I made reservations on line
I made reservations on line at the last moment for a holiday Sunday. Was very surprised that there was something available. When we got there, they were ready for us. Staff (from welcoming to waiter on) was so nice and friendly and I know they were hazzled because of all the extra people that day. My husband was hesitant because he really doesn't like to share a dish he picks out. He was stuffed and we still have enough to bring home. A VERY pleasant experience.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice place and lots of food
Nice place and lots of food for the money. The food is okay. And you don't order for yourself, rather, you order family style. I like it.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second trip, first to this
Second trip, first to this one in Maryland, I had visited the restaurant in Las Vegas. Uniformly outstanding food..worth the visit. My son and his fiance joined me, and it was a perfect family place. Service was very good, energetic, will say the entrees took a bit longer than I would have expected. Overall, very memorable and will return as soon as I can.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
While it is an experience, the cost for a family of 5 to grab dinner here was noticeably higher than other comparable restaurants. You will leave here full and satisfied by the overall taste of the food, but the check (now a week later) still resonates as a bit over expectation for what it was.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whatever you Order is Delicious
I would recommend Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg in a heart beat. Once my husband and I walked in, we received a warm welcome, were walked to our table without having to wait and once we reached our table, we were told who our waiter will be.
The food that we ordered was delicious. I ordered the Chicken Cannelloni, which was the perfect temperature and every bite was a delight. My husband ordered the Penne Arrabbiata, which again was the perfect temperature and tasty. We ordered the small portions and we still had to take the leftovers home, but we did not mind at all.
For dessert we ordered the cheesecake, which was creamy, but not too rich, so each bite did not feel heavy.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience and you will too.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a very enjoyable
My wife and I had a very enjoyable Mother's Day dinner at Buca. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to the Buca for Mother's Day and had a great time -- great service as always, and some of the newer items on the menu were quite good. will be back!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quantity AND Quality!
The food & service at Buca never disappoint! No matter who waits on us, we are treated like their best customer. It's impossible to leave this restaurant hungry & we love that we get several extra dinners from the leftovers. Sometimes quantity causes quality to decline--not here! Everything always tastes fresh & is cooked perfectly. It's gone from our special occasion place to our let's get together with friends on the weekend place. Keep up the good work!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were great. We had our teething toddler with us, who was not in a good mood and the staff was very accommodating and inviting to distract her. Will definitely continue to visit. Great place to go with family and kids.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great fathers day meal
We were visiting the DC area on fathers day and we went there and had a blast. The food was good and the service was out of this world. I wish they would build a Buca in Richmond Va, we do try to go to one every time we travel and one is near by. Heep up the good work.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family Event - Early evening - Wait time minimal, 5 minutes since we had reservations. Waitress was slow to attend to us after we were seated. But once she engaged she was very good and made up for the initial delay.
Portion sizes were grand, food was hot , texture and flavors just right. Place reminds me of Rome. You can't go wrong authentic Italian cuisine. Before you leave you have got to get dessert. Everything we tried was a hit - the kids are ready to return today.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Fun
My daughters and I took my husband to Buca for Father's Day, knowing that it would be a tasty treat with even tastier left overs. We weren't disappointed! We always get a kick out of the ambiance inside Buca's restaurants. It's like you've walked into a giant Italian wedding and everyone is happy to see you. Our waitress was fantastic - attentive from the start, despite the crowded room. She was well informed about the menu, patient with our indecisiveness and timely when we were ready for doggie bags. The manager was mingling with the tables checking to be sure all was well. Overall, our lunch at Buca was a fabulous way to celebrate Father's Day. (Still trying to rally enough people to sit at the Pope Table!)
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant! The wait staff are very attentive, the atmosphere is very eclectic, there is so much to look at. The food is delicious. We sat at the kitchen table and loved the experience of seeing the cook and wait staff in action. We went for a birthday celebration and were delighted with a candleabra being brought to our table as the staff sang their version of "Happy Birthday". My teenage children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Definately a fun experience and will be going back again with a group of friends.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Indeed, I liked everything I eat. Last time we had fried calamari and baked pasta, delicious. I can't complain about the food and the service, the only thing I don't like is the noise. Every time we eat there, the noise level is too high. I have a 5 years old son and I tell him all the time not to talk so loud, except when we eat at Buca di Beppo... He is next to me and I don't hear what he's saying...
