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Buca di Beppo - Encino
Buca di Beppo - Encino

Buca di Beppo - Encino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: encino@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (818) 995-3288
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Mike Alietti
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: Encino Avenue
  • Public Transit: The Metro Bus Line - Encino Avenue stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available for $2.50 and metered street parking is also available.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Encino
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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I made a reservation online to celebrate our wedding anniversary with my 2 babies & mother-in-law. Good thing there's a reservation online. It's easier & faster. We were 20-minute late when we arrived, but the staff didn't mind and set the table in a kid-friendly area. Their service is excellent, even the foods are scrumptious, plus we had a free dessert because I'm receiving promos in email. We're planning to go back and dine in again next time."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've been to BDB many times. This last time the food came out either undercooked, unseasoned, or cold. It was so loud in the restaurant that we had to yell to hear each other. Our 3 kids couldn't handle how loud it was. If there was a "way too loud" choice I would've picked it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife took me to celebrate my birthday and the food, the service and the place was a 5 Star. I will recommend everyone I know."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food is good and there is lots of it! It's a fun place to take out of town visitors and the bigger the group the better."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Been to the restaurant many times before with great experiences. This time our experience was not as we expected due to a server with an attitude. The server was ignorant of the menu special that was emailed to us via the corporate marketing advertising campaign. She kept on denying the special existed until verified by management. She refused to allow our two parties to have separate checks. Her attitude did not belong in any restaurant. It will be a while before we consider returning."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Have an appetite when you go the food is plenty and the service is great."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "we were celebrating an event. The waiter was horrible...wish I had his name. He served one person,while the others waited 45 minutes for the rest of the order, and when it arrived, it was not enough for all of us, eventhough we asked for his guidance, as this was our first visit. Would consider giving this restauramt another shot, but we were all very dissapointed, all 7 of us."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Great food and dessert the chocolate chips canoli tasted like s piece of heaven hard working great friendly staff @ buca di beppo give it 5 stars"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Perfect night. There was no wait AT ALL. Just gave our reservation information and were seated immediately. Something not only i but my boyfriend (who hates waiting) loved. Would definitley eat there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Manny the waiter was horrible. We ordered cheesy garlic bread and saw at least 5 tables get their entrees prior to our appetizer. Don't get me wrong, I know it's busy, but acknowledging your tables and apologizing for the wait is the common thing to do. Once the food came out, they didn't even know what table it belonged to. When we did get the good finally we had no silverware. Spoke to the manager who said she would take care of us, but failed to come back to check how we were doing the rest of the night. Worst experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Throughout the night we had been going from restaurant to restaurant trying to dine at a place that was inviting. It was my first time there and I absolutely loved the environment and food! Not to mention our waiter was super nice and energetic! We were accommodated to the fullest and I really appreciated that. We will definitely be back there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The chicken Fettucini Alfredo was decent. I've had much better at Olive Garden. My date and I decided to try the chicken limone and were upset that it only came with three small chicken breasts along with its buttery sauce for 20.99! At Olive Garden I couldn't get a bigger and cheaper meal plus the same or even better quality. Reservations at another place next time. Good service though :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was our first time going there the hostess was very friendly and the waiter was very good. Only down side was the one hour wait fir our food, but it was very busy so I guess I understand. Portions are very generous definitely going back to try other dishes!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was an absolute pleasure dining here for Valentines Day! We talked and drank wine for hours and the mood was perfect. Never did we stop gettingthe waiters attention, he waited on us when it was appropriate without being too pushy. Overall it was a wonderful date and perfect for me and my wife!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Generous portions - too many parties. Need an area where you can get away from the noise"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The restaurant was very nice and clean, with great service. Chris was an energetic waiter with good people skills and the Chef's did a great job preparing the food to greatness. Definitely want to dine here again but bring my family so they can enjoy the delicious food and good environment."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The experience at Bucca is always great and I have never had a bad experience. You cannot beat the food and the deserts are great, if you left enough room."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Much much better than our prior visit. This was a total recovery. I would recommend this site to anyone who likes good family style meals."