Buca di Beppo - DC

4.4
783 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Washington, D.C. then come to Buca. We are located between Connecticut Avenue and Florida Avenue, just a few blocks from Dupont Circle and Mitchell Park and serve authentic family style Italian dishes for lunch and dinner. Book your next special event with us. We also offer catering suitable for any occasion.
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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
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Wasn’t worth the price. Yes they give you a lot of food but it’s definitely over priced and not that tasty. The chicken parm was definitely not (fresh) made to order.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on October 22, 2021

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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Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We love Buca. There are none close to where we live, so we always go to one when away from home. Food is great, the value is great. This particular time though, the service was awful. I don't know if our server just started work that day and had no training whatsoever, or if she just hated her job and sucked at it. I'm sorry but you don't walk over to a table and only say can I help you then just stand there in silence. We wouldn't be there if we didn't want to eat. It took three reminders to get water, and I cannot stand that you have to scan a qr code to see a menu. Oh they had paper menus, we heard another server ask another couple if they prefer paper, but not our girl, she absolutely could not be bothered. We'll still go back, but really hope Vanessa is not our server!

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on October 22, 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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vipDemetra
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun restaurant to dine with the Italian decor.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on October 13, 2021

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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KristiF
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our server’s mask was off while serving us. He took offense to be asked to place it over his face. The mask was very worn, stretched out and unable to stay on.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 15, 2021

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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ColinD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

One server in the entire restaurant, nice kid, he did his best. Food was lousy and I am not picky so take that as you will.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on September 10, 2021

Hi Colin. 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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vipDemetra
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Italian pictures and atmosphere.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on August 27, 2021

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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vipJoannaL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was just right. We had a couple of toddlers and a few adults and the space that was provided was perfect for my family. Shrimp fra diavolo and the penne a la vodka were a bit spicier than usual but delicious as always.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your birthday! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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vipSarah
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came in with a huge group of 12 girls after our dinner plans got rained out and they were totally accommodating. Super friendly staff and great value for the amount of food you get!

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on June 29, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just living

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on May 25, 2021

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

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vipAdeiQ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Although the food was good. Our experience was not. It seemed that they were very understaffed on Mother’s Day of all days. When we got there, the host/manager came back to inform another hostess to seat us a table that it seemed he checked. The table was still dirty by the time we finally arrived to it, after our tour. Once we were seated our drinks and appetizers took a bit to come. Although the waitress was very sweet and patient, I just wish the experience was better at the very beginning. The food came in very large portions and was cooked the way we wanted! I’d recommend to order and pick up, but not to dine-in.

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on May 25, 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca di Beppo was all of the above. I loved the experience the staff was awesome from the time we walked in. My 7 year old is already asking to go back. The food awesome!!! And shoutout to the managers that were there very friendly we will definitely be back!

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on April 21, 2021

Our goal is to provide a great customer experience so we're always happy to hear that's being reflected. We look forward to serving you again.

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vipArneldaB
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During a pandemic my favorite spot felt welcoming. We enjoyed spaghetti and meat ball, and pepperoni pizza.

Buca di Beppo - DC
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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vipSencillo
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Used to love the food here

Buca di Beppo - DC
Responded on March 16, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent but the place needs pest control. We found cockroaches on the plates when they were delivering the food and Rats we’re running around

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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
4 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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vipJoannaL
Washington DC
15 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
51 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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vipNicSofa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
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
12 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
51 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Buca di Beppo - DC
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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Candy
New York Area
40 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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CarlosZ
Richmond
13 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
23 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

Buca di Beppo - DC
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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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 783 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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