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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.
Shenandoah, TX 77385
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Research Forest Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free public parking in Portofino Shopping Center - next to Old Navy.
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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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
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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