Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg

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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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C
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and great service! Buca never disappoints

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you, Coquette, 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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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. The gigantic ice cream sundae for the birthday girl was enough for 10 of us. Great place.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on September 9, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, the food was great and over all it was a wonderful experience.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on August 26, 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food portion was very small and ed expensive. Not my usual experience there. Nasty handling of a problem...also unusual.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on August 24, 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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T
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

Probably great for families who all like to share the same plate of food. Sucked for 3 individuals who each wanted very different types of food because the smallest serving size was for 3.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Had a big party for my nephew’s graduation. The food was great! I highly recommend the chicken Parmesan, antipasti salad, and fried mozzarella appetizer.

Unfortunately the service sucked...no refills on water or soda, we had to get our own new plates after appetizers, and one person to handle everything for a table of 14. Very disappointing especially considering they are known for large family style eating and supporting large groups of people. I hope they were just shorted staffed that day and that this is not how they handle a large party on a regular basis.

m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great

DK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall you know what you get with Buca lots of food fun environment but quality and pricing is not great for what you get

t
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! I would definitely attend there again.

M
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always good and we always have leftovers to enjoy another day!

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on June 26, 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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MT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were Excellent. We were a group of 12 friends and we requested the Pope room. It was a blast and we will definitely be back again.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on June 26, 2019

Mike, 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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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, tons of it, tasty drinks, and good service in a funky and fun environment.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Family style dinner . we got the baked ziti which was super delicious .

AE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We did not have a good experience at Buca Di Beppo - Gaithersburg. The restaurant seemed unprepared and overwhelmed by the number of guests expecting a nice Mother's Day meal at the restaurant. We had a reservation, but we were still kept waiting past our reservation time. Our server did not serve our food in a timely manner. There were multiple mix-ups and issues with our meal. Food tasted good and was plentiful, but the service issues will keep me from visiting the restaurant again.

D
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a 6:30 reservation and did not get seated until 7:10 and we had to keep reminding the hostess of our reservation time. Our bartender, Jared, ended up seating us at a table in the bar and continued to give us a lot of attention and great service. He completely understood our situation and showed a lot of care and understanding. We did talk to a "manager" who said "that everyone was in our situation and he could do nothing to improve it!" we did not appreciate that he didn't even apologize!! Jared should be promoted to MANAGER, as he has all the qualities that a great manager shoud have. He saved our Mother's Day dining experience at this restaurant!!

J
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good as always but our 6:30 reservation turned into a 7:15 seating. It was Mother’s Day but it was obvious when we got there and was told it was a 15 minute wait that it was not true. They seriously need to be a less aggressive about filling up the seats and be more realistic with the customers.

t
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly and efficient. Food was tasty. Portion estimates are reasonable, but for value, do not order the Ceasar salad.

T
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I chose Buca Di Beppo for my mom's 60th surprise party because it's a nice space for large groups, especially since it fell on Mother's Day weekend.

I dropped off a card and cake earlier in the day for a surprise, and they passed the card along to the guests before my mother and I arrive. I truly appreciated that.

After my mom and I were led to our seat, it took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table, not before I got up to look around and another server helped me track down our waiter. Literally no one came by to drop off water, greet us or anything. Granted, I know it was a busy weeken with Mother's Day weekend and Prom, but I really don't think that's an excuse for poor execution.

Once our server stopped by, I asked him how many appetizers, entrees he would recommend for a group our size. He proceeded by reading off everything off the menu....section by section. After he was finished I asked him the question again - but honestly I ended up making the decision myself. At this point, the group was pretty hungry. He dropped off 2 baskets of bread. None of us had plates, silverware, salt pepper, olive oil, butter or anything. My mom had to ask for it. Once the food came out, we had to remind the server we didn't have any silverware to eat the food with.. and he returned shortly after. The food itself was good, I would give it overall 3-4 stars. We enjoyed the trio app of calamari, spicy shrimp and fried mozzarella the most and the baked rigatoni was great as well. The chicken limone was alright, but a little bland and the salad wasn't as fresh as we would have liked.

Towards the end of our meal the server came by and asked if we wanted to bring the cake over, I quietly said " yes in about 5 to 10 minutes". And he said ( not discretely) " okay just let me know when you want me to" so I repeated myself again " yes, just come bring it in 5 to 10 minutes" and he again said " yes no problem, let me know when" ....
For one, he said it pretty loudly right next to m

c
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Sewage/rain water literally poured on us from the ceiling. We had to ask to be moved and when we did, the bartender was the only one who took us seriously. The manager simply argued that “it couldn’t be dripping! They had just had it fixed!” Slow service and mediocre food. No apology or attempt to salvage the experience was made on their part.

Y
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food - weare regulars as it is walking distance from our home - prices have gone up but they regularly have coupons - this visit they totally blew the Bday celebration for my son put it on the reservation, reminded the hostess when we were seated and again after it appeared the waiter was still unaware

E
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.

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 .

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!

l
Washington DC
16 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.

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.

u
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.

t
Washington DC
100 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!

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.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
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.

G
Washington DC
12 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.

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

Katie was an amazing waitress! We enjoyed our food.

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

It was not good at all will never go back

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.

OT
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).

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.

L
Washington DC
4 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.

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

Great food and service!

G
Washington DC
25 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.

WK
Washington DC
4 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.

t
Washington DC
100 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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