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Buca di Beppo - Albany

4.2
498 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(518) 459-2822
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Townsend
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central Avenue
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Parking details
Free self parking in private lot.
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Public transit
CDTA Bus Stop on Wolf Road and Central.
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Special events & promotions
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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.

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What 498 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.0
service
3.9
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4.0
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Waitress was not very attentive. Usually get bigger portions. They need to go back to Italian bread

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Not a great experience. The hostess took us through the kitchen to our table which really put me off almost immediately. We ordered 3 shared meals, 1 kids meal and a side of mozzarella garlic bread that came out BEFORE any of the food so was cold by the time the food arrived. They forgot about one of our orders that two in our group were sharing—we had to remind the waiter and by the time it showed up, everyone was done eating. One in our party ordered the Caprese salad and asked for balsamic which failed to arrive until even after the late entree. The place feels dirty to me..and the cheap, plastic flowers out front in the hanging baskets don’t help. We had been patrons before, many years ago in another state and left feeling impressed but this time was so disappointing that we won’t be back. Do yourself a favor and get your Italian food fix elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Birthday
Greatvtime

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Pizza was great.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service hot food

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

A bit loud.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Parents visiting from out of town — great spot for a lively dinner. Delicious food and great service!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas dinner. Main dishes were delicious, especially the Brussels sprouts dish. However, the tomatoes in the caprese salad were not very ripe. I would go back.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Evert year for Christmas Eve with family. Great as usual.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food!! Chicken limone and veal parm were amazing, we also loved the atmosphere

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Great meal and very good waitress. Dine here often.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Our trip to Buca was great. The food was excellent and I would recommend them to all. The atmosphere was great and the service was great as well.

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3.0Dined on September 25, 2017

We arrive early the waitress was very nice very attentive. The sangria was very delicious. We decided to do family style we got the buca trio platter it was ok. It was not yummy. Next we got the spicy chicken Rigatoni. The pasta was very plain no flavor the sauce was not yummy nothing to be exited about and the chicken looked to be frozen which I hate the taste of it. The place was entertaining looks like a museum.

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Food tastes better than it looks. Atmosphere is dingy! Nice waiter!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

All food is family style...
Food is great

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

I made a 6 pm reservation on Father's Day, for a party of 7. We arrived about 6:05, and was told the table was being prepared. We stood waiting to be seated for almost 30 minutes....wondered what was the point of making a reservation if we had to wait anyway. Many other dinners came in and were seated while we still waited, including another party that made reservations for 4-5 and stated they would be a party of 7, yet they were seated before us. I will admit the place was busy, but to wait 30 minutes for a seat when a reservation was made seemed a little long. Service was good, but even the food seemed to take a long time to be brought out. We ordered a salad and that came out in a timely manner, but at 7:36, after being seated at 6:30, we still hadn't received our entrees. We were offered and received complimentary desert for the long wait to be seated, but with 3 children, and a reservation for 6, seemed a bit late to get out of the restaurant at 8:45. The food was good, and the atmosphere allowed for talking and enjoying family, but the wait was less then desirable.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2017

The restaurant is fun but could use an upgrading. Things looked old and dingy. The service was good. Love the family style eating.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Calamari was a bit rubbery but otherwise everything was alright. Food was better last visit.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Fun evening with the family. Delicious food

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

We had a large group (11 people, including 2 young children under 5). We went for Easter dinner. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Our table was in an area that was pretty much private so it wasn't overly noisy. Our server was excellent, very attentive and promptly took care of any needs we had. There wasn't any delay in getting our food, considering it it was a busy holiday. The family style serving was nice. The chopped antipasto was delicious. The veal saltimbocca was great. The pasta with the chicken wasn't that great, it was bland. Since I come from a large Italian family, my expectations are pretty high when it comes to my pasta (and sauce). Other than that, I would recommend this restaurant but don't expect to have authentic pasta dishes like your Italian grandma made.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Loved the seasonal specials at Buca tonight!!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2017

This is a fun place, had not been here in a long time and forgot how good the food is as well the decor. Had a nice salad, pizza and wine...sounds simple but all of it was excellent. Will return...with friends to share in the good food!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I'very been here a number of times and love the food, but it's expensive and incredibly noisy. I went on Valentine's Day this year (I made reservations but the place was packed with people who were told they didn't need reservations), ordered the Valentine special, waited for an hour and found out my waitress Alicia never put the ticket in for our food. The manager did apologize and gave us 20% off (which is an offer you can get via email). Probably not going back after the last three times of problems with loud groups & children and a pricey menu.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2017

First time here couldn't have been better. From the fried mozzarella that melted in your mouth and the antipasto and Caesar salad to the chicken parmigiana and baked ziti, everything was so delicious. The chicken parm was very tasty and melted in your mouth. The atmosphere was very fitting and entertaining as all the walls were filled with Italian pictures and nick-nacks. Will definitely be going back!

