Buca di Beppo - Seattle

3.6
947 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Child Friendly
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 244-2288
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Martin Garcia
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Catering
Buca di Beppo’s catering is perfect for all occasions, and can be delivered to your door or picked up from our restaurant. We specialize in catering for large and small groups, with convenient and value priced packages with something for everyone. You can choose from our set catering packages or you can customize any combination of pasta, entrees, salads or desserts. At your next business gathering, order delicious Italian food versus the usual boring sandwiches and salads. From birthdays, weddings, graduations and more, let Buca do the work by preparing your meal, while you enjoy good company. Your order includes everything you need- plates, napkins, utensils, bread, butter, and condiments are included. Please allow up to 3 hours for same day delivery. Call 844-EAT-BUCA to order today or learn more at bucadibeppo.com/catering.
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Cross Street
Westlake Ave North and Roy Street
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Parking Details
Some street parking is available after 6pm - please ensure you read the signs posted. There is also a paid parking lot on 9th Ave N. and Roy Street in the red brick building owned by Diamond Parking. The other parking options are across the street at the lake with a couple blocks of walking.
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Special Events & Promotions
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 947 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on 6 August 2018

How can an Italian restaurant run out of olive oil? When we asked for bread and olive oil, we were told that the restaurant was "out of olive oil". Thinking there must have been a misunderstanding, we asked another server if it was true that the restaurant was out of olive oil, and she confirmed it. So we had our bread with balsamic vinegar only. Since they continued to serve the full menu (including our dinner), presumably Buca di Beppo only reheats previously-cooked food. Maybe that's why this Buca no longer walks customers through the kitchen?

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1.0Dined on 18 July 2018

We were so excited to go back to Buca. The food has always been great and the staff, so fun! This time we waited for 20 minutes for a table that we had reserved and the restaurant was basically empty. (5:45 on a weekday) The hostess could have cared less that we were there and though the waiter was very nice he struggled with 2 tables. Maybe he was new? No worries. The most concerning part was the food. Not good and way over priced. I am not sure if any prices were raised (doubt it) but the point is that you don’t notice the price when the food is good. When the food is bad you cringe at $29 noodles. Our total for 5 people was over $240 with no drinks and no dessert. WTH? We chose not to take anything home. Even though we have enjoyed Buca in the past this night was a deal breaker. If we are going to drive into Seattle for dinner it needs to be worth it. Lastly this was a birthday celebration that the waiter forgot to acknowledge. Bummer.
Ciao, Buca!

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Fabulous, as usual! A bit pricey so not a spot we go to regularly but fun with groups!

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Great food and reasonable price... for Seattle area anyway....

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Great place

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2.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Extremely overpriced for what you get! Food was good but seriously...$45 for a giant bowl of spaghetti.

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1.0Dined on 5 July 2018

We ordered kids pizza and they didn't arrive for over 1.5 hours after we paid our bill and were walking out.

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1.0Dined on 1 July 2018

so embarrassed that I invited friends here. hostess greeted us with big frown and big attitude. place was half empty and they couldn't accommodate our group of 7 until our reservation time at 7:30 pm (about 20 minutes). Service super slow, at the bar and employees yelling at one another, glasses and dishes broken and blaming others. Had to leave dining table to go get another drink as server didn't come back for so long. Altogether pathetic experience, will never return and never have another group event there.

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3.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Overpriced for what you get. The family style portions, where the bread and salad really inflate the bill, are actually less food than a typical serving at say an Olive Garden, which is a better value and similar quality. The staff is extra helpful, attentive, and courteous.

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2.0Dined on 24 June 2018

What's the hurry? From the moment we were seated we felt rushed. Ordered the Caprese salad was good but had to ask for olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The lasagna was ok, but would have tasted better if it was made with Italian sausage instead of tasteless ground beef. Mozzarella bread was good, but several pieces were burned on the bottom. Chocolate cake was dry but the frosting was decadent. And $6 for a small cup of coffee? Hey! This isn't Starbuck's!

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1.0Dined on 17 June 2018

We had not been since the remodel and had enjoyed our experiences in the past... took 10-15 mins once seated to be greeted and bring water. Food was medicore and over priced for what it was. Ordered a drink which ended up costing $15 and tasted like kool-aid (couldn’t taste any alcohol). Tables were beyond close together, could hear everything easily from tables at both sides and couldn’t get up and out without hitting another table. Overall will not be returning.

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3.0Dined on 17 June 2018

The service was okay, it could have been better, we were celebrating an early Father’s Day. But overall it was an good experience. The bathroom traffic could have been monitored better too crowded to get to the bathroom.

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1.0Dined on 10 June 2018

I was disappointed to learn that buca is not friendly for people with allergies. I can not have dairy and I informed the waiter. He assured me my meal did not. Mid way through dinner I became ill. We had to leave our dinner party abruptly, it was a carb load party before the Seattle half marathon. I immediately called the manager to see if anything had dairy. She was nice and confirmed that it had not. I asked her if the dish/pasta had whey or casein (milk proteins) she said it probably did. I tried to explain that they were part of a dairy allergy, I don’t think she fully understood because she repeated our dish was dairy free. I really hope that they start to offer a allergy free menu.

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

All was really good with the exception of the draft beer being flat because of a CO2 problem. Bartender was good and replaced with a bottle of the same beer.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

We had ten people for a graduation dinner. My son received his PhD from UW. We had the BEST time at Buca di Beppo in Seattle. All but 2 of the people are of Italian descent so it was like being at Mama's for dinner. It was very crowded but the waiters kept smiling and serving us our delicious dinner with lots of vino!

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1.0Dined on 9 June 2018

We were turned away even though most tables were empty because the restaurant was expecting a large group. We waited several minutes to speak with manager then decided to leave.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

It was our first time here and we loved it! We met a group of friends that we hadn't seen in a long time and it was a great experience. Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

I've eaten at Bucca di Beppo before and always enjoyed it. I still do though it's not as kitschy as it used to be. The food was very good and our party of four had a good time. Our server Greg/Fluffy was super, did an upsell on one of our choices that was perfect. In spite of it being a busy Prom night, he was attentive without hovering and never ignored us. I'm very glad I dismissed some recent 'not so good' reviews and chose to eat there. We were not disappointed. I thought the prices a little high, but then I haven't eaten in Downtown Seattle in some time so I guess it's the norm now.

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4.0Dined on 14 May 2018

A pleasant experience. Always seems a bit pricey for standard Italian food but we knew what to expect. Wasn’t our first Buca experience.

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3.0Dined on 14 May 2018

I choose Buca for a Mother's Day dinner this year. We were seated promptly in the upstairs area of the restaurant which was conducive to larger parties. It was quite empty which seemed strange for Mother's Day. Unfortunately the service was slow considering the number of people that were there. However the food was quite good. Basic Italian in quantities to feed an army. This is their style; big and bigger. As long as you know that you order appropriately, which we did not thus the food provided a meal for the next night as well. For 7 including two light eating youngsters the bill was almost $50 per person including the tip, which was not what I was expecting to pay. We drank lightly, but overdid the desserts.

The net of it is if you want a substantial Italian meal Buca will work for you.

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3.0Dined on 14 May 2018

Normally, Bucca di Beppo is one of my favorites, so I took my mom, who had never been there for Mother's Day. We waited for quite some time, had our food and drinks picked out and no one came to greet us; the most surprising part was even though it was Mother's Day, it wasn't busy. There were some servers talking, so I asked them to please send someone over. The garlic bread was awesome, the pasta was good, but was cold in spots. When I've been to Bucca in the past, the ambiance has been really fun and inviting and it didn't feel that way this time. Not sure that I will return.

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

Great food, good atmosphere and the waitress was awesome. We had a really good time. Made my mother's day special.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Awesome service and food was great. Celebrated my daughters 10th Birthday with family and friends... will definitely go back for more celebrations!

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Service was very slow. Fried food items were very greasy. Prosciutto stuffed chicken was dry and amazingly somewhat bland. Manicotti was actually pretty good though.

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2.0Dined on 28 April 2018

This restaurant is located near the Museum of History and one can walk several blocks over to the waterfront and the center for wooden boats. The parking is non-existent. On street parking is always full. We paid $12 for 2 hours parking nearby. The food quality was average. A basket of cheesy bread is $15 and small entrees average $30. The best item was the pear apple gargonzola salad.

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1.0Dined on 7 April 2018

As always, we love the Buca...not the 100% perfect or best Italian food ever had, but each dish is tasty and filling. Service from Richelle was excellent, with one exception. This is very strange, but feel it must be addressed. The complimentary bread they serve with meals never came out, so I asked for it. Apparently there was some misunderstanding, because ultimately we got charged for 2 orders of appetizer Garlic Bread instead of the complimentary bread basket I had been asking for. $28!!! This restaurant is not cost effective, it's family style and very expensive. I enjoyed a Peach Bellini (champagne and fruit puree) and they were $12 each!! You know they aren't made with Dom Perignon, so that seems high, but it's Seattle and you expect over-inflated prices. But---why would anyone knowingly or actually order bread as a side appetizer, when they give you garlic bread with the meals??? I called the Manager to inquire about this overcharge immediately following our exit, as we were in town for only 3 days and I felt it was worth calling about. She took my name and number and said she'd investigate and call me back. I never heard from her again and I'm very disappointed. This is WRONG. Richelle was great, excellent and attentive, but she told us she was new to town and I cannot help but wonder if she forgot about the bread or what...when she asked me if I wanted Garlic Bread or Cheesy Garlic Bread...I didn't really understand or know what she meant, as I expected THE COMPLIMENTARY GARLIC BREAD THAT NORMALLY IS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE. We had a baby and needed some noshy item to keep her occupied. So disappointed. :(

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

What a great surprise! A small place at the corner of a street that offers delicious meals.

