Buca di Beppo - Brea
Buca di Beppo - Brea

Buca di Beppo - Brea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 7145296262x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Julia Zambrano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
  • Special Events: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Associated Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in the front & rear of the building
A word from Buca di Beppo - Brea
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Brea reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (62)special occasion (41)kid-friendly (40)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (10)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had an overall good dinning experience. The seating was quick. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. The dessert was enormous and very good. We were pleased and would return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun and lots of food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Hearty, adequate comfort food with a vibe that's always fun, especially for large groups and special occasions! Nothing spectacular, but big portions at decent prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Italiana
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    You were really busy, but there were always waiters asking if they could get us anything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SCSC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food & service was good but the noise level was horrible. We sat next to a large group having a birthday party & they were extremley LOUD. Kids were running back and forth & grown-ups playing with thier babies next to our table. I don't think they teach table manners at home anymore. I walked out with a huge headache after my birthday dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My daughter's birthday
    1BdayDinner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a great time with family for my daughter's 16th birthday. The staff was great and the food was magnifico! Portions delivered plenty of food with a lot of leftovers. Thank you Buca di Beppo Brea! Mike T (Fullerton)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of everything
    allenlid
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    With the exception of customer service which is just ok, Buca is a great place to go for Italian. Lots of Italian. Family Style. Wow. We had leftovers enough for 2 dinners after the 1 dinner for a total of 3 meals for the price of one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • familycelebrationfor2
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food, as always, was wonderful and our wait staff was absolutely the best. However, we had reservations for 8 at 4:30 on a Sunday and when they went to seat us we were lead to a table that would have a hard time sitting 6 let alone 8. So we asked for another table and it took 15 minutes to get another table and it seemed as though no one knew what to do about it. We finally were seated by the manager and she did apologize and gave us a free dessert, but this should not have happened in the first place. Once we were seated the wait staff treated us extremely well and were very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing service
    Dininggirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had a party of 15 for my birthday, and not only were they accommating to last minute changes, but also had amazing service with hot food coming out in minutes. They even let me order a mango mojito that they discontinued (bring it back!!). To top it off, they even put on a show for my birthday song. The only con was that some of my guests said the food was a little bland, but it's okay, they don't need the extra salt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    divad
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our service was great food was delicious. Restaurant was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Enthusiastic Server
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I believe our server's name was Jamie. She was new to that Bucca restaurant because she had transferred from the Tustin Marketplace location. She was so enthusiastic, kept coming back to our table to check on us, and the best part we never had to ask for anything. She kept our drinks and bread basket filled. She was also super funny which made our family experience a fun one :)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiaedmunds
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    They did not honor the time for our reservations, a party of seven with reservations for seven entered restaurant after us were seated before us. Hostess not very attentive. When we were seated we were given a table for six with a chair at the end of the table. I objected and said table was not acceptable we were then given a table by the exit. Our waiter visited our table three times in an hour and half. At one point our waiter came back to our table and said "boy I bet you thought I forgot you". No refills of drinks. When leaving we were given take out containers but no bag to carry the containers in, very tacky. Needless to say we will not dine there again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Let Down
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Haven't been there in over a year.... WOW... What a let down.... Started with drinks.. Beer warm and flat Drink was overly sweet and not mixed well.. Salad was salty and tasted old dressing terrible... Main course came warm (Guess it wasn't microwaved enough) Waiter was the only highlight.. But even he couldn't help when we told... Management needs retraining...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so great review
    catsimpson
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    At 8:15 my family of 3 was seated in the bar-did not request the bar), surrounded by pictures, a few of them showed bare butts and one showed a woman laying out on the beach with breasts completely exposed. The pictures made dining a little awkward since we were with our young child. The service was good til the end when the check was not brought. We waited for quite a while, business had slowed--all other tables were empty, but my husband had to get up and ask for the check. Also, a woman took our picture(2 poses) and never returned with the pictures although we had been there for an extended period of time waiting for our check. It's a little annoying being asked to pose for a picture (we had to switch seats for this) for no reason. s
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but service was poor
    allenlid
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our food came out after a table that was sat after us. I had to ask for my water to be refilled. Took order and sat for 25 minutes with nobody coming by. Finally had to ask for our server from another server. Server's response was "I already took their order". While here, another table had a server bring out the wrong dish and when he got to the table, he proudly told the table he was talking to someone and got distracted and forgot which table it was for. Not a good thing to admit to customers. We won't be back. If we're going to pay money for pasta, this better be amazing and service better be there. We will just make it ourselves next time and we'll get much more chicken in the Fettucinni.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch Review
    dinentime
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time. Our waitress, Alvetta, remembered us from when we had been there before. She was so pleasant, very attentive with our drink refills. Also, what seemed a little above and beyond, we went in with a coupon for a free desert(anniversary). She apparently was so attentive she heard us talking about the desert we wanted and when we were ready brought it to us without having to ask.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • expensive!
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I didn't realize how expensive this place was! 1 app, 1 small pasta, 1 beer, 1 margarita was almost $70! Food was on par with olive garden. At least you get salad and breadsticks there!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food.
