Buca di Beppo - DC
Buca di Beppo - DC

Buca di Beppo - DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 2022328466x
  • 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: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Scott Reynolds
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: 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: Florida Avenue
  • Public Transit: Buca di Beppo is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Metro Dupont Cirlce stop, exit NQ.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public, paid parking is available parking structure off Florida Avenue.

    Valet service is available seven days a week after 5pm for $7.
A word from Buca di Beppo - DC
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - DC reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (57)kid-friendly (38)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (16)romantic (10)hot spot (7)late-night find (7)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Got Food???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Buca di Beppo in Washington, DC is quite a find. Perfect for families and special occasions. Food is spectacular, pasta melts in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Chain Big Cost
    Geokam85
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If you don't know Italian, then you will love this Red Lobster of Italian food. They try, but it's a formular that's hit or miss. The DC restaurant is out of place and not one of the best of the chains facilities. Very costly from the perspective that it's easy to over order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm Spot
    IREGGAEI
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a place where you will not leave hungry. I do recommend getting the small portion if there is only 2 of you. Great atmosphere that gives you a warm spot in your belly and heart. That could have been the big margarita I had too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Buca di Beppo is great for big groups, but the extremely slow service of the drinks did not start the dinner off very well. It was obvious that more than one bartender was needed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food , but a bit slow
    dinewmr
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The servers were accommodating and seated us with only part of our party at the restaurant. Our appetizers and food came at the same time and one appetizer was short the proper number of items. I was told that one would be comped , but I had to ask to have it take off after it was still on the bill. One drink order was wrong. The food orders were correct. We repeatedly had to ask for drink refills. The service was slow overall.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • celebration of two families
    kimfromminn
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our daughter graduated from Howard University and 17 of us celebrated at Buca including 9 members of her birth family. We came from Minnesota, her mom and others from Florida and Boston. We needed a restaurant that does larger groups with ease. The service was excellent, food delicious and varied and we spent precious time together in the fantastically decorated 'PopeRoom'. My favorite dish was the Veal Saltimbocca. A great night! Thank you Buca! We know Buca, as their birthplace is Minnesota!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place
    butymom
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A great place, I love your restaurant. I recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fun Place with GOOD Food
    Luvfunnfood
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Bocca Di Peppo is an Italian restaurant with great ambiance. The walls are covered with pictures and memorabilia that resonates of Italian heritage and humor. You can walk through the kitchen to get to your table and they even have a booth in there, if that's where you want to eat. My favorite is the Pope's Room (for groups of 10 to 14). There are pictures of all the popes, their version of Michangelo's ceiling and a large lazy susan with a Pope's head in the center. The food is plentiful and the bread is freshly baked. It is served family style. The portions are Very large. We had six people ordered a large salad, a large shells(a little spicy), and a chicken dish and had leftovers....more than enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Buca!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food was great!! Once we got our food the waiter never came back. We had to track him down for the bill. Other than that, it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food & atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My family and I enjoyed our night of oversized portions, excellent food, and a comfortable, alive atmosphere in this very reasonable family-portion restaurant. Recommend to anyone who loves Italian food in DC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Our server, Keith was outstanding. He went above and beyond and made our dining experience wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be pushy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    A group of us came here to have a pasta dinner before running a race the next day. Our server, while nice, was a pushy with the upselling. We obviously weren't going to be drinking and let her know that, however, she was pushing the specialty drinks hard. When my husband and my sister's boyfriend ordered beers and didn't order another one she repeatedly asked if they wanted another (they already said no!). We ordered appetizers and 3 large entrees for our group, yet she still asked if we wanted salad. Uh, no. I think we have enough food thank you. Lastly she made a final push for desserts but by that point we were tired of getting upsold. The food is decent and as expected from this chain, but the service was overbearing & almost bullying!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Fun
    wineho
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We planned dinner here specifically because it's such a kid friendly and reliable spot. Food is on target and service was great. We had a 5:00 reservation and due to timing had to change it to 4:00 late lunch/early dinner. Restaurant was already packed but accommodated us with a great attitude. We not only had lots for dinner, but plenty for a late night snack and our daughter had leftovers for another night. When traveling with kids it's nice to have a spot they will enjoy along with the adults.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite good
    rosariot
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The place is not the best for an Italian meal but it is a nice place to eat
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced for what you get
    GFdiner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was just okay (taste). Kids meals were mostly a bowl of pasta with very little else. Adult veal Marsala was chewy, not big enough for 2, and over priced. The vegetable sides were also small and over priced. Desserts are large but nothing that is Gluten free. The service was really slow. Not sure if that was just our waiter who may have newer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality control no longer evident
    luvBuca
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We waited for 45 minutes for our salad and two entrees - linguini with clams in a white sauce and prosciutto stuffed chicken parmigiana. The food was cold even though the plates were hot. The dishes were bland and tasteless lacking the proper spices. When we complained to the Manager he said the kitchen was having problems with the ingredients and comped our entrees. We were not alone in complaining. The couple behind us complained about the slowness of the kitchen and another group next to us was getting ready to walk out since they also had not been served their food. Keep in mind the restaurant was virtually empty with three couples in a very large room. There is simply no excuse for the lack of quality control in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great food, great service and overall great experience!!! The kids had a great time and my parents enjoyed their first experience there. Our server Antoine was attentive to our needs and went above and beyond. Great choice for large groups. The noise level is extremely loud on weekends so if you're looking for a quiet place this would not be it, the noise adds to it's charm though.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring an appetite
    Dochooley
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    This was our family's second time dining here, visiting from out of town. And I am sure we will return. The food is excellent and the service is very attentive. The meals are family style, meant to be shared. So be prepared to restrict the number of menu items you can try, eat a ridiculous amount, or take a lot home. But it's still possible to do all three.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Bucca Di Beppo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    One of my all time favorite italian resturaunts food was great but service was horrible and the noise level was too high i didnt felt comfortable eating or couldnt talk or have a conversation with any people at my table i can understand they are having a birthday party but at least put us in a room that was decent for us to have a nice evening to relax to. Not a great place for lonely couples
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can I Just stare at the Photos?!
