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Buca di Beppo

44 Wolf Road, Colonie, NY 12205
+1 518-459-2822
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Ranked #3 of 19 restaurants in Colonie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Central Avenue
Transit: CDTA Bus Stop on Wolf Road and Central.
Description: 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.
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68 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Albany, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a nice lunch with friends at this long established restaurant. The sauce was tasty yet thin, and you could bowl with the meatballs. The eggplant park was nicely presented and the pasta was plentiful. The salads were rather boring but the ravioli was great. Prices are fair and portions, even at lunch, are large.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this is our go-to place when we have a family celebration. The grand children just LOVE this place, so much to see. They really like it when we can get the kitchen room

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Latham, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The food is always good or very good. You also get warm bread with oil & vinegar and/or butter. The "small" portion of anything is always more than enough for the two of us and we usually end up with a doggy bag. I like that you can get a pitcher of beer. Our server Rain (we call her "Rainy")... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

we go here every month or so. Have never had a bad meal or poor service. The prices are not cheap, but the portions are large and meant for sharing. The penne arriabiata is fantastic if you like spicy. there is always something the kids will eat too

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Colonie, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I avoided dining at this place since all I ever heard was 'you get huge bowls of pasta'. Now I like pasta, but lets face it, it can be really boring if not done right. My wife got a gift card to the place, so I reluctantly went. Wow was I surprised, the menu is extensive, the place is really... More

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Albany, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I had been to this particular Buca before and had found no issue in the past but was sorely disappointed by my recent experience. We were there on a Saturday night and it was very busy so we were understanding to an extent. It took a very long time for our waitress to come to our table to take our... More

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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for your experience. We have forwarded the information to management and would love to have someone reach out to you. Could you email us your contact information to mamacares@bucainc.com? Please make sure to include the date and location of your complaint in your e-mail. We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you. More

CNY, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

What was good: the food was pretty good (didn't blow my socks off or anyting), the atmosphere promoted home-style sharing, which was fun, and our server (Katy) was wonderful. The bad: there were only 4 out of the 8 needed chairs at the table when we were sat (we had a reservation so this should have been all set). 6... More

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San Jose, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We go here 2-3 times a year - very consistent and the service is excellent. Don't fill up on appetizers - the main courses are enormous. Share - Share - Share

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Noosa, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

What a fun restaurant. The walls are entirely covered with old photos of Italian scenes, families and film stars. The meals are served in big bowls and are meant to share. The wait staff are all very friendly and helpful. The food was quite delicious and there was so much of it for quite a reasonable price. We would definitely... More

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Valley Stream
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This restaurant was one that was recommended at the hotel we were staying at near the Albany airport. A small group of us went there and were very happy with everything. Thank goodness the menu said upfront that the small size really was for two. My wife and I shared the prociutto stuffed chicken breast and even then we had... More

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