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“Family Style Italian Fun and Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #251 of 2,326 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Kauai, Hawaii
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Family Style Italian Fun and Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had a large party of 7 (4 adults and 3 Children) to celebrate my son's 8th birthday. We had originally wanted to eat at the restaurant up stairs but was told that there was an hour and half wait time to be seated. We decided to check out this restaurant and was told that wait time would be 40 minutes. We placed our reservation and 10 minutes later was text a message that our table was ready. Our party was warmly greeted by our host and given the tour of the kitchen area which I thought was very neat. The kitchen staff was busy preparing the dishes but had time to welcome us in their kitchen. I didn't see any roaches or rats running around the kitchen. Getting to our table was like going through a maze but fun. The walls were filled with pictures of celebrities and interesting old photographs of Italian theme. Our waiter was very informative of the menu and patience with us as we were deciding what to eat. This restaurant is unique because they serve their portion in family style meaning the portions was huge and meant to be shared by all on the table. We ordered a small bowl of Cesar Salad that was enough to feed the adults, 1 large Pepperoni Pizza for the kids, 1 small bowl of the Spaghetti with large meat balls, and the large Chicken Parmesan platter. The food was good and tasty. We couldn't eat all of the food served but we did have room for dessert. Since it was my son's birthday, we ordered the Brownie and Ice Cream Dessert. It was served in a gigantic martini class top with lots of whip cream and a cherry. The wait staff gathered around the table sang a birthday greeting song and placed a long red candle on a silver candle holder. My son had to stand on the seat to blow it out. Everyone on the table enjoyed the dessert. I would highly recommend this place if you have a large party to feed. The service was terrific. Nobody left the place feeling hungry. In fact, we had left overs to bring home. Great place to have an Italian Dinner.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Damn if you eat hear!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

This excellent Italian restaurant is a must for hungry travellers! Their dish sizes are DAMN! A small pasta order is good for 3-4 people and priced competitively. Their regular pizza size is also DAMN big! And their tiramisu is DAMN big too! Service was excellent. Don't order much or you will be too full for dinner.

Visited January 2014
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Honolulu
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101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good service, food okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Saturday night dinner. Second visit in two months. Conveniently located next to theaters. Lots of free self parking. Enthusiastic and energetic servers. Large portions to share and take home. Flavor only average. Fun decor. Join their mailing list for coupons. Buy discount gift cards at Costco.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“good food and lots of it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

was a very enjoyable experience and we also enjoyed the family type food and the overall experience would definitely bring us back
would love to see this type of restaurant in my home town

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Digby, Canada
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Crowded, noisy, and fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Also, the food's pretty good. Everything is served family style, so the quantities are large and meant for sharing. Even then, you could be bringing some home. The prices are a bit on the high side, but overall it's worth a visit. This location is next to the Ward Entertainment Center's 16-plex movie theater, so it makes "dinner and a movie" pretty easy.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Myntrav
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