Buca di Beppo - Seattle

3.9
965 reviews
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Craving authentic Italian food in Seattle, WA? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Seattle, 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 taking in a panoramic view at the nearby Space Needle, visiting the Museum of History & Industry or Museum of Pop Culture, Buca’s 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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Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservations for 8:30 for a group of 13. We get there and we are told we have to wait 30-40 mins. Imagine trying to find a place on the fly

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B
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to get together with friends and catch up. Family size servings are plentiful and tasty.

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D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Standard fare Italian in huge amounts

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JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the moment we entered till we left. What a great team!

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DR
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The quality, especially in food and free bread, is drastically declining for the worse. Maggianos is a better value plus quality. I am overly disappointed.

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VS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on New Year's Eve for dinner with a party of 8. After checking in, they sat us pretty quickly (within 10 min). Service was terriffic and more then enough food with leftovers.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very comfortable and fun restaurant. We sure got our money’s worth, as well. The food was tasty, plentifully, and filling!
Thank you for the wonderful time and food!

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JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great new years eve experience for food and location

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was so-so and cold, Birthday celebration that they forgot to acknowledge, newer location lost its ambiance. We’ve been going here for our daughter’s birthday for 15 years, won’t be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

A great ambiance and efficient and friendly service. Food was good but nothing special for the price we paid. We enjoyed but probably will not return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son’s Birthday

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DP
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent Christmas Eve dinner as usual! (Missed having the Garlic Mashed Potato’s on the menu)

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

I called to try to add 4 extra people to my reservation and they told me they couldn’t because they were sold out. We had to Un-invite people and then there were 4 empty 4 person tables next to to us the entire time we were there. That was frustrating!

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F
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food, Service, Atmosphere is why we return to this place!!! Kid friendly and family oriented environment and dining. Food is down right delicious! This evening had some service hiccups but are not consistent with our previous visits and will return and recommend based on that.

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Requested they write my parents names on birthday board, but that was forgotten. Our waiter was amazing! He made the entire birthday experience with his energy and funny jokes really a fun experience, he completely blended well with our group. Food & drinks were brought out at the right time, I was a bit surprised at the amount of pieces (not a lot) for the large mozzarella bread starter for the price, the large pasta bowls are HUGE. They say small bowls feed 2-3 but we say 4-5 ppl at least. We had way too much left over. The Fettuccini Alfredo was really good. The meatballs are H U G E. Parking is scares so plan to drop off at the door and loop around the block a few times or pay to park. It is a 2 story building with an elevator for those with difficulty walking up stairs, the walls are filled with cool pictures. There were a lot of Homecoming kids and celebrations. All in All, I recommend for large celebration and gatherings.

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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great, huge portions, fun family atmosphere, didn’t have to shush my teenage boys. Service was incredibly slow. I appreciate a leisurely meal and not being rushed but this service was not good. One refill on soda and couldn’t ask for anything we needed because the server didn’t return often. Managed to ask for something we needed and never got it.

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JJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

How can an Italian restaurant run out of olive oil? When we asked for bread and olive oil, we were told that the restaurant was "out of olive oil". Thinking there must have been a misunderstanding, we asked another server if it was true that the restaurant was out of olive oil, and she confirmed it. So we had our bread with balsamic vinegar only. Since they continued to serve the full menu (including our dinner), presumably Buca di Beppo only reheats previously-cooked food. Maybe that's why this Buca no longer walks customers through the kitchen?

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FG
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We were so excited to go back to Buca. The food has always been great and the staff, so fun! This time we waited for 20 minutes for a table that we had reserved and the restaurant was basically empty. (5:45 on a weekday) The hostess could have cared less that we were there and though the waiter was very nice he struggled with 2 tables. Maybe he was new? No worries. The most concerning part was the food. Not good and way over priced. I am not sure if any prices were raised (doubt it) but the point is that you don’t notice the price when the food is good. When the food is bad you cringe at $29 noodles. Our total for 5 people was over $240 with no drinks and no dessert. WTH? We chose not to take anything home. Even though we have enjoyed Buca in the past this night was a deal breaker. If we are going to drive into Seattle for dinner it needs to be worth it. Lastly this was a birthday celebration that the waiter forgot to acknowledge. Bummer.
Ciao, Buca!

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, as usual! A bit pricey so not a spot we go to regularly but fun with groups!

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LC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and reasonable price... for Seattle area anyway....

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Extremely overpriced for what you get! Food was good but seriously...$45 for a giant bowl of spaghetti.

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KA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We ordered kids pizza and they didn't arrive for over 1.5 hours after we paid our bill and were walking out.

