About Buca di Beppo - The Woodlands

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.

19075 I-45 South
Shenandoah, TX 77385
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Research Forest Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(936) 321-6262

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

Parking Details:
Free public parking in Portofino Shopping Center - next to Old Navy.

Executive Chef:
Erick Iglesias

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

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 - The Woodlands Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Casual (3)
Good for a Date (3)
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Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good and fresh. Ravioli could have been hotter. Very nice waitress

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love to eat in kitchen. Special accessions are great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and great service! The perfect place for a not-so-traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. We started a new tradition.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Too noisy. Could not hear across the table. Food was excellent.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I always enjoy pasta at Buca. I like the place and the family style portions. I hadn’t been there in a while and to our great disappointment they have stopped making GNOCCHI. Please bring them back. They are a classic of Italian causine!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was homecoming night. Yelling. Pandemonium. For an already average and overpriced menu, it was almost unbearable. Left a poor memory with Buca di Beppo at the center.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food as usual but we were seated at a small table (party of 7). One chair was at the end of the table and the table was broken. It sloped down such that the plate or glass would most likely end up in my mother's lap. Not a good scenario. Our server, when this was pointed out to him said "yeah, that stinks ". My mother had to get up and move her chair and place setting to the other end of the table.

Service needs improvement at this location. This seems to be a pattern here.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great Italian food served family style in casual atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Only problem encountered was that the booth was a little cramped.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The service was lacking. We took my parents for their anniversary, which I was asked about a special occasion when I called to confirm the reservation.

First, we were greeted by a host, but a server sat us and didn't take us through the kitchen. When he didn't take us, we asked him why we weren't taken through the kitchen (as we've been there lots of times). He told us the host/hostesses will take you, but he was a server and the servers take a shortcut. Then, the server was not too stellar. She did not seem very excited to be there and was somewhat rude. We have never experienced service like that before.

For example, there were 4 adults at the table and we ordered wine. We asked for 3 wine glasses. When she brought our bottle of chianti, she only poured 2 glasses. My husband asked about the 3rd glass and she said she didn't pour it because she didn't know who it was for. - Not sure why she wouldn't just ask, if she didn't know.

We started with a small calamari, garlic cheese bread and the apple gorgonzola salad. Then, a side of spaghetti, small prosciutto stuffed chicken, small chicken carbonara and a small shrimp pasta dish. We had lots of food and it was all delicious!!!

We asked what dessert we should get My parents for their anniversary. Then ended up not wanting anything, but we did take a order of cannolis home!

Usually when a restaurant asks if you're celebrating anything special and you give them that info, you get a dessert or a glass of champagne...something complimentary. Should we have received something, because we did not? She was well aware we were celebrating my parent's anniversary.

We were disappointed in the service. We all commented how the server seemed as if she didn't want to be there. We were also thrown off because we weren't walked though the kitchen. It was just lazy, bored service.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a wonderful time. We celebrated Father's day with our children and the most impressive part of our dinner was our waiter, Eddie. He was enthusiastic and energetic and made us feel we were the only family in the restaurant. The food was amazing as usual and we loved our time together. Thank you Eddie and Buca for making another wonderful memory for our family!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food was ok, nothing great, better than an olive garden, but I have had much better italian food....just seemed to lack flavor

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Buca never fails to amaze us! We went to the restaurant for the first time, alone. It was quaint and romantic, but I can say, we definitely missed our kids. However, the ambiance was inviting and of course, the food was amazing. We enjoyed our time their, especially with Paul, our excellent waiter. Thank you Paul for easing us into our new "empty nest" life!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had an amazing time! Being that it was mothers day our server was swamped and we sadly waited over 10 minutes to get greeted. Other than that it was great food and a great time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was less than average. Staff was great

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Delicious food, great service. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Had friends in from out of town for a race, needed to carb up. They loved Bucca's. Said it felt like a local restaurant and not a chain. We love eating here, food was great as always.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Last night was my fourth time going to Buca and my boyfriend's second. Their food is served in huge portions - fresh out of the kitchen, and their service is in incredible. You can't go wrong with the Spicy Chicken Rigatoni or Fettuccine Supremo. Will definitely be back several times in the future!

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The large portions are extremely large, much more food that what they tell you.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Just a date night for me and my love and it was amazing!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We enjoyed our food and the service was good. The real problem we had was with where we were seated. We were put in the very first booth in the bar area which is directly under an a.c. vent. We were freezing the entire meal despite the fact that we had on sweaters and jackets. The waiter assured us that it would turn off soon but it didn't. When our food was served it became cold very quickly because of the constant cold air blowing. It really was a miserable place to sit. This booth should not be used.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Great place to celebrate with family!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was good
Had a reservation at 7:00 was seated in a booth with a large tear in it.. was put off by that alot would not cost a lot to fix ut.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas dinner. Service was spotty but kind. The food was very good and the ambiance was exactly what was expected from Buca. Overall the experience was good, not great but good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Lots of food for the money. Only knock was we ordered bread and it came with the meals rather than before as we said we would like it.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Always love Buca's comfort food on a rainy day, along with some great wine.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fun, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Went got the Thanksgiving holiday. Service, food, value were all exceptional. Will return for holidays happily. Everyday dining is always a good deal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We enjoyed traditional Thanksgiving meal here. All of us agreed it was even better than anticipated. Servers were excellent. The spirit of the day filled the hearts of everyone
including restaurant employees and other diners.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Food was good but you don't get a free dessert for your birthday which sucks :(

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Excellent place to go with the family. Service, food, portion and price are perfect.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Chicken Marsala is supposed to be wine, the chicken Marsala we had tasted like someone made it out of maple syrup. I did not taste any wine in the sauce And it was very sweet like sugar. I enjoy dining at this restaurant but that dish was not what I wanted it to be, I expected a better dish after spending $95 dollars on my evening drinks and food. For an anniversary with my wife. Service wAs excellent and good wine and bread.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2016

The food was excellent and the service was great. The portions are huge and are meant to be shared amongst the table.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2016

We enjoy the large portions for everyone to share. Great family style dinning. Lots of fun having a little taste of everything.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2016

The chicken was microwaved or something. It had the texture of shrimp. Needless to say, we will not be coming back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Food was way overpriced, and honestly very disappointing. I'd eaten at the location off of Buffalo Speedway before and had a good experience, but this one was a let down. Salad greens were limp, bread was obviously frozen and undercooked when rewarmed & both main dishes we ordered for the table were on par with Olive Garden. The server got our order wrong and our bill was 3 times what I would have expected to pay for the quality of the food we'd just consumed. If you like frozen italian food in a kitschy setting, this restaurant may be for you, otherwise don't waste your time or money here.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We were seated at a booth with cushions that were well past their prime.

The pepperoni pizza was very greasy.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 10, 2016

Excellent hostess, waitstaff and food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 16, 2016

Great service for our large family of 16!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 26, 2016

I had a great experience, we had good food and the service was great. The only thing that was a little off was the "pope" room. I understand they want to make it "different" but it was a little overwhelming having the head of the pope in front of you while you eat.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Came for my friends birthday and we had so much fun. The food is amazing and the staff is very friendly.

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