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19075 Interstate 45 S, Shenandoah, TX 77385-8704 (Research Forest Drive)
+1 936-321-6262
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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La Marque, Texas
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to this restaurant will be my last. The "family" sized entrees are fine if your family all want the same thing. The chicken marsala tasted like maple syrup. We had to ask twice for bread...three times for butter...and twice for the dessert menu.

Thank Muffee B
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

First and last time I would eat at this restaurant. Everyone in my group got sick after eating here.

Thank Sand829
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I think the best thing here is the salad with fruit and nuts. We have been here several times. The food isn't bad, just now fabulous. The portion sizes generally prevent one from trying multiple items. We frequent Italian places. This one is not on our radar at all.

Thank Mark D
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best Italian Food I have ever ate. Love the atmosphere and the employees are so nice and their service is excellent. If you ever get a chance to eat in the Kitchen - it is a must do because you are tucked into a large round booth that can hold about 8 people and you have full view... More 

Thank Ronda T
Kensington, Maryland
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129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Buca di Beppo is known as being great for groups, with each dish made to feed three to five people. It takes a consensus to order. We enjoyed fairly standard Italian fare, ranging from baked ziti to linguine frutti di mare. We also enjoyed salad and delicious bread. All was tasty and good quality, including the cannoli and tiramisu for... More 

Thank Aquazoo
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Disappointed again.. went there for dinner with our extended family and the Penne with Vodka Sauce was so spicy this time no one could eat it and our chicken dish was overcooked, so they compensated with a tray of pasta to go.. which we later discovered to be dry, with no sauce at all. Emails from management tell me they'll... More 

Thank Lisa D
San Antonio, Texas
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Go hungry ! So this place is more suited for groups portions are made for 2-3 for the small and 4-5 for large so keep that in mind when looking at pricing. Quality is great fresh and full of flavor. Meatball are the size of softballs. Staff was nice restaurant clean

Thank scubachef88
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I love the family style meals! We get fried mozerella almost every visit. The kids loved the spaghetti and meatballs. Don't forget a colossal brownie sundae for dessert!

Thank kjhicks1
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Checked Trip Advisor for how good Buca was for Thanksgiving & sounded like they did a fine job. NOT! Never had such dried out turkey! Green beans way far under cooked. Marina sauce on pasta was nothing more than a can of diced tomatoes. Marsala chicken was made with vinegar not wine. Saltimbocca as dried out as turkey. Oh heavens,... More 

Thank Sandy C
Artesia, New Mexico
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166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Family gathering for Thanksgiving rather than cook at home this year. Waiter Lucas was excellent, very attentive. We ordered traditional Holiday Faire. It was great, some fantastic sausage stuffing. Portion sizes were spot on with exception of desert. We also ordered a platter of Chicken Saltimbocca which was above average. I was disappointed that the holiday meal was not served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 19075 Interstate 45 S, Shenandoah, TX 77385-8704
    (Research Forest Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Shenandoah
  • Phone Number: +1 936-321-6262
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?