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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 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rotterdam, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a chain, but it does not feel like one. The food is family style, so it is cheaper than most restaurants. All the food I have tried is AMAZING, the staff is friendly, the atmosphere is inviting. And, the cake. That cake is possibly the best thing i have ever eaten. Easily the best chocolate cake ever. I... More 

Thank hcnye
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant multiple times. One time our stuffed shells were cold. Last time two different wait staff tried to take our orders and were unaware of who the other person was trying to take our table from them. The mimosas are good, but best to just order the carafe. Over all, decent chain Italian food.

Thank Lyndsay M
Saratoga, ny
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We sat in a booth and was waited on promptly. We ordered our meal starting with a delicious chopped antipasti and followed by chicken parm with a side of spaghetti. The food was good, a little pricey for 3 pieces of chicken. They charged $8.00 for a side of spaghetti which my husband ate all by himself...portion was small. The... More 

Thank Jan M
Albany, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My brother brought my mother and I here for lunch. The food was awesome! They serve family style, so a small serves 3 people with left overs to bring home. Of course if I could, I would've eaten it all myself, it was so very good. Service was great, prices were not bad at all for such large servings. My... More 

Thank MooseHollowFarm
Bearsville, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Enough food to feed a hungry family like ours. There are always leftovers. There is something for everyone; no one leaves hungry or disappointed. The selections are so varied; lots of pasta dishes, but plenty for meat lovers as well. Prices seem high, but look at what you're getting.

Thank gvanbaaren
Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had chicken Marsala, a bit sweet for my tastes. At $25 for 3 pieces of chicken and some bread (you get no sides, no pasta, no salad) a poor value. Service was fine. Place is pleasant.

Thank wiibep
Spencertown, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We come here for family gatherings a few times a year -- the huge portions at Joe's Basement (a loose translation of Buca Di Beppo) work perfectly for sharing, especially if you like classic southern-Italian food. Every dish is a hit, seems truly homemade (not "restaurant-y") and extremely tasty and satisfying. Even left-over, the food only gets better. Best hiring... More 

Thank Simplyshawn
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love Buca in Orlando where I'm from and the food in NY did not disappoint. The service was excellent as well. My only complaint was the little lamp on the wall in our booth and well as the photo frames nearby look as if they never seen a swifter since the place opened.

Thank Belinda A
Niskayuna, New York
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We had a family gathering at the Albany Buca di Beppo (wow...that name is so hard to pronounce!) and overall we enjoyed it. I very much liked their model of being able to seat large groups with family style service. We ordered the antipasto which was very good. Like my mother would make. We also ordered spaghetti and meatballs as... More 

Thank KathleenCooks
Albany, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Buca di Beppo is a family-friendly place that serves great Italian food. It serves large portions (to share), and is definitely worth its value! I'd recommend Buca to friends.

Thank Anonymous A

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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, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?