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Buca di Beppo - DC

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708 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Kid-friendly
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 232-8466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Reynolds
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Catering
Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Florida Avenue
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Parking details
Public, paid parking is available parking structure off Florida Avenue.

Valet service is available seven days a week after 5pm for $7.
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Public transit
Buca di Beppo is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Metro Dupont Cirlce stop, exit NQ.
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Special events & promotions
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.

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What 708 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was very good. Not the restaurants fault, but the table across the room was very loud!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I usually have a great experience. This time my food was like warm. Need a larger desert selection.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Similar to other Buca di Beppos! Great food, great amount of food! The restaurant was a little slow so service was great!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was great as always however service was not good at all.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

There were many groups on Saturday evening and it was very noisy, as well as service was slow, but then, we felt rushed out because it was so crowded that waitress wanted our booth. She was trying to clear the table and started taking everything away before we even finished. We asked her about it and she even said that they were very crowded and were told to clear off tables as soon as possible.
We have been to Buca many times, but will try to avoid on a Saturday evening in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The dinner experience at Buca was very good this time. We had Anise as our waitress and she is very nice, attentive to our needs as diners and friendly. We ordered the Chicken and Sausage Rotini and it came out hot. It was tasty. There were many families there with their babies and they had to store the strollers away in a room near the hostess station. I really would suggest that the Buca restaurants invest in purchasing 2-in-1 Convertible Plastic High Chairs, that can be used as high chairs and also able to hold an infant car seat. This will be greatly appreciated by me and all of the thousands of families that come to your restaurants without having to squeeze an infant car seat into a booth.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always a fun time with family & friends. Arrive early to beat the crowd.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Entrees sized for 2-3 were more like 1-2 size. Biggest disappointment was super sundae--skimped on the ice cream, about haf of it was whipped cream and they forgot the cherry.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place to get authentic italian food!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall appearance was dated. The waiter told us that the tap water was filtered but each of our water glasses had water that tasted of both salt and chemicals. We asked for replacements but 3 of the five were also bad.
On a positive not, the calamari and Brussel sprout appetizers as well as the seafood pasta were good, but no one liked the lasagna.
Service was slow since our waiter seemed to be responsible for too many tables.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The Portion sizes are nice and hearty for the price.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I’d go again. This is my 2nd visit to this location. I’ve also been to Buca in AZ.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Old timey family style Italian restaurant. Simple delicious food, huge portions. All-Italian decor. Inexpensive. Really fun place!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Buca is always a fun place to dine and all seven of us had a great time. The egg plant parm was really good.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Hands down the best restaurant I've ever eaten - this was the BEST way to start our weekend. Recommended by a friend from the DC area and will visit every time we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This meal was great! Good for a quick bite with friends, and the house wine is excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

You know what you are going to get when you go to Buca di Beppo. You can enjoy a nice conversation with family and friends and not think twice about the food. The family-style portions are generous enough that you are almost guaranteed to have leftovers to bring home.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing! Huge servings. Be prepared to share.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We were a large group and the waitress and waiter that partnered on our table were extremely attentive, patient, quick and responsive. With family in from out of town their service made for a great meal and family time.

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Dakota, our server was terrible and ruined our experience. He forgot our waters, our oil for our bread (and left us sitting there with no plates or anything to eat it) and made a rude comment when we asked for a plate. He forgot about our salad which we ordered as soon as we sat down, and we didn’t receive said salad until 40 minutes into our dining experience (and just before our main course). He was MIA for long periods of time, and it was so noticeable that one of the other servers started asking us if we needed anything. I am grateful this wasn’t my first experience with Buca di Beppo, (and know their service is normally top notch) or else I probably wouldn’t give them another chance. Hoping this is just a one-off disappointing incident and not the norm for the DC location. We were very unhappy.

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2.0Dined on December 15, 2017

I was surprised how bad the service was. The server, while very friendly never visited our table, no apology for letting us wait un-greeted for at least 20 minutes. They were out of the wine and all draft beer that night. Our meatballs, and appetizer never arrived and we had to request them. Even after the request, the meatball never arrived, but stayed on the check. Big disappointment for a restaurant I was positive would be a fun and easy night.

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

A shell of its former self. Service was good though.

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2.0Dined on December 6, 2017

We usually go to Buca di Beppo for the large portion sizes and the value that we get for our money. I was celebrating my birthday. This was the first time going their with our baby and I was so very disappointed, that it will make me think twice about dining there again. The hostess wanted to squeeze us into a semi- circular booth with a baby car seat. Then when we requested to move we were seated at a small table for two with our baby in a car seat. This left my husband to sit in the aisle across from the bar and we had to place our baby in a car against a wall. I can not believe that they did not have a proper seat in which to place our baby comfortable at our table. This is supposed to be a family inspired dining establishment.
All of these years coming and giving our business to Buca this was the worst I have ever had to experience. The management must make a change immediately to fix this problem. This caused us not to be able to comfortably enjoy our meal.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was great, except the temp in the restaurant...so HOT in there!

