Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque

3.6
583 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Albuquerque, NM then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. The best Italian restaurant in Albuquerque, NM is conveniently located just south of Coronado Center on America’s Parkway. Buca di Beppo, of course! As the top destination for delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas, Buca knows how to take care of all of our guests. While we’re most well known for our plentiful family style portions, we’re also very well known for our semi-private dining rooms and catering. Book a semi-private dining rooms for an upcoming special event or if you’re in need of catering, trust the best in the business! We have created catering packages featuring a variety of our guest favorites or you can create a combination specifically suited to your event. Albuquerque’s favorite Italian restaurant is serving up all of your favorites for lunch and dinner every day of the week. Come see us soon to discuss all of our reservation and catering options and to enjoy a mouthwatering meal. We can’t wait to see you!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 583 people are saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.4
value
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NotAFan
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Wow! Didn't get seated for a 6:30 res until after 7:00!
No management present or expediting.
Filthy men's room that wasn't stocked, alerted staff and they just shrugged.

Don't waste your time on this place.

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carloss
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

waited for over a hour after I arrived for reservations

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ErikaD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service and food were mediocre especially for the price we paid for 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids). Plus, we had a coupon and the waitress said it didn't work (which is crazy bc we received the emailed coupon the day before) and told us, oh well.
It used to be a family favorite and we are now okay with never going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Waitress was rude and they won't fit more than six we had to keep walking back and forth ruined the experience.

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Abqeventplanner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day! Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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vipsuzQ
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very poor experience. The mozzarella caprese contained enough salt to de-ice a road. The “Lambrusco “ was red, but other than that had little in common with Lambrusco - it was flat and had particulates floating in it (the waitress asked twice what Lambrusco was). The main courses came 45 minutes after ordering. It arrived cold. The penne a la vodka’s sauce appeared to have been airbrushed on the pasta, and resembled vodka sauce only in that it was on pasta. I understand these are hard times for restaurants, and thought hard about leaving this review. The experience, however, had little to do with COVID. Instead it was poor food and poor slow service in a restaurant that, even with reduced capacity due to COVID, had many empty tables. We will not be back.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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TyreeB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

They ran out of coffee - the waitress said they had been out for two day

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on April 30, 2021

We apologize the store was out of coffee and will ensure it's addressed.

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RoseG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been back to Buca for at least a year, since Covid restrictions prevented it. Once we were allowed to dine in again, we came in for a nice lunch. It was really nice. Plenty of space between tables. It felt clean. It was the same ambiance we remembered and expected. The food was great. The service was awesome. We look forward to returning.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us Rose! We're glad you had a safe and memorable experience. We look forward to your next visit.

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Jennifer
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! Atmosphere, service, food, just everything.....I love this place!!

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you Jennifer! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food excellent service

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thanks for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a great experience with our famiglia. Come back to see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service even during the pandemic!!!

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on March 26, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Family experience. Quiet. Social distanced. Clean.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Bertucci's soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was outstanding as usual, but unfortunately the quality of the food hampered the evening. We ordered the 3 trio appetizer ( spicy shrimp, mozzarella triangles and the calamari ), which was very good. The Gargonzola salad was delicious, but the Chicken parm came up seriously short. The first bite into it we all looked at EACHOTHER and described it as “doughy” with no taste at all. It was a bummer for sure. We ordered the marinara spaghetti to with. This wasn’t too bad, but just eh. Thank god we ordered a small margarita pizza. That saved the evening. Overall the marinara on the spaghetti and on the pizza was ok, but needs to be reassessed and tweaked. Very bland and nothing to make you leave saying “OMG that was delicious”. Our waitress was attentive and made sure our glasses never went empty. We asked for an extra loaf of bread, which she delivered promptly. Our family loves Buca’s and this was a very much anticipated outing since the restrictions on COVID were lightened. Sadly, the food was under par. Sorry Buca. We’ll definitely be back though.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on March 8, 2021

We regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Went to Buca for our anniversary and it was not like we remembered. We used to go here and the food used to taste so delicious. This time it took an hour to get our food. The chicken Marsala was rubbery and dry. The sauce was watery and the food tasted like it was not seasoned with salt or pepper. Will not be going back again. On a positive note our Server was nice and made sure our drinks stayed full.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The salad was good. The lasagna was awful. Overpriced and underwhelming. Would not recommend

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on February 26, 2021

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.

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ADRI518
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Extremely slow and uncaring service. Food extremely good and worth the overly long wait.

