Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway

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Craving authentic Italian food in Houston, TX? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Buffalo Speedway, 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 catching a movie at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace 24 & RPX, visiting the nearby Houston Museum of Natural Science or Houston Zoo, Buca’s warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for 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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day and was seated before my reservation time , food was delicious, service was great. We’ll definitely be back.

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Responded 3 days ago

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed Valentine's Day with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food we will be back

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Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Despite having a reservation for a large group (12), we had to wait quite a while for a table. Once we were seated, our waiter was wonderful and took excellent care of us. We mentioned the children in our group were particularly hungry, and he got their food out extremely fast. The adults generally enjoyed their food; the portions are generous and fairly tasty, even if the price is a little high for what you get. Most of the kids were happy enough with their food.

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Responded on February 4, 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great service and food.

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Responded on February 7, 2020

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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HB
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tender, tender, tender, and delicious....is all l can say about chicken limone! Something was off with the tea, we were told they have a new machine. Great service.

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Responded on January 27, 2020

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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Houston
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only problem we had was trying to pay. We had bought gift cards in November and the bonus cards were sent from the corporate office from the previous year and came up void. Took a while 10 plus minutes to straighten out but eventually got it done.
Otherwise good evening at Buca.

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Responded on January 28, 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very noisy.

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Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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DO
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food every single time we dine at Buca di Beppo! Their pizzas are especially delicious.

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Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas With family

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Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo. We appreciate you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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DC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Waited 20 minutes after our reservation time. Jessica was a great server.

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Responded on January 6, 2020

David, we apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.

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DP
Amarillo
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was Superb.. Our waiter Zach was wonderful.
It was way too cold in the room we were in.. They just need to cover the vents.

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Responded on December 26, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service1ambience2

So the place we usually go Christmas Eve wasn’t available- so we decided to go on Open Table and get a nearby restaurant and Buca do Beppo had open tables! So we made a 7:15 reservation- but right as we were pulling into the parking lot the restaurant called to say that they wouldn’t have any open tables til 8:30. I asked to speak to the manager- who was so rude and I told him we were in the parking lot coming in- I went in and showed him that the Open Table app showed they have open tables all night and if they don’t then they should adjust it. He said he couldn’t do anything about it- that Open Table has a policy of overbooking and he couldn’t change it and if we didn’t like it then WE should call Open Table.

He was so rude but we were hungry and frustrated and my husband insisted we just order to go. So we did that (the actually staff working there was lovely). I then watched the manager berate a waiter- he was so nasty to his whole staff. I was a waiter in the past- and to be that rude to waiters on Christmas Eve is awful. We then went to the bar to wait for our to go order. I’m not sure why this restaurant is full of pictures of women’s boobs falling out of clothes and butts- I dunno in this “Me Too” era it seemed sexist and gross- and the bartender was nice but the mirrors in the bar look like they haven’t been cleaned in forever, there was like a layer of grime all over everything. But we order the house Chianti and it was good

After 30 minutes out to go order came- we took it home and the food was good. But then I get an email that we were a “no show” for our reservation- but that wasn’t true! So annoying as I would never no show to a restaurant.

So it was a good meal- but the experience itself not so great. Just gonna share photos of all the open reservations that the manager told ME to deal with- and Mona Lisa with her boobs out that is hanging by the bar 🤷‍♀️

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team and will do our best to make this an isolated experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

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MG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Christmas Eve & it could not have been a more special evening!

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you 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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HB
Houston
81 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took family. They loved it!

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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DK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was great as it was our server’s first night. Food was actually timely and we were a large party of 9! We will be coming back for sure

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a blast with our famiglia! Come back to see us again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was not pleasing at all and was cold. The spaghetti and meat sauce had no seasoning. The server was a nice lady but did not tend to us and my wife had to locate her for refills and to request plates and silverware. I do not plan on returning, as spending $100 for dinner is a lot of money to be unsatisfied.

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Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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CN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good as always. Menu prices are high but the coupon Buca emailed us made it affordable. I gighly recommend getting on their mailing list

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Responded on December 12, 2019

We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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RT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was pretty good but the service and the overall attitude of the employees was terrible. Our drinks took forever to get to the table then she asked if we wanted garlic bread. We told her ok and she asked if we wanted cheese and my wife told her no. She brought the cheesy bread. Our friends ordered a bottle of wine and we were sitting across from the bar and watched but no wine. She finally showed up with the wine 15 minutes later and said the bar was backed up. All in all the service will keep us from going here again due to the lack of caring and rude people at the front desk.