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1.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was horrible from the start. It was suppose to be a birthday dinner and it was a bust. Started at 6:30 and got the food at 7:30.

Will never return again.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

It really wasn't that crowded yet we had to wait 15-20 minutes for drink/food order. I never got the orange juice I ordered but it was taken off the bill when told.

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

I used to come here a lot, the calamari is still very good just as i remember, the spicy shrimp is delicious as well. I was disappointed in the spaghetti/meatballs - too much pasta, pasta tasted of the box; deli salad was too greasy.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Always fun place to eat. Service is excellent. There are usually large parties so noise level can be high.

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2.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We had to wait about 20 mins for server to come and get our drink order. Service was poor quality, will definitely not visit this location again.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Food sizes are meant to be shared! Good tasteful food!

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1.0Dined on October 14, 2017

The worst night of my life. First of all website says $7 valet well that was a lie...they haven't had valet service in over a year. Well update your website. Staff nor management was apologetic and could care less. In fact one of the staffers became very argumentative with me and stated well we haven't had it in over a year so you must have gotten it wrong. You are right I got it wrong by making reservations here at this establishment but the large party. Not to mention they had high schoolers running all over the restaurant half-dressed and very loud and obnoxious they were unsupervised but they didn't care because it was a large party. Large party...big money. Then let's get to the service the service was terrible to say the least I'll server did not even get all of our orders in continue to walk off and disappear had to ask a member of management more than 2 times to service our table which we were not successful at all. One of my guests had to wait over 2 hours to get a pizza a pizza why did it take the kitchen staff to make a pizza that almost took 2 hours to make unbelievable. Then to add insult to injury it was my birthday and it was listed on their birthday Marquis but they sang Happy Birthday to someone else not to me so after I made another plea for to get assistance the manager said nothing did nothing he actually stood behind one of his staffers while I literally lost it due to anger and frustration and finally they sing me Happy Birthday. They did comp the bill but ONLY because we complained about the service. Do yourself a favor DO NOT go here!!!

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

My husband and I were in DC for a weekend getaway. I would definitely recommend the Calamari appy and the Chicken Carbonara. Family style dining , huge portions delicious leftovers!

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Our server and bartender Brittney was fantastic. The food was amazing and we had plenty to take home.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a large group (11) and we received the best service. Our server, Lyndon, was fantastic. Half our group was deaf and he handled it with no issue. The food was terrific. The double chocolate cake was outstanding! I live in Los Angeles and have visited several Bucca di Beppo's in L.A. and San Diego and the food was only okay, I went in with similar expectations and was pleasantly surprised. If I make it back to DC, Bucca di Beppo may be on the list of places to revisit.

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1.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Very aweful experience. The server was very slappy and we had to ask several times for what we needed.
Lazy and dirty.

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2.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Server was very kind and explained portion sizes as to not order too much. Fast and friendly. However food was a little bland and didn't have that homemade style expected.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was pretty good. My boyfriend and I split the small chicken and sausage ziti and had some as leftovers for lunch today. We also ordered a small garlic bread. Since it was just us two it was actually pretty large. Also, I love garlic bread and have eaten garlic alone before, but this garlic bread was over the top garlicky! Before I even took a bite I knew that it was too much just by the smell. I still ate some, and would probably eat the rest and dip it into some warm marinara sauce to balance out the insane amount of garlic.

As for service, they usually bring out bread with a plate of oil and vinegar to dip. Well, our server gave us the oil and vinegar, but it was another 20 minutes before we had gotten our bread ( this was after we had already ordered our pasta and garlic bread).

Our server initially also brought out the wrong pasta to us( I assume she just grabbed the wrong one from the kitchen as they had made the one we ordered as well) ..she brought out what looked like regular ziti with red sauce and ricotta cheese on top. I immediately knew it wasn't ours since ours should have had a cream sauce which is white, in addition to both chicken and sausage. Then after we got our food, we realized that we were never given regular plates. All we had were the small plates that were given out when we got our bread, so we wound up eating on those. The server didn't bring the larger plates until after we had already been eating for 5 minutes or so. We just continued to use the small plates because there was no sense in creating more dirty dishes at that point.

Overall the food was good and I always love taking the leftovers home for lunch the next day. I will be back!

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The chicken in my pasta dish was cold and it tasted microwave. The ambience was nice though...

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1.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Don't know what is going on but not the service we used to get

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Went for a family meal with my family. Server helped us not to order too much food. Will definitely come back again.

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