Buca di Beppo - Brea
Buca di Beppo - Brea

Buca di Beppo - Brea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (714) 529-6262
  • 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
72 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (53)special occasion (32)kid-friendly (31)great for lunch (16)fit for foodies (13)romantic (8)neighborhood gem (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • I wasn't impressed
    Hmmm
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This restaurant was mediocre. We had a large group and got to sit in the "passion room". The room was pretty nice and secluded. Our server seemed to be too busy or just didnt care. My friends and I felt a bit rushed and we had to ask for things to be brought out,like water and bread. One of the people at the table ordered wine and it was filled only 1/3 of the glass. Is that the normal amount given? I mean come on, $8 for 5sips of house wine? The food was good and the hosts were accommodating for the large group we had. Otherwise,I wasn't impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 16 th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It was my daughter's 16 th birthday. She absolutely loved the ambiance & the food. The hostes , our server & the gentleman taking the pictures were super friendly... We felt very comfortable.. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Jaggedrummer
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great Place! wait staff was very pleseant and helpful, Menu is good, and the food is excellent! It was my wifes birthday, they came out and sang to her, and took pictures! Over all, it was a very fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    They ignored both Birthday requests One submitted on Open Table & 1 in person! Not good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Knowing this place is normally busy we made reservations for our party of 8 a few days in advance. We were seated as soon as we were all present and from that point on, we had a wonderful evening. We had a great waiter who gave us great advice on our menu choices and was always there if we needed anything, even the photographer was hoot. The food was fantastic, the service superb, we just can't say enough about our dinner experience. I can't wait to go back however, I may have to save up a few bucks. The place isn't cheap but definitely worth the price!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is a great place if your having a big family get together. The dining is family style and the portions are huge! We had a party of 18 with 3 kids under 5 and it worked out perfectly for us. They take pictures of you for purchase and if your celebrating something they make sure to announce it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and delicious
    Foodiegooru
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great place for large parties and special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good gathering place for big groups
    LastMinuteDinners
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Kids can be themselves without being stared at, but I still wouldn't put kids next to couples. Most of the dinnerware was clean, except for my cup which still had lipstick on it from the previous user.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    klwavon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a wonderful experience for my birthday. I was not expecting to be put in the spotlight like I was. Had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Friendly Dining Experience
    ChampagneSue
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    What a gem! Hidden next to the 57 freeway, this unique restaurant has the most friendly staff, one could wish for. From the quick tour of the kitchen and food prep areas, to the delightful hostess' and courteous servers, this place doesn't miss a beat. We arrived to celebrate a birthday and we were seated exactly at the time of our reservation. The complimentary photo was also an unexpected delight. The food was great, the service was even better. I will visit here again, soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday dinner
    Mexchick
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband took me to buca for the first time on my birthday. The food was amazing! They took our picture, which I think was really cool. Overall, I enjoyed my birthday at buca, it was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible service experience.
    rosag16
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had a horrible services experience the waiters have way too much attitude. We were attended by waiters named Cynthiana and she was the most rude and unappreciated of them all. When asked if she could separate our bill into two to make paying easier she moaned and walked away after coming back she slammed the two separate bills on the table which were done completely wrong so I had to personally stand up and ask another waiter to do it for me. She heard me asking another waiter and rapidly approached me saying that she did them correctly and that it was my fault for not reading them correctly. My experience at bucca was horrible you guys need to address your waiters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    greattime
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our family had a great time. The service was great. The only thing was it was very cold inside the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic fit for the occasion
    SelfProclaimedChef
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went to celebrate my sisters' birthdays here with the entire family and it was great!!! The staff knows how to work the fun into the group! Food was great, portions are perfect for groups, and the fun of the facility was perfect! I'm a fan of customer service and they get 10 out of 10 stars on my scale!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Time
    Queenie74
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went to Buca for celebrate my BIG 4-0. Every staff member that walked by was helpful and friendly. Robert our waiter was great! Fast service and he was friendly and fit right in with the type of group we were!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow
    Codee
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Very busy night, we had 3 or 4 servers so we had to repeat requests often. We got our food in stages with a lot of time between courses. But the Food was very good and we'll go back. Just make sure you have plenty of time to spare
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    scrumptious
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 398 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Brea reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet