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
74 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (63)kid-friendly (42)special occasion (28)neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (21)great for lunch (10)romantic (9)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca is Best!
    kimJ
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Time and time again, Buca di Beppo is our family's choice for special occasion celebrations and anytime we're in the mood for really good Italian food. Buca's staff is friendly and very attentive to our needs. We've been back so many times that the staff recognizes us, celebrates with us and treats us like family. Buca never disappoints! The food is awesome and the staff is awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    blove
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was blown away by how large the restaurant was! And it has sections for different atmospheres (party, family, romantic, etc.) The food portions are HUGE and worth every dollar! The staff and customer service are outstanding, and I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Small Kids
    Balletgirl1980VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We dined here on Valentine's Day. We had our 4 year old twins with us and the large booth was perfect. Nothing fussy about the food. It was good spaghetti and antipasta. Decor is kitschy but it made the atmosphere. Attentive waiter but not overbearing. Enjoyable family night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, our first time
    Steelersgirl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food, our first time and we had a little tour of the kitchen which was really nice! Portions were GREAT for sharing! My kids had a ball!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for the Family
    njohns17
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went to Buca with my girlfriend for a date not knowing what I would find. I wanted to go to an Italian restaurant that wouldn't kill my wallet. While it wasn't as romantic as I would've liked, it was fun and entertaining. The portions were huge, and the prices were great for the amount of food you get. I could see myself coming back in the future, but not for a date. It has more of a family kind of feel to it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise level
    JRmom
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our dining experience began with a room full of middle school students who were extremely rude and loud. It was a wonderful teaching experience for my young children. The resturant staff apologized regularly and these one half of our meal was quiet and fun on valentines day
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    FoodieForLife
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious as usual and the drinks were fabulous. What we really noticed was the incredible level of service. The staff was very attentive to us and went the extra mile on multiple occasions-down to closing the door directly in front of us to prevent drafts and holding on to our table even though I was running late. The sangria was delicious and the baked ziti was divine-very creamy. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday with Friends
    CWR49
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My girlfriends wanted to take me out for my birthday and we selected Buca di Beppo. Great choice. We had a wonderful waitress, great food & drinks. Great way to celebrate any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WILL go again (and again)
    love2eat
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    and again.....you walk in and you feel like family. every wait staff has a smile on and they seem to be genuinely happy to serve you. managers in view, making sure things are running smoothly. food servings ample and delicious. fresh ingredients are obvious. no rush to move on. desserts also made on location. just an overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Sandy575
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The service was great and the food was excellent. I like this place because the food has a "homemade taste" and reminds me of my grandma's cooking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vibrant Birthday Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    My family and I enjoyed our recent Buca experience. With the exception of a veal dish (a little blah, chewy and not tender), we enjoyed other delicious entrees. The servers offered excellent service and attention to my guests. They smiled, cared, and met our every request. I definitely will return with guests. I consider Buca one of my favorite family-friendly spots.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good restaurant for family dinner
    OpenTableFanVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My brother and his family visited from PA this weekend. They have 4 young children (10 y/o and younger). I made a reservation (for 10) at B di B through Open Table. The restaurant was very accommodating when I asked to delay the reservation time by 30 minutes. Our table was ready when we arrived. The service was good. The waiter was very accommodating when I asked to send the first bottle of wine back after he'd poured four glasses. He brought a second bottle and only charged us for two glasses of the first one. We were there for almost two hours, so the kids were getting a little restless near the end of the night. The staff let the kids wander a bit and didn't complain.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The waiter brought us the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The waiter brought us the wrong salad and sauce for our pasta. She apologized, but didn't fix the order or adjust the bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Good place to go with large groups and kids. Meals are ordered for two or four people and plates are big.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed out of table
    Hapster04
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We made a reservation a week in advance, but when we arrived they told us that they had overbooked and our table needed to be used for another party soon after our reservation. We would have been happy to finish on time, but they reminded us that we needed to hurry up MULTIPLE times and staff hovered over our table during the meal to make sure we were out early. It was not relaxing or enjoyable. It was NOT our fault they overbooked, and it made for a very awkward dinner party. In fact, we even overheard the staff complaining to each other that we were "still there". Good food, but keep in mind that making a reservation does not mean much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service was not
    Brian
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Good food, service was not real fast but we weren't there to be in a hurry, prices are high. We'll go again, but not regularly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca is Great
    Henderson
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Buca is a great place. Food is always good at very reasonable prices. This combined with always-pleasant service and the rather fun Italian ambience makes Buca a great place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    DiningWithKids
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Service was excellent!! Staff catered to our needs, we had an infant and a 3 year old in our group of 11. Would return! ESpecially enjoyed the seafood linguine and chicken glorioso! Staff sung for wedding anniversary that was celebrated. Had an early Saturday eve supper, hence the quiet environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No one does family style like
    Kathleen
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    No one does family style like Buca's. The service is friendly, welcoming and joyful. We have an outstanding dinner on New Year's Eve. There were 9 of us. All of our food was delicious, warm and abundant. It started our New Year out wonderfully!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    Roblva
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had 7 people and given the family style sharing we had 4 different meals. The larger the group the better the variety you can have. All the food was good and is isn't as formal or stuffy as say a Maggiano's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas At Bucca
    ddeeds
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Great salad and pizza. So so spaghetti and marinara. Excellent Italian Creme Cake. Service was underwhelming. Asked several times for bread and it finally arrived with the entree. Appreciated that wine glass was obviously clean but not that my wine tasted like detergent. Waiter was inattentive, at best. It was Christmas so maybe service is better on non-holidays. Love this place in my hometown but doubt I do this location again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, lousy service!
    reign2k303
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    If you are looking for a decent family style meal with lousy service, this is the place. I went on Christmas Day and the service was not only awful, but our waiter was very unknowledgeable of the menu & we waited almost an hour for our food WITHOUT the waiter giving us notice! Never again! You'll do better with Canines or Maggiano's.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • More busy than expected for
    Twblose
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    More busy than expected for Christmas Day, :), but that added to the energy. Great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not Italian
    FredRob5509
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Chain standard blah with themeless decorations. I have been to other Bucca's. This one is the worst. Run by incompetents with no concern for customer's experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This service was horrible. Took us over 2 hours even though we ordered within 15 minutes of sitting. We never got our wine and had to ask for plates after our food had already arrived. Ended up getting our own plates because it took so long.
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    • Noise LevelModerate