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“Something Italian” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #108 of 327 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Great Seneca Highway
Transit: Ride On Bus - Kentlands Blvd 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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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Something Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere with lots or rooms filled with everything Italian. For first timers, the staff gives you a wonderful tour and there's even a special booth in the kitchen for those lucky enough to reserve it. The food is wonderful and is mainly served family style so the portions are bountiful, but you can also get smaller portions. Great for casual family outings.

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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“You will not leave hungry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Hearty Italian food served family style. We also like the retro Italo-American decor and informal ambience. Not for snobs.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank APM_01
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Brookeville, Maryland
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Dinner at Buca”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Our reserved table was ready when we two arrived. Being a restaurant catering to groups and families, it was a bit noisy. The food was uniformly good (nothing outstanding) and servings huge; would have preferred being able to order a smaller serving (their "small" serves 2-4 people). Service would have been outstanding if water glasses had been refilled without our asking. Interesting Italian photos cover the walls. Plenty of parking.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PatDancer
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Boston, Massachusetts
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266 reviews
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“Massive portions of ordinary but venue works for groups”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We came here after our original restaurant choice had no heat. We were a group of 14 and they were able to take us. This is a chain restaurant designed to look like an old-style Red-sauce Italian restaurant with lots of photos, knick-knacks. Nothing was bad but nothing was particularly good. Everything came in jumbo sizes so you certainly leave full!

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Thank sfbarb
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Washington, D.C.
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22 reviews
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“Italian Food at its Best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Family Style italian=huge portions!

We were provided with a myriad of choices and everything we ordered was excellent! The menu offers all of the great italian favorites. We opted for the Apple/Gorgonzola salad along with the cheesy bread flourentine. The Chicken Carbonara was fabulous.

The chocolate cake for dessert was definitely something that should be shared because it is enough for two people.

The decor was a little overwhelming but, the photos/artwork is very entertaining.

The management is always attentive and the servers are pleasant and quick!

Overall this was a good value for the money.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ladygoinplaces
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