About Buca di Beppo - Seattle
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
$30 and under
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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 - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
We were really looking forward to Buca b ...
We were really looking forward to Buca because we had been many times and loved it. This visit was very disappointing from the beginning. Service lacked communication because 2 servers tried to take our order. The fettuccine Alfredo had a smoky/burnt flavor and our meatballs came out a good 10 minutes after we were done eating. The best part of the meal was of course being with family and we loved the view of the harbor.
I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving feast ...
I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving feast with family and friends at Buca di Beppo downtown Seattle. Everything went very smoothly, from the reservations via Open Table to the fantastic service and the special requests for more gravy in our "to go" bags. We were allowed to stay longer than usual which was awesome. Our table was upstairs next to the fireplace where we enjoyed a great view of the city and Lake Union. I've been to Buca a few times previously for family celebrations and the experience is always A=+.
Disappointed in their corporate policy t ...
Disappointed in their corporate policy to not accept a vertical ID as proof of legal age. To be honest, I did not even know this was an issue until this dinner. My wife and I were visiting our 21 year (almost 22) old daughter and wanted to share a bottle of wine with our meal. The server and the manager both denied her stating they do not recognize this as a legitimate ID. I feel this is a ridiculous policy. Our state issues new driver licences every 4 years so our daughter is not eligible to receive a horizontal license until her 24th birthday. This restaurant chain has lost our patronage for at least 2 more years if they don't see a way to recognize legitimate forms of ID.
Was a family dinner out. This was our ...
Was a family dinner out. This was our first time in the new location, we did not like this place as much as their old spot. The restaurant was cold, noisy and just did not have the charm of thier old restaurant the service was just ok. The food was tasty however the prices have gone up and the serving sizes seemed smaller. We will probably not be back, which is too bad our family has many fond memories of dinner out at Bucca di Bepppo. Time to find a new place.
Had an overall great time. Salad and mai ...
Had an overall great time. Salad and main dish was wonderful but the desert was less than desireable. We had the mount Vesuvius and it was awful. It's supposed to be a molten style cake and the inside was ice cold and the cake was stale and hard like it had been left out all night. It was supposed to be warm with ice cream on top and it was almost as cold as the ice cream. Also, our waitress wasn't the most friendly I've ever encountered and acted as if she was confused and awkward the entire time we ordered or asked her a question. Was she new? I don't know, but she definitely didn't help our dining experience.
I was disappointed to learn upon arrival ...
I was disappointed to learn upon arrival that our favorite server Brooke was no longer employed there, she must have moved or changed her direction in life. Hunter did a great job of trying to serve us busy and loud people. We had issues with a specialty drink that we originally learned about from the knowledgable bartender at Buca, from the former location. It was the Bar Managers' recipe that I obtained after trying the Limoncello Martini a few years back. The new kid at the new bar didn't know anything about it and didn't get it right until 3 or 4 rounds in....very disappointing, as we kinda scheduled this birthday dinner around those fabulous drinks! Unfortunately, I had only a few sips of mine and didn't drink any more that night. The food was good, we loved most of it. Would have preferred the Caprese plate to have come out first as a bit of appetizer with the bread....that would have helped a lot. The one complaint here is the Veal Marsala. I don't know what the heck was going on there, but the veal was tough, hard, overcooked and totally ruined! It was insane! We spent liked $400 with the alcohol and dishes, hardly going to single out that one dish, but man....that was majorly not right! Overall, the evening was fine, but not one of the better memories I have of this place. Better luck next time!
This is the first time I'd been back to ...
This is the first time I'd been back to Buca's since they moved to their new building. It was nice but really hot. It was 2 stories and we were on the top floor. They may not have had A/C. We were sweating, which is a horrible feeling while you are trying to eat. Food was good. A mistake was made and they fixed it. We asked to move from our original table and they accommodated us. Ambiance is always fun but loud. I love Buca's.
We had a family reunion with 17 includin ...
We had a family reunion with 17 including children. We had a room to ourselves, which worked for everyone. We are a LOUD group. We over-ordered, but lots of leftovers, right? However, they were really understaffed and our waiter was not on it. We wrote down our own order to give the waiter and wound up bussing our own table--that's how bad it was. I would not come here except with a big group who doesn't care about service but wants to eat a ton of food and doesn't care about the volume--just yell louder! The bill was quite high at the end, but hey, Grandma used to do it all and now she's gone.
This is a fun place to go for a birthday ...
This is a fun place to go for a birthday or some other festive event, with a group. The food is surprisingly good and it's just. Fun atmosphere. We were a group of 7 including our 89 year old Mom. A great time was had by all. The portions are huge, we had tons of leftovers!,
Great place to finish a day downtown.
One of our favorite after-play dinner spots. A nice, new location with the same indoor style as the old location. The food is great and consistent - especially the pizza. Interesting evening as it is also a very popular prom dinner spot. Despite the large and noisy prom crowd, we were seated in a relatively quiet spot and were well taken care of.