    Scarlett
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is always good and the servers are awesome. You get huge portions at a reasonable price. And a photographer comes to your table for a few pictures that are made into a postcard as a free souvenir. Big fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not hot 4 me
    luvgdvalue
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Seems too expense. Even with coupon. Do not expect to return. Noise level way too high. Good for you that you have large groups, not for me unless I'm in the group. Love quite dinning with wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pizza!
    gabyc1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We went here for a birthday celebration. The food was good but service was too slow!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large portions:)
    2charliewithlov
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Even the small orders proved too much for two big appetites. Plenty of leftovers which I enjoyed the next day. The spicy chicken rigatoni was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    Choch
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We arrived on time for our reservation for 12 people. We were given a terrible table that was a booth for six with a table for another 6 connected to it. Very bad location and difficult for people to move in and out. We complained and got another table, we appreciate the effort to get us seated in a more suitable table, but it continuned to go downhill. But we got probably one of the worst servers ever. He forgets everything, we did not get the soup we ordered, the butter we asked for and we had to ask for plates, and he would disapear for long periods. I had to get our own dessert plates and take out boxes. The food came out in batches as well, the meatballs came 10 mins behind the spaghetti as did the salmon--we had to keep following up.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • waitress
    dinnerexperience
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We order a pizza to start and a ravioli order to follow. After 25 minutes the waitress came with the ravioli and when we asked about our pizza he ran to order it. I think you change to often your waitress and they are not professional. I was not satisfy at all. There is a lot of restaurants around to get better service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Victor
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food! Best of the Buca di Beppos we have been to.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wasn't happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Not the best service..super slow. Food took long and all of the dishes came out one at a time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good clean and very welcome ..
    anthony
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I live to eat there not only the food is very tasty but the service is very professional. very romantic and traditional. I love all the pictures of artist and old photo make you feel that you are in Italy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, lukewarm service
    Spritely
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our server was nice, but he spilled a cup of water on my boyfriend's mom, and while he did apologize and clean up the spill, he didn't make any effort to make up for the inconvenience. Also, throughout our meal, my water cup stayed empty, and we had to flag him down just to make requests. I have definitely had better service here before, but bummed that our server did not make Father's Day very special to our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Luvgreatfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We celebrated Father's Day at Buca Di Beppo. The food was excellent, the service was great and they were very accommodating. I had to change the reservations to a different time and I was able to do so with no problem. Had a great time and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    JackMan
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have eaten here now with my daughter's graduation and Father's Day!!! Excellent!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day
    Bzeemom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great place to go on a special occasion. We had good food and fantastic service! All dad's and family members will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food were yummy! Calamari, tutti di mare pasta and carbonara were perfect! I would probably eat again at buca but not at brea. The hostess Ashley just ruined our dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great Friday night with friends
    jcurrin
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We arrived 10 minutes early and we were promptly seated. The waitress was a little cold but she was attentive and got our orders in quick. We ate with another couple and all of our drinks and food was spot on. The bill wasn't has bad as I expected and the great leftovers made up for the prices. A1 service in a great family atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone....make sure you are hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Pookla
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Our server recommended the chicken carbonara so we went with that and a spicy chicken dish. We enjoyed both dishes but especially the chicken carbonara. The ceasar salad was delish as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 384 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Brea reviews archive.
  • Italiana
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was delicious as always! The ambiance was great! The service was a little slow. I would still return to eat there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening with friends
    Largeparty
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was better here than at other buca locations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too noisy
    toomuchnoise
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went to dinner with some friends to catch up since we hadn't seen them in some time. We were seated in a back room along with several large parties and the noise level was out of control, there was even a choir. It was too noisy for us to enjoy ourselves. Every time we turned around your staff was singing. All of that is fine, but maybe there can be a dedicated room for large parties. It was just too difficult for us to hear one another in conversation. It's interesting that your Noise Level rating doesn't give a negative option for the diner to choose. I'm Italian, and I know how noisy we can be, but this was just a lot of large parties and a lot of people celebrating at once. We were just trying to have a nice dinner, 4 of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Celebrate
    Vivers
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Went to celebrate a graduation there and it had the perfect sense of fun and energy. Food was great with large portions and lots of room for large parties.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Impep
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Buca was an old favorite for us and we haven't eaten there in a few years. Salad was excellent, spaghetti was good, ziti was lacking. Seemed like we were bothering the server. I still don't understand why people are seated right next to each other in a restaurant that is pretty much empty. Still a cool place, just not that night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    service was good - and that's the best I can say... the food was, esp. the ziti - was just disappointing...like beefaroni...except it was drier with less sauce
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  • we had a great time.
    Miece
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a great time.We had a large group and we we're loud but we fit right in.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Celebration
    Happy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were given "The Pope" room. It was awesome. Service was great. Food was very good. Moving the big lazy susan was difficult at times, but was worth the trouble to get to sample all of the different dishes we all ordered. Made for a special memory for our son's college graduation. Thank You
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.