    Lisa
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    When first walking in, the staff gave me a tour of the restaurant including the kitchen. Awesome! There are 3 thousand treasured photos to look at. Amazing. Put those phones away, no Googgl'ng, just try to remember people, places and things and you will enjoy the conversation. A fantastic experience. And Dean Martin singing in the background.......!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic family-style Italian
    DanManVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dined at the DC Buca di Beppo April 5. Despite two busloads of people preceding us in being seated the experience was enjoyable it's a bit noisy but it's a classic family-style Italian experience and the food is Surprisingly good for such a big operation. Good for large groups and when you don't mind having a boisterous crowded family atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian "Chain" restaurant
    MrEdkilledmyz
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have always loved Buca, when you walk in it feels like you are walking into your family's house and they welcome you with open arms. The Family style portions add to the welcoming feel and the food is excellent. IMHO Buca is the BEST Italian "chain" restaurant around. Better than Olive Garden, Carrabbas, Macaroni Grill, That's Amore, the entire lot of them! I made a reservation about a half hour before we arrived and when we got there 2 busloads of tourists had just shown up and were walking in, it didn't matter, we were seated almost right away. Great service, great food, great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great but Slightly Pricey Italian
    MissToni
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Loved this spot. Nothing bad to say about the service or the food. Both were excellent. The menu selection was fabulous. I thought the prices were a little on the high side but not exorbitantly so. You absolutely paid for what you got though. I would for sure go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere!
    Angie
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Buca di Beppo was a great pick for our group after a long day of conference sessions. It was a good place for us to unwind and it was within walking distance from the Washington Hilton. Good food; great atmosphere. I liked that we were able to make reservations through the Open table app.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash
    Larry
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Sat at the Pope's table with a group of 18 for a birthday celebration. Had a fantastic time. The group in the room next to us was way too loud; I'm glad they left after a short while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun and good food!
    IrishTraveler
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Went to the restaurant with a group from work and it was a great experience. The food is served family style so we each had a blast trying the various dishes. We also struck up conversation with some individuals at an adjacent table that added to the fun. I would most certainly recommend this restaurant for a group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Barbster
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I so enjoyed an evening out with friends. I loved the family style dining and generous portions. It's not eating at home, but pretty close to it. And the dessert sunday...wow...HUGE!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian chain food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The staff were courteous but the food was mediocre at best for Italian food. Carmine's delivers better italian food. Ok for school bus loads of kids, which about 3 bus loads piled in while we were there. My daughter commented she stopped there in her last high school trip.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great and a lot of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was great and a lot of it had to take doggy bags. Price were a little high. Could not use the the 4 for 4 for $40 coupon that brought me there -too limited . So you may lose business with some customers who feel the coupon doesnt work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for big groups
    JIll
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This is a wonderful place for a big group of people to get together to celebrate a special event. If you are after a quiet romantic evening, then this is not the place for you. It did quieten down around 10. A lot of fun, a great vibe, lots of noise, laughter, singing and the staff really got into it. Really huge portions so plenty to share around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Dinner
    Groupie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Dinner portions are huge, even for 2 people. Loved the baked ziti and eggplant parm! Dessert was delicious as was the white sangria!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Even got a tour of the kitchen which was quite clean!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in all ways
    mich
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was such a wonderful experience with great food good company that we went back to the restaurant twice during our stay. We come to this restaurant every time we are in Washing D.C. and half a great time. The Manager and the staff where wonderful, thoughtful and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Family Restaurant
    3boysMamanDad
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I made reservations ahead because that's what we do with 3 under 5 years old. It makes things run smoothly. We loved the restaurant.We had the mini meatballs for our appetizer. They were delicious. We also got the kids Mac n cheese and kids spaghetti and meatballs. Those were also tasty and tasted fresh and not boxed or frozen. We he the chicken with prosciutto and linguine... It was delicious! My spouse and I shared it. It was enough to take leftovers home. Our waiter was attentive, polite, informed and fast! Our food got to us in a timely manner and piping hot like it should be. It was overall a wonderful experience from a high end chain restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The trouble with this place
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The trouble with this place is the service. The food is OK, but very inconsistent. No one there has a command of the English language any more and become annoyed when you ask then to repeat something because you didn't understand them. The tour and explanation at the beginning of dinner was totally lost on us this time, as the young lady, who was very nice, barely spoke English and was inaudible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    It was a great dining experience as always. Great place to celebrate my daughter's birthday! Thanks again!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd layout
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We ad to walk through the kitchen to get to our seats The restaurant was very warm Service and food were good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little Italy in DC!
    Willow1
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The atmosphere is great. The server was good. A little slow at the bar. The food was absolutely delicious! The marinara sauce was old world style. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so much fun
    luv2eatbread
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    great food especially for groups. pretty cheap and we all had leftovers. except we ate so much bread our waitress started avoiding us. but good overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    Porky1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent food and superb customer service . The overall Experience was lovely .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.