Buca di Beppo - Albany

4.2
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555 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Albany, NY then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Work up an appetite shopping at Colonie Center then pop across Wolf Road to dine on all of your Italian favorites at the Albany, NY Buca di Beppo. At Buca we’re serving up authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas for lunch and dinner every day. We’re everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant, because we pay attention to the details that keep all our guests coming back for more, like portions big enough to conquer the heartiest of appetites and making every guest feel like family. Our semi-private dining rooms are perfect for all your celebrations and gatherings, so make a reservation today! Also, if you need to feed a hungry crowd at your home or another venue, we offer a variety of catering options to suit your needs. Stop by your Colonie Buca for a delicious Italian meal and make all of your dining and catering reservations while you’re here.
What 555 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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3.9
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate Father’s Day with a few family members. How service provider was Jesse. He did a wonderful job. He was informative , suggestive and entertaining. He was very helpful and super sweet. Oh and he will make you laugh and smile. He is very attentive and kept us informed about our order and the status of what was available. We had a awesome time. The food was wonderful. Please try the penne ala vodka with shrimp it is my favorite dish and the chef did a wonderful job. Hats off to the chef and the staff at Bucca. We shall see you soon

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 25 June 2020

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback about our local team. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and are happy that reflected on your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service here. Glad to be able to dine-in again!

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MarianneP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Everyone was so friendly!

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a blast with our famiglia! Come back to see us again soon!

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AnneB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We totally forgot they are family-style and my husband and I wanted to east some Italian. He is gluten-free so he had to order one dish and me, a second. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and the meatballs were huge and good but the pasta was bland and had barely any sauce. The drink I ordered was too sugary and so I ended up getting a glass of wine after that. It cost us over $130 and afterwards, we remarked we would eat at a higher-end place next time for that kind of money. They really could market themselves better and get more folks in if they had smaller portions available too. We noted very few cars there when we drove in. Our fault for not remembering the huge $$$ portions meant for family.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 9 March 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat!!! So much food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Restaurant was dirty and tired looking. The main vestibule was very busy. Couldn’t even walk through to make your way to the attendant. Super loud. Service was OK. Food was super expensive. It was good. BUT not great. I don’t think I would come back to this restaurant. Too much waiting. Too expensive. Not worth it.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 18 February 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing....I believe her name was Damsca she did an amazing job.

We had a coupon in which admittedly did not read the fine print. The coupon said for Indiana only. The manager of the restaurant came over and was what seemed to us like talking down to us because we tried to use the coupon she came off very rude. Our server gets a 5 out of 5 though.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 6 January 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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RobbinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They use to have a bigger menu on Christmas. Very limited menu, disappointing. Basically spaghetti, parm dishes and pizza

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 28 December 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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WynneG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was very crowded so that made it noisy. I'm sure that's why the service was a little slow too. But the food was excellent! Family style didn't really work well for us because of dietary restrictions and 2 picky eaters. I would recommend for large groups though.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 28 December 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great waitress and excellent service for Christmas Eve. Was not as crowded at 7:30 as I expected. This was the first time at this chain. I really liked the decor.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 6 January 2020

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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SheilahB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday. Food was great and so was our waiter.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 9 December 2019

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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PatG
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service for a large family group with small kids. Price was high for the food quality. Drink prices were very high

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 1 December 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipStargazer
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went to Bucca di Beppo for their Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Very sad to find out that at 4:00 they were out of turkey!
They did substitute a baked chicken with the regular sides. Chicken was very dry.
Waitress was great.
Wine prices are extremely high.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 4 December 2019

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall good. Restaurant was packed due to holiday but food was not delayed. Staff was pleasant considering how crazy it was.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 1 December 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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IanD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a last minute gathering for a larger group of people and Buca di Beppo was very accomidating. The food was good, and served family style which was very helpful for this particular gathering. The value was good overall considering the number of people gathered for a work meal.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 18 November 2019