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Responded on November 19, 2019

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team and will do our best to make this an isolated experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

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MD
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We have eaten many times at serveral different Buca di Beppa locations, and have always been very pleased with the food, and in particular the service. This visit unfortunately was an exception to this. We arrived fairly early for dinner (5:30) and were seated immediately, but despite the restaurant being pretty empty at that time, no one came to our table (or 1 other table in our room with people seated). We waited 10 mintues at which point I walked back to the entrance and asked the hostess if anyone was working our area. She spoke to 2 servers who were in the adjacent room and who we had noticed were chit-chatting while finishing the setup for a fairly large dinner party (no people there yet). One of them came to our table and said there must have been a communications error, which while clearly true, should not have become our problem. Once our order was taken, the food was the usual excellent at Buca.

1 other negative on this visit: At our table, the first chair my wife tried to sit in was broken - 1 of the wood slats going across the back area was missing. Hard to believe that no one working in the restaurant would have noticed that and taken action to remove that chair from an active table.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a business party of 14 and they wouldn’t sit us until all had arrived. Ridiculous!

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Responded on November 10, 2019

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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s
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family portion food meant for sharing. Great taste and great value

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Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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CB
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a birthday coupon for $20.00 off a purchase of $40.00 or more, so decided to give it a try. The food is served family style, so a Small feeds 3 people and a Large serves 5. There were two of us, so we ordered a Small for everything. The garlic bread ($9.00 for 3) was really good. The Caesar Salad ($18.00 for 3) was mediocre. The Chicken Limone ($27.00 for 3) was tasty, but be aware the dish literally has three small chicken breasts on it. We ordered the colossal brownie dessert (free with a birthday coupon), which was cubes of (dry) brownies, some ice cream, and covered in a mile of whipped cream. It was pretty tasteless; we wouldn't order it again even with a free coupon. The service was really good but I doubt we'll return, even with coupons.

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Responded on October 24, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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D
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid

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Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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OT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, good experience

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Responded on October 4, 2019

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
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic... tasty... WHAT A TREAT! First time here and I will be back!

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you! 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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff.
Never disappoints when our family gets together here for dinner.

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a blast with our famiglia! Come back to see us again soon!

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SL
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This was my 2nd visit to this location, and was much worse than the first. It took forever to be seated even though we had a reservation. Once we were seated, they gave us a table that was too small for the number of people we had. And we were jammed into a corner too close to other tables, so it was hard to even get up to use the restroom without hitting someone else. The food took too long to arrive, and they did not even bring us the free bread until we asked for it 3 times. I will probably not go to this location again.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

this was the last meal of the summer I got to have with my family before I went back to college. our waitress was kinda rude but the food was great and it’s still one of my favorite places to eat

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Responded on September 12, 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! So sorry the service wasn't up to our usual standards - we'll be sure to share this feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and thanks for reaching out to us.

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HB
Houston
81 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wanting to try something different we tried the Veal Limone (instead of chicken) this time. Sorry but the veal (by itself) had no taste:( , it needed to be dipped in the sauce for flavor. The salad was excellent as always, as was the service! Next time I will go back to the chicken limone, which it's so soft and tasteful.

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Responded on July 19, 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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H
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great.

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Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food as always 😋

1
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great and amount was large as usual. Biggest thing with Buca is to make sure you have a coupon otherwise it can be very pricey.
Another good meal and satisfied customer

BB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Always fun to eat with the family at Buca. We had our usual favorites: calamari friti, spaghetti with meatballs, and chicken parmigiana. The only concern I had was the temperature inside the dining room... it was very cold. The staff tried their best to keep us comfortable though.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were led down a maze of hallways through the working kitchen and stuck in a windowless room, with a photo above us of a man eating like a slob and dusty faded plastic grapes and leaves and baubles hanging over our head. The table was sticky. That didn't start the meal off very well. We also found some of the decor bizarre and unappetizing, including throwback Kotex pad ads and sexist notes about how to trap a man in the women's restroom. There was a hair on one of the "clean" plates brought to us to use for family size portions of pasta. I appreciate that they're going for a kitschy concept but it didn't appeal to us and we won't return. Wish I'd figured out beforehand that this place is not about the food and is a downmarket experience.

TP
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the customer service was AWESOME, the waiters just wonderful. I will be back with my whole family again. We had a great time. We even got a free picture for us to take home for the great memories we had on Mother's day.

HJ
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is nicely decorated and very picturesque. The food was plentiful and delicious. We got a great time in family including our 11-month baby girl.

KE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

A great place to take young children. Decor and service are great, and family style meals are a very good value.

B
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience2

The food wasn’t warmed through. The quality wasn’t worth the price. Service was good though. I get they had to make it cooler for the hordes coming today but it was uncomfortably cold. This wasn’t the best visit ever.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here! Food and service is always outstanding!

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