Buca di Beppo - DC

4.4
805 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Washington, D.C. then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Wedged between Connecticut Avenue and Florida Avenue, your Washington, D.C. Buca is just a few blocks from Dupont Circle and Mitchell Park. Just as the nation takes great pride in our capitol, we take great pride in all that we do and make sure our guests feel like family the moment they walk in the door. Our staff provides stellar service and our specially trained chefs produce mouthwatering family style portions that are sure to delight. When you want authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas, there’s really no other choice! No matter the event or celebration, your Capitol City Buca has got you covered! I We have created several catering packages full of everyone’s favorites or you can customize your package to your exact needs. If you have special events coming up on your calendar, book a semi-private dining room or let us provide the catering. Make your reservations or come in today!
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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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Buca di Beppo is open on Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 11:00 a.m., and we invite you to enjoy our Thanksgiving Feast with all the traditional trimmings! Join us at our Thanksgiving table this year – we look forward to serving you!

What 805 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food- fun ambiance- socially distanced tables and very attentive wait staff

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AndresP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Buca di Beppo it was great. Ana was our waitress she make she was awesome. She make my mother in law the best night for her birthday. She recommended a very good food for us and the dessert it was delicious. She was very pending if we need something if we the food was good etc. I highly recommend Buca di Beppo.

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JoannaL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for a meal by myself and enjoyed it very much. The manager was attentive as well as my server. It was early so no one else was there. Food came out fast and as always, delicious.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on October 6, 2020

We appreciate you dining with us Joanna. We hope you come back again soon.

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vipDemetra
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting on outside patio.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for dining in our patio. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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NicSofa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! We decided to book our Rehearsal dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and accommodating upon entrance! Overall service was quick and the food was great. Definitely going to this Buca location again when I’m in the area.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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vipMICHAEL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow even though the restaurant was no where near being full.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for dining with us Michael. We apologize the service was not up to par but we will work on improving it. We hope to see you again.

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mikeyp66
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buca is always a great destination for a family gathering. We love the food and the atmosphere.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you Mikey! We're glad you like dining with us so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The food was great.

The service was not.

Buca has a rich history. They have a brand and they failed to deliver a dining experience. The staff needs better training. The place was to empty to be having so many mistakes in service.

I came with a party of 6 and put notes for the birthdays. The staff at the door did not great anyone .

After we were given a rush tour we were taken to our seats were I found 4 dirty spoons caked in gunk on the table.

After I brought it to the server she hid the spoons and brought us new silver wear . She didnt say anything to her manager.

The place needs better care and attention to cleanliness and staff training.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on March 9, 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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vipCheesecake
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Buca di Beppo was nice for a quiet dinner with my family. The prices have increased significantly for the menu items to our shock. However, the server Nick was great. He was knowledgeable about the menu and even suggested a special with the Shrimp Scampi. We enjoyed the Lg. portion of Shrimp Florentine. Also, Try the cheesecake it is so delicious! We were celebrating a birthday and it was really nice that the staff came out to sing and we my little son started crying looking at the flame of the candelabra the manager was great in helping to calm my son down and he brought out FRESH baked soft chocolate chip cookie, which was totally unexpected but very much appreciated for going above and beyond the call of duty to calm a child. The only thing I would HIGHLY suggest that the restaurant get a carpet replacement My shoes kept sticking to the floor over and over again due to whatever wear and tear and grease in the carpet. Thank You

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on February 28, 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
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

the food was great but the place was full of busloads of noisy high schoolers. very annoying.
several minutes after ordering lasagna, the waitress comes to tell us they were out of lasagna. come on. a place that size had to have known that they were out of lasagna when we ordered. it delayed our meal. no offer of free dessert or money off.
don’t think we’ll be coming back.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on February 16, 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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vipBearnaise
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Meh. It's about what you should expect for a chain restaurant. We went with some coupons they sent us in the mail. Otherwise, I'd look for better Italian options in the city.

Buca di Beppo - DC
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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vipDemetra
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun place to dine. Always too much food to eat!!

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Responded on February 10, 2020

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

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EllenS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food. Pasta was great. Warm, cozy decor. Very hospitable and friendly waitress. With 2 of us having to order food for 3 it was a bit pricier than it should have been.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on January 2, 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 feedback with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipCandy
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

This time our experience was not the best. I don’t think the waitress was having the best day. She did not ask us if we wanted bread and in general was not very nice. The food was good and the place was nice.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on December 30, 2019

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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Readingkahuna
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service! Highly recommend.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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MelissaT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Usually it’s good. And we started off okay, the appetizers were delicious but then half an hour after ordering they said they were out of what we ordered for dinner. Then it still took another half hour for the rest of our food and we ended up taking it to go. Eh. Maybe this is what they are like on Xmas.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on December 28, 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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vipCheesecake
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Hello Our waitress was Tia and she was very attentive and knowledgeable. She even made sure my young son had crayons and paper to color while we waited for our food. The restaurant was trying to get out catering orders so the front was left unattended when we first came in we had to look for someone to help us. The food was a good portion for the value.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on January 2, 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
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The waitress was very nice but the service was not good at all. They also require you to buy more food then you need and you have to order the same thing as the person(s) you’re eating with because it comes in servings for 3 or more people. Not worth the money. It’s definitely precooked as well

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on December 22, 2019

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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vipCarlosZ
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fantastic experience at Buca. Outstanding service by Nick. Food is always great.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on December 17, 2019

Carlos, we look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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THollenbeck
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year for Friendsgiving we eat at Buca do Beppo. The meal is a great value and everyone always enjoys the quality of the food. Great place for large groups.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on December 1, 2019

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a last minute large party of 20. They were Incredible. The service was excellent the food was fast and the atmosphere was great. We had kids of all ages and the kids has a great time. I highly recommend them.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on December 1, 2019

We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was my third Thanksgiving at a Buca di Peppo. I was a little disappointed. The Thanksgiving options had been reduced to just turkey for 3 or 6 rather than the option or order a individual order of either turkey or ham. Ham was no longer available.