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Abodanza! Lots and lots of food, lots and lots of fun. Better go there with at least 4 in your party and even then order small sized portions because everything is BIG FOOD. Good basic Italian, great for families and for parties. Very inexpensive for what you get. Don't expect gourmet but its very good for what it is and, that's coming from an Italian."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We went here with another family after a special event, and it was a perfect choice. The HUGE servings were great to share. We've been looking for delicious pizza, and this was it! It's too bad that there isn't one closer to where we live. The decor is fantastic, with a shrine to Frank Sinatra and various Italian family and mob scenes."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We had dinner at Bucca di Beppo. I made reservations a few days before New Year's. There were so many people there with no reservations. They had to wait. We were seated promptly and the dinner was delicious. We even had some food left over and we took it home."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were lucky enough to secure a last minute New Year's Eve reservation via Open Table but on arrival we were seated in the bar area for diner which was a disappointment because we were looking forward to the ambient restaurant ambience we had heard so much about. Apart from that, the food is outstanding! If you've never been to this joint, listen to the opening speech from your server carefully, the portions are "Large Italian Family Style" and sharing is recommended for a reason. We'll be back but will make sure we are seated in the restaurant next time."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I take my family here about once a year and sometimes go with just my husband. We always have great food and excellent service. On holidays it can get a little noisy but that is about it (and that's how it is at most restaurants on holidays anyways). We really like Buca- it has become a tradition for us that we will hopefully continue for years to come!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had a delightful Christmas dinner at Buca. Our waiter couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, and everyone was happy with the food and ambiance."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "After too many dinner parties that we hosted we decided to go out for Christmas dinner to Buca. I have to admit I don't go here often but not a lot was open. Of course we made a reservation on OpenTable (hence the review). So when we checked in we were immediately told that they were very busy and we would have to wait - and I should mention not pleasantly. I felt as though I was bothering them. Then we were seated at a booth (in the bar) with a broken seat and were told we were basically lucky to have found a place to eat on Christmas as that is all they had available. My boyfriend graciously sat in the broken part of the booth seat as we didn't want to have to drive around finding a new place. Will I go back? Nope."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Spaghetti had an odd tast to it and the meatballs although large were rather bland. The rest of the food was good and we enjoyed the evening but the pasta was a disappointment. We've eaten there many times and always on Christmas Eve."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The idea of family style Italian dining is great. Their pizza is actually really good. In general, the food is good, the service great and it was a good place to take the family."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Great experience. Food was tasty, service was great, fun atmosphere, very clean kitchen. Too many delicious items on the many to choose from. I was a Chef in my past life and in the restaurant business many years, I highly recommend for an overall solid dinning experience.."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We were here for our 10th anniversary. Everything was fine accept the fried calamary appetizer -it was very spicy. Overall was good experience."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My sister and I ate here for Thanksgiving this year. It was wonderful. I especially enjoyed our waiter because he was absolutely excellent. I think his name was Stephen. Young tall white guy. Anyway, don't ever think a waiter cannot make a dfference in a dining experience. He was plesant, always checked on us and brought us whatever we wanted. Also, it seemed like all the staff was happy to be there and they were all very very nice,. Even the kitchen staff said hi to us. But the food came fast, it was delicious and there was plenty for the both of us. I ordered the wrong bread my sister wanted the mozzerello cheese bread but it was something new and different. Anyway, I want to come back. Our Thanksgiving was perfect."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Made my birthday the best. Buca was the best part of my day! Our server Jared was wonderful and provided great laughs and made sure everyone was comfortable and taken care of."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "on a thanksgiving night with limited choices,this restaurant enriched our holiday"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We went for Thanksgiving. I was happy that we received a private room as requested. Good service ! Food was awesome"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I always enjoy my dinners at buca! The food is absolutely delicious and I am always recommending buca to all my friends and family. Definitely my favorite Italian restaurant!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Buca is a great late afternoon place to eat. We love the apple gorganzola salad. The noise level can be loud at times so we ask to sit in the bar area where it is usually quieter. The evenings are busy and can get crowded as there is a lot of food for a reasonable price. Watch for coupons!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Buca has the best pizza hands down!!!! They import their cheese from Italy, the crust is thin & good- & it's a lot easier than getting a table @mozza!! (Besides being a much better value!!) We only come for the Margherita pizza- so my review is limited to that menu item. But if that's what you are craving- definitely give it a try!!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013