Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway

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Italian
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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Start a new tradition and leave your Thanksgiving meal to us so you can spend time with the ones you love. We are open for Thanksgiving and invite you to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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MD
Houston
11 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!

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
Responded 6 days ago

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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CB
Houston
30 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.

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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
48 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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!

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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.

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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.

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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
67 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.

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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
42 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
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Excellent venue for large parties. Services was great as well. We will be back to visit.

HB
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge and tasty meat balls! Delicious fresh made bread, but they keep forgetting my garlic-free bread! :( 3rd time...and counting, funny our server even remembered us from 2nd time with the no garlic bread event:). Regardless, food is good so we keep showing up :).

MK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentines day

K
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this unique Italian restaurant! The pictures on the walls are quite interesting!!

AF
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Kids love it! The food is great! Atmosphere is great! Waitstaff is great! Can't wait to get here again.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good taste like it was done hours before we got to the restaurant. We saw the photographer but she didn’t even bother to asked us if we wanted a picture. Waitress was ok.

1
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good as always. We brought another couple for their first tome to Buca. We believe they enjoyed it as wel.
Great place for large groups.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Paola was our waitress and made our night phenomenal!

HB
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zachary, our server, did an outstanding job. The only 'but' l have again is the bread. I asked for no garlic on bread and for the 3rd time, garlic was added, then denied it was used. It's kind of insulting to my smell buds. The chicken however was amazingly soft as always, delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca Di Beppo was great! Fantastic for family-style dining with large shareable meals.

MF
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, we fortunately had a large enough party since It’s “family style “ portions.

B
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great Food. Very noisy.

DO
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The meal was delicious as always! We enjoyed both a pizza and chicken in lemon sauce. Both were outstanding.

HB
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

m
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great family dinner on Christmas eve for the five of us! Perfect to order a salad, pasta and entree to share! And the house chianti paired perfectly.

BG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

HB
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always! Adrianne, our server, was very attentive.

FT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Most of the food was delicious, the pizza and Brussel sprouts were very good, however, the spaghetti was a bit watery. The service was great but as it got busier we had to call our server over a few times because she stopped checking on us. I do not think it was done purposely, I just think it became very busy for her. We had reservations and were seated about 10 mins after checking in, which was still on time. The food came quickly and we enjoyed the family style portions. If I had to say anything negative it was that the table was a bit small for the amount of food we ordered. Very nice environment. Received a free photo.

Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
Responded on November 27, 2018

Thank you for dining with our famiglia! 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 November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Lunch

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Responded on November 27, 2018

We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday meal with us!

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