwards. Great service and attention.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have referred this restaurant to my friends and family. Everything was great the sitting was not so good. My family shared the small room with another family and we had to continuously ask them to excuse use so that we could go to the bathroom or leave. We were disturbing them well they tried to enjoy their food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO SLOW
    BiCoastalDiner
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We would not recommend this restaurant. They claim to be family style. There were 10 of us and we had to wait for everything. And the restaurant was empty. When the food did come out only half were served. The balance of our group had to wait. We had to ask numerous times for drink refills, alcoholic drinks (which were not good), crushed red pepper, etc. What a missed opportunity to impress a group of people who could then tell 10 more people each of a good experience!
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  • My First visit and not my last!
    SweetSinger25
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    What a great experience! I made reservations for a special occasion and received great service even before I had reached the dY of the reservation. The restaurant had called to double check my reservation and to find out what the special occasion was. When we reached the restaurant we were given impeccable service! Everyone was so nice. We had ordered a bruschetta and unfortunately they were out but the manager had treated us to mozzarella instead, no charge! I have worked in food services before and can be really picky about customer service but this place was more than satisfactory. I highly recommend everyone coming for an amazing experience and a delicious meal!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 1st Time Diner
    OpenTableDiner2013VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were looking for a family-friendly place to have dinner after a long afternoon activity and I found Buca de Beppo on Open Table. The hostess was excellent, personable, engaging with the two children in our party and genuinely welcoming to us as first time diners. Food was served family style and the portions were generous---we even had leftovers. The food was very good. Our server wasn't quite as attentive as the hostess had been but all in all, it was a pleasant family dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Very disappointed overall. You were out of veal and you didn't have the wine we asked for. Our waitress also was the bartender, so she was not always available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too expensive
    Ellen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Family style servings, everything is ala carte. Too expensive for what you get. Would not go back.
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  • Great family style Italian dining
    CeeCeeDCVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I love everything about Buca di Beppo. Great food, affordable price, fun ambiance and wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is great and deffentely filling. we love eating at Buca di Beppo.. i would recommend it to anyone..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mustlove2dine2
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our dining out that evening was wonderful as usual (This was our 3rd. time there) We enjoyed to food, service and the atmosphere. It became a little noisy later after a family of (2) adults and (5) children were seated next to us. Overall it was a good dining experience. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Trip
    DRobVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I took the family there to celebrate a birthday. There was a total of seven of us. There was plenty of food and it was excellent. The staff was courteous and attentive. We ordered 3 big dishes so took a little while to get to the table. The food was hot and delicious. The dessert was a bonus.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    JansreviewsVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The setting is interesting. When we first walked in there were so many vintage pictures. We ate very late so the wait wasn't bad at all. Our waitress was very nice and accomodating. The food is rather pricey but it's family style dining so the portions are huge. I ate at the restaurant 3 days ago and STILL have leftovers. The restaurant was closing and I was trying to hurry as to not hold them up but no one tried to rush us. It was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good
    Katlin2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I would not recommend it!! It was terrible the service and the experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The whole family loved it!
    Deborah
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went to the Waldorf restaurant for an early Mothers Day dinner. We loved it! The food was fabulous as was the service. Patrick was very attentive to our needs the whole time we were there and Kira came over as well even though we weren't her table. We got to take plenty of food home to enjoy the next day. I saw a review that said the small lasagna wasn't enough and they had to order another one....???? Ours was huge! Four of us ate some of it and 3 of us ate the leftovers the next day! We will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not do great
    disappointed
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My sausage and peppers was so over cooked that I could not even cut them. I did not give it back because the waitress was so nice. My Alfredo was dry. I won't come again.
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    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday lunch
    Vivian
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Ten of us enjoyed lovely lunch and the food was delicious. Two dinners were slow in arriving to the table and the waitress announced (before we complained about the slow service) that they were "comping" those two meals. I still wish that smaller portions were available. One does not always want to share a meal, nor take half of it home. My other wish is for a diet-friendly choice or two. --Vivian
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and personalities
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The server and the host were both very helpful and made the experience fun and enjoyable for all that were there
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic furnishings ok food
    kimma
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Went to Bucca as a first timer. Professional, courteous waitstaff. Family style menu was explained in detail. Tried the lasagna, chicken parm , garlic bread and cesear salad. Chicken was cooked well but lacking in flavor. lasagna was tasty but noodles could have been more al dente. Ok wine selection. Good fun local for groups and ok for kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great but the
    sahoward
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The food was great but the service was horrible. We waited for an hour before the server even took our order. He didn't visit the table much. Everytime the hostess sat someone in the section that we were in, we had to ask her to get us things such as refills, bread, OUR SERVER. It was my mother in laws birthday. She has never been to this restaurant and asked that we take her. The experience was HORRIBLE! We will not be returning to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent, but costly
    DonHVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is a chain restaurant that serves very large portions, meant to be shared. The bar didn't carry Makers Mark or Wild Turkey. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall, the meal was overpriced.
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  • Everything was there but descretion
    palance
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food was really pretty good. Our young waiter felt like my wife needed more attention than I did. Food servers had no idea where it was supposed to go and rolled their eyes a lot. The manager's sarcasm with staff was embarrassing. An evening out with our daughter and on my wife's birthday was like a reality show and full of tension and drama. Even an impromptu interview with a applicant in front of the bathrooms. I hate to be this blunt, but giving such an inexperienced and unprofessional group such a nice franchise is like lipstick on a pig. I am sure we will be back because of it's potential in a market that needs them but in the meantime, but management has a lot of work to do- and they can start with themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    bucafan1
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have been to several Buca restaurants in Florida, Arizona, and Washington, DC. The new Buca is Waldorf, MD seems smaller than the other Buca restaurants, but they do a great job. We had a great server (again). Her name was Amanda. The shrimp and spinach pasta was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday in the pope room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner celebration. Patrick, our server was very friendly, professional and helpful with suggestions. We would definately consider coming back for more special occasions. The food is memorable! YUMMY!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet