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Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg

4.3
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656 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. In the middle of all of Gaithersburg’s parks and lakes, sits the best Italian restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD, Buca di Beppo! Our Chevy Chase Street and Center Point Way location makes sure that every guest feels like family the moment they walk in the door. Our staff provides stellar service and our specially trained chefs produce mouthwatering creations that are sure to delight. When you want authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas served in family style portions, there’s really no other choice! If you have special events coming up on your calendar, book a semi-private dining room or let us provide the catering. We have several catering packages full of everyone’s favorites or you can customize a package to your exact needs. Regardless of the event or celebration, your Gaithersburg Buca has got you covered! Make your reservations or come in today!

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  • CELEBRATE WORLD PASTA MONTH!

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020
    Enjoy 3 new pasta dishes for World Pasta Month – Only for a Limited Time! Twirl your fork in celebration of authentic flavors in 3 new pasta dishes, available during World Pasta Month thru October 31st – Shrimp Farfalle // Sausage Rigatoni Rustica // Wild Mushroom & Pancetta Tortellini. Valid for Dine In or To Go. Ends 10/31/2020.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 656 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSparky
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Family style type entrees. One small sized salad & one small chicken marsala (3 pieces)
and nothing else, came to 78.00 including gratuity. A little steep for the amount of food you get.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 15 September 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRobR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an appetizer of the chicken wings - very juicy with a great dip. The antipasti was excellent. Really enjoyed the chicken prosciutto. They do have a limited beer selection at this point.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as it allows us to improve. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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BeachBum
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Normally we would have plenty to take home but we ate everything and only had one doggie bag. The chicken limone and bruschetta are our favorites. The chicken just melts in your mouth and the bruschetta is just the right mix of tomatoes mozzarella and onions on a light crispy toast. When you get it, pull all the toast out of the decorative glass so it wont get soggy by the end. Love it! :)

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 9 September 2020

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipLIEK
Miami
115 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a great family fun experience! Our food was delicious and our server was very attentive.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 17 February 2020

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Rexter
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It has been over two years since my wife and I have gone to Buca di Beppo.The restaurant in Waldorf Maryland did not survive for some Unknown reason. We visited that restaurant every couple months so when we saw the advertisements for Valentine’s Day we decided it was time to make a drive up to Gaithersburg to experience the good food again. The trip was worth every minute of our time. We realize because of Valentines it would be a little bit busy, However our Waiter made every effort to ensure that we had a good experience from recommending quality drinks to sharing meals that would be memorable. It’s safe to say that we will revisit the Gaithersburg restaurant in the future as well as recommend to our friends to enjoy an experience that is good for anyone.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 17 February 2020

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed Valentine's Day with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Valentines Day meal

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 18 February 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 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Friendly place. Each plate feeds 3 or 5 people and food is tasty.

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Responded on 4 February 2020

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

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DougBolst
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! We’ll except - the host admonition me for not telling I had a diner that was in a wheelchair ... I had no idea that was still a thing. Anyway, we had a GREAT meal, our server Markus was fantastic. This was our first experience at Buca, and we are planning Christmas dinner 2020 here, because Markus and the food!

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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Yankercranker
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Buca's is a go to of ours - our server was perfect helpful but not annoying. There was a mistake in our order but the originally order was brought out within minutes - I always say the measure of success its not if you make a mistake but rather how to make it right - A+++

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 12 January 2020

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I was not too happy with the food. The eggplant Parmesan was literally burned. I complained and got a new one. It was better, but still not good. The risoto had big chunks of rice, looked like they used left over rice to make it. The restroom was freezing and had no hot water on the faucets

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 6 January 2020

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and 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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anonymous
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

There’s a draft in the waiting area and it’s very cold. The host seemed confused and has trouble seating people even though there were many tables open. The server took about 5-10 minutes to even greet us. When he did we asked for a wine list and another 10 minutes passed before a manager came over and brought us the wine list from two tables away. We got the wine - he didn’t open it and the glasses were dirty. All the food came out cold and was generally bland. The restroom was dirty. I ended up with toilet paper stuck to my shoe. Also the restroom was easily 40 degrees. The entire restaurant was cold but the bathroom was the worst. Overall service and experience was terrible

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 28 December 2019

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. 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
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good; everyday Italian which was just what we wanted. Service was fantastic. My only complaint was the noise made by a man bussing tables; lots of crashing about. But very enjoyable overall.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 26 December 2019

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

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vipmafaes
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Was too expensive for the type of food. Not a home flavor food.
O the chicken rigatoni was too much rigatoni at just two little pieces of chicken.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 18 December 2019

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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vipIamRay
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We hosted a birthday extravaganza for 20+ people and the staff was awesome. Our servers were working double time as our group kept asking them running. They were super friendly and met our every need.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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YessieC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The table by the bar too noisy and we could smell the chlorine from the bar. Options for entrees are not individual. The small option is supposed to feed three; not at all and it is a la carts. My younger son ordered small pepperoni pizza that cost $24 and she forgot to bring it with the rest of the food So he end up eating by himself because we were done. Too expensive, food not good, Others like Philomenas in Georgetown or Pacci’s in Silver Spring.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 1 December 2019

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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AngelaV
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was fantastic!!! The food is amazing and I would definitely go there again. Now, there was a little wait to get seated and to have our order taken BUT it was Thanksgiving. I can imagine on a normal night the service would be as excellent as the food is. Once we did get service, a very friendly lady named Clarissa took care of us and the hostess even came back to check and see how we were doing. If you are a lover of Italian food as I am, you will absolutely LOVE this place. They’ve earned a new customer!!!

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 1 December 2019

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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viptweetgood
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent overall!

