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Buca di Beppo

44 Wolf Road, Colonie, NY 12205
+1 518-459-2822
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Ranked #3 of 17 restaurants in Colonie
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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71% Recommend
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Colonie, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Southold, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Like being around the table at Grandma's house when I was a kid. The bowls are plentiful and all dishes are delicious. This family style chain restaurant has many small and big table set ups so you can be a cozy two or sit around a table with 15+ people. Request the kitchen table which is literally in their kitchen.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

a great time can b had @BucaDiPeppo. Ask for the "kitchen table" quite an experience for the youngsters. Large portions and if U join the club U will ALWAYS have discounts to use.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have been coming to this restaurant over the years and always enjoy the food and experience. On this particular visit, there were 4 adults, and we were able to snag the "kitchen" table, which holds 6. You have your own separate space with a perfect view of what is happening in the kitchen. And this is a very busy... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This place, although somewhat of a chain as there are other around the country, is fantastic. I have been there many times, and my favorite, hands down, is the "Linguine Frutti di Mare". Family dining, so everyone gets to share. Make sure you don't go with anyone who's too selfish to order something that everyone else doesn't like. Great service,... More

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