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JessicaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Open Table waaaaaay overbooked this restaurant for the maximum capacity they were allowed to have dining indoors. As a result we had to wait well over an hour to be seated. Once seated we felt rushed because the restaurant was supposed to be closing in 30mins. The food was amazing however and the waitress, manager, and other staff were friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well. We didn’t even get to eat here. Made a reservation for February 13 at 7pm & arrived right on time....when I spoke with the hostess she told me they were running an hour & a half behind on reservations. I said that was fine could she just call when my table was ready. The hostess wrote my number down on the corner of a scrap paper & said she’d call when our table was ready. WHICH WAS NEVER. THEY NEVER CALLED. Not even to say hey we’re so far behind we can’t accommodate everyone we have booked. I am disgusted by this customer service & lack of respect for customers in general. This reservation was to celebrate Valentine’s Day & it was ruined. I will NEVER go to another location again.

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BenjaminS
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food! A little on the pricey side, but definitely worth all the food you get.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 13, 2020

We are happy to receive such lovely feedback about our team members. Thank you for dining with us. We hope you visit us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Thank you

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on November 10, 2020

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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vipAshleyF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The didn’t honor our reservation and we had to wait an extra 30 minutes. They had us sit outside in the cold and wind.. leaves in the food chairs blowing. Wasn’t fun

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on October 6, 2020

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.

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BRUCEL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be very simple. Probably the best Italian food in ABQ (take this from a NY Italian!). Wonderful service, and great ambiance to enjoy your meal.

However, if you are faint-of-heart when it comes to pricing ... well ... this may not be the place for you. Yes, you will get a TON of food. Yes, you will not have to cook for the coming week. Yes, you will keep enjoying your dining experience. But, if spending $87 ($98 with tip) for two (no booze, no wine, no dessert) scares you, then try someplace else. You will not like it as much, but you'll be able to put gas in the car!

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on September 30, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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TassiR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This location does not honor reservations made through Open Table. I showed up at the exact time my reservation was at and they said although Open Table is taking reservations for them, they are not accepting the reservations. Instead of trying to make things right with a customer, they said I would have to wait like all the other walk-ins. They then proceeded to tell me that they were really busy and I would have to wait over 45 minutes because they had to seat the walk-in customers before me. Very poor customer service!!!

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Tassi, we're very sorry to hear the store did not honor your reservation. We are contacting the VP of operations about this as it is not the first instance of this. We are having it addressed and hope you'll try dining with us again.

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ShannaF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My reservation was not honored! Ruined my birthday

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on August 19, 2020

Hi Shanna, we're sorry we let you down on your birthday and want to get in touch. Please reply with your contact information.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They would not take our reservation as they were just seating the option and told us there were 2 parties ahead of us. Then we ordered take out to take back to hotel. When we got back to the hotel we realized they gave us someone else's food. My husband called them to tell them and they said oh well and didn't care. I cared because we are trying to eat healthy and ordered proteins with veggies and got all pasta, bread, fried mozzarella sticks

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on August 19, 2020

We're sorry to hear you had such an unsatisfactory experience and would like to reach out to you directly. Please reply with your contact information.

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food portions were very generous and the food was delicious.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on July 17, 2020

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good, lasagna was a bit dry and overcooked, but other than that it was good.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on July 2, 2020

We regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We will be sharing this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time here. Jose our server was beyond amazing!

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on July 2, 2020

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about Jose's service. We are happy to hear your first visit with us was a great one. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipIPDaly
Houston
154 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Father’s Day is not the same in the age of COVID 19

I’m grateful to get out and enjoy a nice meal in a 50% capacity restaurant however.
Lasagne was tasty
Menu has changed

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate Father's Day! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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TeeganF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a nice experience only hiccup was that we were passed twice on taking our drink order and other tables that sat after us received theirs first.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on June 24, 2020

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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TassiR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was great. Our server forgot to bring out condiments we had asked for. The restaurant was too cold.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on June 17, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great, huge portions as advertised. The service....not so much. Server was slow, seemed like he was annoyed with every request, rarely came to check on us. The kind of server that seems like he’s not happy that he’s still a server at his age, you know the type. Luckily the tiramisu was really good though!

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on February 24, 2020

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team and will do our best to make this an isolated experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

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ThaliR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They took too many reservations for the evening, so customers were waiting for over an hour past their reservation times to be seated. The lobby was packed and people were even waiting outside. I had 4 hungry kids with me, so I left. Wasn’t going to wait over an hour past my reservation time to be seated. Defeats the purpose of a reservation!!

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on February 17, 2020

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Despite booking a reservation through Open Table, we encountered an hour wait to be seated. We ended taking a table in the bar area which was less than ideal. The manager seated us after my complaining without any compensation offered. Our server was awesome and the food tasty but the long wait was a huge buzz kill.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on February 17, 2020

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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DanK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday but no birthday dessert. Food was good service ok.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on February 17, 2020

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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vipJeanetteP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and timely. Food was outstanding and fresh.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on February 2, 2020

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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ThomasM
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, as always. And the food, well, they never miss a beat, total carb overload because it is so delicious!!

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque
Responded on January 13, 2020

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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FAQs

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 872-2822.

Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque is rated 3.6 stars by 583 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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