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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.
Seattle, WA 98109
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
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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 - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
Not what it used to be.
The new location lacks the charm of the old one. They'd lost our reservation despite having called just a few hours earlier to confirm. The food is now slightly better than passable overall, definitely a step down for them. And the overpriced garlic bread was ridiculously overcooked. I would have sent it back but my wife preferred not to.
It seemed that other tables were also struggling with food and service issues.
Sad to see a location slide downhill so obviously.
I'm not sure we'll be back. There are plenty of pseudo Italian places with better service and prices.
We booked here as my friend and I between us had six kids and thought it would be fun to eat downtown together and that Buca Di Beppo would be perfect.
We made a reservation a few days ahead to be sure we had it ahead of our 8 top 6:00 dinner time.
We walked in and were sat and ten minutes passed.
Our server came over eventually and we ordered drinks, appetizer, salad, kids meal and our meal.
Our drinks took 20 minutes.
Kids meals came out thankfully quickly.
Our meal never came - an hour after ordering!
Our kids (twins, triplets and a single) were done so we asked that ours be boxed.
The manager came by and was nice but only took of something off that we never got.
We won't be going back, they were unapologetic and not at all busy. Just not great at their jobs.
This review could be summarized by Murphy's Law: Made reservations on a Sunday evening. Where did they decide to seat us? In the bar. We asked for a more cozy location like a booth and the next choice was a table dead center a crowd of families and their screaming children (no judgement on the families). We just gave up on this. Everything else was down hill from here...
Service was slow and inattentive. From the host to our server, it just seemed like they were bored and didn't care. Took a long time to get our drinks, even forgetting one. And when our food was just alright on top of all that it was just way underwhelming for something we were so excited about.
Between the atmosphere, the service, the food and the value. It's not what I remember. I don't know why I was so in love with this place when I was in school. But it's not something I care for now.
the food overall is sub par and over priced. we used to LOVE going to this restaurant... This will probably be our last... 5 stuffed mushrooms for $18?!? our pizza was soggy... the calamari USED to be spectacular... our pasta tasted like boiled noodles in milk... and our bread was COLD! this was a very unfortunate night.
Once our drink and menu order was taken, took at least 30 minutes to get one drink!! and 1 hour fifteen minutes for our Dinner to arrive. The waiter never returned to take another drink order or follow up, never.. you're losing huge amounts of sales just from the bar due to length of delivery and follow up. That being said, the food we ordered was to die for, delicious!
First off, didn't realize before hand that entrees are Small or Large, either 2-3 or 4-6 people. Meals are also Al la carte so the Chicken Parmigiana was only the chicken and sauce, no noodles, no vegetables. Expensive too! I won't go into details on our 'first' visit ever and last except that we were brought out the wrong dish; it was so wrong that we actually did not eat it, just had our wine, appetizer and bread and left.
The food tasted good at Buca, which is the good. The problem is that there were only 2 of us. This is a problem for a restaurant that is centered around groups. There are only 2 sizes so if you are a party of 1 or 2 then you will have way too much food.
The Negative - our server was completely inattentive. We finally gave up and went to the bar to get the drinks or whatever we needed. In addition, we ordered a bottle of wine. We verified with the server that it was the smaller bottle. She brought a very large bottle and we again asked if it was the smaller. She assured us that it was. When the check came she claimed that she made a mistake and gave us a large bottle and that the manager told her to tell us too bad and that we had to pay for it. I asked for the manager and had a 'discussion' about it. In the end we only paid for the smaller but why did their mistake cause so much heartache? The management is very immature and inexperienced.
Will we go back? maybe..................
Manager was very rude and condescending with poor customer service... I dare to asked the manager how much longer ? after waiting 1 hour and 30min even with reservations... I understand he was stress but not excuse to be so rude and condescending to his customers when he talks to them.
The food was delicious. The server's we had were also very friendly and attentive, even though it was very very busy. The food even came out pretty fast I was very surprised. It was excellent and I would definitely go back. The portions are very big too so it's nice for left overs.
Once we cleared the reception area our dining experience was nice. Service was a bit slow but it was Christmas and the restaurant was packed. It seemed they didn't plan well because they ran out of salad and spaghetti. Our server was affable but the hostess was dismissive and curt. Luckily the manager on duty was professional and helpful. We will return.
Christmas dinner! These guys were slammed as reservations were running late and the food service was running even later - not many places in this part of town were open, and there was a continual line out the door. That said, the staff was hustling to cope with the crush. Food was hot and delicious when it did arrive. Even under the strain, this location delivered. Naturally, if you've been to Buca before, you know to expect the Italian on steroids motif that is the hallmark of the brand - like a homesick Olive Garden pining for the old country. It's still fun!
Always a good place to eat. Reservations are a must. On this occasion, the place was packed but the staff was few and far between, so service was very slow. After we ate, we couldn't find the server to pay the bill so we ended up rounding up the amount and leaving a tip that was much smaller than we would have left if we were able to get change. The music was way to loud for a comfortable conversation at the table.
Disappointing experience, so much so that it motivated me to provide my first review. Holiday dinner with family before nearby seasonal performance. Uncrowded when we arrived, but seated in back corner and forgotten, had to remind staff for help. Eventual server was polite, but busy and distracted and spilled chocolate milk on our young son and his personal belongings. Unenthusiastic apology from server and no mention of help to remedy the situation from server or manager. Minimal attention provided to our table balance of meal and son's order was not completed, despite reminder to passing staff. Food was average at best. Disappointing experience for special Holiday night out with family. Would not recommend.
Buca is a great family restaurant. We had a birthday dinner there and first off, you have to decide on your 'menu'...easy to talk, the waiter was ready with recommendations, knowledge of ingredients (for food allergies) and created an easy relaxed atmosphere. Thank you!
We all found the restaurant very cold. The service started out well, but then it took ages for our food to arrive. The explanation was that they had run out of meatballs and had to make more. This was only explained to us when our meal was eventually served. I wish they had just brought all of our meal as soon as it was ready, and then brought over the meatballs once they were ready. We were all hungry, grumpy and cold by the time our food arrived.
Overall experience was HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, AND HORRIBLE! We were seated promptly but the rest of experience was completely downhill. Took 20 minutes to get water, another 20 to have our orders taken, 60 more minutes to get our main courses, and ANOTHER 60 minutes to get our bills. Even though our waitress, Katy, kept smiling, it couldn't make up for the food that was barely warm and not worth the price. Everything from the pathetic side salads to the main courses was beyond yuck with the lettuce being of poor quality to the sauces on the pasta watery. The salmon looked ok but tasted farmed raised. Even the breads were sub-standard. WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN!
Open Table had Buca's old address listed and we went to the wrong location. After many calls we were only then directed to the new location, extremely frustrating. I may skip using open table in the future and just call the restaurant directly, DISAPPOINTED, almost made us late for the start of PNB's Nutcracker. Open Table needs to update their database...
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 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 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 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 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.
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