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About Buca di Beppo - DC
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.
Washington, DC 20009
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Public, paid parking is available parking structure off Florida Avenue.
Valet service is available seven days a week after 5pm for $7.
Buca di Beppo is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Metro Dupont Cirlce stop, exit NQ.
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
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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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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.
Buca di Beppo - DC Ratings and Reviews
We used open table to get reservation. We were seated over an hour after our reservation. They host did not know what he was doing. They would seat people in random order and people that didn't have a reservation - if you were standing closer to the restaurant versus the door you got sat first... disappointed in the long wait.
This place is a blast for a good time and a lot of food. That being said, the service on Sunday was horrible. It was the first time in my life I did not leave a tip.
If you aren't in a rush, this is a fun place to have a large portioned decent meal over a 3 hour period.
If you want a quick, normal, service oriented dinning experience (something that takes 1.5 hours or less) don't come here.
I took a large party here for dinner and it was a bust. Unfortunately it was the only place convenient to their hotel that could accommodate such a big group at the last minute. "Accommodate" turned out to be far too strong a word as we were shoehorned into a table suited for 4 fewer people than we had. The food here is never great, but usually passable. Not so this evening. And worst of all was the service. We waited an unreasonably long time for every single thing from drinks to ordering to the food itself. I was embarrassed for having subjected our clients to this very unsatisfying experience and made it up to them by taking them them to a high end steakhouse the next night. I wont be back. I advise you to avoid it unless you have a lot of time to kill and a really good sense of humor.
Came in to DC for a Volleyball tournament. We ordered apps of Little Meatballs and Fresh Mozz & Tomatoes. For dinner we ordered Caesar Salad , Veal Marsala, Chicken Parm and Lasagna and Penne with Rosa Sauce. Everything was delicious and our waiter was awesome. I need a reason to get back to DC so we can go there again.
Waiters are always pleasant and food is excellent. I always order the Spicy Rigatoni for the entree. The large can serve 5-6 in reality. If I'm with a group we order the fried calamari with house sauce which is excellent. Always a good meal at a decent price.
It took us over 10 minutes before the waitress came to our table. Then it took another 10 minutes or more before we got our drinks. Once we order our food we waited an hour before it came. We only order 4 things. This was my first time to the here and I won't be going back.
It was a full house. They honored our reservation so that was good. The service was extremely slow maybe because it was Christmas. We waited a long time for our food and drinks but once the food came out (even though they forgot a dish) it was worth the wait. The waiter was so apologitic that we ended up getting free desserts and a percent off the bill. Overall experience was ok. Will try it again but not on a holiday.
We were still not seated a half hour after our reservation. The host staff was completely disorganized and was not willing to provide updates. We ate somewhere else. There were a ton of people with the same reservation time as us and nobody was getting seated. It was very unpleasant.
Service was dreadful, took over twenty minutes for water to come to the table. It was not that busy as the area we sat had many empty tables. The waiter (Halle) was just oblivious to anything that resembled decent service. He never came around btwn ordering appetizers and main entree's to ask if we needed anything. Once he served the entrees we did not see him for over thirty minutes . For a much better experience, GO to Carmines!!!
Had a reservation for 8. Took about 15 minutes to get seated, not because it was busy, but there was only one host. Also, went there anticipating valet parking (which was there the last time we visited), but there was no valet parking and the garage around the corner was $25.
The food was good and service was ok. Certainly plenty of food and no one left hungry.
We were sat next to a Christmas work party that had a DJ playing music. We asked to move and we're then seated next to the bar where all of the work party patrons were ordering their drinks and shots. Very loud, which was somewhat understandable given it was a party. However, the other sections of the restaurant were not crowded and we could have been seated more appropriately. Our server seemed untrained for the job. We were not greeted or introduced properly by her and our dirty plates were left in front of us even as we were paying our bill. Our bill (which we asked for twice before receiving it) was supposed to be split evenly amongst four of us, but even that task proved to be too difficult and adjustments had to be made. Dessert was never offered and no final goodbyes were made. Very odd experience with our server which left us disappointed because we have had an fantastic prior experience when we dined at the infamous Pope table. The quality of the food was just ok, so I doubt that we will return anytime soon, if at all. Love the decor and the old Italian family feel. Truly hope others have a better experience in the future!
