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Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad
Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad

Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: carlsbad@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (760) 479-2533
  • 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: Italian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Constantino Roblero
  • 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 & Promotions: 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: El Camino Real
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in the Forum Shopping Center. Buca To Go parking spaces available.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is generally OK, but I think their sauce is too sweet and generally lacks character. Pricey for the quality. Three adults and two little kids. Two shared entrees, one small shared pasta, a kid's pizza and two glasses of wine (not two each) $130 with tip. I realize there is inflation, but this is too high for the quality. At this price point I'd expect something better than Denny's, but I'd take Denny's over this."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "...not the food. About 12 of us we're get together to catch up and we made a reservation. The service was great and the Pope Room they put us in was perfect. We had a really great time. The food was plentiful but just not GREAT Italian. I did save the leftovers and have them the next day."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our waiter Jacob was the highlight of the evening and checked on us repeatedly. The lazy Susan works perfectly for sharing food, and the memorabilia on the walls is entertaining. The Chianti short ribs were great. dry wine should be used in the Chicken Marsala (ours was way too sweet) And the chicken parmigiana was on the dry side and bland. The kids were thoroughly entertained and happy with the Alfredo.The cannelloni is great. And the birthday dessert could feed a small army. The wine list could be enhanced with more of a variety but adequate for the evening and can't beat the prices for the generosity in quantity of food. It's a great family style restaurant for groups, something for everybody of all ages and palates."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Decor was very unique and interesting. Reservation for 4PM on a Sunday certainly was unnecessary. We felt like we were the only diners in the restaurant; all the tables we could see from where we were seated were empty. The waiter was very attentive. We ordered a variety of dishes, what we thought would be a lot of food for 5 people. It was barely enough and we are not big eaters ($100 dollars on entrees). Quality of food was good, but I've certainly had better Italian dishes elsewhere. I had notified staff ahead of time that it was my grandson's birthday, but there was not recognition (no singing, no special dessert) so I don't know if they forgot, or they just don't do that sort of thing at Buca de Beppo. Probably would not return."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Not only were they able to accommodate our large party at the last minute, the food was excellent and our server was fantastic! It was for my son's 20th birthday and apparently everyone else had a birthday too. About every 10 minutes there was a birthday song going. It just made the family atmosphere of the restaurant that much better. The food was, as always, amazing. They brought out candles (on a candelabra, no less!) and equipped us with everything we needed for the cake we brought in. No extra charge for serving our own cake. Love this place and will definitely be back for more occasions."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "after waiting a full 30 minutes after our scheduled reservation we were lead to a nice booth across from the most rambunctious 15 person group I have ever seen. We were quite appalled, as was our 3 year old. The food was mediocre at best but the outrageous group across from us was out of control and waiter kept apologizing. Needless to say we ate our food and exited as quickly as possible, we will not be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The only downside was that while we arrived in plenty of time for our 6:30 reservation, we were not seated until after 7."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went here as they usually do a free dessert on your birthday . I had forgot to print the email coupon so they could not honor it ?! Blamed it on corporate strictness on coupons. Whatever Food was good and server was very attentive"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Good but overpriced for pasta. They must make a fortune."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We took our daughter for her 18th birthday, the food was great but for a party of 24 to just have one waitress (who had other tables) was a poor management decision. Our waitress was extremely nice and did the best that she could, but things were forgotten and took forever to get to us."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I went for Valentine day's and the The restaurant and food was excellent!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here for Valentine's day dinner. The staff was great and completely polite. The good was great, do tasty. The portions are great size to share with that special someone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love the food, the service and the Ambience. Easy to order, the service team is very knowledgeable. They are very concerned that your experience is #1. Valentines night out with the family very busy but still the same service. 5 star."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Buco is a great place for familys being a place that is lively, noisy and serves family style portions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "nothing was spectacular, but everything was good. We had great service and everyone was very nice and accommodating. Server made good salad recommendation."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "was not not really good, the food was okay, the Desert was HORRIBLE.... food was just so so...."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Been at Buca before but another location. Brought my girl here for the first time because she's been bugging me about it. Great atmosphere, awesome food, excellent service & will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "our server Sara made us feel welcome and made great recommedations"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Buca di Beppo is accommodating to groups for parties and the food is enough to share with everyone! Had a great time!