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Buca di Beppo - DC

699 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Kid-friendly (8)
  • Comfort Food (6)
  • Casual (4)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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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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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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 699 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great place to get authentic italian food!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

tedman (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

vipTom1950 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

CharlesM (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipUnderwhelmed (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing! Huge servings. Be prepared to share.

MALP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 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.

KTDC (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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.

Sanookdi (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

vipBestValue (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was great, except the temp in the HOT in there!