Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Buca di Beppo - Claremont

Buca di Beppo - Claremont

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 9093993287x
  • 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: Jacinto Mayorga
  • 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: Indian Hill Blvd
  • Public Transit: Public Transit Bus - Foothill Blvd stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available in the public lot shared with the Doubletree hotel.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Claremont
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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Claremont reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (73)special occasion (64)kid-friendly (43)great for lunch (28)fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (16)great for brunch (8)scenic view (8)late-night find (5)notable wine list (4)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • High end dining or tacky restaurant
    castm480
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Yesterday was my daughter's birthday, so we celebrated with a couple of friends. The food we ordered was absolutely fabulous (Buca di salad L, Calimari L, Broccoli L, Frutti di Mare L, Spaghetti and Meatballs L). Complaints. Service needs to be improved. Waitress forgot a couple of things and had to be reminded more than once. Drinks weren't refilled very often. Price. $150 for 6 people! Why so tacky? Pictures. Just do the complimentary picture and be up front about the cost of buying. Birthday candle? At least give a scoop of ice cream to the Birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delayed order
    missedmeal
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife ordered her meal when I did. Mine arrived and hers did not. We canceled her meal and were not charged for hers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Tinanovo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We always enjoy this restaurant and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buca di Beppo bad experience
    Elsa
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to celebrate a special occasion and unfortunately the service was poor. The main dish that my family loves, lasagna, was sold out. Our salad and one of the dishes came promptly but the rest of our food took a long time to be ready. In total we were there over two hours partly because our waiter forgot that we were waiting for more food and the other explanation we got was that the kitchen was a mess and it would be a while before our food was ready. We were offered a free desert as an apology, and my husband accepted. Anyway, I will never go back to that location. I've had much better experiences at other locations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bucca di Beppo is amazing
    Love
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My family and I went to Bucca di Beppo in Claremont we had reservations and we're seated on time we had a party of 11 . The waiter was very attentive took our order for drinks then gave us a few minutes to order our food . He would come by often to see if we needed anything . The only thing I did not like was that the women's restroom had ran out of toilet paper so I told one of the waiters it was a very busy night but I feel they should have somebody over looking that dept. But other than that the the service and food were amazing . We would definitely return to this restaurant. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucca Di Delicious
    lovepizzapie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant is open late so we had a 9:15 reservation on a Friday night and it was not overcrowded and noise levels were minimal. For a table of four we shared a small pizza and small pasta and there were still leftovers. Pizza was great, thin crust, and the chicken carbonara pasta was delicioso. Overall a great Friday night eatery
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I assumed that the food would be good and the service would be decent. I underestimated both. The food was spectacular and the service was excellent. I can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but dry
    Tinman
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was great ambiance was as always good but food was a little dry.other than that great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waiter Mr. Ed was fantastic, he was on the ball! for 17 guest, and one waiter he did a great job. Thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The only bummer...
    LoveBucadiBeppo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The kitchen was out of lasagna, we ordered a basket of house bread and never received it, we received one of our entrees well after we'd received the other entrees and in fact had to ask when it would be coming out. Overall it was a very good experience but just seemed a bit off with the lack of items and wait time to receive our order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Ktlnzmom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our main server was good but the second server who waited on the table next to us seemed rude and unhelpful. Our busboy was excellent. He kept our glasses filled and brought any thing we needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Balisimo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent service and food would recommend any time to anyone. Very eclectic atmosphere and fun. Our family goes here for special occasions. It is always enjoyable. Chicken Parmigiano, mixed salad with extra olives and Macaroni Rosa is to die for, desert isn't bad either Hi Hi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sassy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I celebrated my 72 birthday at Bucca's with friends and family. We all came home very feeling very happy with the good food and the staff was awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • too expensive
    Good4thePrice
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The waiter should have warned us about the size of dishes. Too expensive for pasta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • corvettegrampy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food and service at Buca is always good. This time it was exceptional. Thank you for making a birthday extra special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decently predictable
    ComanchepilotVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Every time I come and get something different because you will basically like everything - They have food specials online so download a coupon and have someone in your party get that - this past time by drink cost more than my meal - and that should not happen in any restaurant. Would be nice if they offered their drink specials without the stupid flashing cup that I don't really want to take home for $10 instead of $14 . . .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tasting food
    love2visitnewplaces
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my first time at Buca Di Beppo, they have great tasting food. I love the family size portions. Atmosphere was nice and cozy. Noise level was energetic but were a big family so we like it that way. We did get seated in the back of the restaurant. Air conditioning wasn't as nice as the front, but the staff was accommodating by allowing us to move to a different table. We were there to celebrate my daughters 19th birthday. They did sing, but no free dessert. I know they don't have to supply anything, but it would have been nice, especially when you have so many other dining places who do give a free dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAD SERVICE/ GREAT FOOD
    Enjoy2dine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I love the food there, however the service was terrible. The restaurant was empty and some how it took forever to get the house bread and first appetizer out to us. It also took forever for our main courses to come out. Our waitress kept apologizing for the delay. The manager never visited our table and inquired about our dinner, but the restaurant photographer sure visited to collect the money for our photos!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West Family
    Momgivesita10
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food is always great. Service also very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at BdB.
