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Buca di Beppo - Austin

3.5
623 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Austin, TX then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Take a tour of the “Keep Austin Weird” monuments or spend a day shopping at the Ar-boretum shopping center, then head to your local Austin, TX Buca, just off the Mopac Expressway. From the moment you walk into our restaurant, you’ll know you are going to have a memorable meal. When you come to Buca, you know that you will be served fresh, delicious Italian dishes by a wonderful wait staff, just a few of the reasons why Buca is everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant. Our chefs are busy preparing delicious, authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas and our attentive staff is serving them up family style to all of our hungry customers. Make your reservations or simply stop by to enjoy a meal today! While you’re here, book our semi-private dining rooms for any of your upcoming celebrations or set up catering for your next special event. For the city’s most mouthwatering Italian dishes, come to your Austin Buca, where you’ll feel like family because we treat you like family.
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  • CELEBRATE WORLD PASTA MONTH!

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020
    Enjoy 3 new pasta dishes for World Pasta Month – Only for a Limited Time! Twirl your fork in celebration of authentic flavors in 3 new pasta dishes, available during World Pasta Month thru October 31st – Shrimp Farfalle // Sausage Rigatoni Rustica // Wild Mushroom & Pancetta Tortellini. Valid for Dine In or To Go. Ends 10/31/2020.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 623 people are saying
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33% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBobN
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

The music was bad. The chicken Marsala had 3 Chicken breasts. We won’t go back. The anti pasta was way too much blue cheese. They had no prices on the wine.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on June 22, 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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NYCtraveler
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Bread must have been weeks old, awful. Should have gotten up and left at this point. Calamari was right out of the freezer, didn't taste fresh. Spaghetti with Meatballs was very good but no parmesan cheese - disappointing. Definitely not worth what was charged.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on May 20, 2020

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and 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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KarenF
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great birthday celebration. Good place for a larger group.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on March 24, 2020

Karen, thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had not been to Buca di Beppo in years - and never to the one in Austin. We booked on Open Table, and we were looking forward to the experience. We were very disappointed! When we arrived, the hostess acted like we were interrupting her life. The waiters (we had two for some reason) were rude, inattentive, and unwilling to help. We asked for help with the menu since we had not been to the restaurant in years, and the waitress seemed offended - and left without explaining anything. The food tasted fine, but was severely overpriced IMO. When we were leaving, I watched the waiter take two plates from our table that were unused, blow them off with his breath, and put them back in the stack of clean plates to give to other people. The whole experience was generally bad...I would definitely suggest choosing another restaurant. With the many choices in Austin, you can find a way better experience - and better food.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
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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Vivian
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Our server was terrible (Jana). She was extremely rude and we obviously had a party and she did not bring bread (we asked more than twice) and it was my kids' birthday and she didn't even offer a song or ask us for dessert. We ended up having to give our order twice because she lost our order the first time and we were waiting so much. I'm so disappointed in Buca's. We ended up having a $120 bill and I really didn't feel she earned the tip we gave her given her terrible attitude and ignoring our table.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on March 19, 2020

Vivian, we are very concerned to hear about your visit and would like to remedy the situation, as this is not the way we want our guests' experience to be. We appreciate your feedback and our management team will reach out.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

worst experience. we will never go back. worst service bad food and we had to wait 30 mins after having a reservation and 40 mins then to order.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on February 17, 2020

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.  

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

Buca di Beppo - Austin
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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation at 8:00pm and that's when we arrived. The outside and inside waiting areas were packed. It took 15 minutes to get to the host desk only to be informed that they were still trying to seat the people with 7:00pm reservations and that it would take over an hour to get a table. The employee's at the host desk were overwhelmed and one of them kept repeating, "the sruggle is real". They obviously have no idea how to take or hold reservations. We left and will never return!

Buca di Beppo - Austin
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation at 7 and there was a line out the door. We waited for 30 mins to be seated. We waited another 30 mins before anyone acknowledged us. We decided to leave. I will never go back. The front desk hostess did know what they were doing .

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on February 17, 2020

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.  

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Travis
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was Valentine’s Day. We had reservations but it seemed pretty chaotic when we walked in. Somewhat expected. Pleasantly surprised how professional and timely our waiter Tre was and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The Valentine’s Day meal for two was enough to feed 6 people though. Not complaining but we didn’t expect it to be so much food since it was specifically for a couple. Bring your appetite

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate Valentine's Day! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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WandaT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a birthday celebration. It was an okay experience. Not bad not great. I will go back

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on February 11, 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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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some of the dishes weren’t as hot temperature wise as should’ve been. We ordered the trio appetizer and the calamari was not hot. Also the lasagna wasn’t hot. Everything else was excellent.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on January 22, 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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We didn’t know who our waiter was. No one checked on us and had to consistently ask someone new every time we needed something

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on January 13, 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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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. Celebrating a birthday and the dessert was outstanding
Thank you Jayne for taking such good care of us!! See y’all next time

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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Buttercup
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went there for Christmas. We chose a later reservation knowing they are are usually pretty busy in the afternoon. Table was ready on time. They were out of lasagna by the time we got there. 🙁 Food was good and ticket time was not bad for being busy. Best part was Jayne. Great server, very pleasant, and attentive. This was definitely a great experience.

