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“Fun Italiano Atmosphere” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #647 of 3,668 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mopac Access Road
Transit: Capitol Metro bus stops at Tudor Boulevard and at Hyatt Place.
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.
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun Italiano Atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The atmosphere is the thing. The members in our party all had different dishes orderd from the menu. Conversation stopped for awhile because everyone was busy eating and savoring.

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
“Bucca sold out to corporate schlock”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

I used to love the food, but a couple years ago I noticed a change in the Spaghetti Diablo. Instead of a crispy hot shrimp in the spaghetti, they just put pl;aing bay shrimp. I said something and the waiteres said they had changed owners at the corporate level and the menu was different. Last night I went back and had the chicken canolli. It's suposed t be a ground meat and cheese and spice filling in a pasta tube.. Now its cheese and strips of chicken in a tortilla like tube. I sent it back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank art k
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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
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? We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you.
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Austin
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not worth the pain”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

I told my spouse that if he will like to comeback to this restaurant, he can comeback by himself. The food quality keeps going down and the server was too busy cleaning the place to ask us if we needed water.

Visited August 2012
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Thank powerpc
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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
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? We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you.
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Austin, Texas
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good for the hard of hearing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

The three elements of fine dining are food quality, service, and ambiance. Buca scores acceptable in food and service, but the ambiance turned our experience into an ordeal. They claim to be "family oriented," which means servings for 2 or 4 but not one. It means children running around pushing underfoot, or jumping in their seats, or pushing on the seat backs. It means rather large people YELLING at their tops of their voices, making racket on or beyond the threshold of pain. If you are hard of hearing or deaf, and think uncontrolled juveniles are cute, this is the place for you.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TrumpeterEd
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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
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? We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you.
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pricey? Yeah, but the service and food are good, and the kids loved it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Great "Italian kitsch" atmosphere, and generous portions. Service was super-friendly, and attended to our special requests (e.g., "junior sundae", no capers on one entree) with pleasure.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 0tt0d0g
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