    Kennedy42
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our party of seven had a wonderful time dining at Buca do Beppo. The wait staff was terrific and very knowledgeable. They went out of their way to accommodate our son who has life threatening allergies. All of the food was outstanding but the tiramisu is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavy-handed with the red pepper
    OtterMama
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We started with fried mozzarella and bruschetta. The cheese was perfectly prepared - fresh cheese lightly breaded and not overfried. The bruschetta was beautifully presented but tomato chunks were so large it was difficult to keep on the crostini. We ordered spicy chicken rigatoni (it WAS spicy but very little chicken), veal parmigiana (very tender and not overfried), prosciutto-stuffed chicken breasts (moist and tender), Italian broccoli romano (almost no parmesan and so much red pepper that it was inedible), stuffed shells and garlic mashed potatoes (both unremarkable), and pizza bianca (deliciously garlicky). Desserts were canneloni (eh) and creme cake (outstanding). Service was so-so for early Sat evening and not at capacity.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Seriously I've liked this place my whole life!!! It has amazing food and great servers that ACTUALLY do there job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Food
    Starfox
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The pizza came to our table lukewarm. The Chicken Florentine pasta barely had any taste. The tiramisu had less rum flavor than before. Overall, it was a shadow of the Bucca I went two years ago. And the music was too loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • horrible
    yalaniz
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Horrible. THe worst food I have ever paid for. Very bland had to add salt, pepper, and crushed red peppers to at least be able to swallow it
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special
    Krystle
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Came her for my bday on a tuesday 7/8 . Server was awesome! Wish I remembered his name! Other than the rest was not impressive. They had tables sitting super close together as if the place was way over crowded when it wasn't. Felt like it was vday or something. I had to sqweze myself in between the tables just to sit down. Hosts are super rude. Walked and and they just stare at you. We walked out without them saying thank you or good night. I will not be coming back to this location. Brea location have much nicer employees. Makes your dinning experience enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 21st Birthday Celebration
    lovefood
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Had a private room for party of 15 with large lazy susan in middle. Was excellent for our big group. Service was very good and everyone had a great time! The only thing I can say is we over ordered for our party.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was my second time eating here and it was just as wonderful as the first!! The staff was nice and attentive and the food was amazing!!! I will be back soon!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunlover13
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Delicious food!!! Great ambiance!!! Quick service!!! We look forward to dining here again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    Janelle
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We made a reservation and were seated right quickly, then everything went downhill. We ordered drinks and waited over ten minutes, with the server stopping by once to say she was on her way to get them. We placed our order, which included an appetizer and two entries. We waited, and waited, and finally received our appetizer, and our entries. It's annoying when you don't have time to enjoy the appetizer, or if you do, then your entrée gets cold . Also, the entries were so salty we hardly ate any. Our server never stopped by to check on us. A bus boy noticed we were done and boxed our food, not our server. When the server picked up our check to run our card it was almost 15 minutes before we received it back for signature.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    foodlover
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Buca never disappoints, love the food and the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great taste
    Sandy82
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I love this place not like any other places. Really good pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Thank you for making our father and fathers day a special one, the hole family loved it. We will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was very good for my father to have me his son, grand daughter and great grand kids together for Fathers Day. My suggestion for Bucca di Beppo that when you see that you have elderly customers do not seat them next to large parties that are going to be very load due to size or age difference or celebrating a birthday/anniversary or any special event. Also prior to any special day please make sure that your supplies of foods and vegetables are in stock to make your menu correct. Out of broccoli and a few others vegetables by noon was not good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sunlover13
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Delicious food! I love to have leftovers....and we did! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My family and I love the Buca in Claremont for our special events (e.g, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.) because of the fun atmosphere, family style dining, and the amazing food! We love the photos offered! What a great way to remember our special times! The photographers are always so kind, energetic, and never pushy on purchasing them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for date night or family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been to this restaurant twice. Once just my husband and I for a date night and another for a family dinner night. Both times it was the perfect environment for the occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Special Occasions
    happydiners
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Making a reservation is a breeze. Once we arrived, we were seated within minutes. Walk-ins had to wait at least one hour or more. Thank you Open Table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server
    Foodie17
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was very upset with the lack of friendliness and our server was horrible. Our party was getting very frustrated with him. He kept forgetting to bring drinks for people and placing orders
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful for sharing.
    Delish
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The staff was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and fresh. Kids enjoyed their meal and especially the dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome time
    duckslover78
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Thanks so much for a good time and food was amazing. The service was exceptional and the wait staff was on point. I would recommend buca to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 524 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Claremont reviews archive.