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2016

Food was really bad. Wait staff had them retoss pasta so we would take it home but it stayed bad.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Bucca never lets you down. Always the best food and aervice. We went to Bucca for my son's rehersal dinner and all aspects of that dinner deserves 5 stars and Bucca is now our. new Christmas dinner tradition

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2.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Mediocre in every respect food and beverage-wise. Not a particularly good value. And the dining room was COLD, to boot.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2016

Buca was so good. We always have the best meal as well as the best service. I highly recommend the Spicy Chicken Rigatoni. I come here probably a few times every year and I never leave disappointed!

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2016

We were disappointed. Our garlic bread came after the meal was served. The entrees were all cold or lukewarm. We did let the staff know. We usually have no issues here.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2016

Great food big portions and great value, you can feed a family of ???? At a reasonable price. Family sized portions. Super fast service. And great decor , interesting Photos and nic naks everywhere.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Excellent dinner, excellent food and fast service

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Always happy with the food and service here. We enjoy sharing the family style entrees and we always have extra to bring home.

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2016

The food was good. The atmosphere was gaudy in a fun way. Unfortunately, the service on the night we went was terrible. Our waitress was fine, but our reservation was at 5:45P and we didn't get our food until 7:30P. She blamed it on a bunch of big parties, which was not a good excuse as the place was made for big parties.

That said, if I am ever in Albany again and want a good pasta, great meatball and the best chicken parm I've ever had, I'll definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on October 4, 2016

Food was ok until a wait staff dropped a set of tongs on the floor and proceeded to put them back the rack of clean utensils for use. Spoke to manager who didn't do anything but continue to text on his phone in the bar. Never going back. 👎👎

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2.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Made a reservation, arrived on time & was seated in the farthest corner of this convoluted restaurant. Service took forever, we were asked if we wanted bread 3 times, said yes at each ask and yet it took 20 min. for that to arrive. We were given half a basked with no butter, it almost looked like it was leftover from another table. We finally placed our order, salad, pasta and meat. It took forever for what should have been a simple order. Nothing came out, and then finally the waiter appeared with all of our food including the salad that obsequiously was supposed to come first. Further, the salad was half the size it normally has been prior and was prepared incorrectly, btw, it was sent back 2ce as the cheese and prosciutto were to be on the side. The entree's were cold, and to be honest tasted different than I'd had prior times. I was disappointed and felt like I wasted money that eve. It was beyond mediocre. And the doggie bag of pasta we brought home, ended up in the garbage because it tasted so bad. Not sure if it was new line staff, but somebody needs to pay better attention the quality of the food at this location. It also needs a good cleaning.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2016

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Good prices. What more can you ask for?

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2016

Arrived 5 minutes earlier than reservation, they seated us right away. the hostess and server were spot on service. we enjoyed the meal very much. asked the server for a dessert recommendation which was a perfect ending.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2016

I had a 6:30 reservation and wasn't seated until 6:45 with no apology from the host or manager. Our waiter kept using the word 'man' to my fiancé which I found a bit unprofessional, though he was flattered that the waiter thought he was young...otherwise the service was good.
We ordered the chicken Parmesan and spicy chicken rigatoni which were both phenomenal. I would come back and try other dishes, hopefully better service next time.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Discovered that they TOSS all of the food leftover from that day (entire cheesecakes and other foods that haven't been touched). Why not give to a shelter or at least allow the staff to take home. There are SO MANY hungry people out there and I DO NOT approve of all that waste.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2016

DINE AT ROMANOS AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH. ALWAYS TAKE A HIGH TABLE IN THE BAR. THE REASON IS THE WAITRESS ALICIA FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE WITHOUT BEING ANNOYING. FOOD IS GOOD AND PRICE RIGHT. LIGHT THE NEW MENU.

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