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decent Italian food at a reasonable
Decent Italian food at a reasonable price. We went on a weekday, and it was not crowded. The service was really good. It was an enjoyable dinner.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
always a good time
Service is good. Food is very good. The manager always comes by and chats with her customers which is nice.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Italian Cuisine was excellent! The servings were enormous! The staff were very good!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great time at Buca
One of the many great things about Buca is the consistency. You can be assured of a fantastic meal whenever you visit. We had the spicy chicken rigatoni, the veal saltimbocca, and the apple gorgonzola salad. All were prepared perfectly and served quickly. I always enjoy going there.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the restaurant wasn't a bit crowded they put four of us at a table that should be used as a two top. It was hard to have a small salad, two small entres and four drinks on the table. Sort of silly when there were five tables in our room alone that were empty.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday Out with the Family
Went out for a quick bite before taking my daughter to get a new bike, in and out quickly food was tasty, kids were happy!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place for big appetites
1) The portions are large ( I will leftovers for days)
2) The staff is friendly
3) The desserts are wonderful
Best to go during lunch or when it is not too busy. I am glad the company is expanding into new areas. I am waiting for the St. Charles Mall location.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buca Always Delivers
Whether it's a special occasion or just hanging with friends, Buca always serves up delicious food! The service is terrific too! We've been trying to try a new dish each time we go & have loved everything whether it was an old favorite or a new one! Thanks for another great night out!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my daughter who will
I took my daughter who will be heading off to college in a few weeks. It was a great chance for me to catch up with her and her plans this Fall. She loves pasta and Italian food, so bucca was a great place to take her. The atmosphere and ambiance were perfect for celebration, and greatly enjoyed the stuff shells and pesto pasta. The service was good, and the cost was reasonable considering the quality. Great evening, I would highly recommend bucca, and will be back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A repeat time and time again
Bucca is always a favorite of mine to visit and take friends time and time again. Portions are awesome the atmosphere is welcoming. I love it there
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
fresh and friendly
The ambiance is superb. The food is great. The portions and the service are incredible!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bucca di Beppo is a go-to restaurant for family birthdays and special occasions. The flavorful food is served family style, and the portions are huge. The service is super friendly and runs like clockwork, and the decor is super tacky, with nuns on motorcycles and black and provocative white photos throughout. Everything is clean. It is a great place for having fun.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great but booths too small
We were a group of 6 adults (made a reservation the day before) and we were seated in a booth that way too small for 6 (4 were ok).
We asked to move to a 6 table and we were told ok but then they told us that table was reserved and was to be joined to another table. So they seated us on a booth (supposedly) for 8 that could accommodate 6 just fine.
Everything else was great (food, waitress etc) but had they not moved us from the small booth it would have been a disaster.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and the friends we took there really enjoyed it!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect. It was my mom's birthday and she had a great time! My kids loved the food and the family friendly atmosphere made everyone comfortable.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
vibrant atmosphere,great waiter
I took my kids there for dinner on Friday night. They are 12 & 13.
