Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque

3.9
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$30 and under
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Italian
Craving authentic Italian food in Albuquerque, NM? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Albuquerque, the Italian restaurant known for traditional pastas in homemade sauces, specialty pastas, mouthwatering entrees and fresh-made breads, salads and pizza. Favorites include Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with dishes served family-style; Small feeds 3 and Large feeds 6. But leave room for dessert! Cannolis stuffed to order, homemade Cheesecake and artisan Gelato aren’t to be missed.

Whether you’re shopping nearby at Coronado Center and ABQ Uptown or catching a movie at Regal Cinemas Winrock, Buca’s warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for enjoying a relaxing meal, everyday dining or celebrating any occasion for parties and groups both small and large. Can’t join us at our table? Call ahead or order online for To Go or delivery. Catering also available.
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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving , great service , great food , lots of take home which the waiter prepared the take home for us. We would have preferred a better seating arrangement, with a round table which would make it better for conversation with everyone.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on December 1, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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SG
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving food was served lukewarm at best. We asked server for hot gravy which helped.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on December 1, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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SS
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

reservations is recommended. Even with reservations we still waited 15 min to be seated they where very busy.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 12, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Relatively expensive, interesting menu

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 8, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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J
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way too much food. Only serve in portions for three or more people,so two people had better want the same thing. Very wasteful and off putting but great for families where want leftovers to take home

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 1, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OT
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Prices are relatively high but Buca can be a good deal with coupons to moderate the offer. Food quality is good but not exceptional. Ambiance is themed, eclectic and fun.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on October 8, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OT
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Server/bartender was rude and was concerned about cleaning than checking on us or getting a 2nd drink ordered from us. Our food took over 40 min at 8:15. The restaurant was empty. We were never communicated with if our food was coming. Just awful. The more I write the more frustrated I am. It was just awful and I will spread the word to all not to go.

T
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a Baptism here. It has become a tradition in our family. We had a party of 20; service was awesome

DM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not really very good Italian food. The tomato sauce was red, but did not taste like tomatoes. The waiter needs some training in wait skills. The noise level was not energetic, it was too loud! Overall, a disappointing way to spend $50.00.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on July 22, 2019

Drew, we are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us, as it will only help us improve ourselves. Thank you for giving us the chance to make it right for future visits.

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d
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Had the spicy shrimp and spaghetti. The portions are HUGE!!

DW
El Paso
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Highly recommend a seat at the kitchen table. The staff was awesome, explaining each of their dishes and ingredients. Thomas and the Assistant General Manager were extremely friendly and accommodating.

MM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our second time there in two months. Service was great and efficient and the food was tasty. The only thing is, I find some of their dishes a bit overpriced, but it was good regardless.

b
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food served family style. We ordered a small chopped salad and two small entrees. More than enough for two, so we took extra home to enjoy! Service was so-so, but could been an off night. Overall quite nice. Go hungry!

DJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Graduation party

d
New Mexico
102 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! We requested a kitchen table on a very busy evening and they accommodated us! The food was great and the service exceptional. We will be back!

D
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my son's high school and college graduation dinner here. Everything was perfect and flawless. Received phone call verifying time and attendance numbers 4 days in advanced. Food came out as expected and we didn't wait too long. Everyone in the crowd enjoyed Family Style dining ❤️

NM
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This is somewhat of a mixed review. After our party of 6 got out of a matinee movie, we used OpenTable to find a restaurant for dinner. At 5:40pm, OpenTable showed several available restaurants for 6pm, but we chose Buca for their family style meals. When we checked in at 6pm, we were told there were several families ahead of us and it would be a 15 minute wait. At 6:25pm, I checked in again (visibly upset) & they stated they were clearing our table. We were seated a few minutes later in a room with several open & available tables. Although the food & service were good once seated, it appears having the OpenTable reservation means nothing at Buca and they accept reservations when they are already booked.

JT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had a a 5 o’clock reservation and had to wait about 15 minutes due to a shift change. The dining room was pretty empty. Too bad they did not seat us. Think the shift changes wouldn’t be so difficult, should be smooth for a well run restaurant. Service was good once we were seated.

FL
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca never disappoints. Six of us shared the four item dessert and we all took dessert home.

CF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a gathering! Food and staff were fantastic! Thank you!

TM
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday and anniversary and the service was amazing! We were welcomed and our server was very accommodating to our large party. Food was awesome!