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 16 November 2019

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

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vipCoquette1
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great value
Our go to favorite

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 26 October 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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KimP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The reservation desk called 15 minutes before our homecoming group was to arrive and said our reservation was cancelled because the corporate headquarters had booked a large group last minute. Beware!

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vipCoquette1
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious food and great service! Buca never disappoints

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 15 October 2019

Thank you, Coquette, for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. The gigantic ice cream sundae for the birthday girl was enough for 10 of us. Great place.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 9 September 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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viplocal123
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was great and over all it was a wonderful experience.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 26 August 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipmamaz
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food portion was very small and ed expensive. Not my usual experience there. Nasty handling of a problem...also unusual.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 24 August 2019

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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vipTigger
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience3

Probably great for families who all like to share the same plate of food. Sucked for 3 individuals who each wanted very different types of food because the smallest serving size was for 3.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Had a big party for my nephew’s graduation. The food was great! I highly recommend the chicken Parmesan, antipasti salad, and fried mozzarella appetizer.

Unfortunately the service sucked...no refills on water or soda, we had to get our own new plates after appetizers, and one person to handle everything for a table of 14. Very disappointing especially considering they are known for large family style eating and supporting large groups of people. I hope they were just shorted staffed that day and that this is not how they handle a large party on a regular basis.

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vipmc2dine
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was great

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vipDKim
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall you know what you get with Buca lots of food fun environment but quality and pricing is not great for what you get

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viptweetgood
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! I would definitely attend there again.

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Marsh
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always good and we always have leftovers to enjoy another day!

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 26 June 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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MikeT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service were Excellent. We were a group of 12 friends and we requested the Pope room. It was a blast and we will definitely be back again.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
Responded on 26 June 2019

Mike, we are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, tons of it, tasty drinks, and good service in a funky and fun environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Family style dinner . we got the baked ziti which was super delicious .

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vipDinneroutagain
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a 6:30 reservation and did not get seated until 7:10 and we had to keep reminding the hostess of our reservation time. Our bartender, Jared, ended up seating us at a table in the bar and continued to give us a lot of attention and great service. He completely understood our situation and showed a lot of care and understanding. We did talk to a "manager" who said "that everyone was in our situation and he could do nothing to improve it!" we did not appreciate that he didn't even apologize!! Jared should be promoted to MANAGER, as he has all the qualities that a great manager shoud have. He saved our Mother's Day dining experience at this restaurant!!

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vipAEae
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We did not have a good experience at Buca Di Beppo - Gaithersburg. The restaurant seemed unprepared and overwhelmed by the number of guests expecting a nice Mother's Day meal at the restaurant. We had a reservation, but we were still kept waiting past our reservation time. Our server did not serve our food in a timely manner. There were multiple mix-ups and issues with our meal. Food tasted good and was plentiful, but the service issues will keep me from visiting the restaurant again.

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John
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was good as always but our 6:30 reservation turned into a 7:15 seating. It was Mother’s Day but it was obvious when we got there and was told it was a 15 minute wait that it was not true. They seriously need to be a less aggressive about filling up the seats and be more realistic with the customers.

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treasuremymeals
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was friendly and efficient. Food was tasty. Portion estimates are reasonable, but for value, do not order the Ceasar salad.

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vipTiff
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

I chose Buca Di Beppo for my mom's 60th surprise party because it's a nice space for large groups, especially since it fell on Mother's Day weekend.

I dropped off a card and cake earlier in the day for a surprise, and they passed the card along to the guests before my mother and I arrive. I truly appreciated that.

After my mom and I were led to our seat, it took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table, not before I got up to look around and another server helped me track down our waiter. Literally no one came by to drop off water, greet us or anything. Granted, I know it was a busy weeken with Mother's Day weekend and Prom, but I really don't think that's an excuse for poor execution.

Once our server stopped by, I asked him how many appetizers, entrees he would recommend for a group our size. He proceeded by reading off everything off the menu....section by section. After he was finished I asked him the question again - but honestly I ended up making the decision myself. At this point, the group was pretty hungry. He dropped off 2 baskets of bread. None of us had plates, silverware, salt pepper, olive oil, butter or anything. My mom had to ask for it. Once the food came out, we had to remind the server we didn't have any silverware to eat the food with.. and he returned shortly after. The food itself was good, I would give it overall 3-4 stars. We enjoyed the trio app of calamari, spicy shrimp and fried mozzarella the most and the baked rigatoni was great as well. The chicken limone was alright, but a little bland and the salad wasn't as fresh as we would have liked.

Towards the end of our meal the server came by and asked if we wanted to bring the cake over, I quietly said " yes in about 5 to 10 minutes". And he said ( not discretely) " okay just let me know when you want me to" so I repeated myself again " yes, just come bring it in 5 to 10 minutes" and he again said " yes no problem, let me know when" ....
For one, he said it pretty loudly right next to m

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vipcolonial815
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Sewage/rain water literally poured on us from the ceiling. We had to ask to be moved and when we did, the bartender was the only one who took us seriously. The manager simply argued that “it couldn’t be dripping! They had just had it fixed!” Slow service and mediocre food. No apology or attempt to salvage the experience was made on their part.

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vipYankercranker
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food - weare regulars as it is walking distance from our home - prices have gone up but they regularly have coupons - this visit they totally blew the Bday celebration for my son put it on the reservation, reminded the hostess when we were seated and again after it appeared the waiter was still unaware

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vipEnjoygoodfoodandservice
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We ordered a salad, a kids meal, two entrees and a birthday sundae for four people and it took 2.5 hours to get our food and check. The waiter was very nice but the service was insanely slow. The waiter said the restaurant was very busy but there were many empty rooms and tables. Food was average so overall not the best experience. Would not recommend unless you have a lot of time on your hands.

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Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 947-7346.

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg is rated 4.3 stars by 656 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 bookings at the moment.

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