Buca di Beppo - Albany

4.1
535 reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 535 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.9
Service
3.8
Ambience
4.0
Value
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vipRobert
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and wonderful service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Peter was great and the food was perfect. We’re eating the leftovers for Thanksgiving dinner tonight!

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vip51foodie
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Staff tried to do their best but clearly were overwhelmed with too many guests for the limited staff.

The management should only seat the number of people they can provide adequate service. I assume the kitchen was also short staff and the quality of the chicken parm was so poor, I should have sent it back. But after waiting so long we just wanted to get out.

A customer had waited for over an hour for a pizza and was told they couldn’t make his pizza.

At the very least - warn people when they come in that it will take very long to get their order taken and served.

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Islander
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing meal for a party of 8. Food was amazing - service was wonderful - glad they were able to accommodate us!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Buca di Beppo was wonderful, accommodating our large group. Everything from service to food was excellent!

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on October 16, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipjennifer
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

We came here with our son and his friends from college. The food is mediocre Italian with a limited menu and the atmosphere is kitch. This place makes olive garden sound like an authentic Italian eatery. Don’t bother coming here.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on September 12, 2021

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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TomG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good and the service was excellent the staff was very accommodating.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipMitchellH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just great! Quality food and giant portions in a very cool atmosphere. It’s a “go to” and everything tastes amazing

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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vipMitchellH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and nice staff served family style

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Previous experiences were always great. On this return visit our food was lukewarm, and we waited a while for it although we were only a party of three. I may chalk this up to what appeared to be low staff levels but I am not sure I’ll return.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future.

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ColleenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a group of 6 and the food was great, however we’re

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank 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. We hope you come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Tonight I was not a fan. Side room was freezing. Menu has been significantly cut down.Caesar Salad was watery Carbonara was luke warm at best.
The chianti might have been the saving grace but at $18 a glass, there was no saving anything.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on July 16, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

We've been to Bucca several times, over the years. This is the first time I'm Albany. It was disappointing. The prices were extreme for a skimpy pour of wine and food the was generic (mediocre flavored, pasta wasn't well drained, and they've clearly changed some of the recipes since our last visit.) :-( I've always looked forward to Bucca, but I don't know if we'll go back.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on July 16, 2021

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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lovestoeat
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Not bad. The food is way overpriced; don't be fooled by their menu. The restaurant had a bit of a foul smell to it like "old butter" and it felt like it needed a good cleaning. The people were very nice; the pasta was decent but the sauce needs work.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on June 28, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Service was very poor and we were informed there was no Bartender that evening. Waitress had no idea what drinks were available nor did she mention you could scan the menu to get the full list of drinks/wine/beer

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on June 28, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your dining experience on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We'll be sure to share your review and feedback with our management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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Yummy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is always excellent and the waitress was excellent also.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on June 22, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Haven’t visited since COVID shutdown and was sadly disappointed. Food seemed to be over cooked, dry and a burnt taste to the sauce. Used to be our favorite birthday spot and now we’re not sure we’ll visit again. Understanding the staffing and lack of help makes sense for the service and wait time but not the quality of the food.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on June 22, 2021

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

The server pushed to upsell us to a $45 shared drink but never mentioned it was that expensive and it turned out to taste like coolaid, lots of sugar no alcohol. The server did warn us the kitchen was running behind but it took ninety minutes for our entrees to come. Meanwhile there were pickup orders going out the door fast. When the entrees finally arrived they could have been cooked a bit longer and one entree was much cooler than the other 2 we ordered. The side of broccoli tasted like boiled frozen vegetable overcooked. I nearly fell out of my chair when the bill came for $280 for 5 people before tip. Terrible experience and no management to be found in the warehouse sized space of the restaurant much less one stopping by to ask how were were during the two hour and forty five minute meal (fifteen minutes of which was actually eating the entrees that were subpar).

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ROSEA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We had a reservation for 6. We were immediately seated. Our drinks weee places within 10-15 min and our food order was placed within 20 min. It took almost 2 hrs for our food to arrive ans it wasn’t cooked. Our drinks were gone, nobody checked on us the entire time we weee there and the bill was OUTRAGOUS!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on February 26, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Got Seated 45 minutes after our reservation time, food took an hour and 15 minutes to come out and wasn’t even that great.

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SusanV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

It took forever to get our food they said they were 45 minutes behind for our 5:30 reservations but we were there 3&1/2 hours they we trying to be nice brought us bread an salad but the kids got hungry and tired .

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ColeS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

As it was Valentine's day, we had made a reservation for 5:15 but was not sat until 5:45 because they were "running behind on reservations". If you are so booked, then you should probably stop doing so much take out because the entire lobby was full of people crammed together waiting for take out food and to be seated.

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AndreaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delicious. This was our first time visiting and it was an extremely pleasant evening. The food, decor, etc was amazing. We chose the special and they made the lasagna into heart shape for valentines day ❤️We will definitely be back.

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RobertH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Expensive, but very good service and food quality.

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Danielle
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Slow and quiet night but staff was friendly and attentive

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family style Italian food at a really great price, fun pictures all over the wall, and the friendliest staff I’ve ever had the pleasure of being served by.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on October 29, 2020

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipChristheB
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a consistent meal, with more than enough to take home for a few more meals. Buy one, Take one is a great deal as well.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on September 23, 2020

We appreciate you dining with us. We're glad you're enjoying our special September offers. Come back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an extraordinary place. The amount of decorations they have is crazy and looks very cool.
The food was good, drinks just average, but the service was amazing!

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you! We're glad you love the restaurant and enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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grandmaj
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food! We used to drive from spencerport to Pittsburgh about 4 hours just to eat there. Then saw in Albany!😊

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal at Buca. Sad to see it less full due to Covid restrictions but still a friendly, enjoyable atmosphere.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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viphoyhoy
77 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day meal was
Great

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 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 June 25, 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
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MarianneP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Everyone was so friendly!

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on March 9, 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
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 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 March 9, 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 February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat!!! So much food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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 February 18, 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
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

One of the boys wanted to try this place for his birthday. The portion sizes are huge as expected. However, it was impossible to find our server where we were seated.

Buca di Beppo - Albany
Responded on April 14, 2021

We're sorry to hear our service was not at it's best during your visit. We will be sure to work with our server team to improve on this. We appreciate you reaching out and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 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 January 6, 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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FAQs

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

Buca di Beppo - Albany is rated 4.1 stars by 535 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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