LE
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was not too good. It was late at night and it just seemed like the food preparation and taste was not the best. It usually is so delicious.

OT
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

They were short staffed which meant our reservation was 15 minutes behind, service was slow, and we had to ask for bread which is included with the meal. The food was very good once it arrived though. I felt bad for our waiter because he was running everywhere.

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as we have come to expect. Our waitress, bless her soul, took care of 30 of us on her own. She didnt miss a beat. We enjoyed a wonderful party.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on July 19, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great! Great service, food was amazing and my son had a wonderful birthday!

OT
New Mexico
366 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The absolute worst Italian food I have had in years. Pseudo Italian. I will never go back here. They have no idea what good Italian food is, not even mediocre Italian. TERRIBLE

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

$24 for a bowl of pasta!!! And it wasn't very good.

BN
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated immediately, and our waiter came by with bread. I ordered one of there famous tiramisu martinis and it was great. Food was good, but there was so much we are it for two more meals. Our waiter Manny was very attentive and was able to answer all our questions.

LA
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fettuccine Alfredo didn’t have enough sauce and the chicken was pretty bland.

k
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in Christmas Day and even with a limited menu (or so they said) there was a lot to choose from and the food was fantastic!! We had 8 of us and service was truly excellent. We will definitely itely do this again!!

MC
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was seated quickly. I did not need the tour of the kitchen because I have had that before so I opted out of the kitchen visit. Ordered a glass of the house Chianti wine and I was very pleased with it. I ordered the small combination plate with 4 items including the stuffed shells and ricotta cheese manicotti. I enjoyed it a lot but I had to take most of it home and it took me all weekend to finish it.

RM
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here multiple times. The restaurant staff has always been very friendly and inviting. The noise level is moderate or slightly higher, this is usually due to the enjoyment we see overtime we come in. We see groups of families, friends, celebrations of sorts and it seems this is one of the places they all share. The food has always been acceptional and this time didn't disappoint. We highly recommend this establishment for your family or group get together.

H
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress (Jordan) was outstanding. Ambience and food was top notch. A great place to celebrate Thanksgiving with family.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 27, 2018

Higgs, we're happy to hear you had a great dining experience with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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RP
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pumpkin pie on thanksgiving was grainy and was frozen. The rest of the meal was ok.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 27, 2018

Rodger, we appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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G
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for Thanksgiving and their Turkey feast was surprisingly good. Although the green beans seemed to woefully undercooked and there was not enough gravy for the amount of food we had. We did ask for additional gravy and was brought a small ramekin with gravy. Not sure why they were rationing the gravy. But overall the food was good and we would go back.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 27, 2018

We apologize you were not able to fully enjoy your meal. Thank you for sharing with us and we will be sure to pass this along to the management.

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SG
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The bar service is great, really enjoy the bartenders. We were there for Thanksgiving. The servers were all very rushed and it made for a rushed experience. Ambience is probably the best part of the restaurant. Wished they had better options for single orders, not everyone wants to eat for three or can take home leftovers. The food was good.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Went for Thanksgiving. Food mediocre. Turkey dry and over cooked. The edges of the turkey were like Jerky, dry and chewy. Pasta and pizza average. Pizza greasy as reported by my teenage son. He wouldn’t order it again. Chocolate cake for dessert was frozen, so we were unable to order it. Tried the brownie ice cream. Tasted like store bought brownies and cheap bulk purchased ice cream. Bill was $130 for two small entrees, one small pizza, one beer, one lemonade and the dessert to share. didn’t appreciate some of the T&A photos on the walls, close ups of women’s scantily clad body parts.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 27, 2018

Thanks for reaching out to address your thoughts and concerns. We have contacted the management team to make them aware of the feedback you provided as we are always trying to improve guest experience.

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HD
New Mexico
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really fun night, Luis and the rest of the wait staff were fun and engaging.
We sat at the Chef’s Table, and everyone made sure to include us in every order— the only moments if pause—it got really loud, several times, rattling the pots, cooking, etc.

Still, we had a grand night.

The HappyDiner

D
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat in the Kitchen. Enjoyed the back of the house and entertainment from servers. We got to see every dish to every table and it all looked delish! Be prepared to get glared (friendly) at by patrons who will be passing through "your private space/table". EXCELLENT service although we had a minor incident at the onset of a special request. It was quickly resolved. THANK YOU for a wonderful dining experience!

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