About Buca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
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.
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Between West Park and Bissonnet
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
Free public parking. Valet parking is available on the weekends.
Metro Bus stop - West Park and Buffalo Speedway stop.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.
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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 - Houston - Speedway Ratings and Reviews
Fathers' Day at Buca di Beppo was a bit ...
Fathers' Day at Buca di Beppo was a bit of a mixed bag. We were a group of 8 and were squeezed somewhat uncomfortably into a large booth in the very back of the restaurant. I should have asked for a different seating, but I didn't. Our waitress was friendly and mostly pretty attentive, though being so far in the back, we did have a couple of time when getting her attention was a challenge. Also the booth made serving those seated against the wall difficult. Ordering family style is also a bit daunting. I ordered enough, but only just, and probably should have added another small entre or a side. We'll probably dine here again because it is sometimes convenient and the food is pretty good, but it is not our favorite by any means.
The pizza was delicious, both the vegeta ...
The pizza was delicious, both the vegetable and the Supreme were excellent! We also enjoyed the antipasto salad, which was a terrific take on antipasto and salad. Buca di Beppo is the perfect place to dine and have fun with family and friends.
The restaurant is excellent. But I reque ...
The restaurant is excellent. But I requested table for 8 but the table they gave us just fit 6 adults maximum! So we had to sit but it was not comfortable.
We had a wonderful time. Hadn't been fo ...
We had a wonderful time. Hadn't been for a long while, so it was a nice stroll down memory lane with our now grownup children!
Had a great dinner today!
Had a great dinner today!
The waitstaff is very nice, attentive an ...
The waitstaff is very nice, attentive and professional.
Heaping bowls of good pasta dishes.
Heaping bowls of good pasta dishes.
Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. Will bring the family back again soon.
Fun fantastic friendly
Enjoyed birthday celebration with good food and friendly service. Reasonable prices and large portions.
Great place to bring a small group, which we did - 4 of us. Had a very good waiter who remained attentive throughout. Food was Buca, filling, and tasty.
Love Buca di Beppo Houston. It is one ...
Love Buca di Beppo Houston. It is one of our favorites. Also Eli (waitress) is always our server, the best service every time we are there!!
Consistently good food
They were not overly crowded at 8pm but we still had a wait and the initial visit of our wait person was a little slow. After that we did fine and the food was good.
Relieved to Find that Buca is Still Very Good
We eat at Buca regularly but hadn't been in a couple of months. I was worried about the food after having read some recent reviews. Our service wasn't great because we had a new server, but the food was fantastic, as good as it has ever been. There were four of us and we shared Chicken Marsala (the best I've ever had), Eggplant Parm, and Spaghetti and Meatballs, along with an Apple Gorgonzola Salad. Everything was excellent. The noise level at Buca is always loud, so if that's not for you, it might be better to try somewhere else. But if you like an energetic atmosphere, this is the place. For a unique experience ask for the table in the kitchen . There's only one, so you have to get lucky.
Don't get the baked ziti. Overcooked and ...
Don't get the baked ziti. Overcooked and very dry.
Family style dining! Great food and ambi ...
Family style dining! Great food and ambiance!!
Food is always amazing although the red ...
Food is always amazing although the red sangria wasn't as good as I remember it being. Fun atmosphere, friendly service!
We went for the Valentine's Day heart-sh ...
We went for the Valentine's Day heart-shaped lasagna special. Gourmet food - no. Great comfort food - absolutely. Loads of fun for a couple - absolutely. It is a Valentine tradition for my husband and me. Next year will be our 50th Valentine's Day together, and we'll be celebrating at Buca di Beppo.
Always get the Frutta del Mar amazing
Always get the Frutta del Mar amazing
We dined here on a Sunday evening. Service was a little slow, but attentive. I thought the prices were a high for family style. We ordered the Egg Plant Parmesan and the Ziti with Chicken and Sausage, the latter of which had NO sausage, and 3 very small pieces of chicken on the top. We confirmed with our server that we got what we ordered. She brought about a small bowl of chicken to add to the dish. These dishes tasted ok, but were not outstanding. The Apple and Gorgonzola salad, however, was good.
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This particular waitress is always rude. ...
