Buca di Beppo - Huntington Beach
Buca di Beppo - Huntington Beach

Buca di Beppo - Huntington Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (714) 891-4666
  • 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: Edgar Perez
  • 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: Beach Avenue
  • Public Transit: Public bus transit, 29 North Route, Huntington Beach to La Habra - Bus stop #2718.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking structure; parking is free with validation.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Huntington Beach
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 - Huntington Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (53)special occasion (30)kid-friendly (27)great for lunch (22)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (6)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (6)romantic (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great service and food!
    Jessamyn
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This location was pretty central and the food was terrific. I was skeptical at first, since I had never been there before, but I was pleasantly surprised. I would say the only drawback is the parking was pretty difficult, especially during a weekend. The service was top-notch and the staff were all very pleasant. Overall, a great place to go with groups of 6 or more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    When deciding where to take our kids for dinner we knew Bucca was a great choice. The food is always delicious and we dont have to worry about our kids being too loud. We had a great time and iur kids chowed on pasta and garlic bread. Will be back again soon. Woukd recommend making and RSVP on weekends, luckily i did or would have waited abiut 39 mins.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kids love this place
    lardgalVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our girls had a great time laughing at all the over the top decor. Definetly not a fine dining or foodie spot but you won't leave hungry. Portions are humungous. Service was scripted but attentive and good. My only complaint was that they serve Pepsi, when I was dying for a Diet Coke! So we ordered water instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Big servings
    Carla
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I really didn't want to come back here but my friend celebrated his birthday here so...service is decent and pizzas, both Bianca and Pepperoni were tasty on the salty side. We did have a problem with the Fettucine Alfredo, it didn't have brocolli as described in the menu. We had to request for the free bread becauSe they forgot to serve it to us. The server checked on us once so we had to keep asking her for soda refills from other servers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • CAN'T GO WRONG
    YANKNCA
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere and always great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    QMDebb
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    From the moment we got the Buccas was there for us. They helped us carry our bags. The waitress was very attentive went to the top to make sure we were getting everything we needed. We were there for a birthday and they came with a lit candelabra and sang with us. The manager checked in2 times to make sure we were happy. They were friendly gave us a whole room by our selves their prices were reasonable and the decor is excellent. We were very happy with our experience there and will defenitely return. The only thing I would change is to ask them to open one in our city. Long beach. Thank you Bicca for making our birthday celebration a huge success
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st timers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We heard alot of great things and wanted to see for ourselves. We had kids with us and it wasn't a problem. The music and scenery was fun
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food-annoying waiter
    Italianlovers
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our food was fantastic, however we felt very rushed by our waiter. When a different server gave us our food, the waiter almost appeared instantly and asked us how our food was. We said we hadn't started said. He seemed annoyed and said he would be back in 30 seconds and sure enough he was. When he brought us the check we sat and chatted for about 5 minutes. He arrived and saw we hadn't put our credit card out yet. He said he needed us to give us the payment at that time. We found that odd. We gave him the card. He then came back and told us to sign it and stood over us in an intrusive manner until we signed. We felt very rushed. The waiter's name was Dana.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A special birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The restaurant provided a high standard of service. Very accommodating for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Memorable 50th Birthday
    Nene
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    First of all, the online reservation was very convenient. The private area we were seated was great. It was perfect for my entire family. Saisha was a wonderful and very nice server. Though I already planned what to order before we arrived, I had a changed of heart on one of the pasta dishes on my list. She suggested to go for Linguine Fruitti di Mar and everybody enjoyed it. The new Cavatappi Puglia was delicious as well as the Pizzas. We all had a great time and enjoyed the food so much. The portion was unbelievably big that we all have some take homes:-). Most of my family members that came has never been to Buca di Beppo before. I just introduced them to your food and place; they all loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    funfoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I decided to go here for date night. I was really unimpressed. The food was cold and had been sitting. The service was slow and there was only one big party in the same room with us. Wasn't impressed for a fifty dollar meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Average
    pooka
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was good but nothing spectacular. The tour was interesting and fun. We had to ask for a bigger table as the one we were given wasn't even close to accommodating 7 people. We were never given a wine list even though we were asked about drinks several times. We had very loud people next to us which made it difficult to carry on a conversation at our table within our family. I expected my daughter would get some kind of dessert for her 21st birthday, which her birthday is why is why we came, but never did or was it offered. I was a little disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open Table Reservations are Easy!