Thank you, Ian. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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Lcartisano1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dimaxia our waitress made our 22 anniversary extra special with the care and kindness she provided. We drove 2 hours every year to celebrate there and every year we are treated amazing thank you Bucca and Dimaxia
Sincerely Joe and Lisa C

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DavidO
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The portion size is huge. We went as a group 8 people. We ordered 2 large meals to share and there was still way too much food. Food was delicious, service was great.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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Desiree
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Demaxia(May be spelling her name wrong- sorry!) was OUTSTANDING!!!!! 5 star service. She made my birthday amazing. Can’t thank her enough! When we go back we will be asking for her!

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 26 August 2019

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion, Desiree! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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vipJos1234
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Family style food was good, enjoyed dinner with 10. Easy online reservations. No one was dining there.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 20 August 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipElizabethS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AWESOME, the ambiance is very Italian and the service is great! =)

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 8 August 2019

Elizabeth, thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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viphoyhoy
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A fun way to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it!

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Henrie
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and our server was pleasant and very accommodating.

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FrankM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great Mother’s Day family gathering with amazing food and service.

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Mazz
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dinner, service and ambiance.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the staff were great, the ambiance, is the location...everything was perfect. We were a party of 12 and everything was perfect. Thank you and we will be back !!

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vipmacc
Miami
142 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca di Beppo has become my "go to" place to take family when they're in town. The food is always plentiful and tasty, the service good, and the ambiance is terrific.

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vipShannonJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service. They aren't kidding about the family style servings. Come hungry or be ready to leave with leftovers

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall only issue was one dish was cold. They took it back and reheated it.

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Markie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I can’t emphasize how wonderful our waiter and our waitstaff was. We came here for our first date 13 yrs ago and again for our rehearsal dinner 6yrs ago. Maybe I’m getting old but prices are getting crazy here. Food is great service is super. Prices are a bit expensive for sure

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vipBillw216
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

For a chain, the food was better than average. A bit expensive for the quality. Service was adequate. The family style service is good for larger groups.

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Gigi
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Buca is a favorite of mine for special occasions. I was however disappointed that I did not get the Pope room as requested for my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A little over priced for the quality and quantity but we did enjoy the the family style eating; the marinara was not acidy and service was pleasant. I ordered a wine which arrived in a tumbler glass which I did not like. A very average experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

An overpriced chain

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JenniferP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Options on Christmas were limited. The restaurant was very cold and dirty. The food was done and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays and Christmas Eve dinner

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RickR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the opportunity to take my Daughter and her Husband for their first time...They along with my wife just love this place...Great food...

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vipMaureenH
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great party restaurant. Sharing plates allow everyone to try a bit of a number of dishes. Very good value and very family friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious for the whole family!
Next time we’re in Albany, we’ll be dining there.

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MaryRoseG
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Family tradition brings us back every Thanksgiving weekend.

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vipMaryB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a Thanksgiving dinner reservation at Buca at 5:45 pm since my husband and I were both working on this day so letting someone else do the cooking seemed like a good idea. Upon ordering our Thanksgiving turkey dinner we were informed by our server that they had already run out of turkey but could substitute chicken. At the end of the meal when it was time for the pumpkin pie - big surprise - they had run out of that also and were substituting cannolis. Our server seemed visibly frustrated at having to tell table after table that they had run out of the meal most of us had come out to order - the traditional turkey dinner. She stated it wasn’t the fault of their local management for not ordering enough turkey but a “corporate” decision how much to provide each location. I don’t care “why” - I just was looking forward to a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving.

I enjoy going to Buca for an Italian meal - consistently good dining experience - but I felt very much let down by our experience on Thanksgiving this year.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on 26 November 2018

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and would like to get in touch with you.

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Buca di Beppo - Albany does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Albany also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 459-2822.

Buca di Beppo - Albany is rated 4.2 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

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