everything was delicious. our waiter...I think it was Max, was exceptionally nice and helpful.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food and atmosphere
We picked a Wednesday night for dinner with relatives in a restaurant where conversation would be easy. The smaller individual rooms lends itself well to dinner and great conversation with a minimum of background noise. We were not rushed and enjoy a relaxed family style meal with real family!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite place
This is our favorite place to eat. The food is wonderful and very reasonable. The atmosphere is terrific. The staff is amazing!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner
As always, the food was great. This time though, the service was sloooooooooowwwwwwwwww. It took an extremely long time to get our food, even though the restaurant was not busy at all. But overall it was another great dinner.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a lovely time with my daughter at the restaurant. The waitress was very kind and respectful. Loved the pizza and salad! Also the Italian specialty pear drink was delicious.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to have a night out
We visited one my parents were in town. It was great food great service really didn't have anything to complain about, we had a very nice evening.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of food and wonderful
Lots of food and wonderful olive oil. We dined early so it was pretty quiet. Server was very attentive.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although a chain, they try very hard to present themselves as local. Food is good not outstanding and portions are large
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent Italian Food
Buca di Beppo has a wide variety of traditional Italian meals to choose from. Most of them are pretty standard and are good. I haven't tried everything but the stand outs so far are the regular lasagna and the Chicken Carbonara. Definitely worth the trip and I would highly recommend them.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Food
I was very satisfied with the food and service. I believe my waiter was Aydin although I'm not sure if I spelled it correctly. Anyways, he was great and friendly and did everything a server is suppose to do correctly. I use to wait tables myself so I know what to look for. Usually, I don't see waiters take the right steps but he did. Had our drinks filled at all times, checked on us after a few bites of the food, and mostly was there when we needed him, was gone when we didn't need him, and was entertaining while he was there. Also, knowledgeable on everything The only complaint I have was that I was sat in what was the apparent kids section while I was clearly on a date. Not the waiter's fault though.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food - plenty of leftovers.
Celebrated a birthday with a small party. Had appetizers, salad and three main courses. There was plenty to go-round and everybody got to take some home. Wine was excellent and the service was great. Table was near the service end of the bar and was a little too noisy, but the overall noise level is high anyway. Took advantage of a great Veteran's Day special using an e-coupon.
A long time favorite of ours for when we take family.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eating with friends and Buca
Buca is a great restaurant to go to whenever we want to eat with our friends. As a family we won't go alone, but with another couple, or a special visitor, it's a regular stop. The service on this visit was wonderful. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone interested in a special family occasion.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great time
This location of Buca di Beppo is consistently a great experience. We generally go here for family birthdays and it is so much fun! This time, we ate in the kitchen, which you have to request in advance. The family portions are huge and tasty, and the staff very friendly and helpful. The decor is tastefully tacky, and John Waters would certainly approve! Highly recommended.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the food.
We had the chicken with sausage & ziti. It was wonderful! And the cannolis were heavenly. The waitress was an expert.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Buca provided a surprisingly delicious traditional turkey dinner at Thanksgiving. The sausage dressing was especially good. I recommend it for anyone who it looking for an alternative to cooking all day. Many thanks to the staff for taking time away from their families to help make dinners for everyone. Buca is a wonderful place to have an alternative Thanksgiving!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Buca's many times and I love the fact they are open for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This year the offered a Thanksgiving feast. It wasn't their best effort.
It started out with the waitress just as confused about the menu as we were. She was going by the picture on the menu as we were. The picture was not accurate. She had to leave twice to ask questions and still seemed confused. The sides were undersized and cold. They provided no serving utensils other than the one very large spoon for the turkey. The turkey was very good other than a large piece of fat running along the outside edge.
I would have given 5 stars for the food if we had ordered off the Italian menu. Stick with that and you can't go wrong.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
thanksgiving at Buca
This is the third year my wife and I have celebrated thanksgiving at Buca. It is without a doubt the best meal, the price is right, the service and food are excellent and my wife didn't have to clean up afterward. In addition, we had leftovers for another meal. my compliments to you guys for and extremely wonderful time.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Good and Reliable
Love the food! Best eggplant parmigiana anywhere!! Service is top notch. Hard to believe its a chain.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even Problems are No Problem!
A dish was dropped in the kitchen and broke in the pot with the meatballs. Since we had ordered spaghetti and meatballs, a mgr came to tell us what happened and offered to change our order to meat sauce, adding that she would try to send us home with meatballs. Our waiter later told us that since the meatballs wouldn't be ready for us to take home, the manager took the spaghetti off the bill entirely. Both our waiter and the manager kept us apprised of what was going on so there were no surprises. They handled a kitchen disaster with grace and ensured the customer was happy. Our waiter was phenomenal throughout and our food was delicious. These are just some of the reasons Buca tops our favorite places to dine list! Keep up the good work!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Margaret is an excellent server. Food was perfect! Great for a birthday celebration.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great group experience
We had 9 adults at a rectangular table in a cozy room with 5 smaller tables and it worked out fine.
Food was plentiful and service was excellent. Boxed up leftovers which we'll eat for days.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM