Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg

3.7
615 reviews
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$30 and under
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Craving authentic Italian food in Gaithersburg, MD? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Gaithersburg, the Italian restaurant known for traditional pastas in homemade sauces, specialty pastas, mouthwatering entrees and fresh-made breads, salads and pizza. Favorites include Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with dishes served family-style; Small feeds 3 and Large feeds 6. But leave room for dessert! Cannolis stuffed to order, homemade Cheesecake and artisan Gelato aren’t to be missed.

Whether you’re shopping at nearby Kentlands Market Square or attending a show or event at Arts on the Green, Buca’s our warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for enjoying a relaxing meal, everyday dining or celebrating any occasion for parties and groups both small and large. Can’t join us at our table? Call ahead or order online for To Go or delivery. Catering also available.
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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We ordered a salad, a kids meal, two entrees and a birthday sundae for four people and it took 2.5 hours to get our food and check. The waiter was very nice but the service was insanely slow. The waiter said the restaurant was very busy but there were many empty rooms and tables. Food was average so overall not the best experience. Would not recommend unless you have a lot of time on your hands.

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n
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very nice place to have Italian pasta. We have a table reservation for 2 , that we don't have to be wait. Our service are nice and friendly. We have order small Chopped Antipasti Salad , small Shrimp scampi and small Spicy Chicken Rigatoni. Food are so good and have a lot of leftover to bring home. Highly recommend .

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Calamari was very dry and I think double dried from yesterday, the batter was different. Mussels was just okay. Shrimp Florentine only has a few shrimps in it. Overall the portion sizes was noticeably smaller than before, I know because I used to visit all the time. Disappointed!

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l
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This is first time to Gaithersburg location, usually go to the one in DC. Food is the same but service wasn't that great. It wasn't that busy (4:30 Sunday afternoon) and we had to ask multiple times for water refills, they didn't have the beers we ordered but took forever to inform us of that. People from other tables were coming over to ask to borrow our condiments such as cheese and balsamic vinegar. I guess they didn't have any on their table(s). All in all, the experience was just ok.

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FF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Reservation was set for 7:30 and didn’t get seated for 30 minutes. Not enough staff to bus tables, management speaking rudely to the hostess and not a very welcoming experience. The menu options has also changed for smaller meals choices and less food for more money. We won’t be returning.

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n
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately this Buca di Beppo location seems to have issues with understaffing, where servers are overwhelmed, which means food takes a long time and drink refills as well. It has happened to us a few times now.

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t
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

My chicken parmigiana was burnt, but they made me a new one. I had to wait for carry out food for my mom and they gave me a drink while I wait. Very accommodating!

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PP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great, however, service was poor as we had to remind our server for water, appetizers, bread etc...various times. We were a group of 15 with small children, updates on food and bringing out kids items early would have been helpful. Also, our waiter had terrible table side manners, kept reaching in to pick up dishes without warning us or not asking if we were finished.

All the food we ordered was horribly delayed, so I am not sure I can recommend this place to a friend though quality of food was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

120 bucks for 2 small chicken entrees and a small caprese salad, and no alcohol. Ridiculous. High cost for B- grade food. I won't be coming back.

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G
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good as usual. Buca was trying hard to show us good service (with two managers inquiring how we were doing), and the waitress was fine, but it was disappointing that the restaurant flagged our Open Table reservation as a no-show before we even made it home after the meal. Restaurants should not be so quick to make that determination without even an attempt at checking their records. And the hostess had acknowledged our reservation by name when we arrived at the restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katie was an amazing waitress! We enjoyed our food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It was not good at all will never go back

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DN
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoyable and great service from our server. However I would recommend that the seats be updated as they are beginning to lose their spring.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Mostly good food, but service was super slow. We waited over an hour for our food to arrive and 2 dishes came out cold. Always had to ask our server for drink refills. The veal Parm and mushroom risotto are fantastic. Diners should ask about the spice level on a few dishes as we were surprised by some (ie - the calamari was too spicy for the kids).

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AL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We didn't know it was family style, so the 3 of us had to agree on everything. We ended up ordering a chicken entree and a small pepperoni pizza, which left room for a dessert. We prefer individual meals as we all like something different. The food was good, but seemed a bit on the expensive side.