This particular waitress is always rude. We have had her once before, and she always has an attitude problem. Will return for food but next time I will make sure she is not our server
Do NOT go there
Food was bad- huge portions with no real taste Service was bad- ordered two appetizers- only got one, ordered a kids pizza- got it last, and cold. drinks only arrived after the food. got a bread basket- with no utensils or plates. cake was hard as a rock and cold- should have been a malted lava cake... go figure
VERY family oriented, NOT dressy or romantic
I made reservations for NYE mainly because it was the only restaurant available in our area for that night. First time there, we were definitely over dressed. A lot of families with small screaming children and plastic checkered table clothes. I'm all about places like this on a normal basis, but I should have definitely looked deeper into reserving a spot that was more adult friendly with a dressier ambience. They have a full bar, so that was a plus. Chicken parm tasted exactly like Stouffers frozen entrée, but the mashed potatoes were delish. Staff is very friendly and accommodating, but they won't let you order until your entire party is there; even if you have separate tickets. I would go again for lunch or maybe even for some to-go food.
We did not like the food. It felt underc ...
We did not like the food. It felt undercooked and lacked flavor.
Great Christmas Day alternative to cooki ...
Great Christmas Day alternative to cooking! The food was yummy and the atmosphere was great. A tad loud but it was families happy to be together for the holidays. Definitely have a reservation for a busy day like today, we did and only waited 20 min from reservation time to be seated...If you were a walk in the wait was crazy long! We will be back!
We had an early dinner with grandparents before heading to Christmas Eve services. The Chicken Saltimbucco and the Lasagna were bot h excellent. Our waiter, Scott, was very attentive and handled our large group and several others very well.
Tried the "FREE" Buccatoli Not a good d ...
Tried the "FREE" Buccatoli Not a good dish Too much dough Over cooked Lacked flavor It required a dipping sauce... that was cold and actually failed to complement the flavor of the dish.
A great go to!
Always great value and tasty! For dine-in or great carry out too!
thanks giving dinner
As always, the food was very good and plenty of it. We ate left overs for two days. The service was the best we have ever received. Reservation was honored and we were seated immediately.
The thanksgiving special turkey dinner was very good. The stuffing was made with Italian sausage which really brightened it up. The turkey and gravy were also very good - did not taste processed or canned. There were six of us and we ordered dinner for three and had turkey and potatoes left over. We were disappointed with the Apple and Gorgonzola salad. It was short on apples, walnuts and gorgonzola. We've ordered it several times in the past and the version on Thanksgiving didn't measure up. Hope it was just an off day. Our waiter was great and very attentive. Would recommend Buca di Beppo any time.
I took my Mother, brother and niece here for Thanksgiving lunch. The traditional Thanksgiving food was excellent. The service was excellent and Travis our server was the reason. He was very attentive and anticipated our needs very well. It was the best way to spend Thanksgiving with my small family group. I can not wait to go back and it is so close to home.
Good for large parties! A great place to ...
Good for large parties! A great place to relax with friends and/or family for a nice meal
Buca di Beppo's menu and atmosphere are family style. Dinner portions are made for sharing. Definitely NOT a romantic date night type of place. Bring the kids, the in-laws, and a big appetite!
create your own
After many years coming to Buca, we tried the create your own pasta. Since we had tried most of the dishes, we knew what we liked. This was a great experience.
The food didn't taste the same...I use t ...
The food didn't taste the same...I use to love eating there but today when I went I wasn't to happy with the food and service...I probably won't be coming bk
It was just the two of us and since everything is family size we had too much food. The small is for 2 or more. We had the apple gorgonzola salad. The apples were sliced way too big, hard to eat that way. The cheese did not have much of a bite. The salad could have used a little of the balsamic vinegar they give you for your bread. We shared the make your own pasta. We had spaghetti with meatsauce,meatballs, added mushrooms, onions and roma tomatoes with a sprinkle of red pepper. The sauce and meatballs were good. Needed more red pepper. This is a good choice for groups celebrating. Food was a touch bland but that probably works better for groups. The complimentary bread they served was good.
Family celebration success
Laid back Italian served family style (small entree serves 2, large serves 4). We had a group of 17 and there was room for more. Our group was pretty loud. But I'm sure other sections were quieter. Tables are sectioned off into several "rooms" so it has a semi private feel. Food was good, and service was great. We kept our server running and she kept up with us well! Made for a memorable birthday gathering for my husband!
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