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About Buca di Beppo - Albany

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.

44 Wolf Road
Colonie, NY 12205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Central Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 459-2822

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Free self parking in private lot.

Public Transit:
CDTA Bus Stop on Wolf Road and Central.

Executive Chef:
Brian Townsend

Additional:
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

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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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.

Buca di Beppo - Albany Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great meal and very good waitress. Dine here often.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Fun evening with the family. Delicious food

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Loved the seasonal specials at Buca tonight!!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Excellent dinner, excellent food and fast service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Seattle)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2016

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 19, 2016

Went for
My sons 26th birthday. Always a fun restaurant with great food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Buca has been mostly hits, but this time was a big WHIFF! Chevns (that was the way it was spelled on the bill) our server was inattentive, and did not ask us if we were celebrating anything, as is the usual practice at Buca. Our son had chosen Buca for his 15th Birthday dinner, but the cramped, back wall table, and lack of attention by Chevns had us wanting to get out as soon as possible. After our meal was served he did not come to our table for 20 minutes. We watched him pay special attention to two other tables near us, so it was not as if he was too busy. Perhaps it was the $20 off coupon that put him in a inattentive mood, but we normally tip on actual price of food ordered. Not that day, less than 10% was all that he deserved and got from us, after the $20 came off the bill. If that is the service, we can take our business elsewhere.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 14, 2016

We came here with a fairly large group for my brother's birthday as it is one of his favorite places. They sat us in the very back room with other large parties. As it was graduation weekend in the Capital Region, the place was packed with lot of big parties celebrating. We had about 14 people and only one waitress. But she was great and got everything done quickly and even kept up with drinks for everyone without being asked! The food was great as always and came quickly! Buca is great for a special occasion especially with a group, as long as you don't mind a a loud atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

The food is always good and so is the service. Haven't been there in a few months and nothing changes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2016

We were married in one of the rooms at Buca's 6 years ago. We were celebrating our anniversary!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2016

This was exactly what we were looking for - a casual Italian restaurant with a family style menu. Our servers took good care of us too!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Not good for small parties. I didn't feel I got value for what I paid.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2016

We were celebrating my birthday. Great server and great food!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2016

WHEN WE WENT FOR OUR REGULAR VISIT TO BUCA THIS WEEK, WE ORDERED A LARGE VEGGIE PIZZA AND THE SPECIAL LINGUINI AND CLAMS. THE PORTIONS WERE VERY BIG. THEY BOTH WERE ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY COOKED, THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE, DELIVERED WITH A SMILE. LITTLE DID OUR WAITER KNOW, WHEN HE ASKED ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE MOUND OF FOOD IF WE WANTED HIM TO WRAP THE REMAINDER UP FOR US, THAT WE WOULD END UP FINISHING EVERYTHING HE BROUGHT!! EVEN THE BREAD BEFORE THE MEAL. THIS WAS ONE FANTASTIC FEAST AND A VERY ROMANTIC LUNCHEON FOR TWO.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2016

Went for dinner with a friend and had a great meal! Food was awesome. Huge portions as it is family style (didn't realize when I made the reservation), but great food overall. Will definitely return!

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