The food was a little salty and the green beans were definitely undercooked. Mashed potatoes, dressing and bread were good. And we had to ask for our pumpkin pie rather than it being brought to the table as soon as we had finished our dinners.

Close, but I wouldn't recommend the Thanksgiving offerings. And as for my next Thanksgiving....

Buca di Beppo - DC
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo for Thanksgiving! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and look forward to celebrating with you at Buca di Beppo again soon!!

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vippartyof4
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a good restaurant for a family group. The food was good and the space welcoming. If I want again with a family group, I would ask for a round table so we could see each other. I also would explore the menu first. We didn't realize there was a family meal option and weren't prepared to order that way. I was especially happy that there was something for everyone to enjoy and easy for the youngest members of our group. The restaurant was not too expensive either which helps with a large family group.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on November 11, 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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Awful
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We traveled from Colorado to DC. I wanted to take my wife for her first Buca experience. The service was atrocious; with one exception, Nick, the bartender. Everyone else was either inexperienced or disinterested in providing service. The food was cold. And there was nobody to tell about it. The noise level was high because of a lot of kids parties. That’s fine. But we had reservations and still had to wait because the hostesses were too busy in the back to do their jobs.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on November 11, 2019

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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MelonieW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. We were a group of 10 and were promptly seated. Waiter was prompt and very helpful with ordering. Food was generous portions and reasonable. Everyone enjoyed the food and experience. A++

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Melonie! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was pretty good; we like the family style. Service was very slow because there was a very big party.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on November 7, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It took us three hours to eat and not just because we were a large party or slow eaters. We had to remind our waiter several times to bring out drinks we had ordered and waited over 30 minutes just for drinks alone. They forgot one of our group salads altogether and it took over and hour to bring out the food. For a restaurant that caters to family style dining, I was incredibly disappointed...especially since I have eaten at other locations around the country and never had terrible service. The food was mediocre and definitely not worth the wait and there were so many large parties crammed into a tight space that the atmosphere was not great. Sadly, I have great experiences at other locations, but I would not recommend eating at this one. They are obviously not able to handle the large amount of people they receive and could care less about customer service. One of the worst dining experiences I have had in DC.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on November 5, 2019

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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ToddL
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The building is a lot of fun with all of the pictures on the walls, but the service was horrible and the food marginal. The waiter couldn't remember who ordered what and was asking us and the tables round us who ordered the dish he was carrying. My work associate received his meal at least 10 minutes before I received mine. Their menu was limited. It may work out better for a larger group as many of their more appealing meals were served family style, for 3 or more. I personally would not return.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on October 25, 2019

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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ThomasH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun dinning experience....... The food tasted just like mom made it.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you, Thomas! 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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vipSalba
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ginet(SP ?) was wonderful, friendly, helpful, and attentive. She made our visit delightful. I have dietary restrictions and she made it happen and all with a friendly smile and attentive attitude. Loved the food, ambiance, service and food. One thing I would suggest, years ago you had wonderful sour dough bread. Please try to get better bread. I am used to NYC Italian bread.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 5, 2019

We appreciate you sharing such wonderful feedback about Ginet! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipMICHAEL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for my birthday and requested the table in the kitchen. It was ready for us and had a birthday hat and decorations. Thanks for a memorable birthday!

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 1, 2019

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding as usual I brought to newbies to the restaurant tonight & they were full & totally pleased! Well Done!

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 1, 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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vipMr202
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience1

Dinner is usually outstanding. Lunch on the other hand is very disappointing.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 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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AliceB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting to share really good food with family!!

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on August 5, 2019

Alice, we are so glad your family enjoyed their visit! We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback. Join us again soon!

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mike
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kitschy & a al “Old-School.” Large, value-priced, portions.
Nothing high end except a good, tasty and pleasant venue.

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vipMargaretA
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant is best for groups, as their dinner and dessert menu is portioned for sharing. Solo diners are only able to order off the lunch menu, which has a limited selection of entrees. The food is only okay. I had chicken limone, which is a chicken breast served in a lemony sauce and capers and served with a side of either fettuccine or marinara pasta. The plate was exactly as described, but I suspect the sauce is premade. It’s not bad but it’s not great.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you for reaching out to address your thoughts and concerns. There is always room for improvement!

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vipEnjoyfood
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Too much food but good. Enjoyed the dinner. Will go back but with s group this time.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on July 24, 2019

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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SarahsMum
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reasonable place to dine in such a prestigious area of DC. Great service and food. Will definitely go back.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on August 28, 2019

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

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FAQs

Buca di Beppo - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 232-8466.

Buca di Beppo - DC is rated 4.4 stars by 805 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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