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J
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

so embarrassed that I invited friends here. hostess greeted us with big frown and big attitude. place was half empty and they couldn't accommodate our group of 7 until our reservation time at 7:30 pm (about 20 minutes). Service super slow, at the bar and employees yelling at one another, glasses and dishes broken and blaming others. Had to leave dining table to go get another drink as server didn't come back for so long. Altogether pathetic experience, will never return and never have another group event there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced for what you get. The family style portions, where the bread and salad really inflate the bill, are actually less food than a typical serving at say an Olive Garden, which is a better value and similar quality. The staff is extra helpful, attentive, and courteous.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We’ve eaten at several restaurants in California and most recently Washington. It’s okay and not truly authentic. If you want volume with moderate taste, then this is the restaurant for you. For a large group, this restaurant could be your favorite.

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W
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

What's the hurry? From the moment we were seated we felt rushed. Ordered the Caprese salad was good but had to ask for olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The lasagna was ok, but would have tasted better if it was made with Italian sausage instead of tasteless ground beef. Mozzarella bread was good, but several pieces were burned on the bottom. Chocolate cake was dry but the frosting was decadent. And $6 for a small cup of coffee? Hey! This isn't Starbuck's!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We had not been since the remodel and had enjoyed our experiences in the past... took 10-15 mins once seated to be greeted and bring water. Food was medicore and over priced for what it was. Ordered a drink which ended up costing $15 and tasted like kool-aid (couldn’t taste any alcohol). Tables were beyond close together, could hear everything easily from tables at both sides and couldn’t get up and out without hitting another table. Overall will not be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The service was okay, it could have been better, we were celebrating an early Father’s Day. But overall it was an good experience. The bathroom traffic could have been monitored better too crowded to get to the bathroom.

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AC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I was disappointed to learn that buca is not friendly for people with allergies. I can not have dairy and I informed the waiter. He assured me my meal did not. Mid way through dinner I became ill. We had to leave our dinner party abruptly, it was a carb load party before the Seattle half marathon. I immediately called the manager to see if anything had dairy. She was nice and confirmed that it had not. I asked her if the dish/pasta had whey or casein (milk proteins) she said it probably did. I tried to explain that they were part of a dairy allergy, I don’t think she fully understood because she repeated our dish was dairy free. I really hope that they start to offer a allergy free menu.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All was really good with the exception of the draft beer being flat because of a CO2 problem. Bartender was good and replaced with a bottle of the same beer.

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PS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had ten people for a graduation dinner. My son received his PhD from UW. We had the BEST time at Buca di Beppo in Seattle. All but 2 of the people are of Italian descent so it was like being at Mama's for dinner. It was very crowded but the waiters kept smiling and serving us our delicious dinner with lots of vino!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were turned away even though most tables were empty because the restaurant was expecting a large group. We waited several minutes to speak with manager then decided to leave.

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BF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here and we loved it! We met a group of friends that we hadn't seen in a long time and it was a great experience. Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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WD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I've eaten at Bucca di Beppo before and always enjoyed it. I still do though it's not as kitschy as it used to be. The food was very good and our party of four had a good time. Our server Greg/Fluffy was super, did an upsell on one of our choices that was perfect. In spite of it being a busy Prom night, he was attentive without hovering and never ignored us. I'm very glad I dismissed some recent 'not so good' reviews and chose to eat there. We were not disappointed. I thought the prices a little high, but then I haven't eaten in Downtown Seattle in some time so I guess it's the norm now.

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BA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A pleasant experience. Always seems a bit pricey for standard Italian food but we knew what to expect. Wasn’t our first Buca experience.

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BM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I choose Buca for a Mother's Day dinner this year. We were seated promptly in the upstairs area of the restaurant which was conducive to larger parties. It was quite empty which seemed strange for Mother's Day. Unfortunately the service was slow considering the number of people that were there. However the food was quite good. Basic Italian in quantities to feed an army. This is their style; big and bigger. As long as you know that you order appropriately, which we did not thus the food provided a meal for the next night as well. For 7 including two light eating youngsters the bill was almost $50 per person including the tip, which was not what I was expecting to pay. We drank lightly, but overdid the desserts.

The net of it is if you want a substantial Italian meal Buca will work for you.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Normally, Bucca di Beppo is one of my favorites, so I took my mom, who had never been there for Mother's Day. We waited for quite some time, had our food and drinks picked out and no one came to greet us; the most surprising part was even though it was Mother's Day, it wasn't busy. There were some servers talking, so I asked them to please send someone over. The garlic bread was awesome, the pasta was good, but was cold in spots. When I've been to Bucca in the past, the ambiance has been really fun and inviting and it didn't feel that way this time. Not sure that I will return.

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CD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere and the waitress was awesome. We had a really good time. Made my mother's day special.

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KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and food was great. Celebrated my daughters 10th Birthday with family and friends... will definitely go back for more celebrations!

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