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vipBEVO2K
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Buca for Thanksgiving - great food and no dishes!

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on November 30, 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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Lena
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Delicious, it was alot , restaurant was interesting, perfect location

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Buca has always been known for providing good food a realistic prices. Our Thanksgiving dinner was a complete bust. We had a table of 6 and we ordered the family style for 6 and received portions that barely fed 3 people. Way overpriced for a Thanksgiving meal. We had to supplement with 2 additional meals and appetizers. Just to be clear, our table was not full of big eaters. Buca di Beppo is not a choice anymore for family Thanksgiving.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on December 3, 2019

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. 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 November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Thanksgiving lunch -party of 10.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo. We appreciate you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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hyroglyphik
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I personally dislike that there only were family-style options. This restaurant is not recommended if everyone in your party has different tastes. Additionally, the staff was extremely disorganized and slow.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on November 19, 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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vipPMB7
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This place is only good if you bring more than 2 people :-). The portions are family style, which is fine but if we wanted to share an appetizer, a salad and an entree, it would have cost us a lot of money, considering even the appetizers would be $20 for the family portion for 3 ppl. Overall experience was fine but just know going in, it is better to have a bigger group of people so you can enjoy several items on the menu and not spend a lot of $$

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on November 5, 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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joeh
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Buca is designed for larger parties and for families. The quantity of food is great and the flavor is excellent. Buca encourages entrée sharing at the table. There is much going on for a simple dinner for two. We carried out enough food for the next two days.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on November 11, 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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ToniaM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is over rated, over priced and over hyped. It should be closed down. None of the food is fresh. It taste frozen and has no taste. My family and I had a horrible experience. The garlic bread was dry and burnt, noodles thick and sauce tasteless and bland.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on January 20, 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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DennisO
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Overall very good, but I find the dinner menu/food is better than the lunch. Will go back for dinner.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on August 19, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on August 13, 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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vipValerieH
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We have eaten at this Buca Di Beppo before and it was good. This visit was terrible. Wed rove up from San Antonio to eat here. The food was not up to previous standards, (we have eaten at Buca Di Beppo in Dallas, Frisco, and Las Vegas) The service was poor. We waited 45 minutes for bread. The meal took longer. The manager did realize we had poor service and comped the terrible dry cheesy garlic bread ( there was no cheese) and gave us a free desert. Our chicken was burnt and the lasagna was dry. Very poor experience. Meal was still over $100 for 4 people and the only alcohol was a $7 glass of wine.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This is a great restaurant … they need more patrons! Probably a difficult real estate location but they need to find a way to attract more patrons!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and accommodating staff.

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Kibord227
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience/evening to celebrate my Mother’s birthday.

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JeffN
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were highly disappointed with the quality /taste of the food ... we had eaten at another Bucca before and on that visit the food was good. NOT THIS TIME 🥴 the chicken in the Alfredo dish was boiled ( no flavor) the spaghetti sauce was also a flavorless mush of stewed tomato’s and tomato paste... and average cost per person family style was ~$35 each +tip. ...won’t be coming back

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LindsayI
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. Bad service and cold food. Awful.

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AmandaMo
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food (especially the brownie sundae) and service was great. I wish they had better seating arrangements, but otherwise a great meal for a special occasion and kid friendly which is a big plus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was disgusting. Dry and unseasoned.

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JefryM
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome tasting food , great service.

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mixed
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We arrived at the time of our reservation (that’s the point of a reservation, right?). The host told me they the table he had reserved for us was still eating and he was unsure how long it would be. I made it obvious that I was not thrilled. The restaurant’s solution was to make a table for 9 out of a booth in the back corner of the bar. Service was SUPER slow. We had to ask for water 2-3 times. We had appetizers on the table before we had a single drink. Food was decent, service was not.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large group of 12 and last minute reservation—The staff was phenomenal. They handled the large group which consisted mostly of teenagers like pros. Thanks!!

Buca di Beppo - Austin
Responded on August 27, 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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Coronet
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the absolute worst restaurant experiences I've ever had. We knew it would be bad when the server started off by bringing us the wrong drinks. When he brought out the food, he brought green beans instead of mashed potatoes. They said they would get the potatoes, but they never came. Our waiter disappeared for more than 30 minutes and my water glass sat unfilled for at least an hour. During this time we had to go into the kitchen to get our own to go containers and find a different server to bring us the bill. Then, when we finally got the bill, it had the drinks and green beans on it that we didn't order. I spoke with the manager and he said "I hope this doesn't discourage you from coming back again." No offer to make it right. Food is overpriced and has no flavor. Their website doesn't provide any means of contacting the management either. I guess they got sick of the complaints. In any case, we won't be going back.

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GeorgeF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was quaint! Our waiter was really a cool dude. The food was to die for. I would recommend Buca to anyone who loves Italian Cuisine!

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Hannibalscipio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's Day choice! Way too much food for us to eat, but they boxed everything quickly. Ultimately a very reasonable cost for a Valentine's Day date.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food was great and Nathan provided a great experience for our celebration!

FAQs

Buca di Beppo - Austin does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Austin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 342-8462.

Buca di Beppo - Austin is rated 3.5 stars by 623 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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