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“Loved the "experience"!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
1030 Auahi St, Spc 1, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4112 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
+1 808-591-0800
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Ranked #204 of 1,987 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian, Family Fare, Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Cross street: Ward Avenue
Transit: Buca di Beppo Honolulu is accessible via multiple Trolley/bus lines - Auahi Stop
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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“Loved the "experience"!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2005

My wife and I have always enjoyed their sister restaurant in Boston, so we had to stop here to try it out. We were not disappointed.

Yes, the ambiance is over the top, but that's half the fun. Lots of colorful posters on the walls, and you can get a tour through the kitchen on your way to your table that's a hoot. It can make it a little difficult to find your way out after a big bottle of wine, though, since you can't leave the way you came in! Waitstaff is great in giving directions, asking things like, "Did you see the Pope's hat in a room you went past?".

Our waiter was right out of the 50's in his demeanor, sitting on our table as he described his recommendations that night at the "da Booc". We're inveterate peolpe-watchers, and this place did not disappoint here either. On one side, there was a large oriental family celebrating a birthday. A little further down the room was a family of four out of the 70's, and everything in between.

The food was very good, Italian-spicy without relying solely on garlic to give it a punch. Since we were staying at a condo, we made good use of our waiter's admonition that "the portions are huge" to get a second meal heated up the next evening in the condo.

If you're anywhere near the Ward Center in Honolulu want good Italian food and a good time, make sure you give this place the opportunity to entertain you. You won't be disappointed!

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