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“We were there on opening night!”
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #1,105 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 45th
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.
Frederick, MD
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“We were there on opening night!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Buca just opened their new location in Times Square. Typically, I would not go to a chain restaurant in NYC, but I was with my 17 year old son, so many of my food choices were "out". The new Buca is above the Planet Hollywood, on the second floor. I recommend reservations, but I ALWAYS get a reservation when I can.
The service was good, the food was standard Buca, which we like. It is a bit touristy. A photographer was walking around taking pictures and then selling them to you at the table. My son thought it was cool, so it was fine. Not an intimate dining experience, but that's not why you go to Buca de Beppo! We enjoyed it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Still working some kinks, but food was great.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have probably been to 6 other Buca's around the USA and this one probably ranks lowest on my list. Many of the other Buca's I have been to have been in swanky, new open air developments with interesting architecture (such as the underground one in Denver). This one however is smack-dab in the middle of Times Square, which I fell takes away from their ambiance as a little ol' family italian joint. The food was delicious as all the others I have been to. The place had only been open a month and it was obvious they were still working out some issues at the hostess stand. Minus 50 points for me for eating at a chain restaurant in NYC :(

  • Visited April 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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434 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“A Great Family Style Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

This must be chain, as I also used to go to Buca in Indianapolis. Humongous servings - of course family style.

Visited May 2012
Thank tfig218
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“expensive and not really good taset”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

address: 1540 Broadway; new opening; restaurant team is friendly but taste of pizza and noddles has room for improvement. Noddles portion is absolute to huge.

Visited March 2013
Thank juergen a
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New York, NY
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Quantity Italian Food at a Great Price”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Average quality food served in family sized portions at a great price in NYC Times Square. At 47th street and Broadway accross from the NY Marriott Marquis

Visited March 2013
Thank njnetsfan
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