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I was at Buca do Beppo for dinner on news Years Eve. It seemed as if the quality and taste of their food had diminished significantly. Was somewhat disappointed!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had a great meal... Reminded me of sitting around my grandparents table. Cant wait to go back"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "AWESOME food and service! Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad made our Christmas VERY SPECIAL!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had reservations for 6:15 PM originally. When we realized we wouldn't be able to be on time, we called approximately at 3:00 PM to change the reservation to 6:45 PM. We were told it was no problem. However, we didn't get seated until 7:15 PM. Understandably, it was Christmas Day, but it seemed large parties were being seated before our party of three. And the waiting area was very crowded with walk-ins and take-out orders as well."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "As usual, the food was excellent. I have been here several times and believe it is the best Italian food in our immediate area and the portions very generous. Our waiter was probably the most friendly that I have ever experienced. Patrick from Ireland. If there is one thing that disappointed me it was the fact that on Christmas Day not one employee understood what I said when I wished them "Buon Natale"."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We arrived an hour early for our 8 o'clock reservations. We actually were seated a 1/2 hour early at 7:30 which was great. Service was a little slow but, it was crowded so we were not really surprised. They did however run out of bread and salad which was a let down. We do enjoy the Buca salad and bread with oil and vinegar. We realize it was Christmas and they where booked solid. We still enjoyed our night there and and as always the food was delicious."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "What a pleasant surprise! We did go early and there was a huge crowd when we left so others may not have been as pleased as we were.... But we were seated fairly quickly, the hostess, water guy, and waiter were all so nice, we were shocked cuz they were working on Christmas and it didn't seem to phase them! The food was better than we had the last time we went there, and it was a perfect place for my mom, son, and me for Christmas! I've always either cooked or mom brought a ham, and I would spend the day cooking stuff and the the night cleaning up. This time I got to enjoy some fantastic food and then go home and relax! Thanks guys!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Great Food...a little too noisy, but it was a busy Christmas Day."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This is a great find for one who is really into Italian food! The antepasta is exceptional and the dishes are very good and plentiful. We plan to return soon. We also bought two gift cards for Xmas gifts!We plan to return soon. We also bought two gift cards for Xmas gifts! We were very pleased with the service."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "the food was good but my husband says he doesn't want to return. just too expensive for a meal out for four when we don't agree on one food choice. I wish you had more single serve meals that are affordable. Unfortunately for me we won't be returning unless your menu options change to suit a reasonably priced meal for four."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The food is way overpriced in my mind and just not that good. I've been a few times and probably won't be back. Macaroni Grill has better food and lower prices."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Everything from the food to the staff is incredible. Always wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I have never experienced such terrible "Italian" food. Half of the lettuce in the cesar salad was brown. The marinara could not have been more than diced canned tomatoes with a couple shakes of garlic powder and the chicken parmesan had a very funny taste, perhaps freezer burn on the chicken. This was really an awful meal that was not inexpensive."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "food was good and didnt have to cook or clean up afterwards."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Too Loud for thanksgiving dinner and I imagine too loud for most dinners. Food was ok but nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "3-person holiday meal lacked enough mashed potatoes and the canoli dessert was weak. Server pushed the e-club twice."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Since we would be celebrating Turkey dinner with the family on Friday, we opted for Buca for Thanksgiving Day. We had the Artichoke Dip Appetizer followed by the Salmon with Rosemary Potatoes. The food was excellent and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The only minor issue was the servers bringing out the food went to the wrong tables with both our appetizer and entree. We hadn't ever have that happen before. But once it arrived, it was great."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Our small Italian family wanted the feeling of a big Italian holiday meal, so we went to Buca di Beppo for Thanksgiving. The turkey, etc was just ok, but the ambience was just what we wanted. Price was right. Probably won't go there again on Thanksgiving, but definitely will go back the rest of the year."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Buca wasn't at the top of my mind when I was searching for restaurants that were open on Thanksgiving, but I found that it was open through OpenTable. My family all met up from out of town and it was a great environment with great service and a surprisingly good Thanksgiving special that included turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy. We ordered the traditional Buca pasta and pizza and tiramisu and it complimented everything well. I will definitely keep this place in mind on the next holiday we dine out."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We recently went to Buca di Beppo for Thanksgiving dinner...only complaint was the dinner came out as our cocktails were served!!! Felt very rushed. Food very good. Some VERY noisy parties nearby, so we couldn't hear what someone in our party was saying 2 people away!!!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food was good, but our waitress lied to us and overcharged us by almost $10. I'd be wary of restaurants who encourage their wait staff to be dishonest to their customers."
    Dined on 11/16/2013