Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque

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527 reviews
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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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Looking for the perfect place to take Dad on his special day? Gather the whole family and head to Buca, where we have everything you need to make sure your dad's special day is a memorable one. Make your reservations today!

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DW
El Paso
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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b
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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!

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DJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Graduation party

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d
New Mexico
97 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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D
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 ❤️

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Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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JT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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FL
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TM
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

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Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
New Mexico
350 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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

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BN
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great service!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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LA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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

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k
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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MC
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RM
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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H
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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D
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It it took a very long time almost 50 minutes to be served.

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MP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great. Nice staff. Fun times.

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I can’t give a good review because we didn’t stay. We arrived a little early and were seated at a table that was directly under the air conditioning. We just weren’t comfortable and asked to be moved. We were then asked to return to the hostess to see what was available. Mind you we walked past many open and dirty tables. We were then told that they had one table for us but we would have to be out by 7pm for the next reservation. It was already 5:45. They explained their kitchen was fast but we felt rushed so we left. Poor handling by the hostess group. Very disappointed.

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NR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were a group of 9 celebrating a 60th birthday. The food was bleh: meatballs were bland and dry, noodles were over cooked, appetizers had little taste. We were seated right away and our server was friendly but none of us were offered a second round of drinks (whether it was water, soda or alcohol). I was pretty disappointed in the overall quality of food and have no plans to return.

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H
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Eaten here lots of times as it decent food and the kids like it. We sat in the lounge and it was freezing. The a.c. was turned down so low everyone was fairly miserable. Salad never came. Our original server disappeared about 45 min in, and then we were lost to the abyss. Our dinner lasted about 1hr 45 min....waaaay too long with three kids. Food was decent, service horrible. Too bad.

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F
Phoenix
96 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good but not great food this time. Great service. Will be back for dinner. First time for lunch.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere. Ask waiter/waitress about recommended serving size or the bill will be expensive and you will have a lot of leftovers.

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e
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a family birthday dinner. Kids portions are huge! Great place for a large group!

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j
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

good food, but wait staff seemed to be in a rush to clear our table. resturant is a little worn seats very worn , kitchen table ripped. Overall good time.

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BW
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The waitress never checked on us, they were supposed to sing happy birthday but never did, I got wood in my food, the waitress was rude beyond belief and it wasn’t worth coming.

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BN
Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!!!

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