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Buca di Beppo

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44 Wolf Rd, Colonie, NY 12205-2635 (Central Avenue)
+1 518-459-2822
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Albany, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious food. Restaurant is good for couples and large groups. Great choice on holidays. I'll be getting take out for Christmas dinner.

Thank ralphfatato
Albany, New York
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time dining in at this establishment and it won't be my last. The service/hostess was very friendly right off the bat. I was waiting to meet someone and I was the early one. The hostess offered to get me a glass of water if I was thirsty and a chance to look over the menu while I waited.... More 

Thank William O
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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341 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ate at the table closest to the kitchen and had lots of attention from the wait staff. The family style pasta was an experience that I had not had before. I got to pick the ingredients for the pasta dish. The large amount was really too much for the 4 of us because we ordered a small Lasagna as... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We came here as a large group for a hotel conference and they were able to accommodate us perfectly. We ordered family styles and basically just had a little bit of everything. The decor of this place is very interesting. We even did a retake pic of the ladies eating spaghetti in the back of the restaurant. The ladies bathroom... More 

Thank athemermaidd
Morrisonville, NY
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited Buca for the first (and last) time on Columbus Day Weekend. The food wasn't bad but was terribly overpriced. Many Italian restaurants include a side of salad and garlic bread with your meal or at a nominal upcharge. Adding these sides to our $23 plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs for two doubled the bill. I definitely wouldn't have... More 

Thank xcitableboi
Panama City, Florida
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

They serve nice salads and pasta dishes. It is family style so get a few different things and share.

Thank Lisa C
Shelburne, Vermont
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Buca always delivers excellent food and service. The "small" family sized dinners are a great way to share multiple entrees with your group. The raviolis and chicken parm are standouts. The service exceeds other local chain restaurants. Value is good, and you will usually leave with a take-out bag.

Thank VTBrigade
Johnson City, New York
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Not crazy about the family style menu. Wasn't that great considering the high price. Interesting building couldn't find my way out if I drank too much

Thank KimberlyMKA
Zeeland, MI
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471 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Buca di Beppo was close to our motel and we had heard good things about this restaurant. We were seated immediately and all the waitstaff were very friendly. We were warned that the servings were large. The entree was good, but not outstanding. The salad was very tasty. Quite an expensive meal; perhaps better with a big group.

Thank ZeelandScoutMom
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Food was decent-nothing amazing. Waitress was good-no issues until after the bill when I saw that I was overcharged and forgot to let the waitress know asap due to a large party I was with. The problem lies with Sam who was rude and argumentative regarding the small refund. He actually asked me for names and numbers to figure out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Wolf Rd, Colonie, NY 12205-2635
    (Central Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: CDTA Bus Stop on Wolf Road and Central.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Colonie
  • Phone Number: +1 518-459-2822
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?