We won't be back.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After reading previous reviews I was a bit apprehensive but extremely surprised with a most enjoyable meal and most helpful waitress and staff. My wife and I had dinner there and were both very satisfied with our meals although the family style portions were somewhat of a surprise. Our waitress, Michelle, was extremely helpful and quite a pleasure. Our salad and entrees were most enjoyable and the manager visited our table to thank us and ask if she could be of any assistance. All in all a most enjoyable dining experience and one we look forward to repeating many times.

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t
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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G
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

We were hosted by a man in “very dirty” clothes. The place was half empty but he took 10 minutes to find us a table.
We were seated next to an empty table that was not cleaned for an hour. Leftovers on the table, food on the floor, etc.
This place needs a good mgm team to take over quickly!
PS: the food was good.

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WK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My visit was excellent, food and service was great. Had a great time at this restaurant. Will return within the next 30 days to enjoy another meal.

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t
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Matthew (our waiter) was wonderful! Such a yummy and wonderful dinner.

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AJ
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

They were able to accommodate a large party on short notice. Food was good as was the service. I'll definitely return sometime, especially if I have a large group again.

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was very good but our server was too busy and needed to wait for our request to be made and to ask for check, entree. etc.. Overall it was a good experience.

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TE
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

For some reason they seated us at a table in the bar area with our 5 children (one of which is 2 years old). It was noisy and the service was slow and not a very attentive waitress. When we went to use the restrooms, there were available tables in the main seating area but at that point we already had drinks and ordered food. Would go back but never sit in the bar area. Not a good place for kids.

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C
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We waited an hour before our linguine shrimp florentine arrived..we were told that the kitchen was backed up with pick up orders which infuriated me and my husband even more...we are dine in patrons. The chef came to our table after my husband complained and offered to prepare our dish and it would be ready in 8 minutes. Our server kept telling us that the food would be out soon...she promised.

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CD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as always! Service for 12 was flawless and quick. Server was spot on with food and drinks. Loved the Pope Room!!! Family reunion first time in four years.
Thanks again Buca!

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JA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great waiter and a great meal with friends. It was fun sharing the dishes and we still had leftovers.

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JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went on a weekday night, not many guests, but the service was nearly unbearably slow. The restaurant took three hours to serve us appetizers, entrees and dessert! We waited for almost one full hour for the entrees to arrive!

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n
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sat at the bar. Good service and the food was excellent. Only downside was they were out of a number of the draft beers...gotta plan better, it's Saturday night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall experience was good. Lots of food. Make sure you are hungry when you go.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great date night experience!!!

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JN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was horrible. Got our orders wrong. My daughters birthday icecream came melted. The food had no flavor. It took forever to get anything from the the waitress and even the manager. I would never go back.

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h
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always a bit hit or miss, but it was very good this time. And the service was excellent this go-around. Very attentive, helpful staff. And as always, there's enough to take home for the next day which can be useful (given the price and, personally, the fact that our stovetop is broken). Anyway, this isn't fine dining but it's tasty and again, props to the wait staff and nice manager who assisted us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration - party of twelve. The staff was awesome!

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t
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great food! He had to be one of the best waiters there.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary was Do Over was everything. Thank You, Izzy and the Manager.

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DH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is a great change for an evening of indulgence. I love the chopped salad. One of the best for me, I eat mainly vegetables. It is always a fun place to take the family!

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s
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed on so many levels. Our waiter seemed to not understand what we were saying half the time and always looked confused. Then from the time we got our appetizer salad, it was another 35 minutes until we got our meals. Our prosciutto-stuffed chicken was good but it was breaded and I am on a low carb diet so had to scrape off the breading (the menu did not say that it was breaded). Finally we ordered gelato for dessert. The menu said 2 scoops of vanilla, 2 of pistachio, and 2 of raspberry, all with upside down cones on top. When they brought out the dish it had no raspberry (they were out) and no cones (they were out)! We will not be going back. Very disappointing.

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k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

one of the best value Italian restaurants in the area. Portions are family size.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Well Buca di Beppo was a total bust for Mother’s Day 😞 they were totally overbooked, despite taking reservations. The room we were in was so unbelievably loud that we couldn’t hear each other sitting at the same table. After an hour of waiting the food never came. We paid for what we actually did get and we left.

The servers and manager on duty were very kind, however, the lack of food and noise killed it for us.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but it took forever.

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