Great for an un-traditional Thanksgiving dinner (though traditional fare is available).
This is our 3rd year doing Thanksgiving here. Our kids love it, not very crowded, food is good, and this time our server and the kitchen service was lightning fast.
The only negative is that the decor looks a bit tired and dusty. Several of the bulbs on the holiday lights and spot lighting were burnt out. But other than that all was great.
We were seated at the kitchen table, which we have requested. The table was nicely set-up when we got there (reservation for 4). The service was a little slow, our waiter was busy with other tables inside the restaurant and failed to provide a prompt and efficient service to us. But overall, good food, and a great experience for our friends from out of town.
Frozen cake brought out after we had been waiting for 20 minutes. I preordered the cake a week before. The cake was rock hard in the middle. No apologies about the cake or offer to take it off the bill when clearly no one had eaten it and 2/3 of the cake was left uncut. Parts of our order were forgotten and they were out of a selection of wine on the menu.
We used a coupon for $15 per person for a special group meal. Server only checked on us once, never refilled my friend's iced tea. I've been here before with much better service, it wasn't even very busy so our waiter should have been more attentive and enthusiastic. Chicken picatta was delicious but spaghetti barely had enough sauce.
I usually like eating at Buca but over all of the years that me and my family have been going there, this day Friday Sep. 16, 2016 was literally our worst experience. We were seated in a large back room with the tables shoved together in the middle of the room. We asked for something more comfortable near the seating area by the bar and the host said "they had several groups that were coming in" We had to deal with very slow wait times this night. Then we were seated by the loudest group of twenty grown people that were talking loud and constantly bumping our seats to get when getting up and down. The chicken Parmesan we tried for the first time and liked it. Due to the noise we did not really enjoy our dining experience.
We were here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, as we held our rehearsal dinner here 3 years prior. We were disappointed that they never acknowledged our special occasion, even though we listed it on our reservation and told them upon arrival. Additionally, the waiter never asked if we wanted dessert. He just showed up with the check once we finished the main course and seemed anxious to leave. Maybe it was the end of his shift?? Also, we asked for the wine special that was on the table when we arrived, and they charged us the regular price, which was $12 more. Kind of a let down, after an hour drive when our expectations were high for a memorable occasion.
The restaurant no longer offers valet as stated on the site, but meter parking is free out front after 6:30pm.
We booked last minute and snagged a spot at the kitchen table. Yes it's located in the middle of the kitchen and the kitchen staff was terrific. The waiter was ok, lacking personality, but we had fun and were even brought extra goodies including these fat, delicious meatballs. Despite us having recently married and shared that, there was no surprise dessert by the waiter. This place is known for celebrations such as birthdays and such. Was a little surprised that despite them asking if we were celebrating anything and giving that information to the waiter, nothing was done about it. Overall the food was fantastic and the experience even better.
I frequent Buca but may hesitate in the future. The service was horrible. I signed up for the Buca app and tried for a week to download the special offers. I told them ahead of time we were celebrating birthdays and they failed to do anything until I asked in front of my guests. I was charged full price for lasagna and finally got the coupon the next day. I never received the free birthday cake voucher I was invited to submit a request for via email. The server was absolutely terrible. He messed up every aspect of the order. He never came back to refill drinks. He brought us nothing we asked for without two reminders.
Very tasty and diverse Italian entrees with very generous portions. Great salad selections. Very spacious but a little noisy with various youth tour groups. Excellent, affable waiter service. Very accommodating establishment and personnel. Highly recommend if one wants delicious Italian ethnic foods. Loved the decor.
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