It was prom season and the restaurant wa ...
It was prom season and the restaurant was full of large groups of teens in formal attire having a great time. This seemed to be more than the staff could handle, as food arrived cold, or arrived hot and cooled off by the time plates and silverware to eat it with arrived at the table.
Standard food that pretends to be a bargain
The food here is standard Italian type food, not as good as grandma makes, but not as bad as a school cafeteria. Groups can make the place very noisy and keep the servers very busy, so it is not a place for an intimate romantic dinner with lots of personal service. The chain claims that its small size will feed 2 people and is pretty high priced. However, the two of us are of average size and appetite, and we found that the small size was only about enough for 1 1/2 persons. The restaurant was no bargain at around $45 a person (with tax and tip) for a shared appetizer, shared vegetable, shared entree, and shared dessert with no drinks of any kind.
Overall food is great, but a bit on the pricey
Nice place to try out as we are from Vancouver, BC, but a paste dish can be as much as $36 is kind of pricey especially in the USD amount We have Anton's in Vancouver that has a line up everyday and big portion and definitely not as expensive. Our two small pasta dishes and an appy for 3 persons came out to be $70.
loud with decent food and AWFUL service
I have been here a few times and was fully ready to expect a loud, crowded place that serves huge portions of decent Italian food.
We got that...and some of the worst service I have ever head. Simple drinks like iced tea and lemonade took 45 minutes to arrive. Our apps took over an hour to arrive, bread for the table took 90 minutes, entrees close to 2 hours(for a party of 4 adults and 2 kids). Simple asks like extra silverware and water were never fulfilled despite asking 3 times. They didn't seem overly busy and all the other tables were having the same problem so it wasn't just us for sure.
Overall our experience was terrible due to the poor service. I would probably go back..maybe they had off night or are having trouble dealing with the move to the new space a block away. But if the bad service was repeated I would definitely think twice about a repeat.
Good for Group Celebration, But Pack Your Patience
• Check in: a nightmare. Several employees buzz around the hostess desk look for some sort of direction (where are menus? who is next? where is that table located? where are the guests? who is here and who is not? children in the party?) As a result, the most frustrating part of the entire night: waiting to be seated. The confusion, disorder and chaos at the hostess stand left us feeling stressed and irritated before we had been seated.
• Food: delicious. Huge portions. Yummy. Skip the diet and enjoy.
• Service: friendly and approachable. Would rate a solid B- for attentiveness (had to ask several times for drink refills)
Very Disappointed - Way overpriced!!
I know they just moved to a new location, but we were sat close to our reservation time and waited, and waited for our wine to be delivered. Our food took well over an hour to be served. Broccoli was cold. Mini meatballs were good, but our entree was served on top of the app. We shared the Gnocchi and it had OK flavor.
When we asked to have our leftovers boxed. They didn't send us home with the gnocchi leftover, just a few meatballs and the horrible bread they served.....
Extremely disappointed. Way overpriced. Do NOT recommend.
Our food came out cold. They took it bac ...
Our food came out cold. They took it back to reheat. When it came back out, it was still cold. Totally ruined the experience!!! Also, the new location does not have the charm and the pasta aroma that made the old place so memorable and the allure to keep coming back.
Friendly Host & it was ALL downhill from there
We had the worst service, and food ever! Besides waiting to order & being ignored, when I asked for a smaller cup for our 5yo she said you didn't have any but would bring a lid for the Heavy Glass that my 5yo couldn't even lift. After Gretchen took our order (1 sm Ziti, 1 sm Ravioli, 1 kids Fettuccini) she returned 20 minutes later w/ 1 sm Ziti. We waited for the other food so our family could eat dinner together, only for NOTHING else to come. 10 minutes later I asked if we could all have our dinner delivered at the same time. She informed me she would put our already DRIED out ZITI under the heat lamp for 20 minutes until the rest was ready. This was not acceptable, & Gretchen said that was all she could do. The Ziti was completely inedible, & having my mother and I eat it while my daughter, and husband wait for their food is unacceptable. We chose to drive an hour to eat out and treat my mother on her B'day .We asked Gretchen for a Mngr. The manager Misty, never showed up. I got up & asked for another manager. I t/t Brad who said he was the Executive Chef. I explained to him we came for a B'day dinner, we all want to eat together. The Ziti wasn't an appetizer, as I said to Brad when he was unwilling to make it right. Brad said that he didn't understand why the Ziti would come out first as it takes the longest to make. Brad was unwilling to remake it and have all of us eat at the same time! Brad's solution was he would comp our $30 meal BIG DEAL! We came an hour away to eat out on my Mom's b'day. It was about the experience, not the $50 meal that would have only been $30 as we had a $20 Birthday coupon. We wasted my mom's birthday, and wasted 5 hours of our night, and will never forget this terrible experience. We have had lack of service before, but NEVER on this level. It's one thing to have an inexperienced server, but on a management level to do nothing is unbelievable. My child was the only one to eat!
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