    5Busybees
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Reserving a table through open table was fast & easy. Upon arrival at Buca di Beppo, we were greeted with friendly staff who seated us immediately. The service was fast and the food was delicious. I've been to Buca di Beppo restaurants on many occasions and have always enjoyed the experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for groups of family, friends & even for a company party. Buca knows how to turn an ordinary meal into a special event. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and look forward to coming again soon. We will definitely book our reservation online because it made it so easy and there was no need to wait for a table. Open table even sent us a reminder email. It was Awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner went too fast!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    They kept bringing out the next course before we were finished with the prior course. We would have appreciated a slower service, time to enjoy, talk and drink our wine. Instead we felt rushed like we needed to hurry and get out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food
    Slowman
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Buca di Beppo, both at at at Huntington Beach and Pasadena. The food is very well prepared and delicious. Hard to beat for a group even as small as three.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a family
    Bonnie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our party of 6 always enjoy this restaurant. 3 kids range from 8-18 and they are full when we leave. Nice children's menu too. Everyone is happy coming and leaving. Nice family place for any day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza not kid friendly
    Dineout
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were disappointed in the pizza as out son wouldn't eat it and we all agreed it had an odd not kid friendly flavor. We stopped at McDonalds on the way home to get our son dinner. When we asked for a plain cheese pizza that's what we expected. On the other hand the baked ziti was amazing, serving size was definitely ample with leftovers to take home. The Mozzarella bread was a hit, the Ceasar salad seemed to have no dressing and the entry tour was a double thumbs down for the family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lotsa Food
    GMan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Menu has changed since I last visited. No longer offering Gnochi which was a favorite. The portions are large, but you can take home the leftovers if you order too much. All the pictures on the wall give the place an 50s Italian feel. Casual atmosphere. Good for a change of pace or special celebrations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our waiter, I believe his name was Dana was awesome! He made our night memorable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food at a reasonable price
    Artguy
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Service was good, but not exceptional. The food is always good at Buca di Beppo, and the prices are reasonable. Drink prices are also reasonable. The Caesar salad was pretty mundane and not up to par with the pasta dishes. Overall, very good for a chain restaurant, and the large portions are a reason to come back. Buca di Beppo is great for family dining, or dinner with a large group, but too noisy and not intimate enough for a romantic evening. If you're looking for a gourmet experience, I would go elsewhere, but if you're dining with a large group, it's a good fit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is Outstanding!
    foodlovers
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a little hiccup regarding our food coming out. But let me say the food and the apologies from the restraunt made up for it! Highly recommend this place! Great place to bring your kids
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday for Three
    Babaluba
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We celebrated three family members' birthdays (all within five days of each other). This has been a tradition for many years. It's a great place to go to have a good time and enjoy good food. Thank you Buca di Beppo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great family meal
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great family-style meal! Service was a bit on the slow side, but no big deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I wish there were more private rooms for big group party
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    chatovasVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is amazing try the pasta with shrimp, service is excellent, is a two story building like Rome, is very family oriented. Very casual ,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, fun, and food.
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went on a Saturday evening and had a great time. The room was ready with no wait and fun servers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YumE
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was great and the portions were huge. The service was great our server was very attentive. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 281 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Huntington Beach reviews archive.
  • Portions are large
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We've been to Buca several times in the past. The food is decent. It's not "fine dining" Italian but more family style classics. When the menu says 2 people and up, really, it's at least for 4 people. You should consider this otherwise you'll have alot of leftovers or wasted salad (which obviously won't keep after the dressing has been added). The service was okay. The food took a little while on a Saturday night but at least there's bread and oil/vinegar to keep you satisfied.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Family Dinner
    JakesterVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had to drag the kids here, prying the electronics out of their hands and 'forcing' them to go out for dinner. Once we got there, the unique decor (which includes nude statues that brought a lot of giggles) and the fun atmosphere loosened things up. The food was very good. We took some fun family photos - and had an overall great time. Near the end of dinner, the surly 12 year-old that didn't want to leave the house said "I want to come here again" - the ultimate compliment from a pre-teen.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review Buca de Bepos
    OCDiane
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I love this place - it's so much fun. It's not for a romantic dinner though - lots of kids early on - you might want to come later if noise bothers you. The food is very good at this price level and you definitely leave happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We made a reservation for a large party and requested an area with some privacy to celebrate my daughter's graduation. Not only did they give us a private area, but we had almost the whole top floor of the restaurant to ourselves! We ordered the food ahead of time, so it was able to be delivered quickly to the party once we sat down. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, providing great service. At the end of the party, the waitress brought out dessert along with a candelabra with lit candles for my daughter to blow out, and we all sang her a graduation song to finish the celebration with a bang. Overall great service, great timing on the food delivery, very accommodating staff, and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family
    skinneemonkeyVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is one of the best places to share a family style meal. The portions are set up for families of all sizes. The variety of items available to satisfy everyone's pallet is quite vast. The prices are reasonable for the amount of food you are served.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    JodyviVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My daughters favorite place, so for her Bday she wanted to go somewhere, where they sing and make a big deal for your Birthday. Laughed and sang to another table for there birthday, big sunday with candle, so of course all excited for when they bring the big sunday for my daughter, well we ordered it, but it came with no candle and no song. Very sad experience. But all was ok, because we sang happy birthday to her.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Bar
    bcudaman
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We preferred to eat in the bar, low key, great service and no need to shout to be heard!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration!!
    ShonmoniqueVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We celebrated my birthday and it was Awesome!! I loved the song and the candelabra!! I was so full I didn't use my coupon for my free birthday Sundae!!! Who can resist the fresh bread with oil/vinegar, the Apple salad and the abundance of Entrees!! Buca has easily become my families favorite Italian Restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Your prices have risen so much that I don't think I can afford to come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer
    paddlegirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We came here for dinner as a halfway point from Dana Point to The Forum for the Steely Dan concert. We had never been here before. The manager personally greeted us and also found us at our upstairs table later on to ask if we were having a good time. Food was good, atmosphere was fun. Will definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • caligirlVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Bucca is a fun place, good food, and lots of it. Wait service friendly and helpful. Food good, not a fancy place. Good for casual, family dining
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ANDY
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Frenly and Outstanding Service. Food very good and menu easy choise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mmartin
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our first time coming to this restaurant. Julio, our waiter was the best. He was fun to have as our waiter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.