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2.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Hadn't been to Buca in a while. They did some serious remodeling since my last visit, and I have to say it wasn't for the better. I liked the restaurant when it was darker inside and had more little nooks to hide out in. It feels more open now and seems to have more windows than I remember, which takes away from the intimate atmosphere. Being an Italian who grew up on pasta I'd say their food is fine but not great (the beer selection is horrible). There were 3 of us and we got 3 dishes, all small size. We shared the antipasto salad, the spaghetti and meatballs and the fettuccini alfredo. My biggest problem was the value for what we got. Not price necessarily, but value. While they portions are large, at an average of $30 for the small size they aren't *that* big for what you're paying. They say the small serves 2-3 people, but they must be including children because we easily finished everything and could have eaten more. Our waiter was great and the food came out very quickly. Oddly that seemed to take away from the value because with drinks (just two, one beer and one glass of wine) we ended up with a $150 bill and we were done in about an hour. Bottom line for me is that it had the atmosphere and food quality of a mid-low tier Italian place but with high end prices. Not sure I would go back anytime soon.

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1.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Horrible service.

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5.0Dined on 12 March 2018

Had a party of 14 for lunch and everything went as well as expected!

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4.0Dined on 2 March 2018

lots of fun here. we were greeted at the door and engaged in conversation by the staff at the front while we waited. we had informed them that it was our first time, they remembered us on our way out and asked how we'd liked it. Service was good and quick. Server was very informative with the choices on the menu. BIG portions, the four of us were easily able to share a salad and pasta dish meant for 2 - 3 people. love the ambiance. would definitely recommend this to friends.

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4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Good gluten free options available. The chicken saltimbocca is great and we always enjoy the broccoli Romano. Service is good and the location is convenient. Overall, a good experience.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Always a good time for kitchy Italian chain food. But they need to get warmer lighting. Flourecent white lighting is a bummer for any restaurant.

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3.0Dined on 26 January 2018

As a long Time Beppo customer- 18 years- was looking forward to this visit as we no longer live in a town with one. Unfortunately as much as I wanted it to be great, it really fell short this visit: value, service and atmosphere.
Value- prices have gone up significantly with a basic spaghetti and meatballs now crowding $30 and $22 for a small ceasar- lettuce and croutons mind you. This must be taking a toll as the place was far from full on a Friday night. What was peculiar was even though it wasn’t busy, it took at least a half- hour to get drinks and place an order. Another 15 minutes to come back with the check to sign.

We will be back as we enjoy the food and is a family tradition, but hope this location improves and shared the same commitment we have to going, or the next trip may unfortunately be our last.

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4.0Dined on 21 January 2018

Not a restaurant suitable for just 2 people. No options for small portions. They need to indicate that it is only family style on their website. Would be a great place for 4 or more people.

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3.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Stunningly poor service. Server seemed to be working hard but couldn’t get caught up. Management seemed to be the issue and was really non-existent. Like Buca but this was brutal

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Perfect. Food was better than I remembered.

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1.0Dined on 12 January 2018

There was no close parking, food was luke warm.. Not fresh tasting, wait staff was sloppy. Will not return

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4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

We went on New Years and it was crazy busy but we were seated fairly quickly (within 10 mins after our reservation time). Biggest complaint was parking, or the lack therof. Horrible. Service was excellent. Food was good except for the chocolate chip cannoli dessert...AWFUL. Cheesecake was a bit rich too. The chocolate brownie sundae was a huge hit! Delicious!!! And we love the meatballs. The flashing cups were a hit with the kids too. Overall we had a very fun and enjoyable New Years dinner and we'd do it again!

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1.0Dined on 25 December 2017

We are visiting Seattle and had bad experience with food for the first 2 days, I have been to bucca di beppo before and thinking that can't go wrong with Pizza, we ordered pizza, guess what Bucca Di Beppo managed to screw up the pizza completely. Not to mention there was a long wait even though we had made a reservation for 8:00 pm, we got our table late. There was a huge huge wait time to get our food and pizza arrived uncooked and full of dry flour, despite me being super hungry, it was the worst pizza so ever I have had so far. Costcos pizza is better than them. It was my wife's first time there and took her there on my recommendation, total let down.

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