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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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4.6

service

4.5

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4.2

value

4.3

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Good for Groups (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2016

Portions are huge and every square inch of wall space is filled with pictures giving it air of authenticity; however, it felt - to us - contrived. Add the poor wine choices, mediocre food, generally slow service and top shelf pricing - we'd have to say not our favorite dinning experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Chum hmm maybe you have myt to uuky glk
I'm use mhmyt

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Dined early on New Year's Eve. Fun ambiance. A "Lots o' stuff on the walls" kind of place. While they boast "Meatballs as big as your head" which sounds fun for kids to dig into, they were absolutely tasteless. All the entrees are fun to pass around, but pretty basic and fairly processed. Nonetheless, our table of nine enjoyed the meal and the time together in the bright, noisy setting which seemed fine for New Year's Eve, but not somewhere I'd go out of my way to dine again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Seating wasn't as requested. Put us at 3 separate tables. Long walk for a handicapped person. Chair was broken. Room was very loud with a screaming child. Not a relaxing dinner. Food was delicious and the server was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2015

We have been using Buca for holidays, ie Thanksgiving and Christmas.... so far, because we have a Mother or MIL with Alzheimers, who lives in a residential facility.... we don't want to take her to our home for fear she will not be willing to return.
I'm thrilled that you are open on the holiday's for this reason.
This time there were several people near us who were having a bit to much alcohol, and getting very loud..... it did not help with our experiences at all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2015

My family has been meeting at Buca for our annual holiday get-together for the past 4 years. We love it there. It has the greatest food, best service, and it's a great place for a noisy group like ours to have fun and not disturb any other diners.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 27, 2015

The food was delicous!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2015

The food was good and we had plenty to eat between 9 of us with 3 meals. Sat us exactly at our reservation time and service was very prompt, but didn't feel rushed at all. Definitely not a gourmet meal, but good for the price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Delicious as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Excellent dining experience, as usual!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2015

We were celebrating my daughter's birthday & had reservations for 6, We were seated promptly & our waiter was quite attentive to our needs. The food was excellent & there was more than enough for all of us. Unfortunately, we gorged ourselves & didn't leave room for dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2015

This was the first time trying Buca di Beppo in Albany NY and to say the least it will be last. The prices were moderate for Family style but when the food came to the table I was wondering where the rest was. There was not even a box of pasta in the shrimp primavera. My son who is nine just wanted pasta alfredo so we ordered the $7.99 side dish, we maybe had half a box of pasta. We also had chicken parm, which was 3 small portions. Even with a coupon I wish I would have just gone to the local Italian American Restaurant and had buffet style for the same amount of people for the same price.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Wonderful evening!!! Great place for a family celebration!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2015

Fun place. Family style. Great Italian food. Make a reservation and be on time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2015

I needed a spot for a group of about a dozen women and I made the reservation for the Pope room at this restaurant. With the huge lazy susan in the middle of the table this was a perfect solution as we ordered family style and the large platters were shared equally.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Went on a Saturday evening. It was my third time there and I love the food. Made reservations online, asking for a quieter area, since I have Tinnitus, which makes conversation difficult in crowds on a GOOD day. Not sure if there are no quiet areas to eat, but had two parties of 6 or more people. One was 20-somethings having a good time, so laughing and talking loudly. I don't hold it against them, but it made it difficult to focus on the conversation at my own table of 3.

Again, not knocking the place, just wish they had a quieter area for those who desire to eat in peace.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2015

Big menu. A bit pricey for portion sizes.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2015

We were on our way to Montreal for my wifes birthday and we basically wanted a casual late lunch before we headed north. The reviews of this restaurant were very complimentary so i thought it would make for a nice start. I didn't realize it was family style but some of my favorite Italian restaurants on Long Island are family style so no reason for concern yet.

Since this was just a late lunch we ordered the mini meatballs to share as an appetizer. They weren't like any meatballs I've ever had infused with cheap cheese and wouldn't stay together. They were not good but certainly were edible. Additionally, the dish was very small and certainly not sharable. We decided to share a veal parm dish which is where the real trouble started. Veal cutlets were very very thick, mostly breading and incredibly dry and chewy. I've never chewed veal so much in attempt to swallow it. In short the veal was inedible. My wife who doesn't usually eat veal parm said it's not good like you usually get. We ordered rigatoni with marinara to go with it and we got a small dish of cold below average pasta covered in tomato pieces. The sauce was almost not sauce just thinly diced tomatoes on top.

Overall, we had low quality food that was difficult to eat and for the next 5 hours I had such heartburn we had to stop and buy antacid. As a couple who live and die by Opentable and eat out often, I can't tell you how disappointed with the positive reviews of this place. The food we had was awful and I don't understand the positive reviews. This place also has a store in times square which tells me that they only serve tourists and have no idea what even moderately tasty Italian food is. In a short time i've earned over 20,000 points on opentable and have never had a worse meal than this place. Simply awful.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 20, 2015

We were a large party of 14 and requested separate checks. Our server was extremely accommodating with us and very lively and engaging with our large party. I will definitely be back when in town again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2015

The garlic bread had a funny taste. The baked Riggatoni was deliciuos. Portion were very generous. We enjoyed the ceaser salad. Fun night.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2015

The only place I have been where all the wait staff smile and say hello, even as you pass them in the corridor!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Made a reservation for 6. The hostess tried to seat us three times at a table for 4. She was not nice about it and after following her around from table to table another staff member seated us at a table for 6. The waitress and food were great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2015

The food was fantastic, but when the waitress was clearing our table she spilled food all over my girlfriend. She was very apologetic, though it seemed like she was in a rush to get us moving and out of our booth. Left napkins to clean up then didn't see her again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2015

I have to say we almost always have a good experience. This last time Star was our server and she was very accommodating and I was very pleased with the service. Great family style restaurant we truly enjoy it every time we go. Never a bad meal tastes awesome. Freshly made Italian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2015

We enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Extensive menu, ambiance, reasonable price, friendly waitress. The food was delicious, and enjoyed by all in our group

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2015

I must say, myself and party had such a fabulous meal and your servers are so wonderful. Even your kitchen staff was not only polite, but upbeat and what seemed to all, eager to please. We will come again and again! Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Brought family there for their first time and they loved it!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2015

Went for a family get together with a coupon. We had very good service and the food was great. Had a nice quiet booth, so we were able to talk without shouting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2015

"I love the relaxed feel of this place " –I definitely would return to try more dishes. the Apple -Gorgonzola salad was refreshing the service as awesome , food was well-timed and delicious. My fav is the spicy chicken pasta. This is the best place to go in Albany I drive 2 hours just to enjoy the fine dining

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 1, 2015

The noise in our area of the restaurant was so loud that we could not hear each other at our table. There were many children who were noisy, clanging glasses and silverware and parents who were loud. I felt that I could have been at a table with one man in the room even though he was more than 12 feet away. The food was okay but not outstanding and you much order servings for 2 so your party better be ready to agree on dishes.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2015

Food good. Part of Chain. Loud.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2015

we felt very comfortable and the food was excellent. We will not hesitate to return. It is not always easy to get accommodations for large parties where everyone has enough room at the table. This is the place to go if you are in a large group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2015

Worst dining experience in years. Over an hour between app. and main corse., extremely crowded and noisy, and so stuffy that everyone in eyesight had sweat on his/her brow.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2015

great place to take your student and their friends when you visit. Make a reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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