Buca di Beppo - Sacramento

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796 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Sacramento, CA then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Work up an appetite on the American River or on the rides at the California State Fair, then head over to the corner of Howe Avenue and Hurley Way for the best Italian food in Sacramento, CA. Known for our family style portions, you’ll know that no matter the size of your appetite, you won’t be going home hungry! We want all of our guests to feel like family, so we feed them like family. Even though we serve hundreds of delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas every day for lunch and dinner, everyone in Sacramento keeps coming back for more. We’re also the top destination for special events. Our semi-private dining rooms are perfect for all of your celebrations and we also offer amazing catering options. No one knows authentic Italian food better than everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo. Come in to join us for a meal today and see why we’re the best Italian restaurant in Sacramento.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The room we were in was very hot. The waiter was very attentive at the beginning and then halfway through he was nowhere to be found. The food was very bland and expensive for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Not the best Italian food. Tomato sauce was essentially warm canned diced tomatoes. Interesting building..like a museum of Italian cliche. Definitely a one and done place. Certainly wouldn't go back for the food

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded 5 days ago

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server Lysa was great but was very warm inside

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We hope to serve you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall great time. Loved the food. Service was good but somewhat spotty.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was fine. They don’t really have meat in many things. It’s all cheese in the ravioli and lasagna, but they cover it in a meat sauce.

The only issue i had was that we were placed in a booth with a broken seat, and when we told the staff that it was uncomfortable, they were aware of it and still placed us in that booth prior.

I don’t think that was very good customer service. Nothing against the server, i was just frustrated that the staff up front is placing people there knowing the booth is broken on the seating portion.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience2

I wouldn’t drive from where i live to this location again not because i didn’t like service i just didn’t like that they didn’t have what i wanted .

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on June 29, 2021

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 this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and food! Portions are family style!

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on June 17, 2021

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

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vipmeee
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

food was served lukewarm to cold; three entrees came out fast but then the final one, a pizza, took at least 10 more minutes. should have waited and served everyone at the same time. very rude. the a/c was on and it was freezing; excuse was there was only 1 control for the whole building. i have a hard time believing that and it was not warm outside.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on May 24, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be our new spot to celebrate all great occasions here.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Had a reservation and walked in, no one even acknowledged we were there. Took ten
Minutes for us to get seated. The dust throughout the place was disgustingly filled with dust.

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MsMic
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a party of 2 we dropped in after getting our 2nd vaccine shot. We sat at a table near the bar. The Service was quick, friendly and attentive. We had cocktails, Cheesy Garlic Bread, Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs and Eggplant Parmigiana. Everything was hot, fresh and delicious; also we had plenty of leftovers for the next day. It was an excellent post-COVID-19 Vaccination celebration. I’ll go back.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Experience was good, we just ordered too much food. Be mindful the large portion is huge so definitely order the mini option.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on May 7, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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FoodandAlcoholreviewer
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We weren't aware of the family style portions, 3 or 5 people each entre feeds. The baked ziti was overcooked with very little flavor, mostly dry pasta, the calamari for 3 was more like for 1. The apple gorganzola salad was the best item we tried.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on April 27, 2021

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Server was attentive and on it. Short, thin, older, blonde lady. Very spunky and nice. The 2 host / servers were on their phones when we walked up which was rude. Experience was great, service was amazing, will be back again

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience nd feedback and look forward to serving you again.

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JoeNiner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Family went around 6 pm on a Friday evening. Even in a post-COVID environment, the place was relatively quiet which was nice for us!

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on April 21, 2021

We work hard to provide a great experience for our guests and are happy to see that was evident on your visit! Thank you for sharing. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipJDMc
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Where to start? Although the place was nearly empty, we finally had to flag down a random busboy to ask him to please bring us water and tell our waiter we were ready to order; he told us he'd have the bartender come take our order when he got a chance. The prices have gone way up since we last were there ($35 for a "small" bowl of very average pasta with too few bites of chicken, artichoke or sun-dried tomatoes in it....pasta is 98 cents/pound at Trader Joe's, which is quite a huge profit margin); this isn't Biba's or Il Fornaio, where such prices could be justified by exceptional quality. The only available parmesan cheese was in little paper packets like you'd find in fast food pizza places; when we asked our server if we could get any freshly grated parmesan, he replied "no, this is the exact same stuff"..... um, no, it's not; the second ingredient in the packets is cellulose, which is derived from wood pulp - unlike a wedge of real parmesan. Our waiter/bartender was pleasant enough but kept continuously repeating "not a problem" - as if there was some likelihood that serving our meals might have been a potential problem for him (Him: "How's your food?", Us: "Good, thank you", Him: "Not a problem"). Maybe they could train their staff to say "Thank you" and/or "You're welcome" and/or "My pleasure". They no longer serve tiramisu, and the atmosphere in the place just seemed boring and tired. With so many great restaurants in the greater Sacramento area, we won't be coming back here.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on October 15, 2020

