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  • First Review
    December 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 24, 2014
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SometimeNY's Reviews
 
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.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Glad I gave this a second chance
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2013
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was my second visit in a 5 day period. I first was invited for a group dinner hosted by my boss and except for the dessert, the experience with the food was not that great. The appetizers were ok but the entrees were not quite right. My family came to join me for the weekend and the reality is it is difficult to find availability for these types of restaurants in NYC during the height of the holiday season. We tried two other similar establishments in midtown and they were all booked for the weekend. I decided to give this another chance and was pleasantly surprised. The odd thing about this place though is in both instances we had reservations on Open Table and although one can see available tables in the restaurant, the hostess always makes you wait 5-10 minutes. How about they seat you immediately?
Anyway, I was glad we gave this another try. The calamari was crunchy and delicious. The pasta was cooked right - first time was too al dente. The meatballs were delicious, so was the lasagna. Other reviews said they put too much sauce in the pasta. This time there was too little sauce in our spaghetti.
All in all, I think it was a good relaxing lunch experience before heading out into the hustle and bustle of Times Square.
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Dined on 12/20/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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