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About Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
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.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Italian, Comfort Food, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Great Seneca Highway
$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.
Free self-parking available in public lot.
Ride On Bus - Kentlands Blvd Stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, 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 - Gaithersburg Ratings and Reviews
Even with a reservation we had to wait an additional 20 mins to be seated and another couple without a reservation went in before us so are making reservations pointless? Food was delicious no complaint. Service was terrible hostess had her thumb in her mouth several times i even caught her doing that while taking some people to their seats. Waiter took a while to get to us being that he was also the bartender. While waiting in the "lobby" the carry out section was overcrowded. We were seated by the bar when we asked not to therefore it was a pretty loud night being that the bar patrons were having a good time. Buca is a nice place to dine im just not sure if ill come back to this establishment. seems it needs better management. I'll stick to driving to DC
Most of the food was excellent - antipasto salad, chicken saltimbocca, rigatoni al forno (so much crunchy prosciutto, pepperoni, and spicy italian sausage) were so delicious and full of flavor and cooked to perfection. On the other hand, the alfredo supremo was HORRIBLE, do not order - dry and bland. The gelato was okay, all the flavors (pistachio, raspberry and maybe vanilla) were all different textures. The pistachio was the best texture and flavor - closest resemblance to gelato. The raspberry seemed more like a super tart sorbet. The vanilla one was icy - like freezer burn.
A potentially good family meal was tarnished by poor service, lack of attention to detail, and unwillingness of the staff to respond to customer complaint. An erroneously delivered meal (subsequently touched by guests at another table) was re-delivered to us and it began the downturn of events. Buca di Beppo is made of more but it has turned us away from this location unhappy and probably unwilling to return for sometime. The experience was in stark contrast to the one we had at the DC location.
- We were unable to contact the restaurant via phone. Upon inquiring we were told that their system is not working and did not show any desire to get it fixed!
- The server did not understand out special request and brought incorrect item.
- They restaurant was out of Tiramisu dessert (second time in a month).
- With coffee order only coffee was served we had to ask separately for cream and sugar and spoon.
BUCA DI BEPPO USED TO BE MUCH BETTER THAN THIS BUT NOW IT IS NOTICEBLY SLIDING DOWN ON SERVICE AND FOOD QUALITY.
This was a before Christmas family get-together. 11 people in our group. Saturday at 3:30-5:30 . We knew that this would be a slower time, which meant we had a room to ourselves which was really nice. Everyone enjoyed their food & we got excellent service from our Server. (I wish I could remember his name......but he was great!).
I think this restaurant is a great choice for groups. We found dishes that 2-3 people wanted to share & then passed around all the leftovers afterwards.
The restaurant let us stay & visit with each other as long as we wanted. It was nice, quiet & unhurried! I guess that will vary with the date & time, but that was our experience.
We will do it again next year!!
Unfortunately, this was not a pleasant experience. My husband and I had a special early anniversary dinner planned and we had made reservations. We were seated at a two top and the dinner was off to a good start. A small Calamari appetizer was ok to taste but way over priced. As our dinner was being prepared, a large party of at least 30 came in with only 8 out of the total being the adults. Mayhem ensued. They were loud, screaming, throwing, straws, running around, jumping at their tables and it was awful. The parents were not supervising the children at all. The manager came out once to check but said we couldn't be moved Bc "we were full all night" Another table also complained to no avail. Dinner ruined. When we left. There were many tables open and available in quiet areas. Just not sure why it was handled that way. Some of the wait staff apologized including our waitress but others laughed at us as we left. By the way our bill was over 80 dollars without alcohol. We were so disappointed. We will not be back.
The kitchen had problems on Saturday night. It took longer than usual to get food. The food came out of the requested sequence for the large group (10) seated next to us. The manager did come to their aid to calm their anger. We like Buca, but they need to fix these problems.
The food was good as always. We arrived early and were promptly seated. There were not that many people there for dinner yet. However, it took an extraordinary amount of time to get the main part of our order. It was long enough I left the table to hunt out the waiter. The salad was outstanding as was the chicken saltimbocca chicken. The brussel sprouts looked great on the menu but were drier that we expected. We mentioned it to the waiter and he did take it off the check. Overall a nice dinner.
I guess family style is just not our style as we each prefer ordering individual servings to suit our tastes. Nothing remarkable about the food but the decor is certainly Italian. Service was very good. Did not appreciate the staff loudly clinking table settings nor cleaning the floor while we ate.
We went to Buca Di Beppo for my aunts birthday dinner. We arrived on time for our reservation and we're immediately seated for dinner, it took the waiter about 10-15 minutes to come to take drink orders which was fine because we were deciding what everyone was going to eat. Once we places drink orders the waiter disappeared when we were ready to place food order. This seemed to be a common thing as we continually had to ask another waiter walking by to find our waiter. I personally don't think the food was worth the price & they may want to update the pricing that they show because $30 and under is not an ideal price or estimate because everything is sold a la carte
This is usually a popular and reliable family friendly chain restaurant. Although our waitress was most pleasant and was hustling, service was very slow Saturday night. Even though, it was less busy than usual. Even paying our bill was a challenge. Perhaps it was under-staffing? Management needs to fix this.
Went for a birthday dinner, even put that it was for a birthday dinner when making the reservation, told the waitress we were there for a birthday. Not a single happy birthday, dessert, nothing!!! Waitress forgot to even put in our appetizer then proceeded to blandly apologize for not doing so. Food was so good but the service was horrible!!! I will never go back to that Buca ever!!!
We've been in this restaurant many times before, and like its rustic European ambiance and wholesome Italian food. However there is so many dining choices around, so we haven't been there for 3 or 4 years. The ambiance is still the same, the food was the same good stuff, but the service was horrible. First, our waiter showed up 10 minutes after we were seated, and all this time we were looking at staff running back and forth by our table trying to avoid eye contact. We ordered drinks, appetizers, and the main course all at once, and it started trickling down 10 minutes later. First, mozzarella and tomatoes on a big service plate. The bus boy asked: do you want plates? Sure. 10 min later the plates arrived, Then in another 10 minutes the wine and water were also on the table. By the time the main course was delivered, I've almost finished with my wine and asked for more. It took 18 minutes (!) for the waiter to bring wine, and since I did not want to eat veal marsala without wine, it turned cold by then. The bottom line is that all food we ordered was delivered, and it was very good. But the entire dinner experience was ruined by waiting for missing parts. At no time anybody stopped to ask how we are doing. The place seems to be pretty chaotic, primarily because of a non-existent management. I don't think we will be coming back.
The food is good, the place needs a good cleaning and most of the bath room doors in the women's room are broken. The service is always good and the staff is very friendly. I go there
probably 3 to 4 times a year. I love the old memorabilia, that is my favorite part of this restaurant.
We ordered all our food and drinks few minutes after we were seated. (Around 4:30 pm, May 14). The drinks, appetizers, salad and rolls came pretty quickly. The main course however took over an hour. I kept asking our server where our food was and every time her answer was the kitchen was backed up but it was coming. After about 45 minutes of waiting, I asked to talk to a manager. Up until the time we left the restaurant, no manager bothered to talk to us.
Our family had a very enjoyable Mothers Day day trip. With the unpleasant experience at our last stop - early dinner at Buca, our day ended on a bad note. We will never go back to this restaurant or any of its other locations after the very bad experience. I have been a regular Open Table diner for the last five years and this is the worst dining experience me and my family had bar none.
The food was excellent and our server was very well intentioned. But it was Mother's Day and clearly the restaurant couldn't handle it. Service was VERY slow and we had to ask for everything from utensils to refills to bread, etc. Will not go back on a very advertised and promoted holiday again. Did Thanksgiving last year and it was a hot mess as well. But just for a dinner w/family and friends...very nice.
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