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent dining experience. We apologize it was not up to our usual standards and have forwarded your comments to management to address for improvement. We'd like to have our Divisional VP reach out to you directly. Please provide us with your contact information.

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vipAppreciated
Sacramento
58 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice to see the restaurant is open for indoor dining with safe distance tables in service.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on October 9, 2020

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

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Ratatouille
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Meatballs were ok but not as good as normal, seem like they may have been prepped a few days in advance. Kind of an old flavor to beef. I felt like they could have done a better job with the outdoor dining setting maybe some partitions or something since it was so close to the busy/loud road. For the few amount of tables they could have done better. Felt like we were on sidewalk. Would have been better set up on side parking lot. The wait staff was very understaffed and stressed and tried their best should have had more help especially when there were so few tables. We originally were told 45 min wait which turned out to be a lie because we made a reservation on open table for 10 minutes later not 45 and were seated fairly quickly. Not sure why they made up the original wait time. Didn't seem welcoming. The manager should do a better job when people are actually willing to dine in during a pandemic. Kudos to wait staff, management please do better.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on September 30, 2020

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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JoyH
Baja California
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a wonderful meal. And such great service. It had been months since we ate out and it was a lovely experience!

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on September 9, 2020

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had to eat outside on the sidewalk due to COVID inside eating restriction. The street noise with all the busy cars at the intersection was just nuts. Less than ideal, but better than having the restaurant closed to togo orders only.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on August 31, 2020

We appreciate you dining with us and thank you for your support during this difficult time. We hope to serve you again soon.

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JesusF
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great just a lil warm inside the building

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Monique
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Waitress Casey was lovely. Nice to get out and eat again!

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on June 13, 2020

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback about Casey. We look forward to celebrating with you again soon!

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AnitaR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our waiter was great and gave us great recommendations, however I understand that half my party was late, however if the staff would have let me know there was another party coming soon maybe we would have done things different, I wouldn’t have mind being moved to another table during our dessert instead you guys had a party of 26 come in to the area where we were sitting and had them standing/staring at us while trying to eat our dessert you guys basically booted us out, that was very rude and it was our first time there that it would be nice to celebrate my birthday at Buca di Beppo, we spent a pretty penny just to get treated like that at the end. NOT HAPPY

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on March 11, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked the pope room for a family birthday. Ulises, our server was very attentive, responsive and made an effort to make the evening special.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on March 2, 2020

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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JohnnieGH
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jennie, our Server was excellent. It was a busy weekend because of Valentine’s Day, they were out of a lot of items. She went through what they were out of, but was very accommodating and upbeat. One of the entrees we ordered was supposed to have crisp bacon, which it didn’t. Jennie told the chef & she offered to recook the item, but that wasn’t necessary. The chef did send us home with some crisp bacon for our leftovers. Jennie was always checking to make sure our beverages were filled and we had plenty of bread. We will definitely be back and hope Jennie is our server!

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 26, 2020

We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon! We are happy to hear you had a blast with our famiglia! Come back to see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great family dinner. Buca always busy but always solid. One negative the picture taker.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 17, 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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davidl
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Where do I start. The reservation was for 9:45PM and we got seated at 10:39pm. They said it was because so many people that were already seated we're just sitting and talking which was a lie because right in front of where we were standing for those 54 minutes, where to empty tables that remained empty for at least 20 minutes each and when we got seated, there's we're 5 empty tables around us. The carpets are old, grossly stained, had big holes, rips, and outdated, the walls have faded paint, the wood is chipping and faded, and some of the seats were ripped and fixed with packing tape. I have pictures. Okay the food. After getting over my frustration of waiting so long, I'm anxious to eat. I order lasagna and a meat ball appetizer for my son. My girlfriend orders a carbonated drink and her food. The waitress comes back with the drink that had no taste to it so she says, oh sorry there's machine must have to be cleaned out or more drink syrup added. She leaves the bad drink there. She comes back 3 minutes later, sir we have no more lasagna is there anything else you would like? Sure. Can I have menu so I can look? She gets the menu. I will have the spaghetti and meatballs. Waitress leaves. Comes back 5 minutes later. Sir we only have two meatballs left so the appetizer will be in us. I said fine. What about spaghetti and meatballs I ordered? She gets the most ridiculous, confused look on her face like, "oh yeah huh". She leaves comes back 4 minutes later. Yes sir no meatballs for the spaghetti, would you like to order something else? Yes, can I have they menu please? I ask to speak to the manager. Leaves and gets the menu again. Oh, by the way the bad carbonated drink is still sitting on the table even after they brought the good drink. Food arrives at 11:27PM. Barely any taste in the sauce, hardly any mozzarella cheese on the chicken. Worst, worst, worst experience in any restaurant ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I would not recommend this place for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day. Had reservations, didn’t even get seated until 45 mins after. Overbooked and unorganized. Also went for their Valentine’s Day special and was told they were sold out and the kitchen was 30-40 mins behind. Never going here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is horrible. They overbooked on Valentines Day, and did not care. We arrived at 7:40 for 8 pm reservations and were told we will call you shortly. At 8:30 I asked where were we on the list. The hostess said there were 30 people before us. I replied we have reservations and she said so does everyone here. The place was packed inside and outside. No apologies or an attempt at a solution. I then asked can you tell me how many reservations are in front of me , thinking 30 people could be 10 or less reservations. She replied there are 30 reservations in front of yours. I had a child with me, and could not wait that long. We had to leave. We walked over to a place that served wings. Had a great dinner and the staff was very nice. I understand these things happen, but pretend you actually care about the customers.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 17, 2020

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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BiancaR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Worst service I’ve ever had... made a reservation for 7:15 and didn’t get a table till 8:45

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food came out extremely dry and over cooked. A lot of items no longer available for the night, had an hour wait even with reservations.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 17, 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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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had 7pm reservations and waited and hour for our table. Waited another hour for our food. Meatballs were burnt. Worst experience ever

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 20, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on Valentine's Day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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KeithR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Obiously overbooked reservations as we had a 6:30pm reservation along with several others who came in and were not seated until 7:25 pm. Food wasn’t out until after 8:00 pm. Understand it was the valentine holiday but the restaurant shouldn’t have OVER booked reservations and made so many people in the lobby unhappy. The hostess was even seating the parties of 4 that had later reservations and keeping us (2) waiting. I made my reservation almost a week in advance to avoid this. Not cool when we were eventually seated it was at a 4 top. Their excuse for the wait was that people were camping at their tables. After waiting for almost an hour for our main course it was evident they were waiting on food and not camping out.
Disappointing overall but the food was great.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 17, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on Valentine's Day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waited at our table for an hour and 15 minutes for lasagna that was not warm enough to eat. Never did get our dessert. Boxed up the lasagna to take home to warm up to eat. Awful restaurant. We will never go back.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 17, 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 this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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JodyAnna
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

CRAZY busy waited an hour past our reservation time. All the tables were complaining every table around us had the same issues. Say for over an hour with just drinks, food finally came out and was not even warm. Ask for our check before our food even came out and was waiting on it after being finished eating. Same day every year a restaurant should be prepared

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 28, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Extremely busy due to the holiday. Waitress was attentive but apologetic about the food taking such a long time. They stopped taking walk-ins before 6:30, so I'm glad we made reservations online. The heart shaped lasagna for 2 was excellent.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 17, 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Classic old fashion Italian, which is to say a family restaurant with color, character, tradition and plenty of good food.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 17, 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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Supermom5150
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I’ve been here with just my family and it’s been wonderful each time. This time, we came as a group of 20, to celebrate a birthday. One of the servers was not very friendly. The other server was great. The pasta was dry. Needless to say, this was not my best experience here.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 11, 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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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food has gone way down in quality but up in price.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on February 2, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great, service was extremely slow and we were never offered dessert. Our server was gone from our table and another near us for at least 30 minutes

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento
Responded on January 22, 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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Buca di Beppo - Sacramento does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Buca di Beppo - Sacramento also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 922-6673.